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forsaide n iā,f. constancy, firmness (Thurn., ZCP xviii 402 );
wisdom, discretion, experience (?); the notion of old age
seems present in some exx., cf. arsaid: a fis, a forus, a
forsaide, Ériu iv 162 § 24 . tria ḟostai, tria thoi, tria forsadi
5 ZCP xii 363.31 . cona ndeghindscib suadh ... a himat
forsaighe, Anecd. v 26 n. 21 . Fenius Farrsaid .i. ar med
robai fis na farrsaighi oga BB 252a27 . As attrib.: raith
forsaigi fine (.i. in trebuire tairismech biss don finechaire,
in bo-airi is fearr) a reliable (?) surety Laws v 340.19 ; 342.10
10(transl. `a surety who sues his tribe' as if = for-saig (see
Thurn. l.c., and Bürgsch. p. 53 ). sendliged forrsaide sine
sencuimne `an old right of remission, older than the memory
of the old
' (taking sine = siniu), Laws v. 450.4 (Thurneysen
questions this rendering, Bürgsch. p. 53 , but cf. his adden-
15dum, ZCP xviii 402 ). Cf. forrsaidhe .i. scaileadh ... is lais
na senaibh coiméd int sencusa ┐ a ḟorrsaidhe for cach,
Ériu xiii 71 (for gl. here cf. forsatu).

forsail : n in gramm. the mark of long quantity , denoted by
the letter s (sail) over a vowel: f. ¤ dano sail fair, air i[s]
20sail scribt[h]ar ig incosc na forbaide sin, ar is for fut bis f. ¤ ,
Auraic. 1562 , cf. 435 . in tan tra is f. ¤ foridmbi when it is
the mark of length that is on it
Bodl. Corm. s.v. lāith ( Y 811 ).
sail = `the letter s,' here stands for síniud ` lengthening '
(i[s] sīniud na haimsire do forni [sic leg.] sail, Auraic. 1565 ),
25see Thurneysen, ZCP xvii 298 .

? fórsáil n forcing: a p. chleachtus feidm is fórsála , Butler
Poems 2344 .

fórsálach adj o-ā forceful, ruthless: bíocunt ... f. ¤ , Butler
Poems 1912 .

30 forsantaid n i (cf. for-osna) one who lights or kindles: adant-
aidh .i. forsantaidh cainle, H 3.17, c. 655 ( O'Don. 922 ).
Cf. fursaintid.

forsatu dent., m. (vn. of for-sem-) pouring off or away;
in fig. sense: f. ¤ forlāin (.i. firthinns[atin a neich] bes fora
35lan isin chundrud), Cōic Conara 19 § 11 = forsaide forlan
29 § 13 . forsaide forṡlan (.i. a firfaisitin asindi bis for a
lan, etc.) ZCP xix 170 . cf. forsaide, last cit.

? forscach : n g s. in fiach fotbaig ┐ in fiach forscaich na
luachra `the fine for cutting rushes' Laws iii 148.8 ; cited
40by O'Don. Suppl. reading forscaith (leg. for scáth = ar s. ?).

for-scaíli v spreads, disperses, distributes. Pass. pret. ro
forscaíleadh biadh ┐ ro daileadh dig orro, Acall. 5316n .
(Lism. = ro scailed, Laud).

forscaílte adj io-iā (part. of for-scaíli) moṅga ... forscailti
45 loose, unconfined TBC 182 . ro gabsat [na sloig] a mbelgip
... in glenna ... co forscailti for fairsingiugud in loose array
CCath. 4844 . co ngabtais co forscailti ... for cach let[h]
(= radiated , of bars running from boss to rim of shield)
5322 . dogheibhit forsgáoilte hé iarna bharach for urlainn
50an dúin ... gan cengal, BNnÉ 4.2 (of one bound and im-
prisoned).

forscaíltech adj o-ā given to scattering or distributing: for-
scailtech raith LL 147a20 `prodigal of bounty Proc. RIA
iii3 548 § 17 ).

55 ? forscáithe adj io-iā allegorical, cryptic: scel feigh forsgaithi,
Anecd. ii 42.9 . anmanna forsgaithi (forscathaigti v.l.) na
gcathmile the allegorical names of the warriors 51z . Perhaps
properly forscathaigthe, gen. of vn. of forscáthaigid.

forscamon n a reef (?), cliff (?): conacatar ... indsi n-aird
60... ┐ f. ¤ immacuairt impi ` terraces (?)' RC ix 464.5 (Stokes,
ib. 465 n . cprs. Lat. scamnum `bank or ridge of earth')
= lotar do indsi forsm[b]atar eoin ... for a forscamnaib,
Anecd. i 53 § 21 .

forscath : x see forscach.

65 forscáthach adj o-ā shadowy, obscure: tre caburdorcha na
haidhchi forscáthaighi, CCath. 407 (= per obscuram ...
noctem, Phars. i 187 ).

forscáthaigid v g is scared, takes alarm (?): da filled no da
forscáthaighid in fer ... re cruad-gloim in chon YBL 307a15
70(= MR 200.6 : `should the man turn back or take fright')

forscáthaigthe adj io-iā shadowed forth, allegorical: Anecd.
ii 51 n. 29 (see forscáithe).

forscemel n (scemel) (a) a footstool (?): don forscemiul fil
fon rígṡuide LB 109b22 ( MacCarthy 42 ) = fo diuplaib ind
75ḟosscemeil SR 544 . Cf. amra in slog roscing uili | forscemul
ind rigsuide 546 , where Stokes took `for' as prep. (b) of
a shield rim (?): convex surface (?): airm imlúitis dar
rennaib ... ar forsceimlib sciath LL 239b2 ( TTr. 1676 ).
Cf. foscemel and scemel.

80 forscrath n stripping off the surface soil or turf (?): slan don
ti claides an mein ... acht na roib f. ¤ fuithi `provided there
is no stripping of the sward
' Laws iii 202.19 . Cf. mod.
scrath (` green sod, turf ' P.O'C. , etc.), scraith. But see
next.

85 forscrís n scraping or stripping away (surface soil or vegetation):
f. ¤ na luachra, O'Don. 1695 ( H 5.15, p. 31b ). Slan donti
tochlas in mein isa medonclais acht ma roib forsgris foithe,
H 3.18, 408 ( O'C. 937 ) = forscrath, Laws iii 202.19 . acht
na roibh forscris no forcraid ..., 23 P 3, 24b ( O'C. 1914 ).
masa forscris smacht forscris inn, 23 P 3, 25b ( O'C. 1931 ) =
5 O'C. 1734 ( 23 Q 6, 29a ).