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1 fis (fius) n u and o, n. later m. (used as vn. of ro-finnadar,
ro-fitir). O.Ir. forms : n s. fius(s) Wb 10b27 . 10c1 . 30a8 . b16 .
35 Sg 209b26 . fis Ml 46c24 (usual Mid. Ir. spelling). a s. cen
fius Wb 25c4 . fiss Hy vii 55 . d s. fius(s) Wb 16d12 . 28b23 .
Sg 209a6 . Thes. ii 36.28 (also in petrified phr. duús, dús
< do ḟius. See Strachan, Subj. Mood § 33 ). fis(s) Ml 61a13 .
Thes. ii 19.33 . g s. fesso Wb 14d30 . fessa 26d15 . LB 72b5 .
40 feasa, TSh. 310 . ind ḟiss Wb 5c16 . Sg 33a27 . Mid. Ir.
generally fessa, but forms fluctuate : mac Roḟis RC xxvi
30 § 132 . mac Roḟessa § 135 . n a p. fess (neut. form) Ml
73b7 . 128d10 . Thes. ii 27.34 . Mid. Ir. fessa.
I (a) the act of finding out or ascertaining ; knowledge,
45 information , with obj. gen. : f. ¤ timnae nDae Ml 46c24 .
fiuss do a muntire knowledge to him of his household Wb
30b16 . ba coir do fiuss inna n-ídol it were right for him to
have knowledge of the idols
10c1 . f. ¤ cech neich ┐ cech belra
occa he has knowledge of all things, etc. PH 1975 . i n-ecmais
50a ḟessa ┐ a eolusa in absence of knowledge of the matter TBC
1561 . ar ffaghbhail a ḟesa co mbaoi Ua C. dia bhrath FM
vi 2248.11 . d'fhagháil fheasa ┐ eólais ar an somharbhthacht,
TSh. 310 . ni mō inā ic Dia itā a f. ¤ `God alone knows' Cog.
184.34 . do chúalaidh éighmhe ... ┐ adubert a fhis cia do
55denadh an éigheam, Im. Br. i 59.7 (= a fhios do thabairt
cuige ZCP xvii 349 ). do-bhéaram dhuit ... fios t'uaisle
I shall tell thee of TD 30.22 . crann feasa maitheasa ┐ uilc,
Gen. ii 9 . Rarely folld. by prep. : cf. do lou brāthai cech f. ¤
fīrtait all tidings of the Day of Judgment Arch. iii 303.26 .
60 guid-si in Coimdhi ma f. ¤ im ar comarlecad to find out whether
we shall be allowed
225.7 . F. ¤ SCÉL tidings, information: ar
lainni fesso scél on techtairiu because of the eagerness for
tidings
Wb 14d30 . táncamár dot ḟ. ¤ scél to get tidings of thee
LU 2334 . foidid C. Loeg dia ḟ. ¤ (do f. ¤ LU) scēl dūs cia cruth
65mbotha TBC² 1572 . fios a sgéal tiding about him PBocht
20.13 . Common with proleptic poss. pron. and folld. by
subst. or dependent clause : a fiss mad āil duit | dechair
maith ┐ mōrhuilcc if thou wishest to learn the difference
SR 1329 . is mó a fius deitsiu a ndorigeni di maith
70(gl. melius tu nosti) Wb 30a8 . bíd a fhis lib cor cretset
na gennti PH 2302 . rob ail liumsa a ḟ. ¤ d'ḟagbail
uaitsiu cia icá raibe in dúnad, Acall. 2632 . beag a
fhios agad ... cia misi, Studies 1924, 243 . fagh a f. ¤
damh in beó nó in marb C., Comp. ConC. 113.3 . CEN Ḟ. :
75 cen fius dúib without your knowing Wb 25c4 . In loose constr.,
where proleptic pron. might be expected : cen fis do
neoch a beith aice none knowing that he had it PH 56 . cen
f. ¤ accu beos he buden ina cristaige ib. (Absol. ) secretly,
unnoticed: ni berend in gadaige leis acht a mbeir cen fh. ¤
80 PH 7574 . ac foraire co nach bereadh Conall orra gan f. ¤ ,
Comp. ConC. 118x . ? ná briss ḟorm lugi gan ḟess TBC 3507
(cf. 2 feis). CO F. ¤ : cin co fiss guilt incurred wittingly Arch.
iii 222y . CO F. ¤ DOM with my knowledge ; so far as I know:
co f. ¤ dō nacha dligenn knowing that he is not entitled to do so
85 Laws iv 58.10 Comm. go bhfios damh TD 3.38 . go bfios
dhuit féin, MacAingil 144.11 . DO F. ¤ (fius) (1 ) to find out,
