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2 míl

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 míl or dil.ie/32222
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: mil, -míl, míl, mílid, miled, mílid, mílid, mmíled, miledaib, mílid, mílid, mílidi, míledu, mílidh, mílidh, mílidhe, Mílid, Mílid, Míl, Míled

n t, m., early loan-word from Lat. miles. n s. mil, Sg. 47b2 . -míl, 66a8 . míl, Fél. June 3 , Sept. 28. a s. fri mílid , Wb. 24a17 . g s. miled, LU 6720 ( TBC-I¹ 2179 ). n d. mílid, PH 2636. n p. mílid, Fél. Prol. 73 , 77 . g p. inna mmíled , Wb. 11a10 . TBC-LL¹ 5866. d p. do miledaib , Wb. 3c1 . Mid.Ir. n s. mílid, already, Hy. vi 21 , TBC-LL¹ 3179 , 3805 ; n p. mílid; na mílidi , LL 31046 (TTr.) . a p. míledu, Lat. Lives 89.2 , PH 2631 , (for n p.) 2637 . mílidh (g s. mílidh), IGT Dec. § 52. g s. gan treóir mílidhe is mná, ex. 1322 (metri gratiâ, : tíri-ne).

A soldier , gen. used of a professional one, but in wider sense in early lit. and in poetry. m.¤ .i. mílídh no gaisgeadhach, O'Cl. gl. tiro, Sg. 47b2 , miles 66a8 . m.¤ catha, Fél. Ep. 275. in milid morchalma (of Fer Diad), TBC-LL¹ 3179. co nā tomnide bad mílid acht bad manach, Lat. Lives 88. do thinoil Iulian Cessar a míledu, 89 . milig [milid v.l.] mormenmnach . . . i cathaib ┐ hi comlondaib, Ériu ii 182.11 . milid diarba comainm Longinus, PH 2873. is mathghamhna meardha . . . a míleadha, Todd Lect. iv 82 § 28. g s. as attrib.: atraig a bruth miled, TBC-I¹ 2179. do laigin miled, PH 2874. Of saints, etc.: epscop Sanctan . . . milid aingel, Hy. vi 21. m.¤ Críst, Fél. June 3 . in m.¤ slisgel (of the Archangel Michael), Sept. 29.

As n.pr. m. Mílid Espáine soldier of Spain, the name given to Golam son of Bile, mythical ancestor of the Goídil, called later simply Mílid; the n s. Míl does not seem to occur in this connexion. oenmac Bile .i. Milid Espáine, Galam a ainm díles, LL 12b51 . ocht meic Golaim . . . darb ainm Milidh Easpaine, BB 19a7 , quoted Leb. Gab.(i) i 234. ba milidh mearchalma antí Golomh . . . conadh aire ro gairmedh an t-ainm as Milidh desiomh, ib. 236 . Galamh da ngairthí Milidh Easpáinne, Keat. ii 628. Bregoin mac . . . Bil | is dó robo mac Milid, LL 4a39 . secht meic Miled, ib. 41 . trén dollotar meic mil Mile [leg. Miled?], 134a31 = Todd Nenn. 240. gabail Erenn do maccaibh Milid Esbaine, MacCarthy 280.2 ( BB 9a53 ). Common in poetry in expression: meic (clann, etc.) Míled = Gaels, Irishmen: ó mhacaibh Míleadh Easbáin, TD 17.8 . tar Chloinn Mhilidh, 10.12 . do Mhacaibh Mílidh, Content. v 79 . go maicne Míle Easpáine, Keat. Poems 1009.