glac(c)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. glac(c) or dil.ie/25926

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(a) the first half-opened: a hand (used of hand only. whereas lám freq. = arm); often passing into sense of grasp, clutch: gebid lamchloich ... dar bo lán a glacc, TBC 1182. Cf. 6158 . tallastar i n-óenglaic ind fir, LU 9071 ( FB 82 ). íadaid a dá glaicc immá brágit, 9106 ( FB 86 ). tria ladra a glacc, TBC² 784 . sleg ... ina gelglaicc deiss, MU² 537 . taitnem ... a glacci maeth-gili, LL 237b50 ( TTr. 1556 ). 237b42 ( TTr. 1550 ). comtuaircnech na liacc lamh ┐ na cloch nglaice missiles, CCath. 5859 . in cliabgæ glaici, TBC 3933 (St.). lan a glaice d'fhoghadhaib, Aen. 2655 . Cf. TTebe 3637 . mo leabhar glaice handbook , Studies 1923, 598 § 7 . gunna glaice a hand-gun , Rel. Celt. ii 188.23 . co ṅgile ṅglacc, Anecd. i 32 § 56 . ros-gab asa glacaib dashed them out of his hands, Aen. 155 . i nglaicc ṅdiabuil into the grip of ..., PH 8286 . nirbo glac im gail a grasp around steam (i.e. a futile attempt), Met. Dinds. iv 10.1 . Cf. dorn im diaid (sic leg.), O'Dav. 1586 . bid garba na glaca | notgebhat tria mebhail | glac talman buan bithseng | glac ifirn glac demain, Anecd. iii 40 § 3 . tēitt asa glaic innī atchí what he sees slips from his grasp, ZCP vii 303 § 11 . balc lán glaice do chronn a stout piece of stick that would fill a handgrip, FM vi 1898.6 . ré dáil shéad níor ghann a ghlac `he was not close-fisted,' Keat. ii 4763 . glac thabhartach um cheann gcruidh a generous hand, TD 31.1 . Fig. of a person: Muri- dach ... glacc na ngormland, LL 184a22 ( Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 36 ). mac Carraigh glac na ngéibhenn, Irish Texts iv 31 § 10 . Murchad ... | glacc ro mill a ré im cach ríg, LL 4344 . mac Allgubad find | glac nach amdlugad Érinn `a hand that misbecame not E.,' Met. Dinds. iii 330.17 . a ghlac geal white- handed chief! , TD 1.16 ; 2.52 . By extension a handful: glac arba (gl. glaneta) a handful of corn, Ir. Gl. 213 . glacc do mecnaib, PH 519 . fichi glac losa `twenty handfuls of leeks,' BR 244.9 . g.¤ rann a handful of verses, Content. xxv § 6 n. agh trí nglac ó gach rígh a beef of three handfuls, SG 21.11 . agh trí nglac ... lan glaice 'ṅa glan-adhairc, lan duirn 'na dluth-chruibh si, lan baisi 'na búan-erball, Misc. Hag. Hib. 113.18 .

(b) Various extensions of the sense grasp, clutch applied to things: a fork, a branch, a cleft, a recess: dochuaidh a nglaic a dhiallaide `into the fork of his saddle,' Ériu v 182.349 . a nglaic dilaiti a steit, ZCP vi 296.4 . i nglaic chroinn, Buile Ṡ. 118.28 . eoin ... ina glacaib (of a tree), ZCP xiv 16.17 . mar bad hí ind ḟidbad rathuitted cách dib i ṅ-glaccaib ┐ gablaib ┐ géscaib araile, TBC 5030 . Cf. Todd Lect. iv 94.7 ( CRR² 35 ). TTebe 2810 . i nglacaib in glennai in the recesses of the glen, CCath. 3075. Cf. 865 . rainic C. in glaic (inngobail v.l.) mara `the arm of the sea' (of the British Channel), 159 .

(c) a holder, a receptacle, a quiver: glac saiged (gl. pharetra), Ir. Gl. 214 . glac ... or' dailedh na soigdi, Marco P. 121 . da .xx. saighed ann a glaic, L. Chl. Suibhne § 17.

Compds. ¤bán white handed , Arch. Hib. ii 74 § 64 . ¤dóid tightly-gripping fist: iadas ... na glac-doidi ... tar corp ... MR 256.2 . ¤gonna a hand-gun, a musket: a glacghonna- dhaibh ... glésoibne, Hugh Roe, fol. 82a (314.16) . ¤láidir strong-handed , MR 150.21 . ¤lebor (epithet) long-handed: gnaoi an glaicleabair gloin, ZCP ii 350.29 . a sduagh glaic- leabhar (to a woman), TD 20.23 . ¤nem: flaith glacc-neme gēir `a prince venom-handed,' Met. Dinds. iv 96.67 . ¤nuaide ` bright-handed ,' TD 30.7 . ¤ṡolus bright-handed , LL 396.6 . ¤thomside (epithet of a dart) fitting (or adjusted) to the hand (?): gai gormrúad glacthomsidi, LU 10227 ( IT i 310.28 ). glac-thoimsidhe (.i. lán glaice), O'Cl.