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gemel n m. and f. geimheal m., IGT Decl. § 53 (n p. -il or -li);
f. § 54 (g s. and n p. -li): In pl. also gemlecha.
(a) a gyve, a fetter, a chain: glas no gemel no geibenn no
65slabrad, Laws i 110.11 Comm. frith cech glas ┐ cech gemel
┐ cech foriata ... oslaicthi, LB 133a6 . tabair gemeal (geimil
v.l.) cruaid for cimbid, KMMisc. 270 § 8 . Ériu iii 14 § 7 .
gemel ... glasiaraind, MR 178.12 . nír cuireadh gíall a
ngeimhil, IGT Decl. ex. 1376 . LL 141b3 . mar bhráighid
70bhíos i ngeimhil, Dán Dé xv 17 . cin scáiliud glais nó gemli,
Ériu ii 200.10 . pl. noco maith geill cen geimhle, LL 146b35
= PRIA 3 Ser. iii 542 § 17 . mar do beitís gemla iairn ... fái,
SG 243.24 . dothoitedur na geimlecha ... de, ZCP vi 287.10 .
glais no geimlecha itir cach dá n-ánraid, MR 176.4 , 24 .
75 d'folach ... na saer-geimlech, MR 178.1 . tucait iat hi
ṅgémlib cus-in rig, PH 982 . Ériu x 80 § 43 . as bhar n-geim-
lechaib ... glas-iaraind, MR 178.4 . dochuirsiot a nglais ┐ a
ngeimhle díobh, FM vi 1992.3 . Often captivity: rochuinig
Colman ... Maelodrán a geimhel dó asked for M.'s release,
80 BColm. 68.13 . E ... do gabail do Donncadh ┐ a lecan a gemil
do arís, RC xviii 196.x ; ib. 15.24 . do éludh a geimheal,
FM iii 134.7 . iatt i ngeimhlibh isin Mumhain, ii 950.16 .
With subj. gen.: i ngeimel Taidg, ZCP viii 225 § 42 . i
ngeimiul Néill, xiv 258.10 . Fig. ... co mēt teimil truim | mo dā
85rosc i ngeimil (ngeimel MS) grinn, ZCP vi 263 § 8 . cuirfead
do chos a ngeimhiol isna liontuibh, Luc. Fid. 344.4 . a
ngeibhlibh an pheacaidh, 241.4 . an ré 'san ghrian i ngei-
mheal, TD 21.40 .
(b) In specific sense of chain : batar ... geimli asin ær sin,
slatine argait 'arna fighe ... asna geimlibh sin, Aisl. Tund.
117 § 2.
(c) Transferred of captives, hostages (by poetic licence) :
5 Ní dúal cairde ar creich ngeimhil, Ériu ix 162 § 1 . do-ghénsa ...
chreich ngeimhle, 163 § 3 . fine Néill na náoi ngeimiol,
Gleanings from Irish MSS. 18 § 27 ; Cf. TD 8.8 .
Compd. ¤ trom, IGT Decl. ex. 536.

gemen n(also gaimen) o,m. a skin, a hide integument ; a
10 couch or seat of hide : gaimen .i. gaimfinn, is sia a find-side
quod [h]ieme occiditur , Corm. Y 242 . trénbrat ... marbad
gemen coem comlán (of the heavens encompassing the
earth), SR 189 . direnar daggamun, Laws iv 314.5 . gaimen
ocus cherchuill, v 406.17 . ni inorgaiter gaimin `no hides
15are beaten
,' Ériu xii 48.13 . a c[h]erchaill clūimhe ┐ a
geimhin claisi (of the effects of a dead monk), ZCP vi 271.22 .
gemen findach fírgámna, Aisl. MC 95.27 . atracht asa churuch
gaimhin, Anecd. ii 18.1 . isé dergudh is córu ... feis a cochlan
for geimin, D iv 2 47r marg. infra . bā cǣra for gaimen (of a
20vain effort ; cf. nibdar caera ar seichi, Ériu vii 242.6 ), Aisl.
MC 73.21 . Cf. MR 124.14 . pl. ocht n-imdai ... cona córus
tincair itir corcailli ocus gaimniu suidi, Laws iv 326.6 Comm.
athgabail lobuir dia mbe for gaimniu, i 192.13 gl. .i. ... a taeb
risna gemnib, 194.3 Comm. g p. ? co fagbuitis landgur a
25n-gainme forro (of serpents) the scales of their skins, BB
495a3 (Alex.). In n. l. : Glenn Gaimen, Onom. 443a . Same
word (?) : co ngemlib gemen (: Nemid), LL 695 = co ngeimlib
glainír, BB 28b11 = co ngeimhlibh glainfhir, Leb. Gab.
i 98.15 .

