fográin

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fográin or dil.ie/22790

n [f. ?] (a later form of fograinne ?) the cusp or point of a spear or pointed weapon, staff, etc.: tuc F. a da láim ar in caladbolg ┐ rabert béim de ... go ró chomraic a ḟograin ri talmain TBC 6005 (= eograinde St. grinni TBC² 3587 ). tuc C. a da ṡleig ... dó ...; crothais ... co n-arnic a fográin aice fri a n-irlaind TBC 1096 . dar a slind ┐ dar a f.¤ (of a spear) LL 267b17 ( MU² 729 ). sciath righ D. ... fuair fogrāin gaī glais go gēr (: Colmāin) ZCP viii 227 § 8 . luidh foghrain na bacla trena traighidh, Lism. L. 461 (= erlund, Trip. 468.26 . ermited 196.8 . goi, Anecd. iii 41.19 ). The follg. exx. probably represent the same word: tuc slinn na slegi ┐ a forgraín [fograinne, Fr.] re a édan, Acall. 1726 . gur tholl an lamhgai an luireach ... co raibhe forrach fir da foighren tre dhaingen na luirighi MR 286.3 . la fogran na goeti keen blast (?) of the wind Cog. 182.13 . (of a spear:) tecmaid a huilliu no [a] fogran tar suil Cormaic, O'C. 894 ( H 3.18, p. 399 = cor ben a heochair, Laws iii 82z ) cf. 1 fochair; Expuls. ( Rawl. 131b31 , Ériu iii 135 ) has slabrad.

Cf. figrán.