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greimm n n,n.; later m., IGT Decl. § 41.
85 I grasp, authority, sway, power: intí cretfes ní ágathar
á ngreim, Wb. 1a3 . air danimmart greim á aite `for the
authority of his tutors restrained him
,' Ml. 14b14 . in gremmae
.i. regni (gl. sceptri), ib. 110d3 . hon gremmaim srithiu
(gl. exserto vigore), ib. 31c18 . rop fortrén mo greim cach
crīch ar bam cend, PRIA 3 Ser. iii 550 § 35 . o rogabais flaithius
ata ag imgabail do ghrema, Anecd. ii 9.24 . du tabairt
greamma forsna Gaillu `to exercise power over,' AU i 356.11
5(an. 848). is ann robói a shosad ┐ a greim rígda i Tem-
raig, Lat. Lives 2.3 . rogénair rogabus gre[i]m I held sway,
Ériu iv 158.16 . rotbia lim greim Dé fodéin, | rotbia m'ordan,
SR 3361 . cen garbgreim fria chomaithcib, ib. 6286 . facbaid
dá mac, maith a ṅgraim, ib. 3687 . mó a gréim ┐ a gerait ┐ a
10chumachta oldás cach rig, Thr. Ir. Gl. p. 30 (sub Muma).
nír' léic greim Conairi doib a cor in Here `C.'s power let
them not perform it
...,' BDD § 168 append. ( RC xxii 403.5 ).
nistimsaich greim riaglad do beith gen ní `the rigor of the
rule does not bind them
...,' Mon. Tall. 145.5 . airdeclais asa
15rucad greim riagla ┐ ecna ┐ forcetuil do uilib ecalsaibh na
hEirenn, Lism. L. 3958 . bid do c[h]ellaib elib greim a
manach `sway over their monks...,' BColm. 62.20 . greim catha
a vigorous attack: berid grem catha chuci ... tarsin náth,
TBC² 61 n. 7 . ba bág ám dait-siu, ga dobertha do greimm
20catha gan díchill lind i(n)diu, TBC 5943 . tindscan greim
do chatha, Fél. Nov. 15.
II seizure, hold, grasp (in literal sense): becc a greim hi
talmain, Cáin. Ad. § 13 . Of the steps of the celestial ladder:
a dō dīb, goiridi a greim, Arch. iii 237 § 22 . dúr a graimm
25 stern his grip, Met. Dinds. iii 90.31 . gér líonmhur láoich
Leithe Cuinn, | ní bhfuil ní ar nar ghabh gréim `there is
nothing he did not win
,' KMMisc. 362.14 . intan ghabhaid a
chosa ┐ a lámha greidhm (sic leg.) ar an droichet, RC xxix
120.20 . ni roachtas greim fair corrócht a theg he was not
30captured
..., Ériu iii 136.14 . cach aen díb téged dia greim
nó dia marbad to apprehend him or to kill him, BColm. 96.1 .
Of a boar: gabuis greim dá ghairbfinnfad, Fianaig. 66.16 .
a ellteóg ... fuarus-[s]a do ghreim `I was able to catch thee,'
Buile Ṡ. 68.18 . ní ro ghabhsat greim nó gabháil dua
35Ruairc `they were not able to seize or arrest O'R.,' FM v 1872.2 .
Of the Norsemen: níor ghabhadar greim d'Éirinn acht ge
do rinneadar buaidhreamh orra, Keat. iii 2448 . féach mar
do ghabhadar na Gothi greim don Eadáile, TSh. 9764 . tig
Conall ... ar a lorg gur chuir fá ghreim ag Áth Ceit é Keat. ii
403193 . cles na bfagbhaitt Gaeidhil greim, | comrac aeinfir
ind Erinn, Leb. Gab. i 40.7 . go gcuireann an bás fá ghreim
fá dhéoigh é, TSh. 2407 . ionnus nach géabhad gaoth na
glóire diomhaoine greim d'arthrach na hanma, ib. 878 .
III bond, obligation, duty, service: inna gremman (gl.
45 pacta), Ml. 128d4 . co tarta rātha ┐ gremand fris securities
and bonds
, Cáin Ad. § 22 . flaith na oigi .i. na comallann ...
a gremaim do neoch tairngireas se, Laws v 358.14 Comm.
Of a wife: mad comlanaigid a greim co dlightheach isin
lanamnus, ib. ii 382.23 Comm. Of children: ma dia comoiget
50moamugad no greim na gaire, ib. v 482.7 Comm. greim
ceilsine tenancy service, ib. ii 320.16 Comm. no go rainic
lár an glenda, | mara nderna grema a uird, BNnÉ 139.28 .
IV Profit, use, advantage: is maith gréimm ar n-deich
n-uingi fichet d'ór dóib, Mer. Uil. 203 . is olc gréimm m'fhog-
