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Subject: Re: etymology of "fosta"?
From: Elliott Lash <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:56:07 -0700

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This looks like it's related to 'fo:s' (: = fada) and Scottish Gaelic 'fhathast' 'still, yet'

I have a feeling that all three words come from 
  fofecht-sa/fodecht-sa   'under this time' (fecht = time)


--- On Wed, 6/25/08, Dennis King <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [OLD-IRISH-L] etymology of "fosta"?
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 1:12 PM
> Does anyone know the etymology of Modern Irish
> "fosta" (= also), used  
> in Donegal?
> Dennis


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