? mesairthe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? mesairthe or dil.ie/32035
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: mesar

adj io, iā. badar mesairthi [mesaigthi v.l.] a toirthi ┐ a tigernus (of Cairbre Musc mac Conaire), Anecd. i 18.18 = mesaite, ZCP xxvii 32 (LU) ; cf. Keat. ii 4877 : go dtárla míorath ┐ meath talmhan ré n-a linn san Mhumhain. A part. formation from mesar (mesair) = limited, moderate ? the v.l. may be part. of a denom. *mesaigid (< messa) makes worse, impairs.