fursundud

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fursundud or dil.ie/25000
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: ḟursannad

n u, m. (vn. of for-osna)

(a) giving light, illuminating; illumination: fursunna[d] nó faillsiugud, O'Dav. 962 . fursannadh .i. lasadh, O'Cl. is fursundud ┐ is foillsigud ... dund imniud coinedar D. in salm so, Ml. 74b1 . delc n-óir ... go forsannadh de líic loghmair adn [ = and] lustre RC xii 60 § 16 . re f.¤ na sudrull, TTebe 464 . lus cin fursanna (fursandath, fursannad v.l.) a rush (?) without light Anecd. ii 60 . With obj. gen.: ro hadnad dó .xx.c. sutrall ... do fursungadh na scor, BB 494b33 = ḟursannad, Alex. 703 . duine tiamda ... cen c[h]eill glain dia ḟ.¤ , ZCP vi 267 § 8 . In concrete sense: fursunduth cethrair lighting for four Laws iv 316 ( Críth G. 270 : `almost certainly a mistake for fossugud "entertainment", Binchy). Exceptionally lighting, kindling: ag fursannadh caindel ... ga múchadh ZCP ix 173 § 12 , is é no bhīodh ag fursannadh caindle ar béalaibh Aedha ... in tan no bidh ag fithchiollacht. D. Mac Firbis., quoted MR p.91 .

(b) fig. throwing light on; setting forth clearly, elucidating, demonstrating: cach fīr a f.¤ , ACL iii 226.23 ( ZCP xvii 48 ). fiadnaise do fursunnud `to prove clearly' Laws v 460.25 Comm. diamair ... senchas maige M. ni furáil saí ... ar cach aí dia fursonnad, Metr. Dinds. iii 382 . titulus de fursandud na tucaiti `to illustrate the cause' Hib. Min. 8.268 . Of the poetic or rhetorical explanation or commentary given by a `fili': laid la filid [leg. filed ?] f.¤ (.i. laid in filid ac faillsiugad a brithe uadh), Laws v 498.3 (one of the three factors by which a right is established). cf. laid re filid fursunnuid, MR 90.1 . laidh ... d'uasait ┐ da ursannudh, 94.15 . ni ḟedait ugdair in da ḟaisneis d'fursannadh in n-aenfecht (i.e. cannot present two narratives in due form at the same time) 166.8 .

(c) a species of literary composition; catalogue poem ( Celtica x 9 ): applied to a genealogical poem intended to exalt the princes of a certain dynasty: in fursunnud Laidcinn, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 16 ( Rawl. 116c7 ). amal nosrime Find m. R. isind ḟursunnud, LL 311b2 . día ndebhairt in fili isin fursunduth, Cóir Anm. 36 . pl. dorurim in rigḟile isna fursaintib do dergene do rígaib Lagen, Rawl. 115a18 .