gairéd

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n (< AN garet Risk 80 ) a watch- tower: mar bhíos an fear fheithmhe san gairéd as airde (= sicut speculator in arce), 23 K 42, 293.6 . Cf. n. l. Móta Gairéad = Mountgarret, Hog. Onom.

gairédach

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adj (gairéd) o,ā turretted, towered: ní dáich go ngéabhdais Gréagaigh | an ráith ... ngairéadaigh (of Troy), TD 26.36 .

gairessún

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x see garasún.

gáiretach

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adj o,ā laughing, smiling: gnúis gheanamhail gháireatach ag fear na ceilge, TSh. 8966.

gáirfedach

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n (gáir) ā,f. (for termination cf. anál-, dér-, gol-, nuall-, torann-, uchfadach) wailing, groaning: eigmech ┐ ... gairfedhach na n-anmann truagh (= `ululatus'), Aisl. Tund. (later version) 132 § 2 . maille le gairfedhaigh ro-moir (of devils), BNnÉ 68.1 . Med. a rumbling noise (?): re gair- feadhaigh inneadh, 23 K 42, 146.19 . an tan bhios gáir- feadhach isin mbroinn (= si tormina acciderint), 46.10 . ┐ bidh gairfidhach ina hinnib rugitus ventris, Irish Texts v 28.14 .

? gairfoirside

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ind admestar athra scēo māthra maīnib gaire gairfoirside (gair forsaighi, gairforrsaigh v.ll.), ZCP xi 95 § 49 . Perhaps two words or a compd.

1 gairge

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n a cormorant (?): o Sinainn na ngairge nglan, Arch. Hib. i 1 . See also gercc.

2 gairge

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n (garg), ,f. roughness, bluntness (of a warrior), bold- ness, fierceness . Seems to be used in a more favourable sense than gairbe, and, unlike the latter, is not used of purely physical qualities. co ṅgairgi gossa, Met. Dinds. iii 108.2 . ar a n-gaircce ... agus ar a febas a n-ersclaighi, TBC 5654 St. nāmthī garga fri slūagh nArda, Arch. iii 297 § 55 . gretha grainne congairgge, SR 8138 . buirbe ... gart, gairgi is cruas, MR 150.11 . Anecd. ii 49.6 . gnim cen gairge (a cheville) i 54.1 . co lin sciath co ngairgi nglond, BB 52b14 . gūaire .i. ūasal nō gairci, Corm. Y 729 (second part of definition evi- dently applies to guaire bristle).

gairgin

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n crowfoot: canopodium pes corvi .i. in gairgin, RC ix 230.2 .

1 gairid

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n (gair+fid ?) a rod, a switch: is é in cétna flescach ro gab sriana ┐ gairíd .i. fidh no echlasc, O'Dav. 1105.

2 gairid

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Forms: garaid

n (also gairig, garaid) a youth under age, a minor of the freeman class (cf. Ir. Recht 86 f .): fodla febe tra: inol, ocus flesgach, ocus garaid classes of worth, Laws v 78.23 . See also 80.5 gloss, where he is said to be 8 years old. His honour- price was a sheep worth two `screpalls,' e.g. :uan meich do fleascach ocus caera do gairid, dairt do fir mbidbadh, Laws v 84.20 ; with gloss: caera .i. caera is fiu da screpall do gairid, ib. 23 . a tri n-aesa (i.e. flescach, gairid and midbath) .viii. mbliadna ┐. x. mbliadna ┐. xii. bliadna, 86.2 Comm.

The exact meaning of the word is uncertain. It may be the same in origin as 1 gairid, with which some commentators seem to connect it: garith .i. a edh no edh na hechlaisce, O'C. 1981 ( H.4.22, p. 19 ). do gairid .i. don ti bis ed a [ḟ]id ar a gair `his switch convenient to him' (?), Laws v 84.23 Comm. Cf. fleascach .i. is aici bis in fleasc bundsaidi, O'C. 559 ( H.3.18, 277 ; Cóic Con. Fug. p. 69 ).