Liz Gabay wrote:
> Is and atbath Fergus iar tain hi crích Connacht iar
> n-écaib a mná .i. iar tíchtain dó do fis scel co Ailill & Meidb.
Is and = it is then
atbath Fergus = F died (< a-t·baill)
iar tain = after that
hi crích Connacht = in the territory of the Connachtmen
iar n-écaib a mná = after deaths* of his woman = after the death of
iar tíchtain dó = after coming for him (tíchtu < do·icc) = after he
had come (v. idiomatic)
do fis scel = to seek information
co Ailill & Meidb = to A & M
Then Fergus died after that in Connacht after his wife's death, that
is, after he had come to get news to Ailill and Medb.
I'm not quite sure of the import of "do fi(us) scél" here. Does this
just mean that he came to find out "what's up with you guys", to visit
*NB: For whatever reason, OI puts "éc = death" in the plural in some
idioms, i.e. "téit do écaib = he goes to deaths = he dies".