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accmaing

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Forms: accmac, acfaing, acfuinn

n Earlier accmac o, later a., acfaing, acfuinn f., g s. and n p. -e. Vn. of 2 ad-cumaing. See also under tacmang.

(a) act of encompassing, encircling: doreccacha Mac Roth huad do accmac Slebe Fuaid, TBC-I¹ 3107 . acmac .i. timcealladh, O'Cl. acmac `a circuit or compass', Eg. Gl. 655 .

(b) power, ability, capacity: acmhaing .i. árach no cumhachda, O'Cl. ní roibhi acmhaing etir aigi Laeg do imtheacht uadh, TBC-LL¹ p. 329 note 8 . is sgath uaisleachta Chláir Chuinn / fa nguaisbhearta áigh d'acmhuing in that he is able to emulate their . . . deeds, DDána 102.10 . do-ní mé . . . réir gach aoinfhir fam acmhuinn according to my ability, 101.33 . ní mó ná acfuinn gach fhir / do shirfeadh Dia ar na daoinibh `God asks of men no more than man can give', Dán Dé xxii 33 . déin na deagh-oibre . . . do réir th'acfainne spioradalta ┐ corpordha, Mac Aingil 3772 . amal badh accmaing duit to the best of thy power, ZCP iv 388.15 . an acfuinn do bhí san duine re déanamh deigh-ghníomh, TSh. 2911 . ar ní as fhóille ná ar n-acmhuinn `for less than my best effort', PBocht 17.18 . a mheic Alprainn ní budh fhoráil / deit ar n-acmhaing d'anóir `all the honour we could pay you' Dán Dé xii 12 . eire ós acfuinn dimshníomh a load of trouble too great for her, Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 29 § 4 . gé nach fuil acfainn . . . san Ngaoidheilg aguinn, Desid. 26 . do-ní iad féin broinn-líonta ré biadhaibh . . . tar a n-acfuinn, TSh. 7242 . With gen.: eacmuing na neche sin ability to perform those things, Laws ii 284.14 Comm. acfaing a denma, BB 446a28 . acmaing a ritholma, Cog. 50.7 . acmuing a bfreasta[i]l, Hugh Roe 142.14 . ni fuair a.¤ falmaisi orro, Acall. 7695 . acfuinn uraghaill, TSh. 4195 .

(c) means, instrument, apparatus (somet. in concrete sense): créd í an acmhaind is cóir do bheith ag denamh an bhaistigh? `what should be the outward observance in Baptism?', Carswell 231 . dobeir . . . trelamh ┐ acfaing fair, Moling 47 . loscfitir bar loṅga . . . nachbar-bé accmaing ellam rí imgabáil, LL 238b30 `so that ye will not have ready means of avoiding', TTr. 1620 . ca ha.¤ fil acat do cur friss?, Mer. Uil. 57 . uile acmoinge marbtha daoine, TFrag. 234.18 . níor chaomhain . . . a neart Samson . . . ná aon oile aon-acfuinn dá mbí ann ar ghuaisibh an bháis, TSh. 612 . cheanglas céadfadha an chuirp ┐ acfuinne na hanma resources(?), 7906 .

(d) abundance, wealth: as lár haoibhnis ┐ hacfainne from the midst of pleasure and abundance, RC xxiii 20.2 . mar shaltraim ar úr Innse / acmhaing (sic leg.) mo shúl shilim-se copious tears, DDána 77.4 . do reir acmuinne in othuir = secundum divitias patientis, Rosa Angl. 84.16 . bíodh iomad acfuinne airgid ag neach multas pecuniarum facultates, TSh. 9990 . acfaind ┐ craes ┐ anóir, de Contemptu, 1121 . mar a fuil an medi so do acfuinn superabundantia, Smaointe B. Chr. 6013 . bit acmuinn mor fertana ┐ fuachta is in tsamradh, Ir. Astr. Tr. 124.13 . ca hacfaing loin nó gébhadh what supply of provisions he would get, CCath. 1478 . cen acfuing tṡloigh innti dó do frestal catha sufficiency, 1225 . Cf. nach ḟuil acfainn catha aca am agaid si (sic leg.) CF 597 . do b[f]agbad acmaing comad cath do berad, Cog. 130.17 .

Note also: do fhagaibh do ┐ da cloind / Maisi fa maith in acmoing / gan peist. . ./ a tír da ngebdais Gaídeil, BB 18a22 . (see Keat. ii 416 n. 309 ).

aithbéimm

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n (béimm) n. Later m. second stroke, return stroke: no teilg[ed] . . . a chammán arís d'athbéim, TBC-LL¹ 891 . dobert béim do G. . . . ┐ dobert athbéim ina médi , RC xiv 410.5 . tug béim do . . . ┐ dorad an t-aithbém dhó, ITS v 96.12 . in athbéim for bru Chlochair the second sound on the edge of C. (of a bugle), Metr. Dinds. iv 148.20 .

(b) recapitulation: aithbeim forsin dib ciallaib fil isind emulari lesom inso `he has here a recapitulation of the two meanings that are in emulari', Ml. 56b37 . a.¤ forais id. (cf. béimm forais s.v. forus): uinum aithbeim forais lesom anisiu fora uini meri remierbart, 94c13 .

