-dos-

Cite this: eDIL s.v. -dos- or dil.ie/18429

Forms: -dus-

(also -das-, -dus-) used in Mid.Ir. to replace O.Ir. ¤sn- and ¤da-, as inf. pron. 3 s. f. and 3 pl.; in later Mid.Ir. esp. common after ro-.

(a) As 3 s. f.: fordosreiblengadar trí meic Símóin, SG ii 466 = for-da-roeblengatar, Dinds. 110 . for-dos-lamnad, ib. Tinoilteach a hainm la Gaedel rodostoba who cut it out, BB 17b17 . Possibly also SR 5158 : ind eclas nóeb cona airc | rodosuidigthe i n-oenailt (leg. re-dos-s?).

(b) More usually as 3 pl. In rel. constr.: in rí dodosrosat who created them, SR 564 , 676 . na huili anmanna . . . dodos-rosat mo nóebrí, 1110 . rogab cóic clocha . . . dodosrat . . . inna théig, 5867 . is tṡenchus ardospeitted, Metr. Dinds. iii 104 . mairg cach roda ortsom (rodos ortsom, v.l.) who has killed them, Fél. Prol. 57 . na daine nodosfotraic inti, Todd Nenn. 200 . After co n-: condossaersat . . . Diborra ┐ Barác, SR 5295 ; cf. conos-tarraid (= condos-?) tarimthecht, 864 . issed no-dos-sása, Ériu ii 128 .

In non-rel. constr.: rodos-dairsatar, SR 3665 . rodosterbaiset, 4653 . rodosn-airg Dia, 5415 . rodospianta, 5418 . rodos-slechtsat (reflex.), 5491 . rodos dedaig, 6550 . Cf. also 3637 and 6549 , where we should read rodo[s]smachtaigset and rodo[s]-selaig. See -das-, -dus-.