mil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mil or dil.ie/32220
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: mil, melo, mela, mil, Milbheoil, milbéla, milbuilci

n i, f., d s. di mil , Wb. 7d9 (only instance in Glosses). g s. frois melo , AU 717 ; later mela. mil f. IGT Dec. § 149.

Honey: gl. mel, Ir. Gl. 974. m.¤ .i. mel ro truailled and (i.e. it is a corruption of Lat. mel), Corm. Y 888. im ur do macuibh airiuch, m.¤ do macuib righ, Laws ii 148.22 Comm. cóic fichit bargen cruithnechta . . . iarna fuine tria m.¤ , FB 9. m.¤ is mes in cech tir (sign of a prosperous reign), ZCP viii 109.4 . deol mela a mecna[ib] ibair (of a futile undertaking), MacCongl. 71. 28 , cf. buain mhela a mecnaib iobhuir, Anecd. ii 72. criathar mela honey-comb , PH 6711. milse na meala, TSh. 585. (cryptic) maincil .i. mil, Goid. 78 § 227 (Dúil Laithne) . mincil(l) .i. mil, 76 § 91 , ZCP xlix-l 613 .

Compds. ¤bél n. honey-mouth , freq. as epithet: Conan Milbel mac in Dagda, RC xiii 9.13 , cf. Ériu v 224.99 . Cermait milbel mac an Dagda, Fianaig. 42 § 7 , cf. LL 266a38 ( MU 30.9 ). g s. Chearmada Milbheoil , Keat. i 108.6 . Loegair[e] Milbél, TBC-LL¹ 4832. pl. milbéla druinecha `skilful women are honey-mouthed', Tec. Corm. § 13.37 . ¤bláith: Maol Milscothach milblaith, Anecd. ii 68. ¤bolc m. honey-bag: g s. (as ā, f.) mac milbuilci mela, MacCongl. 123.36 . ¤briathrach sweet-worded: a ddēin miding milbriathraig, IT iii 106.20 . ¤scoth: aliu tech Midchuarta milscothaib with honeyed words (?), IT iii 51 § 94 . miollscoithi .i. milisbhriathrach, O'Cl. ¤scothach: Mane m., BDD 42 , cf. Ériu ii 184.6 . Maol M. .i. milisbriathrach, Anecd. ii 47.16 . ¤tenga a sweet tongue, persuasive eloquence: atcota m. brethemnus, Anecd. iii 12.23 . Ailill Milteṅga, ZCP viii 218.13 . TBC-LL¹ 5471. ¤tengaid (i, m. ?) one gifted with persuasive eloquence (?): bá dirsan nád boí m. dognéth córai fri Grécu, TTr.² 910. ¤tengthach: techtaire mláith m., Ériu iii 106 § 44.