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grian n o,m.?n.? disyll. in O.I. I gravel,sand,seaor
river bottom: grían .i. grinneall mara, locha no abhann,
O'Cl. ruidfes grian`der Sand sich röthen wird,' TBC 4978 .
75 is gat im ganem ná im grían, 4057 .doficfad (leg.dobicfat)
Ulaid asa nōeindin ┐ cotemelad (leg.cotobmélat) ar mur ┐
grīan, TBC² 1077 .is amlaid cotomélani (leg.cotonmélani)
in fer sin a óenur ar úir ┐ grían that man ... will grind us to
mould and gravel
, LU 8700 ( FB 52 ).fodeice sís, ba buan a
80chis, grian an mara, Anecd. i 65 § 133 .cor bo réill in grian ┐ in
gainem in mara trit, RC x 54.5 .alainn do grian fad glan-
loch, KMMisc. 314.8 .slebe gainme ┐ grian it e guirt(h)e
in ogh, Ériu ii 120 § 58 .gainem a grīan`its soil is sand,'
Aisl. MC 17.1 .os grian mara mongairtrein, RC xiv 62.14 .
85 deotar itir uir ocus griaun (v.l.grian), Anecd. ii 59.12 .itir
ur ┐ grioan (v.l.grian)`among mould and gravel,' RC xii
86 § 92 .ro eirigh don grían go hairm i mbádar(of a drowned
body) `it rose from the bed of the river,' BNnÉ 295 § 23 .
srotha nofheas adosnai |i ngrian na haoi nī hosgar (.i. ar
grindel na eladhan), ZCP v 488 § 9 (B. na Filed).roscáich
cach cert co grian has gone to the bottom, Met. Dinds. i 28.6 .
ceatha ... do loim-ghriana luaithreadha`showers of the bare
5soil of dust
,' Todd iv 74.28 ( CRR² 23 ).co griantracht an
tobair to the gravelly brink of the well, Acall. 2331 .grian .i.
ō chri[aid.] crē .i.a creta , O'Mulc. 661 .Grian Glinne hUi
.i. uighi cerc, O'Dav. 1058 = Hib. Min. 47.11 .go bhfua-
duighthear go grian ┐ go grinneall an ghruaim-thighe sin
10iad, TSh. 6645.
II Fig. basis,foundation: ocht n-airic[h] go ngolaige |
rongléat go grīan | na hocht trátha toghaide | dia ndíchar co
dīan, ZCP vi 271 § 1 .breitheamhnas díreach doibh soin
(i.e.of words with various meanings)| go grian a bhfis ní
15féadair`their fundamental meaning,' Content. v 43 .éisdeacht
do neach dobadh ciall | re glór nach ró a fhios go grian, ib.
xviii 91 .grian ar bhfis is dál domhain`the bottom of my
knowledge is a deep thing
,'ib. xxiv 6 .
III earth,land(held by an individual): fail folach ós
20grían`there is a hiding-place above ground,' Met. Dinds.
iii 140.1 .Ríí Caisil tra doratt fond ┐ grían doib hi tōib
Aurchuind, ZCP viii 308.29 .a grian techta do sannad
`to alienate from him his lawful land,' Laws v 436.x .na fuil
ar griun duine airithi, iii 384.15 Comm. an deoraid bis for
25griun no for snada, v 364.y Comm. fer grin .i. gradh flatha
`an original landowner' (lit.a man of land), v 184.15
Comm. fuidir griain, Irisches Recht 65 - 6 , 75 .is leo grian
na cille, Rawl. 118b30 .fine grin the original tribe of the
land
, O'Don. Supp. theglobal family: muna tainic damna
30apaidh dfine erlomha ... no griain, Laws iii 72.x Comm.
dfine grin`to the tribe to whom the land belongs,' ib. 72.16
Comm. fine in urruidh ar a taitt griun`on whose land
they are
,' ii 180.2 Comm. conid sīatt is fine griein (sic leg.)
ac Laind ōsin alle the glebal family, BColm. 38.2 .la Colmān
35hī sein ō griun co nem`from ground to sky,' ib. 66.2 .grían
.i. fearann, O'Cl. do dhermaid siad ... | a ngrian chatha a
gclesa lúith`they have forgotten their battle-ground,' O'Gr.
Cat. 472.20 .da bfághlaim a ngrían gach gleóidh,in every
battle-field
, Rel. Celt. ii 226.18 .
40 IV thebare surface (of the human skin):léne ... sídaide ...
ré grían a geilchnis, Fianaig. 84.25 .docuir sé leíne sroill ...
re grian a geilchnis, RC x 188.10 .

