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fúabair, fóbair v (-ber- ; cf. do-fúabair) syncopated form
fúaibr-, fóibr-. Not found in Glosses, with the doubtful
exception of forrubart, gl. torsit Ench. Aug. 75a ZCP vii
482.2 , see note, ib. p. 489 . Mid. Ir. forms :— Ipv. 2 s. fuabair
LB 205b39 . pl. 1 fuaiprem LL 250a9 = foipremm ZCP iv 39 .
5 2 fobraid BB 482b3 ( Aen. 2991 ). pres. 3 s. (a) fúabair LU
3641 . fofuabair, fon-uabair YBL 117a30 ( IT ii1 183.240 )
Ériu v 242.6 , ZCP x 343y . (b) fobair LU 4932 . fa n ópair
4950 . fon ópair LL 276a19 . pres. subj. 2 s. fuabre (fuabra
v.l.), Ériu i 194.1 . perf. -forbara LL 125bz . fut. pl. 1
10 -foiberam, Lism.L. 1977 . pret. and perf. ind. 3 s. (a) Cf. tusf-
úabart LU 11037 . (b) foopurt, H 3.18, 361b32 ( RC xxv
346.1 ). forobart LU 10696 . -barópairt TBC 2093 . (b). s-
pret. forms: for ópair LU 3922 . LL 256a39 . foróbair 108b40 .
forḟopair 257b10 . forḟobair 254b48 . pl. 3 (a) foruapratar,
15 Anecd. ii 54.12 . fus ruapartadar AU 916 (i 434.10) . (b) for-
ḟópartatar TBC 5255 . barḟópartatar 5038 (= torpartatar
TBC² 5119 , see do-fúabair). barrobratar 1564 . forropartar
AU 869 . Pass. pret. pl. da fuabairthe LL 206a22 . For vn.
see fópairt.
20In later manuscripts commonly treated as a simple verb
with stem fóbr- fúabr-, and later also fóibr- : pres. s. 3
fuapraid LL 209a19 . foibrid RC xiii 6.15 . pl. 3 fuabbrait
LL 252a41 . nos fobret LU 1595 . fut. s. 2 foibéara, Aithd. D.
7.22 . 3 fuaibera, Lorg an tS.N. 1086 . sec. fut. s. 3 rar
25 fúaberad ni TBC 5115 . nó ḟóibérad , Hugh Roe 100.22
(f. 27a) . pl. no foibertais 42.6 (11b) . pret. and perf. 1 s.
ro fuapras , Lorg an tS.N. 2313 . -foibres ZCP vi 63.15 .
2 ro fuabrais , Lorg. an tS. N. 589 . 3 ro ḟuabair LB 147b37 .
St. Ercuil 1334 . ro fobair LL 397a10 (rofuabair, TTr.² 9 ).
30 rodasfopair TBC 2503 . pl. 2 ro fuabrabar , Lorg. an tS.N.
1036 , 3 ro ḟuaipertar LL 304a31 . ro ḟóbratar PH 2402 .
fobairset 2469 . ro foibredar (v.l. ro opratar ), TTebe 3167 .
Cf. ro orbsat , ro orbsadar , cited s.v. for-fen (b). Pass.
perf. ro fuaprad LL 162b33 . ra fuaprait 262b47 .
35Occasionally spelled as though a compd. with for- :
3 pl. pres. foroprait LL 254b45 . 3 s. pret. forbairt LB 213b56 .
do forbairt AU 859 . fororbairt LB 215a21 . Cf. ro forbraís
(2 sg.) ZCP iii 33.3 .
Initial f is sometimes omitted in lenited forms : ní obraim ,
40 Keat. iii 1932 , cf. 1942 . ro-opair, TTebe 2523 , 3195 . ro
opredar 3507 .
Sometimes with to- (do, da) prefixed, cf. do-fúabair.
(a) falls upon, assails, attacks (a person or place) : dos-
fúabart cassar mór, Im. Brain i 56.12 (= tusfúabart LU
45 11037 ). da fúabair galar LU 10593 = do phuabbair, Zu
Ir. Lit. Hs. 37 § 4 n. 24 . forsn-opair ┐ benaid a cenn di,
Ériu xii 160.4 (= fosnobair .i. ro innsaigh ZCP v 524 ).
gabaidh bar n-armu ... ┐ fobraidh na firu, Aen. 2991 .
fanópair som ... ┐ dobeir a chend ... lais LU 4950 . dusn-icfa
50Flann ... is condae fonfuabair ZCP x 343y . foruapratar
... in cathraig, Anecd. ii 54.12 . forropartar Laigin dunadh
Cerbaill AU 869 = foropradar FM i 512 . cionnus no foiber-
tais a namhaitt, Hugh Roe 42.6 . Passing into sense attempts,
essays: barropratar in nGlassi tried to cross TBC 1564 .
