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fidba(i)d n ā, i, f. (fid + vn. of subst. vb., Ped. ii 14 ) fidbadh
80 IGT, Decl. § 12 . fidhbaid § 13 . fidbuth, Anecd. i
69 § 167 (Im. MD). d s. fiodhba (: diomdha) PBocht p. 20
§ 1 . Trees (coll.), a wood or forest: is mo diri in craind bis
i n-etarbib a thire oldas in crann bis a fidbaid cidh aonfidh,
O'C. 890 (< H 3.18, 377 ). ba fidbad tunc it was a wood then
85 Dinds. 27 ( BB 365b11 ). fidbaidae fál ` hedge of trees ' Thes.
ii 290.7 . tigither fál fidbaide, Alex. 739 . ind [ḟ]idbad
(: fidrad) SR 1389 . cach caill, cach fidbaig, Anecd. i 19.13 .
fidbuth uase cain a bolath toradh fuirre 69 § 167 . tir fid-
baige woodland Laws iv 102.4 Comm. druim fidbaidhe
` wooded ridge ' Dinds. 43 ( BB 373a35 ). in crand is ardi
5isin ḟidbuid PH 4116 . ní slicht sinnaig ... i fasaig nā fidbaid
LL 264b9 ( MU² 336 ). os mincrandaib fidbaidi, TTebe
2563 . snadmait a n-eochu don fhighbaid to the trees Marco P.
113 . Mac Aedha na Fidbaidhi hUi N. `A. Ó N. of the
wood
' AU ii 506 . fiodhbhuidh (synon. with diothramh,
10 fasach), Kirk = Eg. Gl. 214 . pl. teora fighbhuidi nofhasat
imon cathraig, Marco P. 95 . idir ḟairrge is ḟiodhbhuidhe
TD 28.34 . gaeth ... ro bris taighe ┐ fíodhbhadha FM ii
984.21 . claide fidbad uprooting woods Met. Dinds. iii 332.1 .
Transf. of timber: adhbha chiúil d'fíodhbhadh giumhuis
15 of fir-wood 2 Sam. vi 5 . Fig. of spears: risna fidbadaib ...
di ṡlegaib LL 239b25 ( TTr. 1693 ). Cf. na hocht catha ...
ina cro catha ... cona tuighi do clethcoilltibh āigh ┐
d'fidbadaib neime (2 fidba?), CCath. 4981 . fiodhbhaidh
chraoiseach `spear-forest' (armed warriors) TD 29.39 .
20 Of masts: ótchondaic in fidbaid imremair LL 235b2 ( TTr.
1366 ). Of hair: f. ¤ roás triana chenn, Ériu iv 94 § 12 . Of
the skeleton: fiodhbhaidh chríon cnámha mo cholna,
TSh. 3312 = Dánfhocail 127 . Of a genealogical tree, a
family: síol A. ... craobha d'ḟiodhbhaidh inleanta, Content.
25 xxix 24 . Of a person, scion: a ḟiodhbha úr don ḟréimh
ríogh, A. Ó Dálaigh xii 8 .

fidbadach adj o-ā (fidbad) belonging to the forest, sylvan; wild (?) :
fuilcech fidbadhach fand tosach a rechta ZCP ix 453.30 .
As subst. o,m. a wild animal (wolf ?): uallfaid fidbadaig
30uas bar silechaib wild beasts will howl (?) Alex. 224 = uallfait
fail ┐ fiadbaidi uas bar silnechaib BB 490a51 . Of a person:
in f. ¤ fuilech Cluanau Foda ZCP ix 455.12 . As npr. m. AU
766 . Fidhbhadhach 757 . FM 753 . 762 . F. ¤ mac Feda
Ruscaig, Anecd. i 46 .

