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65 febas n u,o,m. (feb). excellence, excellent quality or condition ,
used in wide sense of persons, things, qualities, states and
actions: boaire febsa a `boaire' of (by reason of) wealth
Críth G. 17 . b. f. ... is do búaib atá a airechas ┐ a eneclann
152 (p. 78) . febus mo chommain sét ... ┐ indmassa foraib
70`the excellence of my bestowal' CRR 11 . is a aisiuc fon
feabus tucad é restitution must be made in quality equal to
what was given
Laws ii 314y Comm. is athais daib muna
derntai calma ... ┐ febus in adbair fuil agaib the excellence
of your means
Aen. 2465 . huaire as n-uaiss a febus indata
75a celi his quality is superior to that of his fellows Laws iv
316.23 ( Críth G. 419 ). ar ḟebas do chrotha ┐ do cēille
LU 8226 ( FB 17 ). ar f. ¤ na cána ┐ in tṡída ... fail sechnon
na hErend BDD 66 . ní bertais buaid díb ar ḟ. ¤ na
ursclaige ┐ na imdíten IT i 72.10 ( LL 260a32 ). ar fephus
80na cathrach ... ┐ ar feabhus an clerigh BNnÉ 301.21 . ar
ḟeabhas a oileamhna TD 13.46 . gur thuill a moladh tré
feabhas an toraidh táinig dhí, O'Hussey, T.C. 123 . ar a
febus leo in cat[h]-sa do chur because they deem the delivery
of this battle such a good thing
CCath. 4236 . dursun duitsiu
85sin do ráda ... ┐ febus t'aithne considering the excellence of
thy (powers of) perception
Acall. 3172 . gia rabai d'ḟebas in
imdíburcthi despite the excellence of the missile-throwing
TBC 3562 . boi d'ḟebus in fethme LB 156b28 . cia beith
d'ḟeabus na síne however fair the weather may be IT i 123.6 .
fer ... co febhus tidhnacail, CCath. 328 . ben go ffeabhus
5n-einigh FM iv 736 . do beirthi ... gach muc dá febhus ar
phinginn `the best hog for a penny' FM vi 2078.26 . gan
tearmann do bheith ag aon-duine ... dá fheabhas nó dá
olcas however good or however bad TSh. 5852 . dá fh. ¤ sláinte
... bhíos aige 8674 . dá fh. ¤ do-bhéara duine a bheatha as
10 no matter how well a man shall spend his life 1151 . dhá
ḟeabhus dā mbí a staid however excellent his state Ps. xxxix 5 .
Cf. ga begh [sic] a ḟeabhas? isn't that good enough? Luc.
Fid. 327 .

febdae adj (feb) io-iā excellent, good, of distinguished quality
15or condition (cf. feabhdha .i. feabhas, O'Cl.): ... domun
... | mar ubull febda fīrcruind (: derbda) SR 36 . ar Flaith
fial febda 7482 . (as expletive) cosinn oen febdai fichet
till the goodly twentyfirst (day) 4856 . potestates ... at febda
fri follomnacht 696 . Cummíne find febdae (: demnae),
20 Fél. Feb. 24 . Find febda (: menma), Met. Dinds. ii 76 .
feidm febda LL 21a20 . Cf. fín donn-ḟedba of rich colour and
quality
(?) IGT, Decl. ex. 99 . Freq. in chevilles: febdae
fo lib SR 455 . febda fecht 7789 . febdai glonn 6377 . febdai
dála LL 36a27 .

25 febdaide adj io-iā = febdae: ruire Fodhla febdhaidhe FM i
524 .

febra n f. (Lat. febris) fever: la f. ¤ ┐ tennti ┐ biasta PH 6326 .

febra(e) pn io,m. (Lat. Febrarius = Februarius). Feabhra
IGT, Decl. § 2 . Fabhra, Todd Lect. iv 62.3 . February:
30 calaind Febrai , Fél. Feb. 1 . mi Febra , Laws i 30.14 . acht
ginmótha oct-fichtech Feabra nama MR 108.12 . Cf. bebsat
buale febra LL 171b34 ( CRR 6 ).

febsa n iā,f. (cf. febas) excellence, distinction (moral or
physical): feile f. ¤ firinne, Ériu viii 69.64 = LL 31a24 . dia
35febsai (of the angelic hosts) SR 721 . atrimther ar fébsa
dúib-se aní is ecen duib what is necessary you count as a
distinction
Alex. 964 = febsai, Anecd. v 6.15 . immas na
Segsa ... co f. ¤ (feibh v.l.) Met. Dinds. iii 286.22 . (feabhsa
.i. eolas knowledge O'Cl. is perh. an inference from this).

40 febtan n (cf. 1 feib?) life-time: g s. deiriud febtana Sin mic A.
tarraid Sencha mac A. Sencha overtook (i.e. was living at)
the end of the lifetime of Sen Laws i 36.26 ; see Plummer,
Ériu viii 128 .
Cf. febtu.

