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70 1 fa, (ba, fo) (often with mark of length; leniting).
Apparently part of the copula, see Thurn. Hbch. 459 and
Ped. i 270 . Or introducing second member of a disjunctive
clause beginning with the interrogative i n-: (a) imba bás
ba bethu `whether it will be life or death' Wb 23b32 . imb i
75céin fa i n-accus beosa (sive cum venero ... sive absens)
23b41 . nebmess for nech im maid fa olcc 8d26 . im
fochroíb bá chían `whether at hand or afar' Sg 151b2 . im
tri dígbail fa thormach in dírṡuidigud 188a8 . in duit
fein fa do nach ailiu 209b30 . dēca ... in ba teclaim na
80fertus dogēna fa n-iomscothad whether thou wilt gather
the poles or trim them
TBC² 782 (fa na n-i. LU 5259 , see
under b below). cia de is[s]ruithiu, in ríg fa espuc, Laws
iv 338.25 . ni ḟitir nech ... in cara fa náma ba nessam
dó TBC 630 . na fintar imbi fir fo anfir, Laws iv 284.12 . ro
85íarfaigh A. ... in tibértáis rátha friu fó ná tibhértáis TTr.²
1814 . in córu in sinser ... do dul d'adrad in tṡósair, |
fó in sósar ... is chóir d'adrad in tsinsir? SR 1835 .
niconfetar in rabi aen and, fó na rabi, Aisl. MC 15.6 . ní
fes tra an do nimh fá a talmain tainic an splangc FM
vi 2012.7 . (b) followed by i n-: in tre prois fa in tre metur
5ro ceta in t[s]ailim, Hib. Min. 6.176 (fanin, Harl.). cid ara
ndéni G. in féli ... inn ar Dia fá inn ar daini LU 9653 .
cumma la luit in for tein focerdtar fan for colcaid ZCP viii
104.1 . imba hāilgine ... ba m[b]a garge, Arch. iii 293 .
nocon fetarsa indat ilgnae ... fo indat tri fuilt BDD 105
10(Y = nó indat LU). cia so ṡén ... búi for in ló ... in ba maith
fá in ba saich TBC 1073 . Without preceding in: cid tathi
dia for coimdeid ... Fón missi robriss recht? SR 5533 .
Cf. fá in arse (gl. an propterea) Enchir. Aug. 86b ( ZCP vii
485 ). (c) Replacing i n- in first member of disjunctive
15clause: ní fes cecip tucht i tudchaidh fa fo síth nó fo eisíth
FM iii 286.3 . ? ba i nómun ba i nincridiu, Ériu i 195 § 10 .
Cf. perhaps: bé fo ná bé ri and be there or be there not BDD
73 (Y).
fa nacc (gl. necne) Sg 66a3 . in ... fa na(i)cc whether ... or
20not: imb anacol dom fa nac whether it be protection to
me or no
Wb 23a6 . rofitirside imbo ho chridiu fa nacc
27c11 . in tree aem didiu fa nacc 2c4 . in ruetarscar fa
naic Ml 91c1 . in comscar ... fanaic 91c9 . (nihil horum
sciens .i.) indam soirthae ... fa naic 91d4 . in chu[m]tubart
25ón in ícfider fa nacc 96b11 . ba cumdubart in étaste fa naic
43d20 . lasin rubu chumtabart inda biad torbae fa naic
do mol[ad] Dáe 102d4 . robu anfiss dosom inrolég fanacc
Sg 148a6 .

2 fa (prep.): see fo and imm.

30 : x see is.

faba: x see next.

fabach n o, n. (?): go ttuc an t-onchú fabhach fíorghér fúachda
don ara gur tharraing a chenn da cholainn B iv 1, 146b4 .
concertat fabach dia ḟés ichtair conclised dar cul a cind
35sechtair ┐ concerdat fabach dia ḟés uachtair con-foilged
a ngluine MR 20.8 = FDG 143 (focheárdad; fabha v.l.).
Cf. do chonnarcadar chuca aonóglach mór adhuathmhar ...
agus do bheireadh fobha dá bhéal íochtair go bhfolchadh
cúl a chinn siar, agus do bheireadh fobha oile dá bhéal
40uachtrach go bhfolchadh a ghlúine síos (fogha v.l.), Síoghra
Dubh § 21 ( Gael. Journ. xix 166 ), P. O'C. cites this under
fabha `a fling, cast or throw, an aim, effort or attempt.' See
foba. n p. (?): assa mulluch ... sreatha fabaigh, lín il-argait
bāin tar sál, Anecd. i 67 § 149 . = ZCP xi 158 (of a silvern
45column, cf. RC x 60 . xiv 44 ).
Cf. 1 fobach.

