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45 forcsi n (farc-, foirc-, fairc-, O.Ir. prob. -siu ; no occurrence
in Glosses, cf. faircsiu MR 24.10 below). f. (vn. of for-aicci)
g s. forcsen, BCrólige 65 (but see below). forcsi LU 5404 .
d s. oc forcsin 7004 . Later also n s. faircsin, g s. faircsena
BDD 65 Eg. faircsi (g s. ¤ , n p. ¤ , ¤ dha) IGT, Decl. § 3 .
50 fairgsin, fairgsi (= faigsin) III § 4 .
(a) surveying, overlooking, beholding (often from a vantage-
point or post of observation): dond aes bátar oc forcsin
o na longaib LU 7004 ( BDD 65 = aes na deiccsin Y). co
tanicc ... do ḟaircsi in oenaig IT i 128.16 . táeit nech d'
55ḟarcsin maigi Mide da ḟiss in tecat U. ind TBC 5018 . rogab
ic forcsi ┐ ic fordescain in tíri, CCath. 3423 . ag midhemain
┐ ag fairgsin na ceatharairde, Leb. Gab. i 242 . luid ... d'
[ḟ]arcsin Elena isin cnoccdindgna LL 231a28 ( TTr. 1027 ).
gin faircsi neich do neoch dia denumh no one seeing anyone
60doing it
Marco P. 52 . With FOR: ag faircsin for nellaib
aeoir MR 76.20 . fer forcsi spy, scout LU 5404 (cf. fear
fairgsi IGT, Verbs § 4 ). fer fairgsena LL 235b5 ( TTr. 1368 ).
buaid farcsena TBC 663 . lucht a faircsena those who saw it
Fl. Earls 120.22 . edh fairccsiona range of vision FM vi
652092.6 . dar fuinneógaib ... faircsena (i.e. eyes) MR 270.12 .
cona clodmailgib ... ic folach ... faircsena na feinned
`obscuring their vision' 180.12 . sliabh na Fairgsiona, Ériu
viii 135.25 . Faculty of overlooking (?): eirg, ... do dhéch-
sain na fledhi ... ár at maith do thaidhbhriudh ┐ tḟaircsiu
70for nách ní atcífithea MR 24.10 .
In Laws, of witnessing or being passive spectator of some
occurrence or action, involving in some cases legal liability :
slán fairgse mbrogaid mbruidrechta ... (.i. slanti aithgena
a feoir ... on ti bis ac firdechsin) Laws iv 48.12 , 16 (of looking on
75at illegal grazing). saer fairgse (an eye-witness having
`saer' status) v 442.20 . gell foircsen ... issed gell forccsen
... bis i llaim neich bessa set co brith no deroscc, Laws
v 376 , see ZCP xvi 409 n. 2 .
(b) examining, inspecting: cis forcsen fola ? `what belongs
80to the surveying of a wound
?' BCrólige 65 (but Thurn.
suggests that forcsin (n p.) may be the true reading here,
ZCP xx 372 ; for cis with n p. see also Bergin Ériu xiv,
140 ff ).
(c) aspect, appearance: faircsi tri folt fair the appearance
85of three kinds of hair
LU 6541 = TBC² 2563 . foircsi gruamdh-
achta foruib do gres, Lism.L. 4463 . linnti ... co faircsi
neamglaini ... forro, CCath. 964 . mesu isí fein inas a forcsi
she herself was worse than her looks 4035 . ha hadbul ... f. ¤
┐ frithaileam na ndrong sin for muigib mac nI., Alex. 473 .
re forgrain a faircsena with horror at the sight of them, MR
5 180.16 . ba haoibhinn ... faircsin chathrach R. don fforadh-
chnoc, Fl. Earls 26.24 .
(d) geall forcsean uinge = a pledge equivalent to an ounce
acc. to Thurn., ZCP xvi 409 . See for-aicci (II).

forcuad: x see for-fen-.

10 ? forcuingabad: x see for-cumaing.

for-cuirethar v (a) casts upon, throws upon: cf. in fer forda
corsatar (-goirsetar v.l.) Hy v 66 , gl. by: forrochuirsetar
(`on whom they cast them' i.e. weapons, Thes. ii 343 ; but
possibly refl.).
15(b) overthrows, overpowers: forrolaid in gaeth sin ... a
puplu BB 496a36 ( IT ii2 101 ; this may be for fo-rálaig,
cf. fo-álgi). Esp. forces, violates: forcorastar a [fiair] tria
meisce, Rawl. 143b9 . gabais laim ingine F. ... ┐ fordos-
carastar 131b24 (possibly there is a confusion with doscara
20here; cf. gabais A. a láim ┐ dostascar LU 1654 ).
fordorolái Ailill, Anecd. i 51 § 8 . Pass. pres. ben forcurt[h]ar ,
Laws v 272.5 . pret. ba i ndithruib forcorad , Caratnia 39 .
(c) lays hands on, appropriates (?): la Patraic in chell.
fordosrala muinter Choluim Chille, Trip.² 1089 ( Trip. 96 ) =
25 contenderunt eum ib. Trip.² p. 59n . ( Arm. 11v6 ).
vn. forcor, q.v.

