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fíthe adj io-iā (part. of fen— Cf. RC xl 356 § 246 ). I Woven,
plaited ; fenced: fíthe cerda (.i. dluthaim eladain) `weft
of art
' RC xxvi 20.51 . claideb ... hi truaill fichthi fithi
findarcait (i.e. with an interlaced or intricate design ?)
80 TBC² 2342 . cupa ḟíthe `chased cup' Studies 1927, 288 .
gormanart ... go stuagaib fíthi figthi ... findruini (where
stuag seems to mean `hook' or `loop') TBC 5336 . immu
airícul fid fithi IT iii 53.1 . i ngar bhfionncholl bhfíthe
` thickly-growing ' TD 41.11 . Of houses : a n-aititin tighi
85fithi do denam ar a ferand, Laws v 316.9 Comm. cia ro
cendaig duine ait cerdca no muillinn no thige fithi, O'C.
226 - 227 (< H 3.18, 122 ). See also s.v. foslat. teach fichti (fithi, fithte vl.).
forche BDD 6 . tech fithe forchai, Ériu xi 44.25 . cf. loing-
thighe ... arna gcar d'fheadhach fhíthe `of woven branches'
Ériu v 56z . See also under II. Of hair : tred chéibh ...
5bhf. ¤ , Dánta Gr.² 70.4 . Of eyelashes : ba mhór ṅfabhra
bhf. ¤ bhfliuch ... tuirseach, Ériu iv 62.17 . Of sheep (ref.
to fleece ?) : don chrích ... na gcaorach bhf. ¤ ; urra an
treóid fh. ¤ , Ir. Syll. Poetry 63 § 6 , § 9 .
II As subst. : tech n-inchis .uii. traighe ind. fithi ind
10co ruici fordorus. ete itir cach dara fithe co ruice clethe
O'C. 807 ( H 3. 18, 373b ).
See figthe.

fithec (fidec) n ā,f. an earthen (?) fort or rath: tobretha trí
dúne dó [sc. Eogan Tuīdlech = E. Fitheccach] .i. Fithecc
15ainm cach áe ZCP viii 312.21 (= Fideg, Cóir Anm. 39 ,
fidfeccai ML 166 ). g s. búi gnīm dó hi cach ae ┐ bói fáith
cacha fithicce diib ib. ZCP viii 312.24 . Of an underground tunnel or cave:
a fidhacaibh talman, Marco P. 107 (= in cavernis subter-
raneis Marco Polo ii 40 ). d s. gusin fidhic ib. g s. ar beluibh
20na fidice ib. For fithechaib ML² 149 ML 10.20 has bhfidh-
isibh.
See follg.

fithecach adj o-ā (fithec) : pn sobriquet of Eógan Mór : Eogan
Fitheccach ZCP viii 312.13 = Fithicech ib. 24 , 27 . Fidh-
25feccach, Fidegach, Cóir Anm 36 , 39 . Fidhḟeacach, Keat. ii
4130 . By the mediaeval commentators taken as compd.
of fid `wood' and feccach, from fec, see Cóir Anm. 39 ;
ML 166 .

fithend n m. a male pig or boar (?) : fitheann .i. muc fireann,
30O'Cl. rucht fothuind f. ¤ fói (illustr. of fothond .i. muclaithe),
Corm. Y 662. Bruchst. i § 157 .

? fithiar: ind Conall Cernach ... Mes De is Mes Dea dían, |
Loegairi Cass da f. ¤ ZCP viii 333.20 (sons of Amargen,
Laud 610) = da fithian LL 331c27 . na fithniam BB 153b43 .
35 moam bid [ = immá mbíd ?] bían, Rawl. 158.21 . Cf. (?)
Aimergin Iargiunnuch isse romarb da ethíar RC xxiii
324 § 9n .

? fithicén n (fid ?) some kind of tinder or firewood (?) : amal aed
(.i. tenid) tria f. ¤ LU 8895 ( FB 68 ; fidaitcen, Eg.). Cf.
40 fitiucan.

fithidir n m. also fithir ; g s. fithidrea, Bodl. Corm. s.v. lethech
(fithidire Y. fithirae LB). a teacher, esp. one who instructed
scholars (écsíni) in the poetic art ; a word of more restricted
application than `aite' and later confined to poetic style.
45 fithir .i. athair an foirceadail no na healadhna, O'Cl. fithir
(.i. in fithidir .i. in magistir) RC xx 248 ( ACC 52 ). bíd
Moninnán ... a athir, a ḟithithir `M. will be his father, his
tutor
' Im. Brain § 57 . fithithair fria fealmac (one of the
legally recognized social connexions), Laws ii 344.4 (= in
50t-aite forcetail 348.20 Comm .). fear cerda, ma[d] fithír
`a man of art, if a professor' iv 236.15 . bendachais dia
fithir (.i. aite), Aisl. MC 11.3 . sóifid cách a dán i sáibforcital
... do chungid derscaigthe dia fithithir RC xxvi 42 § 223 .
fithighir fer nErenn re filidhecht ┐ re senchus ALC 1506 .
55 g s. isse ... bessad in gilla tosugud forcetail do t[h]engaid a
fithidire , Corm. Y 676 (= fithera LB). ecsine ... co menmuin
fithidire 825 = (s.v. lethech) a ḟithirae LB. móradh fithithire,
Ériu xiii 25.7 . ? ca soitheach fithir is fó ? (.i. ca hadbhur
oide) ZCP v 488.12 (B. na f.). pl. cona urērset felmaic a
60 fithithre `so that pupils will not rise up (in respect) before
their teachers
' RC xxvi 42 § 222 . a ffithire forcthe feal-
macacha, Hugh Roe 162.13 (f. 43b) .

