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Forms: fithchell, fichell, fidchille, fichille, fithchille, fichli, fichle, fitchle, fithli, fidchella, fidcilla, fidchell, fidcella, f.

n ā, f. (fid + ciall `wood-intelligence' Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 3 [cf. Corm. Y 607 ], W. gwyddbwyll) spelt fithchell, LU 10806 , IGT, Decl. § 12 . fichell, Acall. 7795 , 7816 ; g s. fidchille LU 4859 , 8804 . fichille, FB 37 Eg. na fithchille , IGT, Decl. ex. 522 . na fichli (incorrect) 523 . fichle, Acall. 7799 . fitchle, ZCP vi 47.13 . fithli, 44.17 . n p. fidchella; fidcilla ZCP x 307.15 .

A game played for a stake with two sets of figures on a square board divided into black and white squares (usually rendered ` chess ,' but the rules are unknown): is cethrachair ... ind fitchill, ┐ it dīrge a tīthe ┐ find ┐ dub fuirre ┐ i[s] sainmuinter cachla fechtus beres a tochell, Corm. Y 607 ; both board and figures were often of costly material and elaborate workmanship. fidchell (son of `drús' by `lonnus'), Triads 142 . masa i n-uamas an catha Troianna rohairged in fidceall if chess was invented RC xii 78.18 . in n-imberam fidchill?, LU 10834 . imberat in fidchill, LL 249a15 ( TBFr. § 8 ). imrem fitcell, ZCP vi 54.19 . fer fidchilli a chessman LU 9073 ( FB 82 ). cluithchi fithli aga imirt, ZCP vi 44.17 . pl. imberthar fidcella dún ( games ) LU 3241 ( SCC 3 ). ic imbirt brandub ┐ fidchell , TBC-LL¹ 871 . ag imbert fidhcheall, TD 19.15 . am maith se ... for fithchill I am good at f.¤ , LU 10804 . Transf. the board and appurtenances of the game: atá sund ... f.¤, ... clār n-argit ┐ fir óir, 10806 (where the f.¤ includes `clár' and `fir'). ecraid M. in fidchill M. arranges the board 10809 . f.¤ ┐. brandub ... huas cach imdai, IT ii 179.3 . tucad na fir ar in fi[d]chill the men were placed on the board Acall. 7815 . ní thiber in fi[d]chill duit ... ┐ ní thibar ní bus mó da foirind 7819 . a bhranáin óir ós ḟidhchill, TD 2.7 (see Notes, ii p. 199 . do frith esp[aid] tri fer don fi[d]chill, Acall. 7796 . fóirni cona fichthillaib sets of men and boards (item of tribute) Leb. Cert. 242.2 . fiche ficheall, Keat. iii 2639 . imon ffithchill n-óir go ttríbh ccédoibh geam innte, AFM i 92.13 . Of a legendary game played in Rome IT ii 215.19 ( LB 187b24 ). nech fritod-gara ┐ im-bera ficeall medar frit a conversation-game, contest of wits (?) ZCP xiii 268.22 .