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gerta n(alsogertha,giarta,giartha). Acc. to Stokes ( O'Dav.
70 1050 ) theg s.of *gerud vn.ofgerid warms,cherishes . Used
in Laws in`sét (seóit) gert[h]a' i.e. a gift or presentation from
fosterer to fosterchild on termination of the fosterage as an
earnest of the claim of the fosterer to future maintenance
(cf.
Stud. in E. Ir. Law 10 , 190 ):[s]et gerta cach meic .i. ... in
75cutruma do setuib do berar on aiti don mac sunn ar a gairi
do denumh ac techt uadh, Laws ii 190.13 .giarrtha .i. gaire
doní in dalta,ut est:na seóit giartha: ... .i. in sét dobeir
in t-aiti don dalta ar a gaire, O'Dav. 1055 ; 1050 .seota
gerta na gaire, Laws iii 50.26 ..i. log ar denam na gaire .i.
80don dalta, 52.2 Comm. sed gert .i. on aidi don mac, O'C. 828
( H.3.18,380a ).is i lanamnacht uil on buime don dalta
altrama ... ocus lan set gertha, no leth set gertha uaithi do
iar n-aois diailtre, Laws ii 348.8 Comm. na seoit giartha .i. na
seoit gairitechta, O'C. 1870 (RIA23 P 3,f. 20d7 ).tri leth
85n-uingi airgit seoit geartha mic righ, Laws ii 192.11 Comm.
nech bes nesam dó dia maithri dobeir set ngiartha don mac,
O'C. 873 ( H.3.18,372b ).ni fola ae iaraid fri fiachaib na
seoit giartha na giallna do flaith ... .i. na seoit gairidechta do
gabhail a ngill risin ceilsine don flaith, O'C. 1876 ( 23 P 3,
21 (23)a ). For a somewhat different explanation, see the
commentary O'C 1870 ( 23 P 3,20 (22)a ) = O'Don. 2418
( Rawl. B 506,54a ).

5 gerthide adj(geir)io,iā suety,fatty,greasy: g s f. curchān gered
gerthige, Aisl. MC 35.23 ; 84.21 . ?ní ba gerthide i n-ailt
midchúarto, Tec. Corm. § 3.53 . As sobriquet andnpr m.
Mac ... don Maelodur in Gerthide : da mac la Geirthide,
Rawl. 119b1 .Ceallach mac Gerthighi, Cáin Ad. 18.25 .
10 Gerthidhe ... tigherna Ciannachta, FM i 214.3(an.590).

gésachtach (-echtach) n I o,m.(lit. `screecher')apeacock:
gl.pavo, Sg. 8b9 .gesachtach=pavonem, ITS xix 72, n. 10 . adj
II o,ā screaming,clamorous: bá messi in Cú Chulaind
... gnússachtach gesechtach, LU 9313.

15 gesadóir n(geis)i,m. anenchanter, asorcerer: geasadóir nó
lucht piséog, Deut. xviii 10 .geasdóir` superstitious enchanter,
exorcist ,' Eg. Gl. 369.

gesadóirecht n(gesadóir)ā,f. sorcery,divination: ní mo
ghnáitheochthaoí geasadóireachd, Lev. xix 26. Is. xlvii 9 .an
20té ... doní piséoga no gesadóracht, O'Hussey 135.

gésca n io,m. d s. géscu, SR 6916 .n p. gésci, Wb. 5b29 . Im.
Br. § 3. (a)abranch: gen. used of aninferior, orsecondary,
branch, smaller than agéc.gesca palmi, TTr. 248 ( LL 220b13 ),
gésca ola-crand, PH 872 .do iarraidh in gesgdha ordha,
25 Aen. 1276 .ar gésce (gescov.l.), BDD § 38 .na glas-gesceda
darach, CRR § 37 . Aen. 1547 .i ṅ-glaccaib ┐ gablaib ┐
géscaib, TBC 5030 .gésca pailme, CC 1649.
(b) In B. na Filed by synecdocheatree: assoid abhold
trian lige ┐ ba gesco mor a cind septimo anno, RC xiii 222.42 .
30(c)Fig. aray(of the moon) : esca cid dodfeim | tan doceil
nach ṅgesca ṅglan, SR 7918 . Hence :gesca ba hainm do
shoillsi, Ff. 29.
(d)abranchingenealogy: genelaigi gesci, LU 3477
( SC § 25 ).
35(e)Fig.of personsascion, anoffshoot (cf. géc) :(Naomh
Caillin) in gescai torthach co clanuib subalach, Fen. 4
géscca d'iarsma glainchinidh, FM vi 2264.5 . i 262.17 (poem).
(f) ?(Ofcattle) thechoice, thepick: nobered ... araile gesca
(scoiv.l.) dina buaib, RC xxv 20.12 =gresce dia alum, 34.11
40(Rawl.).

