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fégad féc(h)ad (In Mid. Ir. -g- or -gh-, also dégad,
déc(h)ad) n u,o,m. (vn. of fégaid). Other forms which occur
are fégain ( féchain ), fésgain (fésc(h)ain), fécsain, etc., q.v.
See IGT, Verbs § 93 . Cf. déicsiu.
70(a) looking at, beholding, scanning, (often implying close
observation or examination), with obj. gen. or FOR: na
treoit chairach ... | ic fegad na flesc SR 2962 ( Gen. xxx 39 ).
in fegad fégfatsa for na echaib TBC 1343 (= an ḟechain
dobersa St). pa forgranna an fegadh ┐ an frithailiom dorat
75cach dib for a celi (of two combatants) FB 40 Voss. ( ZCP
iv 170 ) = feghad , Eg. ( IT i 273n .). ba foruallach ... an
feogad (feghadh, feccad v.l.) dobertsat ... for a mbidbadaib,
CCath. 2841 . ros fuc leis ... do fegad flatha nime LU 1968
( FA 3 ). rogab etere ... in n-ingin oc fegad Manandán LU 3958
80( SC 45 ). ní caomhnactar a feughadh ... leisna ruithnibh
ZCP v 495y . ragab C. ac fegad Fir D., TBC 4059 . atnaig
in cáinte ica ḟégad the satirist fell to looking at it (or him)
LL 300by ( Bóroma 51 ). do bhí ... ica ḟégad co fada gazed
at it a long while
Acall. 2268 . is ferr damsa dúl d'ḟegad in
85tslúaig LL 302a31 ( Bóroma 73 ; do dechain v.l.). t'imthacht
fria f. ¤ co fír | doridnacht Dia do Dauid to be looked upon (?)
SR 6503 . cinnas atú-sa acut frim ḟegad ? what is your
opinion of me from looking at me ?
TBC 1850 (= cret í do
doic[h]si asam ar mfechain duit St). ro líon ferg | in merr-
dhamh ... | re fegadh chon ngeal, Duan F. i 32.13 . iar
5lessugud a llong ... ┐ iar fegad in mara im ḟéth ┐ im ḟostacht
┐ im glaini gaíthi LL 230b12 ( TTr. 982 ). tancas asin sídh
dá ḟégad gá lín do bádar, Acall. 1782 . gainem Mara Romair
... ┐ gainem Maro Rúaid | iarna fégadh sin uli, do dénam
na tāthluimi after being examined (sifted) ZCP v 504.17 .
10 Cf. mad ... dallṡinechus is a leith do īc gidbe aīs a mbia
mana blicht for a seilb hi. Ocus ni uil in fegad sa for dairti
no colpthaigh itir (of compensation for defects in cattle),
O'C. 1040 . 1099 (feghadh). 651 ( H 3. 18, 435 . 446 . 315 ).
g s. dar trealmaib timtirechtae ... a fegtha `the gear that
15served his sight
' (i.e. the opening in the vizard for seeing)
CCath. 4702 . fuigheall feagtha firinne `a sentence founded
on the examination of truth
' ML 108.4 . laoich nách fagh-
thair fear a bhféachaidh `whom no man is found to face'
TD 10.10 . (b) transf. of that which is seen: aingil, apstail,
20ard fegad (: sénad) a noble sight (.i. is ard in fegad fegad
angelorum ) Hy i 44 . inann finde ┐ f. ¤ their fairness and their
looks were alike
Met. Dinds. iv 232.15 . (c) considering,
taking into account ; here, perhaps: adropart Noe ...
edpart ... don Coimdid, fri fegad cach druing dorhell in
25consideration of
(?) all who had erred SR 2619 . cen fegadh
muigi na inbleogain `without regard of place or kinsman'
Laws i 192.24 Comm. cf. da ba dec orro sin ... ┐ a fet[h]am-
lac[h]us do ḟeghadh ar na danaib ele v 94.2 Comm . i (ic) f. ¤
(with gen.) in view of, in comparison with: is nemni sin
30i condiulg ┐ i fegad na péni fessin LU 2752 ( RC xxv 254 ).
i fégad ┐ i coṅdiulg cech dána rothídnaicc Dia ... is diasnéte
in tidnacul tuc indíu ... PH 5450 . nír bo ní trá in teclamad-
sa ... ic fegad in tinóil dariacht a hinsib Mara T., LL 232a41 .

