1 folmaisse

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 folmaisse or dil.ie/23146

(-aissiu, an analogical formation, Thurn. Gr. 451 ) (vn. of fo-lámathar).

(a) being on the point of, being near: mac sethar ind ríg do ḟolmaisiu [falmaissiu Y] a bāis that ... should have been near death LU 5019 ( TBC² 530 ). Cf. foghebh folmhaisi bhāis i nUibh mac nU., gurro chuirset gialla M. beo fo thalmain é [sic leg.] ZCP xiv 266.4 . Generally in sense being about, attempting (to do something) : foróbair cach díb ic folmaisi gona araile LL 108b41 ( RC xiv 408 ). barópairt ac folmasi a gona TBC 2094 . ic folmaisse gona Con Culaind 2125 . ic falmaisi a lecthi LU 4242 (`pur- posing to dismiss her' SG ii 89 ). bátar acc f.¤ a bfobartha `intended to attack them' (threatened ?) FM vi 1884.15 . cach dibh ag falmaisiu a cheili (of spreading fires) RC xliii 110 § 116 . oc folmaisi ib. Cf. ac [f]almaisi ar ceand do beinn dīnn BB 447a37 = Mer. Uil. 249 .

(b) opportunity (for doing something, esp. for attack) : ní ḟuair C. accmaing ḟalmaissi orro `found no means of attacking them' Acall. 7695 . teacait ... do ghabáil righi Muman, úair atcualatar in tír ina folmaisi they had heard that the land was open to attack Lism.L. 3206 (cf. Ériu ix 19 n. 1 ).