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foistinech adj o-ā well-balanced, steady, deliberate: fer findmor
f. ¤ (of Agamemnon) BB 427b20 . flaith ... f. ¤ MR 182.7 .
ridire ... foisdionach fíorghlicc ZCP xii 396.12 . flaith-
85brugaid fial fostinech, Ann. Conn. 1309 § 2 . re na daltaibh
foisdineacha foghlumtha [sic leg.], Ériu v 76.4 . re briath-
raibh foisdionacha fírinneacha ML 76.19 . gluasacht ...
go foisdineach feidhmláidir 64.17 . do innseadar a sgéala
go céillidh ... ┐ go féata foisdeanacb 104.26 .

foistinecht n ā,f. composure, steadiness: fostadh .i. fois-
5dinecht (a virtue in speech), Triads p. 41 § 177 .

foít (vn. of foídid, for *foídiuth, Thurn., Gr. § 110 ; Ped.
i 325 . Bergin, Ériu x 193 , suggests a back formation from
g s. *foítteo Cf. foíded) the act of sending: ar f. ¤ for tech-
tairechta to send us on missions Wb 15a15 . d s. ond f. ¤ (gl.
10 missione) Ml 34a6 . mad fuit notfuide neach fri fothugh
techta `if another person sends one upon lawful entertain-
ment
' Laws ii 26.14 . Cf. 4 fuit.

foite n iā,f. (fot) length, distance: an ḟaide an ḟoide IGT, iv
§ 98 . faidi (gl. longitudo) Ir. Gl. 929 . d s. ata da faide fo
15dhes i[t]at `so far are they to the south' CCath. 1584 . a p.
cu teora faidi forairi `to thrice the distance of watching'
Laws iii 272.11 .
See foitigeacht & fot.

foíte adj io-iā (part. of foídid) sent: gl. missus Ml 34c9 . Cf.
20 ri fessaib ┐ ri fáitib `messages' LL 219a19 ( TTr. 150 ).

fóitech adj o-ā (cf. fót) containing sods, earthy, turfy; of a river:
Crann f. ¤ LU 4671 ( TBC² 205 ) = Crón cóidech LU 5515 ( TBC² 1033 ).
Generally in compd. tromfóitech heavy-sodded, solid, com-
pact (of the earth): gur chrithuigh an talamh tromḟóidech,
25 Ériu v 182.345 . See TROM, compds.

fóited n u,m. fóideadh IGT III § 71 . No exx. cited. Cf.
nertaiget fri flatha f. ¤ (MS. foeded but it rimes with cóiced
`fifth'), Ériu vi 121 § 1 .

foithbel ? ind ba truag tra in f. ¤ robai isin taig (of pillage of
30Priam's palace) BB 443a36 .

foithin n f. (also fuithin, fothain) a shelter, covert: con n-ain-
gēbad .l. loech il-lō doinindi [sic leg.] ... bith fo thromf. ¤
a ulcha TBC² 2338 . roighéag bhus fothain dá bhfiodh,
Ó Bruad. i 188 . mar ḟothain ḟill `as a cloak for lies' ii 270 .
35? gan chlúin d'ḟothain `who harbours no deception' i 92z .
? pl. (in concrete sense) dúal d'ḟoithnibh fás le ferthoin
thickets (?) IGT, Decl. ex. 800 . fonn ... na ngortḟoithneadh
nglan `of fertile nooks' TD 2.15 . Cf. i n-iath ḟuithnigheal
Éirionn ` bright-foliaged ' 26.29 .
40 Cf. foichne, to which some of the above exx. may belong.

foithir, fuither n also fothair (< fo-thír ?). d s. fothiur,
Trip. 132.17 (1526) . more usually fothair, foithir, fuithir.
g s. fuithir, Dinds. 63 . d p. fuithriu LL 187b45 ( RC xxvi 26 ).
The pl. foithre is well established in Mid. Ir. and later lit.
45Apparently a piece of unreclaimed valley or wooded land
(a glen or dell ?): fuithir .i. fearann; .i. fó thír .i. tir mhaith
(an etym. gloss), O'Cl. fothair .i. gortt, Lec.Gl. 240 . foithre
.i. coillte, O'Cl. fothair díni ndēr ṅherderg (of Hell) SR
922 . ised dano conatecht-si ina slabra, fuither fossuid cona
50febaib `permanent estate' Dinds. 60 . iar fuithir grene
.i. iar ndagthir inna ai grianda, Rawl. 108b14 . = iar futhiur
RC xxvi 18 § 36 ( LL 186b ). i sleib ┐ fothiur, Trip. 132.17
(fothíur 1526 ). mōr lēim ... rolinges-[s] a ... o gach fuithir
┐ o gach fáinghlenn di aroile, Buile S. § 39 . gus an fothaii
55fírdomain inar cuired an Maol, Celt. Rev. iv 106.21 . is
lais roslechta ferann fuithir mac Forduib, Dinds. 63 = cor
slecht f.f., Met. Dinds. iii 334 . ar ergnus a ḟuithir ` estate '
ib. 302 . d s. a fotbair na fineamhna `of [lit. from] the grove
of the vines
' MR 98.4 . a p. i fuithriu aesa iúil (.i. i ndagthir
60R.; a fothir, YBL) RC xxvi 26 § 102 . ? cotarith luath
Lugaid ... roe dar fot[h]re, Rawl. 115a37 = Ält.Ir.Dicht.
i 40 § 9 . dorchfhoithri sealg `dark thickets of the chase'
O'Gr. Cat. 374.27 . o fhothrib agarbaibh slebi Ircain, Aen.
830 . teiched ... fó fhoithrib ┐ daingnib, Marco P. 55 . i
65 ffoithribh, i ffiodhbhadhaibh FM vi 2130.8 . dol do a
ndiemhroip ... ┐ a ffoithribh fassaigh, Fl.Earls. 206.20 .
i rRos Inbhir, ... ar mét a foithredh ┐ a fhasaighed gacha
taobh ina timceall, BNnÉ 266 § 233 .
Cf. fuither LL 216b39 ( Met. Dinds. iv 318 , where Gwynn
70takes it as = 1 fuidir).
Compd. nir dhíon ar an ccaptin sin ... fíodh na foithir-
ghlend ` forest-valley ' FM v 1788.12 . foithirghleant 1732.16 .
Cf. also: obsessio Duin Foither (= Dun Ottar in Scotland)
AU 680 = duin Fother 693 . for bhru Duna Foitheir, Skene,
75 Picts and Scots 93 . See Hog. Onom. s.v. dún Foithir and
Watson, Celtic placenames of Scotl. 509 - 510 .

foithne n io (zu tene `Feuer', Hessen, ZCP ix 67 ). tinder,
kindling-wood (?): f. ¤ (gl. fomes) Ml 97b1 . d s. foithniu (gl.
fomite) 104b6 . ho arailiu foithniu .i. do andud a menman
80són (gl. face) 131d14 . d p. foithnib (gl. fomentis) 9d20 .

foithned n enkindling, lighting (?): as vn. IGT III § 82 . finna
a aigthe d'ḟoithneadh, ex. 786 .

foithre : x see foithir.

? foithremach adj o-ā possessing glens or woods: o Inis ...
85 foithreamaigh ... Fāil MR 104.7 . Leg. foithremail ? (foith-
ream ÷ 23 K 44 . The passage is missing from Y).