follán, fallán

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Forms: -áin

adj o-ā, later also -áin.

(a) sound, hale, robust , often of personal appearance, but also in wider sense : ind ḟir ḟallain ḟoltbuide, LL 142a32 = Rawl. 76b8 . dá coecait ban find f.¤ , LU 3986 ( SCC 45 ). an glan-ḟallán geal (: Manannán), Content. xxx 5 . ba fallán fri feirg `stout to face wrath' Metr. Dinds. iii 276 . ba niamdha follan in fer (: barran) BB 53b40 . mad ail let beith fallain cuir imsnimh ... dít, Reg. San. c. xxv . Compar. and superl. as iad ba fuaire ┐ ba falláine ris na forgomhaibh, ML 132.13 .

Of things : deisidar for in feoraind fallain ` wholesome' (luxuriant ?) Aen. 1524 . an chnú ḟalláin ḟoghamhair, DDána p. 152 § 9 . don fhírbheathaidh fholláin .i. don ghlóir shiordhaidhe, TSh. 6257 . ciall fhalláin sound understanding 5003 . Of hair : fa bharr ... ḟolláin, DDána p. 52 § 7 . Cf. an fallán do meanma lat ? ol M. Fallan, for E. `is thy mind at ease ? said M. It is, said E.' Ériu xii 188.1 . lem chroidhi is cuairt nemhḟalláin | misi ar uaidh Í Eidirsceoil, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 332.5 . slán follán an domhan díod, DDána. 128 § 39 .

(b) full, entire: íasacht f.¤ `lending without stint' Tec. Corm. § 3. 35 . Secht primthuatha Cannáin cain | fallain cona fortuathaib, SR 5162 . Cf. ni follan cin slan cin aithi, Bürgschaft § 82 (`Das Wort f.¤ is dunkel. Vielleicht ist es das Stammwort des Verbs folnaithir ' Thurn. See follnathir). cach ri ro fes follan fera, O'Dav. 887 (who supplies a perfect feast ?). leoirghníomh fulláin full expiation Eochairsg. 85.34 . Amra Coluim ... cepé nod geba co follan (.i. eter ceill ┐ fogur), LU 389 = (leg. fallān : Dallán as in RC xx 134.13 ). Cf. sir ón fleid co falláin dam | lán mo bhalláin SG 28.37 . ni ḟaicim éanlocht ar t'éadach fada fallán `correct' (? complete) TD 38.5 .

(c) wholesome: is folláine iat a mbriseadh a n-uisgi (of eggs), Reg.San. c. xxiiy . tar ceann go mbí an bormont searbh, measaid na leagha ... gurab folláin é, TSh. 8197 . gurab ḟalláin don duine `amigdolum', Eochairsg. 100.1 . is folláin an smuaineadh (= salubris), TSh. 3952 . créad aní is folláin ... iarras an t-othar (= salutiferum) 8214 . is é an seinḟíon is folláine, Luke v 39 .

For follán, Metr. Gl. D. 23 , see fullón.