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2 fidba

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 fidba or dil.ie/22006
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n some kind of malefic spell or sorcery; destruction (?): fí ... .i. neim. unde fidbae .i. fithnaisi, O'Mulc. 534 . fidba .i. neim nech rogab credbad, 598 . Cf. cēne snigess snechta finn | f.¤ for lind latha lais ib. 110 (?). fiacal fidbai a tooth of venom (or destruction Ériu l 185 ) (?) in the head of Ailill Aulomm wherewith he bit Lugaid MacCon in the cheek, a presage of the latter's death, Lugaid being killed shortly after by Ferchess with an enchanted spear: rotbí fiacail fidbui `a poisonous tooth has wounded thee' Fianaig. 36.16 . donaidli fiacail fidbai, ZCP xiii 375.15 . xx 222 ( B. in Scáil § 12 ) = dianaitbi fiacail fidbi, ZCP iii 461.20 . don-airraill ... co fíacail fidba robúi ina chind ina leccoin RC xiii 464.2 . ro[t]geguin fiacail fidbúi ib. 6 . dobhoí in fiacail fidba (.i. neime) a cinn Oilella, Cóir Anm. 41 . Cf. d'fidbadaib neime, CCath. 4981 ?

Possibly identical with 1 fidba.