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fithis n i, (ī?)f.alsofithise(usual Mid. Ir. form) (a)acircular
65 course,circuit,orbit(?) : ind f. ¤ tēte in peccad, issí tē[te] in
pian Ml 28c19 .sechis oín f. ¤ (gl.uno tractatu) of daily course
of sun, 42c30 .a p. fithissi, Thes. ii 31.23 (gl.circuli absidas,
with further note :abside graece circulus interpretatur).
tre fithisi(gl.per tractus) Lib. Hymn. 76 ( Goid. 70 ). rí
70rogni ... iarna fithis firmimeint in its revolution(?),along
its course
(?) SR 278 .dofuit sís arithisi | trethan ... connach
fess a fithissi 8115 .a ndul iar fithisi fecht | doridisi i tír
nEgept 3535 .dochum nĒrenn dodfetis | aingil Dé hi
fithisi used to lead him back(lit.in a circuit) Hy ii 13 . (b)a
75 channel,passage: fithisi .i. sēda, Lec. Gl. 77 . Esp. a tor-
tuous or covered one:cor línad lais na dúine ┐ na fithise
... ┐ na tige talman LB 116a19 , apparently of souterrains
used asstore-chambers ,cf. líontar lée leastra lána | go
bhḟidhisibh forlána ML 10.20 (of storage;v.l. fithechaib,
80 ficheadhaibh ML² 149 ).i fidhisibh in talman, CCath. 1842 .
i fidisibh [fitisibh, figisibhv.l.] a srona nostrils 958 .dúnad
figised a corp LB 156b57 .dúnadh fidhisiodh ┐ slighthe an
fuail 23 K 42,161.4 .nis fargaibh siomh ... fithisi ināit
conairedha nāid easrusa élúdha gan lucht feithmhe ...
85forra, Hugh Roe 208.11 (f. 55b) .Fig.:amra in indeoin
... | dorala for m[ḟ]ithisi(sic leg., see ZCP vi 241 )which
has chanced on my path(?) Fél. 76.9 .iarna forcetul ... o
ḟorcetlaib diadaib ┐ oḟidissibaingelacdai LB 232b56 (a
mistake forfissidiborfíssib?Cf. o ḟidissib nemdai 233a18 ,
withpunctum delensunder d, and MR 8.13 cited underfís).
5 fithisi .i. dligeut estise tiachtain itir na da fithisi, no itir na
da conair, O'C. 576 (< H 3.18,286 ). O'C. 2045 ( H 4. 22,61b ,
itir na fithiseo).Cf. is e tiachtain etir in di fithisi .i. duine
robu cunnail ina bethaigh ┐ is cunnail fri bas ┐ dobeir
aithrighi ┐ condaig dilgud bid innraic a gnim gid im[a] les
10fein cid im les neich aile O'C. 2094 (< H 4. 22,73b ). O'C. 1245 (< H
3. 18,500½ ).Cf. O'C. 2099 .is faenan cuma coicertas fir in fene-
chuisasa fit[his]ibh in re cindter ..., BCrólige § 66 Comm.
?hi fithise rig .i. i n-aigillne rig. O'C. 472 (< H 3. 18,247 ).
dilis cach forloscad fedar a figisib rig. roniacht elogh, O'C. 455
15(< H 3.18,242 ) =a fithnisib, O'Don. 1699 (< H 2. 12,
no. 8. 1 ). (c) a looporring(ofmetalor other material) ?
Here perhaps:coru drebraing in domun fri fidisi riagla ┐
dismirechta noeb, ar it árid dogairter LU 899 (= ACC 68 ).
mocoil ┐ fithisi ōir im cach ṅdual dia fult YBL 118a39 ( RIA
20Ir. MSS. Ser. i 176 ).ar fertsib ┐ íallaib ┐ fithisib ┐ folomnaib
don charpat LU 6482 (`Bogen' Wind., TBC p. 376 ).ceṅg-
lais d'ḟertsib ┐ d'ithisib ┐ d'iallaib in charpait TBC 1324 , 1336 .
Cf. coil cosmail.i. fithus carpait, O'Gr. Cat. 91.6 .
Seefithnaise(end of art.).

