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2 glas o,ā adj. descriptive of variousshadesoflight greenand
blue,passingfromgrass-greentogrey , opposed on the one
15hand touaine greenand on the other togorm blue. It appears
in the list of colours given as names to the winds in SR 58 seq.
and Laws i 26.31 Comm.
I (a)ofgreenorgreenish hue(esp. of growing things,
grass, trees,etc.): géga glasa, Buile Ṡ. 30.17 .ith nglass,
20 SG 80.9 .do glas cainnind, Laws ii 254.9 .a gcrích bhranach
na mbenn nglas, O'Gr. Cat. 513.6 .ar chraoibh dhuilleaghlais,
TD 1.53 ; 6.4 .Compar. glaisiu geltaibh gort`greener than
pastures is ivy
,' Auraic. 1189 .Superl. glaisium cnis`most
silvery of skin
' (of the birch-tree), 5617 . Assubst.:fiad-
25ubull ... amail glas fiadan he, Laws v 474.17 Comm. Glas
nenta(name of a cat `Nettle-Green'), O'Dav. 1045.
Compds. ¤ choll green hazel , LB 155a26 . ¤ chraíbech green
branches: tene do glas-chrāibech, Aisl. MC 115.13 . ¤ dair
green oak: dairbre glas-darach, CRR § 37 . ¤ désach green-
30spiked(of corn), FM v 1628.3 . ¤ ḟér:luigfér glasfeóir ┐
arbar, LU 8124 ( FB 9 ). Fen. 50.22 . ¤ ḟérach green-grassy ,
TTebe 2268 . ¤ géc glaisgēg darach, SG 328.20 . ¤ gésca:
glas-gesceda darach, CRR § 37 . ¤ gort agreen cornfield ,
CCath. 4915 . FM vi 2332.28 . ¤ míne`agreen sward ,' Buile
35Ṡ. 90.y .
(b) blue,greenish blue;greyish blue: dubglass(gl.
caeruleum), Sg. 70b12 .ba glas ┐ ba téntide a sliab, Ml.
96b17 (ref. to Ex. xxiv 10 :quasi opus lapidis sapphirini).
Cf. dath glas ... forsind sl[é]ib fo chosmailius saphirr, 84d4 .
40Of the eyes :súil glass, IT i 79.5 .rosc glass, TBC 206 .
Equative glasidir buga indala suil, BDD 97 .Cf. IT i
119.27 (glaissigtir). O'Cl. s.v. bugha. TBC 5270 .rinn-glas
keenandblue(?) : M. an ruiscc rind-glais, Cog. 102.22 . Of
the sky :Compar. nem ... as glaisiu cach ligdath, Ériu ii
45110.2 . Of the sea :itir glasmuir ocus tír, Im. Br. i 25 § 53 .
Acall. 741. CCath. 3495 .tar glas-muirib, Hy Many 134.15 .
clo do glasré[i]n, RC xiii 222.3 (B. na F.).on tSúir ... glais,
TD 17.33 ; 2.1 .na mara glastonnacha blue-waved , CF
(Eg.)20 .
50(c)Seems to be used of theblue dye extractedfromwoad
(hence called `glasen') :croceo .i. glas vel tinctura, Thes.
ii 361.8 (= Ecl. iv 44 ). ? To this :amail glas fiadan`like a
wild herb
,' Laws v 474.17 . Probably to this is due the doubt-
fulgl.:glas .i. cron no buide, Mann. and Cust. i 436. Of the
55practice oftattooingwithwoad: Amargen ... gairglas gl.
icatá in colpa glas iarna crechad, Anecd. v 22.18 and n. 7 .
crecad glas ar na roscaib blue tattooing on the eye-lids, Laws v
108.30 Comm. See ZCP x 400 - 401 (Meyer).ediudh dearg
ocus glas ocus dond do macuiph airiuch ; ediudh corcrudh
60ocus gorm do macuib rig, Laws ii 146.12 Comm.
(d) Of metal :co scenaib glasgéraib, SC 40. BDD 82 .
scíath glass, TBC 5413 .do chainnlig na ṅglas-gae, Ériu iv
26 § 15 .taitnem ... na [n]glasluirech, CCath. 5447 . Ériu i
88 § 35. Cf. Cog. 202.9 ... a chlaideb ṅ-glasseltach, TBC
65 4603 .as bhar n-geimlechaib ... glas-iaraind, MR 178.4 .
CCath. 2627 .catháir glas airgdidi (glassairgitv.l.), BDD
105 .glas-ghall aViking (so called from their steel armour),
MacCarthy 422.z . Ériu i 88 § 35.
(e)Offrostorice: madain ghlaisreódha`shining with
70frost
,' Buile Ṡ. 90.z .
(f)Ofshadesofgrey: cói ... hi ṁbrot glass the cuckoo in a
grey mantle
, Thes. ii 290.9 .graig n-gabor n-glas, SC 33.14 .
dá ech ... brecglassa, LU 8590 ( FB 45 ).glas-chullach agrey
stallion , Dinds. § 107 (RC xvi).an Glas gaillmhe(name of a
75horse), Acall. 282 .mong glas gaisidech, RC xxiv 196.17 .
glas-chlocha, CF 739 .forsan nglaslicc cloiche on the grey
flagstone
, RC xxvi 370.3 . xiii 66 § 68 . TBC 750 . ¤ chéo
