fothad

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Forms: fothuda

n u,m. vn. of fo-suidethar, Thurn. ZCP xiii 300 .

(a) the act of founding or establishing ; foundation, basis (?) : fothath .i. fothugud, unde dicitur : rofothath flaith for Raigni, Corm. Y 659 . Fothad Ratha Grainne (name of a structure at Tara), Dinds. 1 § 34 . némain .i. fothud (.i. is gilithir nemaind aní fothaigim) `a pearl in setting (?)' RC xxvi 24 § 87 . Cf. Fiachu fothath fechair forbdine, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18 § 3 ( Rawl. 124b7 ) ; `Auflösung' = ` dissolution (?)' K.Meyer.

(b) gramm. case-name given to a noun governed by the prop. `fo' : fo fiur a fothud ` fundative ' Auraic. 1524 .

(c) transf. support, sustenance, i.e. food, refreshment (see Ir. Law p. 42 ff ). sasad fiach, f.¤ mbran LU 6808 ( BDD 35 ). bíad glan ... braichlind muád ... feinne fothud LU 8716 ( FB 53 ). g s. athgabail fothuda cairr `distress for the support of a champion' Laws i 226.32 . Cf. bo fodhadha cumaile (one of the `nemid athgabála'), H 3.18, 376a ( O'C. 814 ) = bo fothuda cumaile H 3.18 390a ( O'C. 864 ), and see fo-suidethar.