forcenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forcenn or dil.ie/23431

Forms: forcan, for- cenn, forcunn, foirciunn, forciunn, foirchinn

n o,n., later m. (the `e' and `nn' of the second syll. are evidently due to the influence of `cenn' and `for-cenna'; `forcan,' which occurs in Ml would be the regular phonetic development of for + cenn, see Ériu iii 57 ). n s. is he forcan Ml 91a21 (but forchenn 118d6 ). a s. for- cenn Wb 14c14 . Ml 110d15 . Sg 28b19 . d s. forcunn Ml 19c12 . 33a9 . 93a16 . foirciunn Sg 18b1 . forciunn 169a1 . g s. foirchinn Ml 56d8 .

(a) end, final limit (generally of time or procedure, rarely in purely local sense): gl. finis Wb 14c14 . Ml 91d21 . exitus 19c12 . foircheann .i. fírcheann no firdheireadh, O'Cl. acht rop ré forciunn robbé `da' ┐ nip hesom bes ḟorcenn is timmorte (gl. `Da' ... ante finem corripitur) Sg 169a1 . ni fil tossa[ch] na f.¤ fairseom LL 1a5 . amal nach forcend lipair nach maighin i mbí amen ..., Hib. Min. 2.49 = forcind ib. 47 . tainic forcenn dictatoirechta Césair ár sin, CCath. 210 . foircionn do dhul for ollamhnacht an Dubhshúiligh ┐ Dun- laing `the ollavships of D. and D. were abolished' FM iii 412.15 . triath cen chenn cen ḟoirceann fair without beginn- ing or end Arch. iii 242 § 11 . maith tinscantar ┐ nad berar co f.¤ , Mon. Tall. § 90 . slechdain hi forciund cech sailm § 5 . i forciunn a aíssi, Trip. 38.15 (407) . arnach ndermanadar Dia hi forcenn that God should not forget him unto the end (ref. to usque quo, Domine oblivisceris me in finem ?) Ml 32d5 (constr. prob. influenced by the Lat.). a furcinn in comhluind ZCP vi 280.12 . no go roichidh forcinn a thurais, Fl. Earls 156.34 . go foircheann na talmhan, Isa. xlviii 20 . A term, limit: is mithich forchenn furi (ref. to indignationis lempus inculcat expletum) Ml 118d6 . do dhuthaig duit co gairit, ar P. Forchenn air ..., ar in t-óclách give it a definite term Acall. 481 . co rusbāid hí cen forceann YBL 447b48 (`drowned her finally' Met. Dinds. iii 36z , but tre foirtheann v.l. perhaps better reading).

Cf. (dialt :) is fotha ndeich, ┐ is ass forberat co forcend mbrechta i mbiat ocht ndiailt, Corm. Y 447 .

(b) in sense of airchend, what is in store (for), what is destined: is foirceann gu tora dilind BB 22a25 . adbērat frit inni ata i forcend duid 496b14 . Cf. asbert iarom S. friss ... aní aridboí dia forciund LU 10347 = dia forcenn ZCP iii 255 . Cf. a Meic Dé ... a f.¤ in domain! Ir. Lit. 80 .