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Cite this: eDIL s.v. anarra or


m. (arrae) n equivalent or substituted article offered in place of the article contracted for or owed (arrae), itself an equivalent due from one party. Frequ. in Laws Comm., which cites the formula: fo-reith arra a.¤ (see below). See Ériu xix 52 . in ta.¤ tareis in arra, O'Dav. 152 . In `comar' (co-aration), where one man supplies a plough and another an ox: mása faill imcométa rucustar hé, is: fo-reth arra a.¤ i.e. where, because of neglect, the ox (arrae) is not available, its place can be taken by a work-horse (anarra), ZCP xvi 214.33 (for the formula see also Laws iii 152 , iv 36.29 ). isseadh is a.¤ ann, capull tareisi in daim, ┐ dam rogealladh, O'Curry 1862 ( RIA 23 P 3, 20a ) = O'D. 1665 (H 5.15, 24a). (An article which has been sold but cannot be paid for as promised must be returned) mani uil i seilb in bidbad a.¤ is deisse re feichemuin toicheda inat a seoit fein `an `a.¤' article which the plaintiff prefers', Laws v 420.20 . In Comm. on the passage: a meic, ara feiser fiachu masria. Aen arra i leth cumal, deide i cumail, treide i cumala, etc., trian dona damaib issedh dlegar do beith a triun nambo .i. a.¤ leis na daim in uair is aimsir lachta ┐ nach aimsir gnimha he considers oxen to be an `a.¤ ' when it is the milking season and not the working season, Laws iii 150.20 Comm. trian do boininn i triun each .i. trian do na lartachaib issedh dlegar do beith a triun na nech .i. a.¤ leis na lartacha in tan is aimsir erma ┐ nach aimsir treobtha he considers mares to be an `a.¤' when it is the riding season (when they are being ridden?) but not the ploughing season, 152.4 Comm. Note also (Comm. on same passage): da trian d'arraib and ┐ aen trian d'anarraib, cén ro gabtar amlaid sin iat is a níc ┐ in uair nach fuigbithir is a.¤ uile, O'Curry 904 (H 3.18, 401) = 1737 ( 23 Q 6, 29 b ) = O'D. 664 ( H 3.17, 495a ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dámachtain or


n I Granting, conceding : asbert...gurbo tlás ┐ gurbo laicce dó sídh do dáṁachtain (v.l. damthain) do gallaib, Cog. 64. 33 B.

II Enduring : déide senchasa .i. dámachtain nó fulang, H 3.18, 539a . Vn. of daimid, see déitiu.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. déda or


n two things, v. déide .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. déide or


Forms: déda

adj io,iā. Later also déda (through influence of óenda, cetharda).

I Adj. double, consisting of two: it deidi gl. bini, BCr. 32d1 . cuin is aenda in beithi . . . cuin as deda . . . cuin as treda, Auraic. 424 . ind árim déda, PH 4428 .

II Subst. io, n.

(a) two things, pair of things: déidhe .i. dá ní, O'Cl. co mbed a ndede sin im labradsa .i. gáu ┐ fír, Wb. 14c23 . dualis .i. áram inchosaig dede, Sg. 28b13 . fer congeb dede no trede, Laws v 104.17 .i. da dan examla, 18 Comm. ferr déda ho óin better two things than one, MacCongl. 49 . in déda-sin . . . .i. a chredo ┐ a phater, PH 4180 . rorannadh Eiriu i ndedha in two, RC xviii 377 (Tig.).

(b) pair of persons: dede ṁbaccoen ṁbraiglide | a da maccaem ingine, LL 28a38 . Eocho ┐ Aeblend . . . nirb uathud don dedu dil, 152b43 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 64.81 ). 'n-a déda ro-thog Ísu a apstalu two and two, by twos, PH 4429 . 'n-a dédaib rofhoid uad, 4430 . dede ailes he, a aite ┐ a muime, Laws ii 348.4 Comm.

