feis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Irish feis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feis (plural feiseanna)

  1. (Ireland) An Irish festival, usually including folk music, dancing, and sports.
  2. (Ireland) An Irish gathering at which new laws were decreed, as well as folk music, dancing, and sports.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish feiss, fess, verbal noun of foïd (to spend the night), from Proto-Celtic *woseti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to reside).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feis f (genitive singular feise, nominative plural feiseanna)

  1. (literary)
    1. act of sleeping, of passing the night
    2. accommodation, entertainment, for the night; bed and supper
  2. (literary)
    1. sleeping together, sexual intercourse
    2. espousal, marriage
  3. festival
    Synonym: féile
    1. Irish language festival (with competitions)
  4. (literature) feast tale

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feis fheis bhfeis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

feis

  1. simple past of fise

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish feiss, fess, verbal noun of foïd (to spend the night), from Proto-Celtic *woseti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to reside).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feis f (genitive singular feise)

  1. sex, intercourse

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not to be confused with fèis (a festival).

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
feis fheis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]