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1 fertach

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n ā, f. (< Lat. pertica , MacNeill PRIA xxxvi C 287 . Cf. Gwynn on O'Dav. 1048 , Ériu ix 157 ). name of an early Irish land-measure containing 12 feet, the twelfth part of a `forrach': dā troigid dēc i fertaig, dā fertaigh dēc i forraigh, Laws iii 334.21 Comm. a thomus i fertaigh ┐ forraigh, O'D. 2405 (< Rawl. B 506, f. 51b ). Cf. meisemnaigther a tomus ... ana fertaib [leg. fertachaib ?] ┐ i foirgi[b], Cóic Con. 42 § 65 .

2 forrach

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(a) a pole used for measuring land: perticc .i. a pertica .i. f.¤ tomais tire, Bodl. Corm. (= Corm. Y 1055 ). hence prob. f.¤ .i. slat thomhais tíre, O'Cl. (see Gwynn on O'Dav. 1048 etc., Ériu ix 157 ff .). Cf. f.¤ .i. slat dhubhánachta a fishing-rod ib. med, airmed, f.¤ , Triads 138 . forrag .i. for agrum , O'Mulc. 577 . foirrge .i. tomuis .i. fair righther in chuing (i.e. pole of a vehicle), O'Dav. 933 . hí fórríg (gl. in funiculo distributionis Psalms lxx vii 54 ), Thes. i 5.17 .

Hence (b) name of an early Irish land-measure , reckoned in some places as equal to 144 feet (see discussion in Laws, Gloss. s.v.): dā troigid dēc i fertaig, dā fertaigh dēc i forraigh da forraig dec i tir cumaile dia fot, sē foirrge dia lethet, Laws iii 334.22 Comm. tir cumaile seo ... ┐ bo ┐ samhaisc ro soich ar gach forraigh de, ┐ is e aile dec na bo ┐ na samaisce na tri scripaill ┐ isi aile dec na forraighe in pertach, O'D. 2356 ( Rawl. B 506 f. 41a ). In Laws iv 276.25 Comm. reckoned as 1296 feet. fod foirge, iv 18.19 . teora foirrge in aircenn tire in boairech, H 3.18, 384ay ( O'Curry 844 ) = t. fairge, O'D. 1244 ( E 3.5 , 4 ), cf. Laws iv 138.15 . Perhaps more loosely in: f.¤ fir, MR 286 , cited s.v. 1 forrach.

Cf. 3 forrach.

pertach, (? pertic)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. pertach, (? pertic) or dil.ie/34294

n ā, f. (Lat. pertica ) a perch (measure): pertic a pertica .i. forrach tomais tire, Corm. Y 1055 . isi aili dec na forraighe in pertach (i.e. one-eleventh of a ` forrach'), Rawl. B 506 f. 41a ( O'D. 2356 ). log pertaige ceithri scripaill, ib.