fégaid, féc(h)aid, v also with unlenited -g-, and d- may
35replace f-, see IGT, Verbs § 93 . 3 pl. pret. do fiachadar,
L. Fl. i 32va 12 . The stem féig- also occurs (cf. féig SR 6122 .
LU 4123 ). The relation of these forms to O. Ir. do-écci is
obscure. Perhaps there was an O.-Ir. fégaid scrutinizes (cf.
féig `keen' ?) which became confused with do-écci. Cf.
40 comfechinn (gl. ut contuerer) Ml 113b9 . In: nad cuicsedar
.i. nad fegar `that it be not taxed or examined ' (gl. uult ... non
... taxari) 36a38, the form is apparently pass. pres. ind. of a
primary verb. One would expect the subj. Cf. fegar fri
ndirie ZCP xii 402.12 . coic conara fugill fegaiter (v.l.
45aithfegar) and `die fünf Urteilswege [sind es] die da
gemustert (spezifiziert) werden
' Cóic Conara § 1 (Thurn. ib.
p. 61 , compares the gloss just cited, and continues "das
Verb feg- später fēg- bedeutet `mustern, genau betracten,
nach sein Qualitäten bestimmen, herausheben'. In den
50Rechtstexten wird meist das Kompositum aith-feg-, wohl
in Anlehnung an das lat. re-censere, gebraucht
"). In: co
ro fhegur a miad coir for cach (no corresp. clause in the
Latin) PH 3962 the meaning may be perceive . See further
Ped. ii 490 .
55 I In older lit. generally trans. (a) looks at, observes,
scans , generally implying close attention: fégsu, a L.,
aní atchiusa LU 3885 ( SC 39 ). no fegad eat fo innib a
n-uilc LU 1004 ( ACC 95 Comm. ). fegaitsi i ndignet see what
they will do
LU 188 . sillis fair ┐ ḟeghaidh a ghnúis, Lat. Lives
60 103 . roḟegadh gnúis a aidi amail ruithen grene ib. = Lism. L.
3401 (perhaps intrans., the corresp. Lat. is: facies ...
quasi globus solis semper videbatur). fégad cech aen ... ná
rob dall ... hé = uideat ne sit caecus PH 4665 . tincais A.
furri .i. nos-fegand TBC 780 . tincais fair ... is inund ón
65┐ n o fégand 2128 . fega latt dam in fuil seo examine this
wound for me
4311 (fech lat St). fechais F. in fuil 4312 .
fursainter caindeald dūn co fēgum in uisci RC vi 175.44 .
fégfaid in coimdid gnúis do gnúis PH 4675 . rot-fég (=
rod-f.) co fethmech 1133 . na doíne ... nosfégat fen co
70fuirechair who observe (examine) themselves 6855 . dā fēgainn
mē as mo medōn (: gēbainn) if I regarded myself from within
Arch. iii 239z . co rofegdais leo ... | in mór immed a chath-
rach (of spies) SR 4658 . huair rofegsatar in tír 4669 . O
rofeg Noe ar cach leth | in tir, Rawl. 76a37 . Dia fein rom-
75fēgustar ZCP viii 214.18 . Fég a dó do M. `Behold two
years reigned by M
.' Arch. Hib. ii 48 § 8 ( LL 181b26 ).
Cf. na coíc ḟonna féig (: scéith) LL 148a19 ( KMMiscell.
268 § 36 ). Searches ; examines, studies: feg .i. tuir, ut
est fegh Bretha Neimed search O'Dav. 831 . atá loch usci
80and, fegtar ┐ claiter LU 177 . fegsat filid Fail ... | fenchas
co feig examined Laws i 32.30 . fechthur a cana let their
laws be examined
i 62.17 . o rofhegh in faidh in nemh,
Lism.L. 813 . for cubhas caich léghfas leir | ocus fegfas
senadh sir ZCP vi 268.19 . féach leat Leabhar na hUidhre
85 look at Content. vi 8 . an nēmhann ... dhá bféchtar
dhí an fonn na bhfoil if the soil in which it is be searched
for it O'Hussey, T.C. 3.12 . (b) With abstr. obj. considers,
pays heed to, takes into account: a bráthriu, fegaid for
ṅglóir (: dēnaid) have regard to your honour SR 3113 . feg
lat uaisle na glore ! PH 4102 . feich latt cindus is coir ...