géscach adj(gésca)o,ā branching,rayed: raith rith la grein
ngescaig (.i. ... is airi asberar gescach fri gréin, ar is uathi
atá sollsi dona rennaib ailib), LU 843 , 845 (ACC).

gésce xseegésca.

45 ? gesce: ind sceo brogha gesce, O'C 429 ( H.3.18,p. 233ab ).
Analysed into `gua eisce,'ib.

gésechtach xseegésachtach.

geslach xseegestlach.

gesróg: n geasróg superstition , Donl. 436.19 .

50 gesrógach: adj geasrógoch superstitious , Donl. 436.16 .

gess xseegeis.

gessan xseegeisen.

gessda adj(géssda<géis?)io,iā swanlike(?) : Anromacha ...
cness gel gessda impí, BB 427b7 .

55 gessid (<gesse,part.ofguidid)i.m. asuppliant:gl.
precator, Ml. 74d1 . gl.supplex, 130d1 ; 40d22 ; 78c10 .
Misinterpretation ofexoratur, 22d14 .g s. ingessedo , 73b13 .
d p. gesidibgl.supplicibus, 119a3 :a p. gessidigl.supplices,
87b19 .

60 géssid xseegéisid.

gesta: ind is bec sin da chomramaib | a ónmit is gním gesta
(: testa), LL 149b23 .re Deirdri ngesta (ghastav.l.)
ngruaidhdeirg, IT ii2134.297 =gasta(?),q.v.

gestal n o,m. (a) work,undertaking,achievement: geastal .i.
65gníomh, O'Cl. giostal, giustal .i. gniomh no gaisceadh,
P. O'C. tolaib gestal, SR 4363 .diarchum cen tíam-gestal
tais | níam-lestar ..., Met. Dinds. iii 260.15 .ó fúair gairm
is glangestul, 348.20 .co ngestul grinn, 458.103 .messe
ragas for astur | ce dech lim ar mórgestul, LU 3925 ( SC § 44 ).
70?gestal im gēm drochbho, IT iii 101 § 181. g s.(?)ni gesdail
lais gamain (v.l.to : ni geslach les gainim), Anecd. i 48 § 10.
? (b) effort,weariness: geastal .i. sníomh nó toirse, O'Cl.

gestlach,geslach adj(gestal)o,ā (a) active,busy: caincinn
gestlach`a busy songster,' K. and H. § 26 .milid togaide ...
75ocus gaisccedach geslach (gesdlachv.l.), CCath. 3549 .ni
geslach les ..., Anecd. i 48 § 10 .ro ba guineach geslach ... na
fuabarta, Hugh Roe,f. 76a (288.9) .geaslach .i. gníomhach,
O'R.
(b) worked,embroidered(?) : cocholl gorm geslach, RC
80 x 64.1 .

1 geta n agate , seegeata.

? 2 geta: ind dun gamandraid ... gasta geta galaig, Cog. 166.3 .

getal,gedal n(a)areed, thebroom plant: ngetal dono .i.
gilcach no raith ut dicitur : luth lega getal broom is a leech's
85strength
, Auraic. 1190 ; 5561 .g. ¤ .i. gilcach, 5521 .Cf.
Anecd. iii 43.19 .
(b)the composite Oghamletter`ng':tri foilcheasta (i.e.
composite letters) inn oghaim .i. ceirt ┐ gedal ┐ straiph ...
In baile i mbi n ria g is gedul i[s] scribtha and,ut estuingi
┐ cuing, Auraic. 440 , 442 ; 2896 (ngetol) ; writtenngedar,
5929 .