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fortacht n ā,f. (cf. 1 techt), later also m. (vn. of for-tét)
a d s. fortacht Wb 11c15 , 14d17 , Ml 37b25 , 40b8 , etc., but
a s. fortachtain Ml 27a6 , 58d5 , 134b3 , SR 5728 . g s. fortachtae
60 Ml 51b14 , 53a23 , 87d8 , 92b11 ; t'ortachtae 108a1 , fortachta
93d4(6) ; fortachtan 35d1 , 61b10 , 86d2 . Later often furtacht
furtacht LB 5aw , 194b51 , etc. furtocht (: corp) BNnÉ
260.12 , 277.22 , 279.19 . furtacht fortacht (m., g s. n p.
-aicht, -achta) IGT, Decl. § 25 .
65 The act of aiding or succouring ; help, succour: furtacht
(gl. suffragium) Ir. Gl. 727 . Freq. with subj. gen. : cen
ḟ. ¤ ind anmma aili `without the aid of the other name' Sg 30a2 .
f. ¤ Dae lib Wb 32b1 . bied a f. ¤ linn 14c1 . la f. ¤ ar Fíadat Hy
iii 4 . nonda soirfea Dia ┐ dombera fortachtain doib Ml 27a6 .
70 in ti ara taburtar in fortacht no fo med na furtachta do
berur ann, H 3.17, 130 ( Laws ii 36 ). Dia na huile furtachda,
2 Cor. i 3 . tug sé furtachd mhór dhon lión do creid, Acts
xviii 27 . dosgní Dia ... furtacht forsin eclais PH 369 .
isin f. ¤ dorinnis, H 3.17, c. 444 ( O'D. 578 ). a aingiul for-
75tachtan guardian angel Trip. 28.2 (253) . With obj. gen. :
fortacht firinne (of a hero) LL 47a8 ( RC xxix 211 ). i for-
tachtain a ngnímae, Ériu iii 102.6 . tancabair dom thúas-
lugud ┐ dom f. ¤ LU 2329 . d[ḟ]urtacht na Muman ar an Iarla
RC xviii 289.27 . a fhurtacht óna teintib SG 5.30 . do
80lógh m'ḟortachta óm imṡníomh TD 15.39 . dei fortochta
Tiabanda tutelary god of the Thebans TTebe 3700 . d'furt-
acht cach anforlaind to relieve MR 166.4 . ag furtachd
gach áoin, 1 Thess. ii 11 . do chabhair ┐ d'ḟurtacht anmann
... = `to succour and relieve the ... soules' RSCl. 81a . With
85 DO : ... nobiad ic f. ¤ dam LL 229a41 ( TTr. 892 ). With
FOR (AR) : doticedh loingius ... d'furtacht fuirri to help
(the city) Marco P. 131 . furtacht a[i]r ó phéinn an bháis,
Oss. vi 14.12 . With defining gen. : f. ¤ baic `use of a hook'
Laws v 486.17 . d'[ḟ]ortacht uisqui oraind to help us to
find water
TTebe 1772 . pl. na fortachta (gl. advocamina)
5 Goid.² p. 64.1 ( Lib. Hymn. i 19 ). hua bar fortach[t]aibsi
(gl. adminiculis vestris) Ml 83b10 . no chuinchitis ... na
Saxain fortac[h]ta dóib reinforcements (= auxilia) LU 287 .
Abs. : f. ¤ for tuarta, Laws v 486w = O'Dav. 1514 (.i. oc
tuargain in tsíl).
10 f. ¤ ré, O'D. 1598 ( H 5.15, 10c1 ), O'D. 2413 ( Rawl. B. 506, 53a ).
The Comm. discusses cases (a) where no definite period
for loan or hire has been stipulated ; (b) where a period
has been stipulated ; f.r. apparently means the advantage
to borrower or lender in each case. See 1 ré.

15 fortachtaid n i,m. a helper: is he ... as f. ¤ damsa (= adiutor)
Ml 37c19 . fortachtid (gl. fautor) Sg 8b3 . is e is coimetaid
┐ is furtach[t]aig don inad sin PH 6668 ( LB 184bx ). n p.
fortactidi (gl. opitulationes) Wb 12b16 .

fortachtaigid(ir) v g (fortacht) helps, succours , with DO or
20acc. fortachtaigim (gl. suffragor) Gild. Lor. 1 . mani fort-
achtaiged Dia dam Ml 88b16 . huare as in deacht ... noda
fortachtaigedar Ml 25c5 . co fortachtaigend Dia dá cech
aen bís ... i treblait LB 60a19 ( RC ii 390 ). is hi fortacht-
aigess da cech oen LB 66a46 . co nusfortachtaige do na
25trógaib PH 4158 ( LB 37b64 ). ro fortachtaigh Dia duit,
Fl. Earls 228.18 . gaidh an Coimdhiu ... currofurtachtaidi
tu as an eicen, Lorg an tS.N. 675 . dús in furtachtaigfe a
dea, Trip. 220.21 (for- 2618 ).

fortachtaigtheóir n i,m. a helper: in Coimdid is fortacht-
30aigtheoir damsa (= adiutor) RC ii 390 § 16 ( LB 60a marg.).
ata ar nDía ... na furtachtaighteóir aguinn BNnÉ 54 § 53 .
Cf. fortaigtheóir.

fortachtigthi (verb. necess. of fortachtaigid) : dúnni
bed fortachtigthi (gl. ad iuvandum nos) Ml 64b2 .

