gésca

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gésca or dil.ie/25766

Forms: géscu, gésci

n io,m. d s. géscu, SR 6916 . n p. gésci, Wb. 5b29 . Im. Br. § 3.

(a) a branch : gen. used of an inferior, or secondary, branch, smaller than a géc. gesca palmi, TTr. 248 ( LL 220b13 ), gésca ola-crand, PH 872 . do iarraidh in gesgdha ordha, Aen. 1276 . ar gésce (gesco v.l.), BDD § 38 . na glas-gesceda darach, CRR § 37 . Aen. 1547 . i ṅ-glaccaib ┐ gablaib ┐ géscaib, TBC 5030 . gésca pailme, CC 1649.

(b) In B. na Filed by synecdoche a tree : assoid abhold trian lige ┐ ba gesco mor a cind septimo anno, RC xiii 222.42 .

(c) Fig. a ray (of the moon) : esca cid dodfeim | tan doceil nach ṅgesca ṅglan, SR 7918 . Hence : gesca ba hainm do shoillsi, Ff. 29.

(d) a branch in genealogy : genelaigi gesci, LU 3477 ( SC § 25 ).

(e) Fig. of persons a scion, an offshoot (cf. géc) : (Naomh Caillin) in gescai torthach co clanuib subalach, Fen. 4 géscca d'iarsma glainchinidh, FM vi 2264.5 . i 262.17 (poem).

(f) ? (Of cattle) the choice, the pick : nobered ... araile gesca (scoi v.l.) dina buaib, RC xxv 20.12 = gresce dia alum, 34.11 (Rawl.).