athgairit

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adj (gairit) (very) short (of space and time): dentar comairle ḟorbthe athgarit acainni let us make a prompt decision, TBC 5114 . do ronsad comnaidhe n-a.¤ ann, TBC p. 723 n.9 . re hedh n-a.¤ don conair, CCath. 2639 . cona bai acht edh a.¤ a n-imdiubraicthi etarra, 5548 . do gabh si . . . slighi a.¤ , Smaointe B. Chr. 3932 . an raon direach athghairid, TSh. 10757 . Adv. go hathghoiritt as a haithle shortly afterwards, FM iii 464.x .

As subst. short distance, short cut, direct route: gabus in a.¤-si dochumm n-iffirn, PH 7608 . dochuaid cach dib ar athgairid eolais reime dochum a chrichi, TTebe 4617 . dogluaisetar rompo a n-athgairit gacha sliged, IT ii2 134.312 . teacht ar ecin a n-athgair[i]d na h-India to go by the most direct route to India, BB 493b37 = iar sligthib rígda etc., Alex. 607 . In phr. cor i n-a.¤ act of abbreviating, making concise: ní hinchuir a n-atghairit comhráidh iat, Smaointe B. Chr. 3216 . dob í a toil a comuirle do chur i n-athghairid d'iaraigh shligheadh meallta chuigi-siun, 2835 (cf. John viii 6 ). Short time: is i n-iffrionn bhías a eiséirghe iar n-athgairitt, BNnÉ 56 § 61 . dob iomdha uadha, re hathghoirid, feinnidh frais-ghonta, ML 134.26 .