1 anbúain

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Forms: -óin, anmhúain, anúain, anbuana

n f. (2 úain). Also -óin. anmhúain anúain f., IGT Decl. § 13 (g s. and pl. anbuana, O'Gr. Cat. 464.22 ; Smaointe B. Chr. 4089 ). misfortune, trouble, unrest: madh a.¤ galair no eigin . . . air, O'Curry 304 (H 3.18, 167). acht muna fuil anmuain air do brathair no do dearbrathair i.e. unless his relatives raise any objection or difficulty, 296 - 297 (ib. 163). ní choiscfidís sin uile anmhuain aenduine a n-ifrinn, RC xxiv 381.16 . 'gá fhaicsin san anbhuain sin (i.e. without food), Dán Dé iv 21 . d'fhóirithin a anbhuaine ( blindness ), 27 . do luigh ar lár na huaighe / d'fhóirithin ar n-anbhuaine, v 11 . adhbhar anbhóine (: Móire), TD 41.7 . do bi an medi sin do gabhadh ┐ d'anmuain air, Smaointe B. Chr. 4047 . do sgoilt a cruí le hanbhóin (:nóin), Measgra D. 64.84 . ar mbeith a nanbhuáin mhoír dhósan, Luke xxii 44 . ní bhí anbhuain i nUltaibh / ná coimhéirghe i gConnachtaibh, DDána 82.37 . crechaidh U. tria a.¤ , MR 138.2 . faccbais . . . a leabhar . . . le hanbuain imtheachta in his hurry to go, BNnÉ 208 § 58 . mór an t-adhbhar anbhuaine (of the last day), DDána 12.11 . gabhaidh crioth ┐ anbhuain é dismay, TSh. 7453 . ná biodh anbhuain oruibh be not dismayed, Jeremiah x 2 . intinne, anbhuain, crádh, Eg. Gl. 261 . With co: biaid co hanbuain Éri / re forran na fer sin, Fen. 282.19 . Metaph. of a person: Risteard Talbóid anamhóin eachtrann `distress of foreigners', Ó Bruad. iii 134.16 . In phrase: d'úain nó d'a.¤ come weal or woe, see 2 úain.

Cf. anúain.

1 bonn

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n o, m. b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 67.

(a) sole of the foot; foot: b.¤ quasi fond, a nomine fundamentum, Corm. Y 170. ina bond traiged, TBC-LL¹ 2187. co tarla a di bond bána fair so that his two white soles were turned upward (in death), LU 1497 (MU). da bond, 1500 . a mbuind banai forra iarn[a] trascrad, RC xii 90 § 109. glassad ar bonnaib (of damned in hell), LU 2428 ( RC iv 252 § 20 ). buind cholbtha remra leó, BDD² 936 ` ankles (?),' BDD 95. cona assaib . . . ima bunnu, MacCongl. 89.7 . Muire do chumail a céibh / dá bhonnaibh uile, Dán Dé v 27 . o bh.¤ na troighthe = from the sole of the foot, Isaiah i 6. nír cuir do ait a b.¤ é `did not move him from his foothold', Stair Erc. 189. ná ro fágaibh aid (leg. áit) a mb.¤ dá mbiodhbhadhaibh `who had not fled from their enemies', AFM v 1646.26 . do-ber bond ri Banba ṁbind `who sets foot on B.'s soil', Ériu vii 224.6 . inis Magdena . . . cach oen nofuirmed a bond fuirre ni aprad gae, Dinds. 100. mé do lá bir 'na bonnaib `into His feet', Ériu iv 114.21 . gabhla gan greim da a (leg. da) mbonaibh (= bonnaibh, Ed.) `(his) descendants are without a patch of ground to stand on', Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 30 § 8 . leithed do bhuinn do ghabhail dhuit do chrich n-Uladh, TBC-LL¹ p. 869 n.4 . go dtógbhaid ar a bhonnaibh é set it (viz. an upturned tortoise) on its legs again, TSh. 3907. céim a b.¤ , DDána 49.11 . is mithid damhsa bann (b. v.l.) do bhaile `tis time . . . for me to foot it homewards', Ó Bruad. ii 240.5 . Note also: guidmid buind a chos (mistransl. of adoremus scabellum pedum ejus, Psalms xcviii 5 ), Smaointe B. Chr. 5428 (see p. 307). ní ghríosfuinn aghaidh mbuinn mbáin, IGT Introd. 20 § 81.

Extended applications: hoof of horse: buinn na n-each, Keat. iii 1024. do[n] nesgoit boind . . . geir mairt . . . do chur 'na bond, Celtica ii 38 § 18 . sole (of shoe): bróg . . . / nar bhean tall a bél fa a b.¤ `whose upper was detached from its sole', Bard. Synt. Tr. 2.z . bunnaighe lethair = `leather soles', RSClára 114a . i mbonnaib bur nguailled (?) `in the bases of your shoulders', CCath. 5039. do sgar méidhe is bas re b.¤ ` trunk ' (Gloss.), Measgra D. 14.9 . Of trees, hills, etc.: ó bhonnaibh craobh n-uar n-iobhair, DDána 99.18 . i mbonnaibh beann / 's i gclochaibh aolta Éireann, 100.12 . ? fan mb.¤ ccaluidh, Bard. Synt. Tr. 1.6 .

