IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
speir1, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eacha).1. Hough. 2. (a)(Of person) (Thin) shank, shin. Ag baint na ~eacha dá chéile, shinning each other, rushing all together. (b)Cu:~ mhairt, shin of beef. 3. Spancel on animal’s houghs. 4. Spur (of rock, of mountain). 5. Spit (of land). 6. Stern (of boat); heel (of cart).
speir2, v.t. & i. (pp. ~the).1. Hough, hamstring. Ainmhí a ~eadh, to hough an animal. 2. Hack shins of, cripple. Bhí siad ag ~eadh a chéile, they were cutting the shins off one another; they were in a mad scramble. 3. (Of stalk, etc.) Go limp, bend, droop. ~ na gais ina mbun, the stalks wilted at the bottom.