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

forcha (farcha) n f. (a) a beetle, mallet: tri beimeanna fair
da [f]archa a ceand (of planting a stake) Laws iv 112.13
5(= do farca, Rawl. 487, f. 65b ). g s. for teora lorggaib athich,
lorgg forcca lorgg ṡamtaighi, lorgg rammai Laws iv 334.17 . fer ...
na susti ┐ na forchae, Mon. Tall. § 16 . pl. farcha troma
iarnaidi, Lism.L. 3653 = farchadha BNnÉ 99 § 10 . forchadai
troma PH 8110 . co fharchaib ... iarnaidib 8310 . brisit
10farca fri forlonn YBL 315b2 . na forchai dia suaitea [in
chré], Auraic 147 = forchuda 2440 . Cf. forche is tairngeir,
H 3.18, 366a ( O'C. 781 ). Fig.: f. ¤ breth breth ollaman (i.e.
a clincher ?) ZCP iv 468 § 14 , cf. is fairchi (farchi, farcha
v.l.) breth briathar rig, Ériu ix 48 § 25 . rodalad cuirn ...
15for F., gurbo mesga medarchain é, gurbo faircha breath
gach briathar leis RC xxi 198 § 39 . farcha dluthaighthe
gach deghrechta (of a prince) ALC i 486.16 . Cf. farcha =
maul Prov. xxv 18 .
(b) a flash of lightning, a thunderbolt: farcha tendtidhe
20do nim rosmarb RC xvii 126 . tairlaiced fórchae tentide
dina nemdaib ina chenn ... conid desin attá Achad Forchai,
Trip.² 630 ( Trip. 60 ). iar na bem d'f. ¤ tenntighe FM 503 .
bás mhic L. ... do f. ¤ trom teinntighe ib. (all ref. to death of
Lughaidh s. o. Laoghaire). Here, perhaps: cōic adnaicthi
25... sloindfet fri ḟorcha fīre, Meyer's Selections from Early
Ir. Poetry p. 13 ( LB 106a52 ).

forchaíne n iā,f. graciousness: romaltsa ... hi costud for-
chaíni LU 10312 = i cossdud forcaine ZCP iii 236 § 26 .
? asbert-som (v.l. si) frissom ara forchaine (ar ferchaire, ar
30frichaine v.l.), ar na beth for a cinn she asked him of his
courtesy not to stand in her way
(?) 254 § 77 .

forchanad n m. (analogous vn. of for-cain) an admonition,
direction, prophecy: in f. ¤ sin tuc Cailte doib, Acall. 6345 .
na forchanta ┐ na fuighle rochan FM v 1612.26 . ro fíoradh
35forchanta na flatha úi Dh. vi 2324.17 .

1 forchar ? ind g s. doceir Cu Chulainn ... líntod forchair
ferda ṅglé | nir bo thuttim midlaige LL 121b44 (corrupt ?).

2 forchar: x see 1 forcar.

forchas (forcas) adj o-ā curly, curly-haired: falt f. ¤ ... for a
40mulluch LU 9275 = 10233 . IT i 311.1 . tri hoclaich forcassa
(ḟorchasa H) TBC 5533 St. dá óclach forcasa 5479 St.

forche adj walled (?) : teach fichti f. ¤ ... cen dorus n-ann BDD 6
(force forcae, forcho v.l.). dobert ... muca M. i dtech fithe
forchai robai i faithchi in lis, Ériu xi 44 . Hardly a mis-
45writing of fortcha (fortche) as suggested ib. 64 . Stokes,
Gl. Ind. to BDD, suggests a corrupt spelling of forcthe,
but this word is not recorded in a suitable sense, and it is
unlikely that no text would have preserved it here. Cf.
W. gwarchae ?

50 forchengal n o,m. a tie, bond, fastening: folt ... i forchengul
LL 266a1 ( MU² 532 ). Ísu do lécun as a forcongal PH
2765 = ona forchenglaib YBL 143b36 . na fonnsadaib
forchengail `as fastening hoops', MR 112.14 .

for-cí v looks at; watches: 3 s. impf. ind. fordas-cid ... hic
55tabairt usci watched her while she fetched water RC xxv
35 § 10 (Rawl) = atas-ciid 28.3 (LL). Cf. fiadnaise indruic
foircis dliged, Laws iv 18.21 (with gl.: is fiadnaise indraic
aca fir[ḟ]echain cona[d] dligthech 20.26 ) = foraices d., H
3.17, 316 ( O'D. 414 ); foroicces d. H 3.18, 386a ( O'C. 850 ).
60 Pass. ipv. foircither .i. fírdechar, O'Dav. 881 .
Cf. ar-cí and forcsiu.

