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4 féth n gender doubtful. Possibly same word as 5 féth.
85 Of craftsman's work, smoothness, finish, polish? Cf. faithche
.i. fēth-chaí .i. conair iarna fēthughad .i. iarna rēidhiughadh,
Corm. Y 628 . condenad a f. ¤ ┐ a snass ┐ a slemnugud (of
stakes of holly = to make them even ?) TBC 1410 (fethugud
St). ní hécen f. ¤ dar fudbu de 158 (i.e. difficulties need not
be glossed over; a proverb ?). G. [h]astas faciebat fri
5teora gressa ┐ ba feth in gres dédenach; dogníth ... L. soer
[na crunda] fri teora snassa ┐ ba feth [feith, Sec. Battle of
Moytura RC xii 94.1 ] in tsnas dédenach the last chip put
the finish on them
(?) Bodl. Corm. s.v. nescoit = Corm. Y
975 . ni rocindsead a feth nach a lighdhath [gús anocht],
10 Anecd. ii 7 (of a bronze palisade = they could not give it the
finishing polish and colour
?). (etym. of nemed :) nem-aodh
la cerda ┐ goibniu, ar issed dobeir nemhtenchus doib in
feith doberat tre aed [.i.] tre tine, O'Mulc. 830g . nem-mod
la saoruib ... niamfeith, ar ised dobeir nemtenchas doib,
15ind feth doniat tre nēim 830h (both exx. apparently mean
that a craftsman's status is determined by the finish of his
work. Cf. dlegar do cach feth i nemhedh, Ir. Texts iv
21 § 22 ). fethgeir .i. dobheir feith ger ar in fige no fid gér
dobeir feth ar in fighe, Laws i 152.13 Comm. (= it makes
20the wool even
?). Cf. feith .i. faebar, Lec. Gl. M 97 . See
also 1 féth (f. ¤ fithnaisi). Used as adj. = smooth, finished (?) ;
superl.: fethim saire no fedem .i. onn `smoothest of work'
(kenning on the ash-tree or letter o) Auraic. 5651 = foillem,
Anecd. iii 44 ; text doubtful. Compds. ¤ chrann: cona
25fet[h]crannaibh snasta slemnaigti `even ... shafts' (of
arrows) CCath. 5462 . ¤ snas: féthán féths[h]nais, Aisl.
MC 93.10 (see féthán and fithnais). Cf. also: go bfiodh-
bhacaibh féthshnoightibh smoothed or polished bows Hugh
Roe 72.8 (f. 19a) .

30 5 féth n u,m. (? Cf. 4 féth, and note on W. gweith, drygweith,
Ifor Williams, Pedeir Keinc p. 181 ff ) of physical condition,
sleekness, a healthy or flourishing appearance, and in wider
sense looks, appearance (of health or the reverse). Here
perhaps: feth .i. slemain, ut est a trede domiter cach agaid,
35feth, cruth, coitti. feth .i. im slemne, by three things every
face [structure, reading aicde ?] is estimated; smoothness,
form, hardness
O'Dav. 1004 . cethracha bliadna ... | fo
ḟeth cen galar, cen chath | co ragaib in Seth sílad SR 2015 .
conda tanic a sult ┐ a feth LU 10639 (= Ériu xii 156.4 ).
40 molt .i. mó ... a sult .i. a feith, Corm. Y 924 (= féth H 3.18 )
meth .i. mo a feith (féth H 3.18 ) 925 . Ni f. ¤ laíg lilicca lacht-
mair ... latt ... acht is f. ¤ meic mialtromma, Aisl. MC 93.17 .
is olc in féthán féthsnais fil for h'agaid ... is f. ¤ galair ib. 10 .
rathaigit ... degfheth in chleirig, Fél. 146.27 . sonus ┐
45degḟéth ... d'ḟir th'inaid do gres LB 236b51 = deggnáe, Fél.
146.32 . olc f. ¤ fil fort LL 117b36 = Ir. Texts i 33.25 . indas
bud chóir doib aíne do denum .i. co na rothadbatis gné ...
drochfétha forru PH 8357 ( Matt. vi 16 ).

