fíthal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fíthal or dil.ie/22244

Forms: Fíthal

n (cf. Lat. vitulus. See also ZCP vi 435 ) a calf: f.¤ laogh bó, Corm. Y 583 . Cf. baothān (.i. laogh) ferb (.i. bō id est Fithil), ZCP v 484 § 9 (kenning for npr. Fíthal). fiothal (fíodhal) a fairy, hag or goblin ' P. O'C. ? a Fithail ... ní íath dochor for rathaib | fathaig cid fir nach fithail (: lithaib) LL 149a23 (: síthaig, Hib. Min. p. 82 ) = men that are not Fíthals, i.e. as well as F. (?). Cf. ní luaithe innte (= san uaigh] an fíothal foirbhthe ... ná an muarḟear groidhe Ó Bruad. iii 8 .