gas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gas or dil.ie/25440

Forms: gas

n o, m. orig. neut. (n s. gass n-oir, AU 867 verse ). gas f., IGT Decl. § 39. 6 , cf. tri gasa, MR 18.7 inf.

(a) a sprig, a shoot, a twig : do ith an ingen in gas, Fél. 136 . gilithir gass, diatabur ilur mbit[hṡ]nas (sic leg.), ZCP xiii 256.24 . rotbīa na trī gais .i. gas biroir ┐ gas fochluchta ┐ gas trechlaim, TBC-I¹ 1045 . gass sanais a sprig of sanicle, RC xxvi 10.8 . gurmu nā gas a glassin, LL 33b46 . i dilse an aen gais, Laws iv 150.13 Comm. tri gasa do bhiror na Boinne, MR 18.7 . rūadgaiss raithnigi `the red stalks of the bracken,' Ériu vii 2.9 . foscain do rindib secht ngas, ZCP xiii 258.5 . gais chrema, LL 117b24 ( Irish Texts i 33.12 ). da ghas bilair, Lism. L. 4788.

(b) Fig. a stripling, a scion, a young warrior : in gas fine, Thes. ii 295 § 6 . gass n-oir, AU 867 . a gass glé (of David), SR 5953 . doluid do Themuir in gass mōr dīriuch, ZCP viii 311.20 . dercod don liat tarsin ngas, ZCP xiii 264.16 . cia gass garg, LL 199b37 . ba gas hé ic erslucud na ṅglúas, RC xx 252.12 (ACC Comm.). nad mair orgais `the golden scion,' AFM ii 572.2 (an. 904 ; verse).