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1 gair subst. and adj. : neut. n s. a ngair , Sg. 176b2 . Ml.
132d4 . gair n-aigenta, Auraic. 4375. (a) shortness ; esp.
65a short time : used adverbially : cid a ngair romba hi fochaid
even the short time, Ml. 132d4 . gair biuc iartain shortly after-
wards
, Sg. 147a7 . Cf. gair bic ríana chésad, LU 2310 ( RC iv
246.9 ). cid cían cid gair be it long or short, Wb. 3c5 . cēn
gair sooner or later, Ériu ix 48.3 . do láib is d'aidchib cen
70gair | in bi[th], iv 106 § 60 . gair riana dīth (.i. ōenbliadain
... ria ēc), ZCP xii 235 § 51 . bid gair uair dossom, BDD²
1419 . gair siu (s.l.) condristais a sciss shortly before, IT i 158
§ 2 , §4 ( Oss. i .). With cop. as pred. : amal as ndian ade ┐ as
ngair mbis even as it is swift and lasts for a short time, Ml.
75 57c12 . Ní déne tenid ratha | is and is gair a bádud, Ériu i
194 § 5. Attrib. (rare) : iarna sáethur gair-som, Fél. Prol. 59.
Compd. gaire .i. gair-seclæ .i. gair-rē .i. rē gair, Corm. Y 698 .
gaire .i. gair-[r]ae .i. rē cumair, O'Mulc. 619.
(b) Rarely of distance a short space : gāir glám dia guin
80cid cian gair `be it far off or near,' Ériu ix 46 § 10 . ar a gair
`convenient to him' (?), Laws v 84.24 (etym. gl. on gairid).
Fig. ba gair nisleceth a pater (= minimum aberat quin ...)
her father would scarcely allow, Lism. L. 321.24 = Irish Texts
i 4 § 12 .
85(c) In gram. shortness of quantity : eter fot ┐ gair, Sg. 5a9 .
ar gair aicnid, 69a5 . Cf. gair n-aigenta ┐ gair suidigthi i
bfoclaip gairdiph shortness by nature and position, Auraic.
4375 - 6 . a ngair robói hi `ruitus,' Sg. 176b2 . fri realadh
fuid ┐ gair, Auraic. 1552 . for fut no for gair on a long or
short [syllable
], 819 . Caide fot ┐ gair intib ? 1339 . 1547 . See
also 1 gar.

2 gair n word, command (?) : ba cadla gair (: thaig), Met.
5Dinds. ii 20.27 . torud craind ... dar mo gair bethi mairb
diandessabair, SR 1231 . raid[id] ... for ṅgair, SR 3471 .
adbul gair (: iarair), 3095 . digrais gair (: bráthair), 3074 ,
4141 ; 4909 ; 7009 .

? 3 gair : ind in grian gluair goires cach ṅgair (: gēnair) (ref. to
10Nimrod), SR 2735.

gairb n m. and f. a torrent (prob. subst. use of garb) : gidh
garbh in gairbh, Acall. 3834 n . darsiṅ gairb sair ┐ siar,
LL 284a37 . ib. 39 . se[i]nm gairuh cēir (leg. gairb chéir)
`the music of the dark torrent,' K. and H. § 25 . As river-namen:
15 Gáir na Gairbe gainmige, LL 298b9 ( SG 367.5 ). ib. 297b50
( SG 366.20 ). See Hog. Onom.

gairbe xsee garbe.

gairbsin n(garb) roughness, harshness : gairbsin a gotha
glóraig (: taidbsin), Met. Dinds. iii 464.68 . D.F. co ṅgarb-sin
20gle (: aimsir), iv 338.19 . Cf. ITS xix 106 n. 5 .

gairbthen n o,m. roughness : of the weather doinenn ocus
gairbhthen (gairbhsin v.l.) mor, ITS xix 106.5 . gairbhten na
gaith[e], Ériu viii 12.23 . licoris do chognum ┐ foirid
gairbhtean na tengta, C iv 2, 27rb19 . `goose-flesh,' shivering (?) :
25 ro lá graín ┐ gairbthen dia gnúis, Alex. 484 . g s. foghnaidh a
n-aghaidh an ghairbhthin bhios annsa croiceann, 23 K 42,
390.3 . In moral sense asperity, harshness : dlighid na
tighearnaidhe bheith gan ... ghairbhthean, Keat. iii 162.

gairde xsee gairte.

