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85 1 gres(s) n ā,f. ( IGT Decl. § 39 ) band of guests ; a guest : g s.
cacha mbiam frisin greis donnainic, Anecd. i 40.19 . erpais
a athair tine sailli dí do broth don gres, Lism. L. 319.23
= Irish Texts i 4 § 10 . is ardgres liath ... ticc cucad, Ériu
viii 121.12 . pl. madh gresa oclaic[h] ... ticc `warrior
guests,' ib.
121.24 . ┐ as as tecaid na gressa, ib. 121.25 . do
gressaib ┐ glammaib dar cend a n-enig, TBC 1737 . fáitte
Medb na drúith ┐ na glámma ┐ na crúadgressa ar cend Ḟir
5Diad, ib. 3018 . forslaicthe ar chinn cliar ocus coinneamh,
greas ocus glamh, MR 104.1 . fled gres, Arch. iii 306 § 12 .
greasa .i. áoidheadha no lucht énuaire, O'Cl.

2 gres(s) n ā,f. I an attack, a hostile encounter, an onset :
trom immorro in gress rolasat `... the attack they delivered,'
10 RC viii 56.9 . amnass ... in gress rollasat, RC xiii 456.17 .
díghaltach greise a champion (i.e. the avenger of an aggres-
sion), MR 310.18 . is mo art fine 'ca focul | bith 'sa cath ag
tnúthgreis, Fianaig. 82.6 . locud mo gréise (greisi v.l.)
ceníl `shrinking from my tribal attack' ?, O'Dav. 581. . ..
15 na greiss gúir | noberad leis cenn Saúil, SR 6395 . is gnáth
iar ngreiss co torud | bág fri feiss fri fledugud, Met. Dinds.
iii 350.39 . cipē bess for greiss whosoever be attacking,
RC xiii 114.12 . do foillsighedh iofrann dó, go ngreis
d'anmannaibh adhuathmura ann `with an onset ...,' BNnÉ
20 185 § 19 . gress fola fordergi ... do ferthain asin nell sin `an
onrush of crimson blood
,' RC xxviii 310 § 7 . (m.?) īar ngreis
galach | cen anad ropo leis Ailech, Arch. Hib. ii 49 § 24 . greis
.i. orgain, O'Cl. pl. arfich a n-gressu, LU 8313 ( FB 23 ).
dóeme a mmórgressa ocus a mmóraurgala, ib. 8148 ( FB 11 ).
25 doberot side gressa an cathae do Lugh, RC xii 83 § 83 . isé
in mac-sa ferfas bar ngresa uile, ZCP v 504.5 . ce do-rairg
gressa don phurt, ScMMD² 22.8 . am chur fri chruaidh-
ghreasaibh, Todd iv 98.15 ( CRR² 39 ). Gnáth-hūaraib ar
gressaib gal | glenaid luch inna lín-sam, Thurn. Gramm. ii
3040 § 4 ( Thes. ii 293.20 ). ria ṅgressaib athar Solman, ZCP iii
22.20 . i n-éagmais a ndearnadh do ghreasuibh (sic leg. ;
ghrasuibh, MS) ┐ d'ionnsaighthuibh, Ériu i 80.22 . Scīath ...
co ngēire ngus agus ngreas, ZCP viii 227 § 7.
II an attack on the honour, an insult, an injury : is fēli
35dō ... a imfolach, intan teithes ria nōenḟer ; ol nīpo mōo a
greis (gress, LU) do andās do Ultaib archena, TBC² 1268 .
combai cen diamra fo greis, SR 6714 . docain co glerdaith
cen greis, 1021 . ba gress ┐ ba imdergad mór dont shlúag
anísin, RC viii 50.13 . díl gresse d'emain t'óen-rosc `one
40of thy eyes is a satisfaction for my insult
,' Met. Dinds. iii
342.56 . ba gress don deóra dagḟir | a chuit feóla i n-óen-
magin, ib. 162.11 . ri cen grain, cen gris, cen greiss (: eisleis),
SR 2561 . .iii. lecca liss Luigdech .i. gress ┐ ruicci ┐ mebul,
RC xxiii 324.30 . cach gres, cach enechruice, is for cintaib
45treisi ata, Laws i 162.x . coic seoit ina díriu do neoch iss gress
do dia eneclann, iv 308.25 . i n-digail (sic leg.) na greise truime
tucadh ar a enec, ib. 66.32 . dígal greise avenging an injury
or insult, vendetta : aire echta, is é side condera a gresa,
O'Dav. 637 . airi echta in tAengus Gabuaidech ac dígail
50greisi ceniuil a tuathaib Luigne, Laws iii 82.8 . forimtecht
digla do greise, ib. v 296.19 . boi Oengus ic dígail gressi
ceneoil i cociud Conacht, LU 4344 . nocha rabha dioghal
greis na treis for lar Breghmhaighe, FM i 360.12 (an. 758).
digaltach greise a champion : cid cia fer uaind budh beó
55de, | nách budh díghaltach greise, MR 310.18 .
