fetán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fetán or dil.ie/21810

Forms: —a, fedán, feadán, f., fetana

n o,m. pl. somet. —a, see below (dim. of fet).

(a) a hiss or whistle: v.s. a fhetán néimnech na nathrach PH 8248 . an tan thogbhas S. a fedán cinn bhraghad `sends forth a whistle' ITS v 134y . fear feadán `whistling man' TD 34.16 .

(b) a pipe or tube: fedán (gl. fistula), Ir. Gl. 46 . feadán (synon. with duisiol, sumaire), Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 235 ; re guth do dhuisioll uisgeadh `noise of thy waterspouts' Ps. xlii 7 ). f.¤ (tube used for sucking pus from sores), Acall. 7222 . A musical pipe: fedan for a muin, Aen. 173 (= de collo fistula pendet Virg. Aen. iii 661 , an interpolation). fedán fogurbinn, Acall. 1718 . fedan do boí aicci, ┐ fir in domain do choiteldais ris gemad mor a ngalur 6100 . Med. (a) in pl. pipes, of the lungs, bronchi: feadain an sgamain = canna pulmonis Reg. Sláinte 1591 . (b) fistula: deoch ... cum an ḟedain YBL 347a14 . ceirin ... bacas don cneid dul a fedanaib linnidan, Ir. Texts v 10.20 . do cosg fola na fedan linnidhan ib. 27 . A pipe for conveying water, etc.: doróigne ... fetana luaide do chur ... fo thalmain ... ┐ no leicead na husci estibside LB 235a57 . can usce acht a tairngther a fedánaib o Ghlend Ébrón, Maund. 65 . an t-uisgi teid tri fedanuibh, Ros. Angl. 66y . mur uisge tre ḟedanuibh, Luc. Fid. 120.13 = O'Hussey T.C. 188 (ḟédán- aibh). tollaid ... crann suaiti na praisci co raibe ina ḟetan ┐ no doirted in n-im tresan fetan, Fél. 146.25 . Transf. of a liquid: teora fetana fola spouts of blood D iv 2, 53ra14 (treated as fem.).

(c) a brooch(?) (prob. a penannular brooch with hollow or cylindrical ring): f.¤ finduma issin brat, Acall. 7600 (`hollow pin' Stokes; who adds in Notes: `hollow fibulas of gold have been found in Ireland'). fedana finduma isna brataib 2441 .