agrey mist , 5042 . ¤ nél dub dorchaidhe, TTr.² 848 .glas-
neoill ... na maitne, CCath. 4362 .snath glasolla unbleached
80woollen thread
, Laws i 152.10 Comm. See also (c).
(g) wan(ofcomplexion) ;bluish,livid,discoloured;faded
(ofgarments) : glas mo ghrúadh, Buile S. 118.23 .beid cassa
is lāma ... glassa(of corpses), Arch. iii 239 § 22 .cech det
glasbuide, FB 37 (Eg.).corran glaisḟiacla, RC xxiv 196.19 .
85 se glunmár ... glasingnech, FB 37 (Eg.).cruib garbae
glaissfet[h]ac[h]a with livid sinews(?), CCath. 4029 .an tí
ghlas ní dheachaidh de the livid mark(of Goídel Glas),
Keat. ii 306 (poem).nídat glasa slíma a mbruit, Acall. 797 .
Assubst. alivid mark: ni thernó ... gan chned no gan glas
no gan derg, RC xv 202.10 .
(h) Modifying or modified by another adj. of colour :
aghaid glasban pallid , CCath. 4022 .each glasbhán, Rev.
5 vi 8 .na gruaidhe arna nglas-bhánadh, TSh. 1094 .det
glasbuide, FB 37 (Eg.).cleirech glaisliath, Anecd. i 70 § 173 .
madra ... glasodhar, Acall. 1900 .in t-ṡódh ... glasrod(v.ll.
glasródh;ghlasrúadh)russet, TBC 2366 .go ganem nglasruad
reddish-grey , TTebe 1967 .brat dubglas dark-blue , TBC 5450
10 St. baill dub-glassa livid , Thr. Hom. 80.16 .
II Fig. (a)glasmartre:astageofself-mortification midway
betweenbán-anddergmartre(glasbeing an intermediate
hue) :filus trechenélæ martre daneu adrímiter ar chruich
... báanmartre ocus glasmartre ocus dercmartre ... issí ind
15glasmartre dó in tain scaras fria thola léo ł céssas saithor i
ppennit ocus aithrigi, Thes. ii 246 - 247 (Camb. Hom.).
(b) fresh,young: glass glēthach Nūadu, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i
41 § 36. Cf. glasaigne,glasláth.Fig. iar mbethaid glūair
glasglain, ZCP vi 265 § 20.
20(c) fresh,raw,sharp . (1)Of the weather (prob. orig.
grey,overcast) : Ingoeth glas, IT iii 17 § 45 .is glas errach
oighreta, KMMisc. 313.23 .re sidi ṅglasfuar ṅgaithi, TTebe
2402 .aimṡer lethglas, ZCP viii 195 § 16 .glas ūar errach
aigide, Ériu vii 4 § 3. (2)Fig.in moral sense harsh:
25 rochertus for Lagniu lánēraic glais gluind, PRIA 3 Ser. iii
552 § 42 ( LL 147a49 ). Intensive, out and out,stark: 'na gheilt
ghlas, Buile Ṡ. 6.y .gleo glasgharbh, Acall. 604 . Possibly
also ZCP vi 265 § 20 . SeeII (b) supra.
(d) neutral-tinted, hence fig.plain,unpretentious,unassum-
30ing: re dán nglas ... | dán breaghdha do bhreágnachadh,
Content. vii § 13 .is glas an sníomh an sníomh sin, ib.n.
(e)Leg. cú glas animmigrantfromoverseas(lit.grey wolf) :
secht n-aithre la Feine nad icat cinta a mac, ri ocus esbog ...
ocus cu glas, Laws v 234.24 .mac con glais .i. mac in con tar
35glas na fairgi, ib. 202.5 .Cf. Ir. Recht § 33 ; ZCP xix 348.
IIIVarious compds. ¤ aigne, see separate heading.
¤ bachall name of acrozier (prob. so called from its colour),
BNnÉ 315 § 10 . ¤ fhian(1)name of some sept (?) : in
ghlaisfhian do mharbad ... ┐ rí na glaisfhéine .i. Mant na
40mulchán Ua Ruairc, ALC i 232.14 , 16 ( FM iii 124 ). (2)
awarrior-bandof theFianna (named from colour of armour
or standards ?), Oss. iii 88.13 . ¤ fhine thechildof anIrish woman
by aforeigner: glasfine mac mna ditfini beres do albanach,
Laws iv 284.19 .glasfine .i. gabair tar glas na fairge .i. mac
45murcuirthe .i. mac ... beres bean don ḟine d'albanach, 290.6 -7.
¤ láith, see separate heading. ¤ mes(?) :grúaca a cennaib,
glasmes ndóine `na ré(i.e.in reign of Flann Sinda), ZCP
xii 235 § 52 . ¤ reng aboar: glasreng .i. torc, LU 1287 ; 1327 .
awolf(?):g s. co rucsat (leg.ruca sat) glasrinde ... fon
50muine (v.l.sod maic thíre), D iv 2,63rb46 (= fol. 86 ).
IV o,npr m. Glass mac Caiss, Trip. ii 570.16 ; 122.25 .
pl. na trí Glais, LU 9083 ( FB 83 ). See also Heldensage
(Index); Rawl.(Index).f. an Ghlas Ghoibnenn(name of a
cow), seeGoibniu.

