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5 for-beir v O.Ir. forms: Pres. 1 s. forbiur Sg 173a1 . 3 s.
forbeir 32a1 . -forbair, O'Dav. 465 ( Ériu xii 200 ). 3 pl.
formberat (rel.) Ml 71c1 . forberat SR 7275 . -foirpret
Sg 48b5 . impf. 1 s. formberinn Ml 88a10 . 3 s. forberad
ib. forbered LU 10641 . 3 pl. forbartais SR 3680 . fut. 3 s.
10 forbéra LU 4257 . subj. pres. 3 s. forbre, Ériu iii 4.13
(`one would expect forroibrea,' Strachan ib. p. 5 n. f ).
3 pl. -foirbret Ml 27c6 . sec. fut. 3 pl. forbertais SR 2807
pret. and perf. 3 s. forrubart Ml 33c10 : 64c7 . -forbart SR
5721 may belong to another compd., see fúabair. fororbart
15 LL 6b16 , Fél. Prol. 173 ( Thurn. Gr. § 529 ); ro forbart LL
168b38 . 1 pl. forrubartmar Ml 102a1 . 3 pl. forrubartatar
101a10 . Pass. subj. pres. s. -forberther, Thes. ii 255.18 .
Vn. forbart, q.v. In later Mid. Ir. treated as a weak simple
vb., stem forb(a)r-, foirpr-.
20(a) intrans. grows, increases (in size, quantity, number);
in Glosses transl. Lat. crescere, adolescere, inolescere, exolere,
pollucere: forbiur (gl. redoleo) Sg 173a1 . O'Mulc. 637 (gl.
glisco). amal formbeir et toirthigedar (fructificat et crescit)
Wb 26c3 . in silne nemda triasa forbair gort na n-irisech
25 LB 257b40 ( Todd Lect. vi 25.9 ). forbrigh [ = -idh] an
charrac conidh mor hí RC x 88x (v.l. roforbuir). feoil lenam
dobertha di co raforbreg [ = ro forbred] co prap, Anecd.
i 18 . ro fhás ┐ ro fhorbuir in righan co ro aibeil, Ét. Celt.
i 79.9 . ro fhás ┐ ro fhorbreastair an ingen ZCP xiii 199.9 .
30 darorbair for cnāmaibh ēisc, Lism.L. 3827 (cf. rofhorbair
... co mor, in corresp. text, BNnÉ 77 § 147 ). intan ro
orbair ┐ ro eirig a haeis BB 236a36 . meni thairsed a marbad
forbértaís na nathracha sain (= arforbertais, Dinds. 13 )
would have grown so much LL 159b45 . cia forbrid cia sergait
35in loch, Todd Nenn. 194 . ar na ro foirbre in peccad aither-
rach isin indsi seo, Laws i 12.30 Comm. ro ḟoirbriter ...
┐ ro métaighset na teinnte RC xxv 392 § 8 . With cogn.
acc.: in flesc maet[h] ... is suail for-bera forbeirt will have
small growth
ZCP xiii 264z . Rises (in value, rank, etc.):
40 ma ḟorbera folud a thighe, combifolud mboairech, Críth G. 81 .
a sētaib ... forberat fene ... otha isel co huasal (i.e. in-
crease in value of honour-price), Laws iv 354.18 . foirbeir saeiri
breatheamain ... corigi biatad dā fear dēg v 90.30 . Increases
in number, multiplies: (dialt:) is fotha ndeich, ┐
45is ass forberat co forcend mbrechta i mbiat ocht ndiailt,
Corm. Y 447 . ... ilar luba ... forberat uili immalle SR
7275 . forbrid ┐ imdaigid (= crescite et multiplicamini)
