fec

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fec or dil.ie/21390

 

Forms: fecca, fecca

n ā, f. (?)

(a) a spade or similar tool used for digging: fec quasi pec quia pingit [leg. pungit] terram , Corm. Y 630 . f.¤ quia figitur terra (sic leg.), O'Mulc. 506 . fec .i. laige a spade O'Cl. feac, Eg. Gl. 353 . O'Curry mentions that in his time `feac' meant in Munster the spade-handle only, while in Meath and east Leinster it was used of the whole spade, ML 166 n . aendu[i]ne ic romhur ┐ f.¤ tentidhi ina laimh, RC xiv 50.22 . a fidhbac ┐ a ḟeac ┐ a sluasat, ZCP vi 271.24 . pl. fecca do thabairt ar na fedaib, ML 164y (of spikes fixed horizontally to poles used in digging for the diggers to put their feet on).

(b) a tooth, tusk: feacc no fecc .i. fiacail, O'Cl. féc Pátraicc, Arch. Hib. iv 205.17 = fiacail, LL 370b25 . cu feic (.i. ... corrici a fiacail), LL 208a12 ( IT i 162 ). [i]na feic .i. [i]na fiaccail ib. LL 208a 15 . Cf. fiacail .i. ... fecad (leg. fecca ?) na hóile iad, Corm. Y 613 s.v. fiacail.