In phrases: co torchratár bond fri bond ┐ méde fri méde, LU 6510 (TBC). ? co farggaib bond fri méide díb, LL 32302 ( TTr. 1490 ). co mbenadh bond fri medimedi fri aroile acu (of slaughter), Aen. 2230. an b.¤ ar an mb.¤ oile `one foot trips over the other', PBocht 16.29 . ro thuitseatar b.¤ ar bh.¤ , Duan. F. ii xxxix 62 . do bhí a bhiodhbha b.¤ ar bh.¤ , DDána 86.20 . lurech dé dum imdegail / ota m'ind gom bond (: brond), RC ii 113.4 . ó mullach a chinn conice a bonnaigib (form ?) (= corpus totum), Lat. Lives 84 § 78. o cennaib co bondaib `from head to foot', Cog. 152.11 . om chind codam bond, LL 370e48 = com' dá bonna, Arch. Hib. iv 207 § 18. o mullach co bond `his every joint and limb', Grail 2349 . ó bh.¤ go bathais, Parrth. Anma 1431. marcaigecht a ndiaid a b.¤ (of a corpse) `rides feet foremost', Ir. Review 1912, 250 § 12 . ? betit buind ri harissu, LL 9827 (TBC) = biait fuind fri airise, TBC-I¹ 2057.

Compds. With nouns: .x. mbenda bonn-adharc buabaill blaith `of trumpets' (Gloss.), Ériu ii 4.3 . bondbaine whiteness of foot, Prolegomena 43 § 26 . bonnc[h]osa bana (of fallen warriors), CCath. 6100.

With adjj.: don bondbáin (applied to B.V.M.), ZCP viii 563 § 19. do shluag bhoinnghel tolcha in trír ` white-footed ', O'Gr. Cat. 470.20. ar shluagh bhonnghlan chaomh Ó gC., DDána 95.21 . troigh bhoinnleasg as comhdha cean, 68.42 . ursa sluaigh bhoinnleasgaigh Bhreagh, 75.12 . lanbhile buinnlethan broad-trunked , Ériu v 182.18 . a bhuinnsheing aird fhorbhfáilidh, DDána 80.16 . brosgur bunn-luat[h] (bondluath, v.l.) . . . do tabairt gus na doirrsib `a quick-stepping . . . dash', Celt. Rev. iv 12.2 . With adj. derived from noun: le taoibh gach bhile bhuinnchleachtaigh ` crooked-trunked ' (see 2 clechtach), Aithd. D. 4.10 .

dedlaid

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Forms: dedlaid, deadlaidh, dedlaigh, nosdedlai, nosdedland, deadhlann, ndeglum, corodeglat, deglaidis, dedel, dedél, dedelum, degheolum, rodeghlais, rodedail, -deghail, rodeadhail, rodeghail, rodeadhailsead, rodedlaithseat, rodeighlisiod, deghladar, deadhaltar, deglaiter, rodedlad, dodedhladh, corodeglad, deglad, dedhailti, dedlai, dedlad, dedail, dedél

v -i-, denominative of dedail.—ACT. pr. ind. 3 sg. dedlaid, Laws iv 284. 2 f.b. ; 286. 2 . ; v 360. 4 . deadlaidh H 2.15A, 14 b . dedlaigh, BB 452 b 40 . nosdedlai (: co ndremnai) SR 8348 . — nosdedland, LL 135 a 43 . deadhlann P. O'C. from Keat.—subj. 1 pl. go ndeglum , ACL iii 240 st 43 . 3 pl. corodeglat, ZCP vii 269 § 8 . —imperf. 3 pl. deglaidis (mod. deighlidís), Éigse Suadh 99 .—e-fut. 1 sg. ní dedel (i.e. dedél) BB 270 b 1 (deidél, Lec.). 1 pl. ná dedelum (i.e. -élum), CCath. 1703 (v.l. degheolum). s-pret. 2 sg. rodeghlais, ZCP iv 384. 34 . 3 sg. rodedail, LU 47 a 39 . LL 33 b 10 (ca. 1000). 257 b 20 . CCath. 2053 (v.l. -deghail). rodeadhail, BB 36 b 48 . rodeghail, Acall. 3451 . 3 pl. rodeadhailsead, Dinds. § 79 (v.l. rodedlaithseat). rodeighlisiod, TFrag. 192. 11 .— cor deghladar , RC xviii 193. 7 ( Tig. A.D. 1162 ), depon. ending added to the stem of present. PASS. pr. deadhaltar, P. O'C. deglaiter , BB 309 a 35 . pret. 3 sg. rodedlad, LL 160 b 32 . 191 b 24 . BB 359 a 25 . CCath. 3259 . YBL 338 a 28 (-dh). dodedhladh, AFM v 1582. 9 . corodeglad LB 191 b 27 . nír deglad , 238 c b 11 .—pc. pl. dedhailti, CCath. 5276 . —VN. dedail, q.v. RHYMES : dedlai : dremnai (d s.) SR 8348 . dedlad : sedlad, LL 191 b 27 . dedail : debaid, ib. 257 b 20 . : meraig, LL 211 b 39 . dedél (fut). : chél (fut. ) BB 270 b 1 .

I Trans.

