fégain, féchain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fégain, féchain or dil.ie/21450

Forms: féigin, féghan, fēthann, fechana, bhféuchanaibh

(vn. of fégaid, féchaid ; cf. fégad) IGT, Verbs § 93 ; Decl. § 148 . féigin (: éigin), TD 41.18 (this form is proscribed IGT, Verbs § 93 ). féghan (acc.) IGT, Decl. ex. 1202 (scribal error ?). cf. fēthann, ZCP xiii 230.8 .

(a) looking at, beholding, surveying: dogab ag feguin N. ... tresan fuinneóig, IT ii2 139.1 . nar fedsat ... fegain ina agaid ... uair do batar da rigconnill ... ar lasad ... ina chind, Ann. Conn. 1256 § 6 = ALC i 412 . clann do dhénuimh ... le féghuin an eóin eile by (merely) gazing at IGT, Decl. ex. 496 = ... denam ... ar fēgad, ACL iii 238 § 2 . dochuaidh mé óm ḟéagain d'ḟior `I have forsaken the glances of man' TD 1.26 . in ḟechain dobēr-sa forsna heachaib, TBC-LL¹ 1343 St. ticed ... d'fechain a cnedh to inspect 5502 St. atá ailén ar in muir-sea ... tarrasa linde da ḟechain ... Dar mo breithir ám, ar C., issé sin in tres inadh ... narb áil liumsa do ḟeicsin, Acall. 2089 . ní doidelba í ar féchoin `when you have looked on her she is not unlovely' O'Gr. Cat. 385.5 = Studies 1920, 565 . ciodh suarrach ar fhéachain an lot `though apparently slight' TSh. 10452 . dá fhéachain an luaisgfidh an cleite to see whether 1895 . [dlighidh an duine] féachain go cruaidh ar a chosaibh, 2357 . g s. lucht fechana an Essa `those that visit the waterfall' BCC § 134 . pl. ná hanbhfainnigh le na bhféuchanaibh be not dismayed at their looks Ezekiel iii 9 .

(b) facing (an enemy, difficulty, etc.), coping with: is romhithigh é d'ḟéaghain, TD 4.40 (féachain v.l.). mairg dan dán dol dá féaghain, 18.35 .

(c) trying, testing: fromhadh .i. fec[h]ain, Eg. Gl. 632 . dfiondachtain agas dfechain ar gcreidimh `prove and trye' Carswell 112 . `ni thicc dím' ol an inghen. `A fhechain' ol M. just try BNnÉ 296.12 . do smuain Íosa ... fulang a óglaoich d'ḟéuchain , to prove his servant (i.e. Job), Book of O'Conor Don 83a ( DDána p. 139 ).

(d) f.¤ do paying regard to, taking into consideration: dlighidh sé féaghuin da fuil, Dán Dé xxii 5 . co foillsighed se agaidh sochraidh ... do cach ... gan fechain do crúas crabaidh ... da ndenadh se `notwithstanding the rigor of his piety' BCC § 406 . gan fhéachain d'iarmuirt `reckless of consequences' Dán Dé xxv 42 . gan ḟechuin dá chomhaltus, RC xxix 130.22 . gan féachain don ghuasacht, TSh. 585 . gan fhéchuin dó sin nevertheless Desid. p. 12 n . oc f.¤ considering = compared with: is bec in da modh-sa oc fechain in tress mod compared with the third way PH 7331 . acht gid mór do thoit let do sluagaibh in [t]Sabhdain, is bec é ag fechain a fuil aige ina mbetha[i]dh, ZCP vi 58.5 . Cf. curub fliuch in fin ac fechuin lenna duibh, ┐ gurub tirim ac fechuin lenna fuair ` as regards ' Rosa Angl. 88.9 .