fo-sern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fo-sern or dil.ie/24090

Forms: fosearnuigtur, fosrend, fosrendar

v (sernid) lit. `strews under' ; arranges in due order, spreads abroad, publishes (?) : fosernd clothri Connacht | ier cul (= places himself, is seated ? of arrangement of kings at Tara) ZCP viii 108.9 = Ériu v 234 (deisig YBL 209b14 ). cobfodlaib fuiririud fosernatar feba (.i. coibdeiligthir fo- deiliugad in degfuriridsea do srathnugad do fo ebtaig [ = fo ḟebtaid ?] .i. fo uaisletaid), SM Facs. 47b ( Laws iii 20.20 `it is distributed according to dignity', of a banquet ; dignities are arranged in order). fosearnathar saire, saoire biata, saoire foghnuma saoire faosma ..., O'C. 2443 . ( Eg. 88, 36b ) = fosearnuigtur, Laws ii 20.13 (cf. fosernar saorḟolta, Ériu xiii 22.28 ). fosernar sirfocul `is circulated ' Laws iv 384.23 ; 'is supported by' Ériu xviii 89 (with etymological gl. : is maith sernaiter in suthin focal so), quoted by O'Dav. 845 with gl. : .i. is ardairc well-known, notorious. fosernnat a noilligh, Críth G. 416 ; 'his oaths build a foundation (?)' Críth G. 35 , Ériu xviii 89 . See editor's note in Críth G. ni tualaing rodgaba athgabail ... manis comtheit suithengthad fo searnad airechta conid fri rosc ruirther, Laws i 84.10 . None of the MSS. has the -n- here ; the readings are : fodusera airucht, H 3.17, 32 ( O'D. 34 ); fo searad airechta, O'D. 1792 ( Harl. 432, f. 6a1 ) ; fosera airecht, H 3.18, 367b ( O'C. 787 ), H 3.17, c. 457 ( O'D, 610 ) ; fo feara airecht, H 3.17, 400 ( O'D. 492 ). All have the gloss -foirithnighenn (variously spelt), as if < fo-srethn-. Cf. fosrend fosrendar, Anecd. v 27 (= fo sretnaighitsium ... fosretnaigter, n. 21 ).