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fégain, féchain (vn. of fégaid, féchaid ; cf. fégad) IGT,
Verbs § 93 ; Decl. § 148 . féigin (: éigin) TD 41.18 (this form
is proscribed IGT, Verbs § 93 ). féghan (acc.) IGT, Decl.
ex. 1202 (scribal error ?). cf. fēthann ZCP xiii 230.8 . (a)
65 looking at, beholding, surveying: dogab ag feguin N. ... tresan
fuinneóig IT ii2 139.1 . nar fedsat ... fegain ina agaid ...
uair do batar da rigconnill ... ar lasad ... ina chind, Ann.
Conn. 1256 § 6 = ALC i 412 . clann do dhénuimh ... le
féghuin an eóin eile by (merely) gazing at IGT, Decl. ex.
70496 = ... denam ... ar fēgad, Arch. iii 238 § 2 . dochuaidh
mé óm ḟéagain d'ḟior `I have forsaken the glances of man'
TD 1.26 . in ḟechain dobēr-sa forsna heachaib TBC 1343
St. ticed ... d'fechain a cnedh to inspect 5502 St. atá ailén
ar in muir-sea ... tarrasa linde da ḟechain ... Dar mo breithir
75ám, ar C., issé sin in tres inadh ... narb áil liumsa do ḟeicsin,
Acall. 2089 . ní doidelba í ar féchoin `when you have looked
on her she is not unlovely
' O'Gr. Cat. 385.5 = Studies 1920,
565 . ciodh suarrach ar fhéachain an lot `though apparently
slight
' TSh. 10452 . dá fhéachain an luaisgfidh an cleite
80 to see whether 1895 . [dlighidh an duine] féachain go cruaidh
ar a chosaibh 2357 . g s. lucht fechana an Essa `those that
visit the waterfall
' BCC § 134 . pl. ná hanbhfainnigh le na
bhféuchanaibh be not dismayed at their looks Ezek. iii 9 .
(b) facing (an enemy, difficulty, etc.), coping with: is romhi-
85thigh é d'ḟéaghain TD 4.40 (féachain v.l.). mairg dan dán
dol dá féaghain 18.35 . (c) trying, testing: fromhadh .i.
fec[h]ain, Eg. Gl. 632 . dfiondachtain agas dfechain ar
gcreidimh `prove and trye' Carswell 112 . `ni thicc dím'
ol an inghen. `A fhechain' ol M. just try BNnÉ 296.12 .
do smuain Íosa ... fulang a óglaoich d'ḟéuchain , to prove
5his servant
(i.e. Job), Bk. of O'Conor Don 83a ( DDána p.
139 ). (d) f. ¤ do paying regard to, taking into consideration:
dlighidh sé féaghuin da fuil, Dán Dé xxii 5 . co foillsighed
se agaidh sochraidh ... do cach ... gan fechain do crúas
crabaidh ... da ndenadh se `notwithstanding the rigor of
10his piety
' BCC § 406 . gan fhéachain d'iarmuirt `reckless
of consequences
' Dán Dé xxv 42 . gan ḟechuin dá chomh-
altus RC xxix 130.22 . gan féachain don ghuasacht, TSh.
585 . gan fhéchuin dó sin nevertheless Desid. p. 12 n . oc f. ¤
considering = compared with: is bec in da modh-sa oc fechain
15in tress mod compared with the third way PH 7331 . acht
gid mór do thoit let do sluagaibh in [t]Sabhdain, is bec é
ag fechain a fuil aige ina mbetha[i]dh ZCP vi 58.5 . Cf.
curub fliuch in fin ac fechuin lenna duibh, ┐ gurub tirim
ac fechuin lenna fuair ` as regards ' Ros. Angl. 88.9 .

20 fégmais : x see écmais.

fégsain, (g- and -gh-) féc(h)sain, n also with -sg- etc.
and with slender -g- etc., IGT, Verbs. 93 . By-forms of
fégad, q.v. See also déchsain, RIA Dict. Fasc. i. The forms
seem to have developed from a contamination of déicsiu
25with fégad. (a) viewing, scanning: do dul arís d'ḟésgain
Eamna | ésgaidh san mís Eabra ind IGT, Verbs ex. 873 .
(b) appearance, view: do ceithri fechsanuibh in duine =
de quadruplici visione Instructio 120.5 . ona fechsanaibh
dhiadha = divinis uisitationibus 194.23 . (c) trying, testing:
30 eadamar is dom ḟéasgain | mo bhuar mo ghroigh ghnímh-
éasgaidh | rugais ... uaim, DDána 46.25 .

fégthaid n i,m. a watchman: in fegthaid LU 1876 ( RC x 52 )
= in dercthaid LU 1874 .

