glain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. glain or dil.ie/25945

 

Forms: glano, glana, Gloin, gloine

n i, f. g s. glano, glana. Gloin (m. and f., g s. and n p. gloine), IGT Decl. § 45 . The later g s. and n p. forms are prob. due to 1 glaine with which this word was confounded.

(a) crystal, glass: forsnig dracoin ┐ glain, Imr. Brain i 9 § 12 . abrait glano (glana v.l.), ib. 5 § 3 . isind noi glano, LU 10055 . turid airgit ocus glain, LU 3651 ( SCC 31.16 ). fond ... na cathrach di glain gil, LU 2038 ( FA 11 ). cosmail fri glain nglais, LU 1882 . .ix. failge glano immá lāma, 7635 . a hurscar ... do ghlain is do carrmocal, Acall. 807 . do rosc glas amal in gloin, IT iii 16 § 41 . ticc in t-aighredh mur ghlain nguirmm, Anecd. i 27 § 19 . a muinéal glan amal glain, Ériu iv 104 § 52 . Cf. deca a gualaind lán do glain, LU 3595 ( SCC 30 ). is ōr am (= imm ?) gloin (poem in praise of Cainnech), ACL iii 221 § 7 . cech cenel leag lógmar .i. imm saifír ... imm glain, Alex. 84 . a ré fhíor-nár ghorm mar ghloin, Dánta Gr. 16.119 . Transf. a mirror: nír ḟéch soin ón ló fa leanbh | a dhealb fa dhó tre (v.l. sa, san) ghloin ghorm, IGT Decl. ex. 1252 . a ngloin ghuirm, ex. 1253 . a ghloin na ngrás (of B.V.M.) Mirror of Graces! A. Ó Dálaigh viii 7.

(b) clearness, accuracy (?): a thomus co glé, co ṅglain, SR 2707 . do sil Abráim, árim ṅglain, 7583 . cach ni do-cluined-sum ... caca lae, do bi do glan mebru cacha n-aidhche he would have by heart each night, Laws iii 88.14 . MR 282.7 . is accum-sa itá in scel sin do glain mebra, Acall. 3731 . do ghloin mheabhra (v.l. ghlan) by heart, TD 3.31 .