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folt (falt) n o,m. n a s. folt LU 5635 . falt 9275 , 9277 . d s.
80 folt Wb 11c12 . fult LU 7693 . a p. fultu LU 7389 . fulta
PH 993 .
(a) the hair of the head (collect.) : f. ¤ (gl. coma) Ir. Gl. 77 .
deirgech in ḟuilt (gl. glabella) 78. na foilt (gl. pilos), Gild.
Lor. 237 . f. ¤ quasi fa alt. faldas cadens germanice inter-
85pretatur f. ¤ didiu cland totim hair is a plant of falling (?)
(i.e. which grows downwards ?) O'Mulc. 567 (cf. Corm. Y
616 ). tairbirthar [v.l. tairbertair] foilt c[h]inn imm gnúisiu
ZCP ix 450 § 4 . folt tiug sír [leg. siar ?] fair. Thes. ii 237.1 . f. ¤
fair amal flesca óir LU 3639 ( SC 31 ). buidi f. ¤ for findghual-
aind IT iii 47 § 76 . falt co ndath óir, Ériu iv 108 . teora
5trillsi da fult imma cend TBC 213 . for oenfoiltne dia ḟult
LB 127b33 . bée ḟuiltt ... buidichaiss a woman with yellow
wavy hair
IT i 69.3 ( Lg. 4 ). pl. tri fuilt forsin mac sin .i.
folt úani ┐ f. ¤ corcorda ┐ f. ¤ fororda three kinds of hair BDD
105 . tri fuilt bátar fair : dond ... cróderg ... mind órbuide
10 TBC 2713 = faircsi tri folt fair, etc. LU 6541 (cf. folt tri
ndath fair LU 8598 ). Generally of hair of different persons :
triar marcach ... tri fuilt derga foraib BDD 30 ( LU 6781 ).
astoidet a foilt ┐ a cuirp, Ériu ii 130.7 . fuilt dubha leo.
Marco P. 187 . maithrecha na mac ... ┐ a ḟuilt scailte ba
15cendaib (in grief) LB 5b30 ( PH 393 ). is bec... na ruc a fultu
dia forcléthib LL 237b3 ( TTr. 1520 ). as é budh ferr ... d'fighe
f. ¤ RC xxiv 46.2 . for foltaib na ḟer so LB 127b42 . d'ḟoltaibh
is d'ulchadhaibh na laoch, Keat. iii 4468 . masa urrandus
do lethḟ. ¤ no do lánḟ. ¤ ro benad de [sic leg.], Laws iii 352.15 .
20 Rarely locks, tresses: fuilt sgaoilte ... 'gun Róimh ag éag-
caoine a huilc TD 24.24 In poetry often transf. of a per-
son : a fhalt na ngéag ! O wavy-haired one PBocht 13 § 41 .
a ḟolt ... fáinneach ! TD 21.3 . f. ¤ na bhfinnghéag (of a
chief) 7.48 . see ib. Introd. p. lv .
25Rarely of animals : cean each díbh ar drochḟ. ¤ (`a bad
mane
') BR 210.7 . mar ḟ. ¤ eich TD 37.4 . corruighidh sé
a ḟ. ¤ amhuil cédar (of Behemoth), Job xl 17 (where Engl.
A. V. has `tail').
(b) fig. and poetic uses ; of foliage (cf. Lat. coma) : os
30ḟult ḟidbaide LL 108a22 ( RC 14.402 ). liriu feoir no f. ¤ fíd-
buide LB 241ax ( ZCP iii 225 ). for f. ¤ feda RC xxvi 30 (a
kenning ? Cf. the gloss : ... dagalt fedai ┐ deich ┐ remi
┐rl. no cranna gae, Rawl. 109b45 = LL 187c19 ). i bhfolt-
aibh na bhfeadh TD 4.22 . ? dāltir fledōl for Luignib dia
35mba f. ¤ crīn samraid [leg. crín f. ¤ ?], Anecd. i 14.10 . tomaidm
Ethne os ḟ. ¤ bheatha [sic leg.] the eruption of [the river]
Ethne over the sward (?) of the world BB 44a16 = 37a14 . Of
thatch of a house : alainn berrthán fil fort, ba slán cot folt,
a Dún Náis FM i 308 . Of foam of the sea : fairggae findfolt,
40 Thes. ii 290 ( Sg 112 ). tar fairrge f. ¤ , Leb. Gab. i 238 .
Compds. (1 ) common with adjs. having ... hair ; ...
haired ; also fig. of foliage: ¤ álainn : da fhiodhbaidh
¤ alainn, Anecd. iii 6.13 . ¤ bláith : Fionn ... ¤ bhlaith, Duan
F. ii 84 . ¤ buide yellow-haired: inghean ¤ bhuide, Ériu xi
45199 . a Edain ... fholtbhuidhe ML² 463 . ¤ chaín (as a
sobriquet) : Amadair Flidais ¤ chain ZCP viii 303.8 (cf.
