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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 ).

fec(c)aidecht n ā,f. Moecca dictus est .i. ara feacaidecht,
Fél. 48.30 . in ecaidecht-sa ib. 31 (= feccaidecht, LB Fél.
xxxvii ); ` back-sliding ' Stokes, a meaning hardly suited
25to the context; flexibility, compliancy (?).

féc(c)id v looks at, beholds: fecced óen uaib cid dotháet
let one of you look and see LU 10197 (= Comp. Con. C. p. 24 ).
nír fec in ingin iar sin never looked at the girl IT i 121.12 .
See do-écci and fégaid.

30 féchad: x see fégad.

féchadóir n i,m. a beholder, surveyor; seer, diviner: fécha-
dóir 1 Sam. ix 9 , pl. na féuchadóirígh , Isa. xxix 10 .

? fechaid: v 3 pl. pres. fechait oblaind .i. fichfitir co maith
na hí oidba as alaind la nech, Rawl. 110a47 = RC xxvi 34
35`fruit-trees flourish (?)' ( LL 188a27 ), cf. RC xxvi n. p. 58 . The
word oblaind is glossed in LL: .i. ablanna ┐ corp Crist
(i.e. sacramental wafers), but in the margin by: abla ubla.

féchaid: x see fégaid.

féchain: x see fégain.

40 fechair: x see feochair.

fechamail adj specious, conspicuous (?): carput feig foduirn
fechámail LL 189a2 . Cf. fetamain, and féthamail.

féchem n (cf. fíach) n,m., later also as o-stem ( PH 4332 , Keat.),
n s. fechem Wb 32a21 . Ml 130d13 . g s. fecheman, Laws
45 i 194.21 . feichemon, Bürgschaft § 51b . d s. fechemain.
Ml 36a29 . n p. fechemain 45b10 , 134b1 . feicheamna, Laws
iv 60.10 . g p. inna fecheman . Ml 127b1 . n s. feitheamh
(féicheamh v.l.), IGT, Decl. § 51 ; a s. mur ḟeithemuin
(ḟéicheamhuin v.l.) ex. 1315 . d p. dar bféitheamhnuibh ,
50 Matt. vi 12 . The first vowel prob. originally long, though
never accented in Glosses, and apparently short in some
later exx In general sense, one who possesses claims
on or is under claims or obligations to another
, hence
a claimant, creditor or debtor (" Fēichem von fiach `Schuld'
55bezeichnet sowohl den Gläubiger als den Schuldner, der
Dual (oder Plural) beide
," Thurneysen, Bürgschaft 15 ;
`can mean either of the parties to an obligation, creditor
as well as debtor
,' Binchy, Críth G. p. 88 ): aitire ... .i.
iter da ḟéchemuin (i.e. between a claimant and the person
60on whom he has claims) Cormac Y 71 . Cid ara n-eper
feichem? ... arindi dliges no dligther di (leg. de); ar is
feichem cechtar hi (leg. n-aí), Bürgschaft § 49 . In Laws
used variously to denote plaintiff, defendant and law-agent ;
in the Comm. the sense is somet. determined by a following
65gen. e.g. f. ¤ toicheda plaintiff, claimant Laws iii 512.3.25 ; iv
36.22 ; 258.31 . don fetham tobaig O'C. 2701 (< Eg. 88, 59 ).
do feichem tobaig ib. aithgin nama dfetham toithid[a] ib.
i ndul i fiacha in fethaman tobaig ib. (a) one who is under
obligations, a debtor: it bibdid nō it fechemain (gl. obnoxii)
70 Ml 45b10 . fechem (gl. obnoxius) 130d13 . fechemain .i.
bibdaid són (gl. obnoxii) 134b1 . at fechem dam (gl. mihi
debes) Wb 32a21 . Cf. is fech 19d4 , where Ascoli cccxvi
reads: is fech[em], understanding obnoxius as implied
after a patre of text. amal ḟeichem ṅguach (quasi tergiver-
75sator) PH 4843 . na bochta ┐ na féchemain daidbre, 458 .
amal logmait-ne diar ḟéchemnaib = debitoribus nostris 7826 .
is fo chen aged ḟecheman welcome is a debtor's face LL 122a44
( RC iii 184.15 ). fuireach feic[h]eamhain [leg. -an] dá
ndligeann duir-bidba derb-ḟiacha `the waiting of a debtor
80who owes a bitter enemy just debts
' MR 262.21 . an tan do-
ní duine oile cúitiughadh ar son an fhéichimh ris an éiligh-
theóir bí an féicheamh saor óna fhiachaibh, TSh. 4346 .
Cf. ...slanadh feibh fechemhan, Ériu xiii 29.21 . (b) a claimant,
creditor: gl. creditor Ml 127b1 . ní asriad do feichemain ro
85dligestar ní do anything to pay to a creditor, who had a claim
upon him
36a29 . is feichem dogoa `it is the suitor who
chooses' Laws v 390.10 . comaittreb ... ina ndrochḟéichem
nach logait nach ni dia fiachaib evil creditors PH 4332 .
mairg darab féicheamh fear gaoil `the man to whom a relative
is creditor
' Content. xx 1 . Possibly also: eochair feichim
5ferann (i.e. land invests its proprietor with claims ?) ZCP
vi 270.16 . (c) a law-agent; an advocate (see Thurn., Cóic
Conara Fugill 71 ; 82 ); common also in a non-legal and fig.
sense. Here perhaps: gidh féchemh má firen bidh brethemh
do chach ina chennadhaig chrích, Ériu xii 34.11 . fethem
10[sic leg.] fo mia[d] feicheman `the law-agent [provided by the
defendant] must be according to the rank of the law-agent

[provided by the plaintiff]' Laws i 266.8 . fo mia in fetheman
bis ag agra 294.11 Comm . fer suilbhir ... ┐ féthium fírglicc
a skilful pleader CCath. 533 . See also Cóic Conara p. 27 ,
15cited under féchemnas. toghmaid é (sc. Míchéal) mar
ḟéicheamhain ` defender ' Dán Dé xiv 7 (< YBL 371a35 ).
féchem coitchenn (`a general advocate ' Stokes, RC xviii 79 ,
or a general creditor, one who lays the community under
obligations ?), freq. expression in annals, variously trans-
20lated ` benefactor', `protector', `guarantor', and `patron:'
sai bhruinnti ┐ feichemh coitchenn don ciniud dhaenna
AU 1274 . feichem coitcenn im biadh ┐ im ellach 1307 ;
1365 . feichem coitcenn Iarthair na hEorpa 1281 (= Ann.
Conn.). feichemh coitchenn mna do dāmaibh Ērenn hī
25 1404 . feichium (feichemh) coitchenn 1333 ; 1356 (= feichem
coitchend do chliaraib Erenn, Ann. Conn. 1356 § 16 ) fei-
chemh coitchenn do thruaghaibh ┐ do thrénaibh FM v
1542.2 (cf. feic[h]emhnus coitchend AU 1443 ). Cf. further;
feithemh na fírinne (of Christ), ZCP viii 199.23 (possibly
30this belongs to fethem, q.v.).