fíar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fíar or dil.ie/21958

Forms: fíar, fíargha, fiarlann, [ḟ]iairthesgaid

adj o-ā crooked, bent, curving: luirgni fiara fochama BB 265a63 ( SG 328 ). do thulaib a lurgan bfiar foc[h]amm FB 37 Eg. fannchosa fiara, TSh. 2559 . treabh ... na ccorn ffiar of curved drinking-horns Arch. iii 305 § 2 . a Phádruig na mbachal fiar, Oss. vi 130.21 . sreabh f.¤ winding TD 10.33 . na bfedh bfiar `the bending (i.e. produce-laden) woods' O'Gr. Cat. 408.15 ( TD 9.42 ). cf. mas f.¤ as ḟerr an ḟidhbadh IGT, Decl. ex. 546 . Toirdhealbhach dá bhf.¤ fiodh (vb. ?) TD 7.46 . clár f.¤ `winding' (of a plain ; undulat- ing ?) ITS v 40.14 . Of hair, curling, wavy: folt ... fáinneach f.¤ , Ériu v 64.3 . ar bharr na bhfáinneadh bhfíar IGT, Decl. ex. 126 . dod' bharr chruinnfhiar, Studies 1924, 243 . Compar. an ór-fhuilt is féire fíghe of most curly web Keat. Poems 96 . As subst. : dírghe i ndiaidh, fíar [sic leg.] i bhfedhuibh, Cl. AB 89.71 . i n-agid a f.¤ ┐ a fadb their bends and knots (of branches) TBC 1409 . Adv. f.¤ is tarnsna (= tarsna) théid ma long from side to side O'Gr. Cat. 336.8 . mera na lam imon sroin. co f.¤ athwart Auraic. 5788 . Fig. fír in foras is ni f.¤ false Ériu x 79 § 34 . : Of a treacherous steed (metaph. of the body): each as ḟainne is as ḟéire, Aithd. D. 91.3 . ? iarna guin co f.¤ i fat `after he was foully slain' Met. Dinds. iii 228.47 . gan f.¤ gan fuasnadh, Keat. Poems 1409 . Compds. With subst. : ¤ga a curved spear: fíargha IGT, Introd. § 83 . ¤lann a curved blade: rofoibred na fiarlanna, Ériu viii 44.17 . g p. fiarlann 48.10 . Fianaig. 90.15 . ¤lúbgail, na bratacha for f. flags undulating (in the breeze) CCath. 5435 . ¤slat : drem nachat fiarshlata `crooked saplings' i.e. degenerate scions SG 353.14 . ¤slicht cross-track: d'fíair- shliocht gacha hiomuire RC xi 25.35 . ¤tharraing : féith- sined a bhḟéith aga bhfiartharraig contorting MR 256.20 . ¤tharsna thwartwise, diagonal: treated as subst. in phr. dar f. (with gen.) athwart, across: dar fíartharsna in dúnaid TBC² 1788 . TBC 2449 . 1927 . RC xiv 424.12 . As advb. : telgis uada é ... fiartarsna in longphuirt TBC 2251 . tig assaidhe f. na ccríoch FM v 1734.17 . gabhais seacha f. Maighe hA., Hugh Roe 84.21 (f. 22b) . Absol. ro impo f. ` obliquely ' Cog. 194.25 . co ngabtais co forscailti fiartarstna ... for cach leth (of bars on the outside of a shield), CCath. 5322 . As attrib. : fá fíartharrsna na ferchrēchta tucatar ar corpaib a chéle ` intersecting ' Fianaig. 94.5 . crechta ... fiartarsna mora tairis ` transverse ' CCath. 4191 . ¤tharst- nan cross-piece, thwart (?) : fiartarstnana ōrda ┐ airg[d]idhe (of bars fixed vertically along a belt), CCath. 5232 . With adj. : ¤chamm bent and crooked: dā coiss ... fiarcamma, CCath. 4033 . ¤chas bent and twisted: (of a person) atāim ... feosach fíarchas bent, contorted Keat. Poems 514 . ¤chlan- nach curling and abundant (?) : folt f. ZCP i 127.24 . With vb. : ¤thescaid cuts across, transversely: pret. pass. pl. ro [ḟ]iairthesgaid na fulta, Ériu viii 48.9 . With part. : ¤gerrtha : foirbhfir fiairghearrtha mangled TSh. 6612 . ¤letarthe mangled: na firu ... fiarletarthi TTebe 1907 . Cf. fíarletartadh na fíarlann ar formnaib na feróglach ` transverse smiting ' Fianaig. 90.15 .