ginach

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Forms: ginech, genech, genach

(gin ; also ginech, genech, genach)

adj I o,ā greedy, gaping : co ngibsib gol nginach (of hounds), Metr. Dinds. iii 408.6 . ar iffern ṅgér n-ginach, Fél. Ep. 538 (LB = ngeinech, R2 : thened). píasta gineacha goib-gheára, Todd Lect. iv 84.11 ( CRR² 29 ). na daine ginacha ┐ an lucht ibeas iumarcaidh, 23 P 10³, 32b13 . gelta gionacha gnūisliatha (of the panic-stricken) gaping-mouthed ?, ZCP xiv 251.16 . amhuil leomhan noch atá geanach chum a chreiche, Psalms xvii 12.

n II ā, f.

(a) greed, voracity: in ginach cona fodlaibh .i. ro-íta ōil ... co longad capaill, MacCongl. 125.13 . sōerfu hē don ginaig, 116.6 ; 128.19 . téidm cróeis ┐ ginaig dochumm a chota 'an attack of gluttony and greed for his food', Ev.Inf. (LB) 417 § 143 (? leg. ginaige). is iad daine is mo gabus an easlainte seo .i. ... leinimh ar son a nginaidhi, 23 P 10³, 32b9 .

(b) act of gaping ? act of laughing ? (< gen): slóg már oc ginig (oc cignid, gignig v.ll.) ocus gáirechtaig, Imr. Brain i § 61 . adaiged ginig (gignid, gigni, gine v.ll.) fóu, ib. bis. See Im. Brain² 207 .