Neil McLeod wrote:
>> Tosfuirine an una for firu Erind conach fagdais ni nochaithfidis.
> Lec's to-s-fuirme has a fem. (or 3 pl). infixed pronoun. It take it
> that the pronoun is reflexive, referring to fem. 'una' (the famine):
> "Then the famine settles itself upon the men of Ireland ..."
Note that in Middle Irish -s- had "become an general-purpose infix for
all 3rd persons" (quoting Kenneth Jackson). As MI progressed, this
infix was increasingly without grammatical function, a meaningless
appendix. Another indication, along with the later form of the
article that you pointed out, of a later date of composition?