1 gand

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adj o,ā

(a) of things scanty, spare, limited (of quantity) : gand .i. cumang, Thr. Ir. Gl. 136 . érim ngand a limited course (of human life), Ériu i 68 § 3 . uath donarfas fa gann gle of scanty beauty, Laws i 74.12 Comm. Scota gan scéimh ngainn, Keat. ii 223 (poem). sé maic Gelóin cen gním ngand of no meagre performance, Metr. Dinds. iii 164.19 . lai gaí gann (sic leg.) `a slender shaft of day,' RC v 201 § 20 . Cf. rogaet ... do gae gand by a slender (?) spear, IT i 158.2 (poem in B. na Filed). teagh ann nach fuil ... | ocaras ná ól gann stint of drink, Dán Dé xxxi 2 . an tí ghrádhuigheas an t-ól ... go mbiaidh an ciste gann aige a lean purse, TSh. 9203 . aimsear ghann a time of scarcity, Keat. ii 4112 . light (of sleep): ina chotlud, nir bo gand, TFerbe 772 . poor, inferior (?): is gann in memram ┐ a scribend, Thes. ii xxi 26 ( Sg. 195a marg.). is gann membrumm `the parchment is scanty,' ib. xxii 24 ( Sg. 228 marg.). rofháccsat ... Luimneach na ghual gann gainmheach a barren, sandy ... ? AFM ii 882.13 (poem).

(b) Of persons straitened, needy, starved: nidom nía acht im gheilt ghann, BS 40 = Corm. LB s.v. ong . On ló romarbadh Áed oll | becc d'ḟeraib talman nach gann, ACL iii 304.26 .

(c) In moral sense mean, penurious, grudging : nīrbu chalad (glossed nirbu gand) cessachtach, Hy. v 8 . in t-í ropo gand co rop ernedach, PH 5620 . Becnat ... in lia logmar nar bo gann, Fél. 112.30 . fri báig Saxan ngalbech ngand `violent, grasping Saxons,' Metr. Dinds. ii 36.18 . SG 27.2 . Cf. ? gann .i. goirt no docamhlach bitter or churlish, O'Cl. Transf. of actions mean, evil: ba fingal gand, ZCP xi 108 § 3 . a chor hi carcair, gním ṅgann (of Joseph), SR 3219 . Datrat Enna, nir breth gand `no niggardly gift,' RC xx 10 § 6 . gand combach rofersat `a close combat,' TTr.² 942 . Compar. (in cheville): gním a[s] gainniu (?), Anecd. i 60 § 85 ( ZCP xi 154§ 85 ).

Compds. ¤cliar a niggardly band (of clerics): líonmhaire na gann-chléire, Oss. iii 266.4 . ¤cuid a scanty meal, a collation , Donlevy 136.4 . ¤tuare coarse food: a mmór den gantuari, Mon. Tall. § 63.z .