fo-scanna

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Forms: fusscannainn

v ā (see Stud. Celt. xxxvii 4 n. 5 ) tosses, winnows, shakes, agitates: ni fascnan gáeth chairchech cethrae does not ruffle the tails of cattle BDD 66 Y (fascnam LU 7012 , gluaisind Eg.). Cf. is imgaeth fodafoscna firinne .i. is i cosma[iliu]s na gaithi doni an fascnam firinne na scripturi, H 3.18, 303 ( O'Curry 627 ). nanni frisoirc doib fascannat hua n-adarcaib (gl. se cornibus ulciscuntur) Ml. 63b17 (`they toss it with their horns' Thes.). impf. fusscannainn (gl. ventilabam) 96a4 . Vn. foscnad q.v.

Cf. foscain-díoghlaim ` winnowing and gleaning ' Keat. Poems 59 (fig. use here).