greim

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish greimm, from Proto-Celtic *gremman, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ- + *-mn̥

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

greim m (genitive singular greama, nominative plural greamanna)


  1. grip, hold
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 136:
      hug šē ǵŕīm eŕ.
      conventional orthography: Thug sé greim air.
      He took hold of him.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 136:
      n̄ā tōŕ hū hēn fȳ jŕīm lē ēn ńī.
      conventional orthography: Ná tabhair thú féin faoi ghreim le aon ní.
      Do not put yourself under the hold of anything.
  2. bite
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 136:
      ȷ ī mē ǵŕīm rān.
      conventional orthography: D’ith mé greim arán.
      I ate a bite of bread.
  3. (sewing) stitch

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
greim ghreim ngreim
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish greimm, from Proto-Celtic *gremman, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ- + *-mn̥

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

greim m

  1. (pathology) pneumonia, pleurisy
  2. Alternative form of grèim

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
greim ghreim
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.