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Cite this: eDIL s.v. fo-beir or
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Forms: fobairthea

v (ber—) lit. brings under , hence

(a) abases, subdues, impairs (?): ? domruacht bochta fombera, LL 37c40 ( Auraic. 5343 ).

(b) in follg. ex. with acc. of thing, seems = introduces, occasions (Lat. subigere): cet[h]arda fobera fiannas do duine .i. doimairg cricha, etc., four (evils) which soldiering will bring upon man (?) ZCP iii 453.12 (for fodera ?).

(c) dips, submerges: cu fobairthea cend na slegi sin issind lind, LL 267b20 ( MU² 732 ). ro foibred na fiarlanna isna lennaib fichecha a slessaib na saerclann `were tempered' Ériu viii 44.17 . mac Fiachrach lēr foibreadh sleagh 'Fiachra's son by whom a spear was tempered', Celtica xxvi 106 § 50 . See fobairt and fobride, and cf. fo-geir.

(d) passes under (?): (with —ro—) asberat araile ... forbered [Fergus] muire ┐ uisce samlaid, O'Curry 776 (< H 3.18, 364a ; cf. eolus fobarta fo muirib ib.) = imteghed fo muirib, Laws i 72.13 .