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forcenn n o,n., later m. (the `e' and `nn' of the second
syll. are evidently due to the influence of `cenn' and
50`for-cenna'; `forcan,' which occurs in Ml would be the
regular phonetic development of for + cenn, see Ériu iii
57 ). n s. is he forcan Ml 91a21 (but forchenn 118d6 ). a s. for-
cenn Wb 14c14 . Ml 110d15 . Sg 28b19 . d s. forcunn Ml 19c12 .
33a9 . 93a16 . foirciunn Sg 18b1 . forciunn 169a1 . g s. foirchinn
55 Ml 56d8 .
(a) end, final limit (generally of time or procedure, rarely
in purely local sense): gl. finis Wb 14c14 . Ml 91d21 . exitus
19c12 . foircheann .i. fírcheann no firdheireadh, O'Cl.
acht rop ré forciunn robbé `da' ┐ nip hesom bes ḟorcenn
60is timmorte (gl. `Da' ... ante finem corripitur) Sg 169a1 . ni
fil tossa[ch] na f. ¤ fairseom LL 1a5 . amal nach forcend lipair
nach maighin i mbí amen ..., Hib. Min. 2.49 = forcind ib. 47 .
tainic forcenn dictatoirechta Césair ár sin, CCath. 210 .
foircionn do dhul for ollamhnacht an Dubhshúiligh ┐ Dun-
65laing `the ollavships of D. and D. were abolished' FM iii
412.15 . triath cen chenn cen ḟoirceann fair without beginn-
ing or end
Arch. iii 242 § 11 . maith tinscantar ┐ nad berar
co f. ¤ , Mon. Tall. § 90 . slechdain hi forciund cech sailm § 5 .
i forciunn a aíssi, Trip. 38.15 (407) . arnach ndermanadar
70Dia hi forcenn that God should not forget him unto the end
(ref. to usque quo, Domine oblivisceris me in finem ?) Ml
32d5 (constr. prob. influenced by the Lat.). a furcinn in
comhluind ZCP vi 280.12 . no go roichidh forcinn a thurais,
Fl. Earls 156.34 . go foircheann na talmhan, Isa. xlviii 20 .
75 A term, limit: is mithich forchenn furi (ref. to indignationis
lempus inculcat expletum) Ml 118d6 . do dhuthaig duit co
gairit, ar P. Forchenn air ..., ar in t-óclách give it a definite
term
Acall. 481 . co rusbāid hí cen forceann YBL 447b48
(`drowned her finally' Met. Dinds. iii 36z , but tre foirtheann
80 v.l. perhaps better reading).
Cf. (dialt :) is fotha ndeich, ┐ is ass forberat co forcend
mbrechta i mbiat ocht ndiailt, Corm. Y 447 .
(b) in sense of airchend, what is in store (for), what is
destined: is foirceann gu tora dilind BB 22a25 . adbērat
85frit inni ata i forcend duid 496b14 . Cf. asbert iarom S.
friss ... aní aridboí dia forciund LU 10347 = dia forcenn
ZCP iii 255 . Cf. a Meic Dé ... a f. ¤ in domain! Ir. Lit. 80 .

for-cenna v ā rel. forchenna Ml 118d6 . -foircnea 102a15 .
subj. pres. 3 s. forcenna 132c11 . -foircnea Wb 20b13 . fut.
3 s. -foircnibea Ml 69b9 . perf. 3 s. fodarorcenn Wb 11a27 .
5 3 pl. forruchénsat Ml 100d9 . Pass. pres. s. -foircnithaer
Sg 6b28 . pl. forcennatar Ml 48a15 . -foircniter Sg 162b1 .
fut. pl. forceinfiter Ml 56c19 . sec. fut. pl. forceinnfitis
Sg 6a6 . perf. s. forrumchennad Ml 127c10 . pl. nirrufoirc-
neda 94c18 . Vn. forcenn (forcan), q.v.
10 Puts an end to; brings to an end, finishes; in pass. comes
to an end, is finished ; gl. consummare Ml 48a15 , absumere
94c18 , exterminare 56c19 . In Ml 69b9 : ni foircnibea, gl.
non cum moritur accipiet omnia (on Ps. xlviii 18 ), the gl.
seems intended for the general sense = he will not fully use
15up. ? is ann forcentai a n-ās reached their full growth [?]
Mon. Tall. § 68 (an obscure passage). inna huile sluagu
fororceansat [fororcansatar v.l.] a sentaid hi firinni, Otia
ii 95 = Ir. Lit. 34 . is oín hua tinscanat ni oín hi foircniter
(= they do not end in the same letter) Sg 162b1 . lasaní forcen-
20tar o litrib sidi when they end in its letters 114a5 . fororcennta
a ṁbríga `their powers have been ended' (of Herod and Pilate)
Fél. Prol. 87 (fororcnait, forḟorcennta, etc., v.l.). Carries
out, completes: math forcenda [ = ma forcenna] a thoil
(= si libidinem expleverit) Ériu vii 146 § 35 . Rarely intrans. :
25 cf. sechis forchenna ón (gl. tempus inculcat expletum) Ml
118d6 . is i ndialt forcenda duan, i n-iarcomrac ... forcenda
casbairdne IT iii 11 § 15 . i recomrac forcennat sadcuibdiusa
dechnada cumaisc 9.7 . tamh muintire Parrtholóin dosfor-
bairt dia luain ... ┐ forcennsat gus an domnach CS 8.9
30(= they had all perished by Sunday ?). Cf. ... atbathatar noi
mile don tam sin cosin Luan n-aile, ITS xxxix 20 (LG).

