1 fert

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fert or dil.ie/21749

Forms: feurt, fert, feirt, firt, Fiurt, Firt, feart, firt, feart, fearta, feart, ferta

n o, n. (later m.): n s. feurt, Trip. 317.19 . fert mbecc 138.20 . See also Fert n-Aífe, Fert n-Ailbi, Hog. Onom. g s. feirt AU 862 . firt, Laws iv 214.4 . i Fiurt Sciach TBC 5714 = i Firt S. 5720 . feart (m.) IGT, Decl. § 90 (mixed decl.; d s. firt, feart; g s. n a p. fearta (for gs. see BNnÉ 271.7 cited below); g p. feart).

A mound or tumulus: gl. tumulum ( Eclog. v 42 ) Thes. ii 46.361 . Esp. a mound over a burial-place , often of great size, hence common in place-names (freq. folld. by gen. of npr.); the tumulus of Dowth in Co. Meath is called uam ḟeirt Boadan AU 862 . Cf. sepelierunt eas ... et fecerunt fossam rotundam [in] similitudinem fertae, quia sic faciebant [Scotici] homines et gentiles. Nobiscum hautem reli[c] uocatu[r], id est reliquiae, et feurt, Arm. 12b1 ( Trip. 317 ), and (description of burial-customs:) fert óen-doruis d'ḟir ... f.¤ co ndib dorsib for mnai, | ferta cen dorsi drena | for maccu for ingena, Met. Dinds. iv 152 (quoted by Keat., TSh. 5766 , who explains `fert' as `mion-ráth'; the reading of LL 200b58 substitutes `ráth' for `fert'), from which it appears that the `fert' was often a chambered tumulus. Hence by glossators expld. as a burial-place: f.¤ .i. adnacul, Corm. Y 638 . ferta .i. adnacal, O'Mulc. 523 . f.¤ .i. ulad cumdachta O'Dav. 961 . feart .i. uagh, O'Cl. In older texts distin- guished from `lecht' q.v., but later used in general sense of grave (esp. in poetic usage) and of Christian burial . rolād ... a gāir guba ┐ a ḟ.¤ ┐ a lia, Ériu i 121 . adbath F.¤ andsin. Ro claidead a leacht ┐ ro laigeadh a feart RC xxiv 184.15 . a lecht ┐ a ḟeart a n-aenecht BB 62a2 . ní fil ... cnoc ... nach f.¤ ríg LU 2889 . cor clasta a fert 10738 . clada[i]r a f.¤ sátir a lia scribthair a ainm n-ogaim 5704 = TBC² 1230 . adhlaicthear mise san bfeart | ┐ clochtar ann mo leacht IT 112 145.584 . dentar m'ḟ.¤ ┐ m'adhnacul, Acall. 6076 . os cenn m'ferta 'san cill, BNnÉ 271.7 . uaigh nó feart talmhan do dhéanamh go bhfad ┐ go leithead an chuirp, ... ┐ carn cloch do chor ós a chionn, dá ngairthí leacht, mar atá feart Mhaothagáin i nUíbh F., TSh. 5756 . pl. (?) ferta fenned LB 140b55 ( Hog. Nenn. 81 = fertadh feineadh, Ferm. 103b , see under fertad). A mound (for spectators to sit or stand on?) at an `oenach' or assembly: clad firt (.i. in oenaig) `the ditch of a fair-green' Laws iv 220.9 ; 22 . denam oenaig (.i. a claide ┐ a ferta) i 156.28 ; 160.1 urba in berna (.i. suidech na Taillten .i. inad da cuailli dec) i f.¤ aireach, v 474.12 ; 476.14 . ro cechladar fert fōtmaig fo suigiu a taīsich TBC² 3144 . Conchobar ... is hē desid forsin fert fotmaig 3177 . ro clas fert fodbuigh dia pubaill ar in ard a mound of sods was dug for [the king's] tent Anecd. ii 77.10 . A mound or dyke used as a boundary- mark: tellach cille tar a f.¤ (.i. tar firt a mūir no a caisil), Laws v 210.6 . rath no feart no secib duae (as boundary- marks) iv 144.16 Comm . do luid tar feart a ced-teallaig (.i. tar clad in fearaind) 8.18 ; 10.6 . O'Dav. 968 (a cét- techta). tar ferann in ti eirges as a firt Laws iv 126.15 Comm. as a firt .i. as a ferann 42.21 Comm . Cf. feart .i. fearann, O'Cl. Freq. in place-names, see Hog. Onom. s.v. Fert . Ath da Ḟert TBC 2817 = A. Da Ḟertai (ferta LU) TBC² 2135 . Damhliac na Ferta AU 1090 . COMPDS. feart- magh .i. fearannmagh, O'Cl. Cf. also feartlaoidh grave-lay, epitaph in mod. poetry, e.g. Aodhagán Ó Rathaille ITS iii2 158 .