2 fonn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 fonn or dil.ie/23253

 

n o, m. desire, fondness, pleasure (in something). Acc. to Stokes ( ACL iii 195 ) and Skeat the origin of Engl. fun (this etym. is not, apparently, accepted by the editors of NED). The word seems confined to comparatively late Mid. Ir. and Mod. Ir. texts, unless it is represented in the follg. ex.: Aed f.¤ fri fuilted féle `joyous at increase of hospitality' Thes. ii 295 (but see 1 fonn). ropo dia f.¤ hi forcital legis Colum Cille, ACC 27 Comm. (`such was his delight in teaching' RC xxi 134 ). is beg f.¤ imorro imthus ar n-ech the fate of our horses is of little importance (?) RC xii 6.17 , cf. fer dara f.¤ fiadach | tonn fledartach laemrach `a man that loves the chase' active, a generous feastgiver' SG 241.21 [? to whom the ... wave is a hunting field;]. an dream ba mó f.¤ don mhaitheas phuiblidhe do mhéadughadh `who were most zealous for the aggrandisement of the public weal' Keat. iii 118 . f.¤ Eabhraidheach d'ḟiadhail Éigipt, Hackett xlii 81 . ró a bhfuinn i bhfonn na cille their excessive desire for church-lands, ib. 93 . lán ... d'fh.¤ anorduighthe ris an nglóir ... d'fhaigsin, TSh. 2048 . go raibh f.¤ mór ort a ndíaigh tighe h'athar, Gen. xxxi 30 . dhf.¤ na firinne for the sake of truth Luc. Fid. 98.13 . d'ḟ.¤ críoch do chur id tháille, Content. xviii 58 . Cf. do réir dheaghḟuinn a thoile, Ephes. i 5 (= good pleasure AV). do bhadar ceithri fuinn agam re fada ... an ceud fonn ... a ttainig do naomh-leigheann go hÉirinn do leigeadh damh, Rule of Tallaght § 81 (= cethtri cridiscel, Mon. Tall. § 25 ).