feithmeóir

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n i, m. (fethem) a watchman, guardian, overseer: f.¤ na féile ┐ didneoir na daennachta AU 1348 . degh- ḟeithmheoir na daennachta, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 330.7 . feich- mheoir ágha `one ever on the outlook to discern battle' O'Gr. Cat. 510.13 . Cu Chula[i]nn feithfeoir na Fodla guardian Rel. Celt. ii. 222.29 . do rinne feithmheóir ós cionn a thighe dhe overseer Gen. xxxix 4 .

féithrennach

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Forms: féithreannach

adj o-ā madhlorg féithreannach ` a woodbine (?) handstaff' (sharp-edged ? Cf. féth) Todd Lect. iv 68.10 .

feiti

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Forms: feichte

(verb. necess. of fethid) is to be watched: as feiti tegh ar theinidh, A iv 3, 713 ( Éigse ii 87 = feichte, O'Grady Cat. 405 ).

1 fel

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Forms: feal

adj evil: feal .i. olc, O'Cl. feilfhios .i. droichḟios ib. (cf. felbas). Cf. felghalar fonaidhe IT iii 103 § 196 . feal, in compounds, ` wicked, felonious ...' as feilghníomh, P. O'C. Perhaps abstracted from compds. of fell, q.v.

2 fel

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n poetry, science: a [ní is] feal laisin filidh, is seis no foircetal isin ngnathbérla ; cona de ata fealmac ┐ feallsub, Laws iv 358.4 . fel .i. ái, Corm. Y 599 . O'Dav. 880 . f.¤ .i. foglaim, O'C. 571 (< H 3.18, 285 ). file .i. fel-sai, sai fhog- lama, Auraic. 3310 . feal .i. eigse ` science ' P. O'C. Perh. an abstraction fr. words like felmac, fellsub, cf. first cit. above. Cf. further : mac Eladain ḟelgaīth (: Delbaeth), Lec. 54bx ( ZCP x 128.37 ). ni fhuil sencus senndaoine | nó 'na fealdaoinibh [leg. na f.¤-daoine ?] occa `learned men' BNnÉ 145.28 . felchainti [fealcainti v.l.] fir IT iii 81 § 59 (or = 1 fell EIS 256 ). Compd. f.¤gním poetic feat (?): uair nachco feilgnīm iar fuin senchus de[i]grīg in domuin 'for the history of the goodly kings of the world is no decadent poetic feat', ÉC vi 258 § 1 .

felaid

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Forms: ron- feladar, —felathar, felsus

v shelters, protects: subj. pres. dep. macc Maire ron- feladar (—felathar v.l.) Hy i 1 (with gl. : .i. ronfialadar .i. dorata a fial torund diar [n]ditin). mac Maire ronfela RC xxvi 162.17 . pret. (with suff. pron.) Cruachu ... felsus Crimthann protected it (?) Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17.12 = Rawl. 116c21 .

Cf. filsit.

felbas

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x see felmas.

felc

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adj dry, brittle (?) : f.¤ .i. bunc[h]ar n-airbed, inde dicitur : forrollatar finnairbed f.¤ fill, Corm. Y 581 (`horses leaped over butts of white stakes' Stokes, Corm. Tr. 71 ). forualatar findairbi filc fill .i. ro comlingestar ... na heich ar in ḟinnairbi ┐ sí seacda; filc seacda da réir sin, O'Dav. 819 .

felchaid

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fealchaidh 'guileful, deceitful' P. O'C. fealchaidhe 'a knave' ib. cf. bud fealchaide slicht na saoidhedh, Laud 615 p. 139 .

fele, féle

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n poetry, science; a poet: féle .i. écsi no éceis, Thr. Ir. Gl. 20 = fele .i. ecess, Corm. Y 599 . O'Dav. 877 (ecas). file .i. f.¤ ai, Auraic. 3308 . Perhaps an invention, cf. 2 fel.

féle

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Forms: féle, féle

n ,f. (2 fíal).

(a) modesty, sense of decorum or propriety ; in Corm. Y 983 distinguished as an inherent quality from `náire' = transitory emotion : nāre ... .i. in ruidiud tic isin gruaid ... fēile immorro ainm don einech bunaid; derived fr. Lat. velare, ib. 626 . fēle .i. a velo [sic leg.] .i. amal doeim in fial sic ind fēile, O'Mulc. 508 : n s. féle (gl. honestas) Sg 26a13 . (gl. pudicitia) 50b21 . féile et genas Wb 28b11 . g s. féle (gl. verecundiae) Ml 15a14 . a tlás, a fos, a féile (characteristics of a good woman) ZCP viii 112.27 . adbath in ingen do feli ┐ do nairi (when she had been lam- pooned) RC xxiv 278 § 15 . rohéige in ben ... roscar fri féle firthind SR 3216 (of the wife of Potiphar). ferad cach a neimele ... fri ar Coimdid co ṅgelḟéle 8075 . fēili is bochta co mbāine (: léire) ZCP vi 264 § 9 . cedmuintera fialadh (= fiala) na tiagat co cele atarruch. ite mna annsin conoat a fele, O'C. 848 (< H 3.18, 385b ). cethri srotha déc éicsi ... .i. fele ┐ innruccus, etc. LL 30d31 ; cf. feile dano indracus nosditne an file, Auraic. 3309 . romaid cnómaidm da cride ... ar ḟéile ┐ náre TBC 4583 = atbail ar [a] ḟeili sin from the shame of it TBC² 2928 . follogod féile ` forgetfulness of honour ' CRR 38 .

(b) that which causes shame, nakedness, pudenda: ar scath a féile ... tucsat duilli na fiche SR 1359 . in ben dia claite derc ... co ticeth dar a feili (i.e. up to her waist) Cáin Ad. § 2 . ar n[á] aictís féli a n-athar (of sons of Noah) LU 118 . conḟacca a feli uli LB 242b53 . ní chuingem édaige...do dín ar ḟéli Alex. 889 . Cf. Ériu vii 142.33 ; 144.31 .

(c) generosity, liberality: dechenbor dó for féile fledaib 'ten at feasts of hospitality', UR 104 § 5 . fiannus, feile, forsinge, Ériu viii 68.33 . tech Meic ind Óc... | rígda fót fri féle find LU 4126 = Met. Dinds. ii 10 . fuilted féle `increase of hospitality' Thes. ii 295.2 ( SP v 1 ). tossach féli forsinge LL 345b25 . Anecd. iii 16 . tealach feile, Ériu ii 186.18 . ZCP viii 102 (teallach). nochar taisced peinginn ... | do chisti ag C. | acht a bronnud da gach neoch | ar ḟēile ┐ ar enech ZCP vii 304 § 15 . fecht féle, see fecht I (a). firt féli `a miracle of generosity' RC viii 48.20 . do riachtatar a da rosc don ríg ar firt feile, Dinds. 64 . tria firta na feile, Ériu ii 186.19 = tria firt fele ZCP viii 102x . Eochaid na fert féile, Met. Dinds. iii 344.85 . Coirpre ... cenn féli Laighen FM ii 686.3 . féile (opp. to sainnt `covetousness' and defined as: fonn deaghordaighthe neith do thabhairt uaid generosity tem- pered by judgment) Parrth. Anma 240.11 = Luc. Fid. 154.9 . Personified : fuair an ḟéile léan 'na dheoidh sin, Feiritéir 235 .

In concrete sense, a generous bestowal: lasin féli daroni in rí .i. a oenṡúil do thabairt do chind a enig RC viii 48.20 .