gelaid

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v (gel) denom.

I Trans. makes white, bleaches; makes fair: gibé cerd do gheal a grúaidh | fúair a ṡeal don derg na díaigh, IGT Decl. ex. 701 . puipli na naom ... ro gelta (i.e. with snow), SG 35.10 ; ib. 12 . Do ghealfadh mé an malaidh nduibh, Studies 1928, 452.19 . gile ina leine an lá gealtar, KMMisc. 168 § 9 . Saoirfhear a ndeas ó Chodhal chláirleabhar | dar báinghealadh toradh is meas míonMhumhan, Studies 1929, 594.7 . do gelad na haghthi .i. mil ┐ domblas áe do cumusc ┐ a coimilt don agaid to make the face fair, i.e. mix together honey and gall (bile?) and rub it onto the face, Harley MS 546 f. 39v7 ​​​​​. vn. a gcruth nách éidir le haon ghlanadóir [éaduighe] ... a ngealadh, Mark ix 3.

II Intrans. grows white, shines: cuain ghorma bha ngealann grian, Ériu v 64.183 . Cf. fuinn chnódhonna i ngealann grian, TD 9.35 . ní i n-aoin-fheacht ghealas an ghrian, DDána 93 § 22.