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the twelfth letter of the Ogham alphabet, in Irish called gort `ivy,' Auraic. 1138 , 1187 = 4229 , 4285 . In early ortho- graphy the letter g represents either the voiced stop or the voiced spirant : in absolute initial position g is a voiced guttural stop ; medially and finally when preceded by a vowel, and initially when subject to lenition, it is a spirant ; when preceded by a consonant it may be either. The medial stop, normally written c, is sometimes written gg. In some early instances the medial stop is written g even between vowels, Thurneysen, Grammar § 29 - § 32 .

In later orthography the stop is written g in all positions, and the spirant gh. By the fourteenth century the voiced dental spirant (dh) had become a guttural (O'Rahilly, Irish Dialects 53 ), so that gh and dh are constantly confused in the manuscripts.


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n dart , see gae.

1 gá

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Mid. Ir. for cia interrog. adj.: gá ogum sut ina taeb, TBC 727 . ga Dia aile, PH 158 . gá méad fiche bliadhan, TSh. 10933 . gá huair ?, TD 1.28 . gár mhó ionmhuine, ib. 20.16 . ga lá (`lochdach'), IGT Introd. § 16.

2 gá

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ind = oca, see oc : ga ḟurmiáil, TBC 5713 . in gabul ... gá farcgaib, 786 . ra bai gá rád, 3486 .

3 gá

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ind = O. Ir. cid, q.v.: gá ttám `in short,' Studies 1922, 410.1 . gá dtám ris, TSh. 783.

4 gá

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conj = O. Ir. cia although: ga no marbad fer no dís, TBC 1065.


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n o,m. (gae) a little spear, javelin: do ghaánaibh bega biracha, Acall. 1802n .


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n smith , see gobae.


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pn occurs only in the name Oengus mac Oenláme Gábe, TBC 4906. 2815 (= Caime, LU). O. macc Oenláma Gábae, CRR § 8 . Lām Gābuid, ScM² § 10 , where origin of sobriquet is given. Oengus mac Lāme Gābaid, ib. O. mac Āenlaime gaibhe, ZCP xiii 169.36 . Cf. Cond mac Oenláma Caíphe, Ériu vi 150.1 .


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n danger , see gábud.


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x see gábudán.