maínech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maínech or dil.ie/31369

Forms: Moenach, Maonach, Moinaigh, Moenaigh, Maenaig

adj o,ā. (maín).

(a) possessing treasure, wealthy: Dunchad moenech, ZCP ix 462 § 10. gall m.¤ a wealthy foreigner, Cog. 208.1 . maic Miledh mainich, Leb. Gab.(i) i 282. delai fir muaid moínig, RC xxvi 16 § 18. a n-úi ní bat maínigh, Anecd. ii 40.18 . do bhí sé . . . mórdhalach maoineach, Hackett xxxix 163. Of places: Erc Domnaig Móir maínich `treasurous', Fél. Oct. 27. ar Maig m.¤ Murthemne, LU 9314. Tuaisceart Maighi muineach clár, Leb. Cert. 90.8 . is oirdnidhe an cathair . . . is muinech, Misc. Hag. Hib. 32.4 . ? fā m[b]a moladh, cenip muinech [mainech v.l.] o dorónadh? or shall it be a panegyric, though it bring no gain (payment) when 'tis done (?), ACL iii 294.2 .

(b) valuable, precious: cach set is mainech, Laws v 382.30 Comm. colomu mainech, BColm. 6.3 . an mionn maoineach, Leb. Gab.(i) i 184.26 . imon maind morblasta mormaínig, BB 242a20 . As npr. o, m. (same word?): Moinach, AU 782. Moenach, 742 . Maonach, Keat. iii 2181. g s. Moinaigh, AU 752 , 782 . Moenaigh, 730 . Maenaig, 991 .