focherd

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n f. (cerdd `art, craft' ?) a feat at arms, a cast (of a spear) (?): focheirt C. in sleig n-iarum i ndegaig Fir baith ... `Is beoda do ḟocheird [feocherd LU] indiu, A Ch. !' orse. conid de atā Focherd uada a Murthemniu TBC² 1562 = maith tra in focheird TBC 2193 . Fochaird Muir- t[h]emne, bhaili a nderna Cú Chulainn in foic[h]erd gaiscid ar sluaiged tána b. c., Acall. 2316 . go Fochaird M., bhail i nderna an C. ... an fhoicherd ghaisgidh, Hugh Roe 90.12 (f. 24a) . cathcles cu foceardaib .i. grāin catha cu ceartaib foiche in gae bulga ` subordinate arts ' Todd Nenn., Add. Notes p. xii (< 23 P 3 B, 23 , O'C. 1875 ; cf. O'D. 2208 ). Cf. cealgthar é d'fhoicheardaibh mná 'blandishments' Studies 1949, 466 .