Rawl. 70b2 . fororbart a clandside ... obatar i mmílib
LL 6b16 . ro forbredar ┐ ro imdaigedur na fir sin i n-ilmilib,
50 Ériu viii 8 § 9 . no tigdis sluaig nuadh cacha bliadna cucu,
co ro forbarsead ┐ go ro linsat o Inis T. co C., Todd Nenn.
88 = ro forbriset BB 210a23 . ro forbretar ... cuirp ┐ cinn
... i mmedhon in armaigh, CCath. 6032 . cech tinne no
traeta mó sa mó no forbritis taris (of Israelites in Egypt)
55 LB 117a8 = ro oirbridis BB 239a45 (= in met fordingtis ...
| forbartais SR 3680 ). Increases (in wealth), prospers:
sergait maíne in meic moir ... forbrid ... in ósar co mba
saidbre he nā a athair LB 158b9 ( ZCP xvii 230 ). forbeir
a bfágoibh dia éis what he leaves behind prospers ZCP vii
60269 § 16 . Grows i.e. comes into being: ró ḟorbratar tri
hubla ... for barr na habla, Arch. iii 322.27 . can forbeir
coimaithces? `whence does co-tenancy arise?' Laws iv
68.19 (with gl.: can asa foirbre ib. 22 ). Trans. increases,
makes greater (?): forbeir a gail ┐ a slaine, Dinds. 109
65(= foirb- BB 406a34 , but Ed. has forbraid a ghal, which
seems intrans., Folkl. iv 490 ). acht mad Mac Con ┐ Cairpre
| ni ḟuil ar na fairpre a ḟeirg (: leirg) LL 146b31 `on whom
he will not increase his anger
' PRIA 1893-6, 542 § 15 .
Perhaps this belongs to ar-beir `uses, practices,' but
70possibly feirg is used for nom.; see follg.
(b) sometimes almost = subsists: combo de forberedsi di
bolod ... na lubi LU 10641 (= do forbredsi, Ériu xii 156.5 ).
Cf. (f) below.
(c) in follg. exx. folld. by a prep. the meaning seems
75 waxes strong, stout, insolent (against): forbrid ar cách tria
lunni | forbrid ar cach n-óen do gnáth | in rí co cuir bróen
ar cách LU 9705 ( ZCP iii 216 ). co forbart Dauid ... co
leomain na lonnbága prevailed over (?) SR 5721 (= attacked ?
cf. fuapair).
80In: forbeir for nem SR 2731 , `for' represents the
inf. pron., see 2 for II.
(d) trans. outgrows; surpasses, prevails over: forbéra
a bráithriu LU 4257 ( SG 83 ). fuacht nā forbir loscath
cold which no flame overcomes ZCP xii 296 § 7 . Cf. forrubart
85gl. torsit ZCP vii 482.2 ( Ench. Aug. 75a ).
(e) in follg. exx. seems used for fuabair: forforbairt
Indech a bandāil ┐ ni forfaem Dúirgin dó sought to make
a tryst
Dinds. 24 . cach aen beres cocair cert | fortbeir
bendacht easpoc Earc `bishop E. confers a blessing on him'
RC xvii 126 (perh. corrupt; the varr. are: fortraibh FM
5 512 . fodreith LB 23 marg. inf.).
(f) confused with ar-beir (biuth)? forberat isnaib muirib
i tāt, cu tochratar a mbiasta ┐ a bledmila for tire dia sāsad,
Ériu ii 130 § 98 (they subsist?). Cf. (b) above.

