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gerb n ā,f. a scab, an itching sore, mange: at nó gearb ... a
ccroiceann a feola, Lev. xiii 2 . pl. gearba claimh `a scab ,'
Eg. Gl. 355 . coimil don inad a mbia in bruth no na gerba,
Irish Texts ii 84.7 . don lucht ara mbi bruth no gearba,
23 K 42, 323.21 . esláinte gráineamhla, mar atá bolgach nó
cláimhe nó gearba, Eochairsgiath 93.33 .

gerbach adj(gerb) o,ā scabby, mangy: gl. rugosus, Ir. Gl. 652 .
5 clamh nó gearbach, Lev. xxi 20 . sechnad comriachtain ... re
mnai carraig no gerbuigh cum ... scabiosa, Irish Texts v 62.6 .

gercaide adj(gercc ? q.v.) io,iā like a grouse (?): do ghob
gercaide, IT iii 104 § 202.

gercc n I ā,f. the name of some bird; a heath-bird, a grouse (?):
10 atracht gercc a gurt lodain, Arch. iii 310 § 6 = gerg, ZCP xii
361.4 . anocht ni chodail in gerg | os fraochaib anfaid imaird |
binn foghar a gotha gloin `grouse (?),' Duan. Finn i 84.34 .
g s. guth gléghlan gaircce, Buile Ṡ. 102 § 49 . pl. giugraind
gergga cocrait gáir, LL 297b45 ( SG 365.z ). g p. gotha gearg
15um ghlaislinn, IGT Decl. ex. 1560. Its cry was a means of
divination: ná hadhair do ghothaibh gerg (greagh v.l.) ...
ná sén ar bith cé, ZCP vii 303 § 14. n
II o,m. Fig. of a king or warrior: for Āed n-Ingor,
forsin gercc, ZCP xii 234 ( Baile in Scáil § 47 ). d'fuil ríg,
20rogerg na rochor `champion of famous compacts,' Met. Dinds.
iii 344.84 . Flann gerg, CS 114.9 = FM i 302.10 . gearg .i.
garg, O'Cl. is a false inference from this sense. ? cælach
feda ar faga | uair gerga ┐ gala, IT iii 94 § 143 . As npr m.
Gerg, TFerbe 93 . g s. Geirg, 62 .

25 gérchúisech adj subtle, ingenious: Prov. vii 10. Exod. xxxi 4 ;
xxxv 35 .

? gercnat n(fem. dimin. of gerc ?): nach cūalo gercnat don
gléo ? | is marb Conn Cētchathach cūa, Fianaig. 42 § 3.

gére n(gér) iā,f. sharpness: do ghéri do shlege, Mer. Uil. 57 .
30 uisce sleibe nímsása coibchi co ngeire ngnusa, O'Dav. 329
= O'Mulc. 180 . Fig. acrimony , air is mór a ngeri sidi
` savageness ,' Ml. 75b1 . eider ingin is māthair | bīaidh ferg
gnāth is gēre, ZCP x 50.26 . intensity, severity: ar ghéire ar
nguil, IGT Decl. ex. 1120 . ruc Dauid, ba géire gúr, | in
35déde sin o Saúl it was a sore insult (?), SR 6391 . a ghéire
ghoineas ... é `the sharpness with which it wounds him,' TSh.
4409 . acuteness: ríg cen géri, cen grinni, Met. Dinds. iii
24.315 . Berach immorro ainm fuair trésin rinn-áithe ┐ tre
géire a fhert ┐ a míorbal, BNnÉ 26 § 16 . fer ... co ngéri
40inntlechta, Aisl. MC 105.15 . keenness, edge (of appetite): ger
a gēre ab eo [quod est] rumenatio , Corm. Y 701 . ger ┐ gere
.i. gera ebraice .i. ruminatio. gere didiu accobar cocnama,
O'Mulc. 641 . géri ocus gorti, Aisl. MC 95.1 . co n-géri chon
with the keenness of a hound, ib. 3.12 . benuidh dhiom géire
45`they drive hunger from me,' Buile Ṡ. 116.23 . o ratairned ...
a ngeri ┐ a n-accorus, TTebe 484 .

? gérenach: ind ranic co gérenach Gall | in rí dedenach Domnall,
LL 130b2 .

gerg xsee gercc.

50 gerga n fierceness (?): uair gerga ┐ gala, IT iii 94 § 143.

gergaile: g s. dia sathairnn na sechtmaine ... | firfid graphainn
gergaile, | amal choire for fichud, SR 8203 . Compd. of gal,
vn. of fichid boils (?)

? gergara n(also gerrgara) the calf or shank of the leg (< gerr
55 short [part] and g s. of gairr calf of the leg. Cf. fergara.).
Used only of animals: lēicidsom cloich dont samuisc ... co
mmemaid a gergairi (gergara LU) fāi, TBC² 1725 = LU 6214 .
ro brisses a gerr gara `ich zerbrach ihr Unterbein,' TBC 2371 ,
where rhyme requires two words. Cf. ib. p. 899, n. 7 . co
60memb do gerr gara foat (of a heifer), IT ii2 247.80 (Eg.)
= co mbeba do ser ndeis no chli fout, Lec. But cf. co mmema
do fergara fót, LU 6099.

gergenn xsee 2 Gerrcend.

gerid v warms: gerthiut it warms thee, BDD² 317 (§ 34) and see
65 gertha.

gerind n(Lat. gerundium) a gerund; n s. in gerind , Sg. 148b9 .
27b18 ; 149b7 ; 188a1 .

