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gorm o,ā adj. of colour. (a) blue (gen. deep-blue, caerulean ,
as opposed to glas): a n-étguda, eter chorcair ┐ gorm ┐ dub,
75 TBC 66 . Cf. Laws ii 146.13 . brat gorm crónchorcra, LU
8637 ( FB 47 ). guirmidir (v.l. gurmu na) gas do glaisin (of
eyes), Ériu iv 96.14 . Of crystal, metallic sheen: lebend ...
di glain gil ... iarna brechtrad di gurm ocus chorcra, LU 2039
( FA 11 ). cona comladaibh gorma gloinidhi, TBC 5608 St.
80 dabhach ... do gloine ghuirm, Ériu iii 156.x . Often of
weapons or armour: fri slendaibh slegh ... n-gorm, TBC
5651 St. taisbenad a craisigi cennguirme, MR 196.5 . cnedh
ó chrúaidh gurm ... blue steel, IGT Decl. ex. 1129 . Of sea
or water: sāl gorm glé, ZCP v 24.2 . srotha gorma, TD 13.3 .
85Of sky: i nim glan gurm, ZCP iv 235 § 9.
(b) green. Of verdure, vegetation; water: gorm fallán fér
na hinnse, Studies 1920, 568 § 20 . múr ... na dtulach ngorm,
TD 11.2 . 26.42 . a tobair gorma ghlana, IGT Decl. ex. 542.
(c) dark, swarthy, black: cona c[h]eithirn guirm ghlóraigh
(of devils), Arch. iii 216 § 4 . leisin ngrinne ngorm ... swarthy
host
, Ériu iv 114 § 15 . creach na nGall ngorm of the swarthy
Norsemen
, Buile Ṡ. 90.1 . fer gorm (form assumed by the
5devil), BNnÉ 56 § 60 . fir gorma= nigri, TFrag. 162.3 . beirt
d'feroip gorma negroes, Fl. Earls 254.z . Cf. ITS xiv 64.16 .
fa ech ngorm, ZCP viii 221 § 37 ; 220 § 28 (where dis-
tinguished from `ech dub'). da ttug gabhair nguirm, Cog.
96.19 . gorm garbgáisitech (of a boar), Fianaig. 64.13 . da
10óclach ... abratgorma with dark lashes, TBC 4346 . fegais ...
in carcair ngairbh nguirm, Lism. L. 3633 . cúilteagh na
gclár ngorm (description of a castle), DDána 119 § 27 .
guirmther gual, MR 20.7 . TD 37.7 . do seitidaib gorma ...
tarb, TTebe 1280 . a n-as gurma (.i. as duibhe), ZCP v
15490 § 17 (B. na Filed). a chuil ghormsa dhatha an dáoil, IGT
Decl. ex. 863 . Fig. truagh mo betha gaibthech gorm ...
gloomy, ZCP x 415.7 .
(d) Fig. illustrious, splendid: gorm .i. urdairc ut est an-as
gurma rudhradh rígh, O'Dav. 1033 (= gurmu, 1345 ). gorm .i.
20oirdheirc, O'Cl. in gormríg ro múchtha, Fél. Prol. 233 . ZCP
xiii 16 § 21 . Ailill, Etan canar gorm who is famed in song (?),
ZCP xi 110 § 23 . hūa nīamguirm Nēill, Arch. iii 217 § 1 . rí
rogorm, CS 188.4 ; Met. Dinds. ii 82.39 . macc Echach
ollguirm, LL 182b44 ( Arch. Hib. ii 60 § 20 ). rí roghach rath-
25gorm, AU i 418.11 (an. 902). féin ṅguirm nglése, LL 133b42
( Todd Nenn. 228.62 ; possibly used of weapons). Maol fial
Finnia ... eo ruadh roghorm `most illustrious hero,' FM i
556.z = AU i 418.4 (an. 902).
(e) fiery red (?): gorm .i. dearg, O'Cl. (prob. only a guess,
30due to association with compds.; see below). grían tul-
gorm, MU² 461 . ? la Marc rūadgorm rīgdae ` red-fiery ,' Fél.
Ep. 260.
Compds. (a) With adj. or noun of colour: ¤ chorcra: sian
a grúadi gormchorcrai ... olive-hued (?), IT i 69.4 . ¤ dub:
35 do refeduib gormdubhaibh glasiaraind, CCath. 2627 . ¤ gel:
da n-grúad gormgela cróderca ... veined with blue and blood-
red
(?), LU 8677 ( FB 51 ). ¤ glas: egcosc inn e[i]ch sin .i.
gabair gormglasa ... dark grey (?), TTebe 2279 . ¤ ruad (of a
spear), IT i 310.39 .
40(b) With subst. or adj. either in primary sense or fig.:
¤ abrach dark-lashed: in tsúil ... gormabrach, Ériu iv 218
§ 22 . ¤ aibnech, TD 21.29 . ¤ ainech of illustrious fame: rige
gormainech Galian, Rawl. 85a17 . fian gormainech goburglas
noble-faced , Fianaig. 10 § 8 . FM i 544.16 . LL 98a1 . BDD²
45 670 . ¤ at[t] a silvery-blue helmet: pl. gormait, Caithr. CC.
§ 11 . ¤ dercach blue-eyed , TD 17.42 . ¤ duille green (dark ?)
foliage: ar feadh fedha gormdhuille, Celt. Rev. x 137.21 .
¤ gae a blue spear , IT iii 13 § 25 . ¤ glan: do chiniud gorm-
glan Galīan bright and famous , Met. Dinds. ii 66.2 . ¤ grianach
50` blue-soiled ,' TD 9.45 . ¤ inis ` blue isle ,' 21.17 . ¤ lann
burnished blade , LL 184a22 ( Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 36 ). ¤ némann
grey pearl , TD 19.1 . ¤ rí famous king , Fél. Prol. 223 . Of
God, ZCP xiii 16 § 25 . ¤ ṡáile dark-green sea , IGT Decl. ex.
638 . go Drobaois ... gormsrothaigh, BNnÉ 204.y . ¤ shluag
55`famous host,' LL 158a5 . ¤ tholach green hill, IGT Decl.
ex. 746.
(c) With other adjj., prob. with intensive force: ¤ gér:
galar goirmgēr goineidech, ZCP xii 393 § 10 . ¤ glan: a
gheasa gorm-ghlana his very clear (?) taboos, BR 12.6 . ¤ nár:
60 ardrí gormnár Gaedal truly-noble (?), illustrious and noble (?),
LL 132b33 .

