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féthan n ā,f. (?) someattachmentof aspear-shaft,scabbard
orchariot-pole, gen. made of metal; in case of aspear,
apparently acircular bandorring, which might be loosely
80 fitting: sleg ... co téora féthana firglana, fethan findarggit
ar n-ichtur, féthan óir buide ar medon fethan dergóir ar
n-uachtur LL 237b43 ( TTr. 1552 ).sleg ... co fethan óir
impi LU 10665 .sleg ... co fethan ┐ co fonascaib arcaid
TBC² 2343 .caindel rīgthaigi ina lāim, fethan aircit imbe ┐
85imrith iar craund co sleig sair, in cēin n-aile dorreith coticci
a dorn 3162 =c.r. na láim go féthanaib argait ┐ co fonascaib
óir ... immireithet impe na fethana argit sech na fonascaib
óir cachla céin o erlond gó indsma, iceind aill [ = in cēin
n-aili] ... it iat na fónasca óir immireithet sech na fethanaib
argit ó indsma go hirill TBC 5190 .tucad fethana fithnais
5féth fithnaisiv.l.) do chrannuibh ar sleg, Acall. 722
(`charmed withies for our spearshafts' SG ii 118 ;cf. 7916
cited under1 féth, and Aisl. MC 93.10 , cited under4 féth).
cloidmi ... co bfearbolccaibh ... ímpa ... co féthanaibh ōir ...
friu amuich TBC 4397 St =go frithathartaibLL.sithfe
10co féthain findruine LU 8671 ( FB 50 ). LU 10216 .síthbe co
fethan findruine 9262 = Anecd. iii 50.3 (feithen v.l.).trí
.lll. maglorg ... co fethnib iarind` bands ' BDD 60 (feithnib,
fethánaib,cendaib v.l.). ?carpat féthgrind fethaine LU
8670 ( FB 50 =feithide, Eg.Cf. féthaide).Cf. fetha .i.
15fleasga no feathain, O'Cl. and:sleg ... co fethanaig argit
eter da n-iarnn BDD,App. 114 .

féthán n o,m.(dim. of5 féth) a sorry aspectorappearance(?) :
is olc in f. ¤ féths[h]nais fil for h'agaid(=your face is a poor
bit of workmanship, you are looking poorly
), Aisl. MC
20 93.10 ;leg. f. ¤ fithnais? perhaps a play on the expression
féth fithnais, Acall. 7916 , see1 féth).

fethchrann: xsee4 féth.

fethem n m.andf.(vn.of1 fethid),feitheamh m.(g s. -imh,
-mhe) IGT,Decl. § 101 .feichimh(v.l. feithimh)f. § 150 .
25(a) lookingat,observing,watching (absol. or with gen. or
prep.):ni dú damsa fethium no findigecht forru LB 138a47
( Hog. Nenn. 66 ).sírfheithemh gnuisi in Diabuil RC xxviii
320.18 .ag fethim an Rígh 322.11 .drong ... ní dedbul
fri fethim (: Bethil)`not paltry to contemplate' Fél. Ep. 266 .
30 in ri ... for tulaig aird oca feitim`watching them' (a hunt)
Marco P. 89 .got' fheithemh do chéin watching thee from
afar
Buile S. 140.8 .ó bheith go frithir ... ag feitheamh
thaiseadh na marbh, TSh. 656 .ar an druing téid d'fheith-
eamh an mhairbh 936 .d'fhior a feithmhe nó a féagsana
35 1089 .ac feithium ar scemlead Atha Cliath ed radairc
`watching [the battle] from the battlements of A.C.' as far as
they could see
Cog. 180.22 .ag feitheamh do chathuighthe
(=certamen tuum spectat) TSh. 10189 .gidh bé breithemh
nach bí claon | doghní an dá thaobh d'feichemh uadh,
40 O'Gr. Cat. 592 . Keepingalook-out, keepingwatch(absol. ) :
Bran fri f. ¤ for keeping watch(?) ZCP viii 321.13 .boi d'ḟebus
in fethme ┐ in cométa oc na crechairib such was the vigilance
and guarding
LB 156b28 .ionadh feithme ┐ fairccsena,
Leb. Gab. i 208y .lucht feithme ┐ foraire FM vi 2120 .Cf.
45 sē riga ar sē deichibh | dibh fri feithim ḟuilcrech on the look-
out for bloody forays
(?) BB 205a22 = Todd, Nenn. 152 .
Cf. foichle fethim is finna, TFerbe 158 , wherefethimmay
beimperat., see1 fethid. (b) keeping watchover,guarding
(AR against) : tancatar fiallach ... leigis da fethium ┐ da
50fégad ┐ dá forcomét TBC 3635 =da bfechemhSt.ateoch
in Ríg ... óengeinne Dé diar fethim (: Bethil) Hy vi 25 .
for conairib ... coimeta ┐ fethmi na coerechthrét LB 129a48 .
feidhm as natharda fuair fer | bruaig na hatharda d'feichem,
O'Gr. Cat. 469.14 .da ḟethiumh ┐ da imdhíden ar chuinds-
55gleo C., MR 304.4 .lucht feithme scēith rig Ulad shield-
bearers 272.2 .Dia dom fheitheamh ar fheirg Dhé, Dán
Dé xxvii 1 .gum fhior fheithmhe myguardian viii 10 .
(c) waitingon,attending to(with gen. orFOR,AR): dolluid
for teiched co tend | sruth coa feithem dar cach fond
60`fast fled she, and the stream pursued her' Ériu vii 229 § 76 .
ag feithemh cúrta attending at court Rel. Celt. ii 206z .ag
feithemh orra, Fl. Earls 78.23 .ag feitheamh ar iodhbartaibh
TSh. 6044 . (d) waiting; withFOR,ARorFRI(RE,LE)waiting
for
,expecting: ag feichemh ort, Aisl. Tund. 128 , citeds.v furnaide.bátar ... acc feithemh ┐ acc furnaidhe
65ar a dhol-somh dia saighidh FM vi 2194 .a roibhe a lan do
leomannaibh ag feitheamh for ainmindtibh an betha lying
in wait for
Ériu iii 166.27 .atá le fada ag feithimh | le
Brian (: fóirithin) TD 13.23 .go ndleaghair do neach ...
feitheamh ris an mbás, TSh. 8562 .Cf. feitim forin righ
70 attends upon Marco P. 67 (waiting for?).feitheamh(synon.
withdóchus,furachus) Kirk = Eg. Gl. 325 .feitheamh ...
gach creatúir expectation Rom. viii 19 .

? fethemanta adj io-iā(fethem) watchful,observant: fregrais A.
go foistin[each] féithemanta(=fechementa YBL 339a20 )
75` guardedly ' Celt. Rev. iv 20.12 .

fethemlacht n ā,f. re fetheamhlacht a fileadh MR 102.17 .
Cf. fethamlachas.

fethgeir(-gér?) n aweaver's reed: im feithgeir Laws i
150.6 .Cf. Fathger (Faithgérv.l.) ingen Fighige, Anecd.
80 ii 56.4 .Cf. 4 féth.

féthgrind 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.).

85 1 fethid v ī(?). ITrans. (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
5the 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
10léir 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
15fethim is finna, TFerbe 158 , there may be animperat.
influenced byfethem. In hostile sense:tri Find Emna ...
Eocho Feidlech rodosfeith kept an eye on them Met. Dinds.
iv 56.195 . (b) watchesover,guards(AR against): tair is
feith mé! KMMiscell. 256 § 22 .na prímfáithe ...
20feithet 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 =
25 O'Dav. 827 (feth). IIIntrans. (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
30fic[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) withAR,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.