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fechtnach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fechtnach or dil.ie/21417
Last Revised: 2013

adj o-ā (< fecht? see RC vi 33 )

(a) happy, prosperous, blessed: freq. epithet of saints, corresponding to Lat. beatus. in chré f.¤ (gl. felix limus) Ml. 81c14 . is f.¤ a n-andach their iniquity is prosperous 134d3 . is ead do-bargní-si findbethach ┐ f.¤ , Alex. 960 . Fland find f.¤ (: sercach), Fél. Jan. 14 . paiss Fraxidis fechtnaig, July 21 . f.¤ noemmáthair na maccsa, PH 6609 . dogénsa condat fechtnaig in lucht cretit indum, 1815 . frisna firu fechtnachu .i. aingil ACC 67 . (advb.) ní f.¤ ráinig leis an cogadh sin did not turn out lucky TFrag. 126.17 .

(b) by later glossators expld. as just, righteous: feachtnach .i. fírén, Cóir Anm. 107 . Stowe Gl. 399 . Lec. Gl. M 94 . feachtnach .i. firénda, O'Cl. ionann feachtnach is fírinneach, Keat. ii 3657 (Cóir Anm. and Keat. refer to the n.pr. Feradach Find Fechtnach ). oibrighthe fechtnacha `pious works' PH 7345 . Mag Aengusa ... d'écc go feachtnach `penitently' (made a happy end) AFM vi 1984 ; iii 12.8 . Compar.: grés rofer fechtnachu ... .i. ba fechtnachu cech gres in gréss ro ferastar C., ACC 67 ( LU 892 ). ? As subst.: grés ro fer fechtnachu 'continually he had provided blessed ones (saints)', RC xx 260 § 67 (ACC) , ZCP xxviii 247 .