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1 forbaise n f. abstr. fr. forbais, and used for it, esp. in later
texts. Keeping hostile watch (on someone), with FOR:
dochuadar dochum in tsluaig ... ┐ robadar ag forbaisi forra
ZCP xiii 240.7 . caislén ... dorónadh lá Gallaibh ... d'for-
5baisi for Chenél cC. FM iii 362.13 . Slōigheadh do dhénomh
do Mac U. ... go cloinn R. ... ┐ a mbeith forgla rāithe i
bforbhaisi for aroile ib. 634z . Beleaguering, blockading:
tuc forbuse for Luimneach RC xviii 184.25 . sluaiged la
R. ... do forbaisi for Ath Cliath ┐ ar in Iarla 282.18 (= dfor-
10bhais ar an Iarla FM 1171 ). ic forbhaisi f. ¤ P. `to beleaguer
Petreius
' CCath. 2267 . áit ir-rabadur Ulaid il-longport
a forbaissi a Cathair na claenratha, Acall. 6046 (ag forbaisi
ar, ac forbais ar v.l.). cén co raibhi forbhaisi bidhbadh
for[r]a (sic leg.) CCath. 2355 (= nulloque obsessus ab hoste
15 Phars. iv 94 ). dia mbói f. ¤ for Ierusalem PH 8046 . na
treinnsighe talman ... dorōnadh in tan buī siege no for-
baissi ... ar Amens, Fl. Earls. 30.22 . ni gebthar forbasi
fort LL 247b10 ( IT ii2 209a = forbaes LU 1569 ). With obj.
gen.: gabsat ... forbaisi in tighe for Cormac, Br. Da Choca
20 51 ( RC xxi 322 ). tri mís ... dóib oc f. ¤ na cathrach LL 282b30 .
Transf. of dangers, evils: ba hí an phlaigh ... robhái ag
forbhaisi forra, Misc. Hag. Hib. 18 § ix , = MS. Mat. 631.1 .
ar forbaisib foréicni MR 144.13 . Encamping, taking up
quarters: forbhaisi .ix. trath a maig Chualand BB 267a15
25= BR 4.1 . tainic righloinges ... gur gabsat ar eiccin i nDuibh-
linn Atha Cliath ┐ do ronsat forbaisi ann, Cog. 34.20 . go
mbátar i forbhaisi ... i ndúinibh ... ┐ i portaibh gabhála na
criche ┐ fora bernadhaibh boegail, Hugh Roe 76.12 (f. 20a—b) .
In concrete sense: rucc S. an ccreich lais ... gus na forbhai-
30sibh fedha i na ccleachtadh cumsanadh encampments FM v
1756.4 .

2 forbaise n (-baíse ?) f. (cf. forbaes and forbás) folly, trifling (?),
deceit, trickery (?): in fer dana bés forbaisi do rād, Eg.
88 f. 33b ( O'C. 2422 ) = duine damad bes do gres in maidem,
35 Laws iii 110z . ? for saigtib saoibrechtae for fedaib forbaisi,
Anecd. ii 48.13 .

forbann n o,n. later also m. a p. forbanda Wb 7c19 (but
forbandi 31b25a ). The early sense seems to have been
a superfluous or unduly strict ordinance or law , cf. forbann
40... .i. ní os ceann dlighidh, óir as ionann bann ┐ dligheadh,
O'Cl.
(a) In religious lit. of the ceremonial injunctions of the
Jewish Law: forbanda rechto (gl. ad sectam legis iudaicae)
Wb 7c19 . forbanda rechta (gl. legem mandatorum) 21c1 .
45 do bar taba[i]rt ó soscélu hi forbanda rechta 18c9 . scéla
et senchaissi et forbandi (Iudaicis fabulis et mandatis homi-
num) 31b25a . crich do dul for in forbunn rechtaide la
tuidecht soscela PH 3450 . coic Iiubair rechta Moysi ...
foghnaidh a nemhforbunn side do luct núifhiadhnusi (i.e.
50the commands which are essential, not merely ceremonial;
`That part of Mosaic Law not opposed to Christianity,'
Plummer, MS Notes) Lism.L. 4617 .
(b) of heathen law or rites superstition: here perhaps
Ml 60b1 : indalib [sic MS] nídat forbanda (gl. cultus idolorum
55nihil commodantes superstitiosis). nochorb ail dó ... in f. ¤
gentlidi ina rabi dfacbail, Trip. 38.4 (398) . dímaine ... in
forbaind gentlide PH 4560 . tarchomlad cach óes dána i
nHérind, cor tasfen cách a cherd fíad Patraic ... ro curit
dano a forbonna and sin úadib LU 9774 . f. ¤ r[e]achta do
60cur ass .i. oculus pro oculo (of purification of native laws
by Patrick) Laws i 38.18 . nir chuir as acht f. ¤ rachta uile,
no glor geindtligi he expelled only the superfluous (?) rites
and heathen sayings
O'C. 279 ( H 3.18, 151 ).
? Setanta fer findṡleg forbaind (: Forgaill) LL 138a25 .
65(c) an excessive injunction or demand; and extortion,
injustice: ? forbond dodomanic ... as dom moo cumachtu
LU 10011 = ZCP xvii 197 (`une dure injonction' Windisch,
RC v 478 ; `ein Notfall' Thurn., Sagen p. 74 ). rí domeil
a dliged cen f. ¤ , O'Dav. 887 . Comgall is Moling gan forbonn
70 ZCP x 343.7 . ni forbunn flatha it is not an exorbitant demand
of a king
[i.e. not an excessive request by] MR 160.15 .
tighearna ná ro ṡanntaigh f. ¤ ná fairbrígh neich oile do beith
occa, acht in robadh toich dia ṡinnseraibh FM vi 2374.5 .
(d) in wider sense, excess, exaggeration: f. ¤ .i. iomarcaidh,
75O'Cl. nirb ingnad ... d'écsib an t-airdmes sin, cid forbann
le fiallach a éistechta a ḟuigell though the words may seem
hyperbolical to those who hear
MR 240.14 . ní f. ¤ ré rádha
it is no exaggeration to say AU iii 554 . ní radh
ḟorbainn a n-aibēr, O'Curry MS. Mat. 564 . derbaim-si
80daib gan forbond, Fen. 72.2 . ar mét forbaind a caithmhe
bídh ┐ lenna, CCath. 246 . nir forbonn do in cruth ┐ int
ecasc i tainic mar bud amhus ... tised ann RC xliii 8 § 2
(of `Oengus Mac ind Oicc' appearing in guise of a hired
soldier; it was no undue assumption, i.e. it was modest).
85? co n-argabait na tri choecait fer cona forbannaib (of
brigands caught in the act) BDD 20 ; `with their auxili-
aries
' Stokes, quoting gloss .i. cona ngillanraid, H 3.18
p. 529 .