(a) disjoins, severs, parts, separates (from : fri, Mid.-Ir. ri, la). Glossed by deiligid, H 2.15A, p. 14 b , and frequently joined to this (as also to scáilid). deadhlaim I separate, divorce, sever, part, put asunder P. O'C. deadhaltar is parted, ib. — nosdedland Sruth Danai aniar, LL 135 a 43 . nosdedlai, SR 8348 . dascáiled...dodedladh ┐ dodeliceadh in buiden sin re chéli, YBL 338 a 28 . rodedlad rafucsat slóigh, Rawl. 79 b 25 . rodedlad de, 163 a 6 . dind gili druing dedlaid graig, 147 b 48 . tuc in clérech in cend frisin médi. anndar lat nír deglad riam iat, LB 238 cb 11 . rolaad isin roth coro deglad a ṅdeich renda a chorp, ib. 191 b 27 ( PH 1212 ). doḟás gairbhe san ngaoith...┐ dodedhladh ré roile an long ┐ an tarthrach, AFM v 1582. 9 . rodedlad friu lucht tuscairnte na comairli ┐ rodíchennait, CCath. 3259 . Teamair is Ériu ... rodosdeadhail drong dáinech BB 36 b 48 . deglaiter, ib. 309 a 35 . noco rosdedhail bás, ib. 2053 . deadhlann an bás an duine ┐ a ṁaitheas saoghalta, TSh. 17. 3 (v.l. from P. O'C. s.v.). Nathfraech icar deghlad na deighḟir from whom the nobles branched off Caithr. CC 31 § 50 . — Parts from, saves from : Temair breg baile na fian : rosdedail Dia ra domiad, LL 33 b 10 = Ériu iv 92. 1 . rocurad rosedlad sé : rodedlad ra doenmige, LL 160 b 32 . 191 b 24 . BB 359 a 25 .

(b) diminishes, lessens , opp. tuillid `increases' : nofríth i saltair Dé déin : sech ní tuilliub ní dedel : ó init co cáisc ní chél : a Caisil robái Benén, BB 270 b 1 . Leb. Cert. 60. 2 .

II Intr. parts, separates : dobertsa mo bréithir ná dedhelum (v.l. degheolum) don chur sa, CCath. 1703 . ón ló rodeghlais frim, ZCP iv 384. 34 . ón lo rodeghail rinde co ham na húaire seo, Acall. 3451 (v.l. dodealuigh, BLism. 181 a 1 ). rosdedail fri Isaac, Rawl. 73 a 26 . co rodeglat immale, ZCP vii 269 § 8 . rodeadailseat oc Beluch Dá Liag, Dinds. § 79 . dorónsad comrádh tairisi ┐ rodeighlisiod iartain, TFrag. 192. 11 . cor deghladar cen tṡíth cen cath RC xviii 193. 7 .— orba dúthrachta dedlaid fri fine, Laws iv 284. 2 f.b. ; 286. 2 . fuidir dedlaid fri fine, ib. v 360. 14 . co cenglum ár corp sin chath: go ndeglum re port pecthach, ACL iii 240 st 43 ( Hy Maine 122 b ). gurob ann deaghluidh re Tír Fiachrach i naimsir ṁarbhtha Tailtigh, Hy Fiach. 126. 11 . cuin dodheaghail risin mbruidh, BB 40 b 46 .— ABS. ropo chrúaid leo far ṅdebaid: rodedail gleo i nuarcollaib, LL 257 b 20 . — IDIOM. gid ed sin chena dedlaigh ar comáin ort grates persolvere dignas non opis est nostrae ( Aeneid i 600 ) BB 452 b 40 . Aen. 354 .

MOD. deighlim: do deighil se he divided GJ xvi 183 . Deighlim in the sense of Eng. `deal' (of cards) seems a loan from English: deighilmís...do dhein sé na cártaidhe ┐ do dheighil an crobaltach iad, GJ xvii 34. 23 . Cf. mod. deighleáil, déaláil in the same sense.

gábait

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Forms: gábaiti

n (length of vowel doubtful) a piece, a section, a division of the body (?) : co tarat bvlle do chlaidib dó co ndernai dá gabait de, TTr.² 962 , cf. TBC-LL¹ 1999 . dofuitet a c[h]eithri gabaidi (gábaiti , LU) for talmain, TBC-I¹ 1310 . tucastar béim tanaise dó urtharsna conid in oenḟecht rángatar a tri gaibti rainti co talmain uad, TBC-LL¹ 1901 . atchondairc a archoin na gabtib rointi, 1038 . fecht dia tánic sunda, mar cach ngábit ngalla | ... bó da búaib dar Banna [= ṅgaibit ṅgalla, LL 214a37 ; ngabait (: tāinic) ngalla, BB 397a27 ; ngábhaid (: ttainic) ngalla, B III 1, 78b6 ] like any foreign object (?), Metr. Dinds. iv 70.10 . gabait cliss a part (usually of the body) cut off by a skilful sword-stroke: dobert athbéim ina médi conid i n-oenḟecht condráncatar a da g.¤ chliss dochum talman, RC xiv 410 § 20 . Cf. 420 § 38 . cach bali ba réid dó na chomraictis a gabti cliss rainti mon echraid, TBC-LL¹ 1927 . ┐ se faen fotharsna ┐ a gabhaidi clis inairdi fair, ib. p. 247, n. 2 (here it seems to be used of a sod cut from beneath him and cast upon him).

Medai

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n pl Medes : síl Madue Meda míne 'the fair Medes are the race of Madai', Sex Aet. 102 § 70 (39) . Parthi ┐Medi ┐ Persa ┐ lucht Mesapotamia, PH 5380 . ro eirgetar Meadai ┐ Persai ┐ Pairthi, Alex. 240 . tiugḟlaith Med, LL 15486 . flaithius Med, ITS xxxix 162 § 275 . flaithius mor-uasal na Med, CCath. 9 . rīogha na nAssardha is Mead, Ériu lxiii 50 § 5 . do Medaib dó-side, Sex Aet. 89 § 56 . ochtar o Meadaib, ITS xxxiv 154 § 95 (F) .

