fégmais

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x see écmais.

fégsain, féc(h)sain

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Forms: -g-

n also with -sg- etc. and with slender -g- etc., IGT, Verbs. 93 . By-forms of fégad, q.v. See also déchsain, RIA Dict. Fasc. i. The forms seem to have developed from a contamination of déicsiu with fégad.

(a) viewing, scanning: do dul arís d'ḟésgain Eamna | ésgaidh san mís Eabra ind IGT, Verbs ex. 873 .

(b) appearance, view: do ceithri fechsanuibh in duine = de quadruplici visione Instructio 120.5 . ona fechsanaibh dhiadha = divinis uisitationibus 194.23 .

(c) trying, testing: eadamar is dom ḟéasgain | mo bhuar mo ghroigh ghnímh- éasgaidh | rugais ... uaim, DDána 46.25 .

fégthaid

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Forms: fegthaid, dercthaid

n i,m. a watchman: in fegthaid LU 1876 ( RC x 52 ) = in dercthaid LU 1874 .

1 feib

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n f. life, life-period (?) : feibh .i. saegal, Stowe Gl. 404 . feibh .i. sáoghal fada, O'Cl. co feib .i. co saegul, Fél. Jan. 3 LB. Possibly in follg. exx. : feib na reë fega lat consider the periods of the moon (?) Arch. iii 314 § 23 . maccan berair ria n-a ré | ni fintar feib ara mbé LL 374c25 . airm i finntar f.¤ ┐ reimes cach duine, CCath. 4222 ; but these may belong to feb (b), the acc. form being used for nom., and prob. the glosses above are due to particular applications of the word.

2 feib

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x (conj.) : see feb.

feicáil

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(vn. of feic- faic-, late stem from O.-Ir. ad-cí, -acci). gan nech da feicail, Acall. 6090 (faicsin v.l.). millfet sa tusa nach fá hail let māthair ... t'feicail 6413 . ac feicail inn inaid a ṁbíth F. 6534 . ? dimbúaid do ríg cóicid farsin mbith a ḟacciáil i mmaidm, LL iv 23118 . Cf. feicsin.

féice, féic

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Forms: féice, fhéige

n (a) a ridge-pole, roof-tree, also the top or roof of a house (whether viewed from within or without) :

(1 ) féige .i. mullach tighe no dúnaidh, O'Cl. feice tige quasi fege quia praestat lucem domui , O'Mulc. 504 . feici ... iarsindi imfuilnges soillsi dond tegh, Cormac Y 664 . But some of the follg. exx. seem to indicate that the gloss was suggested rather by the opening or roof-window common in ancient Irish houses. isi ochtach (.i. fegi) in tigi atai tuitfeas it cend YBL 172a20 . rogab teine a féice in tighi (`the roof- tree took fire' SG ii 217 ), Acall. 4797 . dá tairnad snáthat a féci for airlár from roof to floor MU² 232 ( LL 263b16 ). dring risin tech ┐ ling dar féice in tige (i.e. through the roof- opening) RC xiii 60.15 . torchair féige an tighe ... for lár, Mart. Don. Sept. 12 . rothuit fécce an tighe hi ccenn Mag- nusa FM iii 312.5 (= airrgi, Ann. Conn. 1244 § 5 . airrghe ALC). ro díubraic ró n-urchair de [chloich] co ruc ... in féice tar sonnaigib in baile amach, Acall. 4803 . g s. Ard féice 4804 = A. féigi 4808 .

(2 ) stiall arcapar ... cach teach bai isinn indsi ... o ḟeic co feic imonn indsi uili, Anecd. i 1.6 . lingis ... i féic in rigthige suas ... ┐ saidis forsin taig ba nessa dó (i.e. leaped from the floor through the roof-opening and thence to the next house) Aisl. MC 195.5 .

(b) a top, summit in general : (a) co tarla feci in dorais i mullach a chind lintel LB 128a8 (of Samson, paraphr. of Judges xvi 30 ). feicce an croinn BNnÉ 324.18 (uachtar v.l.). a bféigibh fiodh in tree-tops Rel. Celt. ii 228.25 . féige orchradhach gach áir (of a hill, scene of a battle) TD 4.34 . feigi na firmaimindti, TTebe 1283 .

(c) fig. highest point, acme :

(1 ) féige nó fíormhullach flaithis an tsaoghail, TSh. 5948 . an díomas [sic leg.] ... is é féin féige na locht, Dán Dé xxxi 35 . Of persons : rob é ... féicce heinicch na hErenn, Ériu ix 178 § 13 . fecce enigh ┐ ghais- ccidh Gaoidheal FM iii 438.5 . feigi ḟeile ┐ ḟairsinge na Midhe AU ii 532.9 . v s. a fhéige naomh nimhe (to St. Patrick) Dán Dé xii 9 .

(2 ) a féic ┐ a huachtur in domain .i. asin Roim, CCath. 372 .

feiched

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n see fichud.

feicsin

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x (by-form of faicsin, q.v.): is sé sin in tres inadh ... narb áil liumsa do ḟ.¤ , Acall. 2091 .

feid

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x .i. dliged, Lec. Gl. 43 = feith .i. doilig M 83 . Stowe Gl. 394 . Cf. féid.

féid

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x see airmitiu, airmitnech, ar-muinethar, and 5 fíad.