fo-cain

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Forms: bacachain

v (canid) `sings under,' chants; accompanies, bears a burden (in song or music): fomchain lóid luin `a black-bird's lay sings to me' Thes. ii 290.7 ( Sg. p. 203 ). ceol caille fom-chanad, Liad. and Cuir. 24.14 . tecait ... failinn, foscain cuach, K. and H. § 27 . foscain do rindib .vii. ngas | ograd, ZCP xiii 258.9 (cf. xix 125 ). bindfogur na cuslend ... fochanat céol island rígthig, BDD 99 . ni céol sīde séol fodgain, LU 3802 ( SCC 37 ). crōnān canas [uasa] chreit | focanat roith a charpait his chariot-wheels bear a burden to the chant LU 3805 (ib.). in chlass | fochanat riched rindmass SR 706 . in douibliath ... fotcanot na teorai classa, ZCP ix 451z . foscantais raind `they would sing a stave' Fianaig. 10 § 10 . ? ētsid in senchas ... | fo-chan ēcsi, ZCP xii 245 § 1 . pret. bacachain in laíd, LL 265a22 ( MU² 413 ). Cf. dub a n-aerthar, brec i fochanar, find i mmoltar, Auraic. 5235 where Thurneysen would read i fōcarar, ZCP xvii 291 ). Causative causes to sing, sounds (?): im chloc fo cain cethra (.i. focanus im braigit na cethra), Laws i 126.3 (142.13) ; perhaps which sounds under.