Adamair F. f. BB 47b3 = Amathair f. f. LL 128bz . Adammair
F. f., Cóir Anm. 25 ). feocus ¤ chain (kenning for the birch-
tree), Auraic. 5532 . ¤ chas curly-locked: Tadg f. ZCP viii
50221 § 41 . fiche ced feindeadh f., Duan F. ii 54 . fon ḟid
ḟoltchass, Met. Dinds. iii 206 . ¤ chóem : d'Éber ḟoltchaem
LL 127b11 . [mac] Feidelma ¤ chaime, Rawl 156a2 . a
Patraic ¤ chaoimh, Duan F. ii 54 . ? ¤ chíab : see FOLTICHÍP.
¤ fiar with wavy hair: aicme ḟoiltḟiar, Duan F. i 60.13 . ¤ finn
55 fair-haired: Fiacha foiltḟionn, DDána 84 § 26 . a Gharaidh
... ḟoiltḟinn ! Ériu i 20 . sēig f. ¤ Ferna, Bruchst. § 50 ( IT
iii 74 ). ¤ garb rough-haired: Feargus f. ¤ , Duan.F. ii 150 .
tri arrachta ... foltgharbha ML² 1586 = ( ML 118 ). i mbarr
... na fidhbuidhe foltgairbhi, CCath. 669 . ¤ glas of green
60 herbage: fonncheltra foltglasa ... in talman MR 240.6 .
¤ lebor long-haired: fer ... f. LU 8597 . bé ḟind ḟ. ¤ LL 259b37
( Lg. 4 ) ; Ferccus Foltlebur, Rawl. 155b50 . ¤ ruad red-haired
Acall. 4064 . ¤ scailte with dishevelled hair: na fantaisi folt-
scailte , CCath. 4357 (g p.). fanntaise folt-sgaoilte, TSh.
65 6680 . ¤ snáithech : Fiacha Foltṡnáithech .i. samaltá fri
snáth ōrdhai in folt ... boí fair, Cóir Anm. 145 . Fiachra
Foltsnat[h]ech ZCP viii 292.32 . ¤ tromm dod dhreich
foltruim, 23 L 17, 130b ( Studies 1928, 450 ). ¤ úaine : Cend
Febrat foltúane green-foliaged Met. Dinds. iii 226 . fa chlár
70bhfaltuaine bhFréamhann TD 30.7 .
(2 ) with subst. : ¤ gabál seizing by the hair: f. ban (a
punishable offence), Cáin Ad. 44 . ¤ gal pulling (an opponent's)
hair in fight: frisin ṅgleicc ┐ in ḟ. ... dognitis LB 156a42 .
pl. foltgala, Laws v 146.9 Comm. ¤ grenn : foltgrend
75feinned ar foluamain (in battle) `hair of heroes' ( whiskers ?)
MR 238.27 . See also foltmaise.

? folta : ind a reithi f. ¤ fasaigh ar fiadh IT iii 88 § 106 .

1 foltach adj o-ā (folud) possessing qualifications in property
or otherwise ; possessing property: in f. ¤ fuithribe (.i. is i
80folaid bis aice, in tir bis fae .i. ferann aice ┐ nochan fuil
crod), Laws iii 142.14 . fer aga mbi brug feoir .i. in f. ¤
fuithribi v 80.10 . Preceded by adj. in compositions :
becfoltach having little wealth: IT i 140.27 = becaltach
ib. 10 ( LU 10620 ). becḟoltach ZCP v 503 . nad bi cain-
85foltach (.i. in ti ag na bi tochus taitnemach) ` well-qualified '
Laws v 112.7 . Cf. sofoltach ` affluent ' ii 278.25 .
See anfoltuch, mí-ḟ., so-ḟ.