2 gen

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n m. favour, fondness, liking (of comparatively late occurrence, perhaps derived from 1 gen) : cia aca dhom chloinn ... | 'na dtugais grádh nó fós gean, Oss. iv 238.22 . do mhnaoi bhig is mōr mo ghean, Dánta Gr. 5.22 . uime nī ḟuilim go fúar | gion gur būan orom a gean though his love for me is fickle, ZCP xiii 18.3 . is mór do ghen i bferann chille, O'Gr. Cat. 664 § 51 . an gean ... ar an bpeacadh, TSh. 7393 . an tan do-bheir gean ┐ dúil dona droch-smuaintighthibh, 1242 . do ghean ar ghné na rosg nglas out of affection for, Dánta Gr. 5.2 . ar mhéid a gheana uirre, Keat. ii 4707 . méad ... a ngean ar chleamhnus Gall, 23 E 26. 280.12 . Of object of affection : mo threise, mo ghrádh, mo ghean, TD 12.15 . dáoine dáora ar nár dhúal gean, Studies 1919, 72 § 2 .