55See (d).
(b) in sense makes for, rushes (at), speeds, hurries (occa-
sionally intrans.) : fon-uabair fesin sis isin cath, Ériu v
242 . co forbart Dauid ... co leomain na lonnbaga SR 5721 .
bes is cuice forobart in ben LU 10696 (= Ériu xii 158z ).
60 fofuabair amach rushes out IT ii1 183 . fóbair a n-armach
speeds to the battle-field LU 4932 . fuaiprem inna degaid
let us hurry after him LL 250a9 ( TBFr. § 15 ). tanic buiden ...
isin tulaig ... is borrfadach forḟópartatar in tulaig TBC
5255 (= is tailc dondechadar isin telaich TBC² 3196 ). is
65tailc forrópartatar in tulaig TBC 5294 (= is borrfadach dofar-
fobrit TBC² 3220 ).
(c) intrans. folld. by oc or FOR (AR) and vn., falls to
(doing something), begins, sets about: fobair .i. do thionn-
sgain, fóbair ag feughain na hinghine, O'Cl. forópair oc
70dogru LU 3922 ( SC 44 ). foróbair cach díb ic folmaisi gona
araile LL 108b40 ( RC xiv 408 ). fuabrais ic troscadh for
Ciaran, Arch. iii 5.1 . forḟopair ... ind ingen ic fegad gilla
Connacht, TFerbe 585 ( LL 257b10 ). forfobair for a thaffond
ib. TFerbe 224 ( LL 254bx ). gur fhobair [in sinnach] for ithe a liubair,
75 Lism.L. 4051 . fuabraid for nemeli moir, Aen. 2599 . nos-
fobret ... ind oic for togail in duni LU 1595 . forópair C.
ar gressacht a muntire, TFerbe 395 ( LL 256a39 ). fuabraid
ar buain in ghuirt, Ériu v 116 .
(d) trans. with vn. or equivalent as obj., attempts (to do
80something), begins, proceeds to (usual later use) : fúaprait
tochailt in talman, Met. Dinds. iii 250 . ni forbara anfōt
do rād LL 125bz . fuaratar crand ... fuabrait a búain,
Moling 34 . forbairt [ = foróbairt] cantain a shalm, Aisl. MC
13.7 . ro ḟobbair imthecht, Ériu vii 2.4 . dá bhfóbrainn
85imtheacht, Aithd.D. 48.20 . ro fuabair M. lenamain dia
coraib attempted to adhere to their agreements TTr.² 9 . dia
ndernadh in gnim ro fhuapair ZCP iv 383.12 . in tan ro
ḟopairset mebuil for Samsón LB 127a46 . fuabrais troscud
... for Brenaind, Arch. iii 4.30 . forforbairt I. a bandail,
┐ ni forfaem D. dó, Dinds. 24 (= BB 364b ). ro fhōpair E.
5... āra ┐ ilēchta ar gasradaib Grēc, TTebe 2856 . ro ōpair
... gleo garb 3195 . Brian nar óbair ḟeall B. who never con-
templated treachery
DDána 80 § 37 ( IGT III ex. 412 ). do
uabair na sluaigh do dhibhragadh ZCP viii 544.15 . na
saoithe ... nár ḟóbradar solus do thabhairt dóibh did not
10attempt to enlighten them
Keat. i 74.7 . ro ḟóbairsiot ... an
baile do bhardacht attempted to defend FM vi 2008 . sé
d'iomlaoid nár ḟóbrobhair `thou hast never attempted to
barter
' TD 27.24 . ro fhorbhair in a menmain é badhdein
┐ a chomhmaim ... do dol resolved that he himself and his
15wife would go
Fl. Earls 222.14 . Pass. i n-oenlo ra fuaprait
┐ i n-oenlo rapsat irlama (the works were begun) LL 262b47
( MU² 149 ). ro fúaprad a selg `the hunters set to chase them'
Met. Dinds. iii 384 .
Cf. nocha bēra lat an ētāil roforbrais (= fuarais BNnÉ
20 311 ) ZCP iii 33.3 .
(e) in late Mid. Ir. and mod. language in past tense
folld. by vn., or subj. (sec. fut.) was on the point of, was near
(doing), all but (did), often in impers. construction : do
fobair dul ar cuthach (v.l. do gab miri mōr hē) he nearly
25went mad
Fier. 167 . Cf. dídean eón d'fóbair dul uaithe
that would have flown away Hackett xxi 21 . do ḟóbair gu
ndernaind dermad (neminnscne do ḟóbair in uair sin) I
nearly forgot
(f. is impersonal there) IGT III ex. 411 . ge
tharla gur fhobair go tteigemadh sgiursad although there
30had nearly been a disaster
Fl. Earls 68.13 . ní fár fhóbair
éag dise a cause for which she was near dying O'Bruad. ii
116 . Cf. mod. (ba) d'fhóbair (dhóbair) dó he nearly ...
