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1 firse

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Forms: firtse, feirtse

n n. (Breatnach, Ériu xxxii 92 ) strength (archaic or poetic word) : firsi .i. nert, ut dicitur : ferr fira firse , Corm. Y 647 . O'Dav. 904 (firrsi). O'Curry 511 (fir firsiu). feirrsi, firsi .i. neart, O'Cl. ferr folud firsiu 'consideration [is] better than force' Contract Law 184 § 51 . conutaing firrsi (.i. rocumdaigistar [sic leg.] nert), Anecd. v 28.1 . firtse, feirtse, ` strength, power, virtue , Lat. virtus' P. O'C. See fersech.

2 firse

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adj .i. eattrom ` light, fickle ' P. O'C. , quot. F[orus] F[ocal] v. 62. Metr. Gl. Ff . has only : `irsi' gach n-éttrom (v.l. sirsi), 74 .