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gríb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gríb or dil.ie/26639

n (Lat. gryphus) ā, f.

I a gerfalcon; a griffin: ba luathither ... grib dia ned no séig do ail, Thr. Ir. Gl. 36.y (s.v. prúll). nathir cach ben, grīb cach ingen, ZCP viii 196 § 15 . net grībe, Corm. Y 968 . gáir gér gríbi, SR 921 . grip ingnech fot súil, Moling § 35 ( RC xxvii 280 ). an tén adhuathmar ... .i. griobh ingnech, BNnÉ 76 § 142 . do chomraic risan ngribh, ib. gribha garba, goibghera, Lism. L. 3651 . batar ocht ngribha ingnecha for .xl. lais arna seolad for seilg na n-anmunn n-aerdha, ZCP i 378.22 . imud camhall ┐ gribh ... isna crichaib sin, ib. 268.26 . grif a grife .i. quadrupess pennata , O'Mulc. 659 . gríobh ghreannach ghob-lom ghearánach, TSh. 6623 . is lámh nocht i nead gríbhe, TD 18.34 .

II a claw, a talon (?): ? ar sinedh a gribhe di [sc. don gríb] dochum na mbrathar `as the griffin was stretching out its claw,' BNnÉ 76 § 142.

III Fig. a fierce warrior, a hero, a chieftain: robith Fergal ... | grib glond galann, RC xxiv 64 § 24 . a Domnaill ... a gríb in gascid gabthig, TFerbe 637 . gríbh finn Imgán, Ériu iv 216 § 14 . grīb thuir thricc thressaig, Bruchst. § 123 . grīb indrid īath n-anēoil (of Labraid Longsech), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 4 . berim chomharc uaim don ghríb, ITS v 16.14 . Muscraige ... fond na gríbe gu gnāthach, ZCP viii 226 § 10 . a ghríb Gháiridhi, O'Gr. Cat. 367.16. d'éis m'iuil ar ghéiriúl na gríbhe after my intimate acquaintance with the hero, Hackett xxix 31.

Compds. ¤aithech griffin-like giant: gríobh-aitheach goimheamhail, TSh. 1159 . ¤chath a fierce fight: i ngríobhchath gleóchomhraic, Hackett xxi 33 . ¤dál assembly of heroes (?): atraig cāch isin gribdāil, MacCongl. 117.15 . ¤gal a warrior-fight: coṅgríbgail cherta, SR 7195 . ¤ingen (a) the claw of a griffin: (as a reward to a poet) ro hir dom.x. ngrib ingne (gl. .i. cuinnid ingi ngribhe), Ériu ii 4.3 . (b) a griffin (?): mar dha ghribhingne mheara mhoirghniomhacha, GJ iv 18a.40 (Stair É. Uí Chl.).