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fetán n o,m. pl. somet. —a, see below (dim. of fet). (a) a hiss
or whistle: v.s. a fhetán néimnech na nathrach PH 8248 .
an tan thogbhas S. a fedán cinn bhraghad `sends forth a
whistle
' ITS v 134y . fear feadán `whistling man' TD
75 34.16 . (b) a pipe or tube: fedán (gl. fistula), Ir. Gl. 46 .
feadán (synon. with duisiol, sumaire), Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 235 ;
re guth do dhuisioll uisgeadh `noise of thy waterspouts'
Ps. xlii 7 ). f. ¤ (tube used for sucking pus from sores), Acall.
7222 . A musical pipe: fedan for a muin, Aen. 173 (= de
80collo fistula pendet Virg. Aen. iii 661 , an interpolation).
fedán fogurbinn, Acall. 1718 . fedan do boí aicci, ┐ fir in
domain do choiteldais ris gemad mor a ngalur 6100 .
Med. (a) in pl. pipes, of the lungs, bronchi: feadain an
sgamain = canna pulmonis Reg. Sláinte 1591 . (b) fistula:
85 deoch ... cum an ḟedain YBL 347a14 . ceirin ... bacas don
cneid dul a fedanaib linnidan, Ir. Texts v 10.20 . do cosg
fola na fedan linnidhan ib. 27 . A pipe for conveying water,
etc.: doróigne ... fetana luaide do chur ... fo thalmain
... ┐ no leicead na husci estibside LB 235a57 . can usce
acht a tairngther a fedánaib o Ghlend Ébrón, Maund. 65 .
5 an t-uisgi teid tri fedanuibh, Ros. Angl. 66y . mur uisge
tre ḟedanuibh, Luc. Fid. 120.13 = O'Hussey T.C. 188 (ḟédán-
aibh). tollaid ... crann suaiti na praisci co raibe ina ḟetan
┐ no doirted in n-im tresan fetan, Fél. 146.25 . Transf. of
a liquid: teora fetana fola spouts of blood D iv 2, 53ra14
10(treated as fem.). (c) a brooch(?) (prob. a penannular
brooch with hollow or cylindrical ring): f. ¤ finduma issin
brat, Acall. 7600 (`hollow pin' Stokes; who adds in Notes:
`hollow fibulas of gold have been found in Ireland').
fedana finduma isna brataib 2441 .

15 fetánach adj o-ā (fetán) I (a) resembling a pipe or tube; cylin-
drical (?): ro gab cathchrios ... cona lannlúth lúthmar
[leg. lann lúthmar? l. lúth-luthmhar MR] cruinnfhedánach
certimlech, Caithr. Thoirdh. 39.27 (= MR xiv 4 , where
O'Don. translates `his lance, regularly cased in a tubic
20sheath
' A corruption of ¤ ḟethanach? Cf. fethan). ingne
fiarcroma féithgéra fedáncha 104.30 . fothlachta feadánach
fíorbhog, Ó Bruad. iii 110 . (b) in medicine, fistulous:
re creuchtuibh doimhne feadanacha, 23 K 42, 273.16 . II A
player on a pipe or flageolet: v s. a ḟeadanaig IT iii 70 § 18 .
25 n p. fedanaig (gl. oirfidid), Laws v 108.25 Comm. orghanaig
┐ cornaire ... ┐ fetanaig, Alex. 469 .

fetánacht n ā,f. (fetán) I Playing on a pipe or flageolet: oc
fetanacht ┐ oc staraigecht LB 136a37 ( Hog. Nenn. 54 ).
Cf. caide guth alta? .i. fetánacht ┐ crónanacht, Ériu xiii
3036.21 . II Med. fistulation: fóiridh iad o gach uile ... ḟeada-
nacht (of wounds), 23 K 42, 353.19 .

