fo-fera

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fo-fera or dil.ie/22675

Forms: foíred, fufirim, foferai, fofera, -fúiri, fodera, fuddera, fotera, faeram, foíret, furea, foírin, fuerad, foired, fofertís, forfertis, foirfea, foḟirfea, fofirfe, fo-d-irfe, furuar, foruar, fodruar, foruar, foruair, forḟuair, fo-fúair, foferthar, fofertais, fomfirfider, foroired, forúired, foruiredh, fonroireth, foroerath, -foruireth, -roerad, faíred, fuired, ffoferta, fuar, fúr, foruirich, fonruirith, fo-fera, fodera, .fo.

v protot. -foír-, -fuir-. O.Ir. forms: Imperat. 3 s. foíred, Ml. 43c3 . Pres. 1 s. fufirim, Thes. i 497.5 ( Ardm. 177b1 ). 2 sg. foferai, Ml. 121b17 . 3 s. fofera, Wb. 2a17 . Cf. -fúiri, Ériu vii 148 § 10 (simple vb. ?). (rel.) fodera, Wb. 3c33 . fuddera, 33c12 . fotera, LU 3099 (see below). 1 pl. (with inf.) faeram, Wb. 15d3 . 3 pl. ni foíret , 27d24 . subj. pres. 3 s. nāt furea , Mon. Tall. § 63 . subj. past 1 s. arna foírin se Wb. 14d3 . 3 s. fuerad, 33b13 . mani foired , Sg. 157b11 . 3 pl. ma fofertís , RC xii 62 § 24 . Cf. amail forfertis , Mon. Tall. § 25 . fut. 3 s. foirfea, Wb. 11d3 (rel., = foḟirfea). fofirfe, TBFr. § 25 . fo-d-irfe, LL 8b28 , 145b18 . perf. 3 s. furuar Wb. 2a18 . foruar, 8b5 . 14c43 . Tur. 48 . fodruar, Ml. 20b17 . In Mid. Ir. foruar freq. becomes foruair, forḟuair (cf. fo-fúair perf. of fo-gaib).

Pass. pres. s. foferthar, ZCP xi 90 § 29 . O'Dav. 54 : (.i. fuirither) 874 . Imperf. pl. fofertais, Ériu iv 163.3 (Laud 610). fut. s. fomfirfider sa, Ml. 33b10 . perf. s. foroired [sic leg.] AU 777 (poem) = foraeradh, AFM 773 . forúired, PH 3644 . foruiredh, Ériu iii 4.28 . fonroireth, TBFr. § 28 . Cf. foroerath, IT iii 237.63 . -foruireth, TBFr. § 28 . LL 246b25 . -roerad, IT iii 237.62 (= róer, LL 246b25 ). ro faíred , LU 2344 . ro fuired , 2324 . pret. pl. ffoferta, Ériu iv 163.26 . Part. foiride q.v.

Vn. fuar, later fúr. Cf. fáer.

I In general sense prepares, provides, brings about: gl. parare Thes. i 497.5 . gl. praeparare Wb. 8b5 . Ml. 33b10 . praebere Ml. 121b17 , gl. praestare (= furnish, provide) 43c3 . Wb. 27d24 .

(a) in special sense prepares, provides: mad hé in firchumsanad fuerad Iessu, Wb. 33b13 (refers to: si ... requiem praestitisset). foruar inna inbotha he had prepared the nuptials Tur. 48 . fúir ┐ urlamaig thu do gabail Crist chugat get ready LB 225b43 . fuired a chride corba hattreb ... don spirut nóeb (= paret hospitium spiritui) PH 5599 . isin purgatoir suthain rofuired do diabul, 4308 . isin tenid ... rofaíred do Díabul, LU 2344 . teni foruiredh do diabul `qui praeparatus est' Ériu iii 4.28 (= foruireg, ZCP iv 243.4 ). in flaith forruired duib o thosach domain, Ériu iii 6.11 (= foruirec ZCP iv 243.19 ). cichib róer[ad] ? nin foruireth na mmaith nothing good has been prepared (i.e. is in store) for us LL 246b25 ( IT iii 244.48 ). cíchíb foruireth ? ol si. Fon-roireth imned, ol C., TBFr. § 28 = foruirich ... fonruirith , RC xxiv 153 (Edinb.).

