greim

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish greimm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Galway) IPA(key): /ɟɾʲiːmʲ/

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.

References[edit]

  • greimm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 136.
  • Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1975, The Irish of Cois Fhairrge, Co. Galway: A Phonetic Study, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 22.
  • "greim" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

greim m

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