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Cite this: eDIL s.v. greimm or dil.ie/26577
Last Revised: 2013

n n, n.; later m., IGT Decl. § 41.

I grasp, authority, sway, power: intí cretfes ní ágathar á ngreim, Wb. 1a3 . air danimmart greim á aite `for the authority of his tutors restrained him,' Ml. 14b14 . in gremmae .i. regni (gl. sceptri), ib. 110d3 . hon gremmaim srithiu (gl. exserto vigore), ib. 31c18 . rop fortrén mo greim cach crīch ar bam cend, PRIA iii 550 § 35 . o rogabais flaithius ata ag imgabail do ghrema, Anecd. ii 9.24 . du tabairt greamma forsna Gaillu `to exercise power over,' AU i 356.11 (an. 848). rogénair rogabus gre[i]m I held sway, Ériu iv 158.16 . rotbia lim greim Dé fodéin, | rotbia m'ordan, SR 3361 . cen garbgreim fria chomaithcib, ib. 6286 . facbaid dá mac, maith a ṅgraim, ib. 3687 . mó a gréim ┐ a gerait ┐ a chumachta oldás cach rig, Thr. Ir. Gl. p. 30 (sub Muma) . nír' léic greim Conairi doib a cor in Here `C.'s power let them not perform it ...,' BDD § 168 append. ( RC xxii 403.5 ). nistimsaich greim riaglad do beith gen ní `the rigor of the rule does not bind them ...,' Mon. Tall. 145.5 . airdeclais asa rucad greim riagla ┐ ecna ┐ forcetuil do uilib ecalsaibh na hEirenn, Lism. L. 3958 . bid do c[h]ellaib elib greim a manach `sway over their monks...,' BColm. 62.20 . greim catha a vigorous attack: berid grem catha chuci ... tarsin náth, TBC-I¹ 61 n. 7 . ba bág ám dait-siu, ga dobertha do greimm catha gan díchill lind i(n)diu, TBC-LL¹ 5943 . tindscan greim do chatha, Fél. Nov. 15.

II seizure, hold, grasp (in literal sense): becc a greim hi talmain, Cáin Ad. § 13 . Of the steps of the celestial ladder: a dō dīb, goiridi a greim, ACL iii 237 § 22 . dúr a graimm stern his grip, Metr. Dinds. iii 90.31 . gér líonmhur láoich Leithe Cuinn, | ní bhfuil ní ar nar ghabh gréim `there is nothing he did not win,' KMMisc. 362.14 . intan ghabhaid a chosa ┐ a lámha greidhm (sic leg.) ar an droichet, RC xxix 120.20 . ni roachtas greim fair corrócht a theg he was not captured ..., Ériu iii 136.14 . cach aen díb téged dia greim nó dia marbad to apprehend him or to kill him, BColm. 96.1 . Of a boar: gabuis greim dá ghairbfinnfad, Fianaig. 66.16 . a ellteóg ... fuarus-[s]a do ghreim `I was able to catch thee,' BS 68.18 . ní ro ghabhsat greim nó gabháil dua Ruairc `they were not able to seize or arrest O'R.,' AFM v 1872.2 . Of the Norsemen: níor ghabhadar greim d'Éirinn acht ge do rinneadar buaidhreamh orra, Keat. iii 2448 . féach mar do ghabhadar na Gothi greim don Eadáile, TSh. 9764 . tig Conall ... ar a lorg gur chuir fá ghreim ag Áth Ceit é Keat. ii 3193 . cles na bfagbhaitt Gaeidhil greim, | comrac aeinfir ind Erinn, Leb. Gab.(i) i 40.7 . go gcuireann an bás fá ghreim fá dhéoigh é, TSh. 2407 . ionnus nach géabhad gaoth na glóire diomhaoine greim d'arthrach na hanma, ib. 878 .

III bond, obligation, duty, service: inna gremman (gl. pacta), Ml. 128d4 . co tarta rātha ┐ gremand fris securities and bonds, Cáin Ad. § 22 . flaith na oigi .i. na comallann ... a gremaim do neoch tairngireas se, Laws v 358.14 Comm. Of a wife: mad comlanaigid a greim co dlightheach isin lanamnus, ib. ii 382.23 Comm. Of children: ma dia comoiget moamugad no greim na gaire, ib. v 482.7 Comm. greim ceilsine tenancy service, ib. ii 320.16 Comm. no go rainic lár an glenda, | mara nderna grema a uird, BNnÉ 139.28 .

IIIa place of authority; royal seat (?): is ann robói a shosad ┐ a greim rígda i Temraig, Lat. Lives 2.3 . sosad ┐ greim rigdae rí Muman 'the dwelling and royal seat of the king of Munster' ZCP xxxvi 71 .