30 gairdech adj o,ā joyful, festive : do chuáidh Háman amach ...
gáirdeach, Esther v 9 . go gáirdeach ag caitheamh fleadh,
ITS i 46.32 .

gairdechad (gairdech), vn. (= gairtiugud) gladdening, delight-
ing : ar ghairdechad menman dorigni, RC x 94.8 . `gairde-
35chad .i. gairdeaghadh a rejoicing, elating, joy,' P. O'C.

gairdechas (gairdech) o,m. rejoicing, gladness : triallait ... fá
luth ┐ ghairdechus, Marco P. § 32 . dorignedar gáirdechas is
subachas mór, SG 2.17 . Ferais failte fri T. co ngairdechus
mór, Aisl. Tund. 117.1 . glóir an tsaoghail, gairdeachas gearr,
40 TSh. 941 . gáirdeachas bréige, 8131 . donimíd gáirdeachus a
dtrioblóidibh, Rom. v 3 . fáth gáirdeachais, 2 Corinth. v 12 .
in genemain do denam a ngairdeocus, Irish Texts v 58.34 .
As quasi vn : ag gáirdeachus iona fhiadhnuise, Prov. viii 30.

gairdes n o,m. joy : g s. ní hadbar gairdis dhūinne, RC xxxvii
45352.11 .

gairdian n m. guardian (of a religious order) : an tan ro badh
gairdian an tAthair Bernardin Ó Cléricch, FM i lxiv 5 =
Guardianus Dungalensis, ib. lxvii 14 .

gairdigid xsee gairtigid.

50 gairdiugad xsee gairtiugud.

1 gaire n(gar) iā,f. (a) proximity, nearness (of time or space)
an nodlaic ata inar ngoire, BNnÉ 59.13 . bás do beith 'na
ghoiri, Lism. L. 2879 . Conversely : a ngaire do bas, ITS
xix 88.13 . co tísat im gaire, Ériu i 226 § 4 . ar gaire an inaidh
55 near the place, Maund. § 191 . a n-goire a g-cloidheamh,
ML 124.21 . Conversely : ro ghabhastair a chloidheamh ...
iona ghoire, 112.18 . a ngoiri do tṡechtmuin close upon a
week
, AU iii 538.21 . duibhe tá i ngoire gile `darkness beside
whiteness
,' Ir. Monthly 1919, 227.31 . tre goire a ngaoil the
60nearness of their kinship
TFrag. 182.23 . ar ghoire do ghaoil,
Dán Dé xi 11 . Fig. nách tigid dá ngoire a ccruas crábhuidh
that they (i.e. the foreign saints) do not come near them in
austerity of virtue
, Mac Aingil 351.12 .
(b) convenience (through proximity) : ar gaire ēiscc ┐ usci
65and, BColm. 28 § 29 . ar gaire leo a conad ocus a uisce, Laws
i 2.6 . mo chaire ón mo chaire | maith in sét ar a ghaire
`a special rare thing for its handy use,' SG 248.29 (or= 2
gaire
?).
(c) nearness (in a hostile sense): mairg nech bias na
70gaire ... .i. i nderedh domuin, Fen. 256.4 . Mairg bias ar
gaire don cnoc `Woe to him who's opposed to the hill,' ib.
270.5 .

2 gaire x(gor), see 2 goire.

3 gaire ind .i. gairidhleachd no leasughadh, O'Cl.

75 4 gaire n(gair ?) short life : gaire .i. gair - seclae .i. gair-rē,
Corm. Y 698 . gare Caie[u]r, ib. gaire .i. gair-[r]æ, O'Mulc.
619.

5 gaire : n leg. `a person called home from an extern territory to
share a "dibad,"' O'Don. Suppl. : cid ara n-eipenar gaire ?
80Ni ansa : gairthi annsin .i. gairmther ani sin ; fer ceineoil bis
a sechtair, co ngairther side don dibhadh diambi nesamh do
riasu ranntar a lin cenn ngabail (ngabal v.l.), O'Don. 549
( H.3.17, c.436 ) = O'C. 1597 ( 2396, p. 30 ) = O'C. 2297 ( Eg. 88,
f. 23b ).

85 6 gaire n proclamation, notice (?): in etym. gl.: tesgaire .i. gus in
tredhsa d'uasal gaire, Laws i 302.28 . Same word (?) : dicitur
isin Gaire Echach (name of a law-tract), Corm. Y 397 . im
ailt nEochach ailc[h]edail gaire, ib.