David Stifter wrote:
> Just a guess: perhaps it is a complex of several earlier simple
I see now that Damian McManus says in his chapter on "An Nua-Ghaeilge
Chlasaiceach" in _Stair na Gaeilge_ (lch. 434):
"I bpróstéacsanna agus sna laoithe Fiannaíochta faightear an
réamhfhocal dúbailte 'fa ré' (= fara) nach n-aithnítear sa teanga
chlasaiceach (féach m.sh. 'faré Find' (= i dteannta le Fionn), [etc.]."
The two elements are thus "fa = under, etc." and "ré = before, in front
of". I suppose we could compare doubled prepositions in English such
as "around about (six o'clock)".