forlann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forlann or dil.ie/23722

Forms: forlaind

n o,m. (for + lín, Celtica iv 46 ; for + lán, O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 173 . For the later fórlann see ib. 175 n. 5 ).

(a) superiority in strength or numbers, odds Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 27 . eochair forrain forlonn ZCP vi 270 . forlonn (.i. dias) for oenfer xv 327 § 18 . forlonn līno TBC² 1179 (= LU 5656 ). co saidig tar comlond do briusiud for forlond TBC² 3264 (= co saigit secht comlond, etc. TBC 5326 . forlund a mmét ria mór-rím, Met. Dinds. iii 164 . forraigtis forlunn fria macco, Rawl. 118b51 . fodrorraich forlond féne | i comlond ... LL 132b28 . rob inchomraic esein d'F. no d'A., ┐ rob forlonn debaid na desi ... n-a agaid a aenur it was unfair odds having the two against him MR 246.19 . g s. fuaparta forlaind TBC 5441 . M. macc Fergaile ind forlaind LL 184a23 . Of a person : forlund cét more than a match for a hundred Met. Dinds. iii 84 . ba forlann somh ┐ Ua N. d'aén aonta O'N. and he united had the odds on their side FM v 1766.18 . IS F.¤ DOM (LIM) : cor bo forland do Thuirn Aenias do chomruc ris to fight A. was too much for T. Aen. 2970 . ba fórlann dá gach carb ... lucht dá long the crew of two vessels was too heavy for each ship C.Cell.C. § 77 . níor fforlann linn nar n-aghaidh ar ccomhlann do Ghaoídhealuibh we did not think an equal number of G. too many to cope with Duan. Finn i 5.25 = ii 346 § 42 .

Attrib. : cóeca duma ... | ar in maig féraig forluind thronged (?), rich (?) LU 2848 .

(b) in wider sense unfair domination, oppression, ill- treatment: ní coir forran no forlond ... d'imbirt fair (of excessive mortification of the body) PH 5980 . cuirim forlann ar gach túaith, Duan. Finn i 78.23 (a monster speaking). roḟoemhadh ac ḟeraibh M. in cain sin ciar for- lunn RC xliii 54 § 55 . fuair an gobernóir mór fforlainn ┐ ffoireiccne ag gabhail tre F., FM vi 2122.2 . fórluinn ifrinn the pains of hell Ps. cxvi 3 .