1 gen

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 gen or dil.ie/25635

Forms: ngein, ngen, gena

n orig. u,n. n s. a ngein (leg. ngen), LL 7204 . n p. gena, Triads 91 . Later f.: n s. gen chon, Triads 91.

(a) a smile, a laugh : gen. foll. by gáire : tibid gen fris, LU 3288 ( SC § 8 ). is mairg frisi tibi gen | in ben, LU 2977 = SG 235.6 . mogénor fristibhe gen, ZCP vii 268 § 3 . ba gen ┐ fáilte ... ar medón, LL 249a33 ( TBF 114 ). ni ro thib gen n-gairi, IT i 77.6 . nochon fhacces gen gáre for a beolu, LL 278b34 . Nach beoil blaiset ni thic faitbiud na gen gairi forra, Ériu ii 112 § 36 . a gen gáre ass frisna dama, RC xxv 30 § 14 . dorinne ... gen gaire ┐ subhachais, BNnÉ 232 § 146 . do gab gengairi ... é, BCC § 98 . Keat. ii 5700 . trí gena ata messu brón : gen snechta oc legad, gen do mná frit ... gen chon ḟoilmnich, Triads 91 . gean .i. gairi, Lec. Gl. 358 . Of mocking or scornful laughter (alone or foll. by gáire) : faiphtis gen gaire 'na agaid, TTebe 3210. Cf. 4890 . rotib a gin ṅgairi (v.l. gen gaire) 'ma mac, 2623 . pl. rouadar ... ac genaib gæire im C., 2552 . cas-gen a short sarcastic laugh : dremhan an caisghen tibhes, Fian. 16 § 42 . atracht a chasgen as. `Fe ama !' or in fili, `is salach in gen,' YBL 127a9 . Cf. is cass conatbi a gen. Met. Dinds. iv 244.47 . droch-gen a sour smile, a sardonic smile : dobái droch-ghen air acc bennachadh dó, BNnÉ 173 § 20.

(b) sport, levity : lanamnus donither tre gean, Laws ii 356.27 Comm. Cf. s.v. genaige.