foilches

Cite this: eDIL s.v. foilches or dil.ie/22859

Forms: foilcheas, failcheas, foilgheas, failgheas, -is, -easa, foilches, -ise

n m. and f. (cf. fo-luigi) foilcheas failcheas, foilgheas, failgheas (m., g s. -is,-easa) IGT, Decl. § 28 , 38 p. 88 ; foilches, etc. (f. g s. -ise) § 12 .

Hiding, concealment ; a thing hidden, a secret: eol damh deich ffoilchis ag Fionn | do ṡédaibh, Duan. F. i 16.26 . deich seóid gacha foilchise ib. 27 . an toircheas ... tarla 'n-a ḟoilcheas aice she kept secret A. Ó Dálaigh li 14 . as í an ḟoilches eisinill ... an toirches taisighim perilous secret IGT, Decl. ex. 506 . má tá aon ḟoilcheas agaibh le nochtadh, Content. x 30 . bíodh nach foilcheas an fissin though it is no secret TD 15.2 . foilgheas ealadhan `recondite poetry' 32.2 . Esp. in phrase: atá i n-a ḟ.¤ (atá a ḟ.¤) ar ... it is hidden from ..., ... is ignorant of: 'na bhfoilcheas ort má táid sin, Content. vi 232 . is iomdha ní ... nach biadh 'na ḟ.¤ orainn (= quae non laterent) Keat. ii 6173 . Dia ... ar nach bhfuil aoinnidh ina ḟ.¤ , Eochairsgiath 75.7 . tar gach bhf.¤ dá bhfuil oirne, A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 23 . ar shíl nEoghain ... ná bíodh t'fh.¤ `conceal nothing' Studies 1919, 439 (= le clainn ... na bi toilcheas, Luc. Fid. 390 ). In concrete sense: tochlaid in fhalcus `excavates the hiding-place' SG 67.14 (but cf. do thochladar failchis, Jerem. xviii 22 , cited under fairthis).