gamnach

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n ā,f. (gamuin, EIF 60 ) a `stripper,' a cow with a year-old calf : gamnach .i. gamsinech .i. arinnī is mblicht i mmī gaim, Corm. Y 687 . cid oen gamnach nobeith ison taig nocho lemtha a bleghon, Cog. 50.1 . bid g.¤ a mathair fair `its mother is a stripper in its place,' Laws ii 126.26 Comm. an ghamhnach nó in bhó inlaogha, FM vi 2078.25 . g s. gamain gamnaige `a stripper's calf,' Triads 234 . lacht cael-gam- naighi, BB 233b8 . In n. l. a nGarrdha na Gamnaighe, RC xviii 171.29 (Tig.). pl. tri fichit gamnach, IT i 99.18 . sesca gamnach dia bīathad, ScM 22.3 . blicht a ngamna- chaib (a sign of evil times to come), ZCP ix 170.9 . iar ndīsca inar ngamnachaib Hib. Min. 66.15 . Fig. of a very productive river: conid hi Slicech gamnach uisci nErend, ar gaibther íasc, indi hi cach ráthi, Trip. 142.6 . Of a tree: gamhnach dharach duilleadhach ar siubhal go gnáth `the leafy stirk of an oak swaying ever more' (Suibne disparages it after praising the oak itself= an oak sapling ?), Buile Ṡ. 66.19 ( Buile Ṡ.² 1014 ). See also Éigse ix 75-76 . In men's nicknames: Maolbrighde na gamnaidhe, CS 172.12 . g p. mac Diarmada na ngamhnach ui Ruairc, FM iv 922.2 .