fortail

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Forms: foirtil(l), fortail, fartail, foirtil, fairtil, f.

adj i (tilid, Celtica xv 24 ) also foirtil(l) ; IGT, Decl. § 132 gives the forms fortail(-l), fartail(-l), foirtil(-l) and fairtil(-l) as equivalent.

(a) having the upper hand or mastery, dominant, victorious: ba f.¤ mé for cach rét, LU 1324 ( Imr. Brain ii 291 : `I was able to do anything' ; ba f.¤ lim mo menma v.l.). batar ... oc foglaim ... combtar fortaile for cerddib suíthe, LL 9a2 (= fortille, BB 32a9 , fortilde, RC xii 56 ). bát láechdha fortill in fer sin fri cach n-aén ..., Cóir Anm. 179 . bud f.¤ a n-oenchath som for cethri cathaib aile, LL 43b2 . ba f.¤ oen ... for míle dib-sium a single enemy could outmatch a thousand of them PH 4050 . ní tharla friú ... forlíon ar nárbhad f.¤ , AFM vi 2280.11 . coro gleicc doib ┐ ba f.¤ in dartaid BB 384b33 (= Dinds. 66 ). mad hi in talmaidhecht bhus f.¤ isin duine if the earthly nature predominates ZCP xiii 48.21 . Here perh. : fortuill i bhfoghluim (: folttruim), Aithd. D. 41.5 . bean ḟ.¤ , IGT, Decl. § 132 . Adv. : ná bí ar filidh go f.¤ , Studies 1924, 245 = fartail, IGT, Decl. ex. 1917 . Compar. as amlaid ata tes ┐ tirmacht isin fer nis fuirtille do reir uaisli ┐ dingmaltacht[a] nis mo na sna mnaibh, Irish Texts v 12.15 . Superl. asi in cétna ingen ... as fortille fortha is their superior Marco P. 36 .

(b) later strong, capable, efficient , the orig. meaning being expressed by compar. : flaith féig fartail, Metr. Dinds. iii 196 . gnúis ḟ.¤ (:moltaibh), Aithd. D. 46.8 . gabh la foirtille fulaing IGT, Decl. ex. 1918 . sgaí ... nach foirtill bfeadhma, ex. 1919 . an tṡlat ḟ.¤ (of a king) TD 32.58 . sdét furtill, ZCP vi 36.31 . intinn ḟoirtill (= animo forti) Keat. i p. 64 . ionann Elias ┐ foirtill no láidir, TSh. 7377 . dho dhaoinibh ... noch bhías foirtill ar dháoinibh eile dho theagusg able to teach others 2 Timothy ii 2 . don tí ba foirtille i bhfeidhm aoinḟir, Keat. ii 3070 . ona maighistribh do ba foirtille agas dobadh foghlamtha a n-eolas ..., RC iv 353 ( O'Cl., Pref .). In med. texts : bid in brig tochluigtech co fuirtill = appetitus non perit Rosa Angl. 274.10 . an tan bis an tes nadurdha co foirtill cum gnimaigthi, RC xlix 33.18 . With gen. : ar bheith fortuil bhfoghloma, L. Cl. A. B. 228.68 . cf. fortall cach uilc ilar sluaig a numerous army overcomes every evil Cog. 122.20 . do chuir Dia sibhsi a bhfortoil na huachtaranachta, Mac Aingil 519.14 .

Compds. clanna fortuilbeoda Ferghusa strong and active Caithr. CC § 81 . ¤daingen : colamhuin ┐ fortoildhaingion na fírinne (= columna et firmamentum veritatis 1 Timothy iii 15 ), Desid. p. 312 . ¤lín : see fortaillín.