35 fidbocc n o,m., but d s. —aicc occurs (fid + bac `hook,
angle
' ?) n s. fidbocc Sg 107b1 , 2 . fidboc Ml 99d1 . g s.
fidbaicc, Thes. ii 8.39 . d s. ond idbuoc (= ḟidbucc) 48.7
( Philarg. Ecl. x 59 ); but: asind fidboicc Ml 80b6 . asind
ḟidbaicc , Rawl. 81a55 . Lit. `a wood-bow ,' hence (a) an
40 archer's bow: gl. arcus Sg 107b1 ; 2 . Ml 80b6 . cornu
(= bow ) Thes. ii 48.7 . nostrochlann saigit asind ḟidbaicc,
Rawl. 81a55 = nostrochaill saighit i fidbacc YBL 127b12 .
co n-urchur saigte a fidhbac, Marco P. 123 . rodibraic
saigid a fidbaic ibraide, TTebe 2582 . [dairt] ag fágbháil a fiodhbhaic , DDána 78.2 . pl. tairthit a ḟidbaco
45 they grasp their bows Aen. 1127 . frais ... do ṡaighdibh a
fidhbacaibh, CCath. 1280 . fidhbhaca cona saighetbolccaibh
FM vi 1978.2 . (b) a rainbow: samaigfet mo ḟ. ¤ isin nem .i.
tuag nimi, Rawl. 70b7 . fithbacc .i. stuag nime, Lec. Gl.
321 = fidhbac, Stowe Gl. 367 .

50 fidcheis n f. (fid + 3 cess ?) a long wooden pole or staff (spear ?):
f. ¤ .i. sleagh; triocha troighidh a bfod na fidhcheisi, O'Cl.
a f. ¤ fria hais, tricha traigeth ina hairdi, corrān iaroinn for
indara cinn dī, Cáin Ad. 3 . tri fedhchesda mōra finnchuill
ZCP viii 540.28 = fidṡlatta TBC 1433 .

55 fidchelda adj io-iā belonging to the game of `fidchell ': imat
fian fidhcelda (fidchilli, fidhcelluch v.l.), Anecd. ii 58.13 .

fidchell n ā,f. (fid + ciall `wood-intelligence' Ped. ii 3 [cf.
Corm. Y 607 ], W. gwyddbwyll) spelt fithchell LU 10806 ,
IGT, Decl. § 12 . fichell, Acall. 7795 , 7816 ; g s. fidchille
60 LU 4859 , 8804 . fichille FB 37 Eg. na fithchille IGT,
Decl. ex. 522 . na fichli (incorrect) 523 . fichle Acall. 7799 .
fitchle ZCP vi 47.13 . fithli 44.17 . n p. fidchella; fidcilla
ZCP x 307.15 . A game played for a stake with two sets of
figures on a square board divided into black and white
65squares (usually rendered ` chess ,' but the rules are un-
known): is cethrachair ... ind fitchill, ┐ it dīrge a tīthe ┐
find ┐ dub fuirre ┐ i[s] sainmuinter cachla fechtus beres a
tochell, Corm. Y 607 ; both board and figures were often
of costly material and elaborate workmanship. fidchell
70(son of `drús' by `lonnus'), Triads 142 . masa i n-uamas
an catha Troianna rohairged in fidceall if chess was invented
RC xii 78.18 . in n-imberam fidchill? LU 10834 . imberat
in fidchill LL 249a15 ( TBFr. § 8 ). imrem fitcell ZCP vi
54.19 . fer fidchilli a chessman LU 9073 ( FB 82 ). cluithchi
75fithli aga imirt ZCP vi 44.17 . pl. imberthar fidcella dún
( games ) LU 3241 ( SC 3 ). ic imbirt brandub ┐ fidchell TBC
871 . ag imbert fidhcheall TD 19.15 . am maith se ... for
fithchill I am good at f. ¤ LU 10804 . Transf. the board and
appurtenances of the game: atá sund ... f. ¤ , ... clār n-argit
80┐ fir óir 10806 (where the f. ¤ includes `clár' and `fir').
ecraid M. in fidchill M. arranges the board 10809 . f. ¤ ┐.
brandub ... huas cach imdai IT ii 179.3 . tucad na fir ar
in fi[d]chill the men were placed on the board Acall. 7815 .
ní thiber in fi[d]chill duit ... ┐ ní thibar ní bus mó da foirind
85 7819 . a bhranáin óir ós ḟidhchill TD 2.7 (see Notes, ii p.
199 . do frith esp[aid] tri fer don fi[d]chill, Acall. 7796 .
fóirni cona fichthillaib sets of men and boards (item of tribute)
BR 242.2 . fiche ficheall, Keat. iii 2639 . imon ffithchill
n-óir go ttríbh ccédoibh geam innte FM i 92.13 . Of a
legendary game played in Rome IT ii 215.19 ( LB 187b24 ).
5 nech fritod-gara ┐ im-bera ficeall medar frit a conversation-
game, contest of wits (?) ZCP xiii 268.22 .