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Forms: garait

adj i. O.I. garait short

(a) of time or duration: is garait ar saigul, Ml. 59d6 . suide garait a short sitting, 135a13 . bid gairit dam-sa in pian aimserda-sa, PH 2436 . in crábud gairit remor `the short gross devotion,' Ériu i 194.2 . is gairit a re toichedh so, Laws i 82.13 Comm. gairid lá ag lucht an taighe short passes the day ..., Dán Dé xxv 33 . TD 20.61 . Often used adverbially: garit tra do'n béist and, PH 7209 . ba gairit [v.l. nir cian] coma comor comdelba re athair he it was but a short time till he was as big (?) or he was nearly as big (?), TTebe 2689 . gairid d'Earcoil dá éis soin gus chuir faoi, TD 13.40 . As subst.: gairit beag do bámar ann, Ériu iv 114.15 . a fad no a gaired (of a period of time) its length or its shortness, Laws ii 114.1 Comm. cian garit long or short: cid cian gairit no beth ri hErinn cin mnai a dingbala aci, IT i 118.13 . SG 389.12 . cian gairit baoisiumh isin edarnaidhe, AFM vi 2162.1 . pl. gairti (gl. tempora angusta), Ml. 110b11 . coro gairdi na haidchi, CRR § 6 . crecha gairdi raids of short duration § 22 . Compar. masa gairdi in faesum na dechmadh ocus is sia ... na anadh ... na set, Laws i 100.27 Comm. cia madh gairdi in re, ii 216.7 Comm. sech ni gairde ni siaa, Ériu i 202 § 28c . Of metrical quantity: traig cethargarait gl. proceleusmaticum a foot of four short syllables, Sg. 7b13 . Cf. bithgairddi són .i. e ┐ o, 5a14 . Adv. rige nE. do ghabail go gairid soon, TFrag. 12.14 .

Compd. ¤a short period: for a n-irchradchi ┐ for a n-gairitre bite i n-ainius in betha, Alex. 1078 . saegul bliadna ... ba dirsan in gairitre, Rawl. 84b44 .

(b) Of space (length or distance): ní thuca in cóil ngairit do not marry a short, slender woman, ZCP viii 112.22 . fri da taeb .i. in fada; fri da naircind .i. in gairid, the short end, Laws i 274.27 Comm. Pedimus ┐ Dimas `na ndiaid seic ┐ ua gairit etorru there was but a short space between them, TTebe 2448 . Of metrical length: sétrad ngarit (a quatrain in which the 2nd and 4th lines have only 3 syllables), IT iii 106.5 . Cf. ib. 47 § 80 ; 88 § 107 . Fig. nī gairit (gairrid, MS) m'othur ar m'olc my sickness matches my sin (?), ZCP vi 263 § 10 (see olc III ). nomen bu gairit ó māl a name approaching [that of] poet, ZCP v 483 § 3 (B. na F.). garit [ó] a short distance from, near: is gairit uaithi ... co ráith Aeda, SG 155.9 . do thecht ... gairid o'n chaislen, AU iii 186.15 . tancatar gairit on longport, Cog. 156.12 . inadh ... gairid bec uadha, BCC § 113.29 . Cf. roba gairit in caill ... uathib iat, Cog. 176.23 (a confusion of ba g.¤ don chaill iat and g.¤ ó ?).

(c) is g.¤ lemm I deem the time short, hence, foll. by vn. or its equivalent, I enjoy, delight in, am glad of: garit lem ... | beth ag mo Rīgh ac rīm ferss, ZCP ix 173 § 21 . gardditi lind eistecht riss, TBC-LL¹ 5148 . ni fuaramar ... ní is gairdi linn na bur comraidsi, KMMisc. 319.3 . SG 128.28 . as gairit lem cridhe ... mo theacht pleasant to my heart is ..., BNnÉ 134.15 . gurub gairdi leo (of children) that they may be amused, Laws ii 146.22 Comm. With do: is cóir duitsi tuidecht lind uair is gairde duit ina beith issin baile-sea, Acall. 4648 . Absol.: ? comad gairdi-te m'eolas so that my tale might be the more cheerful (?), 6815 .