See also: Feis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Irish feis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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 BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

feis

  1. simple past of fise

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

feis f (genitive singular feise)

  1. sex, intercourse

Usage notesEdit

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

MutationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit