IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

feic m (genitive singular feic, nominative plural feiceanna)

  1. (disparagingly) sight, spectacle

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) see

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

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 readingEdit

  • "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.