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Cite this: eDIL s.v. fossad or dil.ie/24109

 

Forms: ḟoisde, fossudlār, fosta

I adj o-ā (orig. u, see GOI § 358 and cf. fossud TBC-LL¹ 5562 ). ben ḟosadh (ḟasadh), don mnoí ḟosaidh, mac na mná foisdi, IGT, Decl. § 142 (for meaning here cf. ben fosta, Stair Erc. 1106 , see 2 fosta). superl. as ḟoisde ib. IGT ex. 1951 .

(a) stationary, fixed: f.¤ (gl. iacentem) Sg. 13a5 . f.¤ ... .i. fossuid .i. manens in loco , O'Mulc. 586 .

Cf. fossod a tond medrach, LU 2979 .

(b) firm, steady ; (fig.) steadfast, consistent: tochim f.¤ n-álaind, LU 8252 ( FB 20 ). a chéim fosad, MacCongl. 35.7 . a hEua f.¤ herḟind !, SR 1906 . apair fris ... ba fosath, ZCP xi 96 § 55 . nit cualai ... neuch asroepred bat rrofossad ind fer hisin, Mon. Tall. § 76 (= Rule of Tallaght § 67 , cited s.v. fossaid). ria athair f.¤ fírḟial, Ériu iv 98 . aí f.¤ `firm pleading' Triads 174 . doromailt uile co fosadh ┐ co hālainn ` steadily ' BNnÉ 300 § 3 . Here, perhaps LU 2979 cited above under (a). As interj. : fossud a laich, or G., ni áigther ní steady ! LL 287a13 .

Cf. TBC-LL¹ 833 quoted s.v. 2 fosta.

(c) of land (legal or techn. term ?) : tir fosad a mbí maith cech maith, itir ith ┐ blicht ┐ lín ` inhabited land ' (? level or arable land) Laws iv 276.6 Comm.

In compds. apparently in sense either of fixed (firm) or level: ¤chlár : fosadhclár na faithche ` surface ' CCath. 1840 (fossudlar v.l.). ¤chobradh, of boss of a shield , CCath. 5318 . ¤chongbál : ic fosadhcongmhail stiúre an flaithiusa ` steadily holding ' 4620 . ¤glenn : cach fán ┐ cach fosadglenn, YBL 309b52 ( MR 240 ). ¤lár ground, floor ; folld. by gen. middle: a fosadlar Fernmaighi, Fianaig. 70.21 . i bhfosadhlar longphuirt, Lism. L. 3141 . i cathaír ... ar fosadlar in tighi, BB 447a9 = Mer. Uil. 213 . fossudlār, CCath. 1840 v.l. ¤mag : fosudhmagh ` camping-ground ' CCath. 1733 . fos-adhmagh, 2509 . ¤mullach : i f. tṡleibe F., Acall. 3446 . ō ḟosadhmhullach a chinn crown ML 112.2 .

See also fossaid and 1 fosta.

II Subst. o, n. and m.

(a) a fixed or stable position, a station, halting-place ; abode: f.¤ n-aurard (of Tara), Ériu iv 92 § 2 (= f.¤ airard, LL 33b13 ). co tech Eogain ..., co fosud fer Fernmaige, LL 111b32 ( RC xiv 430 ). rogab f.¤ ┐ foslongport, Cog. 48.5 (sosadh v.l.). pl. Troini ... sedes a eterchert .i. fosta , YBL 169b39 = sosta, PH 6239 . Cf. na secht nimi ... cid dosgni fostaib cen bēt ? what makes them stable ? SR 7951 .

(b) halting, staying, abiding (in a place) : ag siubal ... gan anadh gan fhosad, RC xxviii 310 § 5 . is carrag fria fosug a rock for stability (of Cú Chulainn) ZCP x 301.1 . Cf. dia targa [do] foshudsu a nEtail `your settling in Italy' Aen. 1877 .

(c) a flat surface ; a crown, summit (?) : fri fosad a edain IT ii2 242.15 Eg. i fossadh a édain, CCath. 2178 (cf. cava tempora Luc. Phars. iii 706 ). hi fossud a mullaich, TBC-I¹ 1207 bentai hi fossud a mullaich, TBC-I¹ 1207 (= LU 5681 ; i comard a chind, TBC-LL¹ 1899 ). go fosadh mullaigh chnuic F., AFM v 1572.2 . for fosaid mullaig slébi Sióin, LB 130a57 (perhaps a compd. in each case, see mullach, fossad-mullach above).

Cf. do eim f.¤ `it guards the brain-pan' Metr. Dinds. iv 332 .