fetarlaic —e, n f. O.Ir. fetarlicce, from (in) vetere lege,
Thurn., Hbch. § 914 ; ZCP xii 289 , from stem of Lat. vetus
lex with Ir. suffix -che, Ped. i 223 . In Glosses found only in
35oblique cases. Mid. Ir. fetarlaic, petarlaic (both forms in
PH); g s. —laice (—i, also —laicthe —i), the latter form taken by
Stokes ZCP iv 373 as an adj. The Old (Jewish) Law or
Testament (both of the dispensation and the Scriptures):
often used without art. (a) d s. asind fetarlaici Tur 39 .
40 g s. for testimin na fetarlicce Wb 4d25 . fetarlice 15a25 .
Ml 60b12 . innaimsir inna fetarlaice 26b7 . sruthi na fetarlaice
.i. Abraam ┐ Isac 31d11 . inna ca[nó]ne fetarlaice 39b17 .
senchus inna feturlicci, Hib. Min. 5.164 . (b) feadarlaic .i.
an seinreacht, O'Cl. (c) hi timnaib na fetarlaicthe PH
45 5852 . With p—: na dā recht rofoíd in Coimdiu ... .i. petar-
laicc ┐ núfiadnaise LB 42a59 = PH 4552 . cech oín peturlaic
do lēgh he read every (book of the) Old Testament ZCP vii
304 § 16 . na mirbuli ... dorígne i petarlaicc ┐ inn núḟiad-
naise LB 257b27 . o recht petarlaicthi (sic MS.), Laws i
5038.14 Comm. hi petarlaic ┐ i núfhiadnaise PH 1102 . sruthi
na petarlaicthi 7871 . do dúilib petarlaicthe 4491 . in eclais
chechtarda petarlaice ┐ nuafhiadnaise 6493 . BColm. 2.3
(petarlaeici). IT i 169.15 (phetarlaicthi). aenta petarlaici
fria nuifhiadnusi .i. rechta fria soscéla, Lism.L. 4618 .
55 canóin pedrelge BB 487b26 .

fetchúisech n ā,f. (cf. fet) playing a pipe or flageolet: occ
cuslennaigh ┐ oc fetchuisigh ` whistling ' TFrag. 24.9 . Cf.
ac fethchuisib ┐ a[c] cantain chiuil YBL 160a21 = oc feth-
cusib PH 890 (leg. ¤ chúisig?).

60 fetgaire n [io,n.?] (compd. of fet) a swishing, hissing or
whistling sound: in toirneach ... rochualusu, fetgairi na
claideb ... insin TBC² 3127 . fedgaire na cloidem, Aen. 2489 .
f. ¤ na faga LL 243b41 ( TTr. 2009 ). fetgairi na slegh ic a
sādudh, CCath. 5920 . fetguire na nathrach hissing 4171 .
65 fedghaire no guth feadóige `whistle or sound of a plover'
Buile S. 104.1 . re f. ¤ na fer fiadaig `whistling' Fianaig.
56.31 . Of a shrill, longdrawn wail: ra érig f. ¤ na ndea ┐
golgaire na n-airdemna LL 230a34 ( TTr. 963 , where Stokes
reads: setgaire), corresp. to: roclos fed[g]airi ┐ golgairi
70na ndeamna BB 431a16 . As quasi.-vn.: ic faeidib ┐ ic
feadgairi (of air-sprites) MR 230.20 . feadghaire ` lamen-
tation, wailing, also more lamentable ' P.O'C.

fetgal n ā,f. (fet) whistling: fer fedghoile, O'Gr. Cat. 556.1 .

1 feth: n f. ¤ .i. ime, ut est fobith is cach cond ar econn f. ¤ , O'Dav.
75 827 = as conn ar ecconn feith, Ériu xiii 33.32 , where the
form is prob. conj. of 1 fethid, q.v. Perhaps ar e. f. ¤ =
ar-feth e. Cf. arfeith cend a memra, O'Mulc. 103 .
iarna ḟormna TBC 5537 St (of swords? Wind.; pikes?).
In: scēith ... co fethaib ┐ condualaib LL 253.3 ( TFerbe 3 ),

80 2 feth n a stick or shaft(?): tri fetha fogera co n-iomdorn orsnath
fethlaib is evidently meant, cf. sgeth gu fethluib condualo
ZCP iv 33.20 (TBFr.). Cf. fetha .i. fleasga no feathain,
O'Cl.

