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fothaigid v g (fotha).
(a) establishes, settles, makes firm: pass. perf. robclandad
┐ rob fothiged (gl. fundati) Wb 21d6 . 3 s. Ro fothaigestar
80in Comdiu damsa isin magin se in fōt sain LU 1842 ( RC
ix 494 ). cf. fotaighis fum ... don fot ... indsi n-aibind,
Anecd. i 63 § 112 . o rufothaichedar i mbru (of foetus),
Ériu vii 166 § 6 . co ro chartside hu B. remib asa tir ┐ foth-
aigtir na Deisse ann, Rawl. 131b47 ( Expuls. 6 ). in fearand
85... i fothaigter (= in which it forms a pool, of water ; `enter-
tained
' Binchy, taking the ex. as a fig. use of b), Laws
iv 208.17 Comm. (on foesam). Founds (a building, etc.),
institutes: rofothiged [ind eclas] ... for martri inna fāthe,
Thes. ii 252.3 . fothaigid scoil mōir hi maig, Arch. iii 306z .
cor ḟothaig Hierusalem SR 6660 . forothaig eclais in du sin,
5 Trip. 72.7 (776) . iarsindi tra forothaigestar P. cella hi
Laigniu ..., 194.4 (2271) . forfothaigestar 174.22 (= foro-
thaigestar 2039 ). go ro fothaidh ... ecclus FM i 196 . na
huile noeb-epscopu forothaigsetar in cathraig n-eclasdagda,
Ir. Lit. 32.25 . ... gach Mainisdre dar fothaighedh `founded'
10 RSClára 59a .
(b) maintains, sustains in various senses : Manannan ...
is e rofothaich meic Usnich a nAlbain RC xxiv 276 . ? ro
fothaigheadh an irghal sin re comhluth a cloidem, Ériu
viii 48.8 . iminni fothaigis carru na tuaithi `for what sup-
15ports the champions
' Laws i 228.3 Comm. Establishes,
proves (a statement) : atbiur fírfiadhnuisi, fothaighim
foirb (forib si v.l.), Anecd. ii 59 . gar ḟothaigsem snathreim
suidighthi gacha senchais at which we have established the
determining thread of all history
MR 108.19 .
20(c) intrans. settles, establishes oneself (?) : rofaithaigset
na Desi inna tír co brath, Ériu iii 141.208 = ro fothaidset,
Anecd. i 23 (om. Rawl. ; cf. Rawl. 131b cited above, a).
Vn. fothugad, q.v.

fothaigthe adj io-iā (part. of fothaigid) firmly fixed, estab-
25lished: intan ... adcondairc P. in Trói fothaichthi, TTr.²
211 . Cf. fraech ferrda fothaigthi ... degarm ┐ deglaech
MR 224.14 (perhaps g s. of vn. here).

fothaigthech adj o-ā (a) that supports or sustains: sailghe
fothaightheacha do sheanchas Erionn, MS Mat. 555.13
30(O'Cl.) = naoi sailghe f. ¤ FM i 132.13 . (b) Collet ... foth-
uighthech mhóran Mainisdrech, RSClara 56a .

fothain : x see foithin.

fothair : x see foithir.

fothairbe : x see fuithirbe.

35 fothamail adj i (fotha) well-founded, firm, solid: indeoin
fothamail RC xxiv 194 § 6 . rob ī ... in rigi ... fuirigech f. ¤
consolidated Cog. 100.31 . fraigthi fothamla na firmaiminti,
TTebe 277 . dianimrim ... na ffondadh fotamail TBC 5618
St (fothamail v.l.). Compar. badar fothamlu ┐ badar cob-
40saidhiu [na hinadha debhtha ...], CCath. 1852 v.l. (fort-
amhlaigthi, text).

fothana adj io-iā meagre, thin: fear f. ¤ ` scraggy ' TD 44.11 .
As subst. : do uachtar ... cen f. ¤ (.i. in medg) na ruba and
`cream, without thinness or injury' Laws ii 254.5 ( ZCP xiv
45356 ). Cf. bochtan di blathaich no fothnu `curds' Ériu
vii 142 § 7 . ? medc-usci arna bé croth di otnu no blathai
140 § 3 . Cf. othan `froth, scum' O'R.

fothannán n o,m. a thistle: f. ¤ ard SG 249.42 . in gallfothannan
(gl. branca ursina = bear's foot, acanthus) RC ix 227 . dealg
50fothbhannain xxix 136x . fothfannan (gl. cardo) Arch.
i 332 . fothfandan (gl. carduus 334 ). do ní luibhe dagh-
bhaloidh dona fóthannánoibh, Desid. 3383 . an fogh-
bhannan, 2 Kings xiv 9 . pl. foghbhannáin, Gen. iii 18 .
d p. dona fóthannánaibh , Matt vii 16 . See fobthannán.

