forlethan

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forlethan or dil.ie/23730

adj o-ā

I Broad above: agad ḟochoel ḟ.¤ (i.e. oval) LU 4514 (cf. aghaidh ... forleathan .i. ... ard uaisti, O'Dav. 186 ). LU 7078 ( BDD 75 ). co n-aghaid fochael forlethain LL 250a43 ( TBFr. § 17 ). Of horses : da ech ... fosenga forlethna LU 8593 ( FB 45 ).

II Wide, extensive: robo ... f.¤ a flait[h]ius ┐ a forlamhas, CCath. 4832 . flaitheas foirleathan, TSh. 5473 . tedm ... ar fut Erenn uli co f.¤ , Ann. Conn. 1327 § 5 . do shil Adaim co f.¤ far and wide, at large PH 3079 . ba f.¤ forro in uair sin they were in loose array (of soldiers) Marco P. 59 . trácht foirleathan an extensive treatise TSh. 3942 . riaghail fór- lethon `regula generalis' Reg. San. col. xxv . Wide in scope ; undefined: rádh foirleathan deimhnightheach a general affirmative statement TSh. 3193 . Cf. atait .i. sunt ... a bunad forleathan ; totus a bunad ruidleasa, Auraic. 314 . tré fhaisnéis fhoirleithin 3213 . gurab mian linn go foirleathan labhairt orra to speak at length Keat. ii 6370 . go bhfuil an reacht go foirleathan arna chraobhsgaoileadh, TSh. 3488 . Compar. as foirleithiu [in Gaedelg] quam gach Berla more comprehensive Auraic. 6 . ata nías forleithne isin leabhar Gabhála more at length MS Mat. 573.3 (D. Mac Fir bisigh). Superl. tir is forleithi ferunn BB 487b8 . is e bescna as uaisli ┐ is forlethi ... most general 336a17 ( Laws v 12 Comm. ).