1 gerr

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adj o,ā

(a) short (of space or time); often adverbial a short time: cochaill gerra ... impu, LU 2180 ( FA § 26 ). ní rob gerr mo grés. let not my poem be curtailed, Metr. Dinds. iii 346.102 . an déas ghearr ... ┐ an déas ard, TSh. 2643 . gearr mo ré ḟúaraidh ar t'ḟeart, IGT Decl. ex. 1108 . gearr dobháoi an cróisin gan chrann, 577 . gearr bhíos an chumha so ag clódh soon does this grief return, Studies 1924, 88 § 25 . ma fada gearr beirthear é, TD 22.13 . is do deacraib in domain | buain mela ar mecnaib ibair, | a scailp for conaib gearraib, | longad i ceallaib scibair shorthaired (?), BB 299a16 . cúaine na ccon ngearr, IGT Decl. ex. 459 . gerr ó a short (way) from, near, at hand (of space or time) ger gerr uadha í though it was a short space distant, BCC § 361 . an nimh-sin ... is gearr uaithi dul im chois it will soon affect my foot, Measgra D. 34.6 ; 53.15 . Compar. secht ṅgerr-chochaill ... girri cech n-úachtarach, libru cach n-íchtarach, MU² 625 . Cf. MacCongl. 43.23 . gabháil ... is girre seal fuair Eírinn shortest in duration, Keat. i 154.z (poem); níos giorra, Numbers xi 23 . As npr m. or sobriquet: Gerr in chocaidh, RC xvii 366.5 (Tig.) = AFM ii 812.12 . Mael[sh]echlainn mac i[n] ghirr `son of the dwarf,' AU ii 516.21 (an. 1365). Of a spear: Gearr Congail, MR 36.9 . Of a sword: Gearr na gColann, ITS xxiv 86.14 ; 92.29 .

(b) castrated: for eoch gerr on a gelding, BColm. 88.10 . ar eoch ngiurr, 90.16 . ? a meic Conleamna, a lair gearr, MacCarthy 124.16 = IT iii 69 § 12 (written alair). Names of two horses: Gerr in óir, Gerr in arcait, Acall. 274 . As subst. a short horse, a gelding (?): n. l. Ath Laime na Girre, AFM iv 1170.26 .

(c) ? syncopated (gram.): mēd na sainsi ┐ méd na bainsi gearr aráon, IGT Decl. § 150.

Compds. ¤bél short-lipped: Fergus Gerrbhél .i. girra robhói ina bhél, Cóir Anm. § 131 . ¤buanach transitory: ar sholás geárrbhúanach shaogaltha, RC xxiii 22.4 . ¤chlaideb a short sword: TTr.² 1612 . TBC-LL¹ 5501 (St.). ¤chocoll a short cloak: LU 6960 ( BDD § 82 ). LL 266b29 = MU² 625 . MacCongl. 43.22 . ¤chumann backsliding , Proverbs xiv 14 . ¤fhíad a hare: Levit. xi 6. Deuteronomy xiv 7 . ¤gha a short spear, a dart: pl. a ngearr-ghaoithe ┐ a sleagha, TSh. 5748 . ¤lámach (epithet) having short hands (or arms), Cóir Anm. § 236 . ¤léne a short kilt: gerr-leinti co gluinib, RC xxi 152 § 8 . ¤míl a hare (?): pl. geirrmila derga amail mucco, RC ix 472.y . but cf. gendmíla v.l., ZCP xi 152 § 46 . ¤shaégal; ¤shaéglach a short life; short-lived; transitory: TSh. 5346 . O'Gr. Cat. 464. ALC i 266.2 . Job xiv 1 . ¤shamthach a short-handled axe: AU ii 420.6 . AFM iii 500.2 . For gerr gara the calf (or shank) of the leg , see gergara.