35 fortachtaigthid n i,m. a helper: ropad f. ¤ do hi cech guasacht,
Trip. 30.5 (282) . fuair Beid ... forthachtaigthid .i. Alpin,
Anecd. iii 63 - 64 . bid fortachtaigthi[d] Míchel dó, PH 6376 .
fortachtaighidh BB 16b12 (of Eve).

fortachtugud (vn. of fortachtaigid) pl. fortachtaigthi (gl.
40 appendices) Sg 189a5 .

1 fortaigid, furtaigid v (cf. fortachtaigid) helps, succours ,
with AR (= FOR) : foir ┐ fortaigh oram ! BNnÉ 195 § 21 .
don té do ḟortuigh uirthi TD 15.37 . furtaigh orum mar do
furtaigheis ar cairdib L., BCC p. 310.2 . mair sin fuirteochus
45misi oruibhsi, Isa. lxvi 13 . Relieves, assuages (acc.) : do
fhurtaigh ... galar Guaire BNnÉ 229.5 .

2 fortaigid v (1 fortach) makes oath, attests (?) (see Laws
Gloss. s.v. fortuigim) : amail fortaigthear uasal for isil
.i. amail doni int uasal fortach imdenma forsin n-isil, 23
50P 3 f. 22b ( O'C. 1897 ). See for-tuigethar and for-toing.

fortaigtheóir n i,m. a helper: furtaigteóir na ffann BNnÉ
231 § 142 . furtuightheóir na bhfann, TSh. 5146 . furt-
aigheoir BCC p. 48.31 .
Cf. fortachtaigtheóir.

55 fortail adj i also foirtil(l) ; IGT, Decl. § 132 gives the forms
fortail(-l), fartail(-l), foirtil(-l) and fairtil(-l) as equivalent.
(a) having the upper hand or mastery, dominant, victorious:
ba f. ¤ mé for cach rét LU 1324 ( Im. Brain ii 291 : `I was
able to do anything
' ; ba f. ¤ lim mo menma v.l.). batar ...
60oc foglaim ... combtar fortaile for cerddib suíthe LL 9a2
(= fortille BB 32a9 , fortilde RC xii 56 ). bát láechdha
fortill in fer sin fri cach n-aén ..., Cóir Anm. 179 . bud f. ¤
a n-oenchath som for cethri cathaib aile LL 43b2 . ba f. ¤
oen ... for míle dib-sium a single enemy could outmatch a
65thousand of them
PH 4050 . ní tharla friú ... forlíon ar
nárbhad f. ¤ FM vi 2280.11 . coro gleicc doib ┐ ba f. ¤ in dartaid
BB 384b33 (= Dinds. 66 ). mad hi in talmaidhecht bhus
f. ¤ isin duine if the earthly nature predominates ZCP xiii
48.21 . Here perh. : fortuill i bhfoghluim (: folttruim),
70 Aithd.D. 41.5 . bean ḟ. ¤ IGT, Decl. § 132 . Adv. : ná bí
ar filidh go f. ¤ , Studies 1924, 245 = fartail IGT, Decl. ex.
1917 . Superl. asi in cétna ingen ... as fortille fortha is
their superior
Marco P. 36 .
(b) later strong, capable, efficient , the orig. meaning being
75expressed by compar. : flaith féig fartail, Met. Dinds. iii 196 .
gnúis ḟ. ¤ (:moltaibh), Aithd.D. 46.8 . gabh la foirtille fulaing
IGT, Decl. ex. 1918 . sgaí ... nach foirtill bfeadhma, ex.
1919 . an tṡlat ḟ. ¤ (of a king) TD 32.58 . sdét furtill ZCP vi
36.31 . intinn ḟoirtill (= animo forti) Keat. i p. 64 . ionann
80 Elias ┐ foirtill no láidir, TSh. 7377 . dho dhaoinibh ...
noch bhías foirtill ar dháoinibh eile dho theagusg able to
teach others
2 Tim. ii 2 . don tí ba foirtille i bhfeidhm aoinḟir,
Keat. ii 3070 . ona maighistribh do ba foirtille agas dobadh
foghlamtha a n-eolas ..., RC iv 353 ( O'Cl., Pref .). In med.
85texts : bid in brig tochluigtech co fuirtill = appetitus non
perit Ros. Angl. 274.10 . an tan bis an tes nadurdha co
foirtill cum gnimaigthi RC xlix 33.18 . With gen. : ar
bheith fortuil bhfoghloma, L.Cl.A.B. 228.68 . cf. fortall
cach uilc ilar sluaig a numerous army overcomes every evil
Cog. 122.20 . do chuir Dia sibhsi a bhfortoil na huacht-
5aranachta, MacAingil 519.14 .
Compds. clanna fortuilbeoda Ferghusa strong and active
CCell.C. § 81 . ¤ daingen : colamhuin ┐ fortoildhaingion na
fírinne (= columna et firmamentum veritatis 1 Tim. iii 15 ),
Desid. p. 312 . ¤ lín : see fortaillín.