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feb n ā,f., in oblique cases also ī, d s. febai SR 1663 . feba 2074 .
85Other exx. below. Cf. nimraib orddan ná feba, Ériu vi
116 § 2 (ra f. v.l.). A n s. feb is not recorded for O. Ir. ( Ped.
i 75 ), the only form in the Glosses being d s. feib, fib (with
force of a rel. adv.) which Thurneysen regards as d s. of fíu
(quality, worth) ( Hdb. § 298 ). The orig. sense may be way,
manner, kind , the meaning implicit in the adverbial use.
5 I As subst.: (a) excellence, distinction, used of external
condition, prosperity, appearance, and also to denote a high
degree of a quality or state: feibh .i. maith, O'Cl. `feib'
feabhus, Met. Gl., D 31 . truag for mbith fo dorchaib trel, |
for feb fo thomthaib Dé sad ... that your prosperity (?) should
10stand under the threats of God
(?) SR 7994 (of the learned).
dā sē sescat, sluag fo feib (of the heavenly hosts) 559 . 'na
faitchib | lánaib do ligaib fo feib 439 . saegul Adaim ... |
tricha dó, derb bai fó feib ... 2023 . oenmac na fedba fo
ḟeib 7119 . ar feb ┐ innbas IT i 142.1 . coro molaim ríg as
15cach feib i mbí so that I am able to praise a king in each of
his qualities
LU 10298 . cid asa ngaibther flaithemnas ... ?
a feib chrotha ┐ cheneoil, Tec. Corm. § 5 . an naemh De co
feibh ndelbha FM ii 752 . ba gilla ... co feib láthair excellent
in disposition
Anecd. i 51.9 . in máthair ... | co feib láthair,
20 Met. Dinds. iii 84.10 . Conj., ar f. ¤ for, because of (?): Femen
... is ann robatar da rig na damraidhe ... ar feib a ngelta,
Phil. Soc. Trans. 1859, 210 (< H 3.18, 81.2 ). pl. consert
la feba Féne LU 8286 ( FB 22 ). rom altsa ... la feba Féne
hi costud forchaíni, hi fogart genussa ...; at mathi ém na
25feba sin LU 10314 (= romaltsa la febai ... ZCP iii 236 ).
is ed tuargaib a [ḟ]eua suas that hath raised his excellences up
Thes. ii 314.7 ( Hy ii 24 , with gl.: .i. a mathe). foendul feb
going astray (i.e. loss) of excellences (?) SR 1887 (chev.).
Heremiam fri feba fiss 7451 . conid am eolach hi febaib
30fiss LU 10305 . tri treba ... fri feba firles SR 4438 . fil lim
... di ḟeib eolais co nachat bertais I have such skill TBC² 2813 .
assamīdar fīr iar febaib, Rawl. 108az = RC xxvi 18 § 26 .
As. pred.: ba feb ar crábud `excellent for piety' (gl. on:
ba leir) Thes. ii 314.35 .
35(b) wealth, fortune, possessions, social status: in Laws
the external qualifications of property by which (a man's)
rank was determined: in tan diablas feib mboairech when
he has double the qualification of a
`bo-aire' Laws iv 316.8
( Críth G. 262 ). is[s]ruithiu feib la Feine oldas aes .i. is
40uaisliu inti aca mbi feib tochusa ina aes cin feib, O'C.
732 (< H 3. 18, 350 ). tuisech cacha fine ara-nithead
feib ┐ bescna, Laws v 438.25 . is iar feaba dogoathair
`according to dignity' Laws iii 78.21 . cis lir ro-suidigthi
fodlae febe ... fria [m]bandire how many divisions of worth
45are there for establishing the
`dire '-price of women ? (with
gl.: inn feib asa ndirentar mna .i. im [a] inchaibh maithre
no a c[h]ele ┐ rl. Also: cia lin da ḟodeiligther enecland fo
beabtaidh ... i fogail risna mnaib), Ir. Recht 27 . ro mhes
miodhbha gach filid a mesaibh febhe, Ériu xiii 19.15 . Cf.
50 secht rann fichit friasa [leg. trisa] toet feab ┐ ordain do
duine, ZCP xii 363.30 . fodla febe divisions (i.e. degrees)
of dignity Laws v 78.23 . Here, probably, belongs: diabul
feibe Finnbennach IT iii 247 = LL 247a33 (on the two bulls
of TBC). anōs [ = anúas] datur feib ┐ ana cāich, O'Mulc. 86 .
55 robo din ... diar feib ┐ diar n-indile TBC² 535 . dérchaīned
di cech feib fogaib duine ar homun a foxail airi ZCP iii
27.28 = Ériu vii 172.4 (feb). i tuillem do febe, Laws i
156x (.i. inī tuilles a feib tochusa do `the thing which his
dignity derived from property gives him
' 162.12 ). is mō
60dlegur ceathra dona hairechuib oga mbītt ba .i. do grāduib
fēine, oldās dona hairechuib oga mbī feib thochusa .i.
dona grādhuib flatha v 290.15 Comm . im caire feibe
438.22 (.i. im caire na flatha `rights' 440.4 ). ná roissed
righi na airechus na feibh thochusa in te ... ná dingned
65reir Senáin, Lism. L. 2368 . pl. (in sense of goods, pos-
sessions ): ce nodailtis ind huili feba in betha `though the
world's whole wealth were poured into it
' Ériu vii 152.12 .
feba in talman (bona terrae) ZCP iv 242.1 = Ériu iii 2.13 .
fo bithin etarscartha fria a maīne ┐ a feba talmandai ZCP
70 iii 27.23 = Ériu xii 246 . airchinnech ... cen sain-techtad feb
`without private possession of goods' Ériu iii 106 § 45 . is ed
... conatechtsi ina slabra, fuither fossuid cona febaib a
permanent estate with its benefits
Dinds. 60 (cf. feabh .i.
tóchas no cumas; gona feabhaibh .i. gona cumas, O'Cl.).
