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fuirechras , furachras

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fuirechras , furachras or dil.ie/24878

Forms: furachus

n o, m. abstr. from fuirechair. furachus in Bedell (perp. ?)

(a) watchfulness, vigilance ; cautiousness cen aigsin cen furachrus, SR 5960 . ni ḟuil furechrus ac aen dib, uair ni hegail leo ni, Aen. 2081 . dena faitces ┐ fuirecrus, TBC-LL¹ 1496 St. gan ḟaitches gan ḟuireachrus, Hugh Roe 132.22 (f.36a) .

(b) keeping watch or vigil: airne .i. fuireachras oidhche, O'Cl. gidhbe duine bios re furachras na hoidhchi coideolaidh se sa lā (= qui vigilat noctem ...) O'Gr. Cat. 280.17 . Esp. as an ascetic or religious practice : o tredenus ┐ o urnaigthi ┐ o furechrus, RC xii 326 . cen aitrigi cen fuirecras, Grail 1466 . ag fuireachras, ag guidhe ┐ ag trosgadh (= vigilando) Keat. i p.58 . do mhedughadh a fuirechruis ┐ a duthrachta, BCC § 231 (corresp. to ad orandum intentius suscitetur Reeves Ad. i c.5 ). denaidh furachus keep watch Isaiah xxi 5 .

(c) looking out for, expecting (Bedell) : furachus an drochdhuine the expectation of the wicked Proverbs x 28 ; hence furachus, dóchus, feitheamh, Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 325 ).