5 609 (? Cf. fethid). in popul gentlide nár fhég fírinne
forcetail 4593 . fégthar tech Finn ... nach mairionn de |
ursa no cleith, Duan. Ḟ. i 25.27 . feib na ree fega latt, Arch.
iii 314 § 23 . féagha a bhfuighe ... d'olc `think of the harm thou
shalt suffer
' Dán Dé xxxi 40 . féagh féin créd í an chomh-
10airle as fearr lat ..., Desid. 592 . fechaidh bur crodhacht
gnáith d'fuaslugud bur companach call to mind Fier. 69 .
nír ḟég geiss nó gliaid he heeded not Ériu vii 223.4 . níor
ḟéach Brian ceart fán ríghe | acht a buain da flaith fíre,
Content. vi 181 . madia feghthar fírinne ZCP iv 237.20 =
15 BR 236 . féach ar liath dom folt! Keat. Poems 953 .
(c) tries, proves, tests: an drong as mionca ro fécchadh ┐
rofromhadh FM v 1736.17 . go roḟéchsat ... cruas a ccloi-
dhemh ┐ troma a ttuagh ar chloignibh a cceleadh comh-
lainn FM v 1646.7 . cf. no go bhféachaim oruibh ... mo
20neart, Oss. vi 116.15 = go fechoinn, etc. Duan. F. 78 . do
tugadh an léine chuca ... ┐ d'ḟéach E. uime í tried it on
Síoghra Dubh § 13 ( Irisl. na G. 1909, 160 ). f. ¤ é le (nech)
tries conclusions with (late idiom): feuchfad leat é a
nuairsi; dh'fonn na firinne dh'fagháil amach, Luc. Fid.
25 274.15 . feuchfad fōs leat ē 278.10 . feuch leam é 303z ;
féuch linn é 344.13 . f. ¤ ... fri compares ... with: dá bhféach-
tar an t-áireamhso ris na seacht mbliadhnaibh déag ...
is follus ... `if this number be taken in connexion with' ...
(compared with ?) Keat. ii 463 .
30 II Intrans. (a) in lit. sense looks, glances, gazes, keeps
a look-out , absol. or with prep. FOR (AR) : fég, a L., dar th'eis
look behind thee ! LU 3887 ( SC 39 ). fegaid, fomnaid !
Ériu iii 143 § 1 . féach id dhiaidh look behind thee TD 38.7 .
TSh. 475 . fegaid lib conid mor dliges a honoir PH 5593 .
35 dercais ┐ fégais C. dar a aiss CRR 38 . fegait tria tholl
na comla confhacatar in dias, Lism.L. 1975 . nír féghusdair
ara ais riamh ZCP viii 552x = ni ró ḟég, etc. TBC 1904 .
feg latt for iffern ` beware of ' PH 798 . fegais C. forru CRR
46 . mairg ḟéagas ar Inis C., TD 11.1 . go raibe an uiredsa
40do coimet ag C. ara ōghacht nar ḟech ar mnai ... riam BCC
§ 411 . an tí fhéachfas ar mhnaoi réna sanntughadh, TSh.
7266 . créad nach féachann tu ar an druing do-ní milleadh?
(= quare non respicis) 9514 . (b) fégaid do looks to, heeds,
has regard to, takes into account: ba don riaguil nofhégha
45(2 s.) Ériu ii 228.8 . ní fhéachann [an bás] do dhuine ...
seach aroile is no respecter of persons TSh. 766 . étach lenn-
maisech ... do na fech logh no cendach ar a ingnaithchi,
Aisl. Tund. 112 § 2 = narb ētir luach ... do mhes dó, 137 .
mana fechainn d'onoir dom athair had I not regard for the
50honour due to my father
Fier. 120 . do bheanfainn do cheann
diot ... muna bfechainn dot ainbfios, Duan. Ḟ. ii 250 .
do fhéch sibh don chrích-si `thou hast cared for' Studies
1921, 75 . nir fech C. don tuili acht docuaidh tríthe BCC
§ 73 . neach ... nar fhéag (: séad) d'antoil na colna, A. Ó D.
55 xxxv 12 . ní ḟéachfaid dot ór dána `will not heed' Content.
vii 11 . F. ¤ RE (LE) : féachfa mé re Mag Uidhir | mo rí G
an ngéabhadh lam `I shall look to M. to see if my king ...
will accept me
' TD 12.3 . ionadh ... da nderna ... dam le
neach oile ni feghadh [leg. —abh] ZCP ii 348 . Vn. fégad
60(fégain, féchain, etc.), q.v.