1 fa, ba, fo

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(often with mark of length; leniting). Apparently part of the copula, see Thurn. Hbch. 459 and Ped. i 270 . Or introducing second member of a disjunctive clause beginning with the interrogative i n-:

(a) imba bás ba bethu `whether it will be life or death' Wb 23b32 . imb i céin fa i n-accus beosa (sive cum venero ... sive absens) 23b41 . nebmess for nech im maid fa olcc 8d26 . im fochroíb bá chían `whether at hand or afar' Sg 151b2 . im tri dígbail fa thormach in dírṡuidigud 188a8 . in duit fein fa do nach ailiu 209b30 . dēca ... in ba teclaim na fertus dogēna fa n-iomscothad whether thou wilt gather the poles or trim them TBC² 782 (fa na n-i. LU 5259 , see under b below). cia de is[s]ruithiu, in ríg fa espuc, Laws iv 338.25 . ni ḟitir nech ... in cara fa náma ba nessam dó TBC 630 . na fintar imbi fir fo anfir, Laws iv 284.12 . ro íarfaigh A. ... in tibértáis rátha friu fó ná tibhértáis TTr.² 1814 . in córu in sinser ... do dul d'adrad in tṡósair, | fó in sósar ... is chóir d'adrad in tsinsir? SR 1835 . niconfetar in rabi aen and, fó na rabi, Aisl. MC 15.6 . ní fes tra an do nimh fá a talmain tainic an splangc FM vi 2012.7 .

(b) followed by i n-: in tre prois fa in tre metur ro ceta in t[s]ailim, Hib. Min. 6.176 (fanin, Harl.). cid ara ndéni G. in féli ... inn ar Dia fá inn ar daini LU 9653 . cumma la luit in for tein focerdtar fan for colcaid ZCP viii 104.1 . imba hāilgine ... ba m[b]a garge, Arch. iii 293 . nocon fetarsa indat ilgnae ... fo indat tri fuilt BDD 105 (Y = nó indat LU). cia so ṡén ... búi for in ló ... in ba maith fá in ba saich TBC 1073 . Without preceding in: cid tathi dia for coimdeid ... Fón missi robriss recht? SR 5533 . Cf. fá in arse (gl. an propterea) Enchir. Aug. 86b ( ZCP vii 485 ).

(c) Replacing i n- in first member of disjunctive clause: ní fes cecip tucht i tudchaidh fa fo síth nó fo eisíth FM iii 286.3 . ? ba i nómun ba i nincridiu, Ériu i 195 § 10 . Cf. perhaps: bé fo ná bé ri and be there or be there not BDD 73 (Y).

fa nacc (gl. necne) Sg 66a3 . in ... fa na(i)cc whether ... or not: imb anacol dom fa nac whether it be protection to me or no Wb 23a6 . rofitirside imbo ho chridiu fa nacc 27c11 . in tree aem didiu fa nacc 2c4 . in ruetarscar fa naic Ml 91c1 . in comscar ... fanaic 91c9 . (nihil horum sciens .i.) indam soirthae ... fa naic 91d4 . in chu[m]tubart ón in ícfider fa nacc 96b11 . ba cumdubart in étaste fa naic 43d20 . lasin rubu chumtabart inda biad torbae fa naic do mol[ad] Dáe 102d4 . robu anfiss dosom inrolég fanacc Sg 148a6 .