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for-gella

Cite this: eDIL s.v. for-gella or dil.ie/23663
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Forms: forgellim, fortgillim, -fuirgle, -foirgla, fort-gellat, faridgellad, forrugéll, forrogelsam, forgell, fotroirgell, fortroirgeall, for-ar-forgaillset, forgl-, foirgl-, forglim, forgles, nodforglem, forglit, rosforgaill, roforglestar, fortgellat, fortgillim

v ā Pres. 1 s. forgellim, Sg. 21b12 . fortgillim, Wb. 4b27 . 3 s. -fuirgle, -foirgla, Bürgschaft 21 § 62 . 3 pl. fort-gellat, Ml. 23c15 . past subj. 3 s. faridgellad, 131d12 (for the infixes in these see GOI § 423 ). Perf. 3 s. forrugéll, Ml. 97a12 . 1 pl. forrogelsam ni, Wb. 25d20 . Vn. forgell (forcell). 3 s. perf. fotroirgell, SR 3385 , Corm. Y 756 , is due to false analysis; cf. fortroirgeall, Ériu xiii 30.10 - 11 (see Thurn., GOI § 529 ). for-ar-forgaillset, PH 3305 . seems reduplication of preverb. In Mid. Ir. commonly treated as simple vb., stem forgl-, foirgl-: pres. 1 s. forglim LU 10271 .3 s. rel. forgles, Stair Nic. 80.15 . 1 pl. nodforglem, LL 164a15 ; 3 pl. forglit, Stair Nic. 80.16 . perf. 3 s. rosforgaill 45b4 ; roforglestar, Cog. 180.21 .

(a) gives superior testimony; testifies, attests, passing into sense avers, affirms: gl. contestare Ml. 97a12 . perhibere Sg. 21b12 . foirglidís .i. do mhionnaighdís, O'Cl. a forcell forrogelsamni dúib di laithiu brátho, Wb. 25d20 . nimthogaitha mo chocubus ar is in spirut noíb fortgillim (gl. testimonium mihi perhibente conscientia mea in spiritu sancto) 4b27 . ni fuirgle nech ... ni nād āirithe (.i. nocha forglithi do neoch ... in ni nach deimin lais), Laws i 84.11 (22) = H 3.17, 401 (forgle). nach inraic nach fiadnaisi nad fuirgle fir for naimde na [c]airde, Bürgschaft p. 21 § 62 . nach inraic nach fiadnaise nad foirgla ib. ni forgli ní nat accai thou shalt not attest what thou hast not seen Ériu ii 227.24 . ni rig tuath nand[ḟ]orgella tri rig do rigaib tuaithi who does not oversway three local kings Laws v 50.12 Comm. [aire] forgill fortgella for gradha `whose testimony is superior to' BCrólige § 46 . in scriptúir ... forgles in gním n-uasal, Stair Nic. 80.15 . ro forgellsat fiad cach thur: is fír forstā Lucifur SR 1839 . foircclit an lucht as eolach co fuil ..., Cog. 90.27 . Common in adducing confirmatory evidence: amal fortgella sin in fáith co n-epert ..., PH 4007 . amal fortgella in scriptúir ..., co n-apair ..., 4054 . amar fhorglit na faibli guacha, TTebe 785 . In cheville: foirglim feacht, BNnÉ 254 § 211 . With petrified infixed 3 s. pron. ( GOI § 423 ): fortgellat a gnimai ... nad ndergini som a n-uile sin his deeds attest Ml. 23c15 . fortgellam cech ndūis ... ar n-idain we pledge every treasure that we are innocent SR 3581 . tri mairb fortgellat for biu three dead [inanimate] that bear witness against the live Triads 138 . fortgillim, Fél. Ep. 145, 167 . Declares (an intention, etc.), vows: forrogellsat ... no ragtais i tír nEgept, SR 6774 . fotroirgell ... nā gēbad ... ētach nā hōr, 3385 . roforgill Niall nā gēbhadh ... acht bás Eachdach ind, ZCP xiv 214.3 . fotroirgell [Patraic] a briathar nā bad ..., Corm. Y 756 = roforgell nā bud, Thr. Ir. Gl. 25 .

(b) With pers. obj. calls to witness, invokes: intan fortgella in ri | in ri aile nat aicci (i.e. prays to God), Ériu v 240 . Pátric fortgella cech rí `whom every king invokes' Metr. Dinds. iv 158 ; quoted by O'Cl. s.v. foirtghealla, with gl. .i. do ní fiadhnaisi ar gach rígh. fortgellaimm Dia ┐ Barre, MacCongl. 27.4 .

(c) with FOR of pers., enjoins, commands: co forcled for cách a n-adrad, PH 968 . ro forcaill forro diciunn a saeirsi ... do chaithim fris, Marco P. 17 .

See also forglide, forglithi.