do-fóir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. do-fóir or dil.ie/17656

Forms: tomforid, doforfoirfi, dofhiarfaigh, tóirithin

v subj. 2 and 3 s. (*to-fo-reth-, see O'Brien, Ériu xi 159 , Thurn. Gramm. 375 , Binchy, Celtica iv 296 ) help, succour relieve . Most freq. as ipv. Liable to be confused with subj. of do-airicc, q.v. donfair (.i. done ar toridin) co claidiub thened . . . don chath fri íalla ciara, Hy. v 91 . falnathar ar Meidb. donfāir morchobair, TBC² 1066 (do-airicc?). fingal mairg forṅdoirtither mairg dodafóir, LL 346b50 . ? torced cobair co luath uadaib mata ocaib nech nostoire, Lism. L. 2079 . tonfōir, a Frōich, dichoscrad (sic leg.) dind ind ēigin fil forn, TBC² 742 . dofoir a rí nime glais | an docairte tathar (leg. docair tetathar?) lais, TFrag. 60 . pl. tomforid . . . ris in sluag, LL 126a8 . fut. Adomnán ó I doforfoirfi a mnā, Cáin Ad. 27 . Condit. dofhiarfaigh da leagaibh ca dofoirfeadh é what would relieve him, Im. Brain i 58.26 . ? Note also: ailem rí conicc gach dú | doforthé an brú dodonnoe, FM i 508 (for- tét?).

Vn. tóirithin.