fo-cren

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fo-cren or dil.ie/22546

Forms: fochiura, facrīth, foc- rethther, focrether, -focreathar, forcrathar

v fut. 3 s. fochiura LL 188b40 ( RC xxvi 40 ). pass. pret. sg. ? facrīth (: díth) TBC 3428 . pass. pres. subj. foc- rethther (leg. focrether) SM Facs. 17b5 ( Laws iv 212.31 ). Cf. -focreathar, O'C. 1989 = forcrathar, Laws iv 376.24 . In: nim fochradh fíor fochruic daghbhan, Ériu xiii 23.15 , we may have the past subj. 3 s. act. or perf. pass. sg.

(a) buys, purchases, gives an equivalent for (something); is value for (something): focren fer trebar conair do ascnam raitea nó sleibe `a husbandman buys a path' Bodl. Corm. s.v. róut ( Y 1082 ). tir focrean boin co ceann mbliadna, i[t] dā miach dēc dono focreanad son land which pays for a cow ... it is twelve sacks purchase this Laws iv 104.17 Comm. ata dono somuine la seotu bouirech .i. ni fodocren issi a somuine, O'C. 882 (< H 3.18, 395a ). somuine tiri ... ma[d] tir fuidra ... is a fodcren co cenn mbliadnai O'C. 884 (< H 3. 18, 395b ). Cf. ag focrenar tir (.i. ag ded-cennaighis in fearann ar fochruic) `a calf which is paid for land' Laws iv 92.3 (7) . isse focren cach ceas who gives compensation for every affliction BColm. 98.29 . Cf. bocritha do chetguine (thy wounds have been paid for (?)) TBC 3545 = bo criocha St. is dím facrith (: díth) TBC 3428 .

(b) With pers. obj. pays, hires, recompenses: fochiura cách cainte do chániud dar a chend LL 188b40 ( RC xxvi 40 ; v.l. fochiuchra; Rawl. 111a6 has: fochiurd .i. cennaigfid). fer focrenur (.i. dia tabar degcreic loigechta), Laws v 284 3 (13) . focrenur aes (.i. doberar fochraic do ar a aes .i. togha di randaib, O'C. 1989 (< H 4.22, 25 ). ni théit sindser re n-osar muna focreathar .i. muna tabartar logh dó aire don tsósar isa crandcur téit ib. (= forcrathar, Laws iv 376.24 ); Cf. focrena[r] aos la feine, Laws iv 372.6 Comm. fer ... focrenar fri breith who is bribed Triads 161 (expl.: cen- nuighther ... le bríb le haghaidh breithe, p. 40 ). cia forruastur friu is focruic focrenaither dia ḟinib `it is a fee that is paid to their kin' BCrólige § 12 .