fégad, féc(h)ad, dégad, déc(h)ad

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Forms: féchain, fécsain, feghad, fegtha

n u,o,m. (vn. of fégaid). Other forms which occur are fégain ( féchain ), fésgain (fésc(h)ain), fécsain, etc., q.v. See IGT, Verbs § 93 . Cf. déicsiu.

(a) looking at, beholding, scanning, (often implying close observation or examination), with obj. gen. or FOR: na treoit chairach ... | ic fegad na flesc SR 2962 ( Gen. xxx 39 ). in fegad fégfatsa for na echaib TBC 1343 (= an ḟechain dobersa St). pa forgranna an fegadh ┐ an frithailiom dorat cach dib for a celi (of two combatants) FB 40 Voss. ( ZCP iv 170 ) = feghad , Eg. ( IT i 273n .). ba foruallach ... an feogad (feghadh, feccad v.l.) dobertsat ... for a mbidbadaib, CCath. 2841 . ros fuc leis ... do fegad flatha nime LU 1968 ( FA 3 ). rogab etere ... in n-ingin oc fegad Manandán LU 3958 ( SC 45 ). ní caomhnactar a feughadh ... leisna ruithnibh ZCP v 495y . ragab C. ac fegad Fir D., TBC 4059 . atnaig in cáinte ica ḟégad the satirist fell to looking at it (or him) LL 300by ( Bóroma 51 ). do bhí ... ica ḟégad co fada gazed at it a long while Acall. 2268 . is ferr damsa dúl d'ḟegad in tslúaig LL 302a31 ( Bóroma 73 ; do dechain v.l.). t'imthacht fria f.¤ co fír | doridnacht Dia do Dauid to be looked upon (?) SR 6503 . cinnas atú-sa acut frim ḟegad ? what is your opinion of me from looking at me ? TBC 1850 (= cret í do doic[h]si asam ar mfechain duit St). ro líon ferg | in merr- dhamh ... | re fegadh chon ngeal, Duan F. i 32.13 . iar lessugud a llong ... ┐ iar fegad in mara im ḟéth ┐ im ḟostacht ┐ im glaini gaíthi LL 230b12 ( TTr. 982 ). tancas asin sídh dá ḟégad gá lín do bádar, Acall. 1782 . gainem Mara Romair ... ┐ gainem Maro Rúaid | iarna fégadh sin uli, do dénam na tāthluimi after being examined (sifted) ZCP v 504.17 . Cf. mad ... dallṡinechus is a leith do īc gidbe aīs a mbia mana blicht for a seilb hi. Ocus ni uil in fegad sa for dairti no colpthaigh itir (of compensation for defects in cattle), O'C. 1040 . 1099 (feghadh). 651 ( H 3. 18, 435 . 446 . 315 ). g s. dar trealmaib timtirechtae ... a fegtha `the gear that served his sight' (i.e. the opening in the vizard for seeing) CCath. 4702 . fuigheall feagtha firinne `a sentence founded on the examination of truth' ML 108.4 . laoich nách fagh- thair fear a bhféachaidh `whom no man is found to face' TD 10.10 .

(b) transf. of that which is seen: aingil, apstail, ard fegad (: sénad) a noble sight (.i. is ard in fegad fegad angelorum ) Hy i 44 . inann finde ┐ f.¤ their fairness and their looks were alike Met. Dinds. iv 232.15 .

(c) considering, taking into account ; here, perhaps: adropart Noe ... edpart ... don Coimdid, fri fegad cach druing dorhell in consideration of (?) all who had erred SR 2619 . cen fegadh muigi na inbleogain `without regard of place or kinsman' Laws i 192.24 Comm. cf. da ba dec orro sin ... ┐ a fet[h]am- lac[h]us do ḟeghadh ar na danaib ele v 94.2 Comm . i (ic) f.¤ (with gen.) in view of, in comparison with: is nemni sin i condiulg ┐ i fegad na péni fessin LU 2752 ( RC xxv 254 ). i fégad ┐ i coṅdiulg cech dána rothídnaicc Dia ... is diasnéte in tidnacul tuc indíu ... PH 5450 . nír bo ní trá in teclamad- sa ... ic fegad in tinóil dariacht a hinsib Mara T., LL 232a41 .