IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
giorracht, f. (gs. ~a).1. Shortness, brevity. ~ saoil, shortness of life. I n~ aimsire, in a short space of time. Is mór an ghiorracht ar an obair é, it shortens the work considerably. Ag dul i n~, getting short. Is é a fhad is a ghiorracht é (go), the long and the short of it is (that). 2. Nearness, closeness. Bheith, teacht, i n~ do rud, to be, to come, close to sth. I n~ míle dúinn, within a mile of us. Níl tú in aon ghiorracht dó, (i) you are nowhere near it, (ii) you are not nearly as good as he is.