feic

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ·aicci (sees), prototonic form of ad·cí, from Proto-Celtic *ad-kʷis-o-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷey- (observe) (compare Sanskrit चायति (cāyati, perceives)) or Proto-Indo-European *kʷes- (compare Sanskrit चक्षति (cakṣati, sees)). The initial f- of the Modern Irish form comes from the misinterpretation of aic- as lenited fhaic- (later modified to fheic). Compare Scottish Gaelic faic.

The independent past indicative form chonaic is from Old Irish ad·condairc, perfect of ad·cí, from the Proto-Celtic stem *derk-, from Proto-Indo-European *derḱ- (to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feic m (genitive singular feic, nominative plural feiceanna)

  1. (disparagingly) sight, spectacle

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

feic (present analytic feiceann, future analytic feicfidh, verbal noun feiceáil, past participle feicthe)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) see

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feic fheic bhfeic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "feic" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “feic” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “feic” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.