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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.

10 fortaile n iā,f. abstr. of fortail : an ḟortuil(l)i, an ḟoirtil(l)i
(also far-, fair-) IGT IV § 113 .
See next.

fortailecht n ā,f. = prec. : an ḟortuil(l)echt, an ḟoirtil(l)echt
(also far-, fair-) IGT IV § 113 .

15 fortaillid v i (fortail) prevails, is triumphant: fortalladh,
fartalladh lochtach ní rena n-oibrighthibh IGT III § 89 .
fut. s. 1. fortaillfed (far-). perf. do ḟortuill (ḟar-) ib. far-
taillidh grian tre ghairbhsín ib. ex. 857 .

fortaillín n m. (fortail + lín) superior number: ó ra airigsetar
20... fortallín ic cathugud friu LL 238az ( TTr. 1596 ). lasin
fortallín tánic asin Gréic, TTr.² 1116 . Cf. fortarlin fer
nhEirenn, Ériu iii 136.20 . fortirlín BB 38b10 . Majority,
greater part: g[o] ra mugaichedar fortalin na fednacha
YBL 338a34 = a fortaillín do na fednachaib, Celt. Rev.
25 iv 16.1 .

-fortairci v carries, bears aloft or over (?) : pass. impf. no
fortairctha spirut in Comdedh for na huiscib BB 15a42 =
ferebatur super aquas Gen. i 2 . Cf. do-áirci.

? fortal(l)ach adj o-ā (cf. fortail) stubborn (?) ; strong, puissant,
30 prevailing (?) : Suibne is é an fer fartalach, Anecd. ii 22.1 .
Possibly = fordallach, q.v.

fortallachad, -ugad n u,m. vn. of fortallaigid , q.v. IGT III
§ 84 .

fortallad n u,m. vn. of fortaillid, q.v.

35 fortallaigid v g (fortail) prevails, is triumphant: bás do
ḟortallaigh orthaibh (fortaml- v.l. but this stem is not given
in the section. See fortamail and derivatives) IGT III ex.
835 .

fortallus n (fortail) superior strength, supremacy: f. ¤ for
40iath nhErend LL 31a10 = Ériu viii 68.36 (fortamlus v.l.).

fortamail adj i (<Lat. fortis ? Wind. TBC Gloss. ; apparently
an analogous formation from fortail, with which it seems
synonymous) strong, puissant, prevailing: ba f. ¤ oen dib
for míle one of them prevailed over a thousand PH 4047 .
45 cf. ba fortail 4050 . triar fer fortrén ... f. ¤ LU 7730 ( BDD
130 ). Of St. Gregory : fer fortamail co ndipricoidib dichraib
mighty in prayer (?) YBL 166b14 (= RC xlii 144.16 ). luam-
airi lanfortamail ib. YBL 166b 15 . As sobriquet : Aed F. ¤ , LL 182a38
( Arch. Hib. ii 55 ) = A. Fortobol AU 549 , A. Fortamhail
50 FM 544 . Fergus Fortamhail .i. bát láechdha fortill in
fer sin, Cóir Anm. 179 = Keat. ii 2754 . Of things : cath
Sléibe Fuait f. ¤ RC xxix 212 . tuargain ... ḟortamhail ML
132.19 ( ML² 1765 ). ubull f. ¤ fíadain ` plump ' Fianaig. 66.8 .
dianbruthghail ... na ffondadh ... foluaimnech fortamail
55 TBC 5619 (St). gur cosain Eire ... go f. ¤ , Ériu xi 187.18 .
Compar. cia thriallait na duailche immresain frisna súalch-
aib, is iat na súalchi bid fortamlai PH 4614 . gur fortamhla
do na conuib a nert ... inas doib fein RC xliii 98 § 102 .

fortamlacht n ā,f. (fortamail) superior strength or prowess:
60 la f. ¤ a n-eangnama TBC 5657 (St). a eangnum ┐ a f. ¤ MR
114.26 . gabais G. f. ¤ ┐ trēn mór eitir Scitheaccdhaibh, Leb.
Gab. i 224 .

fortamlad n o,m. (fortamail) = fortamlugud. fortamhladh
IGT, Decl. § 11 ; § 82 (fortamladh) ( p. 55.15 ). ic fortsamh-
65ladh forsin neclais, Lorg. an tS.N. 2595 .

fortamlaige n iā,f. (cf. fortamlacht) overpowering strength:
ba hadbal ... fortamlaighe in ḟlaithiusa ... for aitheachaib
Erend ZCP xi 60 § 2 . re fortamlaigi [a] fedmann, Celt.
Rev. iv 120.10 .

70 fortamlaigid v g (fortamail ; cf. fortallaigid) prevails, gets
the mastery (over), with FOR : f. ¤ E. for Loegaire LU 8922
( FB 69 ). fortamlaigfid sil mBriain ... for clannaib na mac
aile RC xxiv 176.1 (cf. Niall confortamlaig 194.6 ). ro
fortamlaigset na coin for na cairib conus duadar RC xliii
7598y . ro fortamlaigh conách catha Césair for toicim [toictin
v.l.] Poimp, CCath. 2215 . ro fortsamlaig recht De for an
idhaladhradh, D iv 2, 40rb23 . fortamhlaighidh ... in
cocad thair for Laighnibh o Chennsealach, Lism.L. 3015 .
cor fortamlaidead[ar] na foranmanna [sic leg.] ... for na
80hanmandaib disli superseded the real names Ériu ii 184.14 .
Absol. ro fortamlaigh ... grád a comnesta i cridibh muinteri
Cesair, CCath 2427 . With acc. : ro fortamlaigset ... a
colaind mastered Anecd. ii 11.19 .

fortamlugud n u,m. (vn. of prec.) : in forcetul diada do f. ¤
85for dúire cride PH 3556 . rogabh solsi ind lae ic f. ¤ for ban-
solsi na retlann, CCath. 4387 . ag fortamhlughadh go
mor fair ZCP x 294.35 .