30 gemes xsee gim(h)eas.

gemin n Gemini , see geimin.

gemlech n(gemel) I o,m. geimhlech, IGT Decl. § 22 a fettered
person, a prisoner, a hostage : roscacht i ngrísaib gemlig
`in galling chains' (lit. burning pains of a captive), Met.
35Dinds. iii 370.55 . a ngnimaib geimhligh, BB 275a1 = in
n-gnímhaibh geimhlibh, BR 140.4 . pl. na geimhligh uile dh'
élúdh, IGT Decl. ex. 805 . du : ní fhuil glas gan dá gheimh-
lech, ex. 803 . adj
II o,ā (a) of or belonging to fetters ; fettered, captive : do
40chloind Laitin langeimligh ` full-fettered ,' Auraic. 802 . Bran
gemlech glúair, LL 4287 . forais Genainn ba geimhlech
`a man of fetters,' Leb. Gab. i 130.4 . ar an mbróin ngeimh-
ligh ngiall fettered swarm, TSh. 6684 . tri fichit uinge d'airget
ghil ina unga geimhlech as his fetter-ounce (i.e. ransom), FM
45 ii 818.5 . = ina ungai geimleach, AU i 560.11 .
(b) Fig. criminal ? cruel ? : Nabal nemnech gemlech crín,
SR 6325 . co cath gér geimlech, 5591 . mod ṅgémlech ṅgle
(a cheville, ṅgemlech MS), 7149 . nāch cūala an [n]gnīm
ngeimlech ngarcc ? Fian. 42 § 5.

50 gemled (gemel) vn. fettering, binding : ar ṅgeimled gíall,
LL 6428.

gemlide adj(gemel) io,iā pertaining to fetters : tri fichit uincce
... ina huinge gheimhlidhe as his ransom, ALC i 30.18 . Cf.
gemlech.

55 gemligid v(gemel) fetters, holds in bondage : co rogeimhlighedh
he la Donnchadh, AU ii 148.16 . nach gabad ocus nach
geimliged dib acht cach drem ar a n-aireochadh élang,
MR 198.17 . Vn. : do gheimhliúgadh daor, MSS. Mat. 567.17 .
airdespuc do gheimlechad, ALC i 254.29 . FM iv 1192.1 .
60 Fig. P. bheith geimhlighthe fá ghéibheann ghrás nDé,
TSh. 2200.

gemm n(= Lat. gemma) a gem, a precious stone : gem .i. a
gemma, ōnd lic lōgmair, Corm. Y 677 . gemm ... do leic
logmuir, SR 368 . co ngeim nderscaigthe, PH 852 . co n-gem
65do licc logmar, TBC 5552 St. gleóir gemma bec do charr-
moccul, IT i 119.14 . an gheamh criostail chaorórdha,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe, 205.58 . pl. ocht ngemma deirg dracondai,
IT i 310.23 ( FB 51 ). co m-brechtrad gem n-écsamail, ib. 178.2 .
tir n-anagre is gemm co ndath, Rawl. 78b9 = gaem co mblad,
70 LL 136a19 . da íalcrand ... inar cenglad gema glemaiseca
gloinighi, Études Celtiques i 80.23 . tri cét gemann nglan,
Met. Dinds. iii 120.20 . tri nói gem carrmocail, 122.39 . de
gemmaib carrmocail, PH 2001 . Cf. TTebe 2215 . co ngemaib
... glanidi, Cog. 162.6 . coroin ... de gheimhaidhibh, ZCP iv
75442.26 . di na gemmaib leag lógmar, Alex. 628 . Of the pupil
of the eye : fail. vii. ngemma ... for lár a dá imlisse, TBC² 60 .
Cf. 2034 . Fig. of a person : Mathussalem ... ba he in
gradgemm, SR 2254 . sāir-gem do Gaoidelaib (of Cai-
nnech), Arch. iii 220.5 . Muiredach in lec loghmur ┐ in gem
80gloine, AU ii 174.9 . Cf. FM iii 8.11 . ba geam gloinidhe ...
an tí buí ann, ML 94.10 .
Compds. ¤ cumtach jewel-ornamentation, jewelry : aeingem
... do derscnaig do gemcumtachaib an domain, CCath. 4713 .
¤ delg a pin studded with gems : lenda ... go n-geamdhelccaibh
85arccait iompa, TBC 5516 St.

gemmach adj(gemm) o,ā begemmed, jewelled (?) : delg ... de ór
... lassaid ... lainne o chuaird corcorgemmach, BDD 100 g .
= lainne a chuairt chorcairgemach BDD² 1028.