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féithle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. féithle or dil.ie/21530

Forms: feithleand

n name of some twining plant ; woodbine (?) ; ivy (?) : amail ... naisges feithle fidhe TBC 6054 H. amail cuibrighes fethle fiodh 3791 St (= féith LL in both cases ; see 2 féith). (Fig.) fidh-cheangal do dhéanamh ... ar chuas an chroidhe lé f.¤ fíréandachta, TSh. 1856 . rí is ḟ.¤ ag finnḟearaibh Fáil `who entwines [i.e. holds together] the fair men of F.' TD 9.52 . a ḟ.¤ shluaigh Sligighe (of a chief) 14.20 (with gl. .i. coimirce, suaimhneas, n .). f.¤ na féile ... thú, P. Ferriter 219 . The follg. exx. perh. represent g s.: edera .i. dath feithleand , Arch. i 335.82 . bláith ... na feithleann cumhra woodbine (?), Hard. i 286 . Cf. 2 féith and féithlenn.