55lamma dam, ib. 242 . `rochreit' arsé `mo bráthair daitsiu'
ní géba greimm na torba ... dóu, Trip.² 1159 . caidhe do
greim damh abhus, | do chairdis, do chomfhogus, ZCP vii
302.4 . nír gním gremma (cheville), RC xxiii 314.1 . ni frith
greim arna secht laegaibh sin (do cuadar na ba ar neimníd
60 v.l.), BNnÉ 115.6 . greim comhfhocuil gach ní dhíobh, ┐ ní
hionann íad 's an comhfhocal they have the force of a com-
pound
(?), IGT Introd. 25.26 (§ 101) . bid grema an gnāthu-
gud `the practice will be profitable,' ZCP viii 215.14 . as he sein
in sasadh slemun | asa mbeir Demun duibghréim `gets a
65dark profit
,' RC xii 340 § 31 . gaibid greim (do, de) profits,
avails, takes effect, has the force of:
`ised tancamar da ḟis
dús in ros gab greim (sic leg.) inní ro herbad duit,' IT i 40.26 .
ni gabhoid airm naid iolfhaobhair greim de, ZCP x 280.32 .
sochaide ... dia ro-gab gréim in dearcc do dénum `many to
70whom it was profitable to give charity
,' PH 5881 . cid no-gebed
greim n-imdibe tall do na mnaib? `what would take the
place of circumcision
...,' ib. 5716 . gach fodail do gnither a
n-uaim Martain co n-geb greim i Toirinis Martain `it takes
effect in T.M.
,' Todd Nenn. 212.13 . gebidh a cæin nduthracht
75greim n-ailitre dhoibh icon Coimdhi, Lism. L. 718 . huath
... is ed fhuilleas b co ngeib greim p `h' increases `b' so that
it is equivalent to `p'
), Auraic. 432 . ri hadart tend tricc |
nī gabat greím grip guip gai (of a shield) `on its ... face the
quick beaks of spears do not take a hold
,' PRIA 3 Ser. iii 540
80§ 5 . Of a chief who receives stolen food: ma ro caith gebid
greim aithgina do `it has the force of restitution for him,' Laws
ii 234.17 Comm. dul for n-greim n-aithgina incurring the
liability of restoration,
ib. 2.24 Comm. geibaid greim fira in
cumal the cumhal is equivalent to a proof, ib. v 454.x Comm.
85 nocha gaband greim ime dib none of these fences has a claim
(i.e. for damages), ib. iv 74.6 Comm. ro gabh gre[i]m tra
in gresacht sin ... dobert Curio for Césair `it took effect ...,'
CCath. 567 . ro gabh greim tra an greasacht sin do bert
Domhnall for a mhuintir, FM v 1670.14 . ní ghabhadh
leigheas ar bith greim don othar, Keat. ii 1733 . mar do
chonnairc Conchubhar nar ghabh cluiche ná caoineas greim
dhi `had any effect on her,' ib. 3036 . gan codladh do ghabháil
5ghreama dhe, TSh. 10733 . ? mac righ Breatan tainic co
hairm i mbui in ben, coro innail si dho ┐ roghabh greim
eisdi `he received entertainment from her (?),' Lism. L. 53.
V a bite; a bit, a morsel: doboin ... feoil ┐ croicind na
malac cle do greim, ZCP vi 286.7 . do bud grimm dásachtach
10dhamh | tarmmuirt ā ṡúil mo thachtadh, Anecd. i 36 § 92 .
gach greimh da ngerrfadaois 'ga chur docum a mbél, BNnÉ
89 § 188 . imda badb sa greim na gulbain, IGT Decl. ex.
255 . benaid semanna ... gremanna a táobh each fá for,
ex. 1142 . haec buccella srubán mara no greim, Ir. Gl. 144 .
15 cōica rí[g] nocha gréim bec, | ised dotríacht, a reilec `no
small portion
,' Ériu ii 168.75 . doghabh ... ag ithe an bhídh
... go hairceasach, go dtarla greim 'n-a bhrághaid lér tach-
tadh é, Keat. iii 605 . ... an greim urchóideach ... úd
d'ubhall na haithne, TSh. 2434 . ar slogad an ghreama dhó,
20 ib. 2435 . giodh bé arbioth duine thuitfeas ar an gcloich úd
do dentar greamanna dhe, Luke xx 18 . greim ná blogam ní
shloigin trí tráithe, ZCP v 212.294 . greamana dh'ubhala,
ib. 213.340 .
VI a stitch, a sudden pain: greamanna na nglún ocus na
25mudornn, O'Gr. Cat. 269.3 . greamanna daor-bháis, ITS iii
186.102 .

