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forcenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forcenn or dil.ie/23431

Forms: forcan, forcenn, forcunn, foirciunn, forciunn, foirchinn

n o, n., later m. (the `e' and `nn' of the second syll. are evidently due to the influence of `cenn' and `for-cenna'; `forcan,' which occurs in Ml would be the regular phonetic development of for + cenn, see Ériu iii 57 ). n s. is he forcan , Ml. 91a21 (but forchenn, 118d6 ). a s. forcenn , Wb. 14c14 . Ml. 110d15 . Sg. 28b19 . d s. forcunn, Ml. 19c12 . 33a9 . 93a16 . foirciunn, Sg. 18b1 . forciunn, 169a1 . g s. foirchinn Ml. 56d8 .

(a) end, final limit (generally of time or procedure, rarely in purely local sense): gl. finis Wb. 14c14 . Ml. 91d21 . exitus 19c12 . foircheann .i. fírcheann no firdheireadh, O'Cl. acht rop ré forciunn robbé `da' ┐ nip hesom bes ḟorcenn is timmorte (gl. `Da' ... ante finem corripitur) Sg. 169a1 . ni fil tossa[ch] na f.¤ fairseom, LL 1a5 . amal nach forcend lipair nach maighin i mbí amen ..., Hib. Min. 2.49 = forcind ib. 47 . tainic forcenn dictatoirechta Césair ár sin, CCath. 210 . foircionn do dhul for ollamhnacht an Dubhshúiligh ┐ Dunlaing `the ollavships of D. and D. were abolished' AFM iii 412.15 . triath cen chenn cen ḟoirceann fair without beginning or end ACL iii 242 § 11 . maith tinscantar ┐ nad berar co f.¤ , Mon. Tall. § 90 . slechdain hi forciund cech sailm, § 5 . i forciunn a aíssi, Trip. 38.15 (407) . arnach ndermanadar Dia hi forcenn that God should not forget him unto the end (ref. to usque quo, Domine oblivisceris me in finem ?) Ml. 32d5 (constr. prob. influenced by the Lat.). a furcinn in comhluind, ZCP vi 280.12 . no go roichidh forcinn a thurais, Fl. Earls 156.34 . go foircheann na talmhan, Isaiah xlviii 20 . A term, limit: is mithich forchenn furi (ref. to indignationis lempus inculcat expletum) Ml. 118d6 . do dhuthaig duit co gairit, ar P. Forchenn air ..., ar in t-óclách give it a definite term Acall. 481 . co rusbāid hí cen forceann, YBL 447b48 (`drowned her finally' Metr. Dinds. iii 36z , but tre foirtheann v.l. perhaps better reading).

Cf. (díalt, dealt :) is fotha ndeich, ┐ is ass forberat co forcend mbrechta i mbiat ocht ndiailt, Corm. Y 447 .

(b) in sense of airchenn, what is in store (for), what is destined: is foirceann gu tora dilind, BB 22a25 . adbērat frit inni ata i forcend duid, 496b14 . Cf. asbert iarom S. friss ... aní aridboí dia forciund, LU 10347 = dia forcenn ZCP iii 255 . Cf. a Meic Dé ... a f.¤ in domain!, Ir. Lit. 80 .