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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 .

forbannach adj o-ā (forbann) overstrict (?), unduly ceremon-
ious (?); superstitious, false, vain (of doctrine, rites, etc.).
5 fāith f. ¤ (druids' description of St. Patrick), Trip. 32.31
(330) . sechim in crabuid forbannaig fil ocut (said by a
heathen to a Christian) PH 2349 . nirbo adbclossach f. ¤
daronnadh in caingean sin, CCath. 1162 (of union of Cato
and Marcia; vanaque carentia pompa Phars. ii 352 ). corp
10... gentlide nobertha co f. ¤ dia adnocul (= cum superstitioso
funere) Lat. Lives 93 . formolta fasa forbannacha extra-
vagant MR 190.5 .

? forbannus n o,m. (forbann ?): vain formality or super-
stition (?): ni forbanus , gl. in P on: ní hane [ = áine `glory,
15arrogance
' ?], Fél. Ep. 97 (C glosses the same word by
forbas).

forbar (-bair) adj strong, puissant (?): fien forbar (: congal)
Fianaig. 12 § 18 (g p. of forbor ?). In: flaith forbair ` gal-
lant ' O'Gr. Cat. 536.15 = f. ¤ ḟorbhuir ` powerful ' Content.
20 xxix 35 the word is almost certainly a place-name, cf.
ó choilltib ... Forbair, Caithr. Toirdh. 12.9 . As npr. m.:
g s. Forbair, Rawl. 144c35 .
Cf. forbor.

forbarach adj o-ā productive; prosperous (?): Aed f. ¤ fíal
25 LL 33a26 . mathair ḟir ḟorbaraig borrfaid 141a34 . co bas
indfir forburaig LU 2897 . forbharach frisin cosnamh
`swelling for the contention' (?) FM ii 652.20 (poem). flaith
f. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iv 90.20 . fer fial fosaidh forbharach, TFr.
220 = FM 904 ` prolific '). Matha ... in súi f. ¤ PH 5058
30(standing epithet of St. Matthew, forburach, forborach
5781 , 5960 . forbhurach, Lism.L. 3926 ). in fīr-Dia furbarach
ZCP vi 31.16 . Of things, etc.: flathius f. ¤ fírian LL 132a35 .
inmain fertán f. ¤ , Acall. 1840 . is forborach duid a roinn
ZCP viii 548.28 = is robladach TBC 1681 . gnimrad ...
35gid f. ¤ gid nemforbarthach, isedh is gnimrad forbarthach
ann inudh ┐ etach, Laws ii 410.14 (of women's occupations;
`productive work ... non-productive work' transl.; `skilled
... unskilled
?' Atk. Gloss. Cf. Thurn., Ir. Law 34 n. 1 .
See forbor.

40 forbart n (later forbairt) ā,f. (vn. of for-beir) n s. forbart
Sg 67b7 . forbbart (gl. abolitus ... abolitio) 52a8 . a s. forbairt
127b3 . d p. forbartaib (gl. incrementis) Ml 89c13 (oppd. to
diubartaib gl. detrimentis). Growth, increase (of size, quan-
tity, number): forbairt .i. for-brith .i. nī forbair iarna brith
45[leg. for-beir which increases ?], O'Mulc. 574 . forbairt
.i. biseach, fás nó síoladh, O'Cl. Of persons or animals:
forbartt ... no sergg na teora mbliadan growth or waste
during three years
IT i 144.22 = ata ... forbairt na teora
mbl. torro o sin gusaniu nō serg, etc. ZCP v 501.35 . nosn
50altatar for feolaib ... ar daig comad luathite a forbairt,
Ériu iii 138.82 . murchat ... iarna fhorbairt do iascc,
`which has thriven on the fish' BNnÉ 77.18 = Lism.L. 3794
(perhaps here confused with airbert (biuth), cf. for-beir, f).
iar bhfás ┐ iar bhforbairt ... don mhac, Keat. ii 3389 . cumal
55brond ar thucht ┐ forbairt, Laws iv 362.4 (valuation of
members of the body; a `cumal' for the belly as being
the mainspring of comeliness and growth ?). serg na
saerchland ... la forbairt na n-athechthuath increase in
numbers
LL 144a27 . bai forbairt for clainn Adaim o Adamh
60co dilind BB 411a1 . an forbairt ┐ an firbhiseach mór baí
for flaithes Mathgamhna, Cog. 84.17 . re ḟorbartaibh feirge
access of fury ML 128.13 = ML² 1702 . fearg ┐ fuasaoid
na fairrge ar bhfás ┐ ar bhforbairt ML 48.4 = ML² 696 .
falta fīc[h]mōra ... ag fās ┐ ag forbairt isna feraibh sin
65 wrathful resentment growing and increasing ML² 1138 . fa
hingnad le macuib S. nert énlaích d'fhás nó d'forbairt
orra fēin 1756 . Large size or stature (?): fuath fir co forb-
airt TBC 3321 = farpairt TBC² 2523 ; `mit hohem Wuchs'
Wind.; perhaps = of more than human stature. In gramm.
70of increase by inflexion: f. ¤ secha frecndairc (succino,
succinui) Sg 167a3 . ata f. ¤ and 67b7 . cf. 52a8 , above.
Cf. dar iadastar forbairt fortchide dar fuinneogaib ...
faircseana na flatha MR 270 ( YBL 311a1 ).

forbartach adj o-ā (a) full-grown: gl. superadulta Bcr 41d2
75( Thes. ii 29.30 ). a s. f. forbartaig (gl. exoletam) Sg 173a5 .
(b) that grows, increases (?): tugustur in maind mblastai
mínforbartaig doib (i.e. which went on growing, lasted
perennially ?) BB 243a18 (morforbartaig 242a49 ). a Christ
gorbat forbartaigh may they increase (in numbers), be pro-
80lific
(?) Anecd. ii 33.9 . trí tonna forbhartacha na Fódhla
` swelling ' ML 94.14 . Cf. ni gnath o ngabann oir robi
foirbrethach fur .i. nocha gnath gu ngabann se talam gurab
f. ¤ uir ime .i. co ro foirbrister a uir a n-uir aile, O'C. 2237
( Eg. 88, 17a ).
85(c) overbearing, overmastering: f. ¤ forrānach (of the
Donn Cualngi) IT iii 245.76 . comrac ... fuilech f. ¤ CF 481 .
cuislenna féighe forbartacha, Acall. 7056 (`shrill and domi-
nant
' SG ii 250 ). fuigli féigi ... forbartacha filed MR 194.2 .
Cf. f. ¤ .i. quia potulat superfluuium (= postulat superfluum,
Stokes) O'Mulc. 583 .