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glére n(glér,gléir). An abstract, the precise ṁeaning of which
in any given context is not always easy to decide. It seems
75to have the two primary senses : (1) abundance ; (2) choice,
élite(passing into that ofexcellencein general). The former
meaning seems to be that of the numerous occurrences of the
word in SR ; the latter meaning prevails in the more recent
exx. The sense ` purity,brightness ' given by some translators
80has no support, and is probably due to a confusion with
gleór.Gleire .i. imat, O'Dav. 1060 .gleire maitheasa .i.
iomad maitheasa, O'Cl. gléire .i. togha,ib. immacomthuit
dóib, conná tudchith nech dīb i mbethaid ass do glēri na
mmac, TBC² 1446 .Héle fáith | glére crúanmaith cech
85comráid, SR 7110 .gnim dían co ṅglére, 2847 .d p. erig, a
Eua, don lár | glerib rochlos do chomrád abundantly(?) (of
her prayer for Adam's forgiveness), 2098 .Cf. huair forḟemid
... | iar ṅglerib, a óentagud(of Joseph and Potiphar's wife),
3210 .cathir grainne, glérib cath(of Hell), 873 .doluid
Sául, gléraib cath with many battalions, 5577 .glérib crech,
6409 ; 6729 .gléraib ellach, 5783 .Cf.with these :d'eirghi
fan nguasacht sin gleire glan (sic leg.) marcṡluaigh with a
5fine picked troop of cavalry
, AU ii 528.19 .gléire a aithisc ┐ a
huraigill her own terms(lit.the choice (?) of her speech and
decision
), RC xxii 394.1 ( BDD § 62 Eg.).glēre ḟīrtiprat`a
choice spring
,' K. and H. § 15 .gleire gensa (: feile), Ériu
viii 69.63 .glēre garta, Arch. iii 303 § 8 .rusnothrastar ...
10fo glēri gach maithiusa he entertained them on abundance of (?)
(the best of ?) everything,ib. 3.9 .Cf. BColm.,84.5 .gléire
descad`abundance of leavings,' CRR § 8 .tor Bhreoghain
... | dár caitheadh gléire do gháibh numerous (?) darts, Ériu
v 62.142 .dorochradar ... gleri laech many warriors, Aen.
15 2493 .Cf. 2827 .tug imchomarc ghléri duid,sent thee a
special greeting
, RC xiv 262.6 .dorinneadar gleire foilcthe ┐
fothruigthe dhóibh, ITS v 106.14 .rucsat leó fo glére a
ngell`amongst their choicest pledges,' Met. Dinds. iii 398.25 .
do techt fo ghléri arm ┐ ēidid, Caithr. CC § 5 .luid ... C. co
20ngleri tinoil fer Muman a chosen muster, RC xxiv 64.20 .
ocht fir déc do gléiri glan`of pure excellence,' Ériu ii 166.59 .
Hy Many 130.2 .ar gléri n-Gaedel, MR 190.17 ; 224.10 .
Hy Fiachr. 246.11 . Cog. 166.20 . FM ii 642.3 ; vi 2016.4 .
slógh mór do ghléire laoch, Hugh Roe § 76 (37a) .a mná
25saidhbhre saorchlannda | ag díogha gléire na nGall possessed
by the refuse of the English aristocrats (?
), A. Ó Dálaigh liii 17.
ón ghléire Ghall`the array of English,' TD 35.2 .dīlada gun
gléiri Ghall, IGT Decl. ex. 547 .níd ria olc na glere graf
many tribulations(?), BCC § 355 (p. 386.22) . (?)mo cochall
30gleri (: féne), § 275 (p. 286.3) . In chevilles:glére glé, SR
6403 .gléire gal, Met. Dinds. iii 340.35 .glan glēre(sic leg.),
Gorm. May 28.

Gléru n,npr m. g s. dí ingin Glérann ..., Trip. i 134.6 =di ingin
Gleraind, Thes. ii 313.17 Comm.

35 glés n u,m. g s. gléso, Ardm. 78a2 ( Thes. i. 495 ) ; alsoo,m.
g s. glēis(:mēiss), LL 29b46 . (:éis), Met. Dinds. iv 260.14 ;
198.45 . A. Ó Dálaigh lv 2.
(a) In general senseacontrivance,means,arrangement: ri
dosnarbair ... | im thalmain con-ilglessaib, | cach digaeth dib
40im glés ṅgle | is oengles foraib huile(of the winds) ...who
disposed them around the earth with manifold functions, each
wind of them for its own definite function and yet all serving
the same purpose
, SR 89 - 92 .in glés fuil for na dúilib the
whole constitution of the elements
, O'D 971 ( H.3.17, c.679 ).
45 samchorgus nō gemchorgus | isa gāinem glēss the arrangement
of which is most admirable
, ZCP xiii 29 § 15 .óenach Talten,
talci gleós (: beós= glēs)`with mighty preparations,' Met.
Dinds. iii 50.39 .fo a gles chóir under due management, Mon.
