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faitse, foitse n io, [n. ?.] (< fo-desse, Stokes, O'Dav. 841 ) (a)
85 the right, south, south side or part: faitsi an desscert, Corm.
Y 655 . faitse .i. an deisceart; clanna Neill in fhaitse .i.
clanna N. an deisceirt, O'Cl. co sernar tech rig ? amuis
ríg hi foitsiu `what is the arrangement of a king's house ?
The bodyguard of the king are on the south
' Laws iv 338.9 .
cuslennaigh ... a n-airt[h]iur ḟoitsi `south-east' ib. 14 .
5 gaibthiut co firu fochlae i faitse, Rawl. 132a16 = hi foidse,
Ériu iii 137 - 74 (rhet.). (b) the charioteer's seat on the right
hand side of a chariot (oppd. to fochlae): batar sinde riadatar
a fochlai fria faitsi .i. do suidhiu ind erred isin charput as
nomen a fochlae; faitsi immorro ainm do suidhiu ind arad,
10 Corm. Y 698 . O'Dav. 841 (s.v. fochlu). Hence (c) a high-
seat or seat in general (?): fochla didiu cach suidiu
n-a[i]rechda; faitsi cach n-airide, Corm. Y 698 . (... faitsi
gach n-airide nó gach imdae, O'Dav. 841 ). Cf. fochlae.

fáitsine (fáithsine) n iā,f. (fáith) n s. fáitsine Wb 30d23 .
15 ind faithsine Ml 89b11 . ind faissine 25b6 . ind atsine (aitsine
v.l.) Hy ii 22 . d s. dund faithsini Ml 24d5 . g s. inna faithsine
25b8 . inna faidsine 81c6 . In Mid. Ir., through metathesis,
also fá(i)stine. Prophesying; a prophecy, an augury: in
older lit. used both of Scriptural prophecy and pagan
20soothsaying, in OT of latter only, fáidhedóracht being the
term applied to the former: cid dia tirchain fáitsinei inna
psalm ? of what did the prophecy of the psalms foretell?
Hib. Min. 10.321 (faidsene v.l.). libuir na fastinei 3.67 .
(fastine v.l.). in conid he Dia ro lín faithsine ṅDauida, Rawl.
25 75a43 . do chomailliud fástine in chomded LU 1415 = RC
xxi 386 . fátsine ┐ gellta in choimded frínd PH 2546 .
comlanius ... in rechta diada ┐ inna fáitsine 5845 . is and
sin ra comallad fastini Berchain, Cog. 225 = LL 309ax .
co nderna fáitsine dó = prophetice locutus est Lat. Lives 111 .
30 dorairngert fáitsine fír, Met. Dinds. iv 150.49 . amhail
boi hi ffíoghair ┐ hi ffaistine dhóibh, Cog. 84.23 . fástine
Cassandra do Troianaib, TTr.² 546 . curo comalladh
faistine Apaill, CCath. 3246 . atchota lesci fatsine LL
345b47 = faistine, Anecd. iii 11 . fer fastine soothsayer Ann.
35Conn. 1282 § 9 . sgéala na bhfear bhfáisdine TD 4.36 .
luchd fáistine soothsayers Isa. ii 6 . pl. rocomollit na fastini ,
Cog. 12.6 . rofaillsighit ... faistineada ┐ remtirc[h]anta na
n-olc robadar ar cind doib, CCath. 820 (faistenaighti v.l.).
ata san aithnesi gan credium do chrandchuraib ... no
40d'fháistine duine da marand indiu PH 7317 . As quasi-
vn., prophesying: oc faitsine dia mac prophesying about his
son
PH 3436 . oc faisdine dó prophesying to him RC vi 177 .
tig aingeal ... d'ḟáisdine dhó to prophesy to him TD 7.35 .
Divination: déna fáistine dhamhsa leis an leannán síthe
45 divine unto me 1 Sam. xxviii 8 . énduine ... ghnáthuighios
fáistine, Deut. xviii 10 . spiorad ḟaisthsine (sic) a spirit of
divination
(Gk. πύθωνος) Acts xvi 16 . Gift of prophecy, second-sight:
tic rath fastini fair LU 9827 . Saul ... ba snímach ... |
... cen noibi, cen fáithsine SR 6476 . faitsine o Dia leiside,
50 Anecd. i 5.20 . fir ... go mórḟastine ┐ druidect TBC 1453 .
dia mbeth fastini ocut, TFerbe 345 .
