foircthe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. foircthe or dil.ie/22965

 

Forms: foircthi, foircthi, fortge

adj io-iā (part. of for-cain) taught, instructed ; learned, erudite: doctus cach forcthi, Rawl. 100a39 ( ACC 12 ). foirgthi .i. teagaisgthe, O'Cl. f.¤ (gl. eruditus) Ml. 35d6 , 111b27 . (gl. munitus, leg. monitus) 35d12 . (imbutus) 111c19 . n p. m. ind foircthi (gl. studiosi) 16b4 . la féne foircthi , Corm. Y s.v. orc tréith (la féinn foircthe, Bodl. la féiniu foircthe, Ériu xi 48 ). ó chléirchib na cride forcthe nó ... cosna cridib dochtaib .i. forcthib, ACC 30 . ar tṡai forcti, CCath. 4490 (of Cicero). ina maighistir foirccthe ... i n-ealadhnaibh, AFM iii 644 . Cf. eccnaidh foirche, ii 870.7 . Middle Ir. superl. an tí ba ḟoircthi ┐ ba heccnaidhe isin Eoraip, i 486 . sagart ... ba foirgthe do Ghaoidhealaibh, ii 1066y . Knowing, sophisticated (?) : fer ... forcde tuachell (of Hengist the Saxon) BB 209b36 = fortge, Todd Todd Nenn. 84 .