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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 .

foirfe : x see foirbthe.

foirg ind f. ¤ séig .i. forguidech, O'Mulc. 582 . foirg could be subj.
40of *for-guid, but that does not seem to suit the context.

foirgenta adj io-iā (part. of for-gní) built, constructed: ar
chathrachoip ... deghfhoirgenta `best built' Fl. Earls 70.19 .

foirgl- : x see forgl-.

fóirid v (apparently a contamination of the prototonic stem
45of fo-reith with that of *do-foirid, see O'Brien, Ériu xi 159 ).
(a) helps, succours, heals: with acc. of pers. (or thing),
often folld. by AR, O or AS of danger, etc. intí ra ḟóir é
TBC 2969 . sóer ┐ foir me ! RC vii 360 (= Maund. 57 ).
fóireadh mé máthair an Dúilimh ! Dán Dé x 2 . crodh
50críche tar ceann a anma ... ní fhóirfe neach xxxi 18 . iss
mor do ghalur ┐ dia fessmais indni not fóirfed ... IT i 122.21 .
an fear ḟóirfeas Éirinn TD 1.40 . do ḟóireamar ... ṡibh,
Content. xviii 165 . mina fhoirther co luath, airgfider ...
in cathair, Aen. 3114 . ar imad óc ... nís-fórfed nech, Met.
55Dinds. ii 40 (v.l. foirred, foirgfeth, foirccedh). tobur ...
tren d'foir iad ar ítoigh BB 21a13 . ar phéin do ḟóiris na
huile IGT III ex. 7 . minic do fhóir sinn ó bhaoghal | an
lamhsin, Duan. Ḟ. ii 390 . do fhóir sinn ó ghāphadh 396 .
gur fóireadh leo ó bhruid na Muimhneach Cúigeadh Lai-
60ghean, Keat. ii 4808 . do fóiredh an tegh ona losccudh
BNnÉ 120 § 50 . fóiridh [an ola] íatt on[a] gallruib, Maund.
112 . gach ben ... caithes ní di, foiridh a cedoir hí BCC § 51 .
go ffoirfeadh sinne as gach amhgar, Duan. Ḟ. ii 398 . cuiridh
i bpríosún ... iad, ┐ fóiridh as arís iad, TSh. 4470 . Intrans.
65with DO (AR< FOR) of pers. : ro thocbus in sciath suas ... ┐
nír ḟoir sin ní damsa did not avail me one whit Acall. 6799 .
rofoirset na dei dó, CCath. 2368 (ro foirseat ... é v.l.). a
thigerna ... foir orum ! ZCP vi 286.22 . tú ḟóirfeas ar ḟiadh
mBanbha | ó mhóircheas TD 21.18 . go bhfóirfeadh Dia
70ar gach nduine, Dán Dé xxi 5 . Absol. : feodaigid in tene
in crand ... nucun foirend óícin and the ocean is of no avail
LL 150a22 . Impers. (?) constr. : is amlaid so ... rofoired
a hecin na heclaise PH 371 (leg. a hécen ?).
(b) relieves, remedies, averts (a disease, danger, etc.) :
75 focra fores cach n-écell, O'Dav. 1000 . dā delidin ... foirit
ecommuaim, Auraic. 2170 . fóirid a búadha ... fúacht iss
íta, Anecd. i 35 . do fhóir soin ar snaidhm `relieved our
strait
' PBocht 5 § 2 . fóir gach ní as cás ar do chloinn,
Dán Dé ix 22 . as dual go foirfe si gach uili esláinte BCC §
8051 . foiridh a domblas aei gach neim is an antidote to all
poisons
Marco P. 107 . foirid in tsiroip sin gach uile nescoid,
Ros. Angl. 222.3 . na toicthigh ... nach fóireann riachtanas
na mbocht, TSh. 7155 . Absol. : ni fhóir luibh na liaigh,
Dánta Gr.² 90. 16 . cuiri é ... mar cerin ríu, ┐ foiridh,
85 Ros. Angl. 206.11 .
See fóirithin.