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forglu , forgla

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forglu , forgla or dil.ie/23673
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Forms: forcla

Ped. surmises that his may be a vn. formation from a compd. *for-glenn (otherwise unattested) influenced by forgu, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 540 .

(a) Choice, i.e. pick, best part , folld. by part. gen. and referring to more than one individual: forgla .i. toga, Lec. Gl. 100 ; Stowe Gl. 398 . f.¤ (forclu v.l.) inna loeg Hy v 50 (gl. .i. togu). co torchair ann E. ... ┐ f.¤ Ulad ar cheana, AU 1003 . f.¤ síl Ádhaim ule ... in lucht robátar isin choblach, TTr.² 828 . forgla fer nhErend, TBC-LL¹ 819 . forgla ardnaomh nÉireann, TD 7.10 . forglu cáich the picked ones of all 11.29 . forgle (: Corpre) find `choice of fair women' Metr. Dinds. iii 70 (= forcle, LL 153b19 ). fri forgla fert, Metr. Dinds. iii 110 . forccla lath gaile ... na nGaoidhel, Cog. 42.12 . cf. forcla glaslaithi na Tuath `flower of' Ann. Conn. 1315 § 11 . g s. aideda ... forcla Tuathe D.D., LL 11a20 .

(b) in later lang. the greater part; the majority (cf. 1 formna (e)): senoir ... ar caithemh forgla a aisi, ZCP vi 273y . do bí forgla sechtmuine innti, AU ii 472.11 . ḟorgla rāithe nearly three months AFM iii 634y . co ro marbhadh R. ┐ forccla a ttarla ina timcheall `the greater number of those around him' v 1790.13 . atá forghla fear nÉirionn 'n ar n-aghaidh, Ériu v 52.13 . forghla a mbearar ... do bhreathaibh díorgha most of the righteous judgments Content. xvi 109 . a bhḟorgla na Heorpa the greater part of Europe Mac Aingil 479.15 . d'f.¤ (adv.): ro tinoil C. naim Erend huili d'forglai assembled nearly all (?) the saints Fen. 140.8 . crodh Laighen uile d'forccla, BNnÉ 219 § 107 . Mac Neill ... ┐ a muinnter uile d'forgla, AU ii 482y Ann. Conn. 1346 § 2 (d'furgla). a n-eich ┐ a n-eidedh uile d'ḟ.¤ do buain dibh, AU iii 434.7 . Cf. no teigdis Ulaid [d']forgla (`die erlesensten Männer von U.') Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 92 § 6 .