(c) Of animals, etc.: eoin Bale . . . a dó díb . . . in deda aile, LL 166a24 ( Dinds. 117 ). nach mil conbeiris dedi . . . .i. da uan twins , Laws i 146.13 Comm.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. déitiu or


Forms: detiu

n, f. vn. of daimid. recognizing, granting, admitting, conceding: deide .i. umhla, O'Cl. Aiditiu .i. aith-déti .i. detiu iterum iar n-aiditiu la nech ele prius , Corm. Y 36 . d.¤ dligid recognition of law, see Ériu x 122 . iar ndeitin dligidh do, Laws iv 30 . acht mad ro bui ardur[c] no deiden dligid i nEirinn, O'Curry 2363 ( Eg. 88, 28 (29)b ). muna roib deidin ind acht cert caich amail a nert O'Curry 2363 . nemdeitin dligid, O'Curry 2072 ( H 4.22 67b ). cen détin cirt na dligid (sic leg.), Metr. Dinds. ii 8.88 . déiti i comgialla, Ériu xvi 183 § 39 . Of prescriptive title: detin aenfir, ┐ aititiu deisi ┐ comdeitiu trir, Laws i 66.22 Comm. atsuidter for deitin, ZCP xiii 24.3 . nocho bia maith ar détin, LL 146b47 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. mall or
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Forms: maull, maill, maill

adj o, ā. d s m. maull, Sg. 183b3 . d s f. maill, ib. n p m. (as noun) maill, Ml. 20a26 .

(a) slow (in movement or action), generally implying slugishness or inertness . m.¤ nó doe, gl. tardus, Sg. 66a7 (cf. Ml. 20a26 ). m.¤ nó baéth, gl. hebes, 66a5 . gl. morantem, 64a5 . cumscugud m.¤ , Wb. 25d26 . dosnicfa cobir cid m.¤ , 5c5 . m.¤ .i. mollis .i. maoth amail nā beth cnāim and, Corm. Y 906. manip m.¤ beti occae if they do not loiter over it, Mon. Tall. § 53. ba m.¤ lais dogein in ben in folcadh he thought the woman was slow in preparing the bath, Laws i 72.34 . rethid is ní ro-máll, TBC-LL¹ 3361. inghen . . . fá m.¤ troigh, Irish Texts ii 70 § 14. m.¤ a ccomhrádh slow of speech, Exodus iv 10. seal go luath ┐ seal go m.¤ , TSh. 1656. a theacht 'sa neart, m.¤ do thriall he was slow in attempting it (?), Content. vi 230. mall-bha chíochlána slow-moving kine with full udders, Studies 1929, 594 § 11 . Compar. mailliu, Thes. ii 14.35 ( BCr. 25c1 ). nirbo mailli dolotar olmbatar in charpait, TBC-I¹ 3537. is gnáth mirr do thabairt im chorpaib . . . conid maillite thinaid that they may waste away more slowly, PH 7023. nír moillitte a rúaig none the slower was his rush, BNnÉ 139.42 . ? Superl. mol ┐ hond, ar issed déide as maillem i mmuilend, Corm. p. 29 s.v. muilend (= is muilend i mmuilend, Corm. Y 874 ). (cryptic) mainiciall .i. mall, Goid. 78 § 225 (Dúil Laithne) , ZCP xlix-l 613 .

Freq. in composition with vn. etc., expressing motion or action: ic mall-ascnam in mara, CCath. 2871. ag maillcheimniuccadh, AFM v 1760.21 . a Diarmait, a mallchobair slow in help, ZCP iii 204.4 . atbath Fintan . . . do m.¤-chrine slow decay, MacCarthy 144. long m.¤-rāmach slow-rowing , IT iii 89 § 115 = Bruchst. i § 80 . an maillthriall doghníodh slow pace, TSh. 7626.

In sense late, tardy: in mall-aithrige, LU 2410 ; PH 8203 (= sera poenitentia). mo i nnemdhdhenum ł inna malldenumh 'a greater [fine] for non-manufacture than for its late manufacture', Mar. Dis. 28 § 4 . cóilis mhall late cabbage, Corp. Astron. 54.22 . co m.¤ co moch late or early, SG 245.53 .