to investigate (see also dús) : doregat ... do fis ind adamri-
sin Ml 61a13 . táet L. lat ... d'f. ¤ in tiri LU 3348 ( SC 13 ).
ticed ... d'is cech réta LU 3654 ( SC 32 ). liaig ... d'ḟ. ¤ galair cach
aen uile, Arch. iii 223 . téid ... d'ḟios na habhann, Keat. iii
52590 . (2 ) folld. by depend. interrog. clause : do fius cid lae
sechtmaine forsombi, Thes. ii 36.28 . C. do lecud uadib
da ḟiss cid bái sind áth TBC 706 . techt do saigidh a mban
dia fiss in iat a cuirp dobatar [ann], Arch. iii 224.27 . gur
scrīp ... go rīgh F. ... dia fhioss crēd badh indēnta riu,
10 Fl. Earls 22.12 . Folld. by dús : ised tancamar da f. ¤
dús in rosgab ... LB 63a33 ( IT i 40 ). dia ḟ. ¤ dús in
díriuch m'urchor TBC 1185 . Cf. is ē roduc for fis Cathair,
Rawl. 116c6 ( ÄID 15n .). (3 ) to seek, visit: dochuaid E.
d'ḟiss a brathar IT i 121.19 (cf. ar f. ¤ Labrada LU 3624 ,
15 SC 31 ). ni thancubar dom fhiss (= non visitastis me) PH
6160 . adhaigh dhamhsa do fhios Bhria[i]n one night I
visited B.
Ériu i 96.28 . tic ... d'fís a mic RC v 198z . go
bhfuil d'ḟiachaibh orruinn an t-aifrionn d'ḟios ┐ d'eisteacht,
Eochairsgiath 106.26 . nach déin an bás moill gan teacht
20d'fhios gach aoin, TSh. 87 . ar ngealladh d'fhios a uaighe
to visit his tomb Dán Dé iv 27 . Somet. simply = towards:
d'fhios an dhorais, O'Hussey T.C. 9.6 . (4 ) rarely folld. by
depend. affirm. clause with co = that it may be known: gabar
in pater i sanais ... dia fh. ¤ conid comfhocus in comdiu ...
25 to show that the Lord is nigh PH 8001 . is aire atberad ...
comtar lána ón spirut noeb, dia fhis co na talla spirut aile
accu 5479 . Cf. ricob ... d'ḟ. ¤ mo genais to prove my chastity
Ériu vii 229.9 . d'fios a lámhaigh to test their shooting Sc.G.
Studies iv 64 § 23 . FO F. ¤ to, towards: gluaisid ... fa
30fhios caithleomhain Cláir S., Ir. Monthly 1926, 472 .
IAR F. ¤ when revealed, made known: fiachach cach folludh
iar f. ¤ every neglect is liable after it has been found out
Laws i 264.16 . fuisitiu cach ra[i]th iar f. ¤ after due
cognizance
(of notice in case of contracts due to persons
35whose interests are affected) ZCP xv 252 § 9 . as iarna
ḟios do chluinim (= I hear on good authority) ZCP i
62 § 45 . CÁ F. ¤ (folld. by dep. neg. or interr. clause)
who knows but ? perhaps: ca f. ¤ nach dinghnad mo
comurle ? ZCP vi 92.23 . cá fios nach tiucfadh ad
40theagh ? Studies 1924, 243 . gá fios nach faicfe... ? Dán
Dé xxv 30 . ga fios nach aimeosainn ib 23 F 16, 8 ; L 17, 95b
( O'Gr. Cat. 456 reads `fhios'). gá fios damh ... an mbiam
an uair oile ann ? how know I if I shall live another hour ?
TSh. 1826 = Dán Dé v 5 . gá fios an tnúth cáir `who knows
45whether it be fitting envy ?
' Sc. G. Studies iv 60 § 7 . As
alleg. npr. m. : Fis mac Aithfis (a druid) RC xliii 24 § 23 .
(b) absol. or with subj. gen. that which is known ; knowledge
(as an intellectual acquisition) : one of the gifts of the
Spirit, dist. fr. ecna `wisdom' and intliucht `understand-
50ing
' ZCP v 499 § 4 . f. ¤ ... .i. etargna, O'Mulc. 545 . ɔrop
éula i fiuss et æcnu (gl. doctorem) Wb 28b23 . ind ḟiss asberar
michanicé of the science called `mêchanicê ' Sg 33a27 . fri
fegi f. ¤ `against the keenness of science' Thes. ii 293.23 . fri
cech fiss arachuiliu corp ┐ anmain 357.9 ( Hy vii 55 ). [multi-
55tudo scientiae] .i. immad fessa ┐ ecna PH 6237 . ba laind [sic
leg.] lais a scela ┐ a f. ¤ do cloistecht his lore Ériu v 20.19 .
