2 fertas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 fertas or dil.ie/21762

Forms: fersad, —aid, feartas, fearsad

n ā,f. (prob. same word as prec.), later fersad, —aid, feartas IGT, Decl. § 12 . fearsad § 54 . A raised bank or ridge of earth or sand, gen. of a bar or shallow near the sea- shore or a ford in a river ;common in place-names. f.¤ mara, O'Mulc. 524 . tré ḟertais mara IGT, Decl. ex. 552 . is and fóḟuair Pátraic in fertais .i. conucbad in talam súas fó P. isind áth ┐ fógabat ind éolaig béos in n-escir sin, Trip.² 1027 . do luid ... for Fertais Tuama (ford on the r. Bann) 1954 = per Fersait Tuama, Colgan, Trias Thaum. 148 . for fertais Locha Echtra LU 5089 . TBC 1172. 1192 . Fearsad Treisi `T.'s ferry' Met. Dinds. iii 424.33 . go Fearsaid Tresi, Hy Fiachr. 8.16 . don taobh araill d'Fear- sait Ṡúilidhi FM v 1610.20 . go rangattar ... tar an ffersait ar bá haithbe ann ib. y . ro líon an mhuir isin ffersait tarsa ttangatar 1614.21 . maidhm Feirtsi Súilighe (`i.e. trajectus or crossing of the Swilly, now Farsetmore,' O'Don. note) ii 958.7 . Cf. caislén Beoil Feirste (Belfast) iv 1100.7 (expld. by O'Don. note, as `the mouth of the r. Fersat'). c. Beil Feirsdi AU iii 258 . srotha ... Bheóil Ḟeirsdi (: meisgi) IGT, Decl. ex. 1408 . In extended sense : os fertais blae on the ridge (crest) of the plain (?) Acall. 4114 . for fertas in betha on the face of earth LU 10827 (cf. similar use of druim). See Hog. Onom. s.v. Fertas, Fersat and Feirste.