gor-mac xsee 2 gor.

Gormacán (gorm) o, npr m.: Gormucan m. Anfida, Rawl.
145d40 . Cf. Donnucán, Dubucán, Finducán, FM i 538.17 .

65 gormacas n u.m. the status of a gor-mac: ar gormacus no
daltus, O'C. 359 ( H.3.18, p. 198 ); O'C. 2533 ( Eg. 88, f. 44
(45)c ).

gormaid adj(gorm) (a) makes blue, colours blue: cidh edach
Ceniuil F. uili doberthi ina hiarcain nos-gormfadh, ┐ nogor-
70madh ... na conu ┐ na catu, Lism. L. 4080 . do rosg rogormadh
mar ghloin, Buile Ṡ. 18.21 .
(b) burnishes: vn. ar ngormadh clogat, Studies 1920,
417.15 . glaedhi aga ngormudh, ZCP vi 29.5 . sleagha ...
dá ngormadh, TD 6.9 ; 11.20 .
75(c) Fig. makes illustrious, adorns: rogormadh glóir .i.
rourdrucaidh ainm, no intan gormthair gach tír do briathraib
caínibh, O'D. 1213 ( H.2.15, p. 84a ). Cf. ro gormadh gloir
.i. ro cumdaighed a indocbáil, O'Dav. 1033 . rogormad glóir
glend, IT iii 59 § 115 . (?) buaid Dromma Loegaire luaith |
80londgair la cuain gormais méin, LL 43a29 .

gormán n(gorm) o,m. (a) bot. `blue-bottle ' (= cornflower ?),
Hog. Luibhl. g. ¤ searraig `heart's ease, pansy,' ib. g. ¤ sercach
the pansy (?), 23 K 42, 420.z . g. ¤ beg violet, Ir. Texts v 7.5 .
(b) npr m. Gorman, FM i 236.5 (an. 610). im Gormán,
85 486.20 (an. 853).
(c) npr f. Gormman ingen F., AU i 238.4 (an. 769).

gormda adj(gorm) io, iā Lōech ... ossē gormda grīsainech,
TBC² 3185.