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fáith

See also: faith

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *wātis (compare Gaulish οὐάτεις (ouateis), Welsh gwawd (poem)), from Proto-Indo-European *wéh₂tis (compare Latin vātēs, Old English wōd (inspiration)).

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fáith m (i-stem, genitive fátho, plural fáithi)

  1. (paganism) seer, soothsayer
  2. (Christianity) prophet
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 13d23
      “fírfidir a n-asrubart in fáith glosses tunc fiat sermo qui scriptus est (“then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written”, 1 Cor 15:54)

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