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géc n ā,f. gég, IGT Decl. § 39.12 . (a) a branch, a bough : géga
gl. ramos, Gild. Lor. 194 . géga glasa, Buile Ṡ. 30.17 . a barr
┐ a gega do toitim, TTebe 3698 . ilar a cráebh ... ┐ a ngég
75lúbach, CCath. 670 . ná loisc aball án na n-géc faroll faen,
SG 245.20 . claontar fiodh re fás a ghéag, TD 26.30 . géag
dhairghe, TSh. 1000 . ar crochadh as an ngéig, 1001 .
(b) Common in fig. sense in poetry of a person : dob é ín
ghég toraid co mblaidh, Acall. 1958 . gach gealgheag don
80crann cnosach , LL 394.28 . Finichair géc omnaide, Met.
Dinds. iv 322.33 . gég úachtair na tíre. Studies 1919 ,
73 § 9 . géag ós choill (of a hero), TD 7.16 . a ghéag abhla
(of the wife of O'Connor), 15.17 . géag abuigh do lár lubh-
ghoirt, 27.23 . Hence esp. in bardic poetry a scion, a person
85(man or woman) generally in complimentary sense : romarb
in géic grúamda, Met. Dinds. iii 220.66 . Iacob, gec co
ngreim, SR 3085 . marbhthair 'gun ghéig gach nar ghabh
`there is slain by the warrior ...,' DDána 64 § 7 . Conn Ó
Domhnaill ... géag bhuadhach d'ḟhuil na n-airdríogh, TD
17.69 . géaga síodhamhla ón Mháigh, 32.28 . d'e[i]s gege na
grian-aithni (of Ethne), ZCP xiii 17.7 . Moṅgfhind ... gasta
in géc, LL. 139a29 . a ghéag gan locht! faultless maiden!
5 Dánta Gr.² 39.42 .
(c) a genealogical branch: na géga sin o da gabhlaigheadar,
Hy Many 138.15 . craobha coibhneasa ┐ geuga geneluigh,
MS. Mat. 541.22 = Genealogical Tracts i 1.1 . lucht sgaoilte
gég ngeinealaigh, Studies 1920, 567 § 15 . ionann fuil dáibh
10... ionann géaga geinealaigh, TD 26.44 . eólas do ghéag
ngeinealaigh, 30.21 . sleacht Caisin ... géag díobh-san síol
bhFlannchadha, Content. xxix 24.
(d) In poetry in various fig. applications. Of limbs:
Símeon ... ro gab Ísu ... ar gecaib a gel-lamh, Gorm.
15 Oct. 8 . foda géga a glaicí, IGT Decl. ex. 1124 . sreatha a
ghéag cceathbhraonach cciúin (of a harper), Studies 1920,
99 § 13 .eidir ghéagaibh glac leabhar `long-handed arms,'
TD 39.6 . Of hair: (Niall) folt na bhfinnghéag `N. of the
fair-waving hair
,' TD 7.48 .
20(e) Compds. Common in poetry in various of the above
senses. (1) With adjs.: ¤ ablach ` apple-branched ,' TD 26.27 .
¤ áluinn, Acall. 475 . ¤ dígenn stout-branched (?): an glanbhile
gegdíoghoinn (of Patrick), ib. 64 n . ¤ dírech: na glac-doidi
... gegdhirge, MR 256.2 . ¤ gel ` bright-foliaged ,' TD 4.17 .
25 IGT Decl. ex. 100 . ` bright-limbed ,' TD 16.21 . ¤ lebor long-
branched , MR 98.11 . ` long-fingered ,' TD 12.4 . ¤ lúan
` bright-scioned ' (?), Met. Dinds. iii 16.204 . ¤ mall slow-limbed,
hence stately, dignified , ZCP viii 232 § 8 ( Ir. Litanies 102.27 ).
¤ núe fresh-branched: (Traoi) cathair ... an bhruaigh géagnaoi
30`bordered with flourishing woods,' TD 26.32 . ¤ slim `crowned
with soft waving hair
,' TD 20.60 . ? ¤ snaidte ` fair-branched ':
i dtír ghéagshnuighthe Gaoidhil, Content. xxv § 9 . ¤ soillsech
bright-fingered , ZCP ii 352.14 . ¤ trom well-wooded , TD 7.28 .
(2) With subst.: ¤ fid a branching wood , Rel. Celt. ii 228.34 .
35 Fig. of hair: barr ... na ngéigḟeadh, TD 23.23 . ¤ gúala
sloping (?) shoulder: croch dhearg ré ghéag-ghualoinn, Dán
Dé xxvii 3 . ¤ lí `branching splendour ,' MacCarthy 310 § 1 .
¤ loc a winding bay , Arch. Hib. i 87 § 24.

