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bráthaigid

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v (bráth) consigns to doom, destroys: co nosbrathaig (: māthair) báethbini, Metr. Dinds. i 10.24 . iarum rosrathaig Túath Dé, / rosbrathaig úath is amgné, iii 4.26 . rosbráthaig tria ming in meng `destroyed her', 84.6 .

mebal, mebul

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Forms: mebul, meabhal, meabhla, Mebul, meblæ

n ā, f., O.Ir. n s. mebul (Glosses; but mebuil, Ml. 138c8 ). meabhal (meabhail incorrect), g s. meabhla, IGT Dec. § 37. In late Mid. and Mod.Ir. also o, m.

(a) a cause of shame, a disgrace: dinim .i. mebal nó aisc, O'Mulc. 335. meabhal .i. nár, O'Cl. In Glosses used as pred. with cop. in expressions: is m.¤ dom it is a cause of shame to me ; is m.¤ limm I am ashamed . arnap mebul domsa mo irbāg (gl. ne . . . erubescamus), Wb. 16d11 . 24a30 . is mebol damsa . . . mani fuil imorbága I am put to sshame unless there is a contest, LU 1472 ( MU 48.23 ). is mebul duit . . . laigi fri bangrád, SCC 30. is mebul dom imrādud a mét élas uaimm shame to my thoughts how they stray from me! Ériu iii 14.2 . ní mebul do Ultaib uli a thabairt dó to award it to him (i.e. Cú Ch.) would be no slur on all the (other) Ulstermen, FB 14. nach mebhal doibh féin an cuairt?, Cog. 98.35 . ní mebul lemm precept soscéli ( = non erubesco evangelium), Wb. 1b10 , cf. 29d18 , 30a6 . is mebul leu in tan nad rucat they are ashamed when . . ., Ml. 87c3 . ba mebul lē dul issi torruch, IT i 139.29 . ba mmebul lee buith donaib ócaib cen biad she was ashamed that the youths were left without food, LL 249b6 ( TBFr., Med. and Mod.Ir. Ser. v 136 ), cf. ZCP iv 37.18 . beith a mbochta ní mebol poverty is no disgrace, ACL iii 321 § 6. Col ┐ Mebul ┐ Eraise, TBC-I¹ 1766 (allegor. npr. f.). ní dénat acht mebáil indiu they are acquitting themselves shamefully (of discomfited warriors), LU 1513 = MU 52.8 . cen ruci cen mebail, FA 35. cách a ndénaidh frisin ingin do mhebail (mebhul .i. olc) all the wrong you do the maiden, ZCP v 524.20 . comét mo lāma . . . nar chlechtat . . . atchuingid fo mebail lest they be accustomed to seek what is shameful, ZCP vi 259 § 8. ní hosnad iar mbebail . . . is ósnad iar mbúaid (i.e. after discomfiture), FB 89. g s. caint meblæ , O'Mulc. 203. rūn meblai, ACL iii 306 § 9. mod mebla, LL 144a26 .

(b) transf. in concrete sense pudenda: mebul [meabhul, mebal MSS.] .i. ball bannda na mna . . . do dechsain a mebla .i. a náire, O'Dav. 1264 = a mebuil, 1225 .

(c) deceit, guile, treachery (common later meaning): brecc nó m.¤ , O'Mulc. 789. meabhal .i. feall, O'Cl. brég (.i. cealg nó mebhul), ZCP v 524.29 . Brēg ┐ Meng ┐ Meabal, Corm. Y 723. doronsat Saxain mebuil for Bretnu, LU 234 , cf. Todd Nenn. 102.2 . feall ┐ meabal . . . do dénum air, Fianaig. 70.5 . meabal ar Sil M. la Murchertach treachery (was practised) on, RC xviii 15.26 (Tig.). Dondchadh . . . do marbadh la hA. . . . a mebuil treacherously , xvii 337.6 , cf. AFM i 484.15 ( = dolose, CS 152.18 ). a mac do marbadh la Hua C. tre meabul, RC xviii 192.36 . ro ferad faeilti gan meing gan mebail re C., Acall. 6902. lucht fingaile ┐ mebla, RC xxviii 318 § 30. crech meabla `a treacherous foray', AU ii 114.4 . aisling meabhuil an illusive vision, O'Rah. vi 1 (1911). chum meabhla do dhénamh air a sheirbhíseachaibh `to deal subtilly with', Psalms cv 25. The follg. exx. may represent (a): m.¤ fo t[h]uinn [sic leg. ?] fosluide, cid fīada fuilt ḟindbuidi ( = `beauty is only skin-deep'), ZCP vi 267 § 3. tuilledh ele as dliccedh duibh, | mart, muc is molt gan meabail `without deceit', BNnÉ 269.16 (but cf. do gadadh úam mart meabhla, IGT Dec. ex. 963 ).

meng

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Forms: menge, meang

n ā, f., a wile, ruse; guile, craft ; freq. associated with mebal. meang .i. cealg, O'Cl. meng . . . .i. drochenech, Corm. Y 934. Breg ┐ Meng ┐ Meabal, 723 . níor íonmhuin leó cealg nā meang, Oss. iv 156.19 . ros-bráthaig tria ming [meing v.l.] in meng `by her falseness the false woman destroyed her', Metr. Dinds. iii 84. tárrus ort meing is mebuil, Irish Texts ii 10 § 1. cen meinġg cen mebuil cen brath, SR 3063. gan meing gan mebail, Acall. 6902. BColm. 36.20 . ZCP viii 113.16 . KMMisc. 274 § 64. AFM vi 2366.5 . g s. lān menge a corp co mbāine (of one fair but false), ZCP vi 267 § 6. pl. saoghal na meang , MS. Mat. 569.14 . cuaine na gcéad meang, Studies 1931, 261.8 . le menguibh nó le cluanaibh, Mac Aingil 285.13 . ? ticfaittit na crosāna | fri dered domain dathaig; | beitt Gaidil go huchānach | gunna meandaib tig thairiss (leg. meangaib deceptions, tricks?), Fen. 302.8 .

mengán

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Last Revised: 2019

 

n ( meng ) deceit : Ó FionnDálaigh gan díol de, | gníomh do mhiongánuibh Máire 'Ó Dálaigh Fionn's not being paid for it (a poem?) was another act of deceit on the part of Máire', Bard. Synt. Tr. 215.23 , Ériu lxiii 132 . meangán 'wile, deceit', FGB . See mengán​ach.

menntol

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Forms: meantail, meangthoil, menntoghal, meanntoile

n ā, f., (= meng-tol) deceitfulness . meantail ` deceit ', O'R. Poems meangthoil ` deceit, treachery, cunning ', Dinneen . menntoghal f., IGT Dec. § 37 (prob. same word). g s. mart meanntoile an mart do chuir | tart Bealltuine ar na bochduibh, ib. ex. 978 .