méide

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Forms: meide, meide

n io, m., the lower part of the neck at its union with the trunk (distinguished from muinél = neck proper and muin = upper part of shoulders), nearly always used of the neck of a decapitated body. coland gan cheand ┐ medi gan muineal, Rel. Celt. iv 23 n . ro theip a méide assa muin, Metr. Dinds. iii 258 . tópacht a chend dá médiu, TBC-LL¹ 1311 , cf. 1446 (dia méde), 1997 (dia médi ). i mmulluch in medi , 1999 . contopacht in dá cend bátar for a óen-méidiu de, RC xiv 420 § 38. co tugad in cenn forsin meide, ACL iii 225.33 . co toracht a chend da chul mheighe, Ériu iii 168.2 ; cf. AFM vi 1972.12 (meidhe). isit médi doberthi do chuit [┐ tú cen chend fort LB], Fél. 64.26 , cf. Fél.² xlvi 32 . tre n-a mheidhe no cuingead biadh ┐ no caithead (of a headless man), Todd Nenn. 206 n . (<H. 3.17). Of neck attached to head: dolluid banna a mmediu in chind, RC viii 60.9 . pl. meide forderga, TBC-LL¹ 685. meidhi maelderga, CCath. 6084. méidhedha maoilderga, BS 122 § 64. ac tesgadh cenn . . . ┐ méidhe ┐ muinél dibh, Comp. CC 104.17 (meidheach v.l.). ic coimgerradh . . . a méidedh ┐ a muinel, CCath. 5757. bond (méide) fri méide (of corpses lying close together, common phrase to describe great carnage): co torchratár bond fri bond ┐ méde fri méde, TBC-I¹ 1996 = meide, TBC-LL¹ 2652. co mbenadh bond fri medimedi fri aroile acu, Aen. 2230 , cf. 2316 , 2503 . co mbátar búind fri médimédi fri bondaib doib, Alex. 144. cuir-siom bonna fri médhe, AFM 732 (poem). a comardus Cind ┐ Meide Conculainn (names of monuments of Tara), RC xv 283 § 36. Meide in Togmaill ┐ Mede ind Eoin, TBC-LL¹ 1462 (names of the places where Cuchulainn cut off the heads of Medb's squirrel and bird) = Méithe Tog. . . . Méthe nEóin, LU 5293 , 5295.

Transf. of places: méidhe nó muineal gach cúigidh, Keat. i 112 z . tar méidhe trom na talmhan, Studies 1918, 453 § 12 . gaoithméide glenn `wind-swept gullies', O'Gr. Cat. 459.10. See méderad.

méit, mét

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Forms: mét, méit, méite, méid, méd, méid, méda, méit, meid, méti, méit

n (see Thurn. Hdb. 179 ) f. n s. mét, Ml. 64d7 , 87d9 etc. (usual O.Ir. form). méit, Wb. 19d23 , cf. 14a3 , Sg. 30a10 . a d s. méit. g s. inna méite , Sg. 151a5 . In later Mid.Ir. and Mod.Ir. also with non-palatal final & somet. masc. méid f., IGT Dec. § 14.17 . méd (lethan), m. g s. méid, méda, § 38.11 .

Greatness, magnitude (of size, quantity, number, extent, degree); somet. inabsol. sense oppd. to smallness, but more commonly indef. denoting size, etc., in general whether great or small. méit, gl. magnitudo, Ir. Gl. 922. ar meit (magnitudine), Ml. 48c10 . ho meit (mole), 81b4 . huan méit (granditate), 122a13 . inna méite (quantitatis), Sg. 151a5 . hi meit ┐ lagait in greatness and smallness, 26a11 . delb mesarda iter mét ┐ laigit, PH 1968. fon lámthorad méit loighet whether great or small, Cáin Ad. § 53 (advbl.). is i a meid .i. mor ┐ beg, Auraic. 676.

I As subst.,

(a) of amount, extent, degree, folld. by part. gen. or DE: co rofessed méit for serce, Wb. 14d16 . mét ┐ trummae ind rucae, Ml. 87d9 . ar meit in gníma, 48c10 . iar mét a pectha, 77a7 . is dirím méit trocaire Dé, PH 6474. for mét a phéne, LB 154b6 . co méit noíbe, Fél. Prol. 6. co mét ṁbuafaid, TBC-LL¹ 3092. figlem, lēgem . . . cach i mmeit a neirt each according to his strength, ACL iii 314.7 . re ro-met a n-itad, Cog. 52.15 . co ngloir ┐ anoir na meti-sea (= cum tanto honore et gloria), PH 4477 , cf. 4485 . Méit menman high spirit, pride (see 1 menma): leag seol do mhéada menma, P. Bocht 96 § 2 . In alleg. npr.: mac Genna maic Cuitbiudha maic Meite-nach-modh (i.e. excessive greatness or arrogance?), Anecd. ii 57.2 .

(b) of physical size or stature: íar méit chorpdai, LU 2558 ( RC xxv 238 § 9 ). ni ra bi la Ultu láth gaile rosassad leth méite fair who could come up to half his size, FB 91. i cionn a sé mbliadan déc | do ba lór don mhac a mhét, SG 65.3 . ro sháraigh na uili macu ar mét, RC x 188.3 . ra gabastar muad-chloich méti clochi mulind of the size of a millstone, TBC-LL¹ 3728. ingantach leo a roi-mhēd (of a fish), Fl. Earls 64.26 . g s. as attrib.: coica ech dergdond sith-méti of great length and size(?), TFerbe 10 . sluag . . . scíthméite (i.e. so big that it would tire one to count), Metr. Dinds. iii 256.

