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ferthain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ferthain or dil.ie/21763

Forms: fertain, fearthuinn

n i, f. (Mid. Ir. vn. of feraid) IGT, Decl. § 150 . Giving forth, pouring .

(a) in physical sense, pouring, showering (both in intrans. and trans. sense) : .xl. lā ... ro buī in dīliu ic f.¤ , Rawl. 70a13 . ro tindscain in diliu fearthain, BB 21b37 . frassa derga tentide oc f.¤ forro, LU 2185 ( FA 26 ). cith cloicsnechta do ferthain a shower of hail fell RC xviii 297.26 (Tig.). frasa ... foghadh ag fearthain orra, TSh. 6606 . lógh a ḟola d'ḟearthuin the price of shedding his blood TD 32.21 . Hence rain: fertain (gl. pulma = pluvia) Auraic. 4220 . fearthuinn ` rains ' Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 320 ). amail sduaigh nimhi re frais fearthana, TBC-LL¹ 3870 St. cith ferthana, CF 827 . tangadur ... ina ndluim ciach ┐ ina ferthain draīdechta, Ériu viii 24.13 . tic gne fleachaidh ┐ fherthana issin aimsir, Fl. Earls 64.13 . néull fearthanna deighionuidh of the latter rain Proverbs xvi 15 . ní raibhe fearthain nā doinionn re a linn, Keat. i p. 198.4 .

(b) in various fig. senses (see feraid) : d'ḟ.¤ ḟáilti ra Coin Culaind to welcome C., LL 262a26 ( MU² 55 ). ra po chóru damsa fálti d'ferthain fritsu, TBC-LL¹ 3392 . lotar ... d'ferthain ḟáilte fris, PH 535 . oc ferthain oenaig na Samna holding the fair LU 3224 ( SCC 1 ). ita in cath oc a f.¤ indiu the battle is being waged LU 3664 ( SCC 33 ). ic ferthain graffand horse-racing LL 273b12 . d'fert[h]ain comlainn fris, CCath. 5737 . a ferthain cnedhe for a comairce for inflicting a wound Laws iv 234.4 . do fir fertana na cneidhe, iii 368.5 .

See ferad.