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1 folam , falam

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Forms: faulom

adj o-ā (see folomm, and Ériu xiii 191 ) faulom, Hib. Min. 66.34 .

(a) empty; often of uninhabited, derelict or desolate places: aithles fás falam, LL 262b35 ( MU² 132 ). áite folmha, KMMisc. 350 . folamh anocht Dún Chearma ib. falum aníu Raith Aine, Acall. 3094 . in uair fuaratar na hadnocuil ḟalma, LB 225a1 . tighe falmha, TD 26.49 . fágaibh do longa falmha leave thy ships empty ML 50.18 ( ML² 751 ). do teithedur na sluaigh la huaman Sir G. ┐ do fāgadh in faidhchi folum fai, ZCP vi 31.2 . iomlánachadh in líne do leisce a bheith folamh a filling up of the line, for loathing of its being empty Duan. F. ii 368y . ardḟuaim an tsrotha ḟolaimh ` shallow ' Content. xviii 168 . a mbeith folamh on grádh empty of love (= se caritate esse uacuas) Instructio 129.7 . Of land, vacant, unoccupied: an ferand ... ni folam fōs, Ériu xii 144 § 5 .

(b) unproductive, barren: biaidh doibh 's ni bhá falumh | talam cona thorad, Lism. L. 4707 . iomdha folamh dár bhfiodhbhaidh, PBocht 1 § 7 . ithir fíorfholamh, 19 § 26 . gnáth folamh síol na sligheadh, 12 § 3 . ní thig a cnaei ḟolaim omna, IGT III ex. 224 . diasa fása is fiodhbhadh ḟolamh, DDána p. 378.1 . coillte folbha, Rel. Celt. ii 238.10 (leg. falmha). Cf. bheith folamh ní ceilte ar chrodh | 's teirce i dtoradh na talmhan, L. Cl. A. B. 263 .

(c) Of persons destitute: mar fríoth falamh mé, TD 22.16 . ní ferrde a bheith soilbhir | má chluintear a bheith folamh if he has the reputation of being indigent O'Gr. Cat. 532.16 . do chuirfeá ar siubhal ... mé folamh, Gen. xxxi 42 . meisi folamh ... 's dáoine dáora .. ag agháil ionmhuis, Studies 1919, 72 . folamh an chnis gan an chloinn, KMMisc. 354 .

(d) fig. empty, vain, worthless: truaill fhallsa fholamh... na colna, TSh. 2094 . ní ar chuaird ḟolaimh `on no bootless visit Content. xxix 12 . ar mealladh le mnáibh ... do ghoimh an ghrádha folaimh, Gadelica i 241.88 . duine utmall folamh = vaga et vacua Instructio 130.13 . do chonncas damh fos gach ni talmhanda do bheith brisc folamh diomhain = vacua et caduca 110.8 . na denad comharthadha iomdha oir foillsighidh sin na mna do bheith folamh = quia hoc est indicium vacue monialis et lingose 138.17 .

Cf. bean ḟalamh (ḟolamh) IGT, Decl. § 116 . ni folamh LL 394.49 (chev.).

2 folam

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Forms: folamh

adj ready (?): folum .i. ullamh, ut est fri faentacha folma .i. faena urlama ar cinn caich, O'Dav. 851 . noch be f.¤ aurlam and that thou wilt be ready and prepared Bürgschaft 29 § 77 . Cf. f.¤ .i. fo laim, O'Mulc. 571 . Phil. Soc. Trans. 1859, 211 (< H 3.18, 81b ).

Perhaps same word as prec.; ` ready ' in the sense of being `unoccupied.' Or possibly this sense has brought about the replacement of folomm by folamh.

3 folam

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ind Ml. 38d1 (Ascoli's reading; solam, Thes.): see folaimm.