1 folach

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Forms: folach, falach, foilge, f., falaidh

o, u (vn. of fo-luigi, cf. fulach) folach falach, IGT 111 § 52 . n p. foilge, Rawl. 111b33 . `Examples are lacking to show the gender and declension ... in O.Ir. It was probably one of the neut. o-stems which have heteroclite plurals (s-stems),' Bergin, Ériu xii 221 . Originally s-stem, Phil. Soc. Trans. c (2002) 411 n. 23 .

(a) hiding; the act of covering, or hiding: f.¤ .i. custodia latine , Corm. Y 615 . folag ... .i. custodiae , O'Mulc. 569 (these could well belong to fulach). f.¤ (synonym of clúdadh, scáth), Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 155 ). tabuirsi ní dot édach damh umum ... uair ni fhuil f.¤ mo dhenachta umum, Études Celt. i 88.10 . boí Mairend cen folt, conid mind rigna no bid oc foloch a lochta, LU 4225 . do bhí brat ... dá f.¤ go bróig, Oss. vi 82 . boi cend Eoin i talum iarna f.¤ , PH 951 . fuair Elena an croch noem ... arna ḟalach ac na hIdhalaib, Maund. 74 . cosmhail ... lé hionnmhas ar na ḟ.¤ a bhḟearann, Matthew xiii 44 . sgél nach tarbha d'ḟ.¤ ort, IGT, Decl. ex. 2117 . d'ḟ.¤ th' ḟeirge, ZCP xii 384.15 = Dán Dé p. 29 . eclais ... arna ḟ.¤ lé luaidhi roofed (?) with lead Maund. 77 . ferr lem leabaidh ... i mBeinn Bhoirche gan fholoch, BS p. 154 (§ 83) . do ghlac follach oruinn took cover (of a stag) Oss. vi 22.15 . adba folaig ` hiding-place ' Metr. Dinds. iv 172.15 . Cf. fonn fír-ḟalaig ` harbourage ' 86.82 . (Fig.) ni ḟéad ar ndúthaigh d'ḟ.¤ `it does not depreciate the greatness of our country' Content. vi 42 .

Of burial: biaid com ḟoluch án iar tonuch mo tháeb LU 9935 (`burying me splendidly' PRIA iii 536 ). d'éis th'fholaigh after Thy burial Dán Dé xxviii 30 .

Cf. a gabāil ... ┐ a cur i loch da f.¤ , Ann. Conn. 1365 § 8 (Ann. Clonm. has for this committed to a strong place in a logh to be kept', but according to FM the person in question was drowned). Cf. mad iar fod-f.¤ ecaib (.i. mad iarna f.¤ fon fot), Laws v 448.24 (29) = iar fot folug .i. folug dofet huire, H 3.18, 390a ( O'Curry 864 ).

i foluch in hiding, hidden: cid atá i foluch fond erlar sa ?, LU 174 . co ḟuil himagin Isu ... i ḟaluch icon Ebraide LB 2a14 ( PH 95 ). ní ḟaicimsi do lochtaibh ort ní ... ach muna ḟuilid a ḟ.¤ [i bhf.¤] innat unless they are hidden within thee Ériu iii 154.5 . ni raibhe i f.¤ fo thalmain ... ní ná fuaratar, Cog. 114.26 . mar fuair ... leabhar an reachta i bhf.¤ san dteampall, TSh. 7318 . ni brod bec a falach C.C., YBL 37b44 ( TBC-I¹ 2488 ). g s. as attrib. hidden, secret: a huilc falaidh , ACL iii 239 § 31 . locht folaig, PBocht 12 § 22 . a rún falaigh gur reac roibh, 11 § 18 . lámh na leannán bhfoluigh, IGT, Decl. ex. 943 . ger ghoid fholaidh a hidden theft BNnÉ 243.2 . nír écc folaigh ib. 14 . formad folaigh, Dán Dé xxxi 39 . dia tegmad drem folaid ort secret foes ZCP vi 272 § 11 . i n-úair ḟolaig `in a secret hour' Metr. Dinds. iv 116.110 . ni fios falaidh it is well-known O'Gr. Cat. 501.20 . do chuir fesa falaig da indsaigid, Ann. Conn. 1315 § 5 (= f.¤ folaighthe `secret messages' ALC). glár falaigh ní hionchuir air `the tale must not be hidden' SGS iv 140 . For [toirrcheas] fola, Dán Dé x 24 , A. Ó Dálaigh li 14 , we should probably read folaigh.

(b) In concrete sense a covering: in f.¤ um [a] sūilibh, Fier. 78 . falach sroil ... dia cumbdach, BNnÉ 203.4 . folach mo chinn my veil Song of S. v 7 . na foluidhe veils Isaiah iii 23 . scairt, f.¤, liónan `the caul ' Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 535 ). mo chorp peacthach ... nochan falach dearcach donn, Dán Dé xxix 4 .

(c) A hiding-place: foilge cen moene .i. cen a moinigud do neoch na foluch hiding-places without treasures, i.e. without enrichment for any one in concealing them Rawl. 111b33 ( Ériu xii 221 ). Cf. (d) below. f.¤ ... i fail fer fíal (of a grave), Metr. Dinds. iii 140 . amhail chréachtacha 'na gcodladh na bhfuar-fhalchaibh = dormientes in sepulchris TSh. 4709 .

Cf. call tré ḟalach íaruindi | a mbarr dharach, IGT, Decl. ex. 1949 .

(d) something hidden; a hoard: atá foluch i Sléibh Fuait ... trí cét uingi don ór dherg, Acall. 3923 . atchúaid di cach foloch forḟolaig dá tharmnugud don mac every treasure he had hidden for the benefit of the son LL 290b29 ( RC xiii 454 ). co n-ēcius dóib a fil lim di foilgib, LU 5770 (= TBC-I¹ 1299 . See Ériu xii 220 ff ). ? is hē scérus foilgi fri Laigniu who will make the Leinstermen part with their hoards (?) ZCP xii 237 § 61 . im f.¤ fiann do thaiscelad (.i. both folachta .i. im cach set .i. biad nā seoit do berar as an uarboth), Laws i 202.2 (206.4) `for robbing the hunter's tent' transl.; for disclosing (i.e. rifling ?) the repositories of fians (?). But perhaps folacht (= 1 fulacht) is meant. ō tug ... Muiri | falach d'ōr buidi 'na broinn, ACL iii 242 § 18 .