fobairt

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Forms: fobhairt, fabhairt, fogh-, fagh-

n f. (vn. of fo-beir) fobhairt fabhairt (v.l. fogh-, fagh-) IGT, Decl. § 42 .

I Lit. `bringing under,' hence

(a) dipping, immersion: ? columha mōr ... ┐ lín [éisc] a f.¤ asa mullach isin [muir], RC xiv 44 § 51 : `drawn from its summit' Stokes (= ex summo ... ad maris superficiem tentorium ... descendit V. SS. Hib. ii 283 ). See fópairt (c). eolas fobarta fo muirib skill in passing under (?) seas O'Curry 776 (< H 3.18, 364a ). Laws i 72.7 . Cf. admidir F. fobairt Locha R., Laws i 72.14 , cited under fópairt (c). Of tempering metal by immersion: fuair ... a f.¤ ... al-lendaib ... do boccadh ┐ do righniugadh ... a adbair it had been dipt in liquids (of a steel hauberk) CCath. 5216 . Hence

(b) tempering and (fig.) testing: Cf. a deiccsi fo tri gortaib .i. donnghorad ┐ banghorad ┐ gorad fobarta (of an axe), O'Curry 884 (< H 3.18, 395b ). is géar an fhobhairt é an brón, Dánta Gr. 53.11 . fobairt & foghairt ... a tempering or heating in the fire... 'tabhairt [sic] fobhairt don iorann [sic] is an dteallach, P. O'C. See fagairt and foibred.

II Concrete, a fomentation; a salve: fobairt & foghairt ... ` salve , ointment, ... fobhairt súl `an eyesalve ' P. O'C. fobhuirt derbtha chum na súl collyrium O'Gr. Cat. 283.24 . úng do ṡúile ré fobhairt na súl eye-salve Rev. iii 18 . a sugh do cur isna fobhairtibh, 23 K 42, 334.18 .