3 féth

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Forms: féth, féith, feid, féith, f.

n m.? (see Ped. ii 628 . O'Rahilly, Measgra D. ii 251 , would identify it with 5 féth) n s. féth Ml 125d11 . féith 126a2 ; 4 . feid 108d5 . d s. féith 126a4 . calm, stillness, esp. at sea (cf. 3 féith): gl. quies Ml 126a2 . tranquillitas 108d5 . féith .i. cíunas, O'Cl. arna té .i. féith forsna muire Ml 125a4 . int imram isind féith 126a1 . is trummu foraib som imram isind féith quam techt la reith choir gaithe ib. 5 . ní assu ... imra[m] isind roféith (ro eeth MS.; leg. drochféith?) dia combuch oc ind imram quam tempestas saeua 126a7 . f.¤ (oppd. to `anfud') Hy iv pref . for anfuth ... no for feth, Laws iii 212.6 . co n-acind ... feth na fairrge ZCP v 496 § 1 . tic feith ciuin forsin fairgi, Aen. 266 . tic feth forsin fairge ┐ do íslig in muir SG 346.9 . iar fegad in mara im ḟ.¤ ┐ im ḟostacht LL 230b12 ( TTr. 982 ). (as pred.) ba feth dam in muir RC x 84.9 . In moral sense quietness, tranquillity ; here perhaps: foirbthi, feidli, feth cen chel SR 4857 . dorig- set sét ... dar cach fich fri feth (: Amaléch) 4075 (= without disturbance?). in tan tra tainic feth mar do Grecaib iar togail na Troi BB 445a13 . Cf. for A. ... | mo bennacht co meth | a clanna ... | nir scarait re feth, Anecd. ii 32 (cf. 5 féth). Compds. ¤chiúin calm and still: ba feith-chiuin an oidhche, Fl.Earls 8.14 . ¤chiúine ,f. a dead calm: do bertis ... ainuthen aran occian ar lar na feit[h]ciuine, CCath. 3925 . ¤fairrge a calm sea: meidightir ... fri seol primh- luingi uas fhethfhairrgi, Lism.L. 3184 .

4 féth

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n gender doubtful. Possibly same word as 5 féth. Of craftsman's work, smoothness, finish, polish? Cf. faithche .i. fēth-chaí .i. conair iarna fēthughad .i. iarna rēidhiughadh, Corm. Y 628 . condenad a f.¤ ┐ a snass ┐ a slemnugud (of stakes of holly = to make them even ?) TBC 1410 (fethugud St). ní hécen f.¤ dar fudbu de 158 (i.e. difficulties need not be glossed over; a proverb ?). G. [h]astas faciebat fri teora gressa ┐ ba feth in gres dédenach; dogníth ... L. soer [na crunda] fri teora snassa ┐ ba feth [feith, Sec. Battle of Moytura RC xii 94.1 ] in tsnas dédenach the last chip put the finish on them (?) Bodl. Corm. s.v. nescoit = Corm. Y 975 . ni rocindsead a feth nach a lighdhath [gús anocht], Anecd. ii 7 (of a bronze palisade = they could not give it the finishing polish and colour ?). (etym. of nemed :) nem-aodh la cerda ┐ goibniu, ar issed dobeir nemhtenchus doib in feith doberat tre aed [.i.] tre tine, O'Mulc. 830g . nem-mod la saoruib ... niamfeith, ar ised dobeir nemtenchas doib, ind feth doniat tre nēim 830h (both exx. apparently mean that a craftsman's status is determined by the finish of his work. Cf. dlegar do cach feth i nemhedh, Ir. Texts iv 21 § 22 ). fethgeir .i. dobheir feith ger ar in fige no fid gér dobeir feth ar in fighe, Laws i 152.13 Comm. (= it makes the wool even ?). Cf. feith .i. faebar, Lec. Gl. M 97 . See also 1 féth (f.¤ fithnaisi). Used as adj. = smooth, finished (?) ; superl.: fethim saire no fedem .i. onn `smoothest of work' (kenning on the ash-tree or letter o) Auraic. 5651 = foillem, Anecd. iii 44 ; text doubtful. Compds. ¤chrann: cona fet[h]crannaibh snasta slemnaigti `even ... shafts' (of arrows) CCath. 5462 .

¤snas: féthán féths[h]nais, Aisl. MC 93.10 (see féthán and fithnais). Cf. also: go bfiodh- bhacaibh féthshnoightibh smoothed or polished bows Hugh Roe 72.8 (f. 19a) .

