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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 gar or dil.ie/25369
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adj I o,ā

(a) short (of time or space): gar cían biasa hifus, BDD 62 (Eg.). cian gar dorigéni gnimrada gaile, TBC-LL¹ 1967 . ib. p. 911 n. 3 . as gar go roisch 'obair (sic leg.), RC xii 66 § 31 . cidh cian, cidh gar ar dhá ré | nochan fhaicfem a ceile, BNnÉ 253.19 . fis gar brief knowledge, MacCarthy 316.9 . go gar iarsin shortly afterwards, ALC i 24.x . bláth dar ghar teacht 'na thoradh, Irish Texts ii 105.11 .

Compar. an uain bhus goire gabham, TSh. 1829.

(b) near (of place or time): a c(h)rannghal sa c(h)loch aolta | gar da chéile a ccomhaonta, Ériu v 60.121 . is gar dona drochghnimhuibh dighultas De, ITS xix 14.12 . is gar bas damh, ZCP vi 25.35 . rob gar leigheas dar leónadh, Studies 1921 74 § 8 . sínfead ris mo tháobh go gar, KMMisc. 350 § 6 . gar do chéad almost a hundred, Content. xiii § 25 . ní gar d'inghin Í Bhriain bean, IGT Decl. ex. 2077 . gar go bhfuil a oiread soin ... do Chonnachtaibh, Content. v § 151 . Of kinship: Mac S. ... gar é d'oireachus Eirionn `he was nearly related to the sovranty' ... BNnÉ 281.25 . an seiseadh glún achd giodh gar, IGT Introd. § 36 . do mháthair Dé is gar mo ghaol, Dán Dé ii 2 . ar chonnailbhe ná ar ghaol ghar, Content. ix 4.

Compar. dobert a longport ní bá goire biucc, AFM vi 2254.22 . an té fá goire céim next in rank, Keat. iii 1225 . As intens. prefix to (f)ocus near : bá garfocus dóibh é (sic leg.), CCath. 1776 . ó rangatar ... i ngarfoccus don chaislen, AFM vi 2016.7 .

(c) By extension easy, likely, pleasant, convenient: In gar leat sosceli do dénam ar F. ... Is gor ar C.C. would it suit thee ... ? Fél. 202.37 . aithescc fire nar gar liom ... that was not pleasing to me, BNnÉ 253.18 . in ba gaire gnim Cormaic ? would C's prowess be more likely [of success] ? RC xliii 78 § 79 . isé an arra is gaire les this is the compensation which he thinks most convenient, O'D. 1597 ( H 5.15, 10a ). ní gar not easy, not likely: ní gar dogebhthar an ingin, Ériu iii 164 § 20 . ní gar meas ar áirimh t'eoil `hard is moderation ...,' A. Ó Dálaigh xii 10 . muna lingthi dá lár féin ... níor ghar dhóibh toghail na Traoi (i.e. but for the enemy within her gates Troy were not likely to have been destroyed), TD 26.38 . ní gar nach diongnadh é féin d'inneall it is not likely that he would not, TSh. 2240 . gar ... ingar (amgar) easy ... difficult; pleasant ... unpleasant, etc.: roraid F. dobérad inni no iarfad, gemad gar ingar, ZCP i 459.1 . do thuilleamh tighe na glóire | is gar amhghar airdhe an chuirp, Dán Dé x 8 . guais damh mé do mhealladh | is gar é is is ingar, ib. viii 8 . fa gar agus fá hamhghar dó-san sin, it was both convenient to him and the reverse, Atlantis iv 158.17 .

Compds. ¤scél: bid garscel co feastar sin it will not be long till that be found out, IT iii 201 § 71 . ¤uar a short time: bid gar úar dosom ón, BDD 144 . gar úar gur ḟurmius a bruth, TBC-LL¹ 3517 . LU 3344 . is garuair co tainic ..., CCath. 2462 . roécc gar uair iarsin, AFM v 1712.12 . a ttuidhecht i ngaruair, Hugh Roe § 29 (16a) . See also garséclae, garsécle and garséle, garséghla.

II Subst. gen. used adverbially a short time, proximity; hence convenience : gar ré coscur écin, TBC-LL¹ 5228 . gar rena chésad, FA § 2 (LB). gar reimi sin, ACL iii 225.20 . gar d'aimsir iarum, PH 7199 . gar becc rīa n-espartain, MacCongl. 13 , 25 . romarbad gar bic iartain, AU ii 166.9 . an fuil sluaigh S. ar gar duin, RC xix 280.25 ( Fierabras § 209 ). i nghar do uisci near water, RC xxiv 375.11 . ni raibe uisge a ngar do, BCC § 86 . ag a raibhe dolás i ngar dhó, MS. Mat. 540.12 . na coin na gar is na gadhair, IGT Decl. ex. 1507 . bás atá im ghar, Keat. iii 985 . i ngar do leth na conaire nearly half way, AFM vi 1970.7 . v 1720 . ni táinic a lamh a ngar ina timcill his hand did not nearly reach round it, D IV 2, 44vb20 . focal sin 's a chiall na gar whose sense is not far to seek (i.e. that he who runs may read), Dánta Gr. 82.2 . ní gar díbh aon nidh ... do thabhairt chuige it is not fitting (?) for you, Oss. iii 112.17 (Tór. Dh.). Concrete for abstract a convenient thing (?): reidh ngair .i. cos escradh (a kenning) the smooth part of a convenient object (?), O'Gr. Cat. 91.5.