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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 .

felaid v shelters, protects: subj. pres. dep. macc Maire ron-
5feladar (—felathar v.l.) Hy i 1 (with gl. : .i. ronfialadar .i.
dorata a fial torund diar [n]ditin). mac Maire ronfela RC
xxvi 162.17 . pret. (with suff. pron.) Cruachu ... felsus
Crimthann protected it (?) Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17.12 = Rawl.
116c21 .
10 Cf. filsit.

felbas : x see felmas.

felc adj dry, brittle (?) : f. ¤ .i. bunc[h]ar n-airbed, inde
dicitur : forrollatar finnairbed f. ¤ fill, Corm. Y 581 (`horses
leaped over butts of white stakes
' Stokes, Corm. Tr. 71 ).
15 forualatar findairbi filc fill .i. ro comlingestar ... na heich
ar in ḟinnairbi ┐ sí seacda; filc seacda da réir sin, O'Dav. 819 .

felchaid: fealchaidh 'guileful, deceitful' P. O'C. fealchaidhe 'a knave' ib. cf. bud fealchaide slicht na saoidhedh, Laud 615 p. 139 .

fele (féle ?) n poetry, science; a poet: féle .i. écsi no éceis,
Thr. Ir. Gl. 20 = fele .i. ecess, Corm. Y 599 . O'Dav. 877
(ecas). file .i. f. ¤ ai, Auraic. 3308 . Perhaps an invention,
20 cf. 2 fel.

féle n iā,f. (2 fíal). (a) modesty, sense of decorum or propriety ;
in Corm. Y 983 distinguished as an inherent quality from
`náire' = transitory emotion : nāre ... .i. in ruidiud tic
isin gruaid ... fēile immorro ainm don einech bunaid;
25derived fr. Lat. velare, ib. 626 . fēle .i. a velo [sic leg.] .i.
amal doeim in fial sic ind fēile, O'Mulc. 508 : n s. féle (gl.
honestas) Sg 26a13 . (gl. pudicitia) 50b21 . féile et genas
Wb 28b11 . g s. féle (gl. verecundiae) Ml 15a14 . a tlás, a
fos, a féile (characteristics of a good woman) ZCP viii 112.27 .
30 adbath in ingen do feli ┐ do nairi (when she had been lam-
pooned) RC xxiv 278 § 15 . rohéige in ben ... roscar fri
féle firthind SR 3216 (of the wife of Potiphar). ferad cach
a neimele ... fri ar Coimdid co ṅgelḟéle 8075 . fēili is bochta
co mbāine (: léire) ZCP vi 264 § 9 . cedmuintera fialadh
35(= fiala) na tiagat co cele atarruch. ite mna annsin conoat
a fele, O'C. 848 (< H 3.18, 385b ). cethri srotha déc éicsi ...
.i. fele ┐ innruccus, etc. LL 30d31 ; cf. feile dano indracus
nosditne an file, Auraic. 3309 . romaid cnómaidm da cride
... ar ḟéile ┐ náre TBC 4583 = atbail ar [a] ḟeili sin from the
40shame of it
TBC² 2928 . follogod féile ` forgetfulness of
honour ' CRR 38 . (b) that which causes shame, nakedness,
pudenda: ar scath a féile ... tucsat duilli na fiche SR 1359 .
in ben dia claite derc ... co ticeth dar a feili (i.e. up to her
waist) Cáin Ad. § 2 . ar n[á] aictís féli a n-athar (of sons of
45Noah) LU 118 . conḟacca a feli uli LB 242b53 . ní chuingem
édaige...do dín ar ḟéli Alex. 889 . Cf. Ériu vii 142.33 ; 144.31 .
(c) generosity, liberality: fiannus, feile, forsinge, Ériu viii
68.33 . tech Meic ind Óc... | rígda fót fri féle find LU 4126
= Met. Dinds. ii 10 . fuilted féle `increase of hospitality'
50 Thes. ii 295.2 ( SP v 1 ). tossach féli forsinge LL 345b25 .
Anecd. iii 16 . tealach feile, Ériu ii 186.18 . ZCP viii 102
(teallach). nochar taisced peinginn ... | do chisti ag C. |
acht a bronnud da gach neoch | ar ḟēile ┐ ar enech ZCP vii
304 § 15 . fecht féle, see fecht I (a). firt féli `a miracle of
55generosity
' RC viii 48.20 . do riachtatar a da rosc don ríg
ar firt feile, Dinds. 64 . tria firta na feile, Ériu ii 186.19 =
tria firt fele ZCP viii 102x . Eochaid na fert féile, Met.
Dinds. iii 344.85 . Coirpre ... cenn féli Laighen FM ii 686.3 .
féile (opp. to sainnt `covetousness' and defined as: fonn
60deaghordaighthe neith do thabhairt uaid generosity tem-
pered by judgment
) Parrth. Anma 240.11 = Luc. Fid. 154.9 .
Personified : fuair an ḟéile léan 'na dheoidh sin, Feiritéir
235 .
In concrete sense, a generous bestowal: lasin féli daroni
65in rí .i. a oenṡúil do thabairt do chind a enig RC viii 48.20 .

1 feles n a quadrisyllable, also a line of four syllables: files
.i. ainm an cethrama[d] deich, Corm. Y 447 = felis, Thr.
Ir. Gl. 16 . feles, Auraic. 1954 . felis 1214 . feiles 4474 .
feleas 1421 . dechnad cumaisc dano, dá bricht ┐ da feles
70andside; acht ní a n-oenbaili bíti a brechta ┐ a felesa ann
do grés IT iii 8 § 9 . feles i medon ┐ feles fo deoid 9.4 . da
felis 25.24 . feilís ib. z .

2 feles n m. vanity, futility, uselessness: feilios .i. diomhaoineas
... cib fors mbean a bheim ... | dósamh as feilios finnén
75 a shield is of no use to him O'Cl. is espa (.i. is f. ¤ ) LU 4630
= TBC² 169 . f. ¤ .i. fellas for les, O'Dav. 897 . ní taebh fri
fann nā f. ¤ , Lism.L. 3467 . cen goí n-úabair cen f. ¤ , Ériu iii
96.3 . caithi in feiles fognithea ria sunn ? (vanitas) Aisl.
Tund. 95.15 .

80 1 felesach adj o-ā (1 feles) quadrisyllabic , in compds. : dechnad
ṁbrechtḟelesach IT iii 9 § 10 . lancuibdi dechnada bricht-
felesaig ib.

2 felesach adj o-ā (2 feles) idle, frivolous (?) : nā bi fuillmech
f. ¤ , O'Dav. 897 .

85 felestina pn (<Lat. Philistina) a Philistine: Góla F. ¤ , PH
4901 . o Felestinib 1623 . Cf. filistín, —da.