frithaire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. frithaire or dil.ie/24422

 

Forms: frithare, fritharib, [f]rithairib

n , f. (aire)

(a) keeping watch against ; a watch, vigil: g s. cacha frithare (gl. vigiliae) Ml. 111a5 . d p. o fritharib (gl. excubiis) BCr. 36c4 . fighell ... .i. f.¤ , Corm. Y 624 . friothaire .i. faire no forchoimhéd, O'Cl. oc frithairi na aidchi watching through the night LU 10754 (= Ériu xii 168 ). f.¤ na hó[i]dchi ... isin rithaire tánaise, LB 29b2 , 4 ( Trip. 484 ). gaibthi frithairi na haidci sin, LU 10763 . denaid f.¤ imalle frim ( Matthew xxvi 38 ) PH 3032 . manach ... diar bo bés fritaire ┐ ernaigthe ... gach noidhce, BNnÉ 296 § 31 . frit[h]airi ō doīnib being noticed by others (?) ZCP iii 450.2 . lucht friothaire sentinels AFM vi 2098.23 . pl. o hirnaigthib ... o [f]rithairib o haīnib vigils Anecd. iii 69.26 . áirem a shóethar ┐ a f.¤ , PH 1655 (cf. in vigiliis multis 2 Cor. xi 27 ). a f.¤ gresach, Lism. L. 2455 .

Of waking the dead : robatar ic frithairi choirp Patraic co cetlaib, Trip. 254.16 (3007) . In concrete sense a sentry: a mocheirge ... feinned ┐ f.¤ , MR 170.9 = mochairrdhi ... feinned f.¤ , YBL 304b40 . Cf. ni bhi friothaire ar nach ffaghthar faill fá dheóidh, AFM vi 1896z (= Hugh Roe 12y ).

(b) watchfulness, care (?) : cf. bar n-eslaine menman ┐ bar f.¤ ic dethitiu in domain do gres, Alex. 913 (= for rithaire, Anecd. v 4x ).