Tall. § 77 .fó áenglés ┐ fo oencháe in one guise and in one
50way
, TTr. 1504 ( LL 237a33 ).gabaid glés n-imberta a arm
forsna diberga he starts plying, LU 7862 ( BDD § 143 ).Cf.
nogabtís glés do chloídmib ... ┐ d'echlascaib ... doib, LB
155a13 .do chuir gles ar a mhuinntir do tarrainġ amach,
Rel. Celt. ii 192.2 .glés coimhéta, 198.7 .glés troda, 188.14 .
55 gléas bídh agus biotáille do chur orainn let food and liquor be
furnished
..., Maguires of F. § 67 .gléas meallta ar mhnáibh,
Dánta Gr.² 9.32 .gléas do thurnamh an diomusa, TSh. 634 ;
10774 .gé nár chuir an t-olc a ngniomh (sic leg.), d'esbhuidh
gléasa for want of means, Mac Aingil 242.16 . Of a building :
60 allmhurdha leam gléas na nGall. `this foreigner's style,' DDána
119.33 .
(b)theinstrument,apparatus,equipmentwith which some-
thing is done. tri tuimthea gléso three dippings of the writing
instrument
, Thes. i 495.5 ( Ardm. 78a2 ).Cf. mo glēs gēroll
65(of a pen), ZCP xiii 8.5 .as olc an glés, O'Gr. Cat. 243.35
(scribal note).ingni foda is géiri glés, IGT Decl. ex. 157 .
ina chathcharpat serda ... cona glés aursloicthi, TBC 2630 .
rosglúais gaisced glé-mer gléis`hasty valour, ready in arms,'
Met. Dinds. iv 260.14 .Cf. ar ghuís a ghleís`on the vigour(?)
70 of his weapon,' A. Ó Daláigh lv 2 .goro fliuchadh ... glesa
a nglan-ghonnadh`the apparatus of their fine guns,' FM vi
2034.2 .pláta airgid ar a bhfoil gles osgailti, Mac Aingil
335.16 .Cf. indell .i. glés, Mann. and Cust. iii 215 n .glese .i.
glesa .i. indle no arma, Todd. Nenn. 230 n .
75(c)of aboutorspell(of doing something), esp. aboutof
fighting: glēs a hindeón the working (?) of its anvils, Hail
Brigit § 9 ( LL 49b32 ).iarsin ro selachsa | iar nglés dún fo
thrí I slew after three bouts of fighting, LU 9366 = Anecd. iii
54.14 .garb leis in glés nógebedh Troil ... for a muintir the
80dressing which T. would inflict
, TTr.² 1525 .Dal cCais ... |
fogebat gles go ngairbe, Anecd. ii 21 § 15 .tuarascbail in
trom-glesa sin do innisin`to give a description of the fighting,'
Cog. 174.5 .glés ar an mbearna do-bhir, IGT Decl. ex. 1979 .
lais na glesaib garga ... gaisced, ro gabsatar i cendaib ... a
85cheile`the passes of valour,' MR 266.23 . Transf. of physical
elements :firfid glés fort do nim coticfe glúne, Trip. i
120.6 =ferfaid gless snecta fort do nim co roa gluine, Anecd.
iii 39.10 .tainic glés mór fleachaid ┐ gaoithe, Misc. Hag. Hib.
16 § 14 .ferthar glés fleochaidh forra, Hugh Roe § 83 (40b) .
fri glessa gaíthe garbha, FM i 524.11 .
(d)Of musical instruments:playing,performance;
tuning(?)(cf. crann glésa`a tuning-key,' Mann. and Cust.
5 iii 255 - 6 );a special mode(of the harp), seegentarglés,
goltarglés:atbélat fir la clúaiss ṅgléssa dóib (v.l.la luas
ṅgesa)(of the mythical harpers of the TDD), TBFr. 121
( LL 249a42 ).as cruit cen gles do na tri glesaib ... .i. suan-
traigi acas golltraigi acas gentraigi, YBL 75b31 = Mann. and
10Cust. iii 251 n .Cf. gabhus C. an cchruit ┐ sinnis an gend-
traighe, an golltraighe ┐ sinnis an suantraighe gles iarsin,
Ériu iv 57.6 .sai canntairechta ┐ crotglesa, maroen re gles
do denum do fein nach dernadh remhe`instrument' (mode
of playing ?
), ALC i 290.25 .
15(e) Asvn. making trialof,practising,preparing: buidhean
ghaibhneadh ag gléas arm, TD 11.19 .fechain glesa pind
annso, Plummer Colophons 14 n. 8 ( Liber Flavus I ii f. 10c ).
glés pinne gére, IGT Decl. ex. 1451 .dar an bpeann atá
gan ghlés`not mended,' O'Gr. Cat. 590.33. Cf. aga níl
20agam do ghléas caoil-phinn to trim a [quill] pen, Fiche
Duan 30 (poem written 1823). harnessingorequipping
horses: deich n-eich ar na n-gléas do'n ghraidh(`ten
caparisoned horses
' (broken in ?), BR 84.13 .as é budh ferr
do ghlés each`to train horses,' RC xxiv 46.1 = TFrag. 34.12 .
25(f) Compd. ¤ obann(of a gun) quick-firing(?): gunnadha
glésoibne, Hugh Roe 168.2 (fol. 45a) .