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forgell , forgal(l)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forgell , forgal(l) or dil.ie/23662

Forms: forcell, forcal, forgall, forcoll, forgal, forg- gal, forcill, forcaill, forgaill, forgul, forcell, forgall, forgell

n (For the phonetically regular forgal which is not uncommon see Bergin, Palat. § 30 ). o,n. later m. (vn. of for-gella) n a s. (with art.) a forcell Wb 25d21 . Ml 42c1 . a forcal 42d4 . cain-forgall (: ordan) Hy i 50 . Cf. forcoll LU 8479 ( FB 33 ). forgal (ordan) SR 7051 . forg- gal (: orddan) 7003 . g s. ind forcill Wb 28b7 . forcaill Ml 46c24 . forgaill SR 4302 . d s. forgul (: ordun), Fél. Ep. 488 . Cf. forcell .i. for ciall .i. fri éc, O'Mulc. 584 , where, despite the etymology given, -c- may = gg (unless the form here belongs to fo-ciallathar) dia forciull-som, Mon. Tall. § 31 is a vb. according to note in Rule of T. p. 95 (but the true reading seems uncertain).

(a) bearing witness, testifying; testimony, attestation, affirmation: gl. attestatio Ml 42c1 , d4 , testimonium Wb 16c4 . rún ind forcillsin no pridchimse 28b7 . foirghioll .i. foillsiughadh, O'Cl. fis timnae nDae ┐ a forcaill Ml 46c24 . cach fiadain a foirgell, Arch. iii 226 ( Aib. C. 10 ). foirgell o fiadnaib, Laws v 366.12 . forgeall gufiadnaise (.i. in gufiadnaise dfoirgell do) iv 52.26 . ni saig naidm fecheman cin fiadna dia forgell without witnesses to attest it H 3.17, 550.4 ( ZCP xviii 402 ). tuitfit ina forgolld `in witness of it' Fianaig. 82.7 . oc forcell esergi Crist PH 3676 . Often in introducing a corroborative: conid da forcell sin atbeir in fāid, Lism. L. 691 . da orgeall sin part of the corroboration of that Cog. 180.25 . conad do forgell na ngnim so ro chan in senchaid RC xxiv 184 § 17 . conidh da foirgell sin ... do chan in file BNnÉ 223 § 120 . Cf. síl Ṡolman ... cen forgal ... cen ordan SR 7051 . is guforcell doberam do Dia false testimony of God Wb 13b15 . ni thēiss hi [cu v.l.] forgull fri nech, Arch. iii 312 § 6 = ni thois i forgiull for n. LB 261a8 . ri fors tardad guforgall SR 7752 . cf. Susannam ... iarsind ḟorgul fuirri, Fél. Ep. 488 . ri rosáer Susannam ... don guforgull SR 7359 . Hence prob. forghal ┐ forghall .i. brég, O'Cl. airlama forgill glib in asseveration (of women) Tec. Corm. § 16.27 .

(b) in wider sense a statement, pronouncement, esp. an authoritative one, passing into sense of command, authority: forcgel nĒl, Rawl. 116b50 ( Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 31 § 53 , `ein Zeugnis Gottes'). ri roraidi friu ... forgal febda firinne SR 7706 . la forggal Fiadat 7568 . ba lór forggal os cach maig (of Solomon) 7003 . fri frecru forgal fírdrong 7026 . forgal fírian (chev.) 2678 . rótbiat limm anige in tslúaig ... fom forgal fēin 5848 . testimony; accusation: F. mac G. ... do mharbhadh ... ar forgall mhec R. `at the instigation of' FM iv 928.16 . Tadg ... do ghabháil le C. ar forgall Fhédhlim ALC i 358.6 = Ann. Conn. 1242 § 10 (= furail AU ii 302.5 , forchongra FM iii 304.23 ). Mag C. do marbadh do S. tre forgoll in Iarla AU ii 378.14 (= forgall, Ann. Conn. 1292 § 5 ). tria forgall Aeda, Ann. Conn. 1350 § 7 ). Ros I. nír tréicc A. ... ar impidhe na ar fhorgall, BNnÉ 260.10 . The form forgall seems to have been appropriated for this use and perhaps had become differentiated from forgell .

Aire forgill a landed proprietor next in rank to a `ri': aire forggaill cid ara n-eperr? Ar is hé fortgella for na gráda doruirmisem, Críth G. 417 ( Laws iv 326 ) `testifies to [the character of] the grades'; `makes affirmation above the grades' Mac Neill, Law of Status 29 (see Críth G. p. 72 , B. Crólige p. 70 § 46 ). aire forgill, Críth G. 11 ( Laws iv 298 ). a. forggaill LL 29b22 . Called also: fer forgaill ZCP v 499 § 5 .