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[Ir. fiach, raven].

Name borne by several early Irish saints, notably St Féchíne of Fore (d. 665), who founded a community at Fobhar (anglicized, Fore) in Co. Westmeath. By tradition, St Féchíne of Fore had power over the water-horse, each uisce, compelling one to pull his chariot when his mortal horse had died, later allowing the water-horse to return to its realm. St Féchíne of Fore's feast-day is 20 January.

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