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fithis

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fithis or dil.ie/22253
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: fithise, fithissi, ḟidissib

n i, (ī ?) f. also fithise (usual Mid. Ir. form)

(a) a circular course, circuit, orbit (?) : ind f.¤ tēte in peccad, issí tē[te] in pian, Ml. 28c19 . sechis oín f.¤ (gl. uno tractatu) of daily course of sun, 42c30 . a p. fithissi, Thes. ii 31.23 (gl. circuli absidas, with further note : abside graece circulus interpretatur). tre fithisi (gl. per tractus) Lib. Hymn. 76 ( Goid. 70 ). rí rogni ... iarna fithis firmimeint in its revolution (?), along its course (?) SR 278 . dofuit sís arithisi | trethan ... connach fess a fithissi, 8115 . a ndul iar fithisi fecht | doridisi i tír nEgept, 3535 . dochum nĒrenn dodfetis | aingil Dé hi fithisi used to lead him back (lit. in a circuit) Hy ii 13 .

(b) a channel, passage: fithisi .i. sēda, Lec. Gl. 77 . Esp. a tortuous or covered one: cor línad lais na dúine ┐ na fithise ... ┐ na tige talman, LB 116a19 , apparently of souterrains used as store-chambers , cf. líontar lée leastra lána | go bhḟidhisibh forlána, ML 10.20 (of storage; v.l. fithechaib, ficheadhaibh, ML² 149 ). i fidhisibh in talman, CCath. 1842 . i fidisibh [fitisibh, figisibh v.l.] a srona nostrils 958 . (of a horse) linn righin a cosmailes gelain uighe tuitis a fighisibh na sróna 'a thick suppuration like white of egg which occurs in the nostrils', Celtica ii 32 § 5 . dúnad figised a corp, LB 156b57 . dúnadh fidhisiodh ┐ slighthe an fuail, 23 K 42, 161.4 . nis fargaibh siomh ... fithisi ināit conairedha nāid easrusa élúdha gan lucht feithmhe ... forra, Hugh Roe 208.11 (f. 55b) . Fig. : amra in indeoin ... | dorala for m[ḟ]ithisi (sic leg., see ZCP vi 241 ) which has chanced on my path (?) Fél. 76.9 . iarna forcetul ... o ḟorcetlaib diadaib ┐ o ḟidissib aingelacdai, LB 232b56 (a mistake for fissidib or físsib? Cf. o ḟidissib nemdai, 233a18 , with punctum delens under d, and MR 8.13 cited under fís). fithisi .i. dlige ut est ise tiachtain itir na da fithisi, no itir na da conair, O'Curry 576 (< H 3.18, 286 ). O'Curry 2045 ( H 4.22, 61b , itir na fithiseo). Cf. is e tiachtain etir in di fithisi .i. duine robu cunnail ina bethaigh ┐ is cunnail fri bas ┐ dobeir aithrighi ┐ condaig dilgud bid innraic a gnim gid im[a] les fein cid im les neich aile, O'Curry 2094 (< H 4.22, 73b ). O'Curry 1245 (< H 3.18, 500½ ). Cf. O'Curry 2099 . is faenan cuma coicertas fir in fenechuis asa fit[his]ibh in re cindter ..., BCrólige § 66 Comm. ? hi fithise rig .i. i n-aigillne rig. O'Curry 472 (< H 3.18, 247 ). dilis cach forloscad fedar a figisib rig. roniacht elogh, O'Curry 455 (< H 3.18, 242 ) = a fithnisib, O'D. 1699 (< H 2.12, no. 8. 1 ).

(c) a loop or ring (of metal or other material) ? Here perhaps: coru drebraing in domun fri fidisi riagla ┐ dismirechta noeb, ar it árid dogairter, LU 899 (= ACC 68 ). mocoil ┐ fithisi ōir im cach ṅdual dia fult, YBL 118a39 ( RIA MSS. Ser. i 176 ). ar fertsib ┐ íallaib ┐ fithisib ┐ folomnaib don charpat, LU 6482 (`Bogen' Wind., TBC-LL¹ p. 376 ). ceṅglais d'ḟertsib ┐ d'ithisib ┐ d'iallaib in charpait, TBC-LL¹ 1324 , 1336 . Cf. coil cosmail .i. fithus carpait, O'Gr. Cat. 91.6 .

See fithnais (end of art.).