mála

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mála or dil.ie/31464

Forms: mhala, máladha

n m. (Romance loan-word? cf. Eng. mail, Fr. malle) a bag: m.¤ airgid, Keat. iii 979. do chuir i m.¤ í, 2117 . comhthruim an mhála the weights of the bag, Proverbs xvi 11. pl. trí mhala leathair, Keat. iii 3444. máladha, 2 Kings xii 10. Prov.: ní chean[n]uighim-né pigín a máladh a pig in a poke, Luc. Fid. 313 (see O'Rahilly, Ir. Prov. § 406 ).