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feiscre n io,n. (?), feiscredm. (vn. of fo-ess-crin-, Ped. ii
80676 ) shrinking, contracting: dlúthud ... cen fescred (feiscre
v.l.) ` warping (?)' Triads 118 (with gl. : freiscre .i. friscaradh
gan sergadh). dligid cach forcradach féscred (= excess
leads to penury
?) LL 294a9 = ZCP xi 84 § 34 e (feiscre,
frescredh v.l.). (of dense masses of soldiery :) co cingfitis
85... seisi sloigh no assain fo 'n-eiredaibh fortha ... gan fan-
nughadh, can fescred fortha quailing CCath. 5831 . tri
aige seirce [corr. to seisce] .i. bainenna fri frithaileam feiscre
for na buaib mora, O'C. 1982 (< H 4.22, 20 ). See frescre,
and fo-feiscren. Cf. fáiscre.

feiscrigid : x see fescr-.

5 feisid : x see fessid.

feiste n ("probably ME feste `firm, fixed, secure'," O'Rahilly,
Gad. i 286 ). adjustment, settling: adubhairt ... a long do
chur a bhfeisde to make his ship ready (for setting out) Oss.
iii 162.7 . Cf. do chur a bhfeisde `to harbour ' Begley-McCur-
10tin. Further exx. cited by O'Rahilly, l.c.
Cf. next.

feisted n m. settling, fixing, bringing to rest: feisteadh `a
sitting, fixing, settling ' P. O'C. dorataid a long ar f. ¤ a
cluthair an cuain was moored D iv 2, 45[43]ra24 : ar a
15tracht ara roibi an long ar f. ¤ , 44[42]v b 36 . fesdeadh (v.l.
feisdeagh) IGT, Verbs § 71 . Cf. do ḟeisdeaduir ib. ex. 643 .
Cf. prec.

feisteóir n i,m. a feast-giver (?) : fírbhun ar bhfóirne ar
bhfeisdeoir ` feast-master ' Miscell. Celt. Soc. 376.1 .

20 feit : x see fet, and fit.

? 1 feith n melody, harmony: f. ¤ .i. binni[u]s, Lec. Gl. 45 (M
85) . f. ¤ .i. binne, Stowe Gl. 395 .

2 feith : as npr. m. (alleg.) : F. ¤ ┐ Rosg ┐ Radharc a tri
dearcaire (of the Tuatha D.D.) BB 35a11 (a vb. ?). Cf.
25 cain feith a roscc rochain ina chind FB 24 Eg. (= caín feid
a rosc rochéim inna chend siar LU). In ni feith mo rosc
ran intiudh ib. 47 (= nis feid mo rosc rán indiut LU) the
word seems to be a vb. Cf. fethid.

3 feith : n f. ¤ .i. focul, Arch. i 81 ; sec ZCP xiii 303 .

30 1 féith n f. (a) a kidney (only in Glosses) : f. ¤ no áru (gl. rien)
Sg 96b4 , 63b14 . is ho fethib gnitir comaccobra ┐ imraiti
(gl. de renibus) Ml 38a5 . Here probably : drúis .i. toil
féithe (expl. of tuilḟéth), Triads 142 gl . (b) a fibre, sinew
(perh. the orig. meaning), later also a vein: transl. Lat.
35 nervus in med. MSS. gl. fibra Sg 100a2 . do ḟéith bic bis
fon tengaid this (gl. sublinguae) Gild. Lor. 132 . na fethi
(gl. fibras) ib. 223 . neruus ... .i. ... feith, O'Gr. Cat. 261.30 .
fuil ... oc na hairdbenar alt no feich bloodshed wherewith
no joint or sinew is cut
Laws v 142.8 . lethdire la aithgin
40on midach ... ma ro airdbenustar alt no feich iii 320.21
Comm . cen tescud alta nā feithe v 488.5 Comm. bánbéim
na fagaib feith fo saoth .i. fo tinnes, O'Don. 826 (< H 3.17,
590 ). imruidbiset ... fēithi do chridi indit TBC² 2828 .
connach fail f. ¤ itir icá immuluṅg there is not a sinew support-
45ing it
(the heart) TBC 4386 . eter féoil ┐ chnámib ┐ féthib
┐ lethar 4623 . cech f. ¤ gablanach boi tar a mbrecbolcaib
(of famished people) LB 155a27 . ro loitt in gái féthi do
braget IT i 103.12 ( Sc. M. 14 ). fo lin alta ┐ feithe fil i curp
duine RC xv 487 § 1 . dim cēt aisle dim cét ḟethi dim cēt
50cnámha ZCP vi 258.16 . ro cirred ... ind lám ... acht con-
[da]ácaibset na féthi frisin corp `the arm was mangled ...
save that the sinews kept it [joined] to the body
' BDD 167 .
nach ithid clanna Israel ... don ḟéich do chrap `the sinew
which shrank
' Gen. xxxii 32 . urchóidi[dh] ... dona féthibh
55(gl. nocet nervis) O'Gr. Cat. 260.28 . fuil a feithib veins ZCP
vii 299.15 . gan bhraon id' ḟéithibh d'ḟuil ríogh, Keat.
Poems 575 . (Fig.) i ngréas file is feárr féithe `of cleverer
vein
' Ó Bruad. iii 144 . Cf. cuirp ḟéthe ; tre ḟéthibh edarbha,
Ériu xiii 37. 19 ; 27 .
60Compds. : ¤ fuilech : comruc feithfhuilech vein-wounding
ZCP vi 97.24 . ¤ remar thick of vein or sinew: sinis a láimh
... ḟéithremhar sinewy RC xxix 142.18 . ¤ síned sinew-
stretching: féithsined a bhféith `straining of their sinews'
MR 256.20 .
65See 1 féithech.

2 féith n f. (same word as preceding ?) some kind of twining
plant (with tough or woody stem) : mar nasces f. ¤ fidu
TBC 3791 , 6054 . ro timchell [in fénnidh] cath na Columan
amail timc[h]illes féth fidh, Fianaig. 94.21 . rustimchill
70amail timchillis feith fidu, TTebe 2525 . do timchill Eochaid
eisum amal timceallus feigh figh RC xxxix 18.11 . g s. for-
dorus fēthe `a lintel of honeysuckle' King and Hermit § 9 .
(Fig.) am f. ¤ fromtha `a withe well-proved' (a sinew ?) Met.
Dinds. iii 234.9 . féith `a small twig or wicker ' P. O'C.
75 feith woodbine, honeysuckle Hog., Luibhleabhrán.

3 féith n f. a swamp, marsh: laith .i. feith ┐ uisce for a huach-
tar, O'Dav. 514 . cid dobere dam ... in ba féith nó in fer-
annas? BColm. 48.27 . o Scoith C. co feith nEchaille,
Rawl. 121a10 . g s. droichet .i. doroichet ónd ursae co [a]raill
80ind usci no na feithi [feithti MS.], Corm. Y 434 = na fedhe,
Thr. Ir. Gl. 16 . pl. ? fer congbala cind capaill dar fethi
[feith v.l.] a man to hold a horse's head above a swamp (?)
Cog. 72.10 . in innile ac a mbadud do feithib no i n-uiscibh,
Laws ii 60.5 Comm.
85 Cf. 3 féth.

4 féith : x see féth.