genemain

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Forms: geinemain

i, f. IGT Decl. § 10 . vn. of gainithir.

(a) coming into existence, birth : geinemain (gl. generatio), Ir. Gl. 887 . geinemain do o maithir iarna tuisti o athair, Laws i 256.27 Comm. comtis leir fíad genemain, SR 2808 . ar a genemain o'n bannscail, PH 4784 . maircc do ghein do gheineamain, RC xxxvii 345 § 1 . PH 5305 . TTebe 134 . secht ṁblíadna riana genemain, Ériu iv 22 § 4 . Crist do genemain, LL 9a21 . genemaint Crist, BCC 390.17 . ┐ teicemad co millfed in geinemain et forte abhortiret, Irish Texts v 72.17 . Of procreation : ge[i]n soinmeach do geineamain uadh ┐ o mnai, BB 261a57 . g s. i n-uair genemna do ríg, LL 147a8 ( PRIA iii 546 § 7 ). fod mo gheinemhna ┐ mo ghnáth-choimperta, BNnÉ 267.5 . o fodhar na genemna the sound of birth, Auraic. 1616 . ó phort a gheineamhna, TSh. 736 . do thaobh a ghlún ngeineamhna `by virtue of his ancestry,' TD 31.12 . Cf. TTebe 4868 .

(b) generative power ; growth, production : a uirghi cle ... is uaithi ata in geinemhain, Laws iii 354.19 . fāsaidh as in grān sin ... an geineamhain nadurtha da bhi a cumhachtaib ... don taib astid, Ir. Astr. Tr. 156.24 ( ITS xiv ). nemgenemain ceól, LU 701 ( ACC 36 ). As vn. : nócha n-adha ní do geineamhain o neoch isin ní na bronnann sé, O'D. 661 ( H 3.17, c.492a ). ré grás Dé do gheineamhain 'na chroidhe, TSh. 8696 . sgáoi d'orcaibh ... ag geinemhain, IGT Decl. ex. 331.

(c) Abst. for concrete race, progeny : combáig ... trenfher in genemna Ádaim, TTr. 1350 ( LL 235a28 ).

(d) source, fountain-head (of waters) : mar a raibh gineamhuin na n-uisgeadh, 2 Kings ii 21.

(e) semen virile : tri tighi na genemna, per inspissationem spermatis, Irish Texts v 60.20 .