(b) causes, produces, brings to pass , folld. by acc., (with or without vn. phrase) or subord. clause, with DO of pers. nech praindes co fúiri galar ndó till he makes himself ill Ériu vii 148 § 10 . forúer imneth fota, ZCP viii 308.12 . conid ead fofuoair cess for Ulltoip, 120.24 . in mé fódrúar was I the cause of it? LU 5693 (= TBC-I¹ 1218 ). Cath Seghsa, ben ... fordoruair [leg. -ruär: Duäch], RC xvii 123.20 (Tig.) = fodruair, AFM 499 . ardscél ... foruair mór n-uile, AFM ii 572 . dosfrecmairc doib cid foruair doib bith oc toirrse, Anecd. i 59 § 75 (leg. cid foruär | bith, etc. ? Meyer would omit first doib and read foruar doïb, ZCP xi 153 ). is mōite fofera saeth dait, ZCP iii 29.11 . is ed forḟuair do A. in luathtinol sa do dénum, Alex. 77 . With ellipse of vn.: ar imbud fodruair fo recht nóeb the multitude he caused (to be) under the holy law ACC § 100 ( RC xx 274 ).

With inf. pron. obj.: cach imsnim fogebthai is misi fodera daib, YBL 159a45 . mo thaebh, a Dé fodera, | bidh cael, bidh cré, bidh crumhae (= my flesh, O God who causest it, will turn to dust and worms) ACL iii 216 § 5 .

(c) in sense causes fofera in rel. clauses is commonly used with petrified infixed -d- even when folld. by the obj.; this usage goes back to the Glosses: ined fodera báas domsa?, Wb. 3c33 . coni[d]hed fodera fáilti dúibsi, 14c42 . as n-ed fodera emnad that causes doubling Sg. 120a4 . cid fotera na scéith ... intib?, LL 264b46 ( MU² 376 ). cid fotera duit bith amlaid sin?, LU 3099 . int ṡualaig fodera [fofera v.l.] dídnad which works consolation Ériu i 196 . cid fotera Oengus ... do bith 'sin Bruig? why is O. in vii 220 § 11 . cid fotera nach isin Bruig no hadnaictis na rig? why were not the kings buried? LU 4077 . is ed uadera dosom gan ainm a athar do rāda, TTebe 565 . ni tre diomdha ... fodero damh dul ... acht grādh it is not dissatisfaction but love ... that makes me go ZCP viii 222 § 5 . The -d- is less common in other tenses: fodirfe ar n-ēc [sic leg.], LL 145b18 (appar. not rel.). gnim fodirfe imbad ṁbróin, 8b28 . fodirfed feib ndoib, that it would work prosperity for them O'Mulc. 497 . cid fódruair lat su ... mo dímiad sa?, LU 3901 ( SCC 41 ). ised fodrúair a orcain hi cinta Echdach (= he was destroyed in satisfaction for E.'s crimes) LU 8014 . in mac ... fodúair imned, Metr. Dinds. iii 106.35 . fath fotruair gan m'iomraissi, ZCP vii 305.27 .

II In later language fo-fera becomes obsolete, but the form fodera (in some MSS., e.g. LB, usually contracted .fo.) continues in use:

(a) as vb. in rel. sent. with force either of pres. or pret., which causes (caused): is í fa deara dúnn gan labhairt i ló an bhráith, Dán Dé x 19 . dá chúis fá deara briseadh ... d'ḟearaibh Mumhan, Keat. iii 3217 . is é ... ba deara dosum Eri d'fágbháil, MR 110 8 . atbert gur bo hé feissin fodera that he himself was the cause AFM vi 2218 . as iad fo deara dósomh iliomat na n-edarnaighe it was because of them that his ambuscades were so numerous 2214 . nā measadh gur daille ... fa dearadh dhamh á choimhdireolsin dhobair dfuraladh ..., Luc. Fid. 2.9 . With AR of pers.: as é so fa deradh ar na creidmhechuibh ... urnaighthe ... do dhénamh, Luc. Fid. 236.11 (for tug fad. ? see next section).

(b) the orig. significance of fo-dera (fa deara) being lost, it was regarded as a prep. phrase and used with another vb. DO-BHEIR FO (FA) D. (FA ND.), CUIRIDH FO D. (cf. umla) causes (something to be done), orders (= Fr. laisser, Germ. lassen with inf.) an té ... do ní piseóga ... nó dobeir fá dera a ndénamh dhó, Ó Héodhusa 135 . tug fá deara corp an leinbh do bhreith 'na ḟochair, Keat. iii 608 . tugsad fo deara ar Bhreatainibh cloidhe do dhéanamh, i p. 6 . doratsat ... fodera sepel ... do thogbail, Fl. Earls 34.6 . tucc fó deara mac Ui M. do dhalladh, AFM iii 214 . tabhair fa deara a chluinsin cause it to be heard Isaiah x 30 . assí fós do thuc fandear an leabar ... do sgribad, L. Chl. S. § 51 . gur chuir A. fá deara na clocha ... do thógbháil, Keat. ii 6155 . do bheir fa ndeara orainn bheith coimhneathach, Stapleton's Catechismus 130 . à chur fa deara ar an bpobal ... an manna ... do ithe ib.

(c) DO-BHEIR FA D. observes, notices (a still later use): dá ttugdaois faderadh é go maith, do chifidis ..., Luc. Fid. 259 .