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faitse , foitse

Cite this: eDIL s.v. faitse , foitse or dil.ie/21229

n io, [n. ?.] (< fo-desse, Stokes, O'Dav. 841 )

(a) 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 . 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, 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. 1 fochla.