fes(s)acht

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n ā,f. (fessach) expert knowledge or skill: f.¤ righ Connacht ar conuib, f.¤ righ Uladh ar armuib, f.¤ righ Breg ar ecna, Abbot-Gwynn Cat. of Ir. MSS. 210 .

fesaid

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x see fesid.

fes(s)aige

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n ,f. (fessach ?): Mael Sechlainn ... do éc do ḟesaigi `from sorcery ' AU 996 (`by physic given him' Engl. transl. in Clar. xlix ; `arte magica' O'Conor).

féscain

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x see fégsain.

fescomarc

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x see fiscomarc.

1 fescor

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Forms: [ḟ]escuir, fescair, fescor

n o,m. (Lat. vesper,cf. W. gosper, Ped. i 198 : a native word, cognate with W. ucher, Stokes, Arch. iii 284 ).

(a) evening, eventide, vespers: ond fescur maull (gl. a sērā obditā) Sg 183b3 . fescer quasi uesper , Corm. Y 593 . feascor .i. deireadh láoi, O'Cl. hi fescur lathe gemreta LU 6477 . i tosach lai ┐ ... etir ┐ fescur, Ériu xii 142.27 . in f.¤ Sabóti the evening of the Sabbath PH 3449 . la f.¤ (.i. dered laí) 1699 . g s. in huair [ḟ]escuir (= vespertina hora) Lat. L. 52 . fāir maitne [sic leg. ?] nó fescir ... ar cumtubairt in maitin nó fescer, O'Mulc. 491 . gen. of time : cét sléchtain cach fescair every evening Ériu iii 98 § 17 . acc. fescor `at evening ' Hy v 27 . [ba] marb Cáïn ... | fescur i nglind I. at eventide SR 2002 . aurnaigti do chetal fescur `at vespers ' Mon. Tall. § 30 . alaind luadam luades blai | fescur ... LU 3800 ( SC 37 ).

(b) fig. end, wane, decline: conid he sin f.¤ na haessi sin, ar robae matan ┐ f.¤ cacha haessi, Rawl. 70a12 . is he fescur na haessisin (i.e. fr. Abraham to David) 73a50 . fescur aidche, Chron. Pict. 102.12 (quoted Wortk. 227 ). fescar flaithiusa MR 122.4 (cf. 2 fescor). feasgor a ndraoidheacht `the extinction of their magic' Keat. i p. 216 (poem) = f.¤ co nd. Leb. Gab. i 180 . co f.¤ (with neg.) never (cf. chaidchi, choidchi < co haidchi and see KM, Wortk. 227 ) : mani thetarrais issin chētforgam, ni thetarrais co f.¤ LU 5135 .

(c) in poetic style used of a battle (fought at eve ? Cf. similar use of matan) : dā ḟescur Midhe ZCP xiii 374.6 (B. in Scáil), cf. dubadaig ib. 10 . da ḟescur i Saimniu ib. 29 .

2 fescor

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n (same word as prec. ?) separation: feascor .i. dealugud, Lec. Gl. 218 . M. 403 L.

fescorda

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adj io-iā (1 fescor) belonging to the evening, vesper- tinal: edpart matinda ... idpart f.¤ SR 4404 .

fescrigid

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Forms: feiscregenn

v g: i funethar gó .i. i fescrigend gó LL 186b42 = feiscregenn, Rawl. 108b2 (`in which falsehood grows towards evening ' Stokes, RC xxvi 19 n. 3 ).

fésgain

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x see fégsain.

? fesi

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ind cia ainm, ar sé na mna dorala cugib? fesi imcomairc dorinne ann, uair rob i a ingin fein i, Laws i 252.22 ("seems to mean it was a pretence of a question," Plummer, Slips).