fo-reith

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Forms: f-a-rith, fairtheth, for-riuth, fodoreith, forith, fo-d-rethat, fo-rē, con-don-foír, fumré-se, farrēsat, foreissed, farāith, furráith, fororaid, fos- ráthatar

v (reth-; cf. Lat. succurrere, subvenire). ipv. 2 s. f-a-rith, Fél. Ep. 407 . 3 s. fairtheth ZCP xi 92.2 . pres. 1 s. for-riuth ZCP v 503.17 . 3 s. fodoreith, H 3.18, 214a . forith, Mon. Tall. § 85 . 3 pl. fo-d-rethat ZCP xi 93.4 (see below). The subj. forms are not always distinguishable from those of fo-rig: pres. subj. 3 s. fo-rē, Bürgsch. § 53 . fom-roir, Peritia v 29 (viii) . con-don-foír (: noíb.) Hy v 89 (this peculiar form is com- mented on by Thurn., Gr. 392 ). fut. 3 s. fumré-se, Thes. ii 241.13 ( Arm. 18a1 ). 3 pl. farrēsat ZCP xi 92 § 10 . sec. fut. 3 s. foreissed Mon. Tall. § 90 (? Possibly this belongs to fo-rig). pret. and perf. 3 s. farāith TBC² 2923 . cf. furráith, Thes. ii 241.14 ( Arm. 18a1 ). fororaid Hy v 32 . 3 pl. fos- ráthatar LU 4901 .

(a) succours, helps (with acc. of pers. or thing): farith asin (v.l. issin; arin) tsnímsa `help him out of this sadness' Fél. Ep. 407 . fairtheth a thuatha let him succour his peoples ZCP xi 92 § 10 . forith ... ind soscele ┐ cobrid inda han- manna ... amal forith uiuos, Mon. Tall. § 85 . ro foraith ésium ma gabáil ind uird sin helped him by adopting that order BColm. 24.26 (see ZCP viii 592 ). fedait ... dichuind ... fīr fo-rethar the irrational ( = minors) produce testimony that is supported Bürgsch. p. 19 . fo-ráith már ṅgur ṅgalar `she succoured ... diseases' (supported, endured? The commentary shows uncertainty about the meaning) Fél. Jan. 15 . ? forriuth a n-écnach (a misspelling? But perhaps this belongs to for-reith) ZCP v 503.17 . Here probably: co fórsed do Ultaib terchomrac slóig LU 4700 ( = foirsed TBC² 227 . Rendered `till U. should have completed' Fara- day, Cattle-raid, as if from for-fen, but that would not explain the -s-). Cf. (b).

(b) in Laws takes the place of, is equivalent to, constitutes: foreith arra anarra `arra' articles are equivalent to `anarra' articles Laws iii 152 . cf. iv 36.29 . acht ni fo-ressat a frithfolta oitsiu save what is compensated by equivalent services on thy part Bürgsch. 15 § 51c . acht ní fo-rē tairic ┐ dingbail ..., 17 § 53 . Cf. achgabail ( = athgabáil) crui foreith a saidbre Laws i 214.30 ( = foreth a set iarcru, H. 3.7, 83 ; cf. H 3.18, 372a and O'C. 2687 ). ocht n-arnaile ... forrethat int eitged Laws iii 94.12 ( = forregara n-e., H 3.18, 400.16 ). (C)orus fine feneachus fodoreith, H 3.18, 214a . fumrése infer … furráith fíacc fínd dubthach, Thes. ii 241.13 . See also foirse and for-reith.

(c) in: arnap co faill ... fonna fod-rethat (of a charioteer) ZCP xi 93.4 . the meaning seems to be ` support .' Cf. the variant text ib. 83.9 .