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fidchell n ā,f.(fid+ciall`wood-intelligence' Ped. ii 3 [cf.
Corm. Y 607 ], W.gwyddbwyll) speltfithchell LU 10806 ,
IGT,Decl. § 12 .fichell, Acall. 7795 , 7816 ;g s. fidchille
60 LU 4859 , 8804 .fichille FB 37 Eg.nafithchille IGT,
Decl. ex. 522 .nafichli (incorrect) 523 .fichle Acall. 7799 .
fitchle ZCP vi 47.13 .fithli 44.17 .n p. fidchella;fidcilla
ZCP x 307.15 . Agame played for a stake with two sets of
figures on a square board divided into black and white
65squares (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
70(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 achessman LU 9073 ( FB 82 ).cluithchi
75fithli aga imirt ZCP vi 44.17 .pl. imbertharfidcelladún
( 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.theboardand
appurtenancesof thegame: atá sund ... f. ¤ , ... clār n-argit
80┐ fir óir 10806 (where thef. ¤ 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
85 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 ).
5 nech fritod-gara ┐ im-bera ficeall medar frit aconversation-
game,contestofwits(?) ZCP xiii 268.22 .

fidchellach 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-
10cheldaig?] na Temrach dia saigidh-siumh ... ┐ gou rug-som
a toichell RC xii 78 § 69 . Asnpr. m. Fithchiollach, TFrag.
92 .Dlúthach mac Fithchellaig, Cáin Ad. § 28 . LL 338g52 .
m. Fithchellaich, Rawl. 160a24 ; z .

fidchellacht n ā,f. (a)theactorartofplaying`fidchell':
15 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
20na 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).

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

fidgrind adj epithet of achariot: carpat f. ¤ féthaide LU 8594 .
30 8633 ( FB 45 ; 47 ). LU 10215 .Cf. dar fot fana na fidgrend
LL 34b26 =Fánat na findglenn, Ériu iv 106 § 57 (Rawl.).
Seeféthgrind.

fidil n f.(<med. Lat.vitula RC xii 465 )amusical stringed
instrument, arebeckorfiddle(?): n p. pipai,fidli , Met.
35Dinds. iii 20.257 .Cf. fideal'afiddle ' P. O'C.

? fidlan(n) n a wooden(?)vesselormeasure: 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 n o,m.(fid+lann`blade'? but latter is fem.) a piece
40of
wood used in divinationand hencethe divinationitself
(some kind ofrhabdomancyorxylomancy , 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 ┐
45 fídlanna xii 428.7 .Cf.prec., and seefelmas, andidlann.

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

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

fidnach n ā,f. twigs, used forfuelorbedding(coll.): beanaid
50fidnaig ... conid de ata Fidnacha i Corann YBL 180b21
( SG 253.25 ).teni tria fidnaid, Ériu v 238.118 .ba hadud
n-airdgrise fo fidnaig (foidhnaigv.l.) n-uarerraig, Anecd.
ii 48z .dighlaim dergthenedh ... áit a lecar foidhnuidhe
(foidnaigv.l., leg.fo ḟidnaige ?) ni gnath di ní
55d'fácbhail dia hesi, 59.14 .ḟidhnaigi IT iii 104 § 203
(=idhnaidhe, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hs. u. Lit. i 71 ) is possiblyn.l.

fidnaisech: xseefithnaisech.

fidot n(<fid, Ped. ii 47 ) I Anaspen-tree: fidad, Thr. Ir. Gl.
21 s.v. fé.fidhat, Auraic. 1156 .fidhout 4251 .g s. flesc
60 fhidaiti ib.=f. idaith, Corm. Y 606 .Cf. fíacla ... mar
cáenna ṡlat bfidhaid bfinn (: spirait) IGT,Decl. ex. 408 .
Seeedad. II Acudgelorstick (see Wortk. 200 ):gur gabas-
tar fidat TBC p. 899 n.1 (St =fiodhathH.fogeistLL).
bentatar tri fidot LU 5282 (=fidṡlatta findchuill TBC 1433 ).
65 Cf. rogabastár idata aurslaicthi a ech LU 6396 =fidhadaH 2.17 .

1 fidrad n o,n.laterm.(alsoā,f.) coll. (fid.). Thefem.
collective may be a later formation, the old word being a
nounof nature or material likeclesrad,samrad(see Thurn.
onechrad, KZ xlviii 64 ). (a) trees, awood: fo ḟ. ¤ Pardois
70 SR 1340 .fri f. ¤ , 1390 .Fig. for f. ¤ n-ais`a wood of age'
RC xxvi 28.111 .pl. tibitfidraid `woods smile' 32.152 .
Transf. ofbranches,etc.: fiodhradh bile TD 29.30 .fiodh-
radh feóir`grassy stalks'ib. 9 . Gen. of treesregarded as
timber: do fidrud saindil Secheim of Shechem wood SR
75 4224 .d'f. ¤ [figradv.l.] na ruadrama` handles ' CCath. 2794 .
ni deligthe acht a rusclána ria fidradh(of the timber of ships)
1911 .do buain fhidhraid ┐ adhbair loingis, L.Chl.Suibhne
§ 9 .crann mór d'aoinfhiodhraidh áluinn(of a flagstaff)
GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 102 .do chaoilḟíodhraidh ML 76.2 .
80 pl. conafidradaibhbrec-rin[n]ta forta, CCath. 5463 (of
arrows; `barbs ' ? Stokes, but perh. part of shaft). (b)
letters(ofalphabet): da chomfhuaim fhidraid two alliterating
words
Auraic. 5363 .ēcomuaim fidraid breaking of allitera-
tion
5217 .co n-imuaim fidraig IT iii 29.12 .f. ¤ cubaid
85 harmonious lettering,harmonyofletters,alliterationbetw.
final word of astanzaand the firstaccentedword of the follg.
one Fél. 14.30 ; also calledf. ¤ freccomail (.i. occomol a deirid
fri tossach [ar]aile iar fedaib) IT iii 30.27 .Cf. fidhradh .i.
culadh, O'C. 147 (< H 3.18,652 ). (c) signification(?),
explanation(?): atchonnarc aislingthi ... in fitir nech
5úaib a ḟ. ¤ ? RC xiii 72.18 .is dorcha a f. ¤ inn airchedail,
Ériu v 32.7 .
Cf. figrad.