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aithis

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aithis or dil.ie/2716

Forms: a., aithis(s)i, aithisse, athais, -scél

n f. See Vendr. Lex., Lochlann ii 214 . n a s. a.¤ , n a p. aithis(s)i, g p. aithisse, g s. (mid. Ir.) aithise. Later also athais.

(a) insult, reproach, reviling. gl. dedecus, Ml. 100b4 (opprobrium, Psalms lxxvii 66 ); contumilia, 62c15 ; calumnia, 54c11 ; opprobrium, 36a1 ; improperia, Wb. 6c29 ; conflictio, 29b10 . aithissi, Ml. 90d17 . dorat Saul athissi foir, 54c16 . trisna aithissi (trisnaithissi MS.), 110c9 . donaib ulib athisib gl. ad probra . . . omnia, 33c7 . iarna aithisib, 54c10 . figor na n-aithisse, Thes. ii 253.15 . trist do tabairt for nech nó a.¤ `to lay a curse on anyone or revile him', Mon. Tall. 141.24 (§ 36) . atrubairt-sium a.¤ móir ra Fergus, TBC-LL¹ 6136 . ail dno .i. ail leasanma lenas do neoch no athais mbrethri cidh tria cuidbius cid cen cuidbius, BB 299a13 . dobert cach dib aithisi mbriathar diaraile, D IV 2, 77va39 . ána athise `quick to revile' (of women), Tec. Corm. 30.z . a.¤ do-berar do Dhia blasphemy, ITS xxix 107.30 . ag sgeith blaismhémiodh aor ┐ aithisiodh, Desid. 4293 . athais gach aoin orra (a curse), BNnÉ 257 § 215 . aitheis oireachtais the reproach of an assembly, IGT Decl. ex. 1015 . As quasi-vn.: ag a.¤ ┐ iomcháineadh air, TSh. 473 .

(b) disgrace, ignominy: is aithiss doibsom cid anísiu .i. cen precept don aís anfiss, Wb. 13b11 . ni aírmithi ar a.¤ a mbás nisin ar asreracht, 15d12 . ar athis leusom a nintamail fria ndeu they are ashamed, Ml. 138c10 . ar aithissib dunni, 91a6 . domrosat fo baithis gil / nim reilce i n-athis n-oenḟir, Trip.² 1633 `ne me laisse en la disgrace de personne', Études Celt. iii 101 . ba ha.¤ leis a ingen do brith macc do, Rawl. 143a26 . beth fo athis he would be disgraced, LU 2932 . nar bad athis do Mend . . . dunad ┐ longphort d'ḟalmugud dó, TBC-LL¹ 4540 . nach raibhi athais na mebul do Priaim in gach ulc doronsat Grec fris, BB 422a6 . d'a.¤ as an insult, Dán Dé ii 19 .

(c) Concr. blemish, disfigurement: athais maíli fair, BDD² 1163 . d'imgabáil a hathise / ar nách acced nech a cned `to escape her blemish', Metr. Dinds. iii 30.66 . bid athis duit (of a healed wound), LL 14348 . ail ┐ anim ┐ athis, TBC-LL¹ 3020 . on ┐ ainim ┐ a.¤ , RC xxiv 278 § 15 . corab athais for do curp-su, YBL 172b50 . trí aithise . . . d'O. . . . a bheith cluaslom dó ┐ a dhéad do dhubhadh ┐ a anál do bheith bréan, Keat. ii 4399 .

COMPD. ¤-scél: aithisscél ` shameful tale ', CCath. 5580 v.l. (aitscel, text, cf. aithscél(e)?).

2 mael

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 mael or dil.ie/31243
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: Mael

n ā, f., (same word as 1 mael).

