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1 féth n u,m.in the expression:f. ¤ fíada(fíad,fía), alsofé f. ¤ ,
85 fía f. ¤ fégh fía(m.) IGT,Decl. § 95 p. 127 (where `fé fía'
though it occurs, is proscribed as incorrect). A magic mist,
veil,which renders those under it invisible (Cf.the Germ.Tarn-
kappe), the secret of which was possessed by the Tuatha
D.D.:do orduigh Manannan doibh [.i. do mhaithibh
Tuath Dé D. tar eis chatha Taillten] adhbha dileas gach
5deghfir, ┐ dorinneadh in feth fiadha ... dona mileadhaibh
.i. in feth fiadha tar nach faic[th]í na flaithi, Ériu xi 188 .
See Atlantis iii 386 ff . , D'A. De Jubainville, Cycle Myth.
277 , Joyce Soc. Hist. i 246 . The namefáeth fiada( Hy
vii pref ., Thes. ii 354.10 ;fáed f. ¤ , Trip. 48.7 ) given to the
10hymn composed by St. Patrick after his escape from Loegh-
aire's ambush is prob. the same expression; due to the
legend that P. was invisible to L.'s men,cf. dodechaid
dícheltair tairsiu co nár árdraig fer dib, Trip. 46.28 . See
faíd.dichealtair .i. fé fiadha no duaithniughadh, O'Cl.
15(from Trip. 46.28 , cited above?).féidh fiadh`amask,
vizard,hood; adisguisethat rendered the wearerunknown
orinvisible , ... defectively writtenfe fiadh, ...feidh fia,'
P.O'C. Tuatha De D. fo diamair (.i. ... ara mbiodh an
fee fía), Leb. Gab. i 172 n. 1 .dá ttaisbentar in f. ¤ fiadha
20... do nech do macaibh Miledh, nocha bia gabail re diamair
no re draideacht ic nech do Tuathaibh Dé D.(Cú Chulainn
refuses to show his friends among theSídheto Fer diad)
TBC 3845 St =an fé fía RC xi 323.29 .an fé fiadh ZCP x
294.16 .druid .i. doniat in feth fia no in [ḟ]aisdinecht,
25 Laws v 90.27 Comm. co n-accai in dā sid osluicti ... iar
scithlim a fe fia dibh(i.e., after their enchantment had
been dispersed) RC v 202.23 .ro eirig fia fiad (féth fia, fédh
fia, fé fiadhv.l.) umaind, co nar leir sind, Acall. 5235 .ní
léir ar úaigh mér na mná | atá ar a húaim in fégh fía what
30the woman has sewn is not manifest, the f.f. is over her seam

IGT,Decl. ex. 1674 .do chuir Mac G. an féith fiadha tar
an fidradach sa innus nach fuighbhed ēnduine hé, L.Chl.
Suibhne § 9 .bhur bfé fía, ní fearrde dhuit, | aithnim thú
d'aimhdheóin th'iomluit, Ériu ix 8.81 .ni buadha cloch,
35ní fégh fiagh | chaomhnus cuanta a críoch n-imchian TD
13.13 .Cf.further:ní folaig acht feth (fechtv.l.) fithnais,
Acall. 7916 (`magic veil' SG ii 262 ).féth fithnaisi,v.l.
offethana fithnais Acall. 722 .Cf. rachaid in fiad draídechta atá
urri di(i.e.the well will be revealed) 7505 . See3,4 féth.
40 donfe for fiada fe IT iii 53 § 97 (for feda fé v.l.). Alsofig.:
atá ar a rún an fé fia IGT,Decl. 1681 .masa ceas eoil an
fé fiadh | do-chiam ad dheóigh é ar an dán TD ii 245 .
depression,gloom: ceilt a grádha ar an ngruaidh bḟaoilidh
| fada ar inghin 'na ḟégh fia ib.

45 2 féth n m.(connected withseth— `blow'? Ped. ii 628 )
a s. hifeth , Thes. i 6.6 .Cf. feith .i. gairbhe, P.O'C. ? If
the suggested derivation is right, the orig. meaning may be
abreeze: hi feth(gl.statuit procellam in auram Ps. 107.29 )
Thes. i 6.6 .tarla in gaeth [i]na ndiaidh isin bhrut, conus-
50tarla 'na feth choir`they had a fair breeze' Lism.L. 2083 .
ba feith tar cnuca cacha n-epert do degbriathra[ib] fri nech
notasāraigfeth, Anecd. ii 63.13 .Cf.also:féthnóanboth
(gl.navigantium ... inaequalitas; but the gl. prob. means
`alternate calm or storm,' see3 féth) Ml 125d11 .fethnaigis
55in mhuir ... ┐ toirnit feicheda na saebhchoire eddies(?)
(fethe,fetheda,anfadh,v.l.) BNnÉ 98.14 (` ebullitions '
Plummer; `Wallungen' Thurn., ZCP x 418 ).Cf. 2 féithech.

3 féth n m.? (see Ped. ii 628 . O'Rahilly, Measgra D. ii 251 ,
would identify it with5 féth)n s. féth Ml 125d11 .féith
60 126a2 ; 4 .feid 108d5 .d s. féith 126a4 . calm,stillness, esp.
atsea(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 féithquamtecht la reith choir gaithe ib. 5 .ní assu ...
65imra[m] isind roféith (ro eethMS.;leg.drochféith?) dia
combuch oc ind imramquam 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 .
70 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 sensequietness,tranquillity ;
here perhaps:foirbthi, feidli, feth cen chel SR 4857 .dorig-
75set 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 calmandstill: ba feith-chiuin an
80oidhche, Fl.Earls 8.14 . ¤ chiúine iā,f. adead calm: do
bertis ... ainuthen aran occian ar lar na feit[h]ciuine, CCath.
3925 . ¤ fairrge acalm sea: meidightir ... fri seol primh-
luingi uas fhethfhairrgi, Lism.L. 3184 .

4 féth ngenderdoubtful. Possibly same word as5 féth.
85 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 faciebatfri
5teora 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],
10 Anecd. ii 7 (of a bronze palisade =they could not give it the
finishing polish and colour
?). (etym. ofnemed:)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,
15ind 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
20the wool even
?).Cf. feith .i. faebar, Lec. Gl. M 97 . See
also1 féth(f. ¤ fithnaisi).Used asadj.=smooth,finished(?) ;
superl.:fethim saire no fedem .i. onn`smoothest of work'
(kenning on the ash-tree or lettero) Auraic. 5651 =foillem,
Anecd. iii 44 ; text doubtful. Compds. ¤ chrann:cona
25fet[h]crannaibh snasta slemnaigti`even ... shafts' (of
arrows) CCath. 5462 . ¤ snas:féthán féths[h]nais, Aisl.
MC 93.10 (seeféthánandfithnais).Cf.also:go bfiodh-
bhacaibh féthshnoightibh smoothed or polished bows Hugh
Roe 72.8 (f. 19a) .