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1 droch

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 droch or dil.ie/18753
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: drog-, droich-, drochétaid, drochedaig

adj. forming compd. with follg. word. Exceptions: isna drocho doini gl. in malos, Ml. 24b4 (leg. drochdoini?). d.¤ do drochaib, dag do dagaib, Corm. Y 483 . In Wb. appears as drog- before consonants: drogduine, 1c10 , droggnímo, 6a8 , drogscéla, 26b23 . With assimilation: drochomairle (= drochch.), Ml. 72b2 , cf. 23c7 ; drochiall, Aen. 2251 , Cóir Anm. 29 ; drocuit (drochchuit), Cog. 60.24 ; drogniim (= drog-g.), Wb. 6a8 , cf. 25c23 , 27c13 . In later lang. droich- before palatals.

Bad , either in physical or moral sense, oppd. to dag- (deg-) good. Equated with am-: amnas .i. am-innas .i. d.¤- innas, Thes. ii 352.30 . With do-: d.¤-ailchi vices, Laws v 456.13 (gl. doailche). With mí-: d.¤-focul (gl. mifocul ), i 148.6 . mi-rind .i. d.¤-rinn, Corm. Y 882 . mishilliud .i. droch-shilliud, 858 . droch .i. olc, 483 ; .i. gach n-olc, 427 .

(a) With subst. e.g. ¤aer bad air , Maund. 249 . ¤aisling, 139 . ¤amser, LL 360 marg. ¤bás, Fier. 243 . ¤belach: i ndroichbheilgibh, Eochairsg. 17.7 . ¤blath, ZCP i 459.19 . ¤bliadain, ML 6.2 . ¤chairt a bad manuscript , Lism. L. 4527 . ¤chélmaine, CCath. 4051 . ¤delb, Ériu iv 102.17 . ¤diach evil destiny, CCath. 6103 . ¤étach, TSh. 2719 ; g s. as attrib. badly clad (?): mairg do neoch bis co drochétaid (drochedaig , MS.) doichlech, ACL iii 221.19 . do fhóir . . . an mhnaoi nduaibhsigh ndroichéidigh, 3 C 12, 357.8 . ¤ḟágbála evil bequests , Fen. 200.12 . ¤ḟáistine: ag drochfháisdine do Chormac 'prophesying ill for Cormac', BDC 226.69 . is ba drochfháistine dō​-san sin, Keat. iii 3129 . ¤iartaigi evil consequences , PH 3283 . ¤lepaid, TFerbe 701 . ¤lind noxious humour (med.), 23 P 10, 78 . ¤menma dejection, despondency , LU 3958 ( SCC § 45 ); Aen. 691 . ¤rann, Fél. Jan. 10 ; Lism. L. 2113 . ¤rosc, Tec. Corm. § 34.10 . ¤scél bad tidings , Ml. 129a12 ; in moral sense, 86b3 (gl. fabula). ¤ṡín, Fl. Earls 10.5 . ¤thuar, Keat. iii 3131 .

