IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
gainne1, m. (gs. ~, pl. -nní).1. Z: Scale. 2. (a)Coll: Scales. An ~ a bhaint d’iasc, to scale fish. (b) Scurf.
gainne2. 1. f. (gs. ~). Scarcity; scantiness, paucity. ~ ábhair, maoine, scarcity of material, of means. ~ éadaigh, scantiness of clothing. ~ gruaige, thinness of hair. Dul i n~, to become scarce. 2:gann.