1 gaire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 gaire or dil.ie/25213

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(a) proximity, nearness (of time or space) an nodlaic ata inar ngoire, BNnÉ 59.13 . bás do beith 'na ghoiri, Lism. L. 2879 . Conversely : a ngaire do bas, ITS xix 88.13 . co tísat im gaire, Ériu i 226 § 4 . ar gaire an inaidh near the place, Maund. § 191 . a n-goire a g-cloidheamh, ML 124.21 . Conversely : ro ghabhastair a chloidheamh ... iona ghoire, 112.18 . a ngoiri do tṡechtmuin close upon a week, AU iii 538.21 . duibhe tá i ngoire gile `darkness beside whiteness,' Ir. Monthly 1919, 227.31 . tre goire a ngaoil the nearness of their kinship TFrag. 182.23 . ar ghoire do ghaoil, Dán Dé xi 11 . Fig. nách tigid dá ngoire a ccruas crábhuidh that they (i.e. the foreign saints) do not come near them in austerity of virtue, Mac Aingil 351.12 .

(b) convenience (through proximity) : ar gaire ēiscc ┐ usci and, BColm. 28 § 29 . ar gaire leo a conad ocus a uisce, Laws i 2.6 . mo chaire ón mo chaire | maith in sét ar a ghaire `a special rare thing for its handy use,' SG 248.29 (or= 2 gaire ?).

(c) nearness (in a hostile sense): mairg nech bias na gaire ... .i. i nderedh domuin, Fen. 256.4 . Mairg bias ar gaire don cnoc `Woe to him who's opposed to the hill,' ib. 270.5 .