Of moral qualities, actions, etc. ¤airiltiu ill deserts , Ml. 103b5 ; RC xxv 242 § 15 . ¤ammus, BS 2 § 2 . ¤banais : trí fóindil drochbanais 'three strayings of bad womanhood' Triads § 181 . ¤bert, TSh. 5360 . ¤bés, SG 281.22 . ¤breth, ZCP ix 262.13 . ¤cherd, PH 7607 . ¤chiall folly, senselessness , SR 850 ; Aen. 2251 . tria drochcēll, O'Dav. 1000 . ¤chomairle, Ml. 23c7 . ¤chride, KMMisc. 146 § 7 . ¤dál, SR 6934 . ¤enech, Corm. Y 934 ; BCC § 138 . ¤esimplair, PH 7471 . ¤ḟeras : tréde faillsigedar cach ndrochḟeras 'three things that show a bad man' Triads § 197 . ¤gaidhealg (of gramm. faults in verse), IGT Metr. Faults § 149 , cf. § 140.13 . ¤glúasacht an evil emotion: mailli rē claonadh do chum gach uilc ┐ drochghluasachta, Celtica i 189.930 . crēd dā ngoirend tú drochghluasachta?, 189.931 . ¤gním, Wb. 6a8 ; Ml. 90d11 . ¤imchur ill behaviour , ZCP iv 430.20 . ¤impide, Fél. 94.31 . ¤imrád, Wb. 3d5 ; Ml. 83c11 . ¤mian malice , Keat. iii 5630 . ¤ráitechas slander : da'gcleachtadh neoch ar biodh dhrochráiteachus & mhealtoracht, Adtimchiol 210b3 . is aile les sind do bhacadh o droch raiteachas, Adtimchiol 211a1 . ¤rún, TBC-I¹ 1691 ; etlod tri ormath .i. in drochrusc (béim súla, drochsúil, v.ll.) 'stealing away through envy, i.e. the evil eye' Celtica xxiv 35 . TSh. 739 . ¤spirat, ZCP ii 242 § 139 . ¤ṡúil evil eye , Mark vii 22 . ¤thengae, RC xiv 424 § 45 .

With vn.: ¤bualad, Fianaig. 94.18 . ¤corugud an gaili derangement of the stomach , 23 P 10, 15b31 . ní dá bhfuil san leabhar-so arna droichdhearmaid nó arna dhroichsgríobhadh anything faultily omitted or wrongly written, O'Gr. Cat. 360 .

Of persons: droch-amus, PH 5017 . ¤ben, MacCongl. 73.26 . airdena drochmná, ZCP viii 113.21 . ¤duine, Wb. 1c10 ; PH 7419 ; Laws iii 246.6 . ¤ḟer, Corm. Y 427 . ¤ḟorcetlaid, PH 4645 . ¤ḟlaith, MacCongl. 73.27 . ¤laech, TBC-LL¹ 1660 ; BDD § 79 . ¤mac, SR 6148 . ¤rí, Ml. 105b1 .

Occas. as disparaging particle, low in degree, mean: drochdán (gl. fodána), Laws v 108.33 . ferr d.¤-dán dilmaine, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. 16.3 . ¤duine: ní d.¤-duine . . . acht mac airdrigh, CCath. 4044 . cor' marb moran do d.¤-dāinib, RC xviii 167.7 .

(b) With adj. formed from subst. droch-bhlasda ill-tasting , Eochairsg. 69.35 . ¤dhaite ill-coloured , Ériu v 174.183 . ¤delbach, SG 308.6 . ¤gnímach, Isaiah ix 17 . ¤thengthach, Ériu iv 32.1 . With participle: drochcumtha misshapen , RC xxvi 160.6 . ¤chóirighthe ill-arranged, ill-proportioned , ML 134.26 . ¤ordaighthe inordinate , Luc. Fid. 154.7 . Exceptionally with other adjj.: bid tana droichbheo (= tenues et valetudinarii vivunt), 23 K 42, 31.21 .

(c) With vb.: do droch-dénuinn I would do badly, O'Gr. Cat. 135.25 . an té d.¤-gabhus deachmhaidh who takes tithes wrongfully, IGT Introd. § 103 . dia nd.¤-leigistir if it is not rightly treated (of ophthalmia), 3 C 19, 99va14 . do dhroichmheisnigheadar ar gcroidhe have discouraged our heart, Deuteronomy i 28 , cf. Numbers xxi 4 .

droch .i. dorcha, O'Cl. ; dark, obscure , P. O'C. , is prob. due to some special application of this word.

1 les

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 les or dil.ie/29990

Forms: lessu, leas, lesmac, lesmac

n u, m. a pl. lessu, Wb. 27a28 . leas m., IGT § 95 (127.14) .