1 feib n f. life, life-period (?) : feibh .i. saegal, Stowe Gl. 404 .
35 feibh .i. sáoghal fada, O'Cl. co feib .i. co saegul, Fél. Jan.
3 LB. Possibly in follg. exx. : feib na reë fega lat consider
the periods of the moon
(?) Arch. iii 314 § 23 . maccan berair
ria n-a ré | ni fintar feib ara mbé LL 374c25 . airm i finntar
f. ¤ ┐ reimes cach duine, CCath. 4222 ; but these may belong
40to feb (b), the acc. form being used for nom., and prob. the
glosses above are due to particular applications of the word.

2 feib x (conj.) : see feb.

feicáil (vn. of feic- faic-, late stem from O.-Ir. ad-cí, -acci).
gan nech da feicail, Acall. 6090 (faicsin v.l.). millfet sa
45tusa nach fá hail let māthair ... t'feicail 6413 . ac feicail
inn inaid a ṁbíth F. 6534 . Cf. feicsin.

féice, féic n (a) a ridge-pole, roof-tree, also the top or roof of
a house (whether viewed from within or without) : (1 ) féige
.i. mullach tighe no dúnaidh, O'Cl. feice tige quasi fege
50 quia praestat lucem domui , O'Mulc. 504 . feici ... iarsindi
imfuilnges soillsi dond tegh, Cormac Y 664 . But some of
the follg. exx. seem to indicate that the gloss was suggested
rather by the opening or roof-window common in ancient
Irish houses. isi ochtach (.i. fegi) in tigi atai tuitfeas it
55cend YBL 172a20 . rogab teine a féice in tighi (`the roof-
tree took fire
' SG ii 217 ), Acall. 4797 . dá tairnad snáthat
a féci for airlár from roof to floor MU² 232 ( LL 263b16 ).
dring risin tech ┐ ling dar féice in tige (i.e. through the roof-
opening) RC xiii 60.15 . torchair féige an tighe ... for lár,
60 Mart. Don. Sept. 12 . rothuit fécce an tighe hi ccenn Mag-
nusa FM iii 312.5 (= airrgi, Ann. Conn. 1244 § 5 . airrghe
ALC). ro díubraic ró n-urchair de [chloich] co ruc ... in
féice tar sonnaigib in baile amach, Acall. 4803 . g s. Ard
féice 4804 = A. féigi 4808 . (2 ) stiall arcapar ... cach teach
65bai isinn indsi ... o ḟeic co feic imonn indsi uili, Anecd.
i 1.6 . lingis ... i féic in rigthige suas ... ┐ saidis forsin
taig ba nessa dó (i.e. leaped from the floor through
the roof-opening and thence to the next house) Aisl.
MC 195.5 . (b) a top, summit in general : (a) co tarla
70feci in dorais i mullach a chind lintel LB 128a8 (of
Samson, paraphr. of Judges xvi 30 ). feicce an croinn BNnÉ
324.18 (uachtar v.l.). a bféigibh fiodh in tree-tops Rel.
Celt. ii 228.25 . féige orchradhach gach áir (of a hill, scene
of a battle) TD 4.34 . feigi na firmaimindti, TTebe 1283 .
75(c) fig. highest point, acme : (1 ) féige nó fíormhullach flaithis
an tsaoghail, TSh. 5948 . an díomas [sic leg.] ... is é féin
féige na locht, Dán Dé xxxi 35 . Of persons : rob é ... féicce
heinicch na hErenn, Ériu ix 178 § 13 . fecce enigh ┐ ghais-
ccidh Gaoidheal FM iii 438.5 . feigi ḟeile ┐ ḟairsinge na
80Midhe AU ii 532.9 . v s. a fhéige naomh nimhe (to St. Patrick)
Dán Dé xii 9 . (2 ) a féic ┐ a huachtur in domain .i. asin
Roim, CCath. 372 .

feiched : n see fichud.

feicsin x (by-form of faicsin, q.v.): is sé sin in tres inadh ...
narb áil liumsa do ḟ. ¤ , Acall. 2091 .

85 feid : x .i. dliged, Lec. Gl. 43 = feith .i. doilig M 83 . Stowe
Gl. 394 . Cf. féid.