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gerr adj o,ā (a) short(of space or time);oftenadverbial
ashort time: cochaill gerra ... impu, LU 2180 ( FA § 26 ).
ní rob gerr mo grés.let not my poem be curtailed, Met. Dinds.
iii 346.102 .an déas ghearr ... ┐ an déas ard, TSh. 2643 .
gearr mo ré ḟúaraidh ar t'ḟeart, IGT Decl. ex. 1108 .gearr
dobháoi an cróisin gan chrann, 577 .gearr bhíos an chumha
so ag clódh soon does this grief return, Studies 1924, 88 § 25 .
5 ma fada gearr beirthear é, TD 22.13 .is do deacraib in
domain | buain mela ar mecnaib ibair, | a scailp for conaib
gearraib, | longad i ceallaib scibair shorthaired(?), BB 299a16 .
cúaine na ccon ngearr, IGT Decl. ex. 459 .gerr ó a short
(way) from, near, at hand(of space or time)ger gerr uadha í
10 though it was a short space distant, BCC § 361 .an nimh-sin ...
is gearr uaithi dul im chois it will soon affect my foot,
Measgra Dánta 34.6 ; 53.15 .Compar. secht ṅgerr-chochaill
... girri cech n-úachtarach, libru cach n-íchtarach, MU² 625 .
Cf. Aisl. MC 43.23 .gabháil ... is girre seal fuair Eírinn
15 shortest in duration, Keat. i 154.z (poem);níos giorra,
Numbers xi 23 . Asnpr m.or sobriquet:Gerr in chocaidh,
RC xvii 366.5 (Tig.) = FM ii 812.12 .Mael[sh]echlainn mac
i[n] ghirr`son of the dwarf,' AU ii 516.21(an.1365). Of a
spear:Gearr Congail, MR 36.9 . Of a sword:Gearr na
20gColann, ITS xxiv 86.14 ; 92.29 .
(b) castrated: for eoch gerr on a gelding, BColm. 88.10 .
ar eoch ngiurr, 90.16 . ?a meic Conleamna, a lair gearr,
MacCarthy 124.16 = IT iii 69 § 12 (writtenalair). Names of
two horses:Gerr in óir, Gerr in arcait, Acall. 274 . Assubst.
25 ashort horse, agelding(?): n. l. Ath Laime na Girre, FM iv
1170.26 .
(c)?syncopated (gram.):mēd na sainsi ┐ méd na bainsi
gearr aráon, IGT Decl. § 150.
Compds. ¤ bél short-lipped: Fergus Gerrbhél .i. girra
30robhói ina bhél, Coír An. § 131 . ¤ buanach transitory: ar
sholás geárrbhúanach shaogaltha, RC xxiii 22.4 . ¤ chlaideb
ashort sword: TTr.² 1612 . TBC 5501 (St.). ¤ chocoll
ashort cloak: LU 6960 ( BDD § 82 ). LL 266b29 = MU² 625 .
Aisl. MC 43.22 . ¤ chumann backsliding , Prov. xiv 14 . ¤ fhíad
35 ahare: Lev. xi 6. Deut. xiv 7 . ¤ gha ashort spear, a
dart: pl. a ngearr-ghaoithe ┐ a sleagha, TSh. 5748 .
¤ lámach(epithet)having short hands(orarms), Cóir An.
§ 236 . ¤ léne a shortkilt: gerr-leinti co gluinib, RC xxi 152
§ 8 . ¤ míl ahare(?): pl. geirrmila derga amail mucco, RC ix
40472.y . butcf. gendmíla v.l., ZCP xi 152 § 46 . ¤ shaégal;
¤ shaéglach ashort life;short-lived;transitory: TSh. 5346 .
O'Gr. Cat. 464. ALC i 266.2 . Job xiv 1 . ¤ shamthach
ashort-handled axe: AU ii 420.6 . FM iii 500.2 . Forgerr
gara thecalf(orshank) of theleg , seegergara.

