gainem

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Forms: gainemh

n ā, f. and o, m. Also n-stem. gainemh m. IGT Decl. § 53.

(a) sand, gravel: int uisque iarsin ganim, Wb. 11a17 . comtis lir fíadgainemain (: tain) 'they were as numerous as desert sand', SR (Greene) 2808 ​. glé nodonselni sládar iasc mbrec for ganim deirg, FB § 48 . amail tuaircther iasg fór gainemh, TBC-LL¹ p. 881 n.1 . ro gab lán a duirnd don ganium, LU 9728 ( ZCP iii 218.20 ). i ngainem na tragai, Three Hom. 122 (LB). risin tracht .i. in gainimh, Laws v 270.24 gloss. cor'bo réill in grian ┐ in gainem in mara, RC x 54.5 ( LU 1883 ). gainem lir fo longaib, Three Hom. 34 (LB). a gainemh glan, BS 156 . roerig a luaithred ┐ a langainem, TTebe 2933 . rotbía ... deog de ganim (i.e. a specially cool draught, cf. 2353 ), TBC-I¹ 1170 ( LU 5648 = deoch a gaineamhain, ZCP viii 550.21 [H.2.17] = deoch a gaineamh, x 280.12 [Fr.]). gur lá ... in grian ┐ in gainemhain ┐ in grinneall, TBC-LL¹, p. 317 n. 1 (H.2.17 and Eg.). go ganem nglasruad, TTebe 1967 . amhail shnigheas gainimh na huaire san urláisde, TSh. 112 . gur fholuigh san ghainimh é, 10540 . san ghainimh, Keat. iii 1638 . is in ngaineamh, 1641 (poem). Matthew vii 26 . bí an gaineamh muirighineach the sand is weighty, Proverbs xxvii 3 . an ghaineamh mór mhuiridhe, TD 4.17 . is gat im ganem (of a cheat or illusion), TBC-LL¹ 4057 . is gnim for gainem a structure on sand (of a useless labour), RIA 23 Q 6 ( O'Curry 1613 ). g s. sreabh glas gainimh, IGT Decl. ex. 1368 . landgur a ngainme, BB 495a4 . ríomh ... gainimh ghil, Content. xxviii 24 . ag spréachadh ... na gainmhe, TSh. 9289 . ós cionn ghainimh na fairge, Jeremiah xv 8 . n p. it mathi inna ganema oc óul ind lenda, Ml. 129d14 . Ní mhar acht a ngainmhe, IGT Decl. ex. 1342 . d p. cethra srotha ... co ngainemaib oir, Ériu ii 114 § 41 . gaineamh beó a quicksand , Acts xxvii 17 . tainic an peist ... ┐ tucc iascc chuccam, ┐ gainemh do thellach do dhenamh teinedh eter a da cois tosaigh ... do benusa teine, ┐ doronus a fadodh leisan ngainemh `hearth-flint (?),' BNnÉ 69 § 114 . The Latin original has `fasciculum de sarminibus' ( BNnÉ ii 333 ), and the Vita Secunda ( V. SS. Hib. ii 289 ) `sacculum similiter alga sicca plenum collo eius suspensum.' In the French version of the legend an otter brings the saint to kindle his fire `marin werec' (i.e. sea-wrack). Cf. gainel.

(b) Med. gravel (in the kidneys): gaineamh no clocha na n-aronn, Abbott-Gwynn 317.