(a) The earliest meaning, exemplified particularly in the Laws, seems to be relief, redress, remedy . les(a) airechta redress obtainable through court proceedings. Hence also cause, case; affair, matter : is dithre o lesaib airechta is excluded from redress in the assembly, Laws i 84.12 . is luga ro sailter leas airechta an aide do denam di iar n-aís diailtre (a reason why fosterage fee is higher for a girl than for a boy), O'Curry 281 ( H 3.18, 151 ). athgabāil arindī atgaib cāch a less treithe, Corm. Y 50 . no ainfaind-se al an dalai n-ai, acht is andsa dondni do-boing; is he a l.¤ anas it is his relief that is delayed, Laws i 250.22 . im saige lesa suing for redress (after a killing), O'D. 563 ( H 3.17, 440 ). ní gaibiut athgabháil ima lesa, O'D. 183 ( H 3.17 150 ). secht n-athgabala . . . nacon toibget lesa which do not exact redress, Laws v 254.2 . fris tobug cach a l.¤ .i. resi toibgenn nech in ni dligius, i 256. 6 , 10 Comm . na deoradha ┐ na murchuirthe . . . nocha n-indlighthech nemurfaemad a toicheda . . . cid ima l.¤ uodein, cid im l.¤ neich eile whether it be for their own relief or for the relief of another, 86.23 Comm . cach duine um a l.¤ fadeisin, v 284.5 . less coitchenn la F. insin do cāch, a less fesin immurgu dognī F., ZCP vii 300. 26 - 27 = Ériu xiii 46.22 . arda-lesaib labrait(h)er cirt coir `die für ihre Sache reden', ZCP xiv 379 § 43 ( Laws ii 306.4 ). asbér fris do lesu amuil bid leam fén in ceist I will plead your case, O'D. 945 ( H 3.17, 662 ). tacrait-si far less! ol olldam state your case, Anecd. iii 27.17 . cealla . . . o nach acrait airchindig a leasa `do not sue for their claims', Laws v 118.10 . tacra im leas mna nad eta urlabra, tacra la fear nad airbir a leass a n-airecht who does not plead his own case, 252.10 - 11 . atat .iii. [meth] fesa do rig, a fuirired, a faigthe, a dligid . . . a dliged adsuidet lesa . . . co nach mbi ┐c. his due which claims establish(?), O'Curry 805 ( H 3.18, 373a ). ríi túaithe di[b] feraib deacc do lessaib túaithe i.e. when he is engaged on the affairs of the `túath', Críth G. 598 (opp. to fria thaiscidi `for his private affairs'). gell slógad, gell rechtge, gell cairddi; ar it l(i)essa túaithe huli insin, 507 . dá ḟer deac dano dám epscuip do les[s]ib ecalsa ┐ túaithe, 600 . breithem tuaithe fri l.¤ tuaithe, ┐ breithemh fri l.¤ eclaisi, O'D. 535 ( H 3.17, 432 ). cisne lesa donaibh sen tascnat treise? Sloged, cis . . . fuba ┐ ruba, meth feise la rig . . . rot, ramat . . . matter, affair(?), Laws i 230.21 . ni daim enecland anadh cach l.¤ bes dir aurfognum ┐ imchongnum, 228.17 . ba imned la Fráech cen acallaim na ingine, sech ba hé less nod ṁbert, TBFr. 156 . o rogleset in l.¤ frisa tancatar when they had settled the matter for which they came, Lism. L. 2030. Cf. leas .i. cúis no caingean . . . gléodh gacha leasa .i. criochnughadh, no glanadh gach cúise, O'Cl.

