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Other Forms FormsFarbhlaidh (modern Gaelic form), Forbhlaith, Forlaith, Ferelith (anglicized form)
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Meaning & History
Gaelic name which meant "overlordship" and "overlord, ruler, sovereign", derived from Old Irish fír
"true" and flaith
"ruler; sovereignty" (compare GORMLAITH
). This was borne by one of the two heiresses of an early 13th-century earl of Atholl in Scotland.