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ferthigis

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ferthigis or dil.ie/21766

Forms: ferthaigis, ferthaighis, ferthigisi

n m. ( Pedersen Vgl. Gr.., ii 611 , suggests a formation from frithsaig- through metathesis, influenced by feraid and 1 fer ; forms vary).

I A steward in a household , whose business it was to receive guests : taét f.¤ [ferdaigis v.l.] fri Mael dúin let .M .D be served RC ix 488.8 ( LU 1797 ). ferthaigis, RC ix 488.16 . ba mithig ... mas co mbiud dothiagar dunni ... Fertigess dognithse dimsa, or C., IT ii1 178.118 . ferthaighis ib. 125 . eigid in teglach ┐ an fertoighes (i.e. host), Aisl. Tond. 93z . pl. it malla na ferthigisi , Hib. Min. 66.8 . Esp. of the magister hospitum' or officer who in a monastery had charge of the hospice or guest-house (Plummer V. SS. Hib. i p. cxviii n. 6 ) : Ultan fertighis Beandchuir, AFM i 382.15 = U. equonimus (= economus) Bennchair, AU 781 . in maccléirech ... ba ferrthigis ┐ ba coic isin praindtig, Ériu i 44.8 . ferthaiges umal ... don chumang conicc | bendachad ┐ fálte fri cech n-oín dodnic, iii 106.1 . airchinnech, a thānaise, secnap, coic coir cert | athchomarcthid, ferdaigis, frithṡecnap for fecht (officers of a monastery) ZCP v 499 § 3 .

II The act of entertaining or waiting upon guests: ésseom féin ... oca ferthaigis, ZCP iii 7.20 ( LL 270a15 ). Mac D. feín ocá feirthigis, Hib. Min. 52 § 6 (= ScM. § 6 ). cu mbui ica [ḟ]erdhaighis (of a woman), Lism. L. 2700 .