anfoirbthe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. anfoirbthe or dil.ie/3577
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Forms: anḟoirbthe

adj (1 foirbthe). Later anḟoirbthe

(a) incomplete, imperfect (of persons or abstract qualities): imchesti anfoirbthi `imperfect mutual questions', Wb. 29c11 . mád anforbthe ind anim, LU 2126 ( FA 19 ). ar tola collaide ┐ ar n-accobar anforbthi, LB 132a17 . díchurid uad in uabar n-anforpthi, PH 3494 . is anfhorbthe sin a cleirig (of a cleric tempted by desire), Fél. 40.25 . dōene anforbthi, ACL iii 316 § 44 . As subst.: ni tuccai nach a.¤ / buith fo riaguil mo chomae `no imperfect one understands', Ériu i 202.8 . cid mor d'ulc do-gné . . . / . . . is d'anfhorbthi, Celtica ii 29.13 . In religious sense: int óis a.¤ , Wb. 13c13 . do óis anfoirbthiu, 12d26 . na bi heirisi .i. na bi hanḟoirbthi, O'Curry 2287 ( Eg. 88, 21(22)c ). In more literal sense: ionadh fhir anfhoirfe rude, uncivilized(?), BS § 58 . Of young people, immature : minores .i. inn aes moith ┐ anfoirbthe, Ml. 45b17 . lenamh ócc anfoirbti, BNnÉ 239 § 171 . an giolla beg anfoirbthi (of Cú Chulainn), TBC St. 742 .

(b) Of numbers: foirbthe ar anfoirbthiu `a perfect number for an imperfect' (gl. decem milia), Wb. 9a10 , 12d25 . corrici míli .i. foirbthe ar anfoirbthiu gl. et alia mille, Sg. 207b10 . āirim anforbthe amal atā .iii. . . . āirim forbthe ut est a sē . . . airim ollforbthe ut est a dō dēc, Auraic. 1443 . is si sin in dethber airme anforbhthe amal rogabh a tri no a cuig ar nach fuillter o chouitibh, 4493 . āirem anfhurmithi na n-apstal īar n-imorbus i.e. eleven, MacCongl. 51.14 .

Gramm.: sechmadachtae n-a.¤ past imperfect (tense), Ml. 62a16 .