fidchell

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Forms: fithchell, fichell, fidchille, fichille, fithchille, fichli, fichle, fitchle, fithli, fidchella, fidcilla, fidchell, fidcella, f.

n ā,f. (fid + ciall `wood-intelligence' Ped. ii 3 [cf. Corm. Y 607 ], W. gwyddbwyll) spelt fithchell LU 10806 , IGT, Decl. § 12 . fichell, Acall. 7795 , 7816 ; g s. fidchille LU 4859 , 8804 . fichille FB 37 Eg. na fithchille IGT, Decl. ex. 522 . na fichli (incorrect) 523 . fichle Acall. 7799 . fitchle ZCP vi 47.13 . fithli 44.17 . n p. fidchella; fidcilla ZCP x 307.15 .

A game played for a stake with two sets of figures on a square board divided into black and white squares (usually rendered ` chess ,' but the rules are un- known): is cethrachair ... ind fitchill, ┐ it dīrge a tīthe ┐ find ┐ dub fuirre ┐ i[s] sainmuinter cachla fechtus beres a tochell, Corm. Y 607 ; both board and figures were often of costly material and elaborate workmanship. fidchell (son of `drús' by `lonnus'), Triads 142 . masa i n-uamas an catha Troianna rohairged in fidceall if chess was invented RC xii 78.18 . in n-imberam fidchill? LU 10834 . imberat in fidchill LL 249a15 ( TBFr. § 8 ). imrem fitcell ZCP vi 54.19 . fer fidchilli a chessman LU 9073 ( FB 82 ). cluithchi fithli aga imirt ZCP vi 44.17 . pl. imberthar fidcella dún ( games ) LU 3241 ( SC 3 ). ic imbirt brandub ┐ fidchell TBC 871 . ag imbert fidhcheall TD 19.15 . am maith se ... for fithchill I am good at f.¤ LU 10804 . Transf. the board and appurtenances of the game: atá sund ... f.¤, ... clār n-argit ┐ fir óir 10806 (where the f.¤ includes `clár' and `fir'). ecraid M. in fidchill M. arranges the board 10809 . f.¤ ┐. brandub ... huas cach imdai IT ii 179.3 . tucad na fir ar in fi[d]chill the men were placed on the board Acall. 7815 . ní thiber in fi[d]chill duit ... ┐ ní thibar ní bus mó da foirind 7819 . a bhranáin óir ós ḟidhchill TD 2.7 (see Notes, ii p. 199 . do frith esp[aid] tri fer don fi[d]chill, Acall. 7796 . fóirni cona fichthillaib sets of men and boards (item of tribute) BR 242.2 . fiche ficheall, Keat. iii 2639 . imon ffithchill n-óir go ttríbh ccédoibh geam innte FM i 92.13 . Of a legendary game played in Rome IT ii 215.19 ( LB 187b24 ). nech fritod-gara ┐ im-bera ficeall medar frit a conversation- game, contest of wits (?) ZCP xiii 268.22 .

fidchellach

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Forms: fidchellaig, Fithchiollach

n o,m. a `fidchell'-player: Met. Dinds. i 26 . fi[d]chellach ... as ferr do boi a nEirinn, Acall. 7984 . n p. fidchellaig LL 29b45 . Cf. go ro curit fidhcelda [leg. fidh- cheldaig ?] na Temrach dia saigidh-siumh ... ┐ gou rug-som a toichell RC xii 78 § 69 . As npr. m. Fithchiollach, TFrag. 92 . Dlúthach mac Fithchellaig, Cáin Ad. § 28 . LL 338g52 . m. Fithchellaich, Rawl. 160a24 ; z .

fidchellacht

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n ā,f.

(a) the act or art of playing `fidchell': ficheallacht (part of education of a chieftain's son), Laws ii 154.11 Comm. ac fidcellacht RC v 200.20 . dobered leth brandaigechta ┐ fi[d]chillachta fora thigerna TBC² 2328 . fichthellacht, Ériu iv 148.14 (v.l.). iarras [an rí] fichiollacht ar Ch. asked C. to play `fidchell' 57.10 . Fig. fithceallacht na faithi, CCath. 3398 (= alea Fati Phars. vi 7 ). CCath. 4593 . f.¤ conrodbai (name of a metre) IT iii 99 § 169 .

(b) (coll.) chessmen (?): dorad a fichthill co n-a fithchillacht do Ailill BR 200.17 = fichellacht BB 278a28 (possibly in sense a here also).

fidchellaige

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n io,m. a `fidchell'-player (?): tretell .i. in bran- aighi nó in marcach no in fichellaighi no in mac righ, O'Dav. 926 (where tretell seems to have the sense of `favorite,' `pet' at court).

fidgrind

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adj epithet of a chariot: carpat f.¤ féthaide LU 8594 . 8633 ( FB 45 ; 47 ). LU 10215 . Cf. dar fot fana na fidgrend LL 34b26 = Fánat na findglenn, Ériu iv 106 § 57 (Rawl.).

See féthgrind.

fidil

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Forms: fidli, fideal

n f. (<med. Lat. vitula RC xii 465 ) a musical stringed instrument, a rebeck or fiddle (?): n p. pipai, fidli , Met. Dinds. iii 20.257 . Cf. fideal 'a fiddle ' P. O'C.

fidius

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n (Lat. assidios) name of a herb : sa tir cedna ata luibh danadh ainm fidius, Celtica ii 122.38 .

? fidlan(n)

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n a wooden (?) vessel or measure: fidhlan airmeide di taru, Laws iv 308.4 ( Críth G. 139 , see n .). f.¤ n-airmide d'imm, O'C. 880 (< H 3.18, 394ab ). Cf. next.

fidlann

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Forms: fidlaind, fídlanna

n o,m. (fid + lann `blade'? but latter is fem.) a piece of wood used in divination and hence the divination itself (some kind of rhabdomancy or xylomancy , Stokes RC xii 440 ). fís nā [ḟ]idhland nā aisling, Acall. 4928n . n p. techait fidlaind (.i. tiagait ass na lanna co fí .i. in gentlecht) RC xxvi 32.153 ; 33 n.11 . a p. dogniat ... auptha ┐ felmasa ┐ fídlanna xii 428.7 . Cf. prec., and see felmas, and idlann.

? fidlirech

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Forms: fíglirig

n o,m. (fidil) a player on a `fidil' (?): n p. fíglirig LB 208b33 ( Alex. 468 ).

fidlo ?

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ind (g s. or g p.) grinne f.¤ find LL 52a46 ( ZCP xi 110 § 30 . )