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1 forba , forbae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 forba , forbae or dil.ie/23335

Forms: forbe, forbae, forbae, forbu, forba, -dha, f.

n io, n., later m. (vn. of for-fen). n s. forbe Wb. 3d5 . forbae, 20d16 . a s. forbae, Sg. 147b3 . d s. forbu Wb. 3d6 . Ml. 15a5 . 50c14 . forba (m.; n p. -dha) IGT, Decl. § 2 (p. 39x) .

(a) finishing, completing; end, termination: iar forbu in gnimo, Ml. 15a5 . iar forbu a glíad, Fél. Apr. 19 . iar forba uird in chelebartha, Lat. Lives 84 (= bhforbhudh, Lism. L. 1607 ). o forbu na do[i]ri Babilonda co gein Crist , Rawl. 74a36 = forba na daire ..., BB 6b46 . iar forbai ... na comairle ... dō after he had decided on a plan PH 92 . f.¤ ┐ crich do dul for in forbunn rechtaide la tuidecht soscela, 3450 . crich ┐ f.¤ in tsoegail, 3579 . orba cindti f.¤ a bethad dó as soon as the end of his life was certain BColm. 96.5 . co tanic f.¤ noí mís, Ériu vii 223 . tanic A. asin sruth iar f.¤ na .uii. la .xl., LB 113a29 (= ḟorbad, YBL 159a51 ). sepultus est ... a haithli sechtmogat bliadan do f.¤ ZCP viii 111.29 . i bhf.¤ na seachtmaine, RC xliii 36 § 33 . is me tosach na huili dulai, is me a forbai = principium et finis Fen. 1z . Absol. : in tindscetal ┐ in f.¤ , RC xxiv 192.11 . gach ndereoil ar tus ┐ gach sainemail co forbu at the end Auraic. 519 (= omne bonum postponitur). In local sense: i forbha ┐ i n-imell i[n] tíri, CCath. 1637 . docom an daingin boi i f.¤ in caisil, 3711 .

Used adverbially: f.¤ ráithe do bhí i mbroinn a full quarter, Dán Dé xi 15 . beith f.¤ raithi ag forbaisi ... doibh AU ii 526 .

(b) culmination, crown: indisit ... don forbai ┐ don forciund tṡainemail dorat fa deoid for a rith mbuadai .i. rochtain ... co hattreb parrduis, LB 30b57 (= fhorbadh, Lism. L. 745 ).

(c) perfection, highest point, acme: forbae caíngníma (gl. in omni sapientia et prudentia) Wb. 20d16 .

(d) the best (of a class or number); the greater part (cf. 1 formna): no fiurad f.¤ Ulad uili al-lán do lind used to suffice the whole (or all the nobles ?) of the Ulaid, TFerbe 748 . co tudchaid Aedan ... ┐ f.¤ Saxan ┐ Bretan ┐ fer nAlban imbi YBL 126a18 . gu ndrocair mac righ F. gu bhforbha a mhuinnteri, Caithr. CC § 82 . tiucfat fir Chualann atuaid | f.¤ a sluaig, Acall. 2684 . buailis in ainbhthine forbha in loingis, Marco P. 149 [os fhorbha righ in betha, 142 , may be a misspelling of orb(b)a, q.v.]. f.¤ ar n-ech is forbha ar sēd, ZCP viii 548.22 (= formna, TBC-LL¹ 1673 ). Goill Rosa Comain uile d'[ḟ]orba do marbadh, AU ii 408 (= urmhór Gall R.C. do marbadh, AFM 1307 , see formór). ba suail ná rochuirset do láthair in dá oirecht eturru ┐ f.¤ in chóicid ar chena, SG 63.30 = CCellaig 871 (`it wanted but little of both Iracht's extinction, or even of the whole province brought to an end' SG ii 67 , but there is no disjunction in the Irish here: they all but overthrew the two assemblies and the best of the remainder of the province ?).

Cf. attá sund f.¤ fessa fer ṅHerenn, LL 129b47 . docuatar-san i forbha a bhfesa ┐ a n-eolusa (of druids resorting to their magic) RC xliii 36 § 33 (corresp. to: i formna a feasa, etc. 48 § 36. See 1 formna). tuc f.¤ n-ecomluinn ┐ sinedh romor for a churp (of a violent effort), 42 § 40 .