45 febtu n d,m. (feb ?) apparently synon. with folud and used
like it orig. to denote substance, essence and later (in Laws)
property, wealth , hence social status. g s. inne ind ḟebtad
nó ind ḟolaid (gl. substantiae qualitatem) Sg 28a1 (`the quality
of the property or of the substance
' Thes.). n s. sinnsear la
50fine, feabta la flaith, ecna la heclais `dignity with the chief'
Laws iv 372.1 . feabhta la flaith ... .i. ... an tí as mo céledha
┐ cumhachta ... do chur isin fhlaithes, Geneal. Tracts i
30.12 . d s. (fodla febe) .i. na hii fodeligter ag neach fo
febtaig doberaid feb tochusa do, Laws v 78y Comm. do
55srathnugad do foebtaig (leg. dō fo [ḟ]ebtaid ?) .i. fo uaisle-
taid iii 20.25 Comm .

fec n ā,f. (?) (a) a spade or similar tool used for digging: fec
quasi pec quia pingit [leg. pungit] terram , Corm. Y 630 .
f. ¤ quia figitur terra (sic leg.) O'Mulc. 506 . fec .i. laige a spade
60O'Cl. feac, Eg. Gl. 353 . O'Curry mentions that in his time
`feac' meant in Munster the spade-handle only, while in
Meath and east Leinster it was used of the whole spade,
ML 166 n . aendu[i]ne ic romhur ┐ f. ¤ tentidhi ina laimh RC
xiv 50.22 . a fidhbac ┐ a ḟeac ┐ a sluasat ZCP vi 271.24 .
65 pl. fecca do thabairt ar na fedaib ML 164y (of spikes fixed
horizontally to poles used in digging for the diggers to put
their feet on). (b) a tooth, tusk: feacc no fecc .i. fiacail,
O'Cl. féc Pátraicc, Arch. Hib. iv 205.17 = fiacail LL 370b25 .
cu feic (.i. ... corrici a fiacail) LL 208a12 ( IT i 162 ). [i]na
70feic .i. [i]na fiaccail ib. LL 208a 15 . Cf. fiacail .i. ... fecad (leg. fecca ?)
na hóile iad, Corm. Y 613 s.v. fiacail.

feccad n m. (vn. of feccaid) bending: feacadh .i. filleadh,
O'Cl. ac feccadh ┐ ac figi ind fedha, Cóir Anm. 39 . ubla ag
fecadh na gcleth gcorr IGT, Decl. ex. 528 . a feacad goa
75ueolu to bend it (his arm) towards his mouth Aisl. Tund. 93.9 =
an lamh ... d'filledh cuige 120 . níor mhúineas damh ...
feacadh mo ghlúin, a Dhé, dhuid-se, TSh. 5994 (cit.). Fig.:
mh'fheacadh gion gur fhéad do Mhac though Thy Son failed
to bend (subdue) me
Dán Dé ix 20 .

80 feccaid v ā (a) in physical sense bends, stoops , generally intrans.
imperat. s. 3 d'ár flaith-ne ná feacadh fear let no man bow
KMMisc. 248.19 . ro feacsat ... do Patraic bowed Acall.
3504 n . suaill ná feacdaois na feadha d'aidhble a measa
FM i 90.8 . ra ḟec a ḟeoil re cnáim (i.e. shrank) Ir. Review
85 1912, 248 § 9 . (trans.) feacadh an soighdeóir a bhogha,
Jerem. li 3 . feacfuighear an uile ghlún, Eochairsgiath 110.11 ,
do feactha glún gach Gaoidhil, Studies 1919, 258 . Fig.:
go bhfeacann ┐ go bhfiarann toil an pheacthuigh ó bheith
coimhshínte ré riaghail an reásúin, TSh. 3018 . (b) with
FOR, turns on i.e. against: ficfit fornd ... ┐ gébtaít ar tír
5frind LU 4634 . fecca[i]s Fergus for Ulta di āg mná .i. di
āg Medba (i.e. deserted) ZCP viii 305.20 . (c) followed by
FOR or OC, sets about, begins: feccais for cúi ┐ mairctenaich...
feccais for figill, Ériu ii 222x = Mon. Tall. § 67 . fecais ... for
qúi ┐ torrsi oca faicsin sin § 61 . fecsit for coí LU 1773 . sea-
10fainn golltraidhe dho go bfeic for ghol, Ériu xiii 26.31 .
fecaidsem beous for a ngrinigud begins once more to scan
them
Ériu ii 24.1 . feccaid for a frithigid sets about attending
to him
LL 286b31 . ro fhecc fora guide began to solicit her
RC viii 154.6 . feacaidh for aithrighi, Fl. Earls 228.16 .
15 fecis Ailill oc cóí LU 10766 . fecid in ben ocá cháiniud 4356
fecais ann sin ic irnaide Aililla set herself to wait for A. IT i
126.10 . feccaid in ben ... ic cói RC xiii 377.9 . feccait na
gille for daescaire fris, occa caopadh BNnÉ 303 § 12 . (d)
resolves: feicis gin codladh gin tomailt co madain, Ériu
20 viii 186.12 (fecais ZCP viii 102 ). Cf. fecit fon samailsin
cusarnabárach LU 8764 ( FB 57 ).