forcuitbid n i a jester, zany: g p. triar forchuitbidi LU 7825
( BDD 138 ; forcuitbidi D, fer cuitbidi Y).

for-cumaing v pres. 3 s. forcumaing LB 209b1 . forcumaic,
30 Corm. Y 736 . imperf. 3 s. forcumcad, Death-tales 12 § 1 .
past subj. 3 s. forcuimsed Wb 4d8 . 3 pl. farcuimsitis Sg
148a5 . farcumisitis Pcr 61a2 ( Thes. ii 228 ). pret. 3 s.
forcomnacair Ml 131c14 . forcomnacuir 16c5 . forcomnucuir
Wb 22b8 (bis). rel. forchomnacuir Ml 16c5 . 3 pl. forcom-
35nactar Ml 51d13 , 97a5 . In later MSS. the vowel of
-com- here is diphthongised (cf. O.Ir. -coimnacuir from
con-icc, Thurn. Gr. § 688 ): 2 sg. forcoemnacar SR 1544 .
3 s. forcoemnacair LU 1223 . forcáemnacair 2044 . for-
coimnacuir, O Mulc. 320 . 3 pl. forcaomhsat BNnÉ 295 § 20
40is a spurious form. Part. forcmachtae q.v.
(a) is made, created, done, brought about; happens, comes
into being , used like Lat. fieri; esp. common in pret. is
ben forchomnucuir do fortacht viri (= creata est) Wb 11c15 .
as hon choimdid forcomnacair a mbrith som isin doiri
45 Ml 131c14 . forcomnactar inna dūli iarna epirt do Dia
`biat' 51d13 . duine ... .i. o thalmain, is de forcoimnacuir,
O'Mulc. 320 . iasc .i. ... is don uisciu forcumaic, Corm. Y
736 . aprisci in adbhuir dia n-ar-forcoimnacair `whereof
we have been made
' Ériu ii 122 § 62 . cid mor do locht ...
50is dom chorp forcoemnacar from my own body art thou
SR 1544 . nach sgēl n-airdirc forcumcad ann, Deathtales
12 § 1 . is eiside (sc. the Táin foray) ... forcaemnacair la
Meidb ┐ Ailill ┐ fri hUltu, Arch. iii 4.11 . forcaemnacair int
ainm don fogur (= nomen de sono factum est) Auraic. 1700 .
55Passing into sense happens, occurs, takes place: tairche-
chuin resíu forcuimsed before it came to pass Wb 4d8 . for-
comnacair buith a maicc som hi Róim it happened that his
son was in Rome
Sg 148a5 . feib rotharṅgair ... [is] samlaid
forcoemnacair SR 3288 . fó n-innas cétna dano amal for-
60cóemnacair do Loegaire as it had happened to L. LU 9081
( FB 83 ). ro iarfaig F. dé imtechta hÉrenn .i. a ní forcoem-
nacair inti LU 1223 ( Im. Brain ii 286 ). ba cáid ... a lása
ar na hulib mirbuilib ... forcoemnacair and, Ériu ii 196z .
is trocaire Dé forcaemnacair (.i. tarla) ar n-ocomul that our
65meeting has come to pass
Trip.² 230 - 231 ( Arch. iii 10 ).
adfētsat ... amoil forcaomnagair dōip, Fl. Earls 134.29 .
With ellipse, happens to be (in a place, etc.): gus an ccoileadh
[ = ccoillidh] ... forcaomhnacair for a ccind FM vi 1900.9 =
gusan ccaillid ... tecomhnagair, etc., Hugh Roe 16.4 (f. 4b) .
70 forcaomhnagoir tra delb ... Muire ... forsan altōir, Fl.
Earls 60.20 . forcaemnacair .i. räncadur, Lec. Gl. 18 , Stowe
Gl. 392 , prob. refers to an ex. of above meaning.
Cf. do oigred ... forcumaing in cristall do denum, Alex.
583 .
75(b) exceptionally trans. creates, makes: i ndomnach
forcóemnacair Dia in sássad nemda do maccaib I. .i. in
maind (docaemnac-, adcoemnaccair v.l.), Ériu ii 198.12
( LB 203b3 ).
(c) is able (used through false archaism for con-icc) :
80 ní bhaoi nach nderbhiris leó ... forcuimgeth [sic leg.] a
ttóirithin who could help them Hugh Roe 268.3 (f. 71a) .
ní forcaomhsat ní dó they could do him no harm BNnÉ
295 § 20 .
Here probably: ciped hé cruth forcuingabad [leg. for-
85cumgebad?] sōn nodgebad however it would be brought
about
(or: however he could do it) she should have it Fianaig.
6.20 .