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? forgarmain n f. (cf. garmain) a weaver's beam: luaithidir
85lochaid iar f. ¤ , Corm.Y 1059 s.v. prull = forgamuin, Bodl.
forgharmanghnūis odharchaillighe ITS v 134.22 , is doubtful
as to form and meaning.

forgarthid: x see forng-.

forgell, forgal(l) n (For the phonetically regular forgal
5which is not uncommon see Bergin, Palat. § 30 ). o,n. later
m. (vn. of for-gella) n a s. (with art.) a forcell Wb 25d21 .
Ml 42c1 . a forcal 42d4 . cain-forgall (: ordan) Hy i 50 .
Cf. forcoll LU 8479 ( FB 33 ). forgal (ordan) SR 7051 . forg-
gal (: orddan) 7003 . g s. ind forcill Wb 28b7 . forcaill Ml
10 46c24 . forgaill SR 4302 . d s. forgul (: ordun), Fél. Ep.
488 . Cf. forcell .i. for ciall .i. fri éc, O'Mulc. 584 , where,
despite the etymology given, -c- may = gg (unless the form
here belongs to fo-ciallathar) dia forciull-som, Mon. Tall.
§ 31 is a vb. according to note in Rule of T. p. 95 (but the
15true reading seems uncertain).
(a) bearing witness, testifying; testimony, attestation,
affirmation: gl. attestatio Ml 42c1 , d4 , testimonium Wb
16c4 . rún ind forcillsin no pridchimse 28b7 . foirghioll .i.
foillsiughadh, O'Cl. fis timnae nDae ┐ a forcaill Ml 46c24 .
20 cach fiadain a foirgell, Arch. iii 226 ( Aib. C. 10 ). foirgell
o fiadnaib, Laws v 366.12 . forgeall gufiadnaise (.i. in
gufiadnaise dfoirgell do) iv 52.26 . ni saig naidm fecheman
cin fiadna dia forgell without witnesses to attest it H 3.17,
550.4 ( ZCP xviii 402 ). tuitfit ina forgolld `in witness of
25it
' Fianaig. 82.7 . oc forcell esergi Crist PH 3676 . Often
in introducing a corroborative: conid da forcell sin atbeir
in fāid, Lism. L. 691 . da orgeall sin part of the corroboration
of that
Cog. 180.25 . conad do forgell na ngnim so ro chan
in senchaid RC xxiv 184 § 17 . conidh da foirgell sin ... do
30chan in file BNnÉ 223 § 120 . Cf. síl Ṡolman ... cen forgal
... cen ordan SR 7051 . is guforcell doberam do Dia false
testimony of God
Wb 13b15 . ni thēiss hi [cu v.l.] forgull
fri nech, Arch. iii 312 § 6 = ni thois i forgiull for n. LB 261a8 .
ri fors tardad guforgall SR 7752 . cf. Susannam ... iarsind
35ḟorgul fuirri, Fél. Ep. 488 . ri rosáer Susannam ... don
guforgull SR 7359 . Hence prob. forghal ┐ forghall .i. brég,
O'Cl. airlama forgill glib in asseveration (of women) Tec.
Corm. § 16.27 .
(b) in wider sense a statement, pronouncement, esp. an
40authoritative one, passing into sense of command, authority:
forcgel nĒl, Rawl. 116b50 ( Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 31 § 53 , `ein
Zeugnis Gottes
'). ri roraidi friu ... forgal febda firinne
SR 7706 . la forggal Fiadat 7568 . ba lór forggal os cach
maig (of Solomon) 7003 . fri frecru forgal fírdrong 7026 .
45 forgal fírian (chev.) 2678 . rótbiat limm anige in tslúaig
... fom forgal fēin 5848 . testimony; accusation: F. mac G.
... do mharbhadh ... ar forgall mhec R. `at the instigation
of
' FM iv 928.16 . Tadg ... do ghabháil le C. ar forgall
Fhédhlim ALC i 358.6 = Ann. Conn. 1242 § 10 (= furail
50 AU ii 302.5 , forchongra FM iii 304.23 ). Mag C. do marbadh
do S. tre forgoll in Iarla AU ii 378.14 (= forgall, Ann. Conn.
1292 § 5 ). tria forgall Aeda, Ann. Conn. 1350 § 7 ). Ros I.
nír tréicc A. ... ar impidhe na ar fhorgall, BNnÉ 260.10 .
The form forgall seems to have been appropriated for this
55use and perhaps had become differentiated from forgell.
Aire forgill a landed proprietor next in rank to a `ri':
aire forggaill cid ara n-eperr? Ar is hé fortgella for na
gráda doruirmisem, Críth G. 417 ( Laws iv 326 ) `testifies
to [the character of] the grades
'; `makes affirmation above
60the grades'
Mac Neill, Law of Status 29 (see Críth G. p. 72 ,
B. Crólige p. 70 § 46 ). aire forgill, Críth G. 11 ( Laws iv
298 ). a. forggaill LL 29b22 . Called also: fer forgaill ZCP
v 499 § 5 .

