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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) .

glésach adj(glés)o,ā ddal(?):flaithem cróda rogab in ṁbith |
ṅglesach ṅglegrach, Todd Nenn. 226.38 ( LL 133b30 ).Cf.
soglesach resourceful, ingenious (?), O'Mulc. 637.

30 glésad xseeglésaid.

glésaid v(glés) adjusts,prepares,arranges, makesready
(for use or action):ra-glésait a ṅgraigi ri immarchor
lochta na crích their horses were made ready, TTr. 1109
( LL 232a31 ).gléus damh ... secht ndaimh, Numb. xxiii 1.
35 raglés gupu píanta penn(of Cicero)he sharpened the biting
points of pens
, LL 143b19 .noglēsed a guth dōib, Ériu
i 114 § 2 .glēsus gotha, 116 § 6 .tunes(an instrument):
tuc a thimpan ... ┐ ra gles hí, Acall. 3465 .Rē ocus Ut ... is
īat ro-glēs in t-orgān, ZCP viii 114 § 12 .Cf. crann glesta
40 a tuning key(lit.stick), Laws i 126.32 Comm. gl. plectrum,
Ir. Gl. 719 .rann glésta mo thimpáin, SG 248.39 .glésaiss
iaramh a ghulbain a ccliethaib a eite he preened his beak...,
Mart. Don. 176.16 .do ghléasadar a n-earradha`they pre-
pared their habiliments
,' Atlantis iv 166.25 .gléus h'obair
45amuigh prepare thy work, Prov. xxiv 27 . See alsoglésta.

glésaigid v(glés)makesready: gléasuigh sí a bíadh, Prov. vi
8 . Of a harp : tunes: glésaighther na crota ┐ coraighter
na cuisleanna, O'Dav. 1095.

glése xseeglésse.

50 gleselgi, n name of some kind ofcryptic Ogham writing
(applied to two nouns divided into syllables and mixed
through each other, so that one has to hunt for the solu-
tion,glés selge`hunt-arrangement' ?): g. ¤ .i. da ainm do
scribend .i. cach trina cele dib .i. tosach in cetanma do
55scribend connigi a leth, ┐ tosach in anma ele ina dhiaidh,
┐ dered in chetanma ina dhiaidh, ┐ deredh in anma ele
postea; ┐ ita anmanda a ndentar, sin anma tosaigh, sin ┐
derid, inund, amal atait isin da craib and. becan, leran :
gleselgi .i. da ainm. fethnat, segnat,alitergleselge, Auraic.
60 5877.

gleslige n somepricklyoradhesive plant(burdock?) : na toig-
lean dris, na droigean, na glesligi .i. lus lenas a nedach, Laws
iv 276.10 .

? gless: ind glessa glisco.i. forbiur.unde dicitur: duine
65duine soglesach, O'Mulc. 637 . Prob. only fanciful etymology
ofglés.

glésse n iā,f. brightness (Thurneysen, ZCP xi 309 ) :atreab
nglesse (: gēssi), Anecd. i 56 § 50 .cen bāisse brīg co ngnīm
glēsse, ZCP xi 154 § 89 .á rí glésse glandae (v.ll.glesa, glese,
70gleisi, glesi), Fél. Ep. 454 .rombi esum dar héisi | nemthech
ngleisi nglanóll`a heavenly home bright and pure,' Trip. i
36.29 .Cf. Thr. Hom. 18.20 . Mart. Don. Apr. 29 .a ben
glésse gasta, Met. Dinds. iv 196.14 .brēithir glēsi (: ēisi),
Arch. iii 296 § 34 .Cf. Auraic. 5247 .slogh ngléisi nglan,
75 BNnÉ 32 § 48 .bretha Nél fades i n-Egipt | féin n-guirm
nglése (leg.nglési) a glorious, shining host (?), Todd Nenn.
228.62 ( LL 133b42 ).Cf., however :glese .i. glesa .i. indle
no arma, ib. 230 n .Ord in Aidne ardglese, LL 2737 . (?)doro-
nad a n-orddugud | fo gaessaib glessib (: sēssib) by brilliant
80displays of wisdom (?
), SR 83 . As a fictitious propername:
Glei ┐ Glan ┐ Glēsi, RC xi 78 § 65.

glésta io,iā part.ofglésaid, adjusted,arranged,equipped,
readyforuseoraction (of persons and things) :caeca each
glésta co gnáth ...`with the usual trappings,' BR 34.20 .
85 sriangair a n-graigi n-glésta`...caparisoned steeds,' MR
192.6 .trí fichid marcach glésta, Hy Fiachr. 455.24 .don
gamhanraidh gloin glésta, Cog. 166 n. 2 .catha glesda
`trained battalions,' Rel. Celt. ii 186.2 .fligert glésda`a rigged
frigate
,' 204.22 .co Michel nglan nglēsda`bright-armed,'
Ir. Lit. p. 102 = ZCP viii 232 § 5 .risinn gadan nglésta
well-attuned, Acall. 1702 .grein is esca ocus renna roglesta
in fair array (?), RC xxiii 408.10 .nuaighléasta(of a pen)
5`newly-trimmed,' Studies 1923, 597 § 3 .ceinnbeirt ... fan
maoíl ghlesta mar ghúalach`which had the appearance of (?)
coal,' Duan. Finn ii 4 § 13 .Adv. ag suidhe go gléasta chum
fleadh` attired ,' Oss. iv 44.6 .