foréicen

Cite this: eDIL s.v. foréicen or dil.ie/23574

n ā, f. in early mod. Ir. also o, m. (cf. éicen).

(a) violence, compulsion: triallais in ben forecin fairsim, LB 115b10 . dochoid dia deoin fen ... ┐ ni la forécin, PH 2361 . dochuaidh ... a tir forro d[fh]oregin isin port landed forcibly Aen. 2437 . comad tre foreigin rogabad rige, BB 488b4 . tre ḟoireicin Chuind forro under compulsion from C. ZCP viii 274y . tochmarc foréicne wooing by force Acall. 6464 . i forcomol foréicne, LL 227b47 ( TTr. 790 ). tre foreicin teit i tir cen coibni, Laws v 462z . ag imirt foirneirt is foréigin ar Éirinn, Keat. iii 2708 . ag cur fhoiréigin an fhuinn se i gcéill the intensity of this longing TSh. 4421 . fíon a nfoiréigin the wine of violence Proverbs iv 17 . As alleg. npr. m. : Forranach mac Forecne, Anecd. ii 49 .

(b) enduring violence or oppression; a strait: d'accáine a imnid ┐ a ḟoréicne frind, RC xiii 46.3 ( LL 297a19 ). as meadhair ḟir re fóireigean `the ravings of a man in great danger' ML 102x (1382) . a chosg foiréigne chrú gCuinn `thou hindrance of the suffering of C.'s race' TD 41.17 . térna féin ... ón ffoiréiccen sin, AFM vi 1938 . d'fhurtacht m'fhoiréigin to rescue me from violence Ériu ix 6.58 . ré fulang gach feadhma ┐ gach foiréigin, TSh. 8951 .