In `do ḟóbair' the latter word can rime with itself : do
ḟ., cóir do chomardadh ris féin IGT III § 46 .

35 fúabairt, fúabartach : x see fópairt, fópartach.

fúacair (fo-úacair, fócair) v (-gair-). Early forms : ipv.
2 s. fuacair LL 141b46 = fucair, Rawl. 76a21 . 3 s. fócrad,
Tec. Corm. § 2.17 . pres. 3 s. fodúacair Wb 11b24 . fonocuir,
Laws v 224 3 , 5 . 3 pl. fanócrat LU 3784 ( SC 35 ). perf. 1 s.
40 fosrocurt Wb 24a26 . 3 s. fusocart, Thes. ii 240.18 ( Arm.
18a1 ). ? focart LU 3532 ( SC 28 ). fosrúacar SR 3514 (-t
om. for rime with : do-chuatar ?). with inorganic f, for-
fúacart 3729 . forḟócart 4137 (but : rofuacart 1230 ). for-
rúacart LL 290b45 . Cf. fosfogart 11a12 (1295) . Pass.
45 perf. s. forócrad Wb 19b6 . LU 8184 . forruacrad LL 275b41 .
Vn. fócrae (fúacra), later also fúacairt, q.v.
The -ē- fut. is exemplified in later MSS. : foigēra, Anecd.
ii 8.16 . fúaigeora, Isa. v 6 . sec. fut. pl. 3 focertais, focerdais
BB 441b15 , 17 . pass. fut. foiceortar BCC 374.6 .
50Later simple vb. with s-pret.: do ḟógair Aithd.D. 21.36 .
(a) proclaims, announces, makes known , generally of
important or authoritative statements ; gl. indicare Wb
11b24 . forócrad duib (céssad Crist) amal bid fiadib no
crochthe 19b6 . rofuacart [Dia] damsa is d'Adam : torud
55craind ... bethi mairb dia nd essabair SR 1230 . forfuacair
M. in eseirghi n-airrdirc dia n-ebairt ... RC xvii 341.32
(Tig.) = foruaccart in eassgaire FM 979 (= `proclaimed'
Ann. Clon.). foigera cach tuaidh a bhara, Anecd. ii 8 ( Airne
Fingein 260 ; v.l. cath ; leg. cath thuaidh ?). fúagair ós
60áird cry aloud Isa. liv 1 . fúagraidh croidhe na n-amadan
amadánacht, Prov. xii 23 .
Discloses, reveals: cf. doratsat uili a mbreitir ... fri A.
connach focertais cipe comairli doberad doib BB 441b15 ,
in tan ... rogab A. for ar ccill ... nach focerdais na fir aili
65fair ib. 17 . With personal obj. : do ḟógair an ben í fein
don loing made herself known to Ériu v 184.393 .
Passing into sense denounces: fúacrad do chach a chloíni
(duty of an erenagh), Ériu iii 106.8 (cf. Wb 24a26 cited
below under (d)). co ffoccarthaoi slán é d'ionchaibh a
70chomairgedh `that they might proclaim him not entitled to
protection
' FM ii 1072.12 . noch ḟúagras an cionntach
ceart `who justify the wicked' Isa. v 23 .
Cf. in tand do fuagair agh when he announced a stag (i.e.
gave the view halloo ?) IGT, Verbs ex. 420 .
75(b) commands, orders ; warns , folld. by vn. or subordinate
clause and DO or FOR of person : forfúacart Forainn ... for
feraib ... Egept | na beth dó dín ... SR 3729 . forḟócart
Moisi ... forsin sluagh ... co ro marbtais in morslúag
4137 . focairther o Chund ... do Chumull facbáil Banba,
80 Met. Dinds. ii 74 (= asbert fris Ériu d'ácbáil LU
3170 ). forócrad do Bricrind fácbáil in tigi LU 8184 ( FB
13 ). forḟuacrad o Philip ... airmitniugud na huasal-baindse
sin, Alex. 52 . cebē da foicerthai imtheacht, Lec. 420a19 =
foigeortha BB 191b1 . do fuagradh isin tsenrecht can muic
85do ithe, Maund. 61 . fōgrais a pēin mōir gan ōr ... do glacadh
uaidip, Fl. Earls 78.26 . focrais Saul do claind I. na beth
Dauid i crich ... occu LB 129b8 : fucair ... do chlannaib
Seth ... | naro ḟaema duine dib | ingena claine Caín, Rawl.
