1 gair

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Forms: ngair, gair

subst. and adj. : neut. n s. a ngair , Sg. 176b2 . Ml. 132d4 . gair n-aigenta, Auraic. 4375.

(a) shortness ; esp. a short time : used adverbially : cid a ngair romba hi fochaid even the short time, Ml. 132d4 . gair biuc iartain shortly after- wards, Sg. 147a7 . Cf. gair bic ríana chésad, LU 2310 ( RC iv 246.9 ). cid cían cid gair be it long or short, Wb. 3c5 . cēn gair sooner or later, Ériu ix 48.3 . do láib is d'aidchib cen gair | in bi[th], iv 106 § 60 . gair riana dīth (.i. ōenbliadain ... ria ēc), ZCP xii 235 § 51 . bid gair uair dossom, BDD² 1419 . gair siu (s.l.) condristais a sciss shortly before, IT i 158 § 2 , §4 ( Oss. i .). With cop. as pred. : amal as ndian ade ┐ as ngair mbis even as it is swift and lasts for a short time, Ml. 57c12 . Ní déne tenid ratha | is and is gair a bádud, Ériu i 194 § 5. Attrib. (rare) : iarna sáethur gair-som, Fél. Prol. 59.

Compd. gaire .i. gair-seclæ .i. gair-rē .i. rē gair, Corm. Y 698 . gaire .i. gair-[r]ae .i. rē cumair, O'Mulc. 619.

(b) Rarely of distance a short space : gāir glám dia guin cid cian gair `be it far off or near,' Ériu ix 46 § 10 . ar a gair `convenient to him' (?), Laws v 84.24 (etym. gl. on gairid). Fig. ba gair nisleceth a pater (= minimum aberat quin ...) her father would scarcely allow, Lism. L. 321.24 = Irish Texts i 4 § 12 .

(c) In gram. shortness of quantity : eter fot ┐ gair, Sg. 5a9 . ar gair aicnid, 69a5 . Cf. gair n-aigenta ┐ gair suidigthi i bfoclaip gairdiph shortness by nature and position, Auraic. 4375 - 6 . a ngair robói hi `ruitus,' Sg. 176b2 . fri realadh fuid ┐ gair, Auraic. 1552 . for fut no for gair on a long or short [syllable], 819 . Caide fot ┐ gair intib ? 1339 . 1547 . See also 1 gar.

2 gair

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n word, command (?) : ba cadla gair (: thaig), Met. Dinds. ii 20.27 . torud craind ... dar mo gair bethi mairb diandessabair, SR 1231 . raid[id] ... for ṅgair, SR 3471 . adbul gair (: iarair), 3095 . digrais gair (: bráthair), 3074 , 4141 ; 4909 ; 7009 .

? 3 gair

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ind in grian gluair goires cach ṅgair (: gēnair) (ref. to Nimrod), SR 2735.

gairb

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n f. a torrent (prob. subst. use of garb) : gidh garbh in gairbh, Acall. 3834 n . darsiṅ gairb sair ┐ siar, LL 284a37 . ib. 39 . se[i]nm gairuh cēir (leg. gairb chéir) `the music of the dark torrent,' K. and H. § 25 . As river-namen : Gáir na Gairbe gainmige, LL 298b9 ( SG 367.5 ). ib. 297b50 ( SG 366.20 ). See Hog. Onom.

gairbe

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x see garbe.

gairbsin

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n (garb) roughness, harshness : gairbsin a gotha glóraig (: taidbsin), Met. Dinds. iii 464.68 . D.F. co ṅgarb-sin gle (: aimsir), iv 338.19 . Cf. ITS xix 106 n. 5 .

gairbthen

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n o,m. roughness : of the weather doinenn ocus gairbhthen (gairbhsin v.l.) mor, ITS xix 106.5 . gairbhten na gaith[e], Ériu viii 12.23 . licoris do chognum ┐ foirid gairbhtean na tengta, C iv 2, 27rb19 . `goose-flesh,' shivering (?) : ro lá graín ┐ gairbthen dia gnúis, Alex. 484 . g s. foghnaidh a n-aghaidh an ghairbhthin bhios annsa croiceann, 23 K 42, 390.3 . In moral sense asperity, harshness : dlighid na tighearnaidhe bheith gan ... ghairbhthean, Keat. iii 162. Of voice: re gairbten in gotha 'hoarseness of the voice' Ériu x 147.22 .

gairde

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x see gairte.

gairdech

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adj o,ā joyful, festive : do chuáidh Háman amach ... gáirdeach, Esther v 9 . go gáirdeach ag caitheamh fleadh, ITS i 46.32 .

gairdechad

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(gairdech), vn. (= gairtiugud) gladdening, delight- ing : ar ghairdechad menman dorigni, RC x 94.8 . `gairde- chad .i. gairdeaghadh a rejoicing, elating, joy,' P. O'C.

gairdechas

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(gairdech) o,m. rejoicing, gladness : triallait ... fá luth ┐ ghairdechus, Marco P. § 32 . dorignedar gáirdechas is subachas mór, SG 2.17 . Ferais failte fri T. co ngairdechus mór, Aisl. Tund. 117.1 . glóir an tsaoghail, gairdeachas gearr, TSh. 941 . gáirdeachas bréige, 8131 . donimíd gáirdeachus a dtrioblóidibh, Rom. v 3 . fáth gáirdeachais, 2 Corinth. v 12 . in genemain do denam a ngairdeocus, Irish Texts v 58.34 . As quasi vn : ag gáirdeachus iona fhiadhnuise, Prov. viii 30.