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forg(g)u , forgo

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forg(g)u , forgo or dil.ie/23687
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: forgo

n (for etym. see Binchy, Temple Univ. Jn. Celt. Stud. i p. 148 and Études Celt. xi 468-69 ) choice; gen. in concrete sense the pick, the best , folld. by part. gen. and, unlike forglu, referring to one individual. f.¤ ... .i. cuilmen (= culmen `apex'), O'Mulc. 585 . Cathair Már ba f.¤ delb, LL 50a5 ( Hail Brigit § 17 ). f.¤ fear Fergus, TBC-I¹ 3607 . forgo set (.i. in set is fir-toghaide), Laws v 436.24 (quoted by O'Cl. with gl. .i. rogh séd). forgu do rathuib daim (.i. is daor cach fer oc na biat ...), H 3.17, c. 416 ( O'D. 513 ). forggu dine `choicest of a herd' Laws iv 308.3 ( Críth G. 138 : `the pick of the yearling beasts ?'). forga sciath, Anecd. ii 58 . forggu maithe, ZCP xiii 378.1 . Cf. forcu Dechtere (= D.'s darling? of Cú Chualainn) LL 122b47 . pl. na tri forgo tuaithe for righ tuaithe, O'D. 34 (< H 3.17, c. 32 ).

Cf. coronerail [i.e. Moses] bar forgo dia degaltrom, Rawl. 43b44 (mispr. ba f.¤ , SR 3708 ) = non irailenn for deagdaeinib dia altrum, Uí Maine 128ra x .

Cf. foircimem (see Binchy, l.c. Jn. Celt. Stud. p.149 ) and forga.