for-gella v ā Pres. 1 s. forgellim Sg 21b12 . fortgillim Wb
65 4b27 . 3 s. -fuirgle, -foirgla, Bürgsch. 21 § 62 . 3 pl. fort-
gellat Ml 23c15 . past subj. 3 s. faridgellad 131d12 (for
the infixes in these see Thurn. Gr. § 423 ). Perf. 3 s. for-
rugéll Ml 97a12 . 1 pl. forrogelsam ni Wb 25d20 . Vn.
forgell (forcell). 3 s. perf. fotroirgell SR 3385 , Corm. Y
70 756 , is due to false analysis; cf. fortroirgeall, Ériu xiii
30.10 - 11 (see Thurn., Gr. § 529 ). for-ar-forgaillset PH
3305 . seems reduplication of preverb. In Mid. Ir. commonly
treated as simple vb., stem forgl-, foirgl-: pres. 1 s. forglim
LU 10271 , pl. nodforglem LL 164a15 ; perf. 3 s. rosforgaill
75 45b4 ; roforglestar, Cog. 180.21 .
(a) gives superior testimony; testifies, attests, passing
into sense avers, affirms: gl. contestare Ml 97a12 . perhibere
Sg 21b12 . foirglidís .i. do mhionnaighdís, O'Cl. a forcell
forrogelsamni dúib di laithiu brátho Wb 25d20 . nimthog-
80aitha mo chocubus ar is in spirut noíb fortgillim (gl. testi-
monium mihi perhibente conscientia mea in spiritu sancto)
4b27 . ni fuirgle nech ... ni nād āirithe (.i. nocha forglithi
do neoch ... in ni nach deimin lais), Laws i 84.11 (22) =
H 3.17, 401 (forgle). nach inraic nach fiadnaisi nad fuirgle
85fir for naimde na [c]airde, Bürgsch. p. 21 § 62 . nach inraic
nach fiadnaise nad foirgla ib. ni forgli ní nat accai thou
shalt not attest what thou hast not seen
Ériu ii 227.24 . ni
rig tuath nand[ḟ]orgella tri rig do rigaib tuaithi who does
not oversway three local kings
Laws v 50.12 Comm. [aire]
5forgill fortgella for gradha `whose testimony is superior to'
BCrólige § 46 . in scriptúir ... forgles in gním n-uasal PH
3673 . ro forgellsat fiad cach thur: is fír forstā Lucifur
SR 1839 . foircclit an lucht as eolach co fuil ..., Cog. 90.27 .
Common in adducing confirmatory evidence: amal fort-
10gella sin in fáith co n-epert ... PH 4007 . amal fortgella in
scriptúir ..., co n-apair ... 4054 . amar fhorglit na faibli
guacha, TTebe 785 . In cheville: foirglim feacht BNnÉ
254 § 211 . With petrified infixed 3 s. pron. ( Thurn. Gr.
§ 423 ): fortgellat a gnimai ... nad ndergini som a n-uile
15sin his deeds attest Ml 23c15 . fortgellam cech ndūis ... ar
n-idain we pledge every treasure that we are innocent SR
3581 . tri mairb fortgellat for biu three dead [inanimate]
that bear witness against the live Triads 138 . fortgillim,
Fél. Ep. 145, 167 . Declares (an intention, etc.), vows:
20 forrogellsat ... no ragtais i tír nEgept SR 6774 . fotroirgell
... nā gēbad ... ētach nā hōr 3385 . roforgill Niall nā gēbhadh
... acht bás Eachdach ind ZCP xiv 214.3 . fotroirgell
[Patraic] a briathar nā bad ..., Corm. Y 756 = roforgell nā
bud, Thr. Ir. Gl. 25 .
25(b) With pers. obj. calls to witness, invokes: intan fort-
gella in ri | in ri aile nat aicci (i.e. prays to God), Ériu v
240 . Pátric fortgella cech rí `whom every king invokes'
Met. Dinds. iv 158 ; quoted by O'Cl. s.v. foirtghealla, with
gl. .i. do ní fiadhnaisi ar gach rígh. fortgellaimm Dia ┐
30Barre, Aisl. MC 27.4 .
(c) with FOR of pers., enjoins, commands: co forcled for
cách a n-adrad PH 968 . ro forcaill forro diciunn a saeirsi
... do chaithim fris, Marco P. 17 .
See also forglide, -thi.