45 gerrad n u,m. IAsvn.ofgerraidin various senses: (a)
cutting,lopping,felling: ní dhéntaoí gearradh ... ion bhur
bhfeóil, Lev. xix 28 .cnaib do mhingerred to chop up hemp,
Marco P. § 145 .pl. gerrtha coilleadh ┐ talmhan, FM vi
2306.3 .Oftonsuring: ar na gerradh do chananchaibh
50Lesa G.`after being tonsured,' AU ii 548.7 .Ofmutilating:
lethfiach bais cach con ... ina ngerru[dh], O'C. 2143 ( Eg. 88,
f. 2 (3) c ).Fig.(in apostrophe to a sword):A ghearradh
snáithe saoghail thou who cuttest the thread of life, TD 33.17 .
(b) gram. syncope IGT Decl. § 17.3 ; § 53.14 .
55(c)Fig.cutting,taunting,reproaching: ag greannughad
┐ ag gerradh ... ┐ og athaisiughadh na bFranccach, Ériu v
176.233 .Cf. peacaighid an lánamhain má bhíd ag grió-
sughadh agus ag gearradh a chéile, Donlevy 86 § 4 .
(d) stepping mincingly: ag imtheacht agus ag gearradh,
60 Is. iii 16.
II atax, atribute: duibh-chios, cánachus, gearradh
tribute, Eg. Gl. 226 .gan sreith gan gearradh ... do chor ar a
nduthaigh, FM v 1770.16 .faoi contribúsion ┐ fo gearradh
aige, 23 E 26,268.6 .

65 gérradarcach adj(gér-radarc) keen-sighted: saithe peiler a
gonnadhaibh gérradharcachaibh, FM vi 2116.17 . Mac Aingil
16.8 . TSh. 2275.

gerragort n o,m. aquail. pl. tug se chugtha na gearragoirt,
Ps. cv 40. Numbers xi 31 (guirt).

70 gerraid v(gerr) cuts,mutilates,shortens: impu roger[r]tha a
tuinchi, SR 6719. (locusta)gerraid sí ... toraid ... di-a
fiaclaib, PH 7660 .gach greimh da ngerrfadaois, BNnÉ 89
§ 188 .nách mothaig in lenab urchóit in airm ... no co
ngerrthar hé, PH 7733 .rogerrait cuirp, Cog. 178.11 .gear-
75raidh an carrán ... an déas, TSh. 2642 .gerrtur a n-indile
their cattle are mutilated(?) (`their herds are diminished,'
Stokes), Lism. L. 2899 . cuts off: dogerrad in ceand, Met.
Dinds. iii 436.10 .pp. tamhan tesccgherrtha a mutilated
trunk
, FM vi 2132.17 .no gur gerrad a shaegol until his life
80was cut short
, YBL 317b12 .ní lot cell ... do gherr laithe in
óig, O'Gr. Cat. 381. fells: baslechtat(ro gerrsat, St.)rempu in
fid dia claidbib, TBC 622 .gur gearradh iomad da ngortaibh,
FM iv 700.2 .geárr síos an fáschoill, Judges vi 25 . cuts out,
carves: as ghégaibh an chrainn sin dogerradh crann na
85croiche,was hewn, RC xxiv 376.11 .breacuigh, gearr, greann
`carve,' Eg. Gl. 72 .dogheárr sí amach a seacht bpiléir,
Prov. ix 1. Fig. gerruis clann R. an tslighe ... carved a path,
Rel. Celt. ii 200.27 .Ofmakingthesignof thecross:
gerruis ... comhartha ┐ signum na croiche cēsta, Fl. Earls
140.2 .Cf. Donlevy 400.13 . (gramm.) syncopates: vn. .c.
cuid dībh do sīneadh ┐ do ghearradh ar a gcasadh, IGT Decl.
§ 53.14 .