(c) of number: la mméit inna n-imned, Ml. 95b13 . co méit míle many thousands, Fél. Mar. 17. ba he met in chomthinoil . . . da espuc dec ar tri cetaib, PH 573. rambia fot sáegail ┐ mmed clainne, Ériu ii 210.15 . ni fuil airim ara med do cleirchib, RC xviii 30.33 .

(d) exceptionally in concrete sense: cid ara ndernsat Greic in met romor ut int ech, Aen. 462 (= molem hanc immanis equi, Aeneid ii 150 ). Cf. fer meite coimse `of small means', Laws iv 352.18 Comm. ropo ruiri co ro-méit, LL 127a51 `with exceeding greatness', MacCarthy 154 § 1 ).

(e) common in chevilles: met cath, SR 7235. met gal, 1507 . met rath, 7325 . méit búadae, Fél. Jan. 16. méd n-amm, Metr. Dinds. iii 198. mét snúad, ii 68 . met n-anḟis, Ériu iv 92 § 5. mét barc, LL 8b22 = med mbarc, BB 31a53 .

(f) cia m.¤? how much (many)? cia mmeit (gl. quanta), Ml. 25c4 , (quantum), 26a10 . ce mét aimmser how many times , Sg. 25b16 . ni fetar a rím . . . ca med ros-ordaig Dia pian adbul, PH 7329. ní idir mé gá méad lá, Dán Dé xxii 7. gá mhéd uair doríne an ghoid how often , Mac Aingil 176.19 . cá mhéad ní-sa mhó ná sin how much more , Proverbs xi 31.

II In various stereotyped or idiomatic phrases:

(a) is í (é, ed) mét, with gen. such is the greatness (amount, etc.) of: issí inso méit inna failte, Wb. 19d23 . hisí mét a suidigthe (gl. adeo), Thes. ii 11.40 ( BCr. 18b9 ). ba he mét a n-omain co na boi oen-duine díb cen cretem, PH 2481. ba he med na dochraidi co mba hecin etc., RC xxiv 190 § 1. Similarly: isid méit, Sg. 30a10 . is heid méit, ib. 14 (both gl. quantus).

(b) ní ed a m.¤ (folld. by subord. clause) not only , used in Glosses to transl. Lat. non tantum (solum): ni ed a met demnigmi-ni ar ndligeda not only do we confirm our sayings, Ml. 35b1 . ní ed a m.¤ nad [anad MS.] robae etugud Dǽ desom not only was there no jealousy, 32d10 . ní ed a m.¤ foilsigther ind inne, Sg. 211a10 .

(c) atá de méit (with gen.) so great (much) is . . .: roboi du meit a pecthae-som combu uisse a n-epeltu so great were their sins, Ml. 98c6 . ata do meid a sherce agum co mud duthracht lim feis les so much do I love him, Aen. 679. biaid do met a fergi so great will his anger be, Cog. 94.11 . bá dethbir són ém ce robaí do mét in chotulta boí do mét na athscísi it was natural that the length of (his) sleep should be proportioned to (his) fatigue, TBC-I¹ 1820 = TBC-LL¹ 2471 , where the construction is confused. ata do met is luigtech in dobriathar so weak is the adverb, Auraic. 4232. With poss. pron.: ferais tromṡnechta . . . ┐ baí da mét co roiched co formnaib fer, TBC-LL¹ 625. atá dha mhét d'ulc dorónais . . . nach saílim, etc. thou hast done so much harm, Acall. 3563.

(d) is méite it is much, it is of moment (= Lat. rei interest)? with neg. ní m.¤ it is no great matter; it is not surprising ? ni meite bid machdad forgare forru, Sg. 161b12 ; `not so very wonderful would be command to them' edd. Thes. ni méte dúibsi ni coitsi[d] frinni, Wb. 17b32 (context obscure, prob. corrupt). ní méti do-som an déicsin andiaráid sin, BDD 109 (for suggested emendations of both passages see Ériu x 191 ).

is méite lim(m) I deem it much, of importance; I desire? ba méite limm ni scartha friumm I would fain thou hadst not parted from me (? gl. desiderans te videre), Wb. 29d8 . másu oénadaig . . . fesi dam-sæ la Líadain, | méti la láech nod-fiad | ind adaig ní archriad a layman who would spend the night (with L.) would be fain that it did not wear out (?), Liad. and Cuir. 20.6 . meti [lim] ni badam beó | d'ingnais rig Maige da cheo I had rather not live without, LL 276a41 . meite lais na raitéd in talmain amail sige séig, MS. Mat. 473.4 = meti les no raited in trogain sín sighi se[i]g `he sped over the earth like the darting of a hawk', RC xiii 222.15 . médithir lem na [leg. no?] tairissed cuil . . . form' íarcómla for a déni, MacCongl. 85.6 (where Meyer emends: midithir) may be a reminiscence of this construction (= it would have been all the same to me if a fly . . . had alighted on my posterior?).

ba méite it would be desirable, fitting, natural: bá méte ná cotlad nech oc á imrádud, LU 1368 ( RC xxi 378.11 ). ba méite cach cride rod-car con-bóssad 'it were likely that every heart that loved him should burst', Brislech 668 . bá méte no beth i scélaib . . . a ndoróni Hechtoir, TTr.² 947. (folld. by cond.) ba méte leo ná fagēbtáis a ndoithin debtha co forcenn mbetha . . . Ba méite leo . . . no brufitís múrv na Trói (= it seemed to them they could never glut their desire for combat?), 1465 . uair is e cetna bescno . . . ba mede co mbad leithiu quam gach mbescna it were natural that it should be more comprehensive than any (other) speech, Auraic. 34. méte ann ó chách gan a chleith it were not likely it would be concealed (?), Keat. i p. 192 (poem). ba médi consnaidfi in tíag (= be sure to take great care of), Arch. Hib. iv 204.13 .

