forgabál, forngabál

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forgabál, forngabál or dil.ie/23649

Forms: forn- gabail, forngabáil, forgabhala, Forgabail, Forngabhail

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(a) in physical sense grip, clutch: .uii. meóir ... co ngabáil ingni sebaic co forgabáil ingne griúin ar cach n-aí LU 6552 (= forgobail TBC² 2036 ). TBC 2725 . Holding fast, keeping back: lie forgabail aru fual constriction RC xii 90 . Of a dam: do sgaoil ar in sruth ┐ ro ḟosgail an ḟorgabail TBC 3888 St. co hionadh na forgabala 3878 St (preparations for launching the Gae Bolga).

(b) in Laws forcible or illegal seizure, esp. of exacting a due already paid: ina gabail etechta no ina forgabail (.i. firgabail uimpi dar gellaib ┐ dar airgib), Laws i 90.29 ; cf. i ngabail aithgabala ettechta no inna forngabail , Ir. Recht p. 9 (`Zurückbehalten'). athgabail tar cert a forrn- gabail, Laws v 256 . is i a forngabail cach athgabala ... cin dia ruicter a breith ... do imluad aitherrach ib. forn- gabail, O'Dav. 958 . cin gaiti ... ó biudbuidh ina forngabail do fechemuin ina breth tar crich ` recapturing ' Laws i 222.14 Comm. cf. ii 76.22ff. Comm . For ma forngabhaid, ma forngabadh, Laws i 220 the MS ( H 3.17, c. 83 ) has ina forngab- which prob. should be read forngabáil as in Laws i 222.9 , 14 , where MS has same suspension. ar dofuslaicthi fīr cach forrgabail .i. fuaslaicter a firgabail on tī bīs oc gabail ime co inndligthech , H 3.18, 233a17 .

(c) in wider sense seizing by force, capturing: ferann creiche ... ┐ forgabhala, Cog. 40.24 ; 70.7 . la forgabhala Briain `in addition to the capture of B.' AU iii 342 [but the form is either gen. or pl.; leg lá f.¤ ?]. As allegor. npr. m.: Forgabail (one of `sē maccu Mīenich') RC xxiv 280 § 20 = Forngabhail, Anecd. ii 63 (hence, prob.: fornghabhail .i. cruas, O'Cl.).

II Of a method of spear-throwing: fosceirdside issa tír súas in slig, ┐ a mmíl inna tháeb. léciud ón co forgabail, [i.e.] cenéle n-imberta gaiscid, co lluid tarsin tlacht ... ┐ tresin léine baí im A., LL 250b8 ( TBFr. § 18 ).

Cf. 1 forgab.