IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
giob1, m. (gs. ~, pl. ~anna). 1. Pick, morsel; bit, scrap. ~ de rud, a pick, a scrap, of sth.; a plucked handful of sth. Níor fágadh ~ feola ar na cnámha, not a scrap of meat was left on the bones. 2. ~ geab, (i) pecking, (ii) chit-chat. Bhí ~ geab aici orm, she kept pecking at me. Bhí ~ geab acu eatarthu féin, they were chattering away among themselves. Ní raibh ~ ná geab as, there wasn’t a squeak out of him. (Var:pl. ~acha)
giob2, v.t. (vn. ~adh, m, gs. & pp. ~tha).Pick, peck, pluck. Ag ~adh an fhéir, picking, pecking at, the grass. Ghiob siad an coca, they pulled the loose hay out of the cock, trimmed the cock. Ag priocadh is ag ~adh ar a chéile, ‘pricking and pecking at one another’, quarrelling among themselves.