5 fíad

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Forms: fiadha, fiada, féid, féid

n [u,m. ?] honour, respect, reverence , esp. the honour bestowed on a guest according to his rank: fiadh .i. airmitiu do cach fo gradh ┐ dar liumsa issí in comeirge hí: failti do cach hí coitchinni; ise [sin] in dethbir respect paid to each according to rank and methinks it is the rising (before him); `fáilte' (is given) to all in common O'Dav. 875 . Cf. tech i mbí fiadh is fáilte, Ériu xiii 40.11 . ní ḟuarusa f.¤ n-oíged the honour due to a guest TBC 926 . Aisl. MC 23.24 . airm in-nā robai fiadh nā airmhitiu, Ériu ii 136.11 . (the wicked on Doomsday:) ní fuigbet fiadh ná failti iii 30.4 . Fergus mac Rōich | di[a] dtart Meadbh fiadh is onōir `to whom M. gave respect and honour' Móirthimch. Érenn § 4 . g s. ni airmither h ... ar ni litir fiadha , Auraic. 4545 (not a letter of honour, being merely an aspiration?. Or not a present, i.e., visible letter? Cf. 1 fíad). pl. tri fiada co n-anḟiad (i.e. three inhospitable welcomes), Triads 70 . Windisch, Wtb. s.v., sees a petrified d s. of this word in the phr. ar-muinethar (airmitiu) féid ; Ped. ii 80 , takes this féid for locative.