maeithe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maeithe or dil.ie/31240

Forms: maíthi

n [, f.] (maeth) softness in various senses physical and moral. nir fedad a himain re maithi na mona, Ann. Conn. 1315 § 11. Mildness, suavity: ba móeth fri moíthi, Tec. Corm. § 30.9 = maíthi, LU 9334. is e suilber . . . co maethi comairle (of Aeneas), BB 427a51 . Dejection, depression, weakness: maithe tanic risin rig, Fél. 46.21 . meanma a míleadh fá mhaoithe, Keat. Poems 488. fer na fionnadh a mhaoithe na a mheirtnighe i ngurt gábhaidh, AFM vi 2236.5 . Of sound, softness, modulation: teora ranna ngotha, mét ┐ sonairte ┐ maethe .i. ima bhuga no ima tlas no ima binnius, O'Dav. 1205. sail .i. sofillti í ar a maithi flexibility (?), Corm. Y 1190. Moistness, looseness: maoithe na bronn (= alvi humiditates), R.I.A. 23 K 42, 41.2 .