foga

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Forms: fogau, fogu, fagu, foga, fogha, fagha, -dha

n io,m. (fo-gaí) O.Ir. a p. fogau (gl. spicula) Thes. ii 48.7 . fogu (v.l. fagu) ib. 34 . foga 363.2 . In later Mid. Ir. freq. treated in pl. as dental stem: fogha, fagha (n p. ¤, -dha) IGT, Decl. § 2 p. 40 .

A small spear, a javelin, in heroic lit. distinguished from gae and sleg , and generally forming part of a warrior's equip- ment. faga .i. fī-ga .i. drochgaī, Corm. Y 635 . gai fota ... re faga féig fobartach LU 6562 . sleg cóicrind ina láim. foga fogablaigi inna farrad 6298 . Ailill Diabalgái ... is leis dorondad faga ar tus dia beith i fail gai moir, Cóir Anm. 288 . Ferghus Fogha .i. issé [a]rainig foghai la gai mór ar tus 259 . robo imda gái ┐ f.¤ íarna brisiud, TTr.² 1371 . ac seo sleg it laim ... ┐ ac seo fagha fogablach it laim, Acall. 6867 . Ben bodbda ainm na sleige ┐ Deogh bāis ainm ind ḟagha 6876 . ro mebdatar a slegha ┐ a foghadha, CCath. 2126 . dobertaig na fagada bega ... rabai 'na laim, TTebe. 919 . do gab a fhaga ... ina laim ... ┐ tuc urchar do Tid 924 . fetgaire na faga fírgēr LL 243b41 ( TTr. 2009 ). scrédgaire na fagha, CCath. 476 . ro coirighsit a coirrmera ... i suaineamnaiph ... a fogad 5552 . foluaman a bḟagadh, Marco P. 61 . fúair ... aradain olc | ac fagadaib i Fornocht, Met. Dinds. iii 74 . berid lais lan a glaice d'ḟoghadhaib, Aen. 2655 = manus ... iaculis oneravit Virg. Aen. x 868 . ? cona fogtaib BB 494b45 ( IT ii 99.22 = cona ḟochestaib, Alex. 713 , see fogast). meóir ... lúbtha um ḟoghaibh TD 4.30 .