1 mían

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 mían or dil.ie/32133

Forms: mían, meinn, miana, miana, mian, mian, -a, míanta, míanad, méine

n n. and m. n s. mían ṅ-ingen, Thes. ii 291.14 . g s. mir meinn , Laws v 486.12 . gairbe in gád-méin, Met. Dinds. ii 46.20 . miana, PH 7761. n p. miana. g p. mian, PH 7817. mian (m., g s. -a), IGT Decl. § 95. A late pl. míanta (really < *míanad vn. of míanaid) occurs, Oss. v 40.15 . In Mod.Ir. also fem., g s. méine, perhaps through influence of 2 méin.

Desire, inclination; object of desire , with subj. gen. ba m.¤ ṅ-ingen ocus ban the darling of girls and women, Ml. Poems 1 § 6 ( Thes. ii 291 ). ben Fhaelain | mór saerḟer diar bu ḟir-m.¤ many noble men desired her, Met. Dinds. iv 342 ( LL 201b15 ). ropad he mo m.¤ . . . eterscarad mo chuirp ┐ m'anmma, PH 6888. do reir m.¤ do cholla, 7817 . ticfa m.¤ na mbadhbh don bhert the scaldcrows will get their desire (i.e. their glut of carnage) from the event, Acall. 7590. salma senais riaghail ócc | dob iad sin miana Máodhóg, BNnÉ 279 § 264. miann ngalar the desire (appetite) of the sick, Laws iv 176.4 . mir mend (.i. mian mna torrcha) `the longed-for morsel', Laws i 174.32 , 180.5 = m.¤ meinn, v 486.12 . cen mír mein, R.I.A. 23 Q 6 p. 15b ( O'C. 1707 ). With obj. gen.: m.¤ bíd, PH 6911. m.¤ toli Dé do chomalliud, 8037 . damm-anic-sea miand mannair ḟuirthi a longing to destroy it, LL 230a26 ( TTr. 957 ). m.¤ turaid gibe ar a ṁbeth whosoever may desire dry weather, Arch. iii 236 § 1. da mbeith m.¤ oinigh orrtha, Ir. Texts ii 105 § 16. gruaidh . . . gan mhian a molta, PBocht 16 § 28. With prep.: m.¤ imm ṡalond a wish for salt, IT i 43.12 . le grádh 's le m.¤ don Osgur, Oss. vi 18.8 . m.¤ d'airgead, Hackett lvi 13. an m.¤ do bhí ar I. ré bás d'fhaghbháil, TSh. 6065. flaith gá dtarla a mhian do mhnaoi whose desire fell on a woman, PBocht 125 § 21. do mharbadh a mhiana its lust (of the body), 102 § 28 , cf. ar marbhadh na méinne, 56 § 5.

is m.¤ limm I like, desire: co ra[b] m.¤ leis in nádúir maith do dénum, PH 7394. ba mh.¤ liom-sa go gcluinnfinn an ceól, Oss. vi 42.5 . ba m.¤ ris a cur uadha, Matth. i 19. ni thuigim créud as m.¤ leis san trisd sin I do not understand what he means by this (word) curse, Rule of Tall. § 106.

do m.¤ with the desire (intent) of, in order to: do mharb [Irúath] an macraid, do m.¤ Mac Dé do chur docum báis, Maund. § 82. do mh.¤ an eimheltais do seachna to avoid pro- lixity, BNnÉ 274 § 250.

Compds. ar mhíanbruith na colna (= carnis luxuriam), TSh. 10413 ; 7886 , 8037 . mianglacadh eager grasp , MR 238.3 . See also míangus.

Cf. 2 méin (prob. orig. same word).