In phrases with vbb. do-gní l.¤ x acts in the interests of x, looks after x: ach be nach aile dorona a lesa .i. . . . ni fagbuit neach eile dfechiumnus a caingin i n-aisce, Laws ii 86.y . dognim less na n-anm[ann]a I look after, SR 1196 . ingen Echdach oc báig mo marbtha frim . . . uair nach dēnaim a ll.¤ frit-so, Fing. R. 50 . rap áil do Choin Chulaind less Ulad do denam, LL 9942 ( TBC-LL¹ 2881 ). indis scēla dūinne, ar siat, ┐ dodēnum do l.¤ in cach conuir ambeir, RC x 180.18 . tri fichit rigan . . . / bátar acum i n-aoinḟecht / do[gh]nínn a leasa uili, Acall. 504. Cf. ar nī dēin a l.¤ intī saltras in lā dognī he who walks (thereon) does not prosper the day he does it, ACL iii 225.31 . gé go ttainic mé as / ní dearnadh mo leas san lá, Duan. F. ii 368 § 26 .

Also do-gní do x: Corr Derce . . . / do Ḟothud dogní ard-less, Metr. Dinds. iv 122.14 . do rinne leas nó díoth dhúinn `for our weal or woe it was', PBocht 27.11 .

ro-icc l.¤ see s.v. ro-icc. Add: In RSClára the phr. is usually ro-icc do l.¤ Also once in Carsw.: gach uair dá rigfe sé do leas é whenever he shall need it, 156 . na halmsana . . . do roinn . . . ar an druing ricces do l.¤ (unto those who have need), RSClára fo. 110a . an tan regar do l.¤ leis na Sethruibh a ṡamhail so do ṡáothar do dhénamh, fo. 116a . innach rigend an bhanab náid na Sethracha bráithre túata do l.¤ (where the Abbesse and the Sisters have no need of lay Brothers), fo. 90a . Cf. also ro-s-furic a less in coimdiu (Dominus his opus habet), PH 4373.

Cf. ríachtanas a l.¤ : gidh sochaidhi ita ina riachtanas a leas, Laws iv 162 n . in duine bís it riachtanus do lesa who needs you, O'D. 676 ( H 3.17, 495 ). ro-riachtanus a leas an bídh, O'D. 521 ( H 3.17 423 ). See also s.v. ríachtanas.

fri l.¤ x engaged upon x's affairs : gad ar techtaire .i. re l.¤ fir bunaid rucait on the business of the owner(?), Laws v 492.4 - 5 Comm . ceit[h]re trīr, trī cet[h]ruir, / cuibde re gach l.¤ no matter what activity they are engaged on(?), Ériu i 39 § 6 (`fit for every need'). Ualer lem rom lessaib, Gorm. 14 . mad cumma ech ┐ ech, / . . . / madat comlūatha frim l.¤ , ZCP viii 217 § 2 . ní lim-sa nach carthair, / uair it ráe rem léas (: a ndeas), RC vi 177.100 . inmain triar . . . / ragus lemsa ar chenn in bhuair / inmain triar . . . / do ragat lemsa rom (leg. rem) l.¤ , SG 382.9 . a nglacadh go lompuisneach re na l.¤ , (to take the bare use of them), RSClára fo. 147a . ? inniss dam gach dal ret leass, / co nderntar lim do leges, IT i 123.13 ( TE 9 Eg.).

