foraire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. foraire or dil.ie/23299

Forms: forḟaire

n ,f. (aire). In later MSS. often miswritten forḟaire (as faire replaces O.Ir. aire).

(a) watching, keeping guard: rom léicsea oc forairi sund TBC² 598 . com óit ┐ com forairi LL 263b7 ( MU² 220 ). āth na forari ib. LL 263b 37 ( MU² 258 ). díot do dlighfidhe | foruire a cuan 'sa caladh to guard TD 27.15 . inad ... farairi, TTebe 89 7. is amhlaidh ata in tslighi ... ┐ fodhmoir ... aca foruire, St. Ercuil 238 . denaid f.¤ ... duind nach tissad ..., Acall. 5156 . faire ┐ forfhaire do dhéanamh orra féin re hucht an bháis, TSh. 2688 . Hua B. do dhul a bhḟoraire AU iii 610.8 = isin ḟ.¤ ALC ii 294 (1536) . aes f.¤ , Laws i 184.12 . fer na f.¤ watchman , Acall. 5159 . fiallach f.¤ ┐ freccometa TBC 5092 . do chuiredar lucht foraire ┐ fuirecrais do choimhét ant sluaig ALC ii 294.9 . ni raibhi cuan ... gan fer forairi ... air CF 90 . In hostile sense with AR: ac forairi ar Meidb, Ériu ii 178.24 . lucht atá ag forfaire air m'anam, Ps. lxxi 10 . (in: ag f.¤ for éanlaith, Comp. Con C. 77.32 , the form seems a corruption of `foraim'; cf. oc foroim én, TBC² 1255 ). ocbaid ... do bi a foruire roime in ambush BCC § 348 (p. 372) . muna luighe duine a bhforaire, Exod. xxi 13 . Of religious vigil: eter soiri ndomnaig ┐ foroiri crossi (fori cros v.l.), Anecd. iii 25.2 . Cf. croch Crist do f.¤ in ceach thegdais `to be watched' [as a guard ? See below] RC xii 428 § 18 (to avert the plague).

(b) a watch, sentry; as collect. or in pl. a watch; watch- men, guards: scoirit a n-eochu ... ┐ leicit a foroire dhibh, Lism.L. 2897 . fairiri (foirairedha v.l.) ┐ forcoimedaid an baili, TTebe 4742 . robui foruire amuigh acu a[c] coimed doibh, St. Ercuil 1765 . rohordaigit forairedha ┐ lucht faircsena ... uathu for slógh Poimp, CCath. 3460 . in da ḟ.¤ fein do thegmhail da cheile AU iii 610 (i.e. the outposts of the two forces). indsaigid la F. ┐ la C. a Tir O. ... ┐ marcsluag na forairi da frecra, Ann. Conn. 1385 § 6 . ro lá forairedha fri forchoimhéd gach conaire FM v 1356.16 .