1 fethem

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fethem or dil.ie/21839

Forms: feitheamh, -imh, -mhe, feichimh, feithimh, fethim, feitheamh

n m. and f. (vn. of 1 fethid), feitheamh m. (g s. -imh, -mhe) IGT, Decl. § 101 . feichimh (v.l. feithimh) f. § 150 .

(a) looking at, observing, watching (absol. or with gen. or prep.): ni dú damsa fethium no findigecht forru, LB 138a47 ( Hom. Leg. 66 ). sírfheithemh gnuisi in Diabuil, RC xxviii 320.18 . ag fethim an Rígh, 322.11 . drong ... ní dedbul fri fethim (: Bethil) `not paltry to contemplate' Fél. Ep. 266 . in ri ... for tulaig aird oca feitim `watching them' (a hunt) Marco P. 89 . got' fheithemh do chéin watching thee from afar BS 140.8 . ó bheith go frithir ... ag feitheamh thaiseadh na marbh, TSh. 656 . ar an druing téid d'fheitheamh an mhairbh, 936 . d'fhior a feithmhe nó a féagsana 1089 . ac feithium ar scemlead Atha Cliath ed radairc `watching [the battle] from the battlements of A.C.' as far as they could see Cog. 180.22 . ag feitheamh do chathuighthe (= certamen tuum spectat) TSh. 10189 . gidh bé breithemh nach bí claon | doghní an dá thaobh d'feichemh uadh, O'Gr. Cat. 592 . Keeping a look-out, keeping watch (absol. ) : Bran fri f.¤ for keeping watch (?) ZCP viii 321.13 . boi d'ḟebus in fethme ┐ in cométa oc na crechairib such was the vigilance and guarding LB 156b28 . ionadh feithme ┐ fairccsena, Leb. Gab.(i) i 208y . lucht feithme ┐ foraire, AFM vi 2120 . Cf. sē riga ar sē deichibh | dibh fri feithim ḟuilcrech on the look-out for bloody forays (?) BB 205a22 = Todd, Todd Nenn. 152 . Cf. foichle fethim is finna, TFerbe 158 , where fethim may be imperat., see 1 fethid.

(b) keeping watch over, guarding (AR against) : tancatar fiallach ... leigis da fethium ┐ da fégad ┐ dá forcomét, TBC-LL¹ 3635 = da bfechemh St. ateoch in Ríg ... óengeinne Dé diar fethim (: Bethil), Hy vi 25 . for conairib ... coimeta ┐ fethmi na coerechthrét, LB 129a48 . feidhm as natharda fuair fer | bruaig na hatharda d'feichem, O'Gr. Cat. 469.14 . da ḟethiumh ┐ da imdhíden ar chuindsgleo C., MR 304.4 . lucht feithme scēith rig Ulad shield-bearers 272.2 . Dia dom fheitheamh ar fheirg Dhé, Dán Dé xxvii 1 . gum fhior fheithmhe my guardian viii 10 .

(c) waiting on, attending to (with gen. or FOR, AR): dolluid for teiched co tend | sruth coa feithem dar cach fond `fast fled she, and the stream pursued her' Ériu vii 229 § 76 . ag feithemh cúrta attending at court Rel. Celt. ii 206z . ag feithemh orra, Fl. Earls 78.23 . ag feitheamh ar iodhbartaibh TSh. 6044 .

(d) waiting; with FOR, AR or FRI (RE, LE) waiting for, expecting: ag feichemh ort, Aisl. Tond. 128 , cited s.v furnaide. bátar ... acc feithemh ┐ acc furnaidhe ar a dhol-somh dia saighidh, AFM vi 2194 . a roibhe a lan do leomannaibh ag feitheamh for ainmindtibh an betha lying in wait for Ériu iii 166.27 . atá le fada ag feithimh | le Brian (: fóirithin), TD 13.23 . go ndleaghair do neach ... feitheamh ris an mbás, TSh. 8562 . Cf. feitim for in righ attends upon Marco P. 67 (waiting for ?). feitheamh (synon. with dóchus, furachus) Kirk = Eg. Gl. 325 . feitheamh ... gach creatúir expectation Romans viii 19 .