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fácbáil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fácbáil or dil.ie/20977
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: fácbál, fácbáil, fágbháil, fácbala, fagbala

(fácbál) n ā, f. (vn. of fo-ácaib) Not in Glosses; the n s. fácbál is not recorded. n s. fácbáil , LU 8184 . fágbháil IGT III § 85 . g s. fácbala, LU 3819 .

(a) leaving, quitting; abandoning (a place, thing or person): forócrad do Bricrind fácbáil in tigi, LU 8184 ( FB 13 ). techid L. ... iar facbail a ech ┐ a gilli ┐ a armgascid, LU 8529 ( FB 38 ). iar ḟácbail a chuirp i n-a adnocul, LB 170a28 ( PH 3663 ). nocon ḟétaim ... fógnum da bar ṅdeeib ... ┐ mo Dia fén d'ḟácbail , LB 182a39 ( PH 716 ). iar bhfacbail na ndithrub sin, Marco P. 21 . iar bhfacbáil na crichi sin do neoch dia eis when one has left that province 48 . ar tí a n-oighreachta d'ḟágbháil to forsake TD 13.27 . a thigherna fóir oruinn, a támáoid ar fágbháil `Lord save us, we perish' Matthew viii 25 = TSh. 2060 (cf. under e below). With adj. as compl. leaving (in a certain condition): ni scēl fácbala hi lusc, LU 3819 ( SCC 37 ). in fer fodrácaib co claen aitchid fris a facbail co diriuch ask him to leave it erect LU 8392 ( FB 26 ). assedh doronsat doirsi an bhaile dfaccbháil obhéla oslaicthe, AFM v 1734.4 . acc faccbháil ... a ndúnárus óbhéla oslaicthe, vi 2176.4 .

(b) With FOR leaving to (as a charge or responsibility): doruménatár ... ba léim ro leblaingseom ... día fácbail forsna feraib aile, LU 9078 (`as a challenge for the other men to do likewise' Henderson FB 82 ). With FO: a fhágbháil 'na aonar fúibh | an é do bheir meanma ort ? that it is left alone in thy charge Measgra D. 57.5 .

(c) a legacy; a parting injunction, ordinance or prohibition, esp. by a saint; blessing (or curse) expressed as an endowment , in this sense common in pl. (Stud. Celt. xxxvi 55) ; generally as cogn. acc. after fo-ácaib and followed by a clause defining the injunction, etc.: is iad so gesa ḟágbhuim orruibh ... ┐ ná téighedh nech aguibh tar na fágbala soin (parting injunctions of Scáthach to the Irish warriors) RC xxix 140.3 . fáccbaim faccbail aile deit ... bidh buadach do comarba, Anecd. ii 38.11 . faccbais Molling faccbála maithe do rígh Caisil, Moling § 33 . robennaig Cairnech iat ┐ roḟágaibh fagbala doib .i. in uair nach biad airechus Erenn ... acu a spraicc for cach cóiced ..., RC xxiii 404.9 . do ḟágbhadar fágbhala ele ar gach aonnech ... nach ttiubhradh cadhus dhi .i. gan sliocht ... do bheith na dheghaidh, Ériu v 94.41 . fácbala ar in tiprait, a naemh Patraic ! Coimgi ... do gach neach ibhes a huisqi, ar Pátraic (leave) thy blessing on the well Acall. 1328 . fágbhais Pádraig ... eineach is eangnamh ... d'ḟágbhálaibh air, TD 7.17 . g s. as attrib.: ba comarli coir, ba hathiusc fagbala , Cog. 70.13 (`a message communicated or inspired by God or the saints' see footnote).

(d) with oc (AG) of pers., to leave with someone, esp. to bequeathe: a chealla ... dfagbáil `ga n-oighredhaibh BNnÉ 264.11 . ré fearann d'ḟágbháil agá gcloinn, TSh. 3546 . dá bhfágbhadh ... neach a oighreacht ... ag neach oile seach a fágbháil agá oighre díleas, 5141 .

(e) leaving (on the battlefield), i.e. losing: Cerran ... ┐ mac A. ... du ḟacbail as a lurgg C. and the son of A. were lost out of their band AU 913 . ruccsat ... an ccreich gus an ccampa iar faccbail druinge dá ndaoinibh, AFM vi 2232.17 . do cuireadh guais a ḟágbhala ar an ngobernoir fein `the Governor himself was in danger of being lost' 2122.6 . Cf. is dóchaite ... mḟácbail se innocht la Lagnib, LL 304a39 ( Bor. 105 ).