uisge ┐ fios fuair an dall, PBocht 10.33 (ref. to the blind man
who received sight and the power to read, Lism.L. 60 ).
fios an dá Ríoghsa the true account of these two kings Studies
60 1932, 140 . níp riágol cen ḟiss rule without knowledge Ériu
iii 104.1 . in tres fis is mó rofaillsiged dó riam one of the
three greatest revelations
Acall. 2663 . eochair fessa foglaim
ZCP vi 270 § 10 . ranna do ḟromhadh bhar bhfis to prove
your story
Content. v 156 . dét fis tooth of knowledge (`the
65tooth under which Finn placed his thumb to obtain revela-
tions ; cf. Fr. dent de sagesse, Eng. wisdom-tooth', Stokes,
Acall. Gloss. s.v. dét ) : tuc a ordain fó a dét fis, ┐ do faill-
siged fírinne dhó, Acall. 203 . 1835 . The meaning occult
knowledge, revelation , is probably the one in such exx. as
70the follg. : lucht fessa ┐ eolais (i.e. soothsayers) CCath. 921 .
popul na druidecda, popal iatsén da fognaitis fesa ┐ faistine
725 . rofoghluinnset na hingina fessa ┐ duile ┐ amaidecht,
Zu Ir. Hss. ii 15.15 . fir co morḟiss ┐ go mórḟastine ┐ druidect
TBC 1453 . Cf. fuba co fessaib ... .i. ... pisoga do [denum
75dó], O'Dav. 930 . (c) a message, notice, summons: in uaitsiu
rosiacht f. ¤ dó whether the message came from thee LU 3660
( SC 32 ). berair in f. ¤ sin chuci LU 5848 . dobir fiss don chill
brings the news BColm. 96.20 . CUIRID F. ¤ (AR, CO) sends word
to, sends for, summons: cuiris C. fios go hAlbain i gcoinne
80saoir C. sent to Scotland for a wright Keat. ii 5236 . do cuir
fis ar ceann Manannain ... do caitheamh na fleidhi `sent
for M. to partake of
' Ériu xi 188 x . cuiris A. fios ar chloinn
R. ... dia radh riú ... teacht, Content. xxviii. 15 . do chuir
M. fios oile ar chend Eirc also sent to E. Comp. ConC. 75.12 .
85 cuiris fios go Fionn ... Magnus ... do theacht `sent word
to F. that M. had come
' Duan. Ḟ. ii 320 . With ellipse of
vb. : fiss uait co Fiac[h]a send word to F. LL 297b15 ( SG
365.15 ). f. ¤ a ndeadhaigh mo secht mac send for MR 44.5 .
fios ar a c[h]end co cloinn Neill ZCP viii 221 § 42 . In pl.
tidings, summons (somet. apparently messengers) : fáitti
5fessa ┐ tec[h]ta uait-siu cot chairdib CRR 7 . ra fáittea
fessa ┐ techtaireda ar cend Ḟ., TBC 3012 . do riachtadur
fessa ó rig M. ar cend naemPátraic co mbeth ara tṡoiscela,
Acall. 5384 (`messengers ... to fetch P. and to tell him that
the king would adhere to his gospel
' SG ii 232 ). eirghit
10fesa uaibh dia saigid, Lism.L. 2975 . (d) description, appella-
tion , an extension of (a) : Ser Gyi o Berbuic m'ainm ┐ m'ḟ. ¤
┐ m'eolus ... ag sluaghaibh Saxan ZCP vi 30.16 . (e) in B.
na filed honour, generosity: ar fios (.i. gart .i. einech) ZCP
v 285 § 4 . (f) transf. a learned man, a sage ? ceithri fis isna
15cathrachaib, sin .i. Morfeasa ... is iat na .iii. filid ... (of
the sages of the Tuatha D.D.) BB 32a25 (= cetri druid
isna cetri cathrachaib etc. RC xii 58 § 7 ).
II In n a p. inna fess Ml 128d10 ; Thes. ii 27.34 ( BCr
39b1 ) ; isna fess Ml 73b7 (gl. scita in all cases) f. ¤ seems to
20be used as a participle known ; See 1 fes(s), and Thurn. Gramm. Translators' Note no. 68 . cf. also phr. : is f. ¤ dom I
know: is f. ¤ dún conid mór in bert TBC 1222 . See also Wb
10c2 where Thes. editors read : is [an]d [is] fius do dia
he is known to God.
Compd. fis-ecna knowledge and wisdom: fisegna ZCP x
2544.29 . See also fiscomarc.

