fu(i)th(a)irbe

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Forms: fuithribi

n , f. a (man-made) ridge, an embankment around a house; a furrow ( BBCS xxvi 445-46 ); a piece of land, cleared scrub-land (?) ; apparently of limited extent and perhaps enclosed, used of area but also to estimate distance ' Laws Gloss. foithirbe .i. imaire no gort no achadh, H 3.18, p.62a ( O'Curry 80 ). crui .i. fothirbi tire ib. H 3.18 p.386 ( O'Curry 851 ). i futhairbe (.i. i crich no i ferand), IT ii2 226 . teóra fuithairbi on tig ... issin chetna fuitherbe ... ind ḟuithairbe tanaise LU 8251 ff . ( FB 20 ). díchuirid na diberga o brudin sechtair dar teóra fuithairbi, LU 7901 ( BDD 149 ). bit lir ... fér for faichthi ... for lethchind ... iarna scaíliud do fóna fuithairbi, LU 7236 ( BDD 89 ; v.l. fuithribi Y, fuithrib D). fothirbi Snitheni ata i ndorus Dermaige `S.'s field' Trip. 82.2 (889) . go nach roibhi aird na fan no fothoirbi ... nár bo coimreill ... do chach, RC xxi 400 . sruth ... eter gach da futhirphi, xi 130.2 . rolin na futhorbe imbe do caindiubur ZCP xii 402.1 . trí fothirbi Hérenn, Triads 56 .

In Laws Comm. used in expression : foltach f.¤ a man who is qualified by land but not by stock: in foltach fuithribe .i. is i folaid bis aice in tir bis fae, Laws iii 142.14 . foltach fuithruime, 150.2 f.¤ fuithribi, v 80.10 . cāin fuithribe (name of a law-text) iii 60.4 Comm ., called : leabhar na fuithrime, H 3.18, p.151 ( O'Curry 278 ). The form : fuithribe suggests derivation from fo and treb `dwelling' but Mac Mathúna, BBCS xxvi 446 , suggests that this is a metathesized form and that the word is a compound of 1 airbe.

As n.l.? cf. secht n-escoip fothairbe more, LL 374a56 = fothorbi, LB 24 . See Onom.