For a discussion of the phrase: is (ba) méite, folld. by a dependent subjunctive, see Ériu x 190 - 2 , where Bergin takes it as = it is (would be) likely .

(e) in méit, folld. by rel. clause, as much (many) as; those who (whom): in met fuil o talmain corice suide (i.e. the distance), Laws i 28.17 Comm. in file . . . acras in mhed na dlighenn who claims an amount to which he is not entitled, 58.17 Comm. in met ata a n-oghacht dibh as many of them as are unmarried, ZCP vi 26.19 . na gnéithe . . . nach cóir a ttús chomhfhocal ┐ an mhéd nach cóir 'na ndeireadh those which are incorrect at the end, IGT Introd. § 2. grádhuighim an mhéid grádhuighios mé, Proverbs viii 17. do sgríobhadh na méide a fuaras don tsenchas to write all I could find, MS. Mat. 554.18 .

Similarly with poss. pron. or cach: a méad do lean Lúiceifear, Dán Dé v 12. gach mét do ghairdechus dorinnedur ann, ní féttur a innisin the amount of rejoicing . . . cannot be told, RC xix 146 § 122. gach meit bhias for nech dhe sin, is moidi a anoir leo-som the more of it (tattooing) there is on a person, Marco P. § 119. gach med do arachtus doni the greater your prowess, Aen. 2898.

III As adv.

(a) in méit (acc.) so much, to such a degree: in méit so (gl. adeo), Enchir. Aug. 70a ( ZCP vii 480 ). in meit so (tantum), Ml. 65d5 . in meit se (tam), 93b2 . Sg. 42b6 . Similarly with prep.: arun méit se ni cuming (tam non potest), Thes. ii 6.31 .

(b) méit (acc.?), folld. by subst. in acc. or later gen., as big as = méitithir: dosbili . . . méit gamlías; súili . . . méit chore, FB 91. méit cliab [cleib v.l.] buana in dosbili as large as a reaping-basket, BDD 97. in da míol . . . mett telach no cenn sleibi cechtar de, IT iii 237.76 . anmanda . . . méit eich aighnigh, Anecd. i 53 § 23. Cf. ba meti cend fir in chnú, LL 116b18 . Similarly mé(i)t is: rícisi teneadh . . . met is fiadubla, BB 382b10 . meit is ri habraid a derc (.i. chommeit ri cori), IT i 163.1 . ( LL 208a16 ).

(c) as rel. adv. introducing a subord. clause, as much as, as far as, to the extent that: meit atan echtrainn (= quanto externi sunt), Ml. 72d15 . meit as sochmacht as much as it well can, Thes. ii 2.32 ( Acr. 5d4 ). met nad frithbeir (quantum non obsistit), 36.27 , cf. 19.32 . meid ataí-siu ac cessacht ḟorm-sa, TBC-LL¹ 3695. Similarly with art. or poss. pron.: in mét beta firién in doini, is in méit sin is téchtae doib dilgadche in proportion as men are righteous, forgiveness is fitting for them, Ml. 56a20 . in meit ba glan a chorp . . . is e méit bá glana a ainimm, PH 469. is e a mét ros-lín oman so greatly did fear possess them, 1121 . ba he a mét ro raid so co n-ingantaigtis `such was the force with which he uttered this', 6589 . as e a med ro thuaircset he, Aen. 2329. a mēt rohsantoig nem nār | nach tēt grād inn altōir ūad so much he longed for heaven that love of the altar never left him, ACL iii 306 § 6. beith mar bhím a mhéad as meise mé féin as long as I am myself (i.e. alive), Dán Dé xxiii 17. With prep. ar: is de atberthe in siriti de ar a met no delbad i n-ilrechtaib, FB 75. ar a mét ra thálsat na halma a loim because of the abundance of milk the herds gave, TBC-LL¹ 1591. ni erchoitigfet [na demna] duit ar a mét ro imgabais iat, PH 8342. ar a mét ba forbailid lais in áirc . . . do thorachtain so great was his joy at the arrival of the ark, LB 130b8 . Cf. on meid adaimter i trebad `since (? to the extent that) he is recognized', Laws v 284. 29 , quoted by O'Dav. 1261 with gl. meit .i. uair because (a mistaken inference).

(d) cech méit in proportion (as): cech méit is moo in onoir i mbi nech, is í sin mét is guasacht dó (= quanto maior honor, tanto maius periculum), PH 4114. cach mét ro fhás in gorta . . . is é mét ro erig menma . . . na crechaired, LB 154b18 . Similarly: nach mét bes n-ire ó Adam (gl. quanto posterius quisque), Enchir. Aug. 86b ( ZCP vii 485 ). cacha ra ba di mét a thurse great as was his fatigue, FB 85 (= ce ro bai do meit a toirsi, Eg.) is a contamination of this construction and II (c).

