fota, fata

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Forms: foto, fota, fota, fotai, rofattai, fottai, foto, fotu, fotti, fote, fota, foto, fodo, fotai, faidi, faidi, ḟotai

adj io-iā (but acc. to Pokorny, ZCP xvi 458 , orig. foto g s. of fut ; see fot. Cf. Ml 60a10 ; Bruchst. § 96 , cited below) fota LU 1365 . fota, fotai Hy ii 56 . rofattai, Mon. Tall. § 21 . a s m. lasind fascad fottai § 61 . a s n. foto, Ml 60a10 . d s n. fotu Ml 82d10 . g s m. fotti AU 718 . Cf. cu gren- laich fote , Arm. 17a2 (= *Grellaig fotae ?). fota AU 745 , 798 . g s n. foto 745 . Cf. inge C. fodo (metri gratia) TFrag. 62.4 = Bruchst. § 96.4 . n p. fotai, Sg 5b1 . In later Mid. Ir. some- times with slender stem in pl. lúba faidi , Acall. 5201n . g du. f.: cectar in da fleisc faidi BB 242a34 .

Long

(a) of space or distance : fada (gl. longus) Ir. Gl. 677 . uide foto Ml 60a10 . cendidi f.¤ BDD 82 Y (= LU 7140 ). flesc f.¤ LB 117b52 . folt ... fata TBC 213 . ulcha ḟata, Ériu iii 194 § 1 . ni thuca in finn ḟotai a tall fair woman ZCP viii 112.30 . pn As sobriquet : Fercar f.¤ AU 696 . dom Chummain ... mac find Fotae Fiachnai, Fél. Nov. 12 = Cumain Fota mac F. 242.13 ; Cuimmini fota, Rawl. 90g34 (= LL 351c1 ; Cummeni longus AU 661 ). C. Foto (: dō), Bruchst. 41 § 4 ). fid f.¤ an extensive wood YBL 109a30 ( Ériu iv 156 ). creacha foda distant forays TD 8.37 . fada ōn Ierusalemh soir far to the east of J. ZCP viii 116 § 26 . In early Mid. Ir. the compar. and superl. seem to be supplied from sír (q.v.) : issía thiagait TBC 6040 (= as faide St). asna a tháeib bas siriu uaim 1287 (= bus faidi St). but : san cuid dob foide uadh the part most distant from him BNnÉ 52.21 , faide, Acall. 1866 . foidi 1865 . With -de : ni ragam do Ierusalem ... ar bid fatite Hiruath uaind Herod will be farther from us LB 139b1 ( Hog. Nenn. 72 ). gan aidide dhaodh | Faidide an feur `non obediendo Aodo eo altius gramen' Molloy's Gramm. 212 (ch. xxii) . fatiti, Moling § 19 . faidide, Acall. 6811 .

Of fig. distance : bid fotai chucca far from it! (never !) PH 5247 . fada ó théarnamh dhamh ... da rabh. ... `I have no chance of escape' Dán Dé ix 12 . fada ó im i n-aisgidh é far was it from being a gift of butter TD 37.3 .

(b) of time or duration : f.¤ in gábud sin LU 1365 . is f.¤ in troscud itai thou art fasting long LL 112a22 ( ScM. 3 ). saegal fotta, Moling § 42 . cid fada cid gairit in re, Laws v 248.35 Comm. ag glacad aimsire girre no faidi, Parrth. Anma 339.13 .

Long-continued, enduring: ferr in cosmail caol fodae moderate persistent routine (oppd. to : saothar obund no remor) ZCP vii 311 § 15 . a ṡlúag na nglond fata ` long- remembered ' Met. Dinds. iii 348 (: data, perh. imperf. rime). f.¤ int ainmed a lasting blemish, 156 . f.¤ in col ib.

With cop., folld. by clause in apposition : is fata atai i sruth Tigir LB 112b22 ( Mac Carthy 66 ) = is cían SR 1676 . bud fata bas chian chuman long will the memory endure TBC 294 . uair as fada atú can mo bladh ... do thogbail I am long in raising TTebe 4061 . gid fada gairit bemait ar aenrian whether we be together for long or short Acall. 5478 . gid fata gair bias tír ... fám chois 5648 . ni fati nā fead ris a mbligfea bó ... bamar and not longer than the time in which a cow could be milked Cog. 182.8 . Loosely used with pers. constr. : Fada mé ar mearughadh sligheadh, Studies 1950, 319 . Cf. the regular use with DO : is fada dam beith a coluinn, it is too long for me to remain ZCP vii 304 § 17 . Fada dhamh druim re hÉirinn, Measgra D. 125 .

(is) f.¤ co : fada go tuigim mo theach, Arch. iii 236 § 1 . gid fada gairit co tí whether he come late or soon Fianaig. 74.7 . as fada go dtreicfindsi tusa it would have been long before I would have deserted you TBC p. 509 n. 1 (St). fada co saoilfidis so they were far from expecting this Measgra Dánta 153 . nirbo ḟata inn irnaide dóib co faccatar ... they were not long waiting before they saw ... LL 175b26 ( CRR 30 ).

is f.¤ limm co (conj. or prep.) I deem it long until ..., I am eager, impatient for: fada lea Rig co ruacht nem ZCP vii 303y . fada linn gu lá na graifne IGT, Decl. ex. 1392 .

is f.¤ ... limm I deem ... long, it seems long to me (of some- thing tedious or unpleasant ; often = I think it grievous, am sorry for (without notion of time) : ba fada la hIta beith na ecmais (= erat S.I. tristis de absentia ...) Lat. Lives 103 . ba f.¤ leó rombátár they thought they were a long time away LU 5880 ( TBC² 1412 ). foda lásan rígh robadur a aos ciuil BNnÉ 107.1 (cf. rex ... contristatus est nesciens quid illis accidit VSH i 223 ). fada leis an bhfear ... gan tocht da thoigh TD 4.39 . is fada (v.l. fuaith) lim inní docím anois ... isin aér IT ii2 133.271 . is fada lem do dhol soir, a C. ZCP vii 302 § 6 . fada lim sgaoileadh don sgoil ... foide iná an sgol do sgaoileadh | gan m'oide ag cor chomaoineadh sadder to me than the dispersal of the school is it to have lost my teacher's kindness Studies 1924, 86 . gid goiritt let-sa ... an denus sin ..., as faide le Brían Banba | gan éistecht rem urlabhra ZCP viii 218 § 2 . gér'bh fada an cath sin, ba foidi le D. [scarad] le[a]choicle, Acall. 1865 .

(c) in prosody, long (in quantity) : pl. bith ḟotai (gl. ... semper longius) Sg 5b1 . nach tairis acht a sillaib ḟota IT iii 101 § 180 . tairissium o ḟotaib ┐ cuimrib ib.

(d) adv. (of space or time) : connaca in scath chuci aníar rodarc a sula co f.¤ dond farrci LU 9059 ( FB 81 ). bui ... co f.¤ ina thost for a long time PH 92 . Absol. : co raibe fada 'na laighe he was for a long time lying (ill) RC xviii 154 . ro fhetutar f.¤ ria ngenemain ... Crist long before PH 6999 . cidh fada bes fair whatever length of time he shall be upon it (viz the land) Laws iv 132.7 Comm. ná bí ní as ḟaide ag anmhain TD 24.29 . Cf. fad ó riamh long before 23.6 (cf. mod. fad ó shoin, fad ó long ago ). ma fada gearr beirthear é far or near 22.13 .