Germáin pn f. (n s. Germán ā,f. ?) (a) n. l. Germany: i nGermain ,
Laws i 20.32 (Introd. Comm.). le nāsion ... don Germāinn,
70 Fl. Earls 178.17 . glugairidhe na Gearamáine (sic leg.),
Eochairsgiath 3.10 .
(b) the German language: Grec ┐ Laiden ... ag Fearaib
Bolg, ... ┐ Germain ac Tuathaib DD, Mann. and Cust. iii
232 n. ( Lec. 229b col. 1 inf. ).

75 germáinech adj(Germáin) o,ā German: a German: captín
Gearmáineach, TSh. 5505 . frisna germāinneachaibh, Fl.
Earls 178.19 .

1 germán n o,m. a German: n p. Germain, Auraic. 217.2533 .
Cf. Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 30.42 ; 55.24 .

80 2 Germán o, npr m. G. ¤ Garbglass, TBC 4109 . LU 1746 .
Saint Germanus (of Auxerre): legais canoin la German,
Hy. ii 12 . German ... aite Pátric, Fél. May 28. Cf. ib.
p. 172.27 . g s. Germain .i. escop ┐ maigistir Patraic, Fél.² cliv .

gernín n`a girth, a girdle ' O'R. la cutruma gernine do lomasna,
85 Hib. Min. 66.28 ( Rawl. 512B, 115b26 ).

gerr adj o,ā (a) short (of space or time); often adverbial
a short time: cochaill gerra ... impu, LU 2180 ( FA § 26 ).
ní rob gerr mo grés. let not my poem be curtailed, Met. Dinds.
iii 346.102 . an déas ghearr ... ┐ an déas ard, TSh. 2643 .
gearr mo ré ḟúaraidh ar t'ḟeart, IGT Decl. ex. 1108 . gearr
dobháoi an cróisin gan chrann, 577 . gearr bhíos an chumha
so ag clódh soon does this grief return, Studies 1924, 88 § 25 .
5 ma fada gearr beirthear é, TD 22.13 . is do deacraib in
domain | buain mela ar mecnaib ibair, | a scailp for conaib
gearraib, | longad i ceallaib scibair shorthaired (?), BB 299a16 .
cúaine na ccon ngearr, IGT Decl. ex. 459 . gerr ó a short
(way) from, near, at hand (of space or time) ger gerr uadha í
10 though it was a short space distant, BCC § 361 . an nimh-sin ...
is gearr uaithi dul im chois it will soon affect my foot,
Measgra Dánta 34.6 ; 53.15 . Compar. secht ṅgerr-chochaill
... girri cech n-úachtarach, libru cach n-íchtarach, MU² 625 .
Cf. Aisl. MC 43.23 . gabháil ... is girre seal fuair Eírinn
15 shortest in duration, Keat. i 154.z (poem); níos giorra,
Numbers xi 23 . As npr m. or sobriquet: Gerr in chocaidh,
RC xvii 366.5 (Tig.) = FM ii 812.12 . Mael[sh]echlainn mac
i[n] ghirr `son of the dwarf,' AU ii 516.21 (an. 1365). Of a
spear: Gearr Congail, MR 36.9 . Of a sword: Gearr na
20gColann, ITS xxiv 86.14 ; 92.29 .
(b) castrated: for eoch gerr on a gelding, BColm. 88.10 .
ar eoch ngiurr, 90.16 . ? a meic Conleamna, a lair gearr,
MacCarthy 124.16 = IT iii 69 § 12 (written alair). Names of
two horses: Gerr in óir, Gerr in arcait, Acall. 274 . As subst.
25 a short horse, a gelding (?): n. l. Ath Laime na Girre, FM iv
1170.26 .
(c) ? syncopated (gram.): mēd na sainsi ┐ méd na bainsi
gearr aráon, IGT Decl. § 150.
Compds. ¤ bél short-lipped: Fergus Gerrbhél .i. girra
30robhói ina bhél, Coír An. § 131 . ¤ buanach transitory: ar
sholás geárrbhúanach shaogaltha, RC xxiii 22.4 . ¤ chlaideb
a short sword: TTr.² 1612 . TBC 5501 (St.). ¤ chocoll
a short cloak: LU 6960 ( BDD § 82 ). LL 266b29 = MU² 625 .
Aisl. MC 43.22 . ¤ chumann backsliding , Prov. xiv 14 . ¤ fhíad
35 a hare: Lev. xi 6. Deut. xiv 7 . ¤ gha a short spear, a
dart: pl. a ngearr-ghaoithe ┐ a sleagha, TSh. 5748 .
¤ lámach (epithet) having short hands (or arms), Cóir An.
§ 236 . ¤ léne a short kilt: gerr-leinti co gluinib, RC xxi 152
§ 8 . ¤ míl a hare (?): pl. geirrmila derga amail mucco, RC ix
40472.y . but cf. gendmíla v.l., ZCP xi 152 § 46 . ¤ shaégal;
¤ shaéglach a short life; short-lived; transitory: TSh. 5346 .
O'Gr. Cat. 464. ALC i 266.2 . Job xiv 1 . ¤ shamthach
a short-handled axe: AU ii 420.6 . FM iii 500.2 . For gerr
gara the calf (or shank) of the leg , see gergara.