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garman

Cite this: eDIL s.v. garman or dil.ie/25413

Forms: garma, -n

n ā, f. (also garma -n).

(a) a weaver's beam: n s. in garman (garmain v.l.), Hy. v 76 . in garma, Lism. L. 1667 = inn garmain, Three Hom. 82.18 . bāg ban .i. garman (kenning for letter `n'), Anecd. iii 44.11 . d s. and a s.: loiscis in garmain núi, Hy. v 74 . Cf. Lism. L. 1666 . mad fige, a loscad etir garmain ┐ cech n-adbar olchena, Ériu ii 206 § 27 . robris garman ga fighe (gl. .i. in cros tsuain), Oss. v 260.1 . ba cosmhuil ... re garmain fígheadóra, 1 Sam. xvii 7. Judges xvi 13 . g s. claideb garmne, gl. liciatorium, Thes. i 1.24 . méit claidib garmna, SR 5770 . sithidir claideb garmnai, LU 6966 ( BDD 61 ). LL 252b36 . nin .i. ginol garmna, Auraic. 1175. 4271 . táirnge na garman , Judges xvi 14 . Alleg. name: Celtir mac Sithgarmna (v.l. Sithgarman), Anecd. ii 55.15 . pl. togaibter garmna, Auraic. 1176 . cen garmna cruind co ndruine | cen chlaidbe adma fige, LL 193b49 . do garmnib ocus do claidmib .i. na slata fighe, Laws i 152.14 Comm. i ngarmnaib, O'Mulc. 536.

(b) a club, a cudgel (?): triar ōcḟēnde[d] co ngarman fēindidi foraib, TBC-I¹ 2822 . gabhuis a garmuin na glaic (of Hercules), ZCP ii 362.35 .

(c) the cross-beam (?) of the gallows: garman .i. croch, O'Cl. agá mbreith do garmain na croiche, AFM vi 2108.18 . na garmain ... gan ruaimneacha (gl. .i. na crocha gan chordaoi), Ó Bruad. iii 178.4 .

(d) Of a mouse trap: garmna .i. fidcat (fia cat, O'C.) ut est, sidhbither garmna for lochaibh a luas, O'Curry 583 ( H 3.18, p. 289 ) = fiachchat, O'Curry 1368 ( H 3.18, p. 625 ).

(e) ? furfhocra in craind fed a garmna, O'Curry 1028 ( H 3.18, 432b ).