fán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fán or dil.ie/21287

Forms: fain, fanu, fanu, F., fanlige, fanmothair

n o,m. IGT, Decl. § 96 . g s. fain RC xliii 38 § 37 (B. Lism.). a p. fanu LL 187b52 . A slope, declivity, depression, hollow: fan ... i vallis , O'Mulc. 489 . etir fán ┐ ardd both valley and height Ml 140a2 . fo fán `down a slope' Hy v 55 . f.¤ na n-ech, ... f.¤ na fuine `the slope of the horses ... of the cooking' Met. Dinds. iii 24.309 (divisions of a town at fair-time). lind ... Féic ... méraid hi fán rátha ríg, Met. Dinds. ii 10 = LU 4136 . tocbais a lummain ... i fán a dá gualand, Aisl. MC 43.16 . folt ... co f.¤ a chulad nape of the neck LL 266a1 ( MU² 532 ). ar f.¤ na bathaisi the occiput 23 K 42, 417.20 . Fig.: hUí Neill gan righe rurech, acht a mbeith fo fhan echtrand `under the wretched rule of strangers (?)' BNnÉ 305.24 . As adj.: uamnach cech cintach, f.¤ cech aithisech `every reviler is precipitate' Tec. Corm. § 15.19 . pl. i fanu folerbad `into the slopes of death' RC xxvi 28 § 107 (= Rawl. 109b16 ). i fánaib, i réidib, Trip. 216.26 . co ngabad in caithchris sin do o fanaib a arann co hard a formna `from the slopes of his kidneys' (i.e. the loins) CCath. 4685 . i f.¤ laid low, prostrated: dindgnai Herenn ... a mbith i fás ┐ i f.¤ prostrate LL 150a2 . do cuir [in mucc] ... daoine i f.¤ overthrew Fianaig. 54.22 . as mó do cuir meisi hi ffán what chiefly brought me low ZCP x 32.19 . biaidh B. i ffán BNnÉ 307.28 . tuitim i ffan a fall headlong Anecd. ii 40.3 . san bhfán = in imo TSh. 10656 . AR [ = FOR] (I, LE, RE) F.¤ astray, wandering (as a vagrant or exile), cast away, deso- late: fotracbad ar f.¤ thou wast left desolate PRIA iii 546 ( LL 147a5 ). ar f.¤ ┐ ar fiarlaoid, TSh. 2522 . a seoladh ... i bhfán tar tonnaibh Clíodhna, Keat. Poems 60 . dochím ... ruaig ár dtréan re fán our champions driven into exile Hackett xix 26 . Cf. cēn gair cech fān imthēit lēn sooner or later every wandering comes to grief Ériu ix 48 § 23 (= LL 147b45 ). Compds.: With adj. ¤fota longbacked (?) (epithet of a charioteer): ara ... forseng fánfota LU 9274.10232 . With subst.: ¤fid: ré fíodhbhadh fáinḟeadha `a forest of sloping wood' Todd Lect. iv 94.4 . ¤glenn a hollow, dale: etir feda is fánglenna, Met. Dinds. iii 426 . a fedhaib ┐ hi fanglennaib, Dinds. 103 . o gach fáinghlenn diaroile, Buile S. 62.7 . co rainic fanglenn mór bai ind eitermedon an muighe, CCath. 3071 . ás ḟánglentaib na ciach above the hollows (undulations) of the mist TBC 5060 (= ós fántaibh, St). hi ffedhaibh ┐ hi ffáinghlenntoibh FM vi 2342 . ¤lige trough, groove (?): a p. fanlige, gl. valliculas ( Levit. xiv 37 ) Thes. i 1.14 ; 2.34 . ¤mothar: n p. fanmothair Glenna B. `sloping jungles (?)' CCath. 4764 . Cf. fánaid.