grafand

Cite this: eDIL s.v. grafand or dil.ie/26474

n orig. o,n. (?) ; later ā,f.

I a horse race, a race : in grafand ro fersam, Fél. Ep. 73 . g s. iar cur grafaind fo tri, FB 66 (Eg.). gaír graifni, Acall. 452 . a n-inadh na graibhfne ┐ na giustala, ZCP vi 29.29 . cia tiasa dia cluithi ind .i. do denam graithfne and, Laws v 484.y Comm. gan dál graifni dá ngredhuib, O'Gr. Cat. 374.31 . ria grafuing na crech `before pursuing the spoil,' Ériu v 246.230 . n pl. cor cuiread graifne in aenaich leo `the fair- races,' Ériu ii 178.22 (Lec.). magh ... mó a aighe .i. a graifne ech, Corm. Y 898 . ? do ronta grafaing mic Feradaich, Cog. 82.4 . merghraifne a ngredh bá ghníomh, O'Gr. Cat. 474.22. g pl. iar cor graphand doib i n-óenach na Cruachna, FB 66 . a pl. rofhersat tri graffne glana, RC vii 290.15 . rognisitt .iii. grafne óenaich do, BColm. 86.1 .

II band of horsemen, drove of horses : for Faffaind ... | fúair grafaind dían díbergach `he met the pursuit of swift spoilers,' Met. Dinds. ii 68.48 . geltaid an faithchi | nach fácbait (sic leg.) dil aengraifne, Acall. 7131 . a graphainn ar gairdi do gipāin `Du Rennreiter mit deinem kurzen Lumpenkleide,' Bruchst. § 63.

III noise, tumult : firfid graphainn gergaile, amal choire for fichud, SR 8203 . Crist caid conic cach ṅgraphainn, ib. 8222 .

IV grunting, disagreeable noise : gair tafaind ann cech re n-úa[i]r, | truag in grafaing bít im dáil (description of hell), BNnÉ 102.2 . hichtar ifirn cech re nuair, | truagh an grafuing (v.l.) bís fom taobh (Judas Iscariot in hell), ib. 101.4 . gabhaid an chuid oile dona mucaibh ag sgreadadh ┐ ag grafainn 'na timcheall, TSh. 965 . an tan at-chluinid gréachadh ┐ grafainn ┐ golgháire ... na n-anam n-aigmhéil, 6538 . pl. go mbadh é bhus ceol ... dhóibh ... graifne cearc, muc agus mionnán, ITS iii2 268.4 . sul do chuala mē a ngrafainn | truagh nach bodhar do bhī mē ! Measgra D. 67.11 .