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forlés n o,n. (lés) a roof-window, the circular opening in the
roof of an early Irish dwelling: teach ... cen dorus n-ann
85... acht seinister ┐ forleas nama BDD 6 . co ndercachai
forsin forless ib. cf. gu facca in fer ar inn [ḟ]orles chuigi,
Ériu v 72.19 (`over the outer wall' O'Curry M. and C. ii
329 ). sé senistri déc ... & comlae humae ar cech n-aí. cuing
umai darsa f. ¤ LL 248b48 ( TBFr. § 7 ). foceird si [ubull
órda] dar f. ¤ in tige LL 229a18 ( TTr. 879 ). co ndocorustar
5lán na sluaisti ... dond úir for f. ¤ an tige proindi condarainic
a chuid a miaschuad gach manaig cast a shovelful ... of the
clay through the roof-light of the refectory so that its share
of it reached every monk's dish
Fél. 94.10 = BNnÉ 301 . tech
Laegaire ... .ix. cubaid a forless YBL 140b12 . Later in
10wider sense : forles ` sky-light' (of a palace) Marco P. § 147 .
fenestri ┐ forlesa fri diubhragadh loop-holes Hugh Roe
162.24 (f. 43b) . for fenestribh ┐ for forlésaibh an caisteoil
FM vi 1982.5 .

forlethan adj o-ā I Broad above: agad ḟochoel ḟ. ¤ (i.e. oval)
15 LU 4514 (cf. aghaidh ... forleathan .i. ... ard uaisti, O'Dav.
186 ). LU 7078 ( BDD 75 ). co n-aghaid fochael forlethain LL
250a43 ( TBFr. § 17 ). Of horses : da ech ... fosenga forlethna
LU 8593 ( FB 45 ).
II Wide, extensive: robo ... f. ¤ a flait[h]ius ┐ a forlamhas,
20 CCath. 4832 . flaitheas foirleathan, TSh. 5473 . tedm ...
ar fut Erenn uli co f. ¤ , Ann. Conn. 1327 § 5 . do shil Adaim
co f. ¤ far and wide, at large PH 3079 . ba f. ¤ forro in uair sin
they were in loose array (of soldiers) Marco P. 59 . trácht
foirleathan an extensive treatise TSh. 3942 . riaghail fór-
25lethon `regula generalis' Reg. San. col. xxv . Wide in scope ;
undefined: rádh foirleathan deimhnightheach a general
affirmative statement
TSh. 3193 . Cf. atait .i. sunt ... a bunad
forleathan ; totus a bunad ruidleasa, Auraic. 314 . tré
fhaisnéis fhoirleithin 3213 . gurab mian linn go foirleathan
30labhairt orra to speak at length Keat. ii 6370 . go bhfuil an
reacht go foirleathan arna chraobhsgaoileadh, TSh. 3488 .
Compar. as foirleithiu [in Gaedelg] quam gach Berla more
comprehensive
Auraic. 6 . ata nías forleithne isin leabhar
Gabhála more at length MS Mat. 573.3 (D. Mac Fir bisigh).
35 Superl. tir is forleithi ferunn BB 487b8 . is e bescna as
uaisli ┐ is forlethi ... most general 336a17 ( Laws v 12 Comm. ).

forlethe n width, extent, expansiveness: forleithi na deiṡeirce
(gl. latitudinem caritatis) Rawl. 70a18 . dia fairsingi ┐ dia
forlethi BB 488a marg. inf. re dlús ┐ re forleth[i] rocingset
40(of cavalry) CCath. 1276 . ar a forleithi seach gach mbeascna
` comprehensiveness ' (of the Bérla Féni) Auraic. 26 . ar
... a forleithiu 32 (of in Gaedelg).
See forlethne.

forlethet n extent, wide expanse: i mmag n-aesa .i. i forlethet
45áisi thegim LL 187b27 = Rawl. 109a42 (f. ¤ na haessi).

forlethne n iā,f. later form of forlethe : as loch ... me ar
forleithni, Leb. Gab. i 264 n. 6 . re forlethni ro ḟās formna
... cacha bruighe MR 100z . foirleithne `an enlarging '
Ezek. xli 7 .