55 3 glas n astream, acurrent , seeglais.

4 glas n` lamentation ,' O'R. rochuala ... glas na maccraide oca
gairm, Lib. Hymn. i 99.42 .

5 glas ind .i. bainne, O'C. 1464 ( H.3.18,p. 651 ).

? glas(s)a: ind fo grádglunn, cen chúairt ṅglassa | dochúaid
60uait don ḟabull-sa, SR 6039.

1 glasach adj(2 glas?)o,ā greyish(?) : in Cráeb Glasach .i.
claidem sliasta Find, Acall. 2192 . (?leg. clasach`grooved'.)

? 2 glasach: n dirna glasaig the name of ameasure: dírna .i.
ainm tomuis, acht ni hinann gach dirna dibh .i. gall-dirna ┐
65dírna glasaigh (clasaighi, clasaighv.ll.) ┐ dírna umaidhe,
O'Dav. 679 =d'innra clasaighe .i. tomhus bis con lucht
claides in clais, O'C. 2083 ( H.4.22,p. 70a ), see Petrie, Round
Towers 215 . See Gwynn, Hermathena xxi 4 .

glasaid v(2 glas) denom. IIntrans. grows paleorlivid;
70 becomes yellowish: cia banait ┐ dúb-glasait do beoil, PH
8131 .roglasadar ar ndedbaigi, Mer. Uil. 107 (BB =robuidetar
ar ndéta,text).vn. gnuisi galgat icc glassadh(viz.in death),
CCath. 6094 .glassad ar bonnaib, LU 2427 ( RC iv 252.24 ).
IITrans. makes green: genid buindi asin talmain ┐ tēid
75dar in cloc ┐ glasais hē, ZCP xiii 26.12 (accounting for name
Glassángiven to a bell).

glasaigid v(1 glas), denom. trans. locks,closes: p. part
a ḟírthopur glassaigthe ! Oh fountain sealed !(of the
B.V.M.), LB 74a42 ( Trip. i clxvi 23 ).

80 glasaigne n some kind ofadvocate; one who has mastered only
part of the legal lore (?)(compd. with2 glas raw, fresh ?) :in
fer aga mbi aonbescna .i. in glas-aigni, O'Dav. 294. Divided
intoin g. ¤ is tairi, ... in g. ¤ is ferr, Laws v 98.18 foll. Comm. ;
100.25 foll. Comm. Seeib.the different classes of business
85in which they may respectively be employed.in glas-aigne is
taire eolas aice a mbreathaib athgabala, toxal cana, ┐ cini ┐
ceithirslechta, O'C. 323 ( H.3.18,p. 178 ). He is here classed
with the`bóaire medónach':comdamh ┐ comfaesam ┐
comeinecland he ┐ in bo-aire medónach,ib.In 23 Q 6,
51a15 ( O'C. 1848 ). the `glas-aigne is ferr' is classed with the
`aire itir da aire' and the `cano.'beridh glas-aigne [sesed]
ar a beith a[g] gabail athgabala laisin feichemain, O'C. 1438
5( H.3.18,643a ). Also calledaigne glas,e.g. aigne frisinnle
breith ┐ aigne glas, O'D. 132 ( H.3.17, c.110 ). (Cf. Laws i
294.9 - 10 .)