1 gráinne

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n (grán) , f.

(a) a grain, a seed : combi diass mór ind óengránne, Wb. 13c23 . mad grainne cruithnechte, ib. 13c24 . grainde di fo iacail `a grain of it is put under the tooth,' Laws ii 242.17 Comm. cutruma graine .i. comfot in grainne eorna, ib. 252.15 Comm. intí dosgní ... cet gráine don oen graine, Todd Lect. vi 26.1 . roadnacht F. grainne n-oir fo slinnen, ZCP ii 134 § 4 . oiread ghráine mhuisdaird, Luke xvii 6 . an gráinne cruithneachda, John xii 24. Of a descendant : tig síol is táire is ní thig | gráinne ríogh isan roilig 'a humbler seed sprouts in the graveyard but the seed of kings sprouts not', Giolla Brighde 28 § 23 . mac d'Fhíonlasair a hÁine, | gráinne a míonfhrasaibh Muaidhe 'he is the son of Lasairfhíona from Áine, a grain from the gentle streams of Muadh', Giolla Brighde 86 § 19​​​. 6 .

Compd. daur-grainne an acorn. Of a warrior : dron daur-grāinne (v.l. daurgrane .i. grane darach, LL 311b18 ) `der geste Kern einer Eichel,' Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 23 § 2.

(b) A measure of length, see ZCP xiv 358 : ara-letha bun cacha simne iarna airdbe cutruma graine frisi-tomister ordlach `das untere Ende jeder abgeschnittenen Binse gleich Breit wie ein Korn,' ZCP xiv 355.35 . caiti tomus o grainib ocus uighib `what is the measurement by grains and eggs,' Laws iii 334.19 . tri graindi i n-orlach, ib. 20 Comm.