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greit

Cite this: eDIL s.v. greit or dil.ie/26581
Last Revised: 2019

 

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I a champion, a hero: is greit (gret, v.l.) ar gail, TBC-I¹ 3289 . greit ríg, LU 8606 ( FB 46 ). greit núa, Fél. Jan. 5 . ba greit gáid cen díl im dul, Metr. Dinds. ii 64.15 . ger an greid (: creitt), Leb. Gab.(i) i 168.7 . greidh .i. gerait, ACL iii 275.424 . greit .i. gaisgeadhach, O'Cl. pl. grete gaiscid, Ériu viii 68.27 (v.l.). grede gadamla gaisgid in domain, ib. 16.26 .

II valour, prowess, ardour: mō a greim ┐ a greit ┐ a c[h]umachta oldās cach rí, Corm. Y 884 . co ngreit (sic leg.) ríg 'with the valour of a king', Fél. June 17 . comlán co ngreit 'filled with valour', AM 4.28 . uair roucsaidse ... do slúagaib na tíri sin ule ar grain ocus greit ocus gaisced, LU 9206 ( FB 93 ). do-bádi a greit ┐ a athgabáil, ZCP xi 85 § 38 . línfaid do greit ordan oll | Ard Machae do chéll, Trip.² 2985 . greit mer ort imrim each, RC v 202 § 20 . greit a gratia , O'Mulc. 647.