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fáithliaig

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Forms: Fáthliaig, Fháthlega

n i, m. (fáith `seer' ? or fáth ZCP xxxi 48 ) a leech, physician (used chiefly in early heroic lit. where the physician is also to some extent a magician; `Wahrsager-Arzt' Heldensage i 71 ): brithem ┐ fathliaig, Metr. Dinds. iv 318 . go Fíngin fáthliaig, TBC-LL¹ 4290 = faithl., TBC-I¹ 2776 . in Fáthliaig ` Wizard-doctor ' MacCongl. 87.1 . g s. (dīsert) int Fháthlega , 85.25 . luid ... ar cend ind ḟáthlega, LL 329a27 (= táithleagha, Keat. ii 4570 ). luidh ... do iarair leigis ... do thig araile fathlegha, D IV 2 53ra 11 .