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féithlenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. féithlenn or dil.ie/21531

Forms: féthlann, féithlenn, fedlend, feith- lend

n o,m. and ā,f. (cf. 2 féith and féithle, edlenn, and see for etym. ZCP vii 410 ). féthlann, féithlenn o,m. IGT Decl. § 11 (but ā,f. § 12 ). A twining plant, woodbine (?), ivy (?) : sugh losa na feithlinne `juice of honeysuckle' Ros. Angl. 40.15 . cor' imnaisced amail fet[h]lind im urslait RC xiii 223.54 . fedlend ` honeysuckle ' Auraic. 1156 . feith- lend 4250 . do chas ḟagha mar budh ḟéthlonn | do bhas tana mérchorr ... IGT, Decl. ex. 507 . (Fig.) d'ḟeabhas bhfear (sic leg.) na bhféithlionn bhfis, O'Bruad. ii 26 . Cf. snáth féithleannta fis, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 7 .