(e) in later lang. with art., folld. by subord. clause, in so far as, inasmuch as, because: dogeb-sa ó Día, an meid as dalta damh é, co ticfidh a trocaire air since he is my foster-son, BCC § 314. an mheid nach lor leat … sinde do bheathughadh, Carswell 2073 , see also Éigse ix 5 . ionnas gur ttugadh, an mhéid gur dhuine é, díol ceart do Dhia inasmuch as he was man, Ó Héodhusa 55.16 . thug [Dia] úghdarras dó . . . an mhéid gurab é mac an duine, John v 27. gurab é an tAthair is tosach don Tríonóid, an mhéid go bhfuil, ┐ gurab uaidh do geineadh an Mac inasmuch as He exists (i.e. is Being), Eochairsg. 38.23 ; 76.23 . With art., followed by agus (ocus): an mhéid agas go bfuilmaoid ar ar dteagasg lét easbul naomhtha, Carswell 1067 . an méid agas go bfuilmaoid diumdhach dhīnd féin, 845 . in mhéid agas go raibhe sé 'na Dhia, 469 .

(f) dá mhéid however great, much (late): is beag gach sochair dá mhéad, Content. vi 188. dá mhéad bhios ag cor 'na cheann no matter how many are against him, xxviii 58 . dá mhéid eagna ┐ neart bhíos aca, TSh. 3500. an tí chuireas a dhóigh i nduine dá mhéid, 618 .

See also méitithir.

? midáid

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n part of the body of an animal: o médi co midáid from neck to rump (? of a bull), IT iii 246.92 (LL).

mullach

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Forms: mullaig, mullaig, mullach, mullaige, -i, mullach, mullaighi

n o, m., (mul) also treated as s, n.: d s. i mullaig , TBC-LL¹ 1203 ; tria mullaig in chínd, PH 8158 = LB 252a57 (perhaps we should expand mullach). n p. mullaige, -i.

(a) the topmost part, top, crown , generally of a convex surface. din mulluch, gl. vertice, Thes. i 494.31 ( Tur. 140 ). mullach, gl. culmen, Ir. Gl. 1007. di mulluch int slebe, Ml. 58c4 . co mullach na taulcha, TBC-LL¹ 1209. co rom-adnaichthi i m.¤ Temrach (= in cacuminibus Temro), Lat. Lives 22. a p. mullaighi na cnoc, CCath. 2352. co mullach in chairnn, Acall. 7692. m.¤ tighe, gl. doma, Ir. Gl. 838. i mm.¤ thuir, LB 136a27 = Todd Lect. vi 53. a m.¤ caislen Tuama, RC xviii 288.20 . a m.¤ áiteadh árd, Proverbs viii 2. co tuc bulli . . . hi m.¤ chind a brathar crown (of head), PH 855. mullaigi a cend rempu head-foremost , LB 156b45 . ar ammus a chendmullaig, TBC-LL¹ 913 , cf. TBC-I¹ 1961. do thuc bulli . . . i mmulluch in médi , TBC-LL¹ 1999. co tarrla in tṡleg . . . a m.¤ a hochta, Acall. 7710. co mulluch a ghualann, 325 . a m.¤ a láirgi (= buttock?), Comp. CC 107.7 . a m.¤ a cercailli the top of its circuit (i.e. zenith, of the moon ), ITS xiv 44.27 . a m.¤ na firmaminti, 88.9 . a m.¤ in medha[in] lae at high noon , O'Gr. Cat. 246 y . cach mball . . . de mulluch co talmain from top to ground (=from head to foot), TBC-I¹ 1931 ; cf. 1843 , TBC-LL¹ 1256 , 1371 , 2496 . corro loisc hé o mulluch co talmin, Mon. Tall. 72. erradh righ Connacht o mhullach co lar (i.e. a complete outfit), Lism. L. 3152. ro scoilt bendchapur in tempuil . . . ó m.¤ co a lár, PH 2896. ó lár go lánmullach (of a building), AFM v 1732 z .

(b) the crown of the head (= m.¤ cind): mullach (gl. meo . . . cum capillis vertice), Gild. Lor. 98. m.¤ .i. mul-ōach .i. cluasach (i.e. a `mul' with ears), Corm. Y 918 , cf. Lec. Gl. 276. dorega ferg Dé it' m.¤ (= in verticem tuum), Lat. Lives 12 = Trip. 60.3 . in bennacht . . . dobiur-sa . . . fort mullach anuas, LL 147a16 = PRIA iii 545 § 14 . a claideb nocht úasa mulluch, FB 87. hi fossud a mullaich, TBC-I¹ 1207 (mullaid LU). ro bui tre m.¤ ind ḟir folt cass, Ériu iii 196.4 . m.¤ Mo Chutu M.'s brain-pan (a relic), LL 370b32 = Arch. Hib. iv 204 § 15.

(c) fig. apex, acme, chief: m.¤ na míleadh, Keat. Poems 732. cnú mhullaigh degban Eirenn `most eminent' (lit. top nut), AU iii 570.16 . ós cionn mullaigh mo shóláis above my chief joy, Psalms cxxxvii 6.

Compd. ¤lethan broad-headed (cf. mul-lethan), FB 37. Acall. 4080 n . gein mhullachleathan mic, Ériu v 80.30 . tairrnge . . . mullachlethan, Fl. Earls 196.3 .

1 Pers

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Forms: Persu, Pearsa, Persaibh

pn m. (fr. pl. Lat. Persae) a Persian : n p. Medi ┐ Persa, PH 5381.6968 . MacCarthy 288.10 ( BB 11a ). Persu, PH 6966 . Pearsa, Ériu iv 174.4 . g p. deired flatha Pers, LL 131a16 . cétrí Pers, CCath. 28 . rí na Pers, Maund. 226 . d p. o Persaibh , CCath. 34 . Cf. presen (leg. persen), gl. persianus, Ir. Gl. 524 .