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Cite this: eDIL s.v. finna or dil.ie/22141
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: find, find, finnu, finnae, finna, finda, fonnaib

n io, m. also find, o, m. , earlier neut. n s. find ngairit, Corm. Y 242 (= f.¤ gairit, Thr. Ir. Gl. 10.1 ). grend .i. gruaidfinn .i. find ngruaide, Corm. Y 728 . d s. finnu, BDD 38 . LU 4881 . g p. inna finnae , Ml. 72b16 . A hair (of men or animals): gl. pilus Ml. 72b16 . cach finna ásas triána chend, BDD 109 . nothescbad finna fri gaīth, LU 9192 ( FB 91 ). no dedhlaistis finda for usciu, BDD (Y) 128 (finnae U). 137 ( finna YU). dia taraill a lám ... finna a brothirni inn étaig, SR 7644 . cach finda ... dot fhult, MacCongl. 95.21 . g s. i mbun cacha finna , LU 8398 ( FB 27 ). doim ... gu cluim foda, teora boss a bhfot gacha finna dhibh, Marco P. 42 . caille aen-finna `a veil of one thread' Laws v 382.21 Comm. pl. ulcha imlebur ┐ uathad finda liath inne a few grey hairs PH 1968 . do finnaib gabur of goat's hair Hy iv 11 Comm. Coll. hair; fur, fleece: gaimen .i. gaim-finn, is sia a find-side quod [h]ieme occiditur , Corm. Y 242 . moethgilla ... doná ro ás finna nó ulcha, TTr.² 1528 . finna gaisitech forru bristly hair Marco P. 89 . luch ... is sí dergg cona find `a mouse ... red-raw, with its hair on' RC xiii 446.6 . nach bentar a ffionna dibh that they are not shorn (of sheep) BNnÉ 57 § 66 . cia beith do lēithi a ḟinnai however grey his hair may be ZCP iii 34.20 . In ZCP x 347 § 21 : om mullach gom finnuib, leg. fonnaib?

Compds. ¤líath grey-haired: fer farsaid findlíath, LL 267b30 ( MU² 746 ). óclach findliath, Acall. 3487 . folt findlieth, TBC-LL¹ 5476 St. ¤lúasgach: fionnluasgach lí súla i mbí ina condull, Ériu xiii 40.27 ( O'Dav. 1199 ) may belong to this (cited under compds of 1 finn, above). Such compds. as finn-bude, ¤chas, etc. are prob. to be referred to 1 finn, though doubtless often understood of finn `hair.' ¤líath also probably belongs to 1 finn, Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait 81 .