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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish féith.


féith f (genitive singular féithe, nominative plural féitheacha)

  1. (anatomy) sinew; muscle
    1. (mollusks) adhesive muscle, foot
  2. (anatomy) vein
    1. (mining) seam, thread, lode
    2. (figuratively) streak, bent, talent
    3. (botany) rib
  3. soft seam in bogland, swampy strip
  4. (botany) climbing, twining plant; trailer, vine
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Etymology 2[edit]

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féith (genitive singular feminine féithe, plural féithe, comparative féithe)

  1. (of sea, air) calm, still, hushed, quiet
  2. (of surface) smooth, unruffled
  3. (of person) shy, bashful; quit, retiring
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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
féith fhéith bhféith
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.