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[OIr., ascertaining].

One of several early Irish terms for esoteric knowledge, especially as embodied in the warrior-hunterseer Fionn mac Cumhaill. See also DIVINATION; IMBAS FOROSNAI [full knowledge]; and the enigmatic TEINM LAÍDA. Fios is also the name of one of the three druids of Partholón. In Modern Irish fios also denotes second sight.

Subjects: Religion.

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