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fidbocc

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Forms: —aicc, fidbocc, fidboc, fidbaicc, idbuoc, fidboicc, ḟidbaicc, fiodhbhaic, ḟidbaco

n o, m., but d s. —aicc occurs (fid + bac `hook, angle' ?) n s. fidbocc , Sg. 107b1 , 2 . fidboc, Ml. 99d1 . g s. fidbaicc, Thes. ii 8.39 . d s. ond idbuoc (= ḟidbucc) 48.7 (Philarg. Ecl. x 59 ); but: asind fidboicc , Ml. 80b6 . asind ḟidbaicc , Rawl. 81a55 . Lit. `a wood-bow ,' hence

(a) an archer's bow: gl. arcus Sg. 107b1 ; 2 . Ml. 80b6 . cornu (= bow ) Thes. ii 48.7 . nostrochlann saigit asind ḟidbaicc, Rawl. 81a55 = nostrochaill saighit i fidbacc, YBL 127b12 . co n-urchur saigte a fidhbac, Marco P. 123 . rodibraic saigid a fidbaic ibraide, TTebe 2582 . [dairt] ag fágbháil a fiodhbhaic , DDána 78.2 . pl. tairthit a ḟidbaco they grasp their bows Aen. 1127 . frais ... do ṡaighdibh a fidhbacaibh, CCath. 1280 . fidhbhaca cona saighetbolccaibh AFM vi 1978.2 . Of a staff (?): sámaigfet mo fhidbocc isin nem, .i. tuag nimi 'I will set my staff in the heavens, i.e. the rainbow', Sex Aet. 73 § 23 .

(b) a rainbow Inferred from Sex Aet.​ 73 § 23 (see (a) above): fithbacc .i. stuag nime, Lec. Gl. 321 = fidhbac, Stowe Gl. 367 .