(b) advantage, good, benefit, profit, interest : ni ar less ro bói and gl. quod erat contrarium nobis, Wb. 27a18 . ni táirci lessu utmille `restlessness causes not benefits', 28 . is oc bar less ataat `they are benefiting you', 25c16 . ni aurdallat dāna sona na maíne mára na lessa for lubra léim, ZCP xi 94 § 31 (Audacht Morainn). nī fess coich less coich amless, 84 § 32 (do.). ni fes cuich l.¤ cúich amles, LU 10822 . aithne eich techtaire fri himrim a leasa `for his [sc. the owner's] benefit', Laws v 190.18 . cech airchindech fritái in[na] (sic leg. ?) lessa who opposes (the granting of) these benefits (ref. to the cleaning of oratory and graveyard and the supplying of altar vessels), Ériu i 219 § 7 . is í dias as dech fail i nHerind im less a tigernae, LU 7692 ( BDD² 1220 ). na tiagat ceím forddail acht ammar as dess ┐ as less, LL 189b41 . na légid bar leas do lot `your interests', Cog. 122.28 . cen chessacht lessa begrudging (another's) good fortune(?), Ériu iii 96 § 5 (`wailing after prosperity'). ar daig lessa sochaide, PH 7991 . robé l.¤ Dē ┐ a choimnesa isna cosaib-sea, ACL iii 232.x . mās é a leas a luadh go grod if it is to her advantage(?), Celtica iv 120 § 39 . eochoir leasa `the key of profit', Studies 1918, 98 § 2 . ar tí mo leasa intending my good, Dán Dé xix 2 . madh é a aimhleas, madh é a leas, TD 4.40 . l.¤ ┐ líth advantage and prosperity : ic tairdeilb do lessa-su ┐ do lítha, TBC-LL¹ 216. o thanic mo ṡiur aness / nocon ḟétaim less na líth, LL 208b26 . as cómhairle ar l.¤ ┐ ar lith Uladh an chomhairle sin, ITS v 8.20 . dia forroghena rīghdha ēcnairc / hi lantt leasaibh (? = hi lesaibh lann on behalf of churches), ZCP viii 198 § 23. ? ní léir leo leas a fighe / aos aitheanta ar gceirdi-ne, Content. xxii 17n .

ar l.¤ x for the benefit of x: leasaighthear libh ar leas cháich / sguird gheal an ghréasa neamhghnáith, Aithd. D. 3.2 . ar a leas nó i n-aghaidh Airt, DDána 100.26 . bheith dé Luain ar mo leas-sa `to defend me on Doomsday', Dán Dé iv 6 . na biodhbhaidh nach bia ar mo leassa `the band set to ruin me', PBocht 24.5 . go ngabhann fearg . . . an liaigh ris, ar a leas, an tan bhíos ag diúltadh aneith budh mhaith dhó do ghlacadh, TSh. 8250. Also ar l.¤ do x; [is] ar leas doib icar tar a ceand `for their good', Laws v 184.1 Comm .

In moral sense: tol Meic Dé cech a ndena / iss e do less rochuala, LL 19086 . do inchoisc a lessai dóib, Mon. Tall. § 23 (135.15) . a n-imtheacht do badh hé ar leas / na seacht róid-se . . . (of ways leading Heavenward), Dán Dé vi 12 . nach creidfeadh briathra Dé ná teagasg a leasa, TSh. 1653.

Especially l.¤ anma: ní l.¤ anma ar sui ardon condíath .i. ni fil ocund nech lessaiges . . . ar n-anmain, LU 583 ( ACC 12 ). bad less do anmae dogné, ná bad less do chuirp, Ériu iii 106 § 48 . ar ghrádh Dé . . . ┐ ar l.¤ a hanma (for the health of her soule), RSClára fo. 67a . Cf. Sentainne ┐ Senbachlach / rop seis srofais a crínḟess / acht nocon adrat Mac Dé / nocon ḟagbat a primless, LL 22273.

Attrib. gen. rop soraid in sét-sa, / rop sét lessa im lámaib profitable, Ériu vi 112 § 1 . lucht lesa supporters, advocates : gémadh maith mo lucht leasa / t'ucht deassa ní mhaith meise, PBocht 21.15 . lucht leasa don bhanḟáidh `favorers', TD 21.23 (votaries ?). mo lucht leasa, DDána 30.9 . For lóg lessa see lóg.

(c) usual hospitality provided for guests (as opp. e.g. to `fled' for special guests): boi leor l.¤ oiged .i. robo leor no lesaiged aegedu, LU 928 ( ACC 79 ). boi l.¤ lán .i. boe-seom co tabrad a lánl.¤ do cach, LU 926 - 7 ( ACC 78 ). ceathrur do dus . . . / is triur fri fleada filed, / dias for coe, . . . / is fria leass a aenuran, Auraic. 2246 . dias for fleadhaibh, . . . / oen coe, oen leas roghnathach, 2250 . cétadaig aigidechta duni do thig a cheli conid lánbiathad dliges iarum in n-aidchi-sin . . . Gnáthl.¤ im̄. dó cech tan rachas o sain immach. ní dlig acht leth-biathad, LL 187a48 . cia lin dam na firfhiled / . . . / for gnathlessaib, for fledaib, Auraic. 2222. See also s.v. gnáth.