1 féth n u,m. in the expression: f. ¤ fíada (fíad, fía), also fé f. ¤ ,
85 fía f. ¤ fégh fía (m.) IGT, Decl. § 95 p. 127 (where `fé fía'
though it occurs, is proscribed as incorrect). A magic mist,
veil, which renders those under it invisible (Cf. the Germ. Tarn-
kappe), the secret of which was possessed by the Tuatha
D.D.: do orduigh Manannan doibh [.i. do mhaithibh
Tuath Dé D. tar eis chatha Taillten] adhbha dileas gach
5deghfir, ┐ dorinneadh in feth fiadha ... dona mileadhaibh
.i. in feth fiadha tar nach faic[th]í na flaithi, Ériu xi 188 .
See Atlantis iii 386 ff . , D'A. De Jubainville, Cycle Myth.
277 , Joyce Soc. Hist. i 246 . The name fáeth fiada ( Hy
vii pref ., Thes. ii 354.10 ; fáed f. ¤ , Trip. 48.7 ) given to the
10hymn composed by St. Patrick after his escape from Loegh-
aire's ambush is prob. the same expression; due to the
legend that P. was invisible to L.'s men, cf. dodechaid
dícheltair tairsiu co nár árdraig fer dib, Trip. 46.28 . See
faíd. dichealtair .i. fé fiadha no duaithniughadh, O'Cl.
15(from Trip. 46.28 , cited above?). féidh fiadh `a mask,
vizard, hood; a disguise that rendered the wearer unknown
or invisible , ... defectively written fe fiadh, ... feidh fia,'
P.O'C. Tuatha De D. fo diamair (.i. ... ara mbiodh an
fee fía), Leb. Gab. i 172 n. 1 . dá ttaisbentar in f. ¤ fiadha
20... do nech do macaibh Miledh, nocha bia gabail re diamair
no re draideacht ic nech do Tuathaibh Dé D. (Cú Chulainn
refuses to show his friends among the Sídhe to Fer diad)
TBC 3845 St = an fé fía RC xi 323.29 . an fé fiadh ZCP x
294.16 . druid .i. doniat in feth fia no in [ḟ]aisdinecht,
25 Laws v 90.27 Comm. co n-accai in dā sid osluicti ... iar
scithlim a fe fia dibh (i.e., after their enchantment had
been dispersed) RC v 202.23 . ro eirig fia fiad (féth fia, fédh
fia, fé fiadh v.l.) umaind, co nar leir sind, Acall. 5235 . ní
léir ar úaigh mér na mná | atá ar a húaim in fégh fía what
30the woman has sewn is not manifest, the f.f. is over her seam

IGT, Decl. ex. 1674 . do chuir Mac G. an féith fiadha tar
an fidradach sa innus nach fuighbhed ēnduine hé, L.Chl.
Suibhne § 9 . bhur bfé fía, ní fearrde dhuit, | aithnim thú
d'aimhdheóin th'iomluit, Ériu ix 8.81 . ni buadha cloch,
35ní fégh fiagh | chaomhnus cuanta a críoch n-imchian TD
13.13 . Cf. further: ní folaig acht feth (fecht v.l.) fithnais,
Acall. 7916 (`magic veil' SG ii 262 ). féth fithnaisi, v.l.
of fethana fithnais Acall. 722 . Cf. rachaid in fiad draídechta atá
urri di (i.e. the well will be revealed) 7505 . See 3, 4 féth.
40 donfe for fiada fe IT iii 53 § 97 (for feda fé v.l.). Also fig. :
atá ar a rún an fé fia IGT, Decl. 1681 . masa ceas eoil an
fé fiadh | do-chiam ad dheóigh é ar an dán TD ii 245 .
depression, gloom: ceilt a grádha ar an ngruaidh bḟaoilidh
| fada ar inghin 'na ḟégh fia ib.