(a) a cropped head, close-cut hair; by extension crown of head, poll . ro suíg a folt inna chend cor bo suas maeldub demischas [leg. mael demis chas] chirdub ba forcsi fair, FB 27 ; cf. mael demis chirdub for cechtar de, LL 252b16 . mæl dub demsidi fair, FB 37. m.¤ gárb fo[r]suidiu `rough cropt hair', BDD 38. teóra máela foraib, 117 . días máel . . . im fer co folt, 87 (expld.: it é a dá glún imma chend, 88 ; `two bare hills' Stokes; rather two cropped heads). ic sliachtad a maíle, 1380 . nos-berr in gilla mail fair cosin claideb crops off his hair, Ériu i 118 § 10. a mbui fo mail (i.e. when he was a boy; allusion to custom of cutting a boy's hair at age of seven), Anecd. i 51 § 9 , cf. note, ZCP xi 162 . (fig.) do chuir Éire trí monga ┐ trí maola dhi (i.e. three alternate growths and clearings of forest), Keat. i p. 96 ; cf. mael .i. machaire ut est . . . teora maela ┐ teora monga .i. caille, H 3.18, p. 626 ( O'Curry 1371 ). máel glé find fair mar bó ataslilad 'he had a high crest of hair, bright, fair, as a cow had licked it' TBC-LL² 1204 . In wider sense of head, poll: snúadh óir . . . ar a mhaíl, IGT Dec. ex. 953. tarla an loirg-fersad . . . a mullach na maeili do C., Celt. Rev. iii 212.7 . ó chluasaibh a maoile, O'Rah. xx 8. Meton. a crop-headed person: augra in dá túathmaíl `of the two tribal slaves', BDD § 168 App. ( LU 8022 ) = a. do dā moghud, § 16 .

(b) dishorned head of an animal (used for food)? In the Tech Midchuarta at Tara a `mael' was assigned as portion to the dáilem, tannaire and rechtaire respectively, see Petrie's Tara 203.13, 204.4, 206.20, 23 , LL 29, diagram . rannaire . . . arrospetti mæl, 29b46 = ardospeti moel, YBL 419b39 . maíl na cethra dóib uile i tig ind ríg, Metr. Dinds. i 24. See also (d).

(c) of a convex or rounded surface resembling the crown of a head: a flat-topped hillock (common in place-names): na tri Mæla Mide, TBC-LL¹ 6026. na tri maola Midhe, Anecd. ii 52.14 ; see also formáel. do ling do mhaoil an talman, ZCP x 295.14 = do maoilind talman, TBC-LL¹ 3890 (St.). for maíl maige maith, ZCP xi 109 § 17. sruthair na Maile Chind Tire the Mull of Cantire, CRR 10. de'n mhaoil mhongach (of Howth Hill), Hard. ii 224.1 . Possibly also AU ii 30.2 : maidm Maile dergi. The name Mael was sometimes given to a large flattish stone: LL 30b35 , cf. RC xv 282 § 21. Maelblatha (name of a stone in the refectory at Iona which seems to have been used as a table or buffet), BColm. 58.20 . Of buttocks: ó mhaolaibh a más (= usque ad nates, 2 Samuel x 4 ), Eochairsg. 87.29 (cf. similar use of mell).

(d) some part of the shoulder (shoulder-blade or scapula?): co torchair C. . . . co ndechaid a mǽl as a gualaind, TBC-LL¹ 1184. comard fri fid máel a dá gúaland, Ériu iv 138 § 14. a máolaib a ngúalann, Maund. 173. súist . . . ós maoil a ghualann, Gadelica i 43 ( PCT 269 ). Cf. ulcha . . . fair go roichionn tar a maoil-īochdair sios, ZCP x 279.14 . idir a da máoil 'between its two shoulders (?)' Celtica ii 56 § 28 . In follg. ex. used of some part of a thigh-bone or femur (the lower end-surface?): ro tallad ōl cet i mæl a chnama, BB 372b38 (Dinds. of Port Láirge) = a mael a chnamha, RC xv 433 = for m.¤ cech cnama, LL 169a17 . do máelaib cnám (maelcnamaibh, v.l.) 'thigh-bones' Celtica xiii 9.105 .

(e) name of a weed: mail molchi . . . .i. genus zizaniae, Thes. ii 48.26 (gl. infelix lolium et steriles avenae, Ecl. v 37 ) = maili muilchi, 361 ; leg. maílán, edd. Thes. See 1 mael (g), maelán (III), and muilche.

(f) m.¤ domnaig name of a cattle-disease: bō-dhīth ar fut Erenn .i. Maeldomnaigh, AU ii 438.11 .