See remfáistine, and fáistinech.

1 fál n o,m. cf. fál o,m. IGT, Decl. § 96 . (orig. neut. ? n p.
fala, Laws v 500.9 ). The pl. forms fáltaigib, fáltaib, cited
55below, are perhaps caused by contamination with búale
(q.v.) which is common in similar contexts. A fence, hedge,
enclosure: fál `a hedge' Kirk = Eg. Gl. 334 . domfarcai
fidbaidae fál a hedge of trees overlooks me Thes. ii 290.7 .
fri frega f. ¤ `against the wall-fence' 293.22 ( SP ii 9 ). clár
60cóir cobsaid ... fal fri fóir forsaid SR 982 (cf. fal ḟossud
986 ). draighneach bis i fal...`a blackthorn which is in
a ... fence
' Laws iv 150.11 Comm. felmae quasi fal im
bae, ar is fal fedae focorthar ind, O'Mulc. 511 . ro choimh-
rithsat na huain ar amus a maithrech, ár ní raba fal eatarra,
65 Lism. L. 4847 . ba fal re mbruchtud robarta `a hedge
against the swelling of a spring-tide
' (of a hopeless under-
taking), Cog. 162.22 . focherd-san a ḟál mbodhbha ... i
n-imthimcheall ceitri n-ollchóiged nErenn TBC p. 381
n. 1 , cf. 'na cathchliathaibh ... ┐ 'na faltaighibh bodba
70umpu, CCath. 2691 (faltaibh v.l. see Compds. below, under
-tech). fál catha, CCath. 1722 = moenia clausa ... iuvenum
Phars. iii 373 . fal mara `a sea-wall ' (expl. of Fālgai =
Fālchae) Ériu ii 22.11 . fál tonnmhuire 'na thimchioll
the billowing sea as hedge TD 28.35 . g s. nach faicci ... inad
75in fail? `the site of the wall' (of a camp) CCath. 2997 .
athnuagugad na mur ┐ tormach na rath ┐ na ḟal (of fortifying
Troy) LL 407a42 . d'faltaib in longphuirt, CCath. 5421 .
fá na fáltuibh, Luke xiv 23 . do bhris tú a ḟálta uile
all his hedges Ps. lxxxix 40 . do phlanduigh ... fíneamhain
80┐ do chuir fál uimpe (= saepivit eam) TSh. 10484 . leim
tar fal amach a leap over the hedge (i.e. an evasion) Luc.
Fid. 286.7 . Often fig.: nai ngrad na gnath-ṡairsi | bud f. ¤
fam naomhaib-si ZCP viii 214.10 . inti scuchas fal dochraite
dibh the barrier of oppression Laws iv 376.16 Comm. f. ¤ na
85fírinde IGT, Decl. ex. 1068 . mar chleathaibh ceangail ar
an bhf. ¤ bhfírinne se, TSh. 6714 . f. ¤ na foghluma, Studies
1924, 89 . na soibhéasa bhíos 'na bhf. ¤ timcheall na hanma,
TSh. 1469 . ... atáid 'na bhfál re broscar bíodhbhadh,
Keat. Poems 35 . In Laws, a legal barrier: cis lir fala
for iadat dilse cacha selba SM Facs. 1a20 (`how many are
5the bars which shut up the right to every kind of property ?
'
Laws v 500.9 ). fal fine (.i. inn imi dani in fer fini, etc.)
ib. SM Facs. 23 ( Laws v 500. 10 ). muna tuctar, is fal `unless they
are given, it is a bar
' Laws v 504.5 Comm. fal anfaitcis
(.i. ... in ime doni in tí ac na bi faitechus ceille co comlan),
10 Laws v 508.19 . Cf. ZCP iv 227 . fal fingaili (= the murder
of a kinsman as an impediment to assuming sovereignty)
BR 110.17 .
Compds.: ¤ airbe hedge-fence: (fig. of an encircling phalanx)
fál-airbi ferrda ... Frangc MR 214.17 . ¤ chip close phalanx:
15 pl. fālchipeada fēigi 224.6 . ¤ chliath a hurdle: co rallsat ...
falcliatha sciach ┐ draigen isin n-āth, Dinds. 61 . ¤ dos = a
thornhedge: Micah vii 4 . ¤ tech (?) an enclosure, pen: alma
┐ éiti ... iarna lecud as a faltaigib ┐ a fidbualtib LL 265a9
( MU² 390 ). Cf. CCath. 2691 cited above.