2 fis n (fís ?) colour, dye (?) : fios gach dath, Met. Gl., D 46
v.l. (= fisleadh, text). fis `a dye, colour or tincture ; ' ... fear
fise `a dyer ' P. O'C.

fís n (físi LL 208a10 ) i,f. (<Lat. visio) g s. na fisi LU 9833 .
30 n p. físi Wb 27a27 (only instance in Glosses). a p. físi LU
2141 ( FA 21 ). A vision (esp. one of symbolic or prophetic
import) : f. ¤ a uisione , Corm. Y 595 . O'Mulc. 545 . f. ¤ .i.
taidhbsi, O'Cl. Met. Gl., Ff. 74 . doaidbdetar físi doib Wb
27a27 . ind fissiu [ = fís-siu ?] do fuaslucud SR 3356 (by
35Stokes taken as distinct word). adbul físi armothá (.i. mor
int aslingi atchondarc) LL 208a10 = IT i 162.5 . doarfas f. ¤
...do Forann SR 3225 . indisidh Forann ... a ḟis ┐ a aislingthi
YBL 287a2 . cēin trā rognīthea ina fisiseo during these
dreamings
TBC² 3098 . atchonnairc ... aislinge ┐ fis PH 413 .
40 tadbas P. do S. hi fhis aislinge 348 . tria failte na haislinge
┐ na fisi aidhcidhe of the nocturnal vision CCath. 4386 . nā
tuc h'aire re figisib aidche MR 8.13 (= dfhísibh FDG 40
v.l. Cf. LB 232b56 , cited under fithis). ualach ghlinne na
fise the valley of vision Isa. xxii 1 . gan f. ¤ ar dháimh no vision
45among bards
Keat. Poems 568 . Hence name of a class of
Irish tales dealing with visions : fisi ┐ serca ┐ sluagid ...
.i. ... Fis Mna Nemid, Fis Concobair, Fis Chuind Cetcathaigh
.i. Baili in Scail, etc., Anecd. ii 45 - 46 . LL 190a41 .

