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faísitiu n,f. vn. of fo-sissedar, as if from fo-sem-, on analogy
65of airitiu, aititiu, etc., Ped. ii 629 , Asc., cclix , Thurn. Hdb.
§ 728 (cf. fáesam). n s. ind foisitiu Wb 4d33 . Ml 62b1 .
a s. foísitin Wb 4a6 . d s. foísitin Tur 58a . foisitin Wb 3c16 .
foísite 3d24 . g s. foisiten Ml 23a6 . d p. foísitnib Sg 33a25 .
Later faísite (foí- fuí-). fáoiside (g s. -en) IGT, Decl. § 143 .
70 fáoisidin (g s. -nech) § 144 . faísidi, faísidin, Verbs § 83 .
faoisidin, TSh. 1758 , etc. g s. faoisidneach, TSh. 1763 , etc.
faoisdineach, O'Gr. Cat. 39.18 .
(a) confession (of belief), avowal, profession (of faith) :
transl. Lat. confessio in Glosses. tre foísitin hirisse Wb
75 4a6 . tri foisitin t'anmae-siu, a dáe Ml 49d4 . foisitiu ata pecthaig 'the confession that they are sinners' 132a2 fóisitin [fóisin,
foisitiu MSS.] oendatad `through confession of the oneness'
Thes. ii 354 ( Hy vii 4 ). tecait i n-agid na n-ídal ... la foístin
martrai PH 6517 .
(b) confession (of sins), common Mid. Ir. use, in later lit.
80nearly always of confession as a religious duty : foísiten
(gl. confitendi) Ml 23a6 . foisitiu a pecthae 32b18 . atat ...
dí ernail forsin fhúisitin .i. fuisitiu doníther do Dia ┐ fúisitiu
doniter do dainib PH 6444 . co fhuisitiu a chinad 6455 .
doróine C. a fáisittin fri Ciáran RC xxvi 370.5 . fóisitiu
85in mídénmai fia doínib, Laws iv 318z (CG). dorōine C.
a faisiti do Dia ┐ do Ciaran, Arch. iii 225.20 . [lucht] doniad
a faisitin ┐ doberat a coibsena ... dia sacartaibh, Anecd.
iii 8.7 . in faisidin menicc ib. 8 . cor chaith corp Crist ┐ co
nderna [a ḟ]aisiti, Cog. 196.19 . iar faisidi ┐ aithrigi quievit ,
Ann. Conn. 1333 § 3 . doghní-siomh a faoíside FM vi 2218 .
5 ní ... níor smuain ... budh déanta ... d'ḟaoisidin never
meditated anything which would need confession
TD 17.60 .
faisidin na pecadh nach dernad nech fein d'faisidi isin
tsaegul-so `the confession of the sins which one did not confess
in this life
' RC xxviii 320 § 43 . faoisidin bhethadh a general
10 confession (distinguished from f. ¤ bhliadhna yearly confession )
MacAingil p. 150 , 151 . fer faiside damsa ┐ do Dhia hē
one who has made confession to me and to God Arch. iii 225.28
= fer faisitte ┐ aithrighe damhsa ... hé RC xxvi 370.15 .
oide faoisidne a father confessor MacAingil 2 § 2 . o. faisid-
15nech BCC § 249 . o. faoisidneach, TSh. 7449 . Cf. ba headh
so ... ni dia chrábadh .i. fodail bidh, etc. ┐ beith fa breith
┐ fa faisidin ó sin amach this was part of his piety, to dis-
tribute food
, etc., and moreover, he was submissive to law
and religious duty
(?) ZCP xii 291.17 .
20In: tig an geal ... | as-degh d'orlár ḟaoisidnech IGT,
Decl. ex. 1945 the meaning confessional seems implied.
(c) as leg. term, acknowledging (an obligation, etc.):
fuisitiu cach rath iar fis the acknowledgment of every fief
Laws ii 216.19 ( ZCP xv 252 ). fuisite o fine acknowledgment
25on the part of the tribe
ZCP xvi 212 . inti ... nad chele fuiseten
an acknowledged vassal SM Facs. 7a9 . landire i cele fuiseten
(.i. in daercheile) 8b14 . céle fuisidin .i. fosisithar celsini ar
seotu, no fosesedar flaith hi celi ┐ amos do, Ir. Recht p. 26
( O'C. 888 ). See Ir. Recht p. 19 , and cf. fáesam (d). fuisitin
30.i. íc, ut est, amail robúi Muire ┐ Ioiseb ag fuisidin in chisa,
O'Dav. 1017 = O'C. 1397 (< H 3.18, 628 ). Cf. snadu[d]
faisiten dia nditen `the protection of sanctuary' Laws v
290.19 . ráidh re cumairce ... `snaidhedh' `faoisidin,'
`faosamh,' Met. Gl., D 55 .
35 Cf. fáesam.
(d) profession (of a calling or art, i.e. avowal of its prac-
tice): hua ḟoisitnib inna ṅdáne frisgniat (gl. a professionibus)
Sg 33a25 . Cf. aspert fri Coin Culaind nad bai foiside (.i.
forus) forceutail Con Culaind co rissed Scathaig (= that
40C. would not be an acknowledged master or adept ?) ZCP
iii 248 § 60 (Tochm. Emire) = foisitiu forcoitil RC xi 444.33 .
Hence, perhaps, foisite .i. foistine, foras, no comhnaidhe,
O'Cl.