for-ben v strikes, smites, cuts. Pres. cid marb in t-athair ...
10ni fairben logh enech a mic, O'C. 1267 (< H 3.18, 513 ).
secht tacartha ... nā fairben log enech (.i. nochan-eitir-
imdibenn) `which do not curtail honour-price' Laws v
252.7 (14) . fer ciasingba asa ngradaib, ni fairben log enech
a mna 516.28 . Cf. inoimbligh fíor, i bfairben gaoí, Ériu
15 xiii 26.11 . pl. fordombenad a bunad (context obscure)
LL 123a30 . ? subj. pres. conad fuirb amires (.i. co fir-
eibeann ... he) Laws ii 332.12 (24) ; `so that unbelief cuts him
off
' Atk. Gloss.; by Thurneysen (reading conid f. ¤ ) ZCP
xiv 391 taken as subj. pres. of for-tá, `so dass Misstrauen
20auf ihm liegt
'. pret. ro lá C. bedg de tresin mbudin ┐ forda-
rubai fó thrí LU 1518 ( MU² 1016 ). bentai ... ┐ ni
forbai imo chnes strikes him ... but did not wound him TBC²
1202 = LU 5677 . ? pass. cf. for-fen, (c).
Vn. forbba(e), q.v.

25 forbeoid v vivifies: forbeoidh, Auraic. 812 (etym. gl. on
forbaid, prob. an invention of glossator).

forbfaíl -ech, -id, -te, x etc. see forfaíl-.

forbfer n o,m. (cf. foirb, and forbduine ?) of a retainer, attend-
ant (at arms ?): is tussu ba forbhfer frithalma dam-sa
30.i. ra armad mo ṡlega ┐ ra déirged mo lepaid TBC 3401 .
Hence, perhaps: foirfear friothailmhe .i. fírfear friotháilmhe,
O'Cl. pl. forbḟir ┐ ónmiti RC xiv 414 . ro ferait catha
cruaidhe ... re freslighi ḟoirbher ┐ fireolach ( veterans ?)
YBL 293b40 = foirber ┐ firlaech BB 243b14 ; oirber ┐ fir-
35loech LB 122b46 (paraphr. of SR lxv ). foirbhfhir ┐ feall-
óglaoich lucht maoithe ┐ míoghaisge, Todd Lect. iv 102.15 .
See forbor.

forbflaith, -ius: x see forflaith, -ius.

forblas n o,m. superficial (?) taste, flavour: srotha ... co f. ¤
40fina, Ériu ii 114 § 41 .

for-boing v breaks, subdues: ? 3 s. fut. farbbiba sochaide
n-immund de rigaib hErend LL 250a7 ( TBFr. § 15 ) = RC
xxiv 148 = forbeba ZCP iv 39 (perhaps right reading).
Thurn. suggests for-boing or for-bond, ZCP xiii 101 n. 2 .
45 Cf. farbbia .i. ereochaidh ┐ ummainn .i. inar n-aigid, no
inar timchell, ut est, farbbia sochaidhe, etc. (which suggests
for-ben), O'C. 1310 (< H 3.18, 604 ). fortat brágit bibsatar
LU 10360 . ? subj. pres. gin .i. ithe ut est forbo gen ith nginsat
.i. forgen [leg. for g. ?] na mbó conduatar, O'Dav. 1025 (the
50gloss seems to take: forbo gen as inversion of: for gen bó).
See forbach.

forbol: x see forbul.

forbor: n gor intech ara folmaider fásaig firinni fir f. ¤ flatha
féig ZCP xi 80 § 2 = forber 91 . Thurneysen suggests forber
55(< for-fer) `Dienstmann' (cf. forbfer), ib. 98 ; Gwynn
suggests that the word is a cognate of combor and topor,
and means ` overflow ,' Herm. 1922, 90 . Cf. forbar, -ach.

? forbotha subst. pl. alarms: (?) f. ¤ ruada RC xii 104 § 154
(rhet.); 106 § 158 . Or a vb. ? Cf. fo-botha.

60 forbrat n o,m. an outer covering or wrap; cloak, hood: scarais
a f. ¤ `spread her mantle' (.i. a cocholl no secip etach uach-
torach ar chena, gl.), Hy v 34 ( Thes. ii 336 ). forbratt Martan
LL 370e22 = brat, Arch. Hib. iv 205 § 8 . rogabastarsom
forbratt faing taris sein anechtair (Kapuzenmantel Wind.)
65 TBC 2529 = forbrat faind LU 6388 . a chochall Sirecdai
... cona forbrut bruinnte Indecdai, Alex. 85 . im foxal
caimtire (.i. f. ¤ mil), O'D. 84 ( H 3.17, c. 71 ) = forbrata mil,
`covering of an animal' Laws i 188.17 Comm. gan édach
gan ḟorbhruta FM vi 1916.11 . Of a shrine-cover: scrín
70Mancháin ... forbhrat óir do thabhairt tairsi ii 1156.12 .

forbrecc adj o-ā (brecc) variegated (above, on the surface ?),
speckled, spotted: ara ... forseng fánḟota forbrec LU 10232 .
dá ech ... forbreca fosenga forlethna 8593 ( FB 45 ). orna-
mented (?): ōr forurec firflatha, Anecd. ii 58.11 .

75 forbreccad n m. (breccad) variegation, ornamentation (above,
on the surface
?): inar ... co fórbhrecadh do ór, Ériu iii
164 § 19 . scieth ... co forbrecad oir ... fair, CCath. 4727 .

forbrech adj fer f. ¤ (foirbbrech v.l.), Anecd. i 57 § 59 . Aed
Find f. ¤ fial 74 § 223 . inis fors[a] mbai fiadaib furbreach
80(foirbreach v.l.) fuilteach munter mormas 59 § 79 .

forbrecht n (1 recht ?) : conidh de imsaí cach flaithis ...
on gabhail co setchi, mina fallaigh fal fingaili [nō] f. ¤ for
naebhu nó diúltad baisti ` oppressing of saints' BR 110.17 .
Cf. foirb ?

85 forbrechtad n m. (mrecht) variegation, ornamentation (above,
on the surface
?): go bfoirbreachtadh airgid (of a tunic),
Buile S. § 8 . See next.