1 fíad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fíad or dil.ie/21885

Forms: fiadham, fiadum, fiadutsa, fiadsu, fiada, fiada, fiado-som, fiada, fíadai, fiadae, fiado, fíadib, fiadib, fiadaib

prep. with dat. (f.¤ firu LU 9773 is in a Mid. Ir. text), usually lenites. Orig. a subst., cf. W. gwydd `presence,' and perhaps folld. by gen., cf. f.¤ cach druing dein SR 4519 (Strachan, M. Ir. Decl., takes druing here as d s f. The word is f. in later lang.) cf. dothaitni grian fhiad cach druṅg SR 249 . cf. also f.¤ meic dé athar ZCP viii 561 < Lec. 183va 40 but: f.¤ genemain 2808 . Often written fia, esp. before d. feád LU 10978 . With rel. partic.: fiadh ndéntar ZCP xvi 170 . With pron. suff.: 1 sg. fiadham, Anecd. i 73 § 200 . fiadum, Aisl. MC 41.21 . 2 sg. fiadutsa LB 174a51 . fiadsu, Aisl. MC 41.21 . 3 s. m. fiada, Trip. 136.28 . fiada, Corm. Y 645 . fiado-som, Mon. Tall. § 78 , fiada LB 184a33 . BB 393a11 . fíadai LU 10826 . fiadae, O'Mulc. 49 . fiado, Bürgschaft 19 § 59 . 2 pl. fíadib Wb 19b6 , 24b12 . 3 pl. fiadib 10c5 . fiadaib Ml 112d8 .

(a) before, in presence of: gl. pro [tribunali] Ml 26c16 . coram 61b19 . fiad Abimelech (gl. ante A.) 53b5 . amal bid fíadib nocrochthe as if He had been crucified before you Wb 19b6 . f.¤ chách openly, publicly: Wb 3a7 . 2a1 (gl. in manifesto). 18d8 (gl. seorsum). Ml 24c19 . corop imdergad deit fía cách, Mon. Tall. § 15 . segair in chest isin tig feád ind oclaig LU 10978 . f.¤ na sluagaib, Anecd. i 68 § 155 . no bīdh ... C. f.¤ cách cech die, Arch. iii 308 vi 12 . f.¤ ainglib PH 4677 . f.¤ aingliu 6800 . f.¤ dálaib before assemblies Fél. Prol. 315 . f.¤ mathib Ulad LU 8790 ( FB 59 ). cor tasfen cách a cherd ... fíad firu Herend LU 9773 . fia fiadnaib before witnesses Bürgschaft 17 § 52 . fiadnaise didiu fiad neoch naisi 19 § 58 . f.¤ nUlad errathaib in the sight of the champions of Ulster TBC² 3561 . co ndernsat col mór fiadh Dhia ┐ fia dhainibh AU 1128 . co ttudhchatar uaidh fiadh ṡūilibh `escaped before his eyes' (openly) FM ii 692.4 . P.O'C. (s.v.) cites from a copy of the Táin: fiadh a chéle = hi fiadnaisi a cheli TBC² 784 .

(b) in the eyes of, in the opinion of: atchessa fiad lucht na n-etarnade comtis aige alta they seemed to those lying in ambush to be wild deer Hy vii pref . isat somilis f.¤ borbaib, at sérb ... f.¤ ecnaidib (= dulcis stultis, amara sapientibus) PH 4662 . cinntech fia Dia ... nemchintech fia doinib 6214 . ar bat nefni fiadu na todernuma tuctha fair he counted as nought the tortures 6590 . cíat ísliu f.¤ [fia, la, v.l.] daínib, Fél. Prol. 153 . nirbo coir fiadha he did not deem it right Anecd. ii 13.8 . bec fiadsu innisin ┐ mór fiadumsa, Aisl. MC 41.21 .