fisatóir n visitor: fiosattóir `visitatour' RSCl. 128b , fiosatóir
50 ib. 129a , etc. (`visitature', `visitour'). fiosadóir 129b . g s.
fiosatóir 129a .

fiscomarc n (cf. 1 fis and comarc) n p. fiscomarca filed (general
name for curriculum of 8th year of a fili's training) IT iii
49 § 91 (fis ímchomarc v.l.). feschomarca 31.22 . fescomharc
55Cathair `C.'s Wissens-Frage' Cōic Conara 30 §15 .

fisecda n io,m. (fisice) one proficient in physical (medical)
science ; a physician: Fingin f. ¤ (one of the `legha Fer
mBolg') ZCP viii 105.25 . Tales Mileisius, is he cetfissecda
robae riam, Rawl. 73a35 marg. pl. na fisecda , CCath. 4424 .
60 ni fétait legh náid fiseccdha na galair sin d'foirithin BNnÉ
130.5 . fisicdha ┐ eolcha, Ériu v 150.74 .

fisice, -id n a physician, leech: fisigi hUi Raigilligh
AU iii 338 . fisiccidh Í Dhomhnaill FM iv 1232.19 . is innti
dobí P. ina ḟisicci, Maund. 111 . nior ḟéad liaig na fissige
65... mo leighis, Ériu v 80.19 . pl. fisicci, Maund. 208 . uile
doctuiridhe ┐ fisice na cathrach, Fl. Earls 144.13 . fisicidhe
fathacha 202.12 . fisigi, O'Gr. Cat. 178.19 . legha ┐ fisicceda
RC x 186.2 . a ḟisigedha ┐ a legha FM v 1772.8 . dā cét
fisigci ; fiseicci, Maund. 208 . do réir na bhfisigeadh nó
70na leagha, Eochairsgiath 95.29 .

fisicecht n ā,f. (fisice) natural science ; medical science: in
gach uile eladhain ... eter ... ḟisigecht ┐ ḟellsaime AU iii
430.2 . ac foghlaim fisicechta, Maund. 111 . Cormac MacD.
basillér a fisígecht bachelor of medicine O'Gr. Cat. 257 .
75 ollamh leagha ... saoi ... hi ffisicceacht FM v 1274.13 .

fisicid : x see fisice.

1 fisid : x see fissi.

2 fisid n i,m. (1 fis) (a) well-informed, instructed, learned ;
one proficient in knowledge: is and is ecne et is fissid cách
80iar netarcnu Crist Wb 26d25 . fisid (gl. sophista) Sg 15b8 .
fissith (gl. catus) 52a2 . an f. ¤ foglama (of Cicero), CCath.
4492 . Arcades .i. sulbari no fissidi, Thes. ii 47.4 (Philarg.)
= fisidi, p. 361 . at fisid siumh a rīmh rend ┐ rētland (skilful
in computing
) Marco P. 27 . Esp. one versed in occult or
85 druidic science: am fissid fochmairc hi cerdaib dé druidechta
LU 10304 . cid atchí dúnd massat fissid ? if thou art a seer
(of a woman) BDD 62 . fisich cach fáid, Arch. iii 228.80 .
ba fisig ┐ ba drai MR 46.6 = FDG 360 . fisid, CCath. 4814
= augur Phars. vii 201 . ni fhuil ag fissid ar ndīl our destiny
lies not with the soothsayer
ZCP vii 301 § 9 . drúidi ┐ fádi
5┐ fissidi TBC 4545 . (b) a physician (cf. fisice) : ní bí liaigh
na fisidh leo, Marco P. 110 . do rāidh in fissi ba fiabras
... bui fair ZCP vi 26.3 . fisigh ib. 1. See also fissi.