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Cite this: eDIL s.v. gait or dil.ie/25273

Forms: goid, goide, gada, gada, gat

n ā, f. (with d s. for n s.) n s. goid; g s. goide, gada; n p. gada, IGT Decl. § 42 . n s. gat, Irish Texts iv 18 § 1 ; 20.9 . O'Mulc. 608 . vn. of gataid. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 168.

(a) taking away, abstracting (something from a person): gait an anmae díb the taking of their name from them, Ml. 70a5 . ní chaemnaic in ṅ-gabail do gait do lár ind átha to remove (i.e. to tear up) the fork, TBC-LL¹ 763. 738 . co súilib dessaib tennaib | do gait asa coemchennaib, SR 5556 . is gait claidib al-láim Ercail (of a difficult undertaking), Metr. Dinds. iv 100.2 . nin do gait ás by taking away the letter n, Cóir Anm. § 162 . dia gait d'ḟir úaib a talmain `for any man of you to pluck [it] from the ground,' Metr. Dinds. iv 78.2 . Sás gada céile Colla | do ghlaca séimhe sunna, L. Cl. A. B. 216.41 . BNnÉ 268.15 . toradh na ngéag arna ghaid `the trees' fruits fallen,' Dán Dé xvii 15 . Rarely in an entirely favourable sense: dognid umaloit doside im ghait a iallacrand de removing his sandals, Lat. Lives 87.13 . intan ba mithig a gait de cīgh to take her from the breast, Irish Texts i 3 § 5 .

(b) purloining, theft, robbery (in later language almost exclusively used in this sense): brath ┐ gat ┐ coibnius do orguin, Irish Texts iv 18 § 1 . is chom-chol gat nich ..., ib. 20.9 . ? gat ebraice fortitudo .i. quia per uim rapitur , O'Mulc. 608 . oc gait a bíd aire ar écin, BDD 54 . Ba saeth lia brathrea gait disi in tinscrae erru, Irish Texts i 6 § 16 . bean gatas .i. doni gait , Laws v 176.10 Comm. ; i 56.10 Comm. mad gait gataiter he if it is stolen, iii 208.11 . mas ar eigin no mas a ngaid rugad a seoit o nech, iv 270.16 . beodile coníc a gait budein livestock that can steal themselves (i.e. slaves), iii 432.9 . gatsatside na teora gata ... .i. mucc ┐ ag ┐ bo, BDD² 194 . bretha im gatta Judgments regarding Thefts (title of fragmentary Law Tract, H 2.15A. 38a ( Irish Texts iv 18 ). dogniat gait er Dhia, PH 7682 . ni dentar gait gan rún gaite, 7547 . gaitt irisech a pious theft, BColm. 84.10 . ib. 78.28 . ech ... mo derbrathar ... is é a goid dorinnis, ZCP vi 288.27 . fer ... nó díghladh gach gaid ┐ gach slad, CCath. 54 . ná roléicc goitt ná meirle ... do éirge ina reimhes, AFM vi 2374.7 . i ngait by theft, by stealth: is side ruc in mac legind leis i ngait dar muir, LU 2923 . Finnach foglaid robái i ṅgait isin sciaich, LL 354 marg. inf. 274b28 . luid Buchet for teiched ... i ṅgait, RC xxv 24.8 . oca chreicc a ṅgait, LB 155a57 . fer gaite meirle, Triads 141 . i fich na gaite, O'Dav. 900 . cosc gada, Keat. ii 5090 . fulang gada, TD 38.11 . rún gada, Ó Bruad. i 46 . biad ngaide stolen food, ZCP xiii 20.1 . mur gach mart ngoidi like any stolen ox, viii 541.6 . arbur gaide stolen wheat, Todd Nenn. 217 n . acht é 'na atán ghada a stolen hat, TD 38.9 . ní fuinmilsed gata ina flaith, BDD app. 168 ( LU 8021 ). gada ocus aircealla, Laws iv 270.26 . cen gáibthe gat `free from perilous thefts,' Metr. Dinds. iii 82.71 . toirmesc trod is glíadh is gad, IGT Decl. ex. 1162 . creacha fada ... gada dob' áil orra d'úaim, ex. 1214 .

(c) Transf. that which is stolen: a ithe ... leth-om amal bid gait nobíd occu, LB 155b57 ; ib. 12 . gat d'ithedh (s.l.) to eat stolen food, Laws i 56.10 Comm. ri ithis gait , Laws v 172.16 = ZCP xv 342 § 33 . iarair goidi (gaite LB), Anecd. iii 22.5 . in gaid airgither a cengal don crand, O'D. 568 ( H 3.17, col. 440 ).

(d) In cheville (meaning uncertain): biathsat na habaidh gan gait | náim in cataigh re caocait, SG 25.16 . ri gan gait , Fen. 58.7 . ib. 136.15 .

Compd. ¤bratt plunder: gatprat fo comang .i. gabsat dí marc hi n-athgabhāil, ZCP vii 305.13 .