med

Cite this: eDIL s.v. med or dil.ie/31721

Forms: medh, meda

n ā, f., medh, IGT Dec. § 39.17 . Occas. masc. in late lang.

(a) a balance for weighing: gl. libra, Sg. 100a1 ; lanx, 20a3 . m.¤ brithemnachtae Dae ( = libra judicii), Ml. 57d8 . i mmeid, gl. in stateram, 79b4 . m.¤, airmed, forrach, Triads 138. m.¤ tomais indile a balance for weighing cattle, Corm. Y 1053. screbul meidi imbiche, 1050 . cen meid mesra, LL 5b11 . ro curthea i mmeid. nicon rabi méit friged i nnachæ díb sech araile, 281b18 . an screpal do chor a meidh thomuis, Fl. Earls 164.27 . do thomhais mé an t-airgiod annsa meadh, Jerem. xxxii 10. maor na meidhe (of Archangel Michael), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 15 , cf. xxxiii 8 , PBocht 82 § 5. ag tomhas meidhe an mheasa the scales of judgement, PBocht 70 § 31. pl. Lucius Luculus . . . meda . . . do thuscurnud (i.e. L. in- vented balances), LL 143b17 . ? Midir na med, 209a30 . ardruri Mide na mmed, 184b37 = Arch. ii 83 § 10 `of Meath of the balances'. Maedóc na mmed (: Lagen), LL 300b16 ( SG 371 ). meadha an tomhais, Ezek. v 1. Fig. of a judge: meadh ós míltibh, Hackett xxxix 96.

(b) a weight, measure: medh lán-glaice [sic leg.] d'iaronn aithleagtha, RC xxix 136 § 53. dá mheidh do ghrán cruith- nechta two measures, BNnÉ 26 § 19. do bleith an da meidhe sin, ib. trí meadha do mhin phlúir, Gen. xviii 6. In abstr. sense: trí céad . . . muc go meadh `heavy swine', Content. xviii 62.

(b 2) extent, amount (of land): is lais do-midethar med | na secht nime 'he owns the extent that he marks out of the seven heavens' Blathm. 765 . echtar mbroghadh meid 'outside the extent of [his] region' UR 29.17 . an mheadh do toimhseadh 'the amount of land which was marked off' Aithd. D. 159 § 14 .

(c) a counterpoise and hence fig. an equal, match , with gen. or DO: bar medh ga héin-eng 'na bfuigbinn? what single nook is there in which I could find your match? O'Gr. Cat. 507.8. ni fuighte med Maghnusa, Ir. Texts ii 56 § 48. terc a medh righ do rígaib, 63 § 3 . medh comtrom Cormaic . . . ar ceart- breathaib, ALC i 352.30 , cf. 486.18 . níor mheadh Murchadh dho [leg. do Mh.?] mar chuing | 's níor mheadh do Bhrian Maoilsheachluinn `he was not Murchadh's equal as warrior, as Maolsheachluinn was not Brain's', Content. xviii 142. ní raibhe i Mucroimhe | lámh ba meadh do láimh Lugaidh, v 172 . ní chuala go bhfuair ollamh | meadh don aisgidh fhuaramar, Studies 1921, 257 § 2 (cf. TD 14.27 ). meadh chosmhail don Traoi an teagh-soin, TD 6.7 . a gcompánaigh is a gcaraid | do chách nír chomhthrom an mheadh their comrades and friends were no match for the world (against them), PBocht 121 § 22. nír fhás meadh na mná-sa the like of this woman, 14 § 8 . Cf. co Commar . . . na tteora n-abh a n-oínmhedh (.i. . . . na ttri n-abhann ccoimhionand i n-aoin ionadh), Leb. Gab. i 128.12 .

(d) measure, means, expedient (late use): ar an modh ┐ leis an meadh as fearr le Dia, Luc. Fid. 209.10 . gan fhios an mheadha le ttig neach ar shlighe a slainte, 353.12 : cf. 352.11 .

(e) doubtful: med n-ercc .i. gort, Anecd. iii 44.18 = Auraic. 5641 (a kenning for the letter g, = cow-balance? but seems neut.). ? Leg. ined erc, Ériu xxxix 136 .

Compd. medtosṅgachtigtheid, gl. libripens, Sg. 114a1 .