55 fotharsna adv. athwart, crosswise (always in association
with fáen) : ina fuathlaigib faena ... f. ¤ (of slain) MR 316.15 .
faoínbhél f. ¤ ... ar a eoch (i.e. lying athwart the saddle)
FM v 1778.11 . do berad leó hé for iomchar faon f. ¤ vi 1978 .
gur thuit C. ... ┐ á airm faon fóthrarsna [sic] faoi, Todd
60Lect. iv 104.2 . In col. 12.59 supra, fotarsnu should be :
fortarsnu or : for tarsnu. See tarsna.

fothath : x see fothad.

fotheasa x Ml 3a9 : see fo-teinn.

fothechtus n (cf. techtaid) `sub-pertinence,' belonging to
65or
inclusion in a major group (?) : cia ro himdaichthea na
cenela ... ni tarta i nuimir cenel n-ecsamail acht a legan
i f. ¤ na cenel n-aili ada coibnes[t]a doib, Lec. 23rb10 (= Rawl.
70b21 ; BB 3a7 ). cia lin cenei nach fuilit a nuimir chenel
acht a ngabail a foithechtus na cenel ada neasam doib
70 Lec. 22rb43 (= fothechdas, Rawl. 69a30 ).

? fotheinm n (cf. teinm and fo-teinn) corroding (?) : cen
forcraidh fotenma .i. cen imḟorcraid deascad foi dia gort-
ugud no dia cnamh nó dia foteinm, O'Dav. 1494 (where
it seems used of fermentation).

75 fotheiste adj io-iā part. of fo-tessim. d p. fotheistib (gl. suffusis)
Ml 110d10 .

fothend : x see s.v. fo-teinn.

fothirbe : x see fuithirbe.

fothla(e) (vn. of fo-tlen) withdrawing, deducting, abduct-
80ing (?). In Laws used of a kind of trespass on property :
f. ¤ ┐ tothla ┐ an ┐ airgsiu (species of `duinecaithe' or man-
trespass) Laws iv 98.18 Comm. Cf. andilsi do flaithib f. ¤ tothla
an tan (= ān tān) aircsiu ZCP xii 366.16 ( H 3.18, p. 7b ).
smachta f. ¤ ┐ tothla Laws iv 106.20 (defined as trespass of a
85party who unharnesses on a neighbour's land and refuses to
quit on being warned off). i f. ¤ t'airgetlaig `for digging thy
silvermine
' (?) Laws i 166.26 . cuimne cin f. ¤ , aisnéis cin
forrán, H 3.17, c. 442 (one of the five obligations of a ráth-
security) (= Bürgsch. 40z : `ohne heimliche Verminderung';
`without slipping' O'Don., Suppl.). ben fothlai no forcuir
5`heimlich beschlafen' (abducted ?) Caratnia 39 . fer fothlai
(a division of the `bó-aire' class), Laws iv 298.18 ; 314.24
( Críth G. 18 ; 248 ) where it is defined: isé remíbí boair-
echaib in sin, arinnī fotlen a boairechus do thaurcreicc
ceili; `a man of withdrawal ... because he withdraws some-
10what from the position of
bóaire in order to lend capital to
clients
' MacNeill, Laws of Status 293 ; because his rank
deducts from the proportionate stock which he gives to his
`ceile'
? Plummer. See Binchy, Críth G. p. 89 . bō ōcc
... co laeog a cuirp fo [leg. féin ?] lei ni bi laeg fothla na
15tothla H 3.18, 146a ( O'C. 251 ); cf. oc fennad loíg fothlai
(= taken from the stall, or filched ?) LL 260a17 (Lg. IT i
71.15 ).
The follg. ex. is perhaps corrupt, cf. Ériu ii 208 § 28 :
fothlai na pian a n-iffirn cin crich cin forcend LB 203b57 .