gemen

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n (also gaimen) o, m. a skin, a hide integument ; a couch or seat of hide : gaimen .i. gaimfinn, is sia a find-side quod [h]ieme occiditur , Corm. Y 242 . trénbrat ... marbad gemen coem comlán (of the heavens encompassing the earth), SR 189 . direnar daggamun, Laws iv 314.5 . gaimen ocus cherchuill, v 406.17 . ni inorgaiter gaimin `no hides are beaten,' Ériu xii 48.13 . a c[h]erchaill clūimhe ┐ a geimhin claisi (of the effects of a dead monk), ZCP vi 271.22 . gemen findach fírgámna, MacCongl. 95.27 . atracht asa churuch gaimhin, Anecd. ii 18.1 . isé dergudh is córu ... feis a cochlan for geimin, D IV 2 47r marg. infra . bā cǣra for gaimen (of a vain effort ; cf. nibdar caera ar seichi, Ériu vii 242.6 ), MacCongl. 73.21 . Cf. MR 124.14 . pl. ocht n-imdai ... cona córus tincair itir corcailli ocus gaimniu suidi, Laws iv 326.6 Comm. athgabail lobuir dia mbe for gaimniu, i 192.13 gl. .i. ... a taeb risna gemnib, 194.3 Comm. g p. ? co fagbuitis landgur a n-gainme forro (of serpents) the scales of their skins, BB 495a3 (Alex.). In n. l. : Glenn Gaimen, Hog. Onom. 443a . Same word (?) : co ngemlib gemen (: Nemid), LL 695 = co ngeimlib glainír, BB 28b11 = co ngeimhlibh glainfhir, Leb. Gab.(i) i 98.15 .