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gér adj o,ā sharp,keen: (a) In physical sense :comrac arm
85ṅ-gér, TBC 797 .iṅgni ... cruindgéra, 212 .co scenaib
glasgéraib, LU 3888 ( SC § 40 ).Mac Ruaidri na renn roger,
MacCarthy 434 § 1 .cu cloich ṅgéir, PH 5733 .carruic
ghéur sharp-pointed , 1 Sam. xiv 4.
(b) In abstract sense keen,intense: rommain ar gāibthib
géraib, Hy. vi.26 .ar iffern ṅgér ṅgenech, Fél. Ep. 538 .fīr
ṅgér,a sharp ordeal, BDD² 712 .Bás meic ríg ... bid gním
gér, TFerbe 106 .cath Géisille géar,fierce fight, Content. ii
5§ 43 .Of illnessesacute: eslanti gera, Mack. Cat. 46.23 .
O'Gr. Cat. 210.32 .galair ghéara gháibhtheacha, TSh. 516 .
ḟiabruis géra=febres acutae, 23 K 42,39.22 .Of tastesalt,
acid: na spisrud nger, Irish Texts v 78.26 .biada saillte
na gera, 80.31 .Of satirebiting,virulent: trí drude denma
10glam n-gér, LU 10547 .mac in druith al-lus glám ṅgér,
Ériu ix 49 § 32 .glam gér .i. ainmedh i t'agaid, O'Dav. 1430.
casaoide chruaidh ghéar, TD 22.56 . ib. 34.35 .Of sounds
sharp,shrill: rosgrech ... co ... roger, ZCP vi 99.21 .Of per-
sonssharp-tongued,railing: in cainti ba geriu ┐ ba gortiu ...
15bai i n-Hériu, Hib. Min. 65.3 .a bhfhocair mná géire with a
brawling woman
, Prov. xxv 24 .géar rom ghabh ní gus
aniogh, Dán Dé xxix 6. Of animals :masa elta gési gér
`sharp-voiced,' MU² 469. In favourable sense intelligent,
keen-witted,acute: seanchus grinn géar, Content. xvi § 183 .
20 ní aorfainnse ... an ghnúis ... ngéir, TD 23.20 .Cf. Dánta
Gr. 38.8 .Equative : geraither cloidem, TBC 5601 (St.).
gérither altan berrtha, MR 20.3 .gerithir a gae ri ailt, LL
44b27 . As alleg.npr m. Glas ┐ Ger ┐ Guba. See also
Heldensage(Index).
25Compds. (1) Prefixed to noun or adj. : ¤ acre:dia do
ghuasocht dá ngéar-agra`if thou strictly urgest,' Dán Dé xvi
15 . ¤ aithech:Garaidh géir-ethach`afierce vassal ,' Ériu i
30.232 . ¤ betha apainful life , O'Dav. 338 . ¤ breth asevere
judgment: an ghérbhreith aithrighe the severe penance, O'Gr.
30Cat. 36.36 . ¤ cert? :ni frith fri geirchert ... ecnaid no drui
(: Eigept), SR 3229 . ¤ cúis subtlety , Prov. i 4 . ¤ cúnntas
astern reckoning , Donlevy 484.11 . ¤ daith:bronnaidh a
ghroigh go gérdaith with eager promptness, IGT Decl. ex. 354 .
¤ eolus exact knowledge , AU iii 574.10 . ¤ fáebar sharp edge ,
35 Mart. Don. xxxv 22 . ¤ fáebrach keen-edged: bád glasa
gérḟaebracha a dhi tṡleig, Cóir An. § 6 =glas géarfhaobhrach,
Keat. ii 1956 . ¤ gairmnech shrill: gol ... goirt gergairmnech,
ZCP x 413.7 . ¤ gním mortification,austerity: géir-ghníomha
goirte na haithrighe, TSh. 8813 . ¤ gorm intensely blue: na
40gulbnig gergorma, LL 142a20 . ¤ guasacht acute danger;
a ffuair ... do ghaibhthibh ┐ do ghérgusachtaibh d'easbaidh
bhídh, FM v 1662.2 . ¤ guinech sharp-wounding , FM i 334.6 .
a cholann ghearghuinioch, RC xxiii 12.12 . ¤ iarnaide:an
sagart do léigen as na gériarnaighibh(i.e.from his fetters),
45 Ériu v 92.14 . ¤ inntlechtach keen-witted,acute , TSh. 2252 .
¤ láided earnestly exhorting: iar ngresacht ┐ iar ngérlaoidheadh
a bhecc slóicch, FM v 1356.18 . ¤ loscad burning fiercely,
searing: ceó ... tighe dha géarlosgadh, Ériu i 22.104 .
¤ menma apprehension(?),intentness(?),anxiety(?) : atá
50germenma in t-ṡlóig form-sa, TBC 552 ; 498 ; 1467 . ¤ nemnech
agonising: gnáth-ghalar ... géir-neimhneach, TSh. 8239 .
¤ oll:nī dīghainn mo glēs gēroll, ZCP xiii 8.5 . ¤ radarc sharp
sight: géradharc an uilc, Mac Aingil 21.4 . ¤ rennach keen-
bladed: tri .l. gai gerrandach, BDD² p. 68 § 165 (St.). TD 7.4 ;
55 16.68 . ¤ scrútad close investigation , Donlevy 68.w . ¤ smacht
harsh rule,severity: géar-smacht an chéastúnaigh, TSh. 6383
(severitas tortoris, Neh. i 2 ). ¤ tind:robidgc in gái gluair
gerthind, SR 6076 . ¤ tuicse keen intelligence: a léightheóir
gherthuigse, Flower Cat. 574.4 . ¤ urnaighthe fervent prayer ,
60 BNnÉ 227 § 129.
(2) Prefixed to verbs : ¤ gaibid binds securely: ro croclaigid
ra cendsaigid ro glaccaid ┐ ro gergabaid ┐ tuccaid ar culu
dun catraig, BB 238b53 . ¤ lenaid persecutes: do geirleanfuidis
sinn, Donlevy 90.2 . ¤ scrútaid incites(?) : ilimat a fert ┐ a
65mhírbal ... gēr-scrūdaiss sin intinn-chroidheda na rēgiōn
`incited the minds,' Fl. Earls 132.17 .