5 féth

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n u,m. (? Cf. 4 féth, and note on W. gweith, drygweith, Ifor Williams, Pedeir Keinc p. 181 ff ) of physical condition, sleekness, a healthy or flourishing appearance, and in wider sense looks, appearance (of health or the reverse). Here perhaps: feth .i. slemain, ut est a trede domiter cach agaid, feth, cruth, coitti. feth .i. im slemne, by three things every face [structure, reading aicde ?] is estimated; smoothness, form, hardness O'Dav. 1004 . cethracha bliadna ... | fo ḟeth cen galar, cen chath | co ragaib in Seth sílad SR 2015 . conda tanic a sult ┐ a feth LU 10639 (= Ériu xii 156.4 ). molt .i. mó ... a sult .i. a feith, Corm. Y 924 (= féth H 3.18 ) meth .i. mo a feith (féth H 3.18 ) 925 . Ni f.¤ laíg lilicca lacht- mair ... latt ... acht is f.¤ meic mialtromma, Aisl. MC 93.17 . is olc in féthán féthsnais fil for h'agaid ... is f.¤ galair ib. 10 . rathaigit ... degfheth in chleirig, Fél. 146.27 . sonus ┐ degḟéth ... d'ḟir th'inaid do gres LB 236b51 = deggnáe, Fél. 146.32 . olc f.¤ fil fort LL 117b36 = Ir. Texts i 33.25 . indas bud chóir doib aíne do denum .i. co na rothadbatis gné ... drochfétha forru PH 8357 ( Matt. vi 16 ).

6 féth, feth

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n gender and quantity doubtful. Art, know- ledge, technical skill? fithithair .i. feth-athair ... no athair na feide na helathan, Laws ii 348.16 Comm. do fithidir .i. ... d'aithir na fetha na healadan 288.27 Comm . fithir .i. fethathair .i. athair in fetha, in foircedail no athair na fege, na heladna, O'Don. 597 (< H 3.17, c. 451 ). féth .i. aoi no ealadha, O'Cl. féith (feth, feidh v.l.) ar eladhain, Met. Gl. D 50 . Cf. tene feth (.i. loscud inna aī .i. focol- co n-imdergad in sin) RC xxvi 20 § 42 ( Rawl. 108b ). go ro marb menn ... rodṁberb fo ḟeth do lubaib SR 2846 (dressed it skilfully with herbs? A rime with moeth seems intended). See 4 féth (perhaps same word). In: cacha faithchi feith SR 403 (: anfortaich). co fathaib feith, O'Mulc. 537 , we may have a part of fethid.

fethach

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adj o-ā (-é- ? Cf. 6 féth ?) possessing art or learning ? caur f.¤ .i. am coir ic fethugud ai, Rawl. 108b33 ( RC xxvi 20 § 49 ; cur feithech .i. im coir ag feithugud ... YBL 244b32 ).

? féthach

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adj (4 féth) (of agate) smooth, shiny (?): aigid fhethach aice ┐ delb rig maisech uirre, Celtica ii 71.44 . But perh. = féithech.

féthaide

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Forms: fethaide, feithendai, fethaidib, féthanaib

adj io-iā (4 féth ?): carpat fidgrind féthaidi LU 8594 . fethaide 8633 ( FB 45 [ = feithendai, Eg.], 47 ). Cf. c. féth- grind fethaine LU 8671 ( FB 49 = fidgrind feithide, Eg.). As subst.: clodib ōrduirn co fethaidib airget ` inlayings (?)' RC xii 60.18 ; leg. féthanaib? See féthan.

? fethaige

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Forms: fethaigthe

n ,f. (cf. fethach) knowledge, science: fithithair .i. ... aithair ḟethaigi in ae in ḟorcetail, Laws ii 348.15 Comm. (`who guards' trans., as if fethaigthe, gen. of a vn.).

féthaigid

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v g (3 féth) makes smooth or calm (lit. and fig. ) : fetigim (gl. sedo), Thes. ii 42.6 . feithig, a Christ, an muir ! BCC § 222 . (depon.) airicht fodesin ... suitengtaidh nodo- fethaigthear ZCP xii 360.12 .

féthaigthe

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(part. of féthaigid) smoothened, calm: lan ler fethaigthi IT iii 22 § 66 . 98 § 161 , Bruchst. i § 133 , where Meyer prints féthaigthe, for consonance.

fethal

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Forms: f., fethail

n o,m. acc. to Vendryes, RC xxix 204 `that which indicates' (√ uet- ` declare '), hence

(a) a characteristic badge or emblem (of office or class), insignia (used both of dress and ornaments): e fethol .i. a n-étach sacaird (gl. ephoth) Tur 87 . f.¤ līnda imbi (of a herald) TBC² 1112 . f.¤ maith an airdrigh tar cend a tuaithi (gl. on: sēt cacha mārflatha, as a pledge), Laws v 244.22 Comm. f.¤ connduala (distinctive appurtenance of a chief's wife) 384.24 ; expld. by: fethal comdala ... nó ... eccusc comduala .i. in merge no in brat sída no in rinde, O'Dav. 992 , but see next ex.

