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forcomét

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forcomét or dil.ie/23478

Forms: forcoimhéd, -éid, -éda

n u, m. Later also o, m. : forcoimhéd (g s. n p. -éid, -éda) IGT, Decl. § 38 . Used as vn. of for-comai.

(a) keeping, preserving, retaining: transl. conservatio Ml. 49a11 . .g. do ḟorcomet i ngenitin to keep g in the genitive Sg. 112b3 .

(b) keeping, observing: dond ḟ.¤ file lasuidib, Sg. 214a3 . ní ecen a ḟ.¤ adi, 22a1 . f.¤ léir na tráthae, Ériu iii 100 § 22 . hi tig a mbia forcoimét in domnaig in which Sunday shall be observed ii 196 § 12 .

(c) watching, observing: forchomét na coblach, TTr.² 644 . ic forcomét mara ┐ tiri (of a sentinel) LL 108a18 ( RC xiv 402 ). Guarding: dorsioir ... do f.¤ cach dorais LU 2083 ( FA 15 ). ag bardacht ┐ ag forchoimhétt in chaissléin, Fl. Earls 10 . aingeal a fhoircoimhetta his guardian angel BNnÉ 191z . Absol. keeping watch or guard: forcomed do breitheamnaib ar na rugad gubreath judges to take heed lest Laws v 452.1 . bai L. ic foraire ┐ ic f.¤ do (viz. the sleeping Cú Chulainn) LL 108a17 ( RC xiv 402 ). bátar da dercaid ... oc f.¤ di, LL 264b30 ( MU² 359 ; `guarding her' Hennessy, keeping g. for her ?). mar leomhan óg ag forchoiméd a n-ionaduibh díamhara, Psalms xvii 12 . With AR, FOR : lé mbíoth d'ḟorcoimhéad uaidh air `such care had he for him' TD 13.39 . In hostile sense : do ronsat forbasi ┐ forcomet for Ath Cliath ` blockade ', Cog. 150.9 . cáit a bhfoil an bás ag forchoimhed ort, Mac Aingil 88.19 .