1 gríanach adj(grían)o,ā sunny,bright: cona cléir gil
gríanaig, Fél. Nov. 1 .in chathir gríanach glan-sin, Met.
45Dinds. i 32.61 .gá chéibh ngleannchladhaidh ngrianoidh
`in the possession of him of the sunny curly locks,' Ériu v
64.172 .lá grianach glé-mhaiseach grádha Dé, TSh. 9475 .
do tuigse ghear grianach glán, O'Hussey T.C. 238.5 .ní
bhiam go grianach ar chóisir | ag déanamh cleas i measc
50ógbhan, Hackett xxvi 30 .sagart grianach glé-mhianach,
Eóghan Ruadh 2017 .

2 gríanach adj(grian)o,ā gravelly: taídíu grianach genter
leis, Acall. 2676.

gríanaid v(grían) suns,warmsin thesun: grīansum grīan,
55cāin cainnel may the sun, a fair torch, shine on me, ZCP x
347 § 16 .nísfagbad a grīanad il-lō nō a thōcbáil i n-aidche
it used not to get its sunning by day, Aisl. MC 11.20 .

gríanán n(grían)o,m.; oldergrénán, see below:asunny
chamber, abower, asoller, anopen balcony exposedto thesun,
60anupper room: a gríanan co senistrib solsib fri techt ass,
LU 10636 ( IT i 130.22 ).imchuirthe in gríanán sin lasin
Mac Óc cach leth no théged, ib. 10637 .dorónad dano
gríanán la Bricrind ... fó chomardus imdaí Conchobair
LU 8062 ( FB 3 ).co mboí isin ngríanan for fordorus in
65dúne, ib. 8585 ( FB 44 ).co farnic a gríanán nglainidi,ib.
10697 ( IT i 132.13 ).grianán cen ... nam imsceng, Thes.
ii 292.13 .tonnach crédumi forsin taig. grénán hóimind
for a senestrechaib, Im. Br. i 56.19 .temair in tige .i. grianan,
Thr. Ir. Gl. 42. 11 .ro bátar gríanána álli ... essarda ... do
70úrlúachair, MU² 201 .palas rigda ... co ngriananuibh
solusta lais`radiant sollers,' Marco P. § 12 .ar cáeimhe a
cumdach ... do grianánaibh solusaibh, CCath. 243 .ro-
foillsig in spirut noeb ... a glanrúine do na hapstalaib in
ngrianan ro-ard slebe Sióin .i. is in cendacul, PH 5431 .an
75treas teach da ngairthí Grianán na nInghean, mar a mbídís
bainríoghna na gcúigeadhach, Keat. iii 558 .Fig. ar
ghrianán mhaordha mhéine an mhíleadh on the sunny
chamber of his mind
, Hackett xxxix 28 . Of heaven:for
nemh isin grianán gle | luidh i féil Chiaráin Saighre, FM ii
80930.15 .nach léigeann Dia aoin-neach ré mbeith a ghrúg
dá ghrianán, TSh. 2300 ; 2714 .asunny place,bleaching
green: gleri na Gamunraidi uili ar grianan cinn Connlocha
`on the level ground at the head of Conloch,' Celt. Rev. iv
204.26 and n. 6 .

85 gríanánach adj o,ā sunny,bright: in tshraid | gel grīanānach,
Arch. iii 234.27 .

gríanánda v io,iā sunny,brilliant: bheith i n-éagmais
theampaill ghlé-mhaisigh ghrianánda Sholaimh, TSh. 6040.