míach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. míach or dil.ie/32122

Forms: miach, miach, Miach, m., m.

n o, n. and f. a measure of capacity , primarily for corn, generally transld. bushel and in Laws sack . Acc. to Laws ii 200.14 Comm. and iii 328.23 Comm. a `miach' of malt was worth one `screpall'.

oen na tri miach bid ina tig, m.¤ arba . . . m.¤ murluatha ┐ m.¤ mbracha, H 3.18 p. 368b ( O'Curry 790 ). cóic méich . . . ┐ cethri bargein di cach miach, FB 9. ní ro thecht acht æn m.¤ bracha (= unum modium), Lat. Lives 72. cét m.¤ cach arba, Metr. Dinds. iii 78. .xxx. coire do mhin arba . . . ┐ .xxx. m.¤ in cech coire, LB 130b39 . naoi méich arbhair, Keat. ii 5232. m.¤ fiadubull, BDD 85. m.¤ di chnoib, 97 . trí méich fo thri do grannaib catha, LL 328 f 14 . m.¤ óir ┐ m.¤ airgid, Fianaig. 6.24 . m.¤ nó mála airgid, Keat. iii 978. g s. of definition: lān cōid méich the full of a cup holding a bushel, Ériu iv 26 § 13. ag lōige mēich a cow of the value of a `miach', Laws ii 238.10 , cf. ZCP xiv 347 § 8. saland méich a bushel of salt, LL 252b22 . ro bennach fleith in méich . . . dia ro sásta fir Muman the feast of the bushel (i.e. of abundance), Trip. 216.7 . Sluaiged in Meich `the Hosting of the Measure' (one undertaken to secure equitable division of territory; expeditio mensurae, Colgan), RC xii 350 § 44 . for Midi mall na miach `Meath of the corn-measures', Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 32 = LL 185a22 . do ṡochor Mumnech na míach, LL 139a13 . As alleg. n.pr. m.: Miach (son of Diancecht), ZCP viii 105.24 (cf. Airmed).

Compds. ¤bolg a bag containing a m.¤ , Corm. p. 36 s.v. prúll. ¤lestar a vessel containing a m.¤ : caindel fo miachlestur, ACL iii 317 § 49.