féthan

Cite this: eDIL s.v. féthan or dil.ie/21836

n ā,f. (?) some attachment of a spear-shaft, scabbard or chariot-pole, gen. made of metal; in case of a spear, apparently a circular band or ring, which might be loosely fitting: sleg ... co téora féthana firglana, fethan findarggit ar n-ichtur, féthan óir buide ar medon fethan dergóir ar n-uachtur LL 237b43 ( TTr. 1552 ). sleg ... co fethan óir impi LU 10665 . sleg ... co fethan ┐ co fonascaib arcaid TBC² 2343 . caindel rīgthaigi ina lāim, fethan aircit imbe ┐ imrith iar craund co sleig sair, in cēin n-aile dorreith coticci a dorn 3162 = c.r. na láim go féthanaib argait ┐ co fonascaib óir ... immireithet impe na fethana argit sech na fonascaib óir cachla céin o erlond gó indsma, iceind aill [ = in cēin n-aili] ... it iat na fónasca óir immireithet sech na fethanaib argit ó indsma go hirill TBC 5190 . tucad fethana fithnais féth fithnaisi v.l.) do chrannuibh ar sleg, Acall. 722 (`charmed withies for our spearshafts' SG ii 118 ; cf. 7916 cited under 1 féth, and Aisl. MC 93.10 , cited under 4 féth). cloidmi ... co bfearbolccaibh ... ímpa ... co féthanaibh ōir ... friu amuich TBC 4397 St = go frithathartaib LL. sithfe co féthain findruine LU 8671 ( FB 50 ). LU 10216 . síthbe co fethan findruine 9262 = Anecd. iii 50.3 (feithen v.l.). trí .lll. maglorg ... co fethnib iarind ` bands ' BDD 60 (feithnib, fethánaib, cendaib v.l.). ? carpat féthgrind fethaine LU 8670 ( FB 50 = feithide, Eg. Cf. féthaide). Cf. fetha .i. fleasga no feathain, O'Cl. and: sleg ... co fethanaig argit eter da n-iarnn BDD, App. 114 .