gécach adj(géc) o,ā branching, covered with boughs: do bhí
40in lomán gégach duilleach doisleabar, Ériu iv 116 § 20 . don
chráoibh ghégaigh ghil, viii 195 § 1 . san nglend ... na ccrann
gégach, BNnÉ 134.85 . Fig. of hair: cíab gégach in tresses,
Studies 1920, 419.16 . Of persons flourishing, vigorous (?) :
macaom gegach, LL 396.6 . Crist gecach `Christ ever young,'
45 K. and H. 30 . di chumaid Gaind gécaig glúair `vigorous'
(lithe ?), Met. Dinds. iii 114.47 .

gécán adj(géc) o,m. dimin. a little branch: gécan, IT i 296.1
( FB § 81 ). gégán, ib. 298.11 ( § 87 ).

gécánach adj(gécán) o,ā branching : gécanach (of a forest),
50 Acall. 475 n . Fig. of hair many-tressed (?): ód chéibh
ghéagánaigh gabhlaigh, TD 14.21 .

gécda adj(géc) io, iā (generally applied to persons) lithe-limbed (?):
gasraid gegdha, Aen. 1152 . sluagh clainni gegdha glan.
Chais, Caithr. CC. § 71 . um an stuagh ngusmhar ngéagdha,
55 23 G 24, 287.19 . a bharrchais bhaisghéagdha deft-handed ,
DDána 74 § 15 . F. bláith bhaisghegdha, Duan. Finn i 25.10 .
Adv. do gelladar ... gu gégda guthfhírindech ... co ndingnedis
a ndubairt, ITS xxvi 103.38 .

? gécraind: ind mad ail duit glas gecraind (gegruind v.l.: tetmaill
60and etruim), IT iii 73 § 31.

géd n o,m. gédh, IGT Decl. § 61 . a goose : n s. gēd nomen de
sono factum , Corm. Y 686 . gēd ┐ gēss de gile, O'Mulc. 632 .
ged go mbadh on geig gotha dober, Auraic. 1698 . ngeigh
5695 . ged, corr, caitin ... it comdire la Feine, Laws v 472.29
65= ge, O'C. 2478 ( Eg. 88, f. 38 (39)c ). no raghadh gédh ... dar
toll a ṡúla, FM ii 1126.14 . g s. ug geoidh, FDG 213 . cāiniudh
geōidh, Fian. 42 § 1 . oiret anala geóidh (i.e. a very small
quantity), RC xxiv 381.18 . is geilt ængeóid grazing for one
goose
, Hib. Min. 66.11 . a drond geoid, IT iii 103 § 200 . a
70lethchoss geidh, 102 § 190 . is aithreach liom guin an gheóidh,
IGT Decl. ex. 1464 . feoil geoid, LB 19 marg. inf. v s. a
gheoidh , IT iii 103 § 193 . n p. ceithri geoid, Laws v 472.33
Comm. geodh, 166.20 Comm. gedh, 76.19 Comm. g p. Fleadh
Dúin na nGéadh, FDG title ( YBL 319a marg. sup.). de uigib
75gédh, MR 16.14 . d p. ealta do gédaib, MR 16.13 . do geidhib ,
Maund. § 180 . a p. re géighe , O'C. 2510 ( Eg. 88, f. 41 (42)c ).
n du. da géd for ined cairech two geese equal one sheep (as to
grazing rights), Laws iv 100.22 Comm. geadh fiadháin
a wild goose, Iar. Conn. 11.22 .
80Compd. ¤ glac web-fingered (? lit. goose-handed) : Ua Mesean
... gedglac droíndghearr gobdhubh, IT iii 99 § 163.

gedar xsee 1 gegar.

? gedc : ind is balc gedc [gedg MS] lāith lūaith, Four Songs i § 9.
connach mō bolc innā gedc, Moling § 43.

85 Gede io, npr m. : G. ¤ Ollghothach, Cóir An. 78 . Geide O. mac
Ollamhan Fódla, Keat. ii 2119 . g s. Gede, MacCarthy 168 § 3.

? geelcae : ind geelcæ no aiten (gl. paliurus), Thes. ii 46 ( Phil.
18 = Ecl. v 39 ) = gehel cae v.l. (leg. gel-scé, Edd. Thes.).