fersech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fersech or dil.ie/21745

adj o-ā strong, forcible (? dexterous is suggested by Plummer, who took it to be derived from fertas spindle): urchar fertsech feramail, TTebe 3300 . ro comfergaid co fersech ┐ co fircruaidh 2517 . rochuir in mē[i]s co fersecha (fersech v.l.) fir-ard uada (of throwing the discus) 2475 . Compar.: fertsecha leis ar ai cantuna ... senchus nad fenchus, O'D. 3 ( H 3.17, c. 2 - 3 ). Cf. firse.