6 féth (feth ?) n gender and quantity doubtful. Art, know-
50ledge, technical skill? fithithair .i. feth-athair ... no athair
na feide na helathan, Laws ii 348.16 Comm. do fithidir
.i. ... d'aithir na fetha na healadan 288.27 Comm . fithir
.i. fethathair .i. athair in fetha, in foircedail no athair na
fege, na heladna, O'Don. 597 (< H 3.17, c. 451 ). féth .i. aoi no
55ealadha, O'Cl. féith (feth, feidh v.l.) ar eladhain, Met. Gl.
D 50 . Cf. tene feth (.i. loscud inna aī .i. focol- co n-imdergad
in sin) RC xxvi 20 § 42 ( Rawl. 108b ). go ro marb menn ...
rodṁberb fo ḟeth do lubaib SR 2846 (dressed it skilfully
with herbs
? A rime with moeth seems intended). See
60 4 féth (perhaps same word). In: cacha faithchi feith
SR 403 (: anfortaich). co fathaib feith, O'Mulc. 537 , we
may have a part of fethid.

fethach adj o-ā (-é- ? Cf. 6 féth ?) possessing art or learning ?
caur f. ¤ .i. am coir ic fethugud ai, Rawl. 108b33 ( RC xxvi 20 §
6549 ; cur feithech .i. im coir ag feithugud ... YBL 244b32 ).

féthaide adj io-iā (4 féth ?): carpat fidgrind féthaidi LU 8594 .
fethaide 8633 ( FB 45 [ = feithendai, Eg.], 47 ). Cf. c. féth-
grind fethaine LU 8671 ( FB 49 = fidgrind feithide, Eg.). As
subst.: clodib ōrduirn co fethaidib airget ` inlayings (?)'
70 RC xii 60.18 ; leg. féthanaib? See féthan.

? fethaige n iā,f. (cf. fethach) knowledge, science: fithithair
.i. ... aithair ḟethaigi in ae in ḟorcetail, Laws ii 348.15 Comm.
(`who guards' trans., as if fethaigthe, gen. of a vn.).

féthaigid v g (3 féth) makes smooth or calm (lit. and fig. ) :
75 fetigim (gl. sedo), Thes. ii 42.6 . feithig, a Christ, an muir !
BCC § 222 . (depon.) airicht fodesin ... suitengtaidh nodo-
fethaigthear ZCP xii 360.12 .

féthaigthe (part. of féthaigid) smoothened, calm: lan ler
fethaigthi IT iii 22 § 66 . 98 § 161 , Bruchst. i § 133 , where
80Meyer prints féthaigthe, for consonance.

