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1 féithech (1 féith) I adj o-ā sinewy: an f. ¤ fionnach, Ériu i
23.179 . medon fethech ... ingalair lé a sinewy waist (?),
a veined abdomen (?) RC xxiv 196.20 (cf. LB 155a cited under
1 féith). ro ás a brú ... combo meit ... teig moir ┐ ba feithech
5glasremor in brú sin veined (?) Ir. Texts i 33.3 ( LL 117b ).
II Subst. m., coll. sinews (used in later lang. as pl. of
1 féith) : féitheach lúith [sic MS.] a chuirp uile, Ériu v
180.300 . thangadar na féitheach ┐ a nfeoil súas orra, Ezek.
xxxvii 8 . Cf. feith `a nerve or sinew... pl. feithe and some-
10times feitheach,' P. O'C.

2 féithech adj o-ā swampy (? cf. 3 féith) : cumhga ... fada
fuara fodhoimhne fethecha beca mara ` wind-swept ' (?)
Lism.L. 3661 = beca mora feichtecha ( boggy (?) BNnÉ 99
§ 12 (leca mora ┐ fethacha v.l.).
15 Cf. 2 féth.

feithem : x see fethem.

feithemail adj i (a) fili cidh f. ¤ skilled (?) ZCP viii 208 § 44 =
filig ciat fedamla (Lec.), x 39.31 . Cf. 4 féth. (b) ro flegh-
aidhsiot go taoi feitheamhail, TFrag. 26.18 (= féthamail
20 calm ? or attentive, expectant < fethem ?).

1 feithide adj io-iā carpat fidgrind f. ¤ FB 50 Eg. = fethaine
LU. Perh. = féithide of wicker work.
Cf. 2 féith.

2 feithide n an animal, beast: P. O'C. Maguires of F. § 3 .
25 f. ¤ fíorghranda ITS i 90.5 . fitheide allta 66.19 . See
ethait.

? féithide (-ige ? n Cf. 1 féithech) fibrous or sinewy texture,
toughness (?) : ni molaim cosa na muc da tabairt ... uair
is cruaidh raighin a ḟ[e]ola ar son a feitidi, 23 P 10³, 27b5 .

30 feithine (—é— ?) n a calm (?). (Thurneysen takes this as the
form from which with neg. pref. the opp. anbthine is
derived, ZCP xix 347 ) : bé sues srotha coctha for cúlu
contailgi re f. ¤ amail donailge in Duilem in muir mór, O'Dav.
536 . Cf. 1416 ; BCrólige 32 ; Ir. Recht 4 § 1 , and Thurneysen
35 l.c.).

féithle n name of some twining plant ; woodbine (?) ; ivy (?) :
amail ... naisges feithle fidhe TBC 6054 H. amail cuibrighes
fethle fiodh 3791 St (= féith LL in both cases ; see 2 féith).
(Fig.) fidh-cheangal do dhéanamh ... ar chuas an chroidhe
40lé f. ¤ fíréandachta, TSh. 1856 . rí is ḟ. ¤ ag finnḟearaibh Fáil
`who entwines [i.e. holds together] the fair men of F.' TD
9.52 . a ḟ. ¤ shluaigh Sligighe (of a chief) 14.20 (with gl. .i.
coimirce, suaimhneas, n .). f. ¤ na féile ... thú, P. Ferriter
219 . The follg. exx. perh. represent g s.: edera .i. dath
45 feithleand , Arch. i 335.82 . bláith ... na feithleann cumhra
woodbine (?), Hard. i 286 . Cf. 2 féith and féithlenn.

féithlenn n o,m. and ā,f. (cf. 2 féith and féithle, edlenn,
and see for etym. ZCP vii 410 ). féthlann, féithlenn o,m.
IGT Decl. § 11 (but ā,f. § 12 ). A twining plant, woodbine (?),
50 ivy (?) : sugh losa na feithlinne `juice of honeysuckle' Ros.
Angl. 40.15 . cor' imnaisced amail fet[h]lind im urslait
RC xiii 223.54 . fedlend ` honeysuckle ' Auraic. 1156 . feith-
lend 4250 . do chas ḟagha mar budh ḟéthlonn | do bhas
tana mérchorr ... IGT, Decl. ex. 507 . (Fig.) d'ḟeabhas
55bhfear (sic leg.) na bhféithlionn bhfis, O'Bruad. ii 26 . Cf.
snáth féithleannta fis, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 7 .

féithleóg n ā,f. (a) name of a plant, woodbine or honeysuckle:
feithleóg, feithlín honeysuckle Hog. Luibhl. feithleog (L.
caprifolium) Arch. i 335.68 . ib. 60 . (gl. atriplex agrestis).
60 g s. crann fethleóigi an eidinn 23 K 42, 401.2 . (b) a husk,
pod: féitleog ` husks ' Kirk s.v. fiatghal ( Eg. Gl. 329a ).
do na féithleóguibh do ithdís na muca, Luke xv 16 . Cf.
féithle, féithlenn.

feithmeóir n i, m. (fethem) a watchman, guardian, overseer:
65 f. ¤ na féile ┐ didneoir na daennachta AU 1348 . degh-
ḟeithmheoir na daennachta, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 330.7 . feich-
mheoir ágha `one ever on the outlook to discern battle' O'Gr.
Cat. 510.13 . Cu Chula[i]nn feithfeoir na Fodla guardian
Rel. Celt. ii. 222.29 . do rinne feithmheóir ós cionn a thighe
70dhe overseer Gen. xxxix 4 .

féithrennach adj o-ā madhlorg féithreannach ` a woodbine (?)
handstaff' (sharp-edged ? Cf. féth) Todd Lect. iv 68.10 .

feiti (verb. necess. of fethid) is to be watched: as feiti
tegh ar theinidh, A iv 3, 713 ( Éigse ii 87 = feichte, O'Grady
75Cat. 405 ).

1 fel adj evil: feal .i. olc, O'Cl. feilfhios .i. droichḟios ib. (cf.
felbas). Cf. felghalar fonaidhe IT iii 103 § 196 . feal, in
compounds, ` wicked, felonious ...' as feilghníomh, P. O'C.
Perhaps abstracted from compds. of fell, q.v.

80 2 fel n poetry, science: a [ní is] feal laisin filidh, is seis no
foircetal isin ngnathbérla ; cona de ata fealmac ┐ feallsub,
Laws iv 358.4 . fel .i. ái, Corm. Y 599 . O'Dav. 880 . f. ¤ .i.
foglaim, O'C. 571 (< H 3.18, 285 ). file .i. fel-sai, sai fhog-
lama, Auraic. 3310 . feal .i. eigse ` science ' P. O'C. Perh.
85an abstraction fr. words like felmac, fellsub, cf. first cit.
above. Cf. further : mac Eladain ḟelgaīth (: Delbaeth),
Lec. 54bx ( ZCP x 128.37 ). ni fhuil sencus senndaoine | nó
'na fealdaoinibh [leg. na f. ¤ -daoine ?] occa `learned men'
BNnÉ 145.28 . felchainti [fealcainti v.l.] fir IT iii 81 § 59 .