-forcennach (forcenn) adj o-ā nem- limitless: isan ocian mór
nemfoircendach RC ix 462.12 , see nem-. cf. foircnedach.

forcetal (-cital) n o,n. later m. (vn. of for-cain). n s. for-
35cetal Wb 12c40 . With art.: a forcital Wb 3b23 . a s. trissa
forcital Ml 64c6 . g p. inna forcital 47d11 . (a) teaching,
instructing, admonishing: gl. institutio, admonitio, eruditio.
foircedal (gl. dogma) Ir. Gl. 837 . foirceadal .i. teagasg,
O'Cl. With obj. gen. of pers.: f. ¤ neich iarna baithius Wb
40 12c40 . forcetul cech duine ... dogní Dia God teaches every
one
PH 1749 . is ed dlegar don aos gaoth ... forcedal fann
trēn ZCP vii 298.3 . With gen. of thing taught: oc forcetul
recto Dée, Camb. Hom. 38a ( Thes. ii 247 ). contuaset fri
forcetol bréthre Dé LU 2164 ( FA 23 = fri precept LB).
45 anmchara ac f. ¤ scel, Arch. iii 223.22 = ag foircheadal scéal
`to expound the gospels' Keat. ii 5356 . Absol. instruction,
precept, doctrine: is moíth a forcital Wb 19c1 . inna f. ¤
(gl. institutionum) Sg 9a5 . a dula ... dar m'thimna, darm'
f. ¤ SR 1396 . dia ngaba mh'ḟorcetul-sa if you follow my
50advice
Anecd. iii 74 . sóifid cách a dán i saíbforcital RC
xxvi 42 § 223 . a saebforcetul (i.e. of the druids) MR 166.21 .
cf. co fáthaib fiss fri forcital fēthamail `zur friedlichen
Belehrung
' ZCP xi 82.24 (E. J. Gwynn suggests that f. ¤ here
means `deliverance of poetry', Hermathena 1922 p. 91 ff ).
55 techt do Roim ... fri foglaim n-ecnai ... ┐ forcetail, Trip.²
242 . indeall foircheadoil, Ériu xiii 35.28 . na ríagla ┐ na
forcetla, Lism.L. 3961 . epistil ... co cāin domnaig ┐ co
forcetlaibh maithibh ailibh AU 886 . bláth óir ara fhoir-
cettlaibh BNnÉ 281z . Méd an dígbáeidh an forceadal ┐ do-
60níthear méd an dígbúidh (i.e. the orthodox form ... , the form
also in use
) IGT III § 64 .
(b) exceptionally learning, studying: luid Cu Culaind
do forceatal gaiscid la Scathaig, Ériu i 114.3 (cf. luid do
foglaim gaiscid ... la Scáthaig LU 4835 ). Cf. ga cédfhoir-
65ceadal dleaghur do neoch do dhénamh? the first thing one
should learn
IGT, Introd. § 3 .

forceth n part of head (?) : ata cend Chon ... i n-ochtor
Temra | uaigthe iarom a f. ¤ d'airsciu Cairpri LL 121b51 .

1 forcetlaid (forcitlaid) n i a teacher, instructor: forcitlid
70geinte (gl. magister gentium) Wb 29d26 . g s. índ forcitlada
Ml 30d12 . n p. forcitlidi Wb 9a12 . g p. forcitlaide 31d17 .
Cf. forcitlidi (gl. eruditoria [supplicia] Ml 111c7 . Pol
apstal ... is e f. ¤ na ṅgénti PH 1650 . na forcetlaide eolcha
6816 . ina uile forcetlaige [-laidhe v.l.] forbthe, Ir. Lit.
75 34.19 . forcetlaidi do chor do procept do Saxanaib, Anecd.
iii 71.22 . cf. bind forcetlada leigis Colum LU 663 ( ACC 27 ). As technical term, the third in rank of the seven
grades of teachers in an Irish monastic school: caecdach,
descebul, foglaindtig, staraighi ... forcetlaid, sai canoine,
primsai BB 296b7 = ZCP v 499 § 1 . in forcedlaid .i. comṡairi
80do risin oirig forgaill is tairi, Laws v 102.12 Comm. = In
forcellaigh: comdire risin airig , etc., H 3.18, 178b .

2 forcetlaid v ā (forcetal) teaches, instructs: 3 s. imperf.
nos-forcedlad ... cach loéi in popul PH 319 .

forcetlaidecht n ā,f. office or function of a teacher: g s. mo
85 forcitlaidechtae se (gl. magisterii mei) Ml 17d2 .

forcetlóir n i a teacher: sacart ┐ deochain ┐ foircetloir YBL
147a33 . d p. fomamaigti da bar forcetlorachaib-si PH
2798 = foircedlaibsi YBL 144a39 .