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faigen

Cite this: eDIL s.v. faigen or dil.ie/21083

Forms: faigean, faigne, faighin

n f. (<Lat. vagina RC xii 465 ) faigean (f.); g s., n p. faigne, IGT, Decl. § 54 . A sheath, scabbard: faighin (gl. vagina) Ir. Gl. 157 . faighin a uaigina .i. on trúaill, Corm. Y 625 . fogen .i. a uagina .i. fo gen, O'Mulc. 559 . faighin dúalach agá díon (of a dagger), Studies 1926, 605 . mo mhionn sgine ... go bhfaidhinn dlúiththilte a ttéid, 1923, 599 . airget ar a faignib, Laws ii 146.17 .

Cf. conghmhaid failghe chumhdaigh cloch | urdail na faighne a bhfolach, Ó Héodhusa p. 4 .

Fig. of honeycomb (?): imdha a dairghe arda an fhedha | balga a faidhne mela ag maidhm, Irish Texts ii 71 § 24 .