1 fáball n o,m. (?) a going, moving; movement, course (?) :
fabhall .i. feacht no siubhal, O'Cl. Translated ` carriage,
act of conveying ', Laws vi s.v. It occurs in a passage dealing
50with waifs and property cast ashore, Laws iii 430.2 - 4 :
in t-ainmraindi ata ina tochur, no ina tabairt do srothaib
corub e in t-ainmraindi sin bes ina tochur no ina thabairt
a faball in tsrotha sin; ocus ní faball ma focoisli .i. ní faball
itir he, madia foxla sruth ni as, uair foxlait srotha ┐ ni foxlait
55fabaill `the proportion that shall be due for its casting ashore
or its conveyance by the carriage of that stream
' (`the flow
of the stream
' Stokes, Arch. iii 191 s.v.). conda n-imbir do
chride it chliab immar ubull i fabull ná mar chertli i fásbulg
(`wie ein Apfel in einem Wagen?') TBC 4386 (a prov. ?).
60 ni ba filliud fabaill a uball ... RC xxv 348.9 (rhet.).
atchid ... ara tia leis dochom nErend. asbert in ben robad
aithrech ind ḟáboll dolotar cammae `their going would
make them rue
' Im. Br. § 63 (in ḟáboll, faball, ḟaball, fabuld
MSS.). See also 2 fáball.
65Here probably: atá oireachas Eireann eadarbhuais
uasaibhse mar bhíos fód fábhaill ar foluamhain `a fabulous
land
' [a moving sod?] ML 124.27 ( ML² 1656 ). níor leat
do chríoch áluinn óg | ní bhíoth acht fód fábhuill fúd, Ir.
Monthly 1928 , 487 ( DDána 138 ). Cf. fott fabaill .i. parrthus
70Adhaimh isi sin in clochín cloch frithtomhuis suas ┐ anuas
.i. comhḟada uadha suas co teaghus na Trínoidi ┐ uadha
anuas go talmain, L. Fl. i 12rb 11 .
A time, occasion: dochúaid uait don ḟabull-sa he has
escaped from you this time
SR 6040 . Cf. the phr. i n-óení
75 at one go, simultaneously: a n-aonfabull do-cuadar risna
fiachaib at the one time they guaranteed Bürgschaft 52.22 .
dia comtiassad in ciniud daenda i n-aenfaball da saigidh,
CCath. 808 . ro greissit uile i n-énṡíst ┐ i n-énḟábhall
(i n-aenabull, indoenfaball v.l.) 1827 . ro lasat uili ind oenfaball a slega fair 3626C . i n-oenabull, Cog.
80 148z . i n-aoinfhecht ┐ i n-oenfhabhall, Hugh Roe² 72.
15 (f.38a) . comhlassait a n-aoinfheacht ┐ a n-aonfhábhall
(of fireworks), Fl. Earls 188.7 .

2 fáball n ā,f., also o,m. (Lat. fābula or fābella) a fable, fiction,
romance: fabhall .i. brég, O'Cl. `fábhall' brég, Met Gl.,
85 Ff. 13 . incipit do fhábull sísana, Aisl. MC. 69. 31 . sgéul
fábhaill, Desid. 2181 . g s. (a) i cind na fáible ib. 71. 5 . (b)
sgéal fábhaill TD 3. 32 . fuairsceul fabhaill, Keat. i p. 62 .
frais-eolas fabhaill `a shower of fabulous information' p. 74 .
seanchas fábhaill, Content. xx 7 . pl. ro dhealbhsat na
filidhe sulbhaire na faible breigi .i. on focal is fabhula sgél,
5 O'C. 1467 ( H 3.18, 651 ). más faibhle is milis a mblas,
Content. vi 16 . na faibli guacha gendtligi, TTebe 785 .
ní a mesc na faidhbhle na na cluicheadh, Instructio 199.24
(= non ad iocos et fabulas). Compd. an fábhaill-sgéal léaghthar
ag Lúcas parable TSh. 1448 .