1 greis(s) n f. (?) protection: foceird mo greis (.i. cumairce)
forsín creisigh `cast my protection on the pious [Brigit],' ZCP
v 490 § 16 . diandum roib forsa rol mo greis if I have anyone
30under whose protection I may put myself
, TBF 314 . trom-
tortha na tuath forollat (.i. atat) for do greiss, Ériu viii
173.19 . réidig romainn ... | for do deis, a rí báid bind, | iar
ngreis do cach láech lúadimm, Met. Dinds. iii 406.36 .
adamair ba Cuculaind carustar ┐ for a greiss bui `she con-
35fessed it was Cuchulainn she loved and that she was under his
protection
,' Ériu xi 95.5 . doratt ... a ech for greis Colmāin,
BColm. 86.20 . masa di[i]bh dlighis greiss (: éisslis), Anecd.
ii 66.2 . nir ghreis anníu do Chathal | cia contola fria rigaib
C. had to-day no protection, though he slept with kings, RC
40 xvii 189.1 . g. ¤ .i. comairce, O'Cl. Cf. gressa .i. comairce,
O'Dav. 1062.

2 greis(s) n(Lat. gressus) a step, a stride: g. ¤ .i. coisceim nó ceim,
ut est imaire i forge hi pais. in greis .i. deisceim dá traigh
co leth esidhe, O'Dav. 1048 . gréss a gressu .i. o chomainsem
45nó tuinsem. grēss quoque a gressu .i. ō chēmim, O'Mulc.
646.

gréis n f. grease: ata co leor do greis camaill againne, RC xix
254 § 164 (Fier.). brat eisréide fan ngréis ngoirt, TD 37.5 .
do bhí an ghréis ann, 'sní hí amháin, ib. 8 .

50 greit n f. I a champion, a hero: is greit (gret, v.l.) ar gail, TBC²
3289 . greit ríg, LU 8606 ( FB 46 ). greit núa, Fél. Jan. 5 .
ba greit gáid cen díl im dul, Met. Dinds. ii 64.15 . ger an
greid (: creitt), Leb. Gab. i 168.7 . greidh .i. gerait, Arch. iii
275.424 . greit .i. gaisgeadhach, O'Cl. pl. grete gaiscid,
55 Ériu viii 68.27 (v.l.). grede gadamla gaisgid in domain, ib.
16.26 .
II valour, prowess, ardour: mō a greim ┐ a greit ┐ a
c[h]umachta oldās cach rí Corm. Y 884 . uair roucsaidse ...
do slúagaib na tíri sin ule ar grain ocus greit ocus gaisced,
60 LU 9206 ( FB 93 ). do-bádi a greit ┐ a athgabáil, ZCP xi
85 § 38 . línfaid do greit ordan oll | Ard Machae do chéll,
Trip.² 2985 . greit mer ort imrim each, RC v 202 § 20 . greit
a gratia , O'Mulc. 647.

gréith n(mod.) a jewel, an ornament, a precious thing: g pl.
65 immforcraidh indmusa ┐ cloc[h] uasal ┐ greididh (greigidh
MS) aile, Maund. 34 . iomad do ghréithibh geanamhla leis
mar aon ré laoidh chumainn, Keat. ii 2560 . searc an tí tar
ghean a ghréithe ... more than love of his riches, Ó Bruad.
i 92.14 . gach gustal trom dá raibhe aca do mhalairt ar
70ghréithibh geanamhla, TSh. 6955 . pl. also gréithre: tug
Venus dó gréithre móra: breághthacht ┐ áilneacht ┐ óige,
ITS iii 128.147 . a gréithre 's a séada, ib. 46.6 . fuair ón
dúiliomh túis a rátha | is gréithre don scéimh sin do fhreagair
opulence that corresponded to that beauty, Ó Bruad. ii 252.14 .
75 mín-g. ¤ social accomplishments, acquisitions (?): gan cheist
choigilte ar obair ná ar mhínghréithribh, Hackett xlv 15.

greithíne n(dimin. of grech, greth a nut-shell?): fri tascur
n-imhais īar mBōind no greithine .i. bolcc i mbafuilnge grīan
forna luibip, Anecd. v 25 n. 7 .

80 grell ind a grillo .i. animal retroambulans is aire itberar drochech,
O'Mulc. 643.

? grella ind(description of hell): fria ṅgrella cen choibli ṅgle |
sroigli tenna teinntide, SR 923.

1 grellach n ā,f. swamp, bog, loamy land, mire: greallach f.,
85 IGT Decl. § 37 . i ngrellaich Conculaind into the bog where
C. was
, TBC² 2183 . Fuiliarnn a ainm ina grellcha, ib.
marbais Bobulge ina grellaig, TBC 2013 . bommann ega hi
ngrellig, 3544 . gníset gleic gairb ós grellaig, Met. Dinds. iii
372.69 . a pl. dar grellacha, LU 4688 . g pl. ailchi na ngrellach
... imon n-ath, RC xvi 72 ( Dinds. 120 ). glanadh a ngreallach
(of roads), Laws iv 144.24 Comm. in n. l. corrici Grellig
n-Doluid, TBC p. 416 n. 3 . oc Grellaigh eillti, AU i 428.17
5(an. 913). for Grellaich Sruthra, RC xvi 156 ( Dinds. 144 ).