IV Profit, use, advantage: is maith gréimm ar n-deich n-uingi fichet d'ór dóib, Mer. Uil. 203 . is olc gréimm m'fhoglamma dam, ib. 242 . `rochreit' arsé `mo bráthair daitsiu' ní géba greimm na torba ... dóu, Trip.² 1159 . caidhe do greim damh abhus, | do chairdis, do chomfhogus, ZCP vii 302.4 . nír gním gremma (cheville), RC xxiii 314.1 . ni frith greim arna secht laegaibh sin (do cuadar na ba ar neimníd v.l.), BNnÉ 115.6 . greim comhfhocuil gach ní dhíobh, ┐ ní hionann íad 's an comhfhocal they have the force of a compound (?), IGT Introd. 25.26 (§ 101) . bid grema an gnāthugud `the practice will be profitable,' ZCP viii 215.14 . as he sein in sasadh slemun | asa mbeir Demun duibghréim `gets a dark profit,' RC xii 340 § 31 . gaibid greim (do, de) profits, avails, takes effect, has the force of: `ised tancamar da ḟis dús in ros gab greim (sic leg.) inní ro herbad duit,' IT i 40.26 . ni gabhoid airm naid iolfhaobhair greim de, ZCP x 280.32 . sochaide ... dia ro-gab gréim in dearcc do dénum `many to whom it was profitable to give charity,' PH 5881 . cid no-gebed greim n-imdibe tall do na mnaib? `what would take the place of circumcision ...,' ib. 5716 . gach fodail do gnither a n-uaim Martain co n-geb greim i Toirinis Martain `it takes effect in T.M.,' Todd Nenn. 212.13 . gebidh a cæin nduthracht greim n-ailitre dhoibh icon Coimdhi, Lism. L. 718 . huath ... is ed fhuilleas b co ngeib greim p `h' increases `b' so that it is equivalent to `p'), Auraic. 432 . ri hadart tend tricc | nī gabat greím grip guip gai (of a shield) `on its ... face the quick beaks of spears do not take a hold,' PRIA iii 540 § 5 . Of a chief who receives stolen food: ma ro caith gebid greim aithgina do `it has the force of restitution for him,' Laws ii 234.17 Comm. dul for n-greim n-aithgina incurring the liability of restoration, ib. 2.24 Comm. geibaid greim fira in cumal the cumhal is equivalent to a proof, ib. v 454.x Comm. nocha gaband greim ime dib none of these fences has a claim (i.e. for damages), ib. iv 74.6 Comm. ro gabh gre[i]m tra in gresacht sin ... dobert Curio for Césair `it took effect ...,' CCath. 567 . ro gabh greim tra an greasacht sin do bert Domhnall for a mhuintir, AFM v 1670.14 . ní ghabhadh leigheas ar bith greim don othar, Keat. ii 1733 . mar do chonnairc Conchubhar nar ghabh cluiche ná caoineas greim dhi `had any effect on her,' ib. 3036 . gan codladh do ghabháil ghreama dhe, TSh. 10733 . ? mac righ Breatan tainic co hairm i mbui in ben, coro innail si dho ┐ roghabh greim eisdi `he received entertainment from her (?),' Lism. L. 53.

V a bite; a bit, a morsel: doboin ... feoil ┐ croicind na malac cle do greim, ZCP vi 286.7 . do bud grimm dásachtach dhamh | tarmmuirt ā ṡúil mo thachtadh, Anecd. i 36 § 92 . gach greimh da ngerrfadaois 'ga chur docum a mbél, BNnÉ 89 § 188 . imda badb sa greim na gulbain, IGT Decl. ex. 255 . benaid semanna ... gremanna a táobh each fá for, ex. 1142 . haec buccella srubán mara no greim, Ir. Gl. 144 . cōica rí[g] nocha gréim bec, | ised dotríacht, a reilec `no small portion,' Ériu ii 168.75 . doghabh ... ag ithe an bhídh ... go hairceasach, go dtarla greim 'n-a bhrághaid lér tachtadh é, Keat. iii 605 . ... an greim urchóideach ... úd d'ubhall na haithne, TSh. 2434 . ar slogad an ghreama dhó, ib. 2435 . giodh bé arbioth duine thuitfeas ar an gcloich úd do dentar greamanna dhe, Luke xx 18 . greim ná blogam ní shloigin trí tráithe, ZCP v 212.294 . greamana dh'ubhala, ib. 213.340 .

VI a stitch, a sudden pain: greamanna na nglún ocus na mudornn, O'Gr. Cat. 269.3 . greamanna daor-bháis, ITS iii 186.102 .