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? 2 fotach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? 2 fotach or


Forms: fotaig, fothach, f.

n o, n. : ciasi athgabail ciada rogabad ? ni annsa : athgabail fotaig. cia fotngi de suidiu ? Ni annsa : fotal bial fria cinaid fadesin, O'Curry 781 ( H 3.18, 365b ). Cf. athgabail fothaig `the distress of a fothach' Laws ii 128.4 ( H 3.18, 378a ). Perhaps in each case a.f. = a. fuataig distress by abduction, carrying off (see fúatach) which suits the context ; fotngi also, may = fuatngi, q.v. Plummer (slips) took f.¤ for vn. of a vb. fo-toing (of which he has no ex.).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. fotal or


Forms: fótalbemmennaib, fotalb., ḟotalsciath

n (fó- ?) a word used with a technical significance in the follg. compds. : ¤béimm n. tuc tra C. f.¤ -béim do, go ro thesc in fót bói fo bund a chossi ... Da mbad áil dó, is da orddain dogenad de, TBC-LL¹ 1886 (= fotbem St, fodalbheim H 2. 17 ) where it is distinguished from faebar-beim and muadal-b. fódalbheim, p. 247 n. 6 (H 2. 17). d p. fótalbemmennaib, 3833 , fotalb., 939 . By Wind. transld. Langschlag or Langhieb ; expld. by Zimmer ZCP iii 295 ff . as a blow directed against the feet or legs ; `quick or vehement strokes ' O'Curry Mann. and Cust.; a vertical stroke ?

¤berrad m. fotolberrad co clais a dá chúlad for cach fir díb, LU 6959 ( BDD 60 ; fotal-, fothal- v.l. ; `a long head of hair ' Stokes, but hair reaching to the nape of the neck would scarcely have been accounted long in early Ireland). Apparently some particular mode of hair-clipping, perhaps `long' (as oppd. to close-cut hair), or hair hanging down straight. ? ¤ bial (= ¤biáil a long axe ?) H 3.18, p. 365b ( O'Curry 781 ), quoted under 2 fotach.

¤scíath o, m. a long or oblong shield (?) : fotulsceith .i. sgéith foda mhóra, O'Cl. fotalscéith foraib, LU 4491 (distinct from crómscéith, 4499 ). n d. da ḟotalsciath , 2802 . at firmora a fodailsceth, Ériu viii 24 § 27 .