fet

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fet or dil.ie/21800

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(a) a whistling or hissing sound: is cosmart do rétaib ind f.¤ (gl. sibili) Sg 3a7 . issi ... ro airich feit do caismert `invented a whistle for signalling' RC xii 96.2 . f.¤ ... is bēs dond nathruig, foceird fit frisin n-escmogin ... ┐ doteit docum na nathrach ... ┐ focerdat ind iascairi fit friusom condagaibett (of a serpent's hiss and fishermen's decoy whistle), O'Mulc. 527 . f.¤ gaīthe soughing Ériu vii 4.21 . Of sound of a sword cleaving the air: is for rīgaib focheird feit ... [in] dubchenn LU 9673. 1042 ( ZCP iii 214 . Cf. ACC 101 ). claideb ... co feit co cruas LL 189b10 . rob imda ann sin fead cloidem re cnaimh CF 732 . Cf. a chlaidh- emh ... go bḟed RC xxix 128.15 . fed peileir whizz of bullets Rel. Celt. ii 186.39 . Of pipe of birds: a luin ... as bind bocc síthamail t'ḟ.¤ LB 36 marg. do gothaibh én amail atait sdruic ┐ fiaich ┐ feada fosgair, Mackinnon Cat. 28.8 . Cf. sibela feminae ... in féd fos (sibilus), Ir. Gl. 826 . caide guth edrom? .i. fedha daoine ┐ gotha én, Ériu xiii 36.23 (leg. feta?). tri gotha diabhuil....i. fead ┐ gul ┐ eigeamh BB 34b38 . Fet, Eigheamh ┐ Gol (allegor. npr.) ZCP xiv 408.34 .

(b) a pipe used for blowing: im in feit trein tresa sēiter teni (gl. trefet), Laws i 144.3 Comm. Cf. mod. feadóg `flute, pipe, plover' and see fetchúisech, —gal, —gaire.