(b) freq. as epithet of sea, slow-moving, sluggish (? but cf. (c) below). meirge mara maill, SR 4003. immar thuile mara maill, Metr. Dinds. iii 176. anfad in mara moill, ZCP x 345 § 9. Cog. 10.1 . Of rivers, etc.: gér mh.¤ an tSiúir, Keat. Poems 1517. i gcrích Ulad na n-es mall `placid (i.e. not swollen unduly)', O'Gr. Cat. 384.11. So in compd.: 'sa Midhe mallaibhnidh `of the gentle rivers', Ériu v 54.22 .

(c) of places, perh. in sense massive, broad, vast , Meyer, Bruchst. i § 20 n. Mide m.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iv 52. for Midi m.¤ , LL 185a22 ( Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 32 ). co Maistin maill, IT iii 9 § 10 = Bruchst. i § 20 . in m.¤-mag, Cog. 122.23 .

Cf. further: adlaic damsa ech m.¤ moṅgach, LL 45b20 = MS. Mat. 489 , RC xxxvi 263 § 21 (where `ech' denotes figuratively a stretch of territory). nasc m.¤ mná nāre Etair, Metr. Dinds. iii 104 (where `nasc' seems used of a stretch of coast or reef of rocks). dar muir ┐ dar mallcladh, Anecd. ii 41 § 17. adrochair Aillen . . . tairnic a mhaill-néill heavy clouds, i.e. stupor (?), Acall. 1749. tugadh a mallthréda muc, TBC St. 67 . m.¤-tréad muc `a large herd of swine', Atlantis iv 170 . maill-tréada muc ┐ caorach, Each. Iol. 7 . fá mhallbhruachaibh na motharmhala (of eyebrows), Todd Lect. iv 96 § 38.

(d) common epithet of the eye, always complimentary (cf. Dante, Purg. vi 63 ), slow-moving, steady, gentle? rinn roisc a minchinn is m.¤ , ACL iii 308.5 . mall-rosc mór meicc ríg Hérenn, Ériu iv 96.2 . as a derc ra-mhoill ra-glais, 112 § 7 . súl-mall ` soft-eyed ', 116 § 19 . ríoghan an ruisg mhoill, A. Ó Dálaigh i 4. matal ríogh mallṡúilech Múaidhe, KMMisc. 170.14 . maighdean mór mílla mallrosgach, Ev.Inf. (LFF) 235 § 68.1 . In dwanda-compd. with other adj.: a ruisc mhaillréid, SG 265.6 .

(e) used of women or young persons, in complimentary sense, implying dignity, gentleness or modesty of demeanour: Eaba in m.¤ mhór, Ériu iv 112 § 8. [ac tab]uirt duit mna moilli, ZCP xiii 17.17 . mná malla, SG 65.16 . mo chean don mhoill úir iodhain, Gofraidh Fionn v 24 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ). macān m.¤ secht mbliadan, ZCP vi 266 § 2.

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Forms: m., moil, moil, mula, mul

n o, m., an axle or rotating shaft, esp. the shaft of a (horizontal?) mill-wheel. m.¤ , Laws i 124.18 (one of the parts of a mill). herintiu .i. cloc beg bis for cinn in muil, uirri impas in m.¤ , 140.19 Comm. muilend .i. m.¤ ┐ hond (.i. ar issed deide as maillem i mmuilend), Corm. p. 29. mátan maglorci amal m.¤ mulind, FB 37. BDD 85. co suifid fuil m.¤ for lár ind liss, so that the blood would turn a mill-shaft, IT i 105.14 . la tascad in muil, Hib. Min. 70 § 2 = moil, Rawl. rí Mide na mmol `of the mill-shafts', Arch. Hib. ii 85 § 48 = LL 185a54 . In wider sense: m.¤ túrnach `stock of spinning-wheel', O'Gr. Cat. 143.6. Fulacht na morrigna . . . crand a roth ┐ crand a m.¤ . . . ┐ dā nai rethlenn as an moil sin axle (of a cooking-spit), Mackinnon Cat. 133.10 (treated as ā, f.). mul na róithléan, 1 Kings vii 32. mula axle-trees , ib. 33 . mul `an axil', Eg. Gl. 522. See 2 mol.