géc

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Forms: gég

n ā,f. gég, IGT Decl. § 39.12 .

(a) a branch, a bough : géga gl. ramos, Gild. Lor. 194 . géga glasa, Buile Ṡ. 30.17 . a barr ┐ a gega do toitim, TTebe 3698 . ilar a cráebh ... ┐ a ngég lúbach, CCath. 670 . ná loisc aball án na n-géc faroll faen, SG 245.20 . claontar fiodh re fás a ghéag, TD 26.30 . géag dhairghe, TSh. 1000 . ar crochadh as an ngéig, 1001 .

(b) Common in fig. sense in poetry of a person : dob é ín ghég toraid co mblaidh, Acall. 1958 . gach gealgheag don crann cnosach , LL 394.28 . Finichair géc omnaide, Met. Dinds. iv 322.33 . gég úachtair na tíre. Studies 1919 , 73 § 9 . géag ós choill (of a hero), TD 7.16 . a ghéag abhla (of the wife of O'Connor), 15.17 . géag abuigh do lár lubh- ghoirt, 27.23 . Hence esp. in bardic poetry a scion, a person (man or woman) generally in complimentary sense : romarb in géic grúamda, Met. Dinds. iii 220.66 . Iacob, gec co ngreim, SR 3085 . marbhthair 'gun ghéig gach nar ghabh `there is slain by the warrior ...,' DDána 64 § 7 . Conn Ó Domhnaill ... géag bhuadhach d'ḟhuil na n-airdríogh, TD 17.69 . géaga síodhamhla ón Mháigh, 32.28 . d'e[i]s gege na grian-aithni (of Ethne), ZCP xiii 17.7 . Moṅgfhind ... gasta in géc, LL. 139a29 . a ghéag gan locht! faultless maiden! Dánta Gr.² 39.42 .

(c) a genealogical branch: na géga sin o da gabhlaigheadar, Hy Many 138.15 . craobha coibhneasa ┐ geuga geneluigh, MS. Mat. 541.22 = Genealogical Tracts i 1.1 . lucht sgaoilte gég ngeinealaigh, Studies 1920, 567 § 15 . ionann fuil dáibh ... ionann géaga geinealaigh, TD 26.44 . eólas do ghéag ngeinealaigh, 30.21 . sleacht Caisin ... géag díobh-san síol bhFlannchadha, Content. xxix 24.

(d) In poetry in various fig. applications. Of limbs: Símeon ... ro gab Ísu ... ar gecaib a gel-lamh, Gorm. Oct. 8 . foda géga a glaicí, IGT Decl. ex. 1124 . sreatha a ghéag cceathbhraonach cciúin (of a harper), Studies 1920, 99 § 13 .eidir ghéagaibh glac leabhar `long-handed arms,' TD 39.6 . Of hair: (Niall) folt na bhfinnghéag `N. of the fair-waving hair,' TD 7.48 .

(e) Compds. Common in poetry in various of the above senses. (1) With adjs.: ¤ablach ` apple-branched ,' TD 26.27 . ¤áluinn, Acall. 475 . ¤dígenn stout-branched (?): an glanbhile gegdíoghoinn (of Patrick), ib. 64 n . ¤dírech: na glac-doidi ... gegdhirge, MR 256.2 . ¤gel ` bright-foliaged ,' TD 4.17 . IGT Decl. ex. 100 . ` bright-limbed ,' TD 16.21 . ¤lebor long- branched , MR 98.11 . ` long-fingered ,' TD 12.4 . ¤lúan ` bright-scioned ' (?), Met. Dinds. iii 16.204 . ¤mall slow-limbed, hence stately, dignified , ZCP viii 232 § 8 ( Ir. Litanies 102.27 ). ¤núe fresh-branched: (Traoi) cathair ... an bhruaigh géagnaoi `bordered with flourishing woods,' TD 26.32 . ¤slim `crowned with soft waving hair,' TD 20.60 . ? ¤snaidte ` fair-branched ': i dtír ghéagshnuighthe Gaoidhil, Content. xxv § 9 . ¤soillsech bright-fingered , ZCP ii 352.14 . ¤trom well-wooded , TD 7.28 . (2) With subst.: ¤fid a branching wood , Rel. Celt. ii 228.34 . Fig. of hair: barr ... na ngéigḟeadh, TD 23.23 . ¤gúala sloping (?) shoulder: croch dhearg ré ghéag-ghualoinn, Dán Dé xxvii 3 . ¤lí `branching splendour ,' MacCarthy 310 § 1 . ¤loc a winding bay , Arch. Hib. i 87 § 24.