(g) m.¤ tened a bonfire, conflagration? (fig.) dorat mael teined tar hilltuathaib Aissia, Alex. 337. Cf. maelán IV.

(h) in Mod.Ir. the sense of convex surface or top = climax in certain idiomatic expressions: thug lán na hadhairce fa mhaoil he gave the horn brimming full, GJ iii 37b (Stair E. Uí Cléirigh). [a] cur maoil air chártaí filling quarts to overflowing, ITS xvii 247.1 .

3 Mael

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 Mael or dil.ie/31244
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: Mael, M(ael), Mæl, Mail, Mail, Mæil, Mael, Maíle, Máel, Maíl, Maíle, Maíl-, Maíle, Máel-, Maele, Maelchroin, Maelduibh, Maeletich, Moile, Maeli, Mailmithidh, Moile, Mailmorda, Maelmbuadh, Mailmuaidh, Maili, Maelruanaidh, Mael, Maele, Maile, Maele, Maele, Mailughra, Máolbethad, Maelecobho, Maile, Maelchræbe, Maelchrichi, Mael-chrói, Maoilidíthraib, Maildoburchon, Maele, Maelfabaill, Maile, Maílfoghamair, Maelghualai, Maele, Maelmochorghi, Maile, Mail, Maele, Maele, Maile, Maeli, Mae[l]snechtai, Maelhumai, Maele, Mael, Maelcoluim, Maele, Mael, Mael, Maelodrain, Maelpatraic, Mailsechnaill, Maelsechnaill, Maele

npr. m. Both 1 mael and 2 mael are largely used in the formation of masc. proper names (rarely fem.).

I Mael (adj.):

(a) seldom alone, treated as o- stem. M(ael), Ardm. 12b1 = Thes. ii 265 , Trip. 317.5 (equated with Lat. calvus, ib. 13 ). Mæl, Rawl. 130a55 . g s. Mail, 119a28 , 127a39 . meic Mail , Fél. 204.30 = m.¤ Mæil , Lism. L. 3976.

(b) in composition with a follg. noun which it qualifies. Maolbennachtaidh, BNnÉ 192.7 (-bhennacht v.l.). Cf. g s. Maelbennachtain, BB 88a22 . Maelcú, Lism. L. p. 315 (father of Brude king of the Picts). g s. Maelcon (of same), AU 583. Moelchú, Fél. 78.22 . Fergussan mac Maelcon, AU 702. Máellecán, Sg. 203 a ( Thes. ii p. xxii ), possibly represents a formation with g.s.

II Mael subst. is largely used folld. by (a) an adj., (b) gen. of a common noun, and (c) gen. of a proper name. a mbōi fo māil, ZCP xi 149 § 9 . ba leanb óc (gl. maol) Ailill in tan sin, Ériu ii 182.8n , ZCP xliv 177 . The orig. meaning in class (a) was that of ` cropped head' or `head', in classes (b) and (c) of `slave' or `servant', hence `devoted to'; class (c) received its chief development after the introduction of Christianity, generally in combination with names of saints (in this connexion the meaning ` tonsured ' may have been implied; it is occasionally glossed calvus). A humorous extension of the usage occurs in the fictitious names Ocmæl-Blongi, MacCongl. 77.23 ; Mælsaille mac Maílimme, 89.5 . Later gilla came to be used in the same way (see ZCP xii 301 , 313 for discussion of the subject). That these names are not true compds. is shown by (1) freq. declension of Mael as fem. subst., g s. Maíle (a follg. adj. being occasionally in agreement); (2) tmesis in poetry: Mael fial Finnia, AU 902 ; feil Mail chōir Canaigh, Mart. Don. Sept. 18 ; Mael caemfertach Cetair, Gorm. May 14 Later they came to be regarded as compds. and in gen. Máel > Maíl or remains unchanged. Both gen. forms Maíle and Maíl- (Máel-) often occur side by side. Maíle is common in AU up to the year 850, then gradually gives way to Máel- folld. by lenition, and goes out of use by 950. (See Ó Máille, Lang. of Ann. Ulster, p. 52 n. ). The follg. lists are illustrative:

