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foirbthigid(ir) v g (foirbthe) 3 s. rel. pres. foirbthigedar
Wb 4d6 . 1 s. subj. pres. pf. rofoirbthiger 7a9 . perf. ind. 2 s.
rofoirbthichsersu Ml 43d17 . rofoirbthichser 50c13 . Pass.
75 pres. s. rel. foirbthigther Tur 45 ( Thes. i 487 ). past subj. s.
no foirbthichthe Wb 32d5 . Vn. foirbthigud, q.v.
I Trans. finishes, completes, makes perfect ; gl. consummare
Tur 45 . Wb 7a9 , 32d5 . perficere Ml 50c13 . forrassaissiu
.i. rofoirbthichsersu (gl. proficisti) Ml 43d17 . rofoirbthiged
80ho Christ ... in gním tindarscain Iohain Tur 49 . briathar
foirbthigedar in duine i ndírgi caíngnima Wb 4d6 . rogell
A. co forbthechfed andi-sin would fulfil TTr.² 1598 . is a
Rōim ... ro foirbthig a bethaig ended his life ZCP xii 373.33 .
ro foirbtighid ... na nimi ┐ in talam ... isin .vi. ló (of the
85Creation) BB 15b59 . ní haois fhoirfidheas it is not age
[alone] that brings maturity Cl.AB 59 . ri is mo ro forbtig Dia do cech maith 'king whom God made most perfect in every good quality' Ann. Conn. p. 2.22 .
II Rarely intrans. becomes complete, attains maturity:
foirbhtighit na subailce 'sna heslanaib virtues are perfected
in the weak
BNnÉ 219 § 105 . no go bhfoirbhfidhid na
hóighríogha attain manhood ML 114.15 . cnuas nar foirpig
5(: choilltibh) IGT III ex. 936 (foirfidh ; foirpidh v.l.).

foirbthigud n u,m. foirpeachadh, foirfeachadh IGT III 106
(vn. of foirbthigid) finishing, completing, making perfect:
gl. consummatio Wb 22a10 . Ml 48b11 . iar bhforbhthiugud
in gníma, Lism.L. 14 . aisneis rét remthechtach iarna
10forpthigud relation of things preceding after their fulfilment
Trip. 2.20 (19) . ar foirbtiucchad a aoisi ┐ a aimsire BNnÉ
207 § 55 . ar forfiugud an mec naomtha sin o aís ┐ o ecna
RC xii 324 § 9 . foirbtiugadh (foirfiugadh) in dileghtha
the completion of digestion RC xlix 34.1 . In moral sense :
15 do noemad neich ┐ dia fhorpthiugud PH 5744 . As intrans. :
iar ffoirbtiuccadh dó when he should have attained maturity
ITS xvi 12.5 .

foirches n m. fat, fat meat: mairtḟeoil 'r-a mbiadh foirrcheas,
Keat. iii 1054 . na cnámha ... fá thromualach feola et
20forrathas (forrthais v.l.), O Bruad. i 106 . Cf. forrchas
`a fat belly ' P.O'C.

foirchesamail adj i fat, luscious: na neithe foircheasamhla
(= pinguia), TSh. 9198 .

foirchrédh ? ind esgra ..., f. ¤ a chos, Ériu xiii 41.13 . perh.
25for : óirchrédh an alloy of gold and tin ?

foircimem adj. superl. (cf. forgu. Thurneysen, Gramm. 236 )
best: is budech f. ¤ latsu ... timthrecht deggnima du edbairt
dait (gl. gratum tibi esse officium est optimum) Ml 73a10 .
forrcimem ib. 9 . n p. m. ind foircimi (gl. optimi) 61b17 .

30 foirclid : n witness: see forglid.

foirclid : vb. see for-gella.

foircnedach adj o-ā (forcenn) ending, terminating: ouargaib
in murbrucht nemḟorcnedach roscaíle fo chricha in betha
LL 168b10 (= nemḟorcnedech, Dinds. 45 ). d p. foircned-
35chaib (gl. terminantibus) Sg 112b2 .

foircnithid n i (for-cenna) one who puts an end (to), a des-
troyer: in f. ¤ inna fíne (gl. exterminatorem) Ml 102a14 .

foircthe adj io-iā (part. of for-cain) taught, instructed ; learned,
erudite: doctus cach forcthi, Rawl. 100a39 ( ACC 12 ).
40 foirgthi .i. teagaisgthe, O'Cl. f. ¤ (gl. eruditus) Ml 35d6 , 111b27 .
(gl. munitus, leg. monitus) 35d12 . (imbutus) 111c19 . n p. m.
ind foircthi (gl. studiosi) 16b4 . la féne foircthi , Corm. Y
s.v. orc tréith (la féinn foircthe, Bodl. la féiniu foircthe,
Ériu xi 48 ). ó chléirchib na cride forcthe nó ... cosna
45cridib dochtaib .i. forcthib ACC 30 . ar tṡai forcti, CCath.
4490 (of Cicero). ina maighistir foirccthe ... i n-ealadh-
naibh FM iii 644 . Cf. eccnaidh foirche ii 870.7 . Middle
Ir. superl. an tí ba ḟoircthi ┐ ba heccnaidhe isin Eoraip i
486 . sagart ... ba foirgthe do Ghaoidhealaibh ii 1066y .
50 Knowing, sophisticated (?) : fer ... forcde tuachell (of
Hengist the Saxon) BB 209b36 = fortge, Todd Nenn. 84 .

foircthi (verb. necess. of for-cain) to be taught: bed f. ¤ (gl.
imbuendam) Ml 132a4 . d p. dialaili[b] betis foircthib (gl.
ad erudiendum alios) 68c14 (see Thurn. Gramm. 443 ).

