Words and Proper Names


Quin (E. G.): Varia: XI. 2. flúirse.
In Ériu 36 (1985), pp. 207–209.
Asseses the various attempts at an etymology of this word (cf. T. F. O’Rahilly, in Ériu 9 (1923), pp. 18-19, T. S. Ó Máille, in Éigse 11/1 (1964), pp. 20-21, R. A. Breatnach, in Éigse 11/3 (1966), p. 159) and adheres to E. Knott's suggestion of a derivation from Engl. pleurisy; also on the borrowing of p- as p- and f-).
Breatnach (R. A.): An focal flúirse fós.
In Éigse 22 (1987), pp. 21–24.
< Engl. fluency, in the phrase fairsinge agus flúirse; vs. E. G. Quin, in Ériu 36 (1985), pp. 207-209. Includes a phonetic transcription of Liobar Mhárthain, a story taken down by the author from Donncha Ó hUallacháin.