(a) Maelcaích: Thes. ii 251.15 (Stowe Miss.). AU 665. Fél. 132.28 . ¤ciar, Rawl. 123b9 . Mælchiar (fem.), MacCongl. 109. 27 . ¤corcrae: g s. Maele Corcrai, AU 878. ¤crōn: AU 837 , 900 . g s. Maelchroin , Rawl. 145a31 . ¤dub: AU 626. Fél. Oct. 20. Moeldub, Fél. 73.22 . g s. Maelduibh , AU 626 , 673 . Rawl. 146e39 . ¤étig: g s. Maeletich , Rawl. 126a31 . ¤find: g s. Moile Finde, MacCongl. 43.11 . Moilfinde, ib. 18 . Maelḟind, AU 912. ¤garbh, AU 932. g s. Maeli Garba, Rawl. 129b53 . ¤gorm, Rawl. 153a10 . ¤inmain (g.s.), Rawl. 153a10 . ¤maith, Rawl. 130a52 . ¤mithig: Maelmhithig, AU 902. g s. Mailmithidh , 943 . ¤mór, AU 548. Trip. 88.13 . g s. Moile Móire, Trip. 88.15 . Maeilmhoir, AU 548. ¤mōrda, AU 873. g s. Mailmorda , 911 . Maelmordhai, 943 . ¤muad: Maelmuadh, AU 977. Maelmbuadh (acc.), ib. Maelmuaidh, 1020 . g s. Mailmuaidh , 1014 . ¤óc, Rawl. 141b8 (a dim.?). ¤odar: Maelodhor, AU 861 , 869 . ¤odur, Rawl. 130a11 . g s. Maili Odræ, Trip. 340.23 ( Ardm. 17b1 ). Maele Odrae, AU 692 , 693 . Maeluidhir, 640 , 737 , 851 . ¤ruanaidh, AU 838. g s. Maelruanaidh , ib. ¤salach, Rawl. 159b 12 . ¤suthain, AU 1009. RC xi 492. ¤temen: g s. Maeltemin, Rawl. 145e6 . Maelteimin, AU 908.

