2 mann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 mann or dil.ie/31544

Forms: mainn, mann, mainn, mmaine, mainn

n ā, f., (< Lat. manna) Mid.Ir. mainn.

(a) manna: n s. in mann , Wb. 16c25 . d s. ar in mainn , gl. mannae, Ml. 124d1 , cf. 97d10 . g s. inna mmaine , 98a6 . m.¤ .i. cibus celestis , O'Dav. 1234. manna .i. in maind, LU 979. mainn, gl. manna, Ir. Gl. 299. hi prím doratad in mand | do maccu Israel tall, LB 247b48 ( KMMisc. 158 ). rodo-sās don maind blaith, SR 4065 , cf. 4303 , 4337 . tuccad in máind do nim, PH 1714. in sássad nemda . . . .i. in maind taitnemach, Ériu ii 198.13 . Transf. of consecrated wafer: cech firian ro chaith . . . an mhain[n], RC xxxvii 348 § 53.

(b) in wider sense of food, sustenance: marclach cruidnechtæ . . . din maind ro senaig do nim isin disiurt uas Druim, Trip. 240.13 (`a horseload of wheat that had dropt like manna' Stokes; = ad instar mannae Colgan). — Hence prob. O'Dav. 1234 : m.¤ .i. cruithnecht, folld. by O'Cl. m.¤ gach biadh bunaidh, Metr. Gl. 23 § 9. m .i. biadh, O'Cl. In Laws Comm. in formula: cen mann (mand) cen biad, Laws i 270.28 , 30 ; 288.15 ; 296.12 . cen maind, v 464.21 (in all cases of fodder for cattle).

(c) hence generally sustenance; abundance, blessing: a `god-send ', often folld. by defining gen. and glossed by imbed. m.¤ .i. imat . . . mand eisc . . . .i. imat eisc, O'Dav. 1233 , cf. 1234 , 1270 . bratan cacha ardmand .i. bradan ass gach imat bis ann, Eg. 88, fo. 2va ( O'Curry 2144 ). ni mór m.¤ na bliadna so, H 3.18 394 marg. inf. (quoted ZCP xiii 144 ). manna mārmesa mārfeda `süsse Manna des grossen Waldes', ZCP xi 92 § 17 (= O'Dav. 1234 ). buaid cuirmthige . . . co mannaib moraib midchuartae, 93 § 28 . Fig.: ba gaire gúr cach clainne | ba múr mainne Moninne, LL 371c24 . Samthann fri soillsi sainmann, 365 marg. sup. = ZCP xiii 144 , transld. `mit herrlicher Lichtfülle', but sainm.¤ seems to be in apposition to Samthann; perhaps a special manna (gift, aid) for enlightenment; cf. cain glanmann Dé dúilig | Samthann Clúana Brónaig, Fél. Dec. 19 (quoted O'Dav. 1234 ).