mes(s)ad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mes(s)ad or dil.ie/32031

n u, m., vn. of mesaid.

(a) scrutinizing, judging, ap- praising: in mesad mesas in sacart in cailech `the examination wherewith the priest examines the chalice', Thes. ii 253.14 ( Stowe Miss. 65 a ). recfuighearé do réir do mheasta-sa estimate , Levit. xxvii 27.

(b) esteem, regard: dobheir Pól oiread measda ar shean- chuimhne shinnsir ┐ dobheir ar Sgrioptúir, Eochairsg. 117.35 . ag bréagnughadh an mheasta bhíos ag an saidhbhir air féin, TSh. 10063.

(c) measuring, fitting? nochar fearr a mheasadh dhí it fitted her no better (of a cloak), ZCP i 297 § 13 (Book of Dean of Lismore).