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fópairt , fóbairt, fúabairt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fópairt , fóbairt, fúabairt or dil.ie/23269

Forms: fóbairt, -airte, -arta, fuaparta, fuaparta

(older -art) f. (vn. of *fo-opair see fúabair). fóbairt (g s. -airte, -arta) IGT, Decl. § 42 . ib., IGT Vbs. § 46 . The freq. omission of accent and the occasional len. of -b- may indicate confusion with FOBAIRT (fobhairt), q.v.

(a) attacking, assailing; an assault (usually swift and sudden), absol. or with obj. gen.: fóbairt is ainm d'innsoighidh, Metr. Gl., Ff. 54 (v.l. to `fóbhairt') atregat ... ┐ doberat fobairt trén ... co rrucsat an n-imdorus inna cind LU 1606 ( IT ii2 214 ). na slóig cen [ḟ]opairt frisin ré sin LU 6362 ( TBC-I¹ 1847 ). ro ba fada laissiumh baoi Ó N. ... gan fobairt, AFM vi 1932.7 . tanic do ḟuapairt Con Culaind, TBC-LL¹ 1942 . tanic do ḟopairt C., 1981 . is i comairli doroine ... fobairt in caisil, CCath. 3513 . fuabairt Atha Luain la Concobar ... ┐ ni ro léced tairis iat, RC xviii 57 (Tig.). gan cath gan fuabhairt [sic], AFM ii 968.11 . g s. trelam fuaparta TBC-LL¹ 1090 (t. gaisgidh St). gae ... re faga feig fobarta 5313 (= fobartach, TBC-I¹ 3249 ). nac[h] filet side lin for fobarta in number sufficient to attack you CCath. 5509 . pl. ra bertsatar teora fuaparta dona sluagaib, TBC-LL¹ 4533 . Folld. by descriptive gen.: dosbert fobairt bidbad ... foraib, LU 6498 . 6509 . tobert fobart mbidbad forro, 7895 ( BDD 148 ). dobhert fuabairt biodhbhadh ... forra, AFM vi 1930.17 . C. do mharbhadh hi fuabairt aidhche a night attack AFM ii 630.12 . tuc fobairt chatha doib, RC xviii 268.15 . Of animals: adchondairc in noidin ... ┐ na hethaidi ica fuabairt, RC xxiv 192.1 .

(b) attempting, essaying, setting about (an undertaking): fobairt cuirp Muiri do loscad, LB 151a17 . dol d'fuabairt an chlesa, RC xxix 112 § 5 . ba dícra le D. fobairt oirlich Fergusa to attempt to kill F. Celt. Rev. iv 118.32 . fobairt felli do indisin do M. do denam do N. fair ┐ fobairt an tire do facbail do N. iar sin M. was told that N. had attempted to betray him and N. made to leave the country Ann. Conn. 1291 § 7 . ag fobairt chomhmarptha a cheile, Fl. Earls 124 . ná tí dhím dénamh an uilc. ná tí am inntind a ḟóbairt may it not enter my mind to attempt it IGT, Decl. ex. 1193 . dá dtíosadh as aonglór uilc níorbh í m'inntinn a ḟ.¤ , Content. xviii 129 .

(c) hence with ellipse of vn. and gen. of place, attempting to pass (over or under, to cross, traverse, etc.): ? admidair Fergus fobairt Locha Rudraighe `to enter ' Ériu xvi 38 (< H 3.18, 364b ). Laws i 72.14 (corresp. to: dochuatar isin loch da fothrugud, SG 250.10 . Cf. fobairt) do eiridh laech ... d'uabairt Ghlaisi Cruinn, ZCP viii 543.7 (corresp. to: do thaet ... dia fromad na Glassi, TBC-LL¹ 1570 ; gabais liic ... fri ais do thecht darsin n-usce, LU 5365 ). do dheachatar M. andeas ... do fobairt na coillteadh `to scour the woods' AFM ii 1078.4 . Cf. luathfoibirt cacha srotha (.i. slán aentarraingin lín) `the quick drawing (of a net) from each stream' Laws v 482.24 (484.10) quoted O'Dav. 759 with gl.: fobairt .i. tarraing nó tadhall ... luath-fobairt i. is slán entarraing nó entadall in lind cid lín gabala ...