(b) Mael-aba, Rawl. 141b38 . ¤achaid: ¤achidh, AU 895. ¤aithgein: ¤aithgin, Fél. June 6 ( ¤aithgen v.l.). ¤aithgen, Rawl. 130a6 . ¤aithgeain, ib. 5 . ¤aithchen, ib. 11 . g s. Maele aithgen, 129b45 . Maeli aithchen, 155a53 = Maelathgeáin, LL 325 b . ¤anfaid (anfad `storm'?), Fél. Jan. 31. g s. Maile anfaid, 186.1 . Maele anfaid, AU 709. Maele anfaith, 724 , 745 . ¤anfis, Rawl. 122a17 (g.s.). ¤augra, Rawl. 123a52 . g s. Mailughra , BNnÉ 329.12 . ¤bethad: g s. Máolbethad , BColm. 44.23 . ¤chluichi, Rawl. 130a22 . ¤cluchi, Thes. ii 288.1 (inscription). ¤cluiche, AU 913 , 922 . ¤cobho (cf. cob `victory'), AU 646. g s. Maelecobho , 657 , 669 . Maeile cobha, 663 . Moelocobha, Maelcobho, 653 . Maile Coba, RC xvii 195 (Tig.), Mail Coba, 193 . Mailchoba, Fél. 136.25 . ¤craíbe: ¤craibi, AU 918. g s. Maelchræbe , Rawl. 146g28 . ¤críche: g s. Maelchrichi , Rawl. 150b22 . ¤crói: g s. Mael-chrói , Rawl. 128b37 . ¤dithreib: Maoldithruib, Mon. Tall. § 4. g s. Maoilidíthraib , § 24. Maele ditraibh, AU 691. ¤doborchon, AU 328. ¤doburchon, Fél. 152.7 . g s. Maildoburchon , ib. 8 . Moeldobhorcon, Gorm. Feb. 19. ¤dōid (1 doé `forearm'?), AU 957. Gorm. May 13. ¤domnaig, AU 911. ¤domnaich, Rawl. 145d20 . ¤dúin: Mailduin (Clonmacnois inscr.), Thes. ii 286.16 . g s. Maele duin, AU 668. Moeleduin, 669 . Moile Dúin, MacCongl. 3 , 22 . Maeilduin, AU 689. ¤fabaill: ¤fabhuill, AU 890. g s. Maelfabaill , Rawl. 145a6 . ¤fithrich, AU 628. g s. Maile fithrich, 721 . Cf. fithrech `edible sea-weed'. ¤fogai: mac Mæle Foga, TBC-LL¹ 4362 = Maile Ogath, TBC-I¹ 2842. ¤fogamair: g s. Maílfoghamair , BNnÉ 312 § 2. Maelḟoghamair, AU 1086. ¤gaimrid, AU 838. Mailgaimrid, Ml. 56b33 , 68c15 . Maelgeimridh, Fél. 130. 28 . ¤gualai (2 góla `drinking-vat'?), AU 858. g s. Maelghualai , 894 . ¤imorchair: g s. Maele imorchair, AU 750. ¤meda (1 mid `mead'), Rawl. 161a35 . ¤mocherghi (mochérge `early rising'), AU 895. g s. Maelmochorghi , 912 . ¤mracha (O.Ir. mraich `malt'): g s. Maile mbracho, AU 621. ¤na mbō, AU 1005. g s. Mail na mbo, 1041 . Mæl na mbō, Trip. 524.27 . ¤ochtraig (1 ochtrach `manure, mizen'), Rawl. 141b50 , cf. Maelochtaraich, AU 799. g s. Maele octraich, AU 670. Mael-ochtraig, Rawl. 122b17 . ¤oena (O.Ir. oín < Lat. ieiunium?), Thes. ii 286.14 (Clonmacnois inscr.). ¤oenaich, Rawl. 159b10 (g.s.). ¤rois: g s. Maele rois, Rawl. 126a25 . Maeli rois, 122b36 . ¤ruain, AU 626. Fél. Prol. 225. g s. Maile ruen, Thes. ii 284. 26 (Stowe Miss.). Maoili ruoin, Mon. Tall. § 10. Maolrúoin, § 6 . Mailruain, Fél. 8.29 . Maela Ruain, 220.11 . The meaning of the second component is obscure; possibly adj. or npr. ¤rubai (1 ruba(e) `smiting, slaughter'), Fél. Apr. 21. Mailrubai, AU 670 , 672 . g s. Maeli rubae, Rawl. 145b23 . Maelrubae, ib. 27 . ¤samna (samain `end of summer'), AU 970. Rawl. 159b 19 . ¤snechtai, AU 1085. g s. Mae[l]snechtai , Rawl. 143b24 . Maele sneachta, Gorm. May 1 n.5 . ¤teglaig (fem.), ZCP xiii 356.14 . g s. Maili Teaglaig, ib. 15 . ¤tolai: g s. Maele toli, AU 822. Maeli tolæ, Rawl. 126a16 . ¤topair: g s. Maele topair, Rawl. 122b34 . Maeltopair, ib. 41 . ¤tuili, Thes. ii 286.15 (Clonmacnois inscr.). ¤tuile, AU 816. g s. Maele tuile, 671 . Maele toili, 737 . Maile tuile, Rawl. 129b10 . Maeltuile, 160a55 . ¤umai: Maelhuma, Rawl. 122b41 . g s. Maelhumai , 129b52 . Maele umai, AU 681.