faísitnigid v g (faísitiu) in Laws Comm. acknowledges, makes
45 acknowledgment (?): pret. nocha cuimgech nech a astad ar in
aite on meit is diailtir ma (= di-altrama ? cf. dialtrom ZCP
xvii 54 § 46 ) in dalta ro foisitnighestur chuice, Laws ii
174.1 Comm. whom he committed to his (the fosterfather's)
charge (?). Pass. (fuisitiu cach rath) .i. is fo is maith faisit-
50nighther cach rath 216.20 (.i. can rath do breith do micho-
rach ZCP xvi 212 ). is iadsaidhe faesidnígthir ar trebaire
(gl. issede domberat cuir bel a foessam) Laws iv 288.15 . acht
íní [leg. ní i ?] faeisidnigter e .i. in ní gelltar doo (gl. acht
ni i fuisedar cuir bel) 288.16 . ? (tir i fuissither) .i. fearand i
55fuisidnigthir ... int usce 208.15 . = i fuisnither ib. 17 (see
fáesam).

faísitnigud n u,m. (vn. of faísitnigid) in Laws Comm. render-
ing faísitiu and fáesam, acknowledging, adopting: (snadu
faisiten ...) .i. ... faisitniugad do na fileduibh d'a nditen ar
60a comairce, Laws v 290.30 . (cin log faesma) .i. cen log ara
faisitnighudh 458.4 . secht lá do ri gin faosam laime na
belai ... .i. gin faoisnitniugh [sic] do ó béal, O'C. 2449
(< Eg. 88 fo. 36 ). iarna faoisitniugud for a comairce after
openly avowing that he is under his protection
O'Gr. Cat.
65 100.37 (= O'C. 2626 ).

faísmedach n o,m. (< fáesam, see Ped. ii 629 ) a confessor (of
the faith): conid foismedach Iuil papa, Fél. 114.21 . pl.
foismedaig SR 8239 . faismedaig (gl. professores) Gild.
Lor. 55 ( LB 241b51 ). martirig ┐ foesmidaig, Rawl. 75b39 .
70 i nhiresaib foísmedach (fáismedach, fuismedach v.l.) in
faiths of confessors
Hy vii 19 . ar commairgi ... na mmar-
tirech na fedb is na foismidech LL 360 marg. sup. ( Mart.
Tall. 110 ).

1 faísmid v (< fáesam, see Ped. ii 629 ) declares, avows, acknow-
75ledges: ra ḟaismis ḟair na huli ulcu ... doriṅgni riam (=
brought up against him) TBC 2777 = ro foillsigh fair St.
foismimm ┐ atmaimm ainmm Crist PH 633 . fúisimít ...
conid athair dún int athair nemdai 7869 . noscredet ho
chride ... ┐ nosfaismet o belaib 6796 . co fhoisme conid
80esium ... is rig 6645 . perf. 3 s. foruismi in hiris catholacdai,
Trip. 44.9 . Confesses (a fault): is ar déircc fhaismít na
cristaide a peccad don Chomdid LB 68a32 . See fo-sissedar
and faísitid.

? 2 faísmid (adj. or subst. ?) ilardai a toisig cech threib, |
85niptar foismid for oensreith (of judges of Israel; = they
were not of one permanent line of succession ?) SR 5322 .
A deriv. of fáesam in its orig. sense `standing under, being
stationary'? Perhaps we should read: foísmig (n p.).