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Origin of the name FEDELM.
Etymology of the name FEDELM.
Meaning of the baby name FEDELM.


FEDELM.  A feminine form of Irish Feidhlim (q.v.), meaning "great goodness," from feile, "hospitality."  Felim is unisex.

    Fedelm Nóicride:  Various explanations of her name are given in the "Cóir Anmann" (Fitness of Names):  "Fedelm Nói-cruthach, "nine-shaped," i.e. nine shapes would come to her whenever she was looked at.  Or Núa-chrothach, "fresh-formed," i.e. because of her beauty a fresh form upon her was displayed to every one.  Or Núa-chraidech, "fresh-hearted" was she because of her friendliness.""Ir. Texte," iii. 2 Heft, p. 397.  Another personage of same name but with a different epithet is found in Brit. Museum, Harl., 5280, fol. 34b:  "a short story of Cuchulainn and the lady Felim Foltcain, one of the water-nymphs of the river Boyne." (Fled Bricrend: the Feast of Bricriu, Henderson, 1899).


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