? forcind: ind meni gabaid ic f. ¤ co ferda ... i n-aigid na nGrec
BB 429b50 .

forcindiud n m. (< cinniud decision, or analogous formation
65from forcenn ?) end, issue, result: i f. ¤ in comraic sin daro-
chair S., TTebe 2829 .

forcipol, forcepol n m. only in phrase: i f. ¤ folded, pleated (?) :
generally of a cloak (shawl ?) : a brat hi forcepul immi
LU 10974 (= Im. Brain i 47 ). tri broit hi forcepul LU 7621
70( BDD 117 ). tri bruitt ... i forcipul (.i. i filliud) impu LL
266b13 ( MU² 606 ). broitt ... i forcipul co filliud impu LU
4489 . brat i forcebul im cach fer 5792 (= forcibul TBC²
1319 ). brat ... i forcipol immi LU 6294 . hi forcibal TBC²
3274 . bratt (etc.) ... i forcipul TBC 4347 , 4359 , 4370 = i filliud
75(etc.) St in all cases. gabaid a lummain ... i forcipul imme,
Aisl. MC 9.26 . breacbruit ... i forciupal (sic MS.; of attire
of Scottish mercenaries), Hugh Roe 72.4 (f. 19a) . da nathraigh
... for leimnigh ... a forcipul a bairr `out of the wrappings
of her crown
' CCath. 4122 (of a head-dress of twisted ser-
80pents). ro cengladh a cruadh-claidem ... for a cliu i for-
ciupul an cressa 5240 . i forcipul in cresa ... eter a uillinn
cli ┐ a taeb (of a sword worn from a crossbelt) 4686 . foir-
ciobal .i. foircdhiabal .i. tilleadh daingean, O'Cl. foirceabal
` power, strength ' P. O'C. (a misunderstanding of O'Cl. ?).

85 forcital, x -citlaid, etc.: see forcetal, -cetlaid, etc.

forcle n (far-, foir-, fair-) m. top-surface; a top, cover, lid
(in wide sense): tria tholl fil i ḟarcli na cómlad (of a casket)
LB 158a19 . comra ... co ḟarcle(?) ōir furri 159a60 . crocán
... ┐ faircli criad do cur ar a bél, O'Gr. Cat. 179.14 . faircle
comdaingen cloiche roboí ar in fi[d]chill ... ┐ faircli fuithe
5(of a stone slab), Acall. 7803 . rethid cosin carraic ... cora
laí in farcli uachtarach di LL 222b37 ( TTr. 407 ), of Hercules
raiding the cave of Cacus) = a forcli u. don carraig BB
416b19 . Of the patella or kneecap: faircle for glun, Auraic.
5008 . faircli ┐ esgat a lanomna in gluin 5035 (= almnae
10 1854 ). cusna farclib glun (gl. cum genuclis), Gild. Lor. 183 .
ḟaircledha a nglun, Dinds. 85 . de dislocatione genu ┐
rotuli .i. labrum anois don glun an tan ted asa inadh no don
ḟaircle YBL 349b30 . madh ē an faircli rachus as a inadh
ib. 37 . Cf. foircli fer for foirclibh fer TBC 5948 St (=
15 forcléithe ... forcleithe LL. forclethi ... forclethi TBC²
3550 . See forcléithe). (of Cú Chulainn in his frenzy :)
benais béim ... don charput uachtarach fora forcli LU
6460 = ḟorcli TBC 2609 (`mit dem oberen Kiefer auf dessen
Deckel
' Wi.).
20 Fig.: atá clār talman ... aníss, ┐ atá faircle ... na fir-
maiminti foraínd anuass ML² 1376 (= fairchle ML 102 ).
f. ¤ caille a plant name (?) : ba casmail fri forcli cailli nó
sian sléibi a gruaidh IT iii 186.13 = YBL 182a4 . Cf. cosmail
ri forcleithi cailli cetemuin, Aen. 1926 (see forcléithe).
25 ro dhienbhlosgustair an pūdar ... co ttarlaic an faircle
firleac [sic leg.] fionnaolta na feineistre ... don naoimhecclais
iar n-uachtar shot the lintel (?) ... up above the church (?)
(of an explosion in a monastery) Hugh Roe 288.27
(f. 76a) .