fithir n a teacher: see fithidir.

fithis n i, (ī ?) f. also fithise (usual Mid. Ir. form) (a) a circular
65 course, circuit, orbit (?) : ind f. ¤ tēte in peccad, issí tē[te] in
pian Ml 28c19 . sechis oín f. ¤ (gl. uno tractatu) of daily course
of sun, 42c30 . a p. fithissi, Thes. ii 31.23 (gl. circuli absidas,
with further note : abside graece circulus interpretatur).
tre fithisi (gl. per tractus) Lib. Hymn. 76 ( Goid. 70 ). rí
70rogni ... iarna fithis firmimeint in its revolution (?), along
its course
(?) SR 278 . dofuit sís arithisi | trethan ... connach
fess a fithissi 8115 . a ndul iar fithisi fecht | doridisi i tír
nEgept 3535 . dochum nĒrenn dodfetis | aingil Dé hi
fithisi used to lead him back (lit. in a circuit) Hy ii 13 . (b) a
75 channel, passage: fithisi .i. sēda, Lec. Gl. 77 . Esp. a tor-
tuous or covered one: cor línad lais na dúine ┐ na fithise
... ┐ na tige talman LB 116a19 , apparently of souterrains
used as store-chambers , cf. líontar lée leastra lána | go
bhḟidhisibh forlána ML 10.20 (of storage; v.l. fithechaib,
80 ficheadhaibh ML² 149 ). i fidhisibh in talman, CCath. 1842 .
i fidisibh [fitisibh, figisibh v.l.] a srona nostrils 958 . dúnad
figised a corp LB 156b57 . dúnadh fidhisiodh ┐ slighthe an
fuail 23 K 42, 161.4 . nis fargaibh siomh ... fithisi ināit
conairedha nāid easrusa élúdha gan lucht feithmhe ...
85forra, Hugh Roe 208.11 (f. 55b) . Fig. : amra in indeoin
... | dorala for m[ḟ]ithisi (sic leg., see ZCP vi 241 ) which
has chanced on my path (?) Fél. 76.9 . iarna forcetul ... o
ḟorcetlaib diadaib ┐ o ḟidissib aingelacdai LB 232b56 (a
mistake for fissidib or físsib? Cf. o ḟidissib nemdai 233a18 ,
with punctum delens under d, and MR 8.13 cited under fís).
5 fithisi .i. dlige ut est ise tiachtain itir na da fithisi, no itir na
da conair, O'C. 576 (< H 3.18, 286 ). O'C. 2045 ( H 4. 22, 61b ,
itir na fithiseo). Cf. is e tiachtain etir in di fithisi .i. duine
robu cunnail ina bethaigh ┐ is cunnail fri bas ┐ dobeir
aithrighi ┐ condaig dilgud bid innraic a gnim gid im[a] les
10fein cid im les neich aile O'C. 2094 (< H 4. 22, 73b ). O'C. 1245 (< H
3. 18, 500½ ). Cf. O'C. 2099 . is faenan cuma coicertas fir in fene-
chuis asa fit[his]ibh in re cindter ..., BCrólige § 66 Comm.
? hi fithise rig .i. i n-aigillne rig. O'C. 472 (< H 3. 18, 247 ).
dilis cach forloscad fedar a figisib rig. roniacht elogh, O'C. 455
15(< H 3.18, 242 ) = a fithnisib, O'Don. 1699 (< H 2. 12,
no. 8. 1 ). (c) a loop or ring (of metal or other material) ?
Here perhaps: coru drebraing in domun fri fidisi riagla ┐
dismirechta noeb, ar it árid dogairter LU 899 (= ACC 68 ).
mocoil ┐ fithisi ōir im cach ṅdual dia fult YBL 118a39 ( RIA
20Ir. MSS. Ser. i 176 ). ar fertsib ┐ íallaib ┐ fithisib ┐ folomnaib
don charpat LU 6482 (`Bogen' Wind., TBC p. 376 ). ceṅg-
lais d'ḟertsib ┐ d'ithisib ┐ d'iallaib in charpait TBC 1324 , 1336 .
Cf. coil cosmail .i. fithus carpait, O'Gr. Cat. 91.6 .
See fithnaise (end of art.).