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Cite this: eDIL s.v. foirb or dil.ie/22943
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: forbbae

n f. (by-form of orb(b)a ?) landed property, an estate: deichthimna Cathair ... f.¤ cech duine mar as dlecht, Metr. Dinds. iii 20 . cach main ... boi lasin saír ... acht f.¤ dáer ar dilse `tenant-land held in fee' 300 (corresp. to: boí ... indmus lesi ┐ ni boí forba, Dinds. 60 ). rorog fóir fri fír-suide ... f.¤ narb amdes do cherdu, Metr. Dinds. iv 318 . cundased [ = conidsed BB] forb forsa-rir Mis atharda, in sliab ucat `the land for which M. bartered a patrimony' Dinds. 51 = BB 376b . consāid in ri ruad f.¤ , Rawl. 116c42 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 18 § 18 (emended by Meyer to: oirb). bid am croaidh si for a uile ḟorb da eis, CCath. 4048 . tainic a chinél ... cu Bretnu ┐ dogabhadh f.¤ leo ann, Lism. L. 43 . .xx. bliadan do ... i rigi thuaiscirt Erenn i f.¤ in athar ... YBL 317b11 . g s. (?) fothugud do rig for mo chuit forbbae ┐ feraind do gres, Rawl. 134a4 = form thir ┐ form thalmain RC xxv 26 ( LL 270b46 . YBL 113b47 ), but this may belong to forbbae (= orb(b)a, q.v.). ní ro toifnithi as a ff.¤ ndilis AFM vi 2216.11 . In wider sense: nócho n-ághaibh foirbh thalmhan nó nimhe `the inheritance of earth or heaven' Leb. Cert. 134 . ba f.¤ athar ┐ sen-athar doib he (of an heirloom) LB 158b19 .

? Compd. ¤duine : Mag Tibra ... | in fedadar forb-daine | ...cia o sloindter ... ?, Metr. Dinds. iii 432 . Cf. orb(b)a.