mellbreth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mellbreth or dil.ie/31904

Forms: mellbretha, meillbretha

n ā, f., (compd. of 3 mell?) ` sport-judgement'? mellbretha (name of a code of sports-law), Eg. 88, fo. 28a ( O'Curry 2360 ), where various explanations are given of the title, e.g. brethemnus na cluichi n-aibinn . . . bretha for cluichib is meallach; ` sweet judgements ', O'Gr. Cat. 96.21 ; meillbretha ` good judgements ', Manners and Customs ii 30.