géraid v(gér) turns sour: vn. fínéagar nó fíon do géaradh trid
truaillidheacht, Corpus Astron. 32.28 .

géraigecht n(gér)ā,f.: (a)of diseasesacuteness,intensity:
70 géraigeacht lenna ruaid, O'Gr. Cat. 260.22.
(b)Of speechsharpness,railing: ag géuruigheacht, re
aoire, Eg. Gl. 361 .do bhuail sé ag géruigheacht orra, 1 Sam.
xxv 14.

géraigid v(gér). (a) sharpens,whets: geraighther agus in-
75dillter in gæ bulga, TBC 3878 (St.).géraigter bar mbeara
┐ var gcorrána, CCath. 4258 .géraigh sgolba, IGT Decl.
§ 158 .do geraichius sleag, YBL 150b41 .géuruigh iarann
iarann [oile]:mar sin ghéruighios duine gnúis a charad,
Prov. xxvii 17 .vn. do gerugad in tochluígthi to season the
80food
, Ir. Texts v 48.36 .do gérughadh a shuic, 1 Sam. xiii 20 .
Fig. da gerugad inntleachta an legtora, ITS xiv 118.18 .
(b) intensifies: an treigeanus iomurcach gearaighidh se
an teas, 23 K 42,145.2 .gearaighthear na leighis leis sin,
350.11 . Intrans. foll. byar:do gheruidh Caoimhgin ara
85ghuidhe go Dia C. prayed more fervently, BNnÉ 159.4 . Keat.
iii 609 .do ghéruidh ar a ghuidhe, Mac Aingil 235.10 .
(c) makes sour: géuruidhe beagán laibhín an laos uile,
Gal. v 9.