ar-feith

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v (1 fethid) later airḟeithid, looks after : fó bhith as conn ar ecconn feith 'because it is the normal person (with full legal capacity) who looks after the abnormal' Ériu xiii 33.z , Celtica xi 20 . ar feich cenn a memra .i. airime in ceann na memair 'the head (superior) looks after his members (subordinates)' O'Curry 283 (H.3.18 151) , Celtica xi 20 = ar feith cenn a memra .i. airimidh, O'Curry 2112 (H.4.22 78b) . arfeith .i. airitiu nó lesugud, ut dicitur: arfeith cend a memra, O'Mulc. § 103 . ? arisfith (arisfuich, v.l.) Rechtabra radhaibh … airimidh R. conadh he noraidhe urlabra tara cenn 'Rechtabrae looks after them with utterances … R. defends (lit. 'fences round') them and it is he who speaks on their behalf' Celtica xi 20 . anim Patraicc ... aingil Dé ... aridfetis cen anad .i. roerfetsetar no ro etsetar cum eo, Thes. ii 320.6 ( Hy. ii ).