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féice , féic

Cite this: eDIL s.v. féice , féic or dil.ie/21457

 

Forms: féice, fhéige

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 quia praestat lucem domui , O'Mulc. 504 . feici ... iarsindi imfuilnges soillsi dond tegh, Corm. 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 cend, 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, Mart. Don. Sept. 12 . rothuit fécce an tighe hi ccenn Magnusa, AFM 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 bai 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) MacCongl. 195.5 .

(b) a top, summit in general : (a) co tarla feci 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 .

(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 ┐ ghaisccidh Gaoidheal, AFM iii 438.5 . feigi ḟeile ┐ ḟairsinge na Midhe, 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 .