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fele , féle

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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, cf. 2 fel.

féle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. féle or dil.ie/21543
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: féle, féle

n , f. (1 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; derived 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 . adbath in ingen do feli ┐ do nairi (when she had been lampooned) 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 (= fiala) na tiagat co cele atarruch. ite mna annsin conoat a fele , O'Curry 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-LL¹ 4583 = atbail ar [a] ḟeili sin from the shame of it TBC-I¹ 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 Noah) 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: dechenbor dó for féile fledaib 'ten at feasts of hospitality', UR 104 § 5 . fiannus, feile, forsinge, Ériu viii 68.33 . tech Meic ind Óc... | rígda fót fri féle find, LU 4126 = Metr. Dinds. ii 10 . fuilted féle `increase of hospitality' 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 generosity' 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, Metr. Dinds. iii 344.85 . Coirpre ... cenn féli Laighen, AFM ii 686.3 . féile (opp. to sainnt `covetousness' and defined as: fonn deaghordaighthe neith do thabhairt uaid generosity tempered by judgment) Parrth. Anma 240.11 = Luc. Fid. 154.9 . Personified : fuair an ḟéile léan 'na dheoidh sin, Dánta P. Feiritéir 235 .

In concrete sense, a generous bestowal: lasin féli daroni in rí .i. a oenṡúil do thabairt do chind a enig, RC viii 48.20 .