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gréith

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gréith or dil.ie/26582

Forms: gréithre

n (mod.) a jewel, an ornament, a precious thing: g pl. immforcraidh indmusa ┐ cloc[h] uasal ┐ greididh (greigidh MS) aile, Maund. 34 . iomad do ghréithibh geanamhla leis mar aon ré laoidh chumainn, Keat. ii 2560 . searc an tí tar ghean a ghréithe ... more than love of his riches, Ó Bruad. i 92.14 . gach gustal trom dá raibhe aca do mhalairt ar ghréithibh geanamhla, TSh. 6955 . pl. also gréithre: tug Venus dó gréithre móra: breághthacht ┐ áilneacht ┐ óige, ITS iii 128.147 . a gréithre 's a séada, ib. 46.6 . fuair ón dúiliomh túis a rátha | is gréithre don scéimh sin do fhreagair opulence that corresponded to that beauty, Ó Bruad. ii 252.14 . mín-g.¤ social accomplishments, acquisitions (?): gan cheist choigilte ar obair ná ar mhínghréithribh, Hackett xlv 15.