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1 meirg , meirc

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Forms: meirc

n ī, f., rust, corrosion: meirc, gl. aerugo, Sg. 52a12 . mergach .i. romgab meirc són, gl. corrugatus [aerumnis], Ml. 132c8 (`wrinkledness' Thes.). ebrón ima-muinither m.¤ , Corm. Y 536. ferr uma cech aidci aird, | . . . ní geib m.¤ it does not rust, Ériu ix 48 § 26. atá bhur n-ór . . . air nglacadh meirge, James v 3 . Often fig., with various meaning: Mac Dé dorat m.¤ tar Meidb lethdeirg, tar Meidb ndeirg `who brought decay', Metr. Dinds. i 48. ní ros-aisneid nech fo m.¤ | gnimrada Samsóin, SR 5337 ('stain, decay?' Latin Script and Letters 170 ). cen m.¤ fri ciallrad comlán, 6282 . na trí múir . . . tadbain a n-airde cen m.¤ | ó thalmain co firmimeint, 423 ; cf. 277 . Mogorb a Mumain cen m.¤ , LL 128b38 = MacCarthy 186 (`without defeat'). do chuingid mná cen m.¤ `a stainless wife', Ériu vii 222.16 . fri mnaí coím cen m.¤ cen mairg `free from eld', Metr. Dinds. ii 18. fuaim cen m.¤ `fame without decay', 22 . ro chúala seilgg . . . cen m.¤ ocus cen míbal ` oblivion ', iii 150 . lín bérla cen m.¤ , LL 2b20 . gan m.¤ ┐ gan mhírún, Acall. 2017. ó mheirg na mailíse, TSh. 1814. ? dusnicc dím meircci muirecha mertnecha di cluais mo dhá ó, ZCP vi 258.15 (a prayer).