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gairte

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gairte or dil.ie/25256
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: gairde

n (garit) , f. Cf., however, n s. gairde n-amsire, LL 374c52 .

(a) shortness (esp. of time); brevity: tiagait báas n-anapaig .i. gairte sáiguil, Wb. 11d12 . ar gairti mo saiguil (gl. exiguitate dierum), Ml. 119b5 . LL 307a34 . BNnÉ 285.36 . gairde shaeguil i-fhus, PH 6487 . Misc. Hag. Hib. Life of Naile § 50 . cia fot no cia gairde saeguil neich, CCath. 4225 . ni fil comus for a fot na for a ngairde (of prescriptive rights), Laws v 314.11 . fot gairte beo for conair, Ériu vi 115 § 8 . vii 223.1 ; 221.3 . gairde do bhí in manach ann sin the short time that ... SG 22.13 . sí dá gairde dogébhthur, IGT Decl. ex. 21 . an ircraidi ┐ in gairdi bide i n-ainius, BB 500b24 . Trí búada insci: fosta, gáis, gairde, Triads 177 . ar gairdi do gipāin `the shortness of thy ragged tunic,' Bruchst. i § 63 = IT iii 103.3 . din nad gairde (cheville), Snedg. u. Mac R § 3 . ? is gairde a sesga ban (v.l. gairrde sesga ban, YBL), ZCP iv 45.24 (TBFr.).

(b) pleasure, joy (?): cech gnim bud gairde, Flower Cat. 493.5 . gáirde, joyfulness , O'R. Poems ní adbar gairtis dúinne 'it is no reason for joy for us' Celtica xxiii 310 § 11 .