gemlech

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Forms: geimhlech

n (gemel)

I o,m. geimhlech, IGT Decl. § 22 a fettered person, a prisoner, a hostage : roscacht i ngrísaib gemlig `in galling chains' (lit. burning pains of a captive), Met. Dinds. iii 370.55 . a ngnimaib geimhligh, BB 275a1 = in n-gnímhaibh geimhlibh, BR 140.4 . pl. na geimhligh uile dh' élúdh, IGT Decl. ex. 805 . du : ní fhuil glas gan dá gheimh- lech, ex. 803 .

adj II o,ā

(a) of or belonging to fetters ; fettered, captive : do chloind Laitin langeimligh ` full-fettered ,' Auraic. 802 . Bran gemlech glúair, LL 4287 . forais Genainn ba geimhlech `a man of fetters,' Leb. Gab. i 130.4 . ar an mbróin ngeimh- ligh ngiall fettered swarm, TSh. 6684 . tri fichit uinge d'airget ghil ina unga geimhlech as his fetter-ounce (i.e. ransom), FM ii 818.5 . = ina ungai geimleach, AU i 560.11 .

(b) Fig. criminal ? cruel ? : Nabal nemnech gemlech crín, SR 6325 . co cath gér geimlech, 5591 . mod ṅgémlech ṅgle (a cheville, ṅgemlech MS), 7149 . nāch cūala an [n]gnīm ngeimlech ngarcc ? Fian. 42 § 5.