III an essay, an attempt, a bout, a turn, the amount of any
thing done at a time (? also m. in this sense) : cé dogénsam
ainmne uime | frisin cédgreis (: ēislis) upon the first offence (?),
Arch. iii 295 § 22 . greas for indeoin striking on an anvil,
60 Laws v 474.1 ; 486.24 . Colam Collereach gaba na tri fhuar-
gres `of the three cold strokes,' ib. 472.7 Comm. Goibniu
goba faciebat hastas fri teōra gresa, ┐ ba fēith in tress gress,
Corm. Y 975 = fria teorai gressai, RC xii 92.z . ata gobae
liond cenai .i. Colum Cuaolléinech teorae nua-gres `of
65the three new processes
,' RC xii 76.10 . grod-greasa gaibnige
le h-ordaibh keen blows of smithcraft with hammers, MR 238.7 .
do ghlac an ghreis mharcuigheachta ar feadh an fhaid
cheadna, ITS i 36.12 . gnathaigheadh a mothrach re greas
do laeib iad let him take them early for a certain number of
70days
, 23 P 10³, 65a17 . mar mhnáibh dá ngáirinn greasa
if, like women, I were to get fits of shrieking, Ó Bruad. ii
242.y .

1 grés n m.,u. I handicraft, workmanship, ornamentation,
artistic work : gréss i n-óentig fri muintir, Triads 70 . ferr
75grés soos, LL 345c51 . columhain marmair ... cu saine gacha
gresa fair, ZCP i 254.24 . Cairnech ... scribnid Ciarain, is
iside roscríb in scribenn amra ... cona hilgressaib `with its
many illuminations
(?),' Fél.² lxii 5 . glantar do tech gressa lat
`let your workshop be cleaned by you,' Ériu v 72.18 . Of the
80 work of building a tower : iar scur in gréssa (: béssa) glan-
úair, Met. Dinds. iii 412.26 . togbhus an eaglas go ndealbh-
adhaibh iongantachaibh ┐ go ngresaibh bregha `with
wondrous carvings and brave ornaments
,' BNnÉ 188.36 .
seacht mbliadna tra robatar na descipuil forsin cuairt ┐
85teora bliadna doib ic taispenad a ngresa i fus displaying
their accomplishment at home
, Auraic. 239 . indeoin in Daghdha
ba druin | do grés Grinne, Celt. Rev. x 345.z . iomdha
gréas na ghlas cherdcha ar an gcrannghail gcoinnealta,
Ériu v 62.1 . a greis (leg. grés) gan locht ar a lār ornament
without a flaw on its surface
, Ériu ii 164.3 .
II needlework, embroidery, female accomplishments :
fuath in gresa the pattern of the needlework, Laws i 152.24 .
5 mad ingena nos-berat, non-alad fri druine ┐ gresa, ZCP i 422.1 .
ni raibe bíad aile isin tigh acht ina fagadh-si ar a grés, RC
xxvii 292 § 53 . ba halaind an ingin sin, eter cruth ┐ chéill
┐ gais ┐ gres ┐ genus, Ériu iii 168 § 25 . asaid in ingen iarsin
eter ghenus ┐ grēs ┐ lēigenn, Arch. iii 308 vi 9 . go niomad
10gach nuile ghrés ar thaobhuibh an thaorchotúin (= tsaorch.),
Rel. Celt. ii 260.39 . is ré n-a linn fos do cuireadh gréasa is
corthaire ... ar bhrataibh ar dtús i nÉirinn embroideries and
fringes
, Keat. ii 1915 . clūimh arna grés le gallmhnaoi, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 98.128 . is meadhrach bíd maighdeana ag gréas a
15mbrat embroidering their cloaks, Ó Bruad. ii 206.1 .
III poetical composition, a work of art, a poem : ní gres
luighthi co luathbras `no epithalamium rashly or perfunc-
torily made
' (O'Gr.), Acall. 818 . do mheas mé ar mhalairt
cceirde | seachna na ngréas ngaoidheilge, KMMisc. 242 § 3 .
20 is a fidnemedaib fognitis filid a ngressa, O'Mulc. 830 . ní
rob gerr mo grés glé-maith, Met. Dinds. iii 346.102 . gréas
do rithlearg composition of rhetoric, Content. xii 5 . ra ghreas
laoidhe ar ar luigh san `in the poem on which he worked,' ib.
xxii 13 . dealbhfad do Chormac mo chēidghrēs droighnighe,
25 L. Cl. A. Buidhe 146.1 . grés oirrdheirc do bhegan rann |
do dhealbh misi, Rel. Celt. ii 289.16 . ná tug geall dod ghréas-
laoidheadh, Content. xii 6 . luach mo ghréas im láimh,
Hackett xix 16.
IV work, doings : i ciniudh imdergtha gach duine allos
30a[r] ngresa, RC xiv 54.2 . ro taisben doib a gres o ro scarsat,
Laws i 22.2 . teora bliadna doib ic taispenad a ngresa `three
years in displaying their studies
,' Auraic. 239 = 2554 .