gébend

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gébend or dil.ie/25480

Forms: Géibheann, -inn, geibeind, geimhean

n m. and f. Géibheann, g s. -inn, IGT Decl. § 11 . ?a s. geibeind, Anecd. ii 39 § 2 . a fetter, a bond ; captivity : triar oc ríg dia n-altram, gebend, carcar, cepp, LL 147a47 ( PRIA 3 Ser. iii 552 § 40 ). ó gebind co cuthi, o chuthe co croich, ib. § 41 . glas no gemel no geibend, Laws i 110.12 Comm. fó gébind gibsig, LL 5b30 . do chuir i ngéibheann iad, Keat. iii 2346 . i ngéibheann péine purgadóra, TSh. 4742 . pl. do cuireadh glais ┐ geibhinn fair, CF 462 . do sgair a glais is a gebenna, RC x 180.y . robris glais ┐ geibhinn ... in caislein, ZCP vi 297.28 . Daingnigter ... for nglais ┐ bar ngeibenna, CCath. 4257 . no bitis acca hi n-glassaib ┐ gebendaib, Alex. 1098 . a ngeibnib, RC xix 142.7 . géibhinn gan sgaoileadh `vincula,' TSh. 6386 . féil geibheann Pheadair the feast of St. Peter's chains, Keat. i 220.23 . sgaoil a géibheanna (of the soul), Parrth. an Anma 346 . Fig. of that which impedes motion, progress, etc. : drong dédenach ... | forchenna cáin gébenn `which ends a bright chain,' Fél. Ep. 282 . scuchsat iarsin d'indsi almuigh | clothach gebend (: Éireand) a famed halting-place (?), Anecd. i 73 § 217 . Also rarely gémen : co ngemlib gemen, LL 7a2 . Cf. gemin `compes,' Goid. 75.44 . `geimhean chains,' O'R.