forcle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forcle or dil.ie/23453

Forms: foir-, fair-

n (far-, foir-, fair-) m. top-surface; a top, cover, lid (in wide sense): tria tholl fil i ḟarcli na cómlad (of a casket) LB 158a19 . comra ... co ḟarcle(?) ōir furri, 159a60 . crocán ... ┐ faircli criad do cur ar a bél, O'Gr. Cat. 179.14 . faircle comdaingen cloiche roboí ar in fi[d]chill ... ┐ faircli fuithe (of a stone slab), Acall. 7803 . rethid cosin carraic ... cora laí in farcli uachtarach di, LL 222b37 ( TTr. 407 ), of Hercules raiding the cave of Cacus) = a forcli u. don carraig, BB 416b19 . Of the patella or kneecap: faircle for glun, Auraic. 5008 . faircli ┐ esgat a lanomna in gluin, 5035 (= almnae 1854 ). cusna farclib glun (gl. cum genuclis), Gild. Lor. 183 . ḟaircledha a nglun, Dinds. 85 . de dislocatione genu ┐ rotuli .i. labrum anois don glun an tan ted asa inadh no don ḟaircle, YBL 349b30 . madh ē an faircli rachus as a inadh ib. 37 . Cf. foircli fer for foirclibh fer, TBC-LL¹ 5948 St (= forcléithe ... forcleithe LL. forclethi ... forclethi, TBC-I¹ 3550 . See forcléithe). (of Cú Chulainn in his frenzy :) benais béim ... don charput uachtarach fora forcli, LU 6460 = ḟorcli, TBC-LL¹ 2609 (`mit dem oberen Kiefer auf dessen Deckel' Wi.).

Fig.: atá clār talman ... aníss, ┐ atá faircle ... na firmaiminti foraínd anuass, ML² 1376 (= fairchle, ML 102 ).

f.¤ caille a plant name (?) : ba casmail fri forcli cailli nó sian sléibi a gruaidh, IT iii 186.13 = YBL 182a4 . Cf. cosmail ri forcleithi cailli cetemuin, Aen. 1926 (see forcléithe).

ro dhienbhlosgustair an pūdar ... co ttarlaic an faircle firleac [sic leg.] fionnaolta na feineistre ... don naoimhecclais iar n-uachtar shot the lintel (?) ... up above the church (?) (of an explosion in a monastery) Hugh Roe 288.27 (f. 76a) .