fethgeir

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n a weaver's reed: im feithgeir Laws i 150.6 . Cf. Fathger (Faithgér v.l.) ingen Fighige, Anecd. ii 56.4 . Cf. 4 féth.

féthgrind

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adj i (4 féth ?): carpat f.¤ LU 8670 ( FB 50 ). Cf. c. fidgrind LU 8594 ( FB 45 ). fer feithgrind fial LL 8b14 . ingena Faindle fēithgrind ` spruce ' Met. Dinds. iv 224z (fialgrind v.l.).

1 fethid

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Forms: fiched, foichle

v ī (?) but see Celtica xi 20 .

I Trans.

(a) watches, observes, pays attention to: feith .i. fēg nó cuimnigh, Stowe Gl. 402 . feith latt mark you, attend (as cheville) LL 129b30 ( MacCarthy 208 ). feith lat, Rawl. 165b25 ( ZCP ix 466 ). Cf. feich lat PH 609 . in delb hé nofethi-su, Im. Br. § 49 . ni feith ni acht deicsin in da tarb TBC² 3652 . nofeithed-som a cluichi he kept at the game 515 . tocbaidh in ... fer ... a imcaisi co nem ┐ fethaidh niulla nime TBC 5483 St. feith co glic iat ... co ḟinda cid dogniat LB 138a45 ( Hog. Nenn. 66 ). cia fuach feithes fiacha? Ériu xiii 26.3 . rotfeithset na slóig Alaxandir watched, observed Alex. 647 . ríggein Johain baptaist | masu léir ron-fethis `if thou hast attended diligently' Fél. June 24 (observed ? cf. feithis no ron feithis .i. do thaisgis no do choimhedais, O'Cl.). Cf. also: Irial fāidh fethed gail who used to practise (?) BB 46a42 = fiched LL 127b19 ( MacCarthy 158 ). ? tar fichtighe feithidh, Ériu xiii 29.19 . In : foichle fethim is finna, TFerbe 158 , there may be an imperat. influenced by fethem. In hostile sense: tri Find Emna ... Eocho Feidlech rodosfeith kept an eye on them Met. Dinds. iv 56.195 .

(b) watches over, guards (AR against): tair is feith mé! KMMiscell. 256 § 22 . Apronián ind ḟethid 'Apronianus watches over us' Gorm. Feb. 2 , Ériu xii 203 . na prímfáithe ... feithet me ar rith n-uilc ib. § 27 . go bhfeithear ar cheilg mo chlí `may I guard my heart from guile' Dán Dé xxvii 1 . a Mhíchéil ... romḟeith, A. Ó Dálaigh viii 12 . cethri deich bliadna ... ro ḟeith Nuadu nertríge LL 128a27 = do caith BB 46b37 . Cf. as conn ar ecconn feith, Ériu xiii 33.32 = O'Dav. 827 (feth).

II Intrans.

(a) waits; remains, endures (?), esp. in exx. like the follg.: Cormac, ceithri deich ... rofeith LL 129b21 . ocht certbliadna dec ... rofeith Suibne, Rawl. 163b43 ( Arch. Hib. ii 83 § 13 ). Cf. baí Muri- dach and dia éis ... fialglan fethet ri ré cethri mbliadan fic[h]et LL 181b18 ( Arch. ii 48 § 3 ). In chevilles ? a tri cacha faithchi feith behold! (?) SR 403 . Cf. co fathaib feith, O'Mulc. 537 .

(b) with AR, RE, waits for, expects: feich re fagháil an dá sgél wait to hear both stories O'Gr. Cat. 592 .

Vn. fethem; verb. necess. feiti, q.v.

2 fethid

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Forms: -fáith

v i goes, makes one's way (intrans. or with cogn. acc.) : a lethet, atuaid fa des | dia fethet ... o Riphi ... co dithreib na nEtheopda SR 2646 . fethid triasin ṁbuidin amal atrubramar remaind LL 121a21 ( RC iii 179.12 ), referring to: dodechaid C. triasin ṁb. LL 120b51 . Cf. faidid tresin ṁbudin 121a36 . ō Ēgipt fethit a fōit | fo thuaid cosin Capadōic direct their course Rawl. 78a3 (= LL 135b13 , Proc. RIA ii2 234 ). i nAssia Bic fethit ait | Bethain, Frigia. Lid, Galait, Rawl. 78a28 (= LL 135b38 , Proc. RIA ii 2 238 ). Here perhaps the pret. st. -fáith (see Thurn. Hdbch. § 808 ). Cf. feidid.

fethlach

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adj o-ā (fethal ?): Fintan f.¤ fial (: Echdach), Rawl. 84a3 . As subst.: gel a sethna[ch] ... imman f.¤ fithrech mairc, O'Mulc. 595 .

fethmech

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Forms: Feithmech

adj o-ā (fethem) watchful, heedful, wary: fri sráb ndomuin bad ḟ.¤ , Ériu iii 96 § 8 . in laech cid finn, cidh feithmech (: techthech) ZCP vii 299.1 . Flannacan fial feithmech, Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 34 . Adv.: rotfég co f.¤ atten- tively PH 1134 . gabait co feithmech fuireachuir ica sir- decsain, CCath. 5006 . ro fregair co feithmheach fuirechair iat encountered them warily Ériu iii 166.15 . do ghabhsad go feithmheach furachair agá agallaim ML 76.19 . baoísidhe co feithmheach fuireachair i ffoichill a iondsaighthe `wary ... in readiness against any attack' FM vi 1956.21 . a rím co roḟeithmech `to count them right heedfully' Met. Dinds. iii 384.30 . As npr. m.: Feithmech, Mart. Don. Mar. 16 .

fethmid

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Forms: feith- midh

n i,m. (fethem) a watchman, look-out man: an feith- midh RC x 52.n.14 ( YBL 6b21 ) = fegthaid, text.

fethnaide

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adj io-iā? ag lorgairecht i nÚib f.¤ Floinn, Caithr. Thoirdh. 56.27 .

féthnaigid

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Forms: fosrethaigdir

v i (variant of féthaigid)

I Trans. makes smooth or even: rafethnaigit [na cláir] were planed LL 218b38 ( TTr. 128 ). Of sea, calms: is e Neptuin garbas ┐ fethnaiges i[n] muir, TTebe 2667 . Fig. féthnaig dūinn in mBrethemain, Ir. Lit. 50.6 . Cf. furiud fáth .i. fethnaigthir seoit damsa LL 187b24 = fotsrethnaigter RC xxvi 24 n. 15 . fosrethaigdir, Rawl. 109a39 .

II Intrans. grows smooth or calm: ro fhethnuig in mhuir, Lism.L. 3623 = BNnÉ 98.13 . ro fhéth- naighestar ferg Uí Dh., Hugh Roe² 52.12 (f. 28a) .

féthnugud

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(vn. of prec.) calming, assuaging: f.¤ a ḟergi fri síl nAdaim LB 257a12 . nert ... fethnaigthe fergi Dé ib. 68 .

féthsnas

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x see 4 féth and féthán.