On 16/01/2011 4:07 PM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> Inn-accatar ba hamrae a n-inbas arfóitea hi tír & fodálid sechnó hÉirenn
I assume that 'inn-accatar' is the 3rd person plural preterite of a
compound verb 'ind-aicci', made up of to the preverb 'in' with 'ad-cí'
(sees). Are there other examples of this verb?
ar-fóitea = 3rd person plural preterite passive of 'ar-foím'. (Our very
form is cited at DIL A 394.72.)
I take 'fodálid' to be a spelling for 3rd plural present 'fo-dálit'
'Sechnó' looks like an early form (see DIL under 'sechnón' < 'sethnu').
Finally, I have added words in square brackets to flesh-out the sense of
"[As a result of that trading,] they [= the mariners] saw that their [the
Irishmen's] wealth was prodigious. [They decided to stay.] They were
accepted in the land and they spread throughout Ireland."