faithche, faidche

Cite this: eDIL s.v. faithche, faidche or dil.ie/21214

Forms: -d-, faith-, faig-, faithche

n ,f. Does not occur in Glosses. The form with -d- is common in LL, beside faith- and faig-. It may well be the earlier form. A green or lawn in front of a fort or residence or church; an open space in or before a city; public square, courtyard ( Celtica xviii 89 ); a green meadow, or playingfield; sometimes referred to as a place for cattle: fait[h]che .i. feth-chaí .i. conair iarna fethughadh .i. iarna reidhiughudh (i.e. a levelled space). Corm. Y 628 . a platea .i. on faithche 1073 . fail ann faithchi cach doruis a green before each gate SR 373 . Defined in Laws: issí in faithchi techta ... ni ro saig guth cluicc no gairm cailig cercc Laws iv 194.2 . frithe faiche a waif of [i.e. found on] a green v 320.8 , with gl: .i. dogabur isin faithce .i. isna ceithri gortaib is neasum don baile 322.9 . is eadh is faithi ann: na ceithri guirt is nesa don baile .i. gort gacha hairde ime ┐ cidh in sliabh is nesa don bhaile rob amail faithe amach, O'C. 1793 ( 23 Q 6 41a ). faichti blaithe, MacCarthy 40z (= brugi bláthi SR 477 ). faithchi lána ... cuile fása greens swarming [with beggars ?] ... empty larders (?) ZCP viii 196.15 (signs of a decadent period). oircc peata bis a lis no a faitche lingeas eirlim a ngort faithche `which is kept in an enclosure or in a green, which makes airlim- trespasses into the garden of the green' Laws iv 108.10 . do loddur ... asind gurt tarsa ceim isind faichti, Mon. Tall. § 7 . im nemdenam na himi bis itir na gurta arba ┐ na faithchi feoir, Laws i 216.15 Comm. bit lir ... fér for faichthi BDD 89 . tucait a murthréta caírech d'aicthib ┐ d'urlannaib ┐ redib TBC 68 (do faithchibh v.l. Windisch observes that aicthib may belong to ached). mētithir ... óen na prīmbili bís for faidchi prīmdúni 1816 . dūn rīg cona faiche ... faiche briugad, faiche fili (places where fighting is forbidden), Laws v 302 x , z . hi faichthi na bruidni BDD 56 . ro marbtha ... sethnón na faidchi LL 261a2 = IT i 76.9 . hi faithci uasalnemid, Laws i 92.1 . ceall gen faithche iv 6.9 . for faidchi na hEmna LL 260b41 = IT i 75.17 . forsin faichthi ina Temrach RC xxiv 190 . triallsat troscud ... for faithche Cruachna Connacht, Met. Dinds. iii 446.80 (of guarantors enforcing a claim; see ZCP xv 265 ). faidche in dunaid [where dúnad is used loosely, corresp. to tech TBC 996 , dún 964 ] TBC 1017 . tarmlaing ... assin charput for ind ḟaichthe. amlaid boí faichthi in dunaid ┐ corthi furri ... 1228 . tarblaingset in slúag for inn faidchi LL 265b26 ( MU² 506 ). suidset ... for inn achthi ib. LL 27 ( MU² 507 ). uas faigthi in baile (marg. gl. on: as bla brune) LL 206a39 (= Met. Dinds. iv 368 ). luidh P. ... co dun Nais, ata lathrach pupla P. i fhaighthi fria sligid anair, Lism. L. 397 . ar faithci a dúnadh ZCP vi 280.32 . géill ... | dá bhfógra ar faithche a dhúna TD 10.42 . hi ḟaichthi Chorccaige LB 215a24 ( Aisl. MC 31 ). go Cill Mhaighneann ┐ go faithche Átha Cliath, Ériu i 83.21 . ed risan imred oencluchi do fidchill for fagthi Maigi Adar, Cog. 66.6 . rochidis ... faicheda fondglasa na Tebi, TTebe 2733 . rochrithnaigsedar faichtega (faithcedha v.l.) ┐ tulcha na Teibi 3500 . isinn faithche os in cathraig (= in pavimento ... civitatis) Todd Nenn. 66.2 (aithche, aidhchi v.l.). In phrases: is crích bidbad so ┐ ni faidchi airurais a green for play TBC 1240 . as faighthe namhad ZCP x 283.26 . Gen. as attrib.: feidhneóir fíoruallach faithche trooper of the lawn (used of a braggart; equivalent to carpet- knight ?) TSh. 1720 .