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fetgaire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fetgaire or dil.ie/21815

Forms: feadghaire

n [io, n.?] (compd. of fet) a swishing, hissing or whistling sound: in toirneach ... rochualusu, fetgairi na claideb ... insin, TBC-I¹ 3127 . fedgaire na cloidem, Aen. 2489 . f.¤ na faga, LL 243b41 ( TTr. 2009 ). fetgairi na slegh ic a sādudh, CCath. 5920 . fetguire na nathrach hissing 4171 . fedghaire no guth feadóige `whistle or sound of a plover' BS 104.1 . re f.¤ na fer fiadaig `whistling' Fianaig. 56.31 . Of a shrill, longdrawn wail: ra érig f.¤ na ndea ┐ golgaire na n-airdemna, LL 230a34 ( TTr. 963 , where Stokes reads: setgaire), corresp. to: roclos fed[g]airi ┐ golgairi na ndeamna, BB 431a16 . As quasi.-vn.: ic faeidib ┐ ic feadgairi (of air-sprites) MR 230.20 . feadghaire ` lamentation, wailing, also more lamentable ' P. O'C.