76a21 (= LL 141b46 ). focairther o Dil arna rogonta nech
... dona Déisib, Ériu iii 140z . fógair dhamh teacht `jube
5me ... venire
' TSh. 2162 ( Matt. xiv 28 = aithin díomsa dhul
NT 1602 ). a n-oibreachuibh nach fuagarthar, da ngarthar
supererogativa, Luc. Fid. 306 . With personal object :
nach focre fond[o]tocerthar any warning wherewith thou
shalt be warned
(= whensoever thou shalt be warned) Bürgsch.
10 22 § 65b .
(c) f. ¤ cath (for nech) proclaims battle on, challenges (some-
one) to battle:
fúacrais E. comlond dó féin ... forro LU 8920
( FB 69 ). forruacrad iarom cath lind indiu LL 275b41 .
fuacraid ... cath no comracc oenfir for Tadg LU 3195 ( RC
15 ii 90 ). forruacart ... comrac desse for Eogan LL 290a45
( RC xiii 456 ). fuacairthir uad cath no cain | o Lugaid for
firu Fáil LL 210a29 . foccrais cor gleaca fair challenged
him to a wrestling-match
CCath. 2937 . is e int E. rofocrad
comrith n-echda ar gach fer who used to challenge every man
20in horse-racing
TTebe 2305 . do ḟógradar cath ar thri
macaibh C., Keat. ii 1462 . With omission of direct obj. :
ro ḟócair ḟort in a thig he challenged thee Met. Dinds. iv 364 .
Cf. also : ro ráidh Berach fris : Fuaccair-si iad sin ar tús
... ┐ ni rofúacair forra acht ro theilcc forra ... `challenge
25[warn ?] them' (before attacking them) BNnÉ 38 § 72 .
(d) with person as obj. proclaims (in hostile sense),
denounces ; declares outlaw, banishes: cf. fosrocurt duib
(gl. multi ... quos saepe dicebam vobis) Wb 24a26 . fusocart
Éndae C. fu bíthin creitme had denounced them because of
30their believing
Thes. ii 240.18 ( Arm. 18a1 ). fócrad foglaide
`let him proclaim [i.e. banish] robbers' Tec. Corm. § 2.17 .
rofhuacratar in drai asin tír `ordered ... out' Lism.L. 1223 .
raith tar cend cet-muintire fonocuir a cetmuinter, Laws v
224.5 . conad hi sin [viz. Herodias] cetben chuil rofuacrad
35riam isin domun who was publicly denounced ZCP xiv 148.7 .
go foigeoradh ri Erenn ... aisde é would banish him therefrom
(i.e. from Rathain) BCC § 121 . foiceortar ... as do tighernas
tu § 348 (p. 374) . ro fuaccradh Ua C. ┐ Ua M. fó Érinn were
proclaimed (traitors) throughout Ireland
FM v 1496 . fuagar-
40thar ón eaglais iad mar lucht dún-mharbhtha ... `ab ecclesiis
excludantur
' TSh. 4640 . With FOR (AR) (cf. (b)) : oirne an
uair do ḟógrubhar `after thou hast banished me' TD 3.44 .
With obj. of thing repudiates, disclaims: mad forfoccra
curu a meic co fiastar cāch, Laws iii 58.2 . cipe fāsus do
45chathugudh in lai-si fos fuacraim-si ┐ atcuirim whatever
accrues from to-day's fighting I renounce and reject
CCath.
4600 . Cf. fir ... na fograither cuir whose contracts are not
disclaimed
Ériu xiii 31.22 .
(e) with acc. of thing and DO of person adjudges, awards
50(to) ; orders to be given (to), hands over: ro fhócair a ccadhas
féin d'eacclais ┐ d'ealadhain (i.e. announced that the privi-
leges of church and poetry should be respected) FM v 1666 .
ag sin th' oighen acc an cceithirn ... ┐ fuagraim duit é ...
Gabhaim lais iv 788 = Focraim h'aigin det ... Gaibim
55lais, ar in C., Ann. Conn. 1406 . gur eirgettar na leinibh
béo ... ┐ do fhoccair da maithribh iatt delivered them over
to their mothers
BNnÉ 198.4 . With Ó of person adjudges
from, takes away from ; (reflex.) gives up claim to, renounces
(publicly) : d'fhógair an abdhaine uaidh he resigned TSh.
60 5058 . ro foccradh uatha an baile don iarla they surrendered
the castle to the earl
FM vi 2108.17 .