Search Results

Your search returned 1 result(s).

1 gair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 gair or dil.ie/25197

Forms: ngair, gair

subst. and adj. : neut. n s. a ngair , Sg. 176b2 . Ml. 132d4 . gair n-aigenta, Auraic. 4375.

(a) shortness ; esp. a short time : used adverbially : cid a ngair romba hi fochaid even the short time, Ml. 132d4 . gair biuc iartain shortly afterwards, Sg. 147a7 . Cf. gair bic ríana chésad, LU 2310 ( RC iv 246.9 ). cid cían cid gair be it long or short, Wb. 3c5 . cēn gair sooner or later, Ériu ix 48.3 . do láib is d'aidchib cen gair | in bi[th], iv 106 § 60 . gair riana dīth (.i. ōenbliadain ... ria ēc), ZCP xii 235 § 51 . bid gair uair dossom, BDD² 1419 . gair siu (s.l.) condristais a sciss shortly before, IT i 158 § 2 , §4 ( Oss. i .). With cop. as pred. : amal as ndian ade ┐ as ngair mbis even as it is swift and lasts for a short time, Ml. 57c12 . Ní déne tenid ratha | is and is gair a bádud, Ériu i 194 § 5. Attrib. (rare) : iarna sáethur gair-som, Fél. Prol. 59.

Compd. gaire .i. gair-seclæ .i. gair-rē .i. rē gair, Corm. Y 698 . gaire .i. gair-[r]ae .i. rē cumair, O'Mulc. 619.

(b) Rarely of distance a short space : gāir glám dia guin cid cian gair `be it far off or near,' Ériu ix 46 § 10 . ar a gair `convenient to him' (?), Laws v 84.24 (etym. gl. on gairid). Fig. ba gair nisleceth a pater (= minimum aberat quin ...) her father would scarcely allow, Lism. L. 321.24 = Irish Texts i 4 § 12 .

(c) In gram. shortness of quantity : eter fot ┐ gair, Sg. 5a9 . ar gair aicnid, 69a5 . Cf. gair n-aigenta ┐ gair suidigthi i bfoclaip gairdiph shortness by nature and position, Auraic. 4375 - 6 . a ngair robói hi `ruitus,', Sg. 176b2 . fri realadh fuid ┐ gair, Auraic. 1552 . for fut no for gair on a long or short [syllable], 819 . Caide fot ┐ gair intib ?, 1339 . 1547 . See also 1 gar.