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flaithius

Cite this: eDIL s.v. flaithius or dil.ie/22290

Forms: flaithes, —is, —esa, fhlaithis, flaithis, Flaithes, Flaithiusa

n u, o, m. (flaith). flaithes (g s. n p. —is, —esa) IGT, Decl. § 38 .

(a) rule, sovereignty: cach rí gaibés fláithíus , Thes. i 4.25 . baí smacht ┐ recht ┐ degflathius fri a remis la hUltu, LU 10117 . ercraide ind flaithiusa saegulla, PH 4256 . ní sinn ... rotchuir ót' ḟirḟlathius, SR 1730 . fiche bliadan a ḟ.¤ os hErinn, MacCarthy 152 ( LL 127a54 ). do flaithusaibh na righ sin reigns MacCarthy 408 ( BB 49b37 ). isin nomad bliadain do ḟlaitheas Tetosi, Laws i 4.17 . i n-aghaidh ḟlaithis na Rómha (= Romanum imperium) Keat. ii 6204 . forlamhas flaithis, TSh. 7518 . With obj. gen.: ir-rige ┐ i f.¤ mo phopuil ruling my people PH 4031 . flathius Alban is hErend, LL 210b21 . re hardfhlaitheas Éireann, TSh. 5466 .

(b) a kingdom, realm: co n-imthigitis co f.¤ Aggripa , PH 225 . tarfaid dó ... uli flaithiusa in domain, 4872 . ní dhíonaid na dubháilice ... an drong do-ní flaitheas díobh, TSh. 223 . v s. a fhlaithis ... ifrinn! (= gehennalis regio) 6593 .

(c) esp. the kingdom of Heaven, Heaven: i f.¤ Dé, PH 7539 . sealbh fhlaitheasa Dé, TSh. 7233 . flait[h]ius ind alltair ZCP viii 110z . Common in mod. lang. without art. postadha ḟlaithis = the pillars of heaven Job xxvi 11 . pl. na flaithis the heavens Corp. Astron. 2.4 . Eochairsg. 42.13 . flaitheas na bhflaitheas, 1 Kings viii 27 .

As npr. m. Flaithes, MR 290.1 , cf. Flaithiusa, AFM 801 = Flaithnia, AU 805 . perh. for Flaithgus, -a.