Cite this: eDIL s.v. fromaid or
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v ā Middle-Ir. by-form of promaid (<Lat. probare).

(a) tests, proves: fromaidh for n-armu !, BB 265a51 ( SG 328 ). domroched fertas ... co ro ḟromur in n-áth let me have the shaft ... that I may test (the depth of) the ford LL 110b35 ( RC xiv 422 ). guro ḟromu cechtar de cumachto a cheli, IT iii 237.85 . fromthar a aicned ocaind let us test LU 9751 ( RC vi 164 ). fromtha mo nert a chíanaib, TBC-LL¹ 3671 . ro fromait iat ima rith (of horses) YBL 173b11 . an drong as mionca ro fecchadh ┐ ro fromhadh do caiptínibh the ... best-tried captains AFM v 1736.17 .

(b) tastes: atá topur ... ┐ cidh bé fromus fo thri é tét i n-óicci, Maund. 147 . da fromtha oenuball don crunn sin, YBL 157b26 . ni fromhuim biadh no deoch acht re riachtanas, Parrth. Anma 496.16 . Of sexual encounters: ba rogain mir ó rofrom 'it was a madman's share, when she had tasted him', Metr. Dinds. iii 84.14 , Ériu xliv 109 n. 18 . See also for-proma.

Vn. fromad q.v.