fótán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fótán or dil.ie/24145

n o, m. (dim. of 1 fót) a small sod or clod of earth: fotán tiri tairngiri, Metr. Dinds. iv 166 . A spot of ground, a specific place: fōtān fo[r]sgenair Cellach, Bruchst. i § 94 ( H 1.18 [AU], f. 24a ). in fotan glas (of a graveyard), Lism. L. 3506 . nicon fettar ... fottan bad [sic leg.] ferr fri tigbas (of Iona), Anecd. ii 19 . trí fódáin nach seachaindter ... fot in ghene, fót in bháis, ┐ bhót in adnacuil, ACL ii 137.10 (= BNnÉ 236 , MR 268 , BCC § 110 ). Land, soil: maith ... in fotan fúair, Ériu vii 219 § 5 . i bhfódán na bhFionn (i.e. Ireland), Dánta P. Feiritéir 563 . fódáin áille i nglacaibh Gall, Ó Bruad. i 114 .