75 in ri find co feraib ocus [ḟ]euaib `treasures' RC xxvi
166.11 . Cf. the npr. Fiacha mac Fir Febe LU 5035 , etc. F.
mac Fir Feba, Cóir Anm. 281 , with the expl. that Feabh was
the name of his mother.
(c) way, manner (?): (in B. na f.) fon fiu [ = fib] cetni
80 in like manner RC xiii 223.47 . O'Curry, MS. Mat. 473.41 .
Cf. cen feib íca do tigerna d'agbáil lat without finding any
means of healing thy lord
LU 3535 ( SC 29 ).
II In dat. used as a rel. adv. or conj. ` in the way that', as:
(by Stokes considered a distinct word, Met. Gl., Gloss.)
85 Cf. feib .i. mar sin nó bindis, Lec. Gl. 46 . For transition
cf. follg. exx. in which feib has the full force of a subst.
though used adverbially: (1) with gen.: diabul n-eirce
feib aighthe aertar `according to the face which is satirised'
Laws v 228x (.i. fo feabus na haighthe 232.12 ). co ndena
cach uaib umaloit do Dhia feib a chumaing according to
5his power
PH 5271 . dia comaillem na hii-sea feib ar cumaing
`according to our ability' 2546 . Here, perhaps: feibh
fechemhan, Ériu xiii 29.21 . agá cosnam fríu feibh a
chumhaing FM vi 1940. 23 . Cf. biait fót, feib do changen
ngel | airbri ... archaṅgel SR 835 . ita do mét dethiten ┐
10gráda cáich dibsium feib oc araili `there is as much solicitude
and love with one as with another
' RC xxv 246 ( LU 2652 ).
(2) with adv.: adfias[s]a duit ... feib leir donralad do
nim I will tell thee how clearly we were cast from heaven
(i.e. I will tell thee plainly how) SR 1787 . Cf. feib leir
15dorigned ... atchuas 3727 . atchuadatar feib léir rodgellai
5816 . feib lor doranic 5339 . (3) (a) folld. by indic., as,
according as, in like manner as (cf. mod. Ir. fé mar):
doinnasatar inna piana inna corpu ... feib dunda[a]lla
indib will be given ... as there is room for them in them Ml.
20 30c17 . feib fondúair som la auctoru is samlid daárbuid
as he has found it in authors Sg 144b3 . feib conrerortatar
isindí as quis (gl. eodem errore inducti) 210b4 . ni bia feib
rombói ríam as he was before RC xxv 22.12 . tánic galar ...
feib tic do cach, for Adam SR 2026 . feib roclos 1221 ,
25 1321 , 7675 . feib adféidim LL 5b2 . co ndigset som uili
ar m'o[e]sam-sa feib dochuadus-[s]a ar a faesam sun TBC
942 . feib charai th'anmain fodhein | car anmain cach
aein love the soul of others as thou lovest thine own Arch. iii
317.1 . messu damsa feib fomrith AI 440 (f. 1) . aes leginn do forcital | feib ata [bias v.l.] a neart
30 according as their strength is 314 § 25 . feb is cóir as is
right
BColm. 52.2 . rochan riu feb atrubairt D. fris MR
50.13 . feib ro ordaig aingel Dé do Mac C., Aisl. MC. 111.22 .
With copula and superl.: fib as deg ropri[d]ched as it
hath been preached best
Wb 23a3 . co ro icthar frit feib as
35dech atberat fir hErend in the way the men of I. declare
best
TBC 1622 (amail St). lotar ... i cléthib aeóir ... feib
is sia thiagait uiss as far as larks ever mount 6040 . ro
ling ... feib as deiniu nolingfedh in leoman, CCath. 3609 .
fessaiter in rígrad ... feib is aíbne ┐ is anordha batar riam
40remi `lay ... in as pleasant and honourable a manner as ever
before
' Aisl. MC 107.24 . (b) as temporal conj., as, when:
feib thanic ... tanic Láeg istech LL 263b9 ( MU² 223 ).
feib ra chualatar ... rachuclaigetar a crideda CRR 39 .
et feib rogeisestarside rogeisetar scéith U. uile 48 . feib
45tarnic sin, tic-sium istech, Aisl. MC 63.28 . (c) folld. by
subj., just as: tallastar i n-óenglaic índ fir ... feib thallad
mac bliadna LU 9072 ( FB 82 ). Usually to denote
hypothesis, as if, as though: ni gebad [nech] delb eli dib
acht feib nobetis tigi ... ic rotuitim, CCath. 783 . rontras-
50cradh a corp co talmain ... feivh bid marbh, Aisl. Tund.
93 = amoil dobeith 121 . acht feibh [no]beith sál ar ond
(.i. amal do bheith) ZCP v 483 § 2 = iii 378.6 . With perf.
subj. in general statement: de-renur leth asa tothchus .i. a lethdiri asan febtu techtas, a leth n-aill a hinchuib flatha, Ir. Recht 65 § 6 Comm. . adfenar feib ronerthar it is
paid back as it has been bestowed
Laws ii 308 - 20 ( ZCP xiv
55382 ). Compd. ¤ garta of excellent generosity (?): flaithe
febgarta LL 10b35 = feabgarta (gl. by deigheinigh, saidhbir,
tóchasach), Leb. Gab. i 160 .
See also feib.