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Cite this: eDIL s.v. forbart or dil.ie/23360
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: forbart, forbbart, forbairt, forbartaib, farpairt

n (later forbairt) ā, f. (vn. of for-beir) n s. forbart Sg. 67b7 . forbbart (gl. abolitus ... abolitio) 52a8 . a s. forbairt 127b3 . d p. forbartaib (gl. incrementis) Ml. 89c13 (oppd. to diubartaib gl. detrimentis).

Growth, increase (of size, quantity, number): forbairt .i. for-brith .i. nī forbair iarna brith [leg. for-beir which increases ?], O'Mulc. 574 . forbairt .i. biseach, fás nó síoladh, O'Cl. Of persons or animals: forbartt ... no sergg na teora mbliadan growth or waste during three years IT i 144.22 = ata ... forbairt na teora mbl. torro o sin gusaniu nō serg, etc. ZCP v 501.35 . nosn altatar for feolaib ... ar daig comad luathite a forbairt, Ériu iii 138.82 . murchat ... iarna fhorbairt do iascc, `which has thriven on the fish' BNnÉ 77.18 = Lism. L. 3794 (perhaps here confused with airbert (biuth), cf. for-beir, f). iar bhfás ┐ iar bhforbairt ... don mhac, Keat. ii 3389 . cumal brond ar thucht ┐ forbairt, Laws iv 362.4 (valuation of members of the body; a `cumal' for the belly as being the mainspring of comeliness and growth ?). serg na saerchland ... la forbairt na n-athechthuath increase in numbers LL 144a27 . bai forbairt for clainn Adaim o Adamh co dilind, BB 411a1 . an forbairt ┐ an firbhiseach mór baí for flaithes Mathgamhna, Cog. 84.17 . re ḟorbartaibh feirge access of fury ML 128.13 = ML² 1702 . fearg ┐ fuasaoid na fairrge ar bhfás ┐ ar bhforbairt, ML 48.4 = ML² 696 . falta fīc[h]mōra ... ag fās ┐ ag forbairt isna feraibh sin wrathful resentment growing and increasing ML² 1138 . fa hingnad le macuib S. nert énlaích d'fhás nó d'forbairt orra fēin, 1756 . Swelling: i forbairt mbain, .i. o forbres in ban cona airde na in tonn 'for a white swelling, i.e. when the whiteness [of the skin] swells so that it is higher than the surface' Ériu lii 168-69 (Di Ércib Fola) . Large size or stature (?): fuath fir co forbairt, TBC-LL¹ 3321 = farpairt, TBC-I¹ 2523 ; `mit hohem Wuchs' Wind.; perhaps = of more than human stature. In gramm. of increase by inflexion: f.¤ secha frecndairc (succino, succinui) Sg. 167a3 . ata f.¤ and, 67b7 . cf. 52a8 , above.

Cf. dar iadastar forbairt fortchide dar fuinneogaib ... faircseana na flatha, MR 270 ( YBL 311a1 ).