50 forlethnugad n m. expanding, enlarging: ag foirleath-
nughadh a bhflaithis, Keat. i 16 .

forlimm : x see forlaimm.

forlín n i,m. a superior force (cf. forlann), a great number,
a great force (esp. of soldiery) : foirlíon .i. iomad, O'Cl.
55 ro imred f. ¤ fer ... for Domnall LL 258a10 ( TFerbe 674 ).
ro laset f. ¤ na ndiaigh co rongonsat, Todd Nenn. 241 n .
an tan tug L. ... forlíon d'Fomhoiribh i nErinn FM i 58 .
In adverbial use : an forlíon slóigh do riachtattar vi 2254.19 .
ruccsat Fir Manach foirlion forra in great numbers iii 152f

60 for-lína v ā (a) fulfils: do-athbongatar no forlinaiter (on
conditions of a bargain), Bürgsch. 29 § 78 . fills completely.
gur forlíonsatt a clúasa BNnÉ 324 § 38 (of noises). ro
forlínaid [na longa] do gléire gasraidh, CCath. 1920 . ro
foirlín in esbaidh made good O'Gr. Cat. 96.28 ( Eg. 88, f. 29 ).
65(b) intrans. becomes numerous, multiplies: bí síolmhar
┐ foirlíon, Gen. xxxv 11 .

forlínad n u,m. filling up, completing: f. ¤ forbfais, Cóic Conara
19 § 11 = ZCP xix 170 . Concrete an addition, complement :
pl. foirlíonta, 1 Kings vii 29 . g s. ag taoibh gach foirlíonta
70 ib. 30 .

for-ling v (ling- `leap'). Subj. pres. 2 s. ni indle ech nemhidh,
... ní ḟorlais , Ériu xiii 27.27 (ni forlis .i. lingi fair dia imrim,
O'Dav. 1167 ). Ind. perf. 3 s. ? forróeblangair, Met. Dinds.
iv 40.24 (foreblongair ; forleblangair v.l.). forreblangair
75 ZCP viii 104y . cf. forlengair ib. x , forerlangair 105.1 .
Pass. pres. s. forlengar, O'Dav. 941 = Ériu xiii 54 . Vn.
forlaim(m), q.v.
Leaps on or over, trans., later intrans. (apparently the
lit. meaning, but many of the applications are obscure).
80 forling in cloich ... ┐ saltrais fuirri ZCP xiii 372.10 (= xx
219 , Baile in Scáil). tanic-sium romi d'innaigid inn inbir
... et ní hed barroeblangair do-som itir ón acht ra lingestar
saebléim isin mBoind (the form is artificial and seems
rather to be meant as a part of fo-loing, q.v.) CRR 25
85( LL 175a ). suail nach farroeblaṅgatar in bruiden irra-
batar díb (= they nearly jumped out of the hostel ?) CRR 15
( LL 173b ). forling a gaisced dia cobair `leapt on to his
armour
' (?) BDD 57 ( LU 6945 ) = gabais, St. forróebling
a gaisced forsind aurdrochut LU 1441 ( MU² 911 . Possibly
gaisced was originally the subj., see note in BDD2). for-
5ling C. corraba for bil in scēith IT ii 184.254 . forlengait
isin nglinn anair ┐ anniar ib. 263 . forlengat ... dar brainibh
na roth TBC 5616 St.
Assaults: Tlachtga ... for-da-roeblengatar tri meic
Simoin ravished Dinds. 110 = fordosreibleangadar, Edinb. 73
10( SG ii 466.40 ).
Legal term: fer forling etechta .i. aidbres in set im
araile makes undue claims (?) O'C. 1990 ( H 4. 22 p. 25 ).
ni haidbriugh for fot forlengar for dilsi, Ériu xiii 54 =
O'Dav. 941 .
15 Cf. bo forling a loeg a seitche .i. charus laegh bo eile a
n-aenbuailidh, H 3.18, 430a1 ( O'C. 1014 ) = bo forlingar
laog ... O'C. 2140 ( Eg. 88, 1b2 ).