fethal n o,m. acc. to Vendryes, RC xxix 204 `that which
indicates' (√ uet- ` declare '), hence (a) a characteristic
badge or emblem (of office or class), insignia (used both of
dress and ornaments): e fethol .i. a n-étach sacaird (gl.
85 ephoth) Tur 87 . f. ¤ līnda imbi (of a herald) TBC² 1112 .
f. ¤ maith an airdrigh tar cend a tuaithi (gl. on: sēt cacha
mārflatha, as a pledge), Laws v 244.22 Comm. f. ¤ connduala
(distinctive appurtenance of a chief's wife) 384.24 ; expld.
by: fethal comdala ... nó ... eccusc comduala .i. in merge
no in brat sída no in rinde, O'Dav. 992 , but see next ex.
5(b) a device or ornament on a shield: sceith co fethul chon-
duala LL 248b3 ( TBFr. 39 ). sce[i]th co fethluib conndualae
┐ con n-imlib findruini IT iii 239.139 . (c) a halidom , an
object regarded as sacred, and sometimes used for swearing
on; in Christian lit. esp. of the appurtenances of Divine
10 service . f. ¤ .i. cumdach comartha nó minn, ut est imdénatsom
la fethla `f. ¤ i.e. a shrine or mark, or relic, ut est, they prove
with relics
' O'Dav. 899 . fetal cach cumtach, Trans. Phil.
Soc. 1859, 209 . cūic prīmfethail cecha ec(ol)sa ... bachall ┐
menistir ┐ cros ┐ cloc ┐ catur (.i. soiscela), Trip. xxi .
15 soire ecalsi Dé ... cona fethlaib, Cáin Ad. 34 . sechip
f. ¤ foa tosar a ndubethech any emblem on which a down-
right perjury is sworn
Ériu vii 156 § 15 . f. ¤ na feart
(of a bell), Fen. 236.18 . le cois na ffethal ffertach
with the wonder-working insignia (of St. Maedóc's hali-
20doms) BNnÉ 246.10 . is deside rocumtaigit scrína ┐
[ḟ]ethla náem hErenn LL 274a7 . scrín Mancháin do
cumhdach ... feibh as deach ro cumhdaighedh feathal
a nErinn FM ii 1156.13 . crand do chor a fethlaib `casting
lots out of reliquaries
' IT iii 192.5 (= chalices ? Cf. dobertar
25na crunna i cailech for altōir, Cáin Ad. 46 ). Of pagan
halidoms used in attestation : etag ┐ iath anmann fethal
la gentiu, ut dicitur: dar an iath-sae ..., O'Mulc. 469 .
Fig. of a person: ba he ... an f. ¤ coisrecctha an righ nemdha
dognídh sídh ... eter Dia ┐ duine (of St. Barre) BNnÉ 20.22
30(cf. Lism.L. 2463 where same expression is used of Senán
and the word f. is glossed `mincúis'). f. ¤ co faebraighi (of
Christ) ZCP viii 203.26 . cartait glonn fri f. ¤ find FM ii
590.10 (poem), where f. ¤ seems to refer to the bishop Mael
Maedoc. (d) a valuable drinking-horn or cup (B. na f. ?
35 Cf. IT iii 192.5 above) : f. ¤ .i. corn cumdaigh argoid, Corm. Y
653 . O'Cl. (feathal). is he f. ¤ luigid (= luigi ?) sil Eogain
.i. bernan Emin, Ir. Texts iii 2.11 (probably a bell, see
bernán). na tri feathla is deach do boi a nEalga ZCP viii
103.1 (B. na f.) = na tri cuirn, Ériu ii 186.19 . Cf. f. ¤ .i. comdus
40(= comadas ?) ind dail, O'Mulc. 596 = Phil. Soc. 1859, 209 .
(e) distinctive shape or appearance, aspect, likeness: feuthal
.i. eugasg, Corm. Y 669 . feathal .i. éccosc no cuma, O'Cl.
gó go ffeathol ffior ┐ fior go bḟethal ngua, Ériu xiii 14.20 .
f. ¤ ferda TBC 5741 . fethol chuid Ailline RC xiii 222.43 (B.
45na f.) = delb cinn A., MS. Mat. 473 . biaid i fethol cech míl
he will assume the form of every animal Im. Br. § 53 . cidh
deghnie drochfethol? ol sé `what makes thee look so ill ?'
RC xii 64.15 (leg. -féth; -ol being due to dittography ? Cf.
5 féth). finnḟethal frestal `attendance of bright appearance'
50(of angels) ACC 22 ( RC xx 166 ). Cf. also: Foibne, feochair
in f. ¤ 'fierce of feature' Met. Dinds. iv 86y . goiridh Sesar
Cruithnigh .i. picti, do Brethnuibh do cuiredh aighidh fedil
do bhód ┐ do bhadar orra (= Caesar calls the Britons picti
because they tattooed their faces with woad and madder
) 24
55N 2, 162 = Todd, Nenn. vi 4 (Dubháltach Mac Fir Bhisigh).
If `fedil' = fethail (or fethal, g p.) it applies to the figures
of animals, etc., mentioned in the previous sentence.