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Subject: Re: etymology of "fosta"?
From: Gary Ingle <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:54:47 -0700
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I see that when I replied to Elliott's earlier message the reply went 
off-list rather than to the list; just in case that has confused anyone.

   -Gary

Elliott Lash wrote:
> Hm, yes, you're right. I wonder how accurate it is. I don't know of any other etymological sources where it could come from. 
> 
> 
> --- On Wed, 6/25/08, Gary Ingle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> From: Gary Ingle <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [OLD-IRISH-L] etymology of "fosta"?
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 2:08 PM
>> That's exactly what MacBain says about f[h]athast
>> (headword unlenited) 
>> with some speculation about where the 'd' came
>> from.  -Gary
>>
>> Elliott Lash wrote:
>>> 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)
>>> -Elliott 
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --- 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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>>>
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