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1 fethid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fethid or dil.ie/21846

Forms: fiched, foichle

v ī (?) but see Celtica xi 20 .

I Trans.

(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 the 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 léir 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 fethim is finna, TFerbe 158 , there may be an imperat. influenced by fethem. In hostile sense: tri Find Emna ... Eocho Feidlech rodosfeith kept an eye on them Met. Dinds. iv 56.195 .

(b) watches over, guards (AR against): tair is feith mé! KMMiscell. 256 § 22 . Apronián ind ḟethid 'Apronianus watches over us' Gorm. Feb. 2 , Ériu xii 203 . na prímfáithe ... feithet 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 = O'Dav. 827 (feth).

II Intrans.

(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 fic[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) with AR, 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.