25 fithisin n f.(—ín? <fithis?)abrief spaceoftime, a
while: mani chotlad f. ¤ mbic LU 6338 = TBC 2474
(mitisiSt).

fithissigud n u,m.(fithis) pathfinding(?): ised is chonar
fugill ann, in brig etarglethi ┐ in chiall toḟaiscthe ┐ in f. ¤
30menman ┐ in ciallrunugud aicnid [tremidirgius] menman[a]
┐ aicenta na fecheman o thinscital a tacrai ..., Cōic Conara
24 § 24 ; 57 § 132 (=fisiudnugud ZCP xix 172 ).fithisiugud
techta trom Cōic Conara 27 § 5 .

fithnais(e) napparentlysome kind ofsorceryormalefic
35 magic: fidbae .i. fithnaisi, O'Mulc. 534 (see2 fidba).
fiothnaise .i. dráoidheacht, O'Cl.fiothnaisi .i. fí re a innsin
.i. olc no neimh ib.(cf. fí ré indisi, O'Dav. 946 ).ag ... nacha
traetha teidm fithnaisi na galar`a calf ... not killed by
fairy-plague or other disease
' Laws ii 238.12 , expld. by
40 O'Dav. 946 as:galar gairet a short sickness; prob. a wast-
ing disease induced by witchcraft is meant, see ZCP xiv
347 , 349 .treghat fithnaisi (.i. draoidhecht) ó dheamhnaibh
... co rolá ár ndaoine FM 986 =fiadhnach RC xvii 345
(Tig.).fithnaise[pl.?]Fuamnaige ┐ brechtai Bresail LU
45 10776 (=fithnaissiu IT i 127 Eg.fithnaisi, Ériu xii 170 ).
feighbriathra fithnaise, Anecd. ii 65 .
Cf. ni ḟolaig acht feth fithnais (: glais), Acall. 7916 (`a
magic veil
' SG ii 262 ).tucad fethana fithnais do chran-
nuibh ar sleg (féth fithnaisiv.l.) Acall. 722 (`charmed withies'
50 SG ii 118 ).crann sleigi atá acum, ┐ is ail dam feth fithṡnaissi
do thabairt duitsiu fair`a magical smoothening' (Notes)
Acall. 4894 (fiach fithnaissi;fiacha a thsnoighe v.l.).Cf. féth-
snas
, under4 féth.
The follg. exx. are obscure; perhapsfithisseis the true
55reading in both:fithnaisi gach nolc iarmobi triar, Laws
iv 378.12 (a legal maxim), expld. =fithnisi .i. menip maith
in fer, a athair ┐ a tsenathair is fithisi [sic] uilc a mac sum
iarum, O'C. 2027 (< H 4. 22,52 ),ib. O'C. 451 - 452 (< H 3. 18,
241 ).

60 fithnaisech,—nasach adj o-ā(fithnaise) malignant;male-
volent: ba féig fergach fidnaisech in fegad sain LL 244a6
( TTr. 2021 ).ba feig fergach fithnasach in faircsiu sin BB
435b34 .cath fithnassach, Acall. 4987 .Fraoch fiothnaiseach,
mac Éibhir, Content. ii 24 .slega ... fithnasacha` em-
65poisoned ' Cog. 160.26 .fiothnasach` mysterious,mystic;
bad,peevish,venomous ' P. O'C. Adv.:ic cathugud ... co
ferggach fidnáisech LL 224b26 ( TTr. 547 ).

fithnasacht n ā,f. some kind ofsorcery: eitir fhiothnasecht,
amaitecht ... ┐ gach saeithe geintlechta[sic leg.], Leb.
70Gab. i 142 (expl. by `magic sorcery' P. O'C. s.v.).aig
foglaim fesa ┐ fithnasachta ┐ druidechtai RC xii 56 § 1 .
ag foglaim ... ḟeassa ┐ fithnasta[sic] BB 32a9 .

fithnem n n.(for suggested deriv. see RC xxvii 89 )theexpanse
ofheaven: cros Críst suas fri f. ¤ ... sís fri talmain RC xxvii
7589.13 (= ZCP xii 387 ).o dacuir in gaeth atuaid ... fri
fidnem ro ferad tres ib.( Otia ii 81 ).

fithnes n anger(?) : fithneas` anger,testiness ' P. O'C. , citing :
fraoch fearg ┐fithneasfrom Caithreim Conghail( 23 K 28,
41 ; 52 ), but these are used as proper names there.Cf.
80 ITS v 32 ; 186 .

fithnesach adj o-ā(fithnes):fithneasach` rash,hasty, ...
angry ' P. O'C.

fithrech n(a) dulse,edible seaweed: f. ¤ macall moighe rēin
the seawrack dillesk of the ocean plain(?) Hib. Min. 48.4 .
85 f. ¤ .i. dúilesc 47.9 .fithrach .i. duilesc, O'Dav. 1016 .fith-
reoch, O'Cl. (b) name of a tree? fithrach .i. airech feda,
O'Mulc. 595 , citingimman fethlach fithrech mairc. Phil.
Soc. Trans. 1859, 209 (< H 3. 18,81c. 1 ) reads :fithrech .i.
arag feda.