(c) Mael Barrḟind, AU 915. ¤Brenainn, AU 1074 (g.s.) ¤Bresail, AU 626. g s. Maele Bresail, 844 , 851 . ¤Brigte, Thes. ii 287.41 (Clonmacnois inscr.). Máel Bri[g]tae, Sg. 202 a ( Thes. ii p. xxi ). ¤Brighti, AU 830. g s. Maele Brighti, 853 . Maelbrighti, 855 . Name of Marianus Scotus author of the Tripartite Chron., MacCarthy p. 4. ¤Chiarāin, Thes. ii 287. 42 . AU 866. g s. Mael Chiarain, 893 . ¤Coemghin, AU 1086 , cf. Rawl. 125a43 . ¤Coluim, AU 956. Trip. 526.10 . g s. Maelcoluim , AU 966. ¤Eoin, AU 930. Gorm. Oct. 20. ¤Ioin, AU 917. ¤Fiachrach, AU 951 (g.s.). ¤Finnia, Thes. ii 288.2 . AU 902. ¤Findia, 901 . ¤Finnen, AU 968. ¤Finnian, 992 . ¤Finneain, Rawl. 143b23 . ¤Fothartaig: ¤Fathardaich, Rawl. 150b9 . g s. Maele Fothartaigh, AU 668 , 669 , 672 . ¤Īsu, AU 966. Gorm. Jan. 16. Maoiliosa, Mart. Don. Jan. 16. ¤Moedhoc (Maedóc), AU 916. Maol mAodhócc (baptismal name of St. Malachy), Gorm. Nov. 2 , Mart. Don. Nov. 3. ¤Maire, Thes. ii 288.3 (d.s.). Mail Maire, ib. 4 (d.s.). Malmori (gl. calvus Mariae), Goid. 108.9 . g s. Maelmuire, AU 902. Mael Maire Ua Gormáin (author of the Martyrology, commonly called Marianus), Gorm. Pref. p. 4 . Mart. Don. p. 186 n . Mael Maire (identified with Marianus Scotus the chronicler), ib. Mart. Don. Dec. 24 . As npr. f., AU 912 , 965 ( ¤muire). ¤Michil, Rawl. 130a23 . g s. Mael Micheil, ib. 25 . ¤Odrān, Thes. ii 287.30 . AU 650. g s. Maelodrain , ib. Rawl. 122a53 . ¤Pátraic, Thes. ii 288.5 . ¤Patraicc, AU 877. g s. Maelpatraic , 846 . ¤Petair, AU 894.991 . ¤Póil, AU 921. ¤Sechnaill, later by metathesis ¤Sechlainn: m.¤ Sechnaill mac Maelruanaidh, AU 838 , 844 , 857 = m.¤ Sechlainn, 842 , 857 . m.¤ Sechnaill m. Domnaill, 947 , 979 , 982 = m.¤ Sechlainn, 984 and follg. Maolechlainn (equated with Malachias), Ir. Gl. 346. g s. Mailsechnaill , Thes. ii 289.12 (inscr.). Maelsechnaill , ¤sechlainn, AU pass. Máeil Echlainn, IGT Dec. ex. 621. Ua Mailechlaind, BNnÉ 315 § 9. ¤Sempuil (= Sen-Phuil `devotee of St. Paul the first hermit'), AU 921 (g s.). ¤Sinchill, Rawl. 123a33 . AU 880.

Under this head may be added Maelmanach (g s. Maele manach, AU 775 ).

maíle

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n , f., (abstr. of 1 mael).

(a) the state of being crop-headed, shorn or bald . In Corm. Y 1091 s.v. ranc ( Corm. p. 39 ), used either of a tonsure or natural baldness , six species being enumerated: rand, issed is seisiud cenél na mæili . . . Ro-maile .i. eter in dā n-ó uili (baldness from ear to ear). folt cas dub fair . . . ┐ ni fil moíle and, PH 1967. etgud ecruthach ┐ maile (a curse for disobedience), LL 215a30 . athis maíli fair, BDD 109. mo chathbarr . . . gach én gébus má baithis | ní bia fó aithis moíle, SG 248.26 . ní dhenuidh maoile 'na gceannuibh, Levit. xxi 5. pudar na luibhe-si . . . do cur ar in maoile ┐ dober an fionnfadh, R.I.A. 23 K 42, 327.4 . tuidmaíle, TBC-LL¹ 4302 , cf. 4325 . TBC-I¹ 2804.

(b) bluntness, obtuseness, dullness (physical or mental): maoile an tairnge, PBocht 79 § 19. lippitudo .i. maoili do bheith ina n-ionaruibh (sc. of the eyes), 23 K 42, 190.19 . maóile radhairc, 257.4 . ra ghréas laoidhe . . . ní fhuil maoile ná mearbhal ` stupidity ', Content. xxii 13.

1 meithe

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n (meth) decay, decline, enfeeblement: fil ar a nemdenam de | maíli methi mochlēithe, LL 216a57 = maíle is meth is mochl., Metr. Dinds. iii 24. meth ┐ methi ┐ mochlēthi da feraib, LL 215a29 (prob. `┐ methi' is an interpolation, cf. Dinds. 18 ).