(b) a device or ornament on a shield: sceith co fethul chon- duala LL 248b3 ( TBFr. 39 ). sce[i]th co fethluib conndualae ┐ con n-imlib findruini IT iii 239.139 .

(c) a halidom , an object regarded as sacred, and sometimes used for swearing on; in Christian lit. esp. of the appurtenances of Divine service . f.¤ .i. cumdach comartha nó minn, ut est imdénatsom la fethla `f.¤ i.e. a shrine or mark, or relic, ut est, they prove with relics' O'Dav. 899 . fetal cach cumtach, Trans. Phil. Soc. 1859, 209 . cūic prīmfethail cecha ec(ol)sa ... bachall ┐ menistir ┐ cros ┐ cloc ┐ catur (.i. soiscela), Trip. xxi . soire ecalsi Dé ... cona fethlaib, Cáin Ad. 34 . sechip f.¤ foa tosar a ndubethech any emblem on which a down- right perjury is sworn Ériu vii 156 § 15 . f.¤ na feart (of a bell), Fen. 236.18 . le cois na ffethal ffertach with the wonder-working insignia (of St. Maedóc's hali- doms) BNnÉ 246.10 . is deside rocumtaigit scrína ┐ [ḟ]ethla náem hErenn LL 274a7 . scrín Mancháin do cumhdach ... feibh as deach ro cumhdaighedh feathal a nErinn FM ii 1156.13 . crand do chor a fethlaib `casting lots out of reliquaries' IT iii 192.5 (= chalices ? Cf. dobertar na crunna i cailech for altōir, Cáin Ad. 46 ). Of pagan halidoms used in attestation : etag ┐ iath anmann fethal la gentiu, ut dicitur: dar an iath-sae ..., O'Mulc. 469 . Fig. of a person: ba he ... an f.¤ coisrecctha an righ nemdha dognídh sídh ... eter Dia ┐ duine (of St. Barre) BNnÉ 20.22 (cf. Lism.L. 2463 where same expression is used of Senán and the word f. is glossed `mincúis'). f.¤ co faebraighi (of Christ) ZCP viii 203.26 . cartait glonn fri f.¤ find FM ii 590.10 (poem), where f.¤ seems to refer to the bishop Mael Maedoc.

(d) a valuable drinking-horn or cup (B. na f. ? Cf. IT iii 192.5 above) : f.¤ .i. corn cumdaigh argoid, Corm. Y 653 . O'Cl. (feathal). is he f.¤ luigid (= luigi ?) sil Eogain .i. bernan Emin, Ir. Texts iii 2.11 (probably a bell, see bernán). na tri feathla is deach do boi a nEalga ZCP viii 103.1 (B. na f.) = na tri cuirn, Ériu ii 186.19 . Cf. f.¤ .i. comdus (= comadas ?) ind dail, O'Mulc. 596 = Phil. Soc. 1859, 209 .

(e) distinctive shape or appearance, aspect, likeness: feuthal .i. eugasg, Corm. Y 669 . feathal .i. éccosc no cuma, O'Cl. gó go ffeathol ffior ┐ fior go bḟethal ngua, Ériu xiii 14.20 . f.¤ ferda TBC 5741 . fethol chuid Ailline RC xiii 222.43 (B. na f.) = delb cinn A., MS. Mat. 473 . biaid i fethol cech míl he will assume the form of every animal Im. Br. § 53 . cidh deghnie drochfethol? ol sé `what makes thee look so ill ?' RC xii 64.15 (leg. -féth; -ol being due to dittography ? Cf. 5 féth). finnḟethal frestal `attendance of bright appearance' (of angels) ACC 22 ( RC xx 166 ). Cf. also: Foibne, feochair in f.¤ 'fierce of feature' Met. Dinds. iv 86y . goiridh Sesar Cruithnigh .i. picti, do Brethnuibh do cuiredh aighidh fedil do bhód ┐ do bhadar orra (= Caesar calls the Britons picti because they tattooed their faces with woad and madder) 24 N 2, 162 = Todd, Nenn. vi 4 (Dubháltach Mac Fir Bhisigh). If `fedil' = fethail (or fethal, g p.) it applies to the figures of animals, etc., mentioned in the previous sentence.