55 fóired n u,m. (vn. of fóirid) helping, relieving: g s. lucht
fóirthe cneadh (i.e. physicians), Studies 1920, 567 . Cf.
ar ti foirthi oirn, lochtach (i.e. as gen. of fóirithin) IGT III §
109 . See fóirithin.

foirenn n ā,f. also fairenn, fuirenn (on etym. see Pokorny,
60 KZ xlv 360 ). foireann IGT, Decl. § 54 . n s. ind foirinn
(rectius -enn) Ml 33a8 . a s. frisin foirin sin Wb 24a24 . late
g p. foirneadh, Content. XXIX 20 . cf. gredun na ndaine ┐
forned na long, Aen. 180 .
(a) an indefinite number of persons loosely grouped
65together by some common characteristic or merely for
convenience, a set, group, category ; often takes the place
of the indef. pron. pl. (Engl. some, W. rhai), folld. by a
defining rel. clause, gen. or partitive DE ; generally with
vb. in pl. Gl. factio Ml 33a8 . is í .. fairend diar bo chumuc
70 these are those to whom [the path] was narrow LU 2159 ( FA
23 ). fairend ... dogníat trócaire LU 2194 ( FA 27 ). in foirend
trá ropo chundla (= multi quibus erat mens sanior) Lat.
Lives 88 . ro indarb ... in fairend na cennaigitis na maine
PH 4521 . amail is áil leind dilgad dúin on fhoirind roth-
75occráidsem ... doberam-ne dilgud don fhoirind ron-toccráid
5823 . ar daig na foirne cretfit bi Crist 1279 . fairenn cach
ildana, Ériu iv 163.14 . cor marbad f. ¤ mór dib a large number
RC xviii 161.26 (Tig.). issed armit fairend conid, etc.
some relate that
LU 9829 . issed armit fairend aile others
80relate
7043 ( BDD 69 ). asberat tra fairind do sesib na
trachture, Hib. Min. 11.379 . is lór la fairind some think it
sufficient
Mon. Tall. § 23 . iar foirinn according to some
(authorities) RC vi 175.49 . LU 54 (common formula). f. ¤ ... f. ¤ ...
some ... others: foirind dib a[c] cor a fotha, foirind ic
85ordugud cloch, Aen. 304 . rogabsadur ... ac cosaint .i.
drem dibh le gainnibh ... ┐ foirind ele le clochuibh ... ┐
furinn ele re slegaibh ZCP vi 46.28 . dá chend for indala
forind díb, a trí lásin forind ele (of snakes) Alex. 718 . Rarely
in pl.: is lor la foirne there are many who deem it sufficient
LB 10b8 ( Rule of Tall. p. 70 ).
5(b) in more restricted sense a band, troop, company:
mórais Fiadat fairinn `magnified the Lord's company'
Fél. Aug. 18 . srethad fairne `arranging a troop' RC xxvi
24 § 73 (glossed .i. ... srethugud a dáme LL 187a43 ). Eo
Rosa ... fó foirne chief of a band (?) LL 200a3 (= Dinds.
10 160 `the good of a crew'). marbais cet fer dia fairind, Ériu
ii 24 § 7 . ni bai forand no sochraidi acht gillandrad, Cog.
66.15 . go bhfuirinn laoch, Keat. ii 4342 . pl. fairne fían
fortrén SR 7198 . forne forúallcha na fene, Fianaig. 64.5 .
gur bhrúcht sí [viz. an Ḟraingc] foirne uaithe d'áitiughadh
15críoch oile, Keat. ii 927 . oc flaithib Fáil na fairenn, Ériu
iv 98 § 28 . mar bheith cruit le fuireann téad harpers (cf.
aes tét, clíar tét ; d'aos dána,d'aos téad ..., Éigse ii 9 )
Oss. vi 82 . Crew (of a ship) : foirend aen-ethair, Acall.
4742 . foirionn na mbád, Fl. Earls 8.11 . adubairt risin
20furinn in long do deisiugudh ZCP vi 51.11 . donti atchí
in luing ... cona foirinn, O'Dav. 959 . Of inhabitants of a
place, country, etc. ; má atá ... go moltar an fonn leis gach
stáraidhe dá scríobhann ar Éirinn, díommoltar an ḟoireann
leis gach nuaGhallstáraidhe ... Keat. i p. 76 . ré fuirinn
25chathrach Ninive, TSh. 8375 . iar ndíbirt na seanḟoirne
aiste (= ejectis veteribus colonis) Keat. ii 6206 . foireann
chalaidh shore troop i.e. inhabitants (?) TD 9.3 . contr.
with f. ¤ allmhurdha Cl. AB 130 .
(c) a set of chessmen, etc. : ind fhuirend boí for sin chlár
30 TBFr. § 8 ( LL 249a11 ). leth a foirne d'ór buide LU 1105
( ACC 115 ) = a fairni RC xx 282 . foirni finna a ḟidchellaib
BB 280b10 = fóirni cona f. ¤ BR 242.2 . d'fhuirinn an bhran-
naimh, TSh. 853 . ar fhearaibh foirne an bhrannaimh 854 .
rí na foirne 855 .Cf. foirnech. Here probably : sleacht
35Bloid ... gá branáin foirneadh as ḟearr ? Content. xxix 20 .
(e) rarely of other things : anuas do sóigh ... cnuas
mar ḟoirinn óir d'abhaill, Gofraidh Fionn, DDána 99 § 20 .