(d) care(?); manure(?) (see Dinneen , s.v. leas): an treabhadh ar nech téid leas / ní hé trá as taosga gheineas, DDána 121.3 (`the uncared field', Ir. Monthly 1923, 586 § 3 ).

The follg. exx. are obscure: ar cid a lles issa llūam nott-lūathar air, ZCP viii 104.2 . nam iarrair cosin nalaide cúlaid di maith (.i. dirorben) lessa ar fechtaib, LU 5500 ( TBC-I¹ 1020 rhet.). ré bliadna nir luaid l.¤ / cruaid lé ┐ tiamda a torrches good fortune did not move it(?) (of a delayed birth), LL 7110 (line one syllable short). timpān ri cotlud! ar cách, / l.¤ cecha samna, gním gnáth the special advantage(?), Fianaig. 46 § 6 (`the practice at each Hallowe'en'). lesdruim .i. leas uait [┐ fris] cucut, no leatarsna darin druim bis aicmi muine, Auraic. 988 . sona go ttigit leasa `all is well till claims arise'(?), Duan. F. ii 134 § 40.

Compds. These seem to suggest the meaning substitute, not properly belonging(?) (usually with pejorative sense): ¤ainm nickname, sobriquet : gach frithainme .i. l. a n-aighi a cheile, O'Curry 1763 ( 23 Q 6, 36a ). mifocul mna dia raile .i. in drochfocul do beir in ben ar a cheili im a l., Laws i 148.6 Comm . im on lesanma, 236.28 . tubu n-ainme no l., ii 156.19 Comm . l. lenus (one of the seven kinds of satire for which `díre' was exacted), v 228.26 . mac na mbachlach cusna lesanmannaib, LL 13153 ( ScM. 12 ). ní l. dait . . . Cú Chulaind inappropriate name, LU 8146 ( FB 11 ). ó tócbhail a nGulban gairb / lenaidh don laech an l. / Conull . . . Gulban, Irish Texts ii 6 § 4 . ¤anmad vn. formation from preced.: in glaim dicenn, .i. in tuba n-ainme, no in l., Laws i 240.21 Comm . ¤athair: lesathair ┐ lesmāthair, Corm. Y 798 . ¤chlann stepchildren: raba miscais léside a leschland, LL 218a26 ( TTr. 86 ). idir fhiorchlainn ┐ leaschlainn na heagluisi, Luc. Fid. 2815 . ¤macc stepson: lesmac gl. priuignus, Thes. ii 231.13 . l. .i. prius genitus gl. priuignus, Sg. 38b6 . lesmac, Corm. Y 798 . robo lesmac di é, LU 319 ( ACC Introd. ). lesmac ecalse an undutiful son, ACL iii 313 § 13 . feochoir mo luan rem lesmac, 310 vii § 1 (B. na f.). Tiberius .i. l.¤ Augusti , Rawl. B 503, fo. 7a (Plummer MS. notes). ¤máthair stepmother: lesmāthair, Corm. Y 798 . l.¤ gl. nouerca, Ir. Gl. 48 . huairi cotusaisi a les-mathair on nogatad si cach ni isin thig do cheilib Dé (of Brigit), Irish Texts i 5.9 . breth lettrom lesmathar, LL 4531. Fig. leasmháthair na subháilceadh an conách (noverca), TSh. 8337.

1 mart

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Forms: mairt, marta, marta

n o, m., also mairt (fem. ? see LL 32a7 quoted below); the g s. and n p. marta, if belonging to this word, are due to latter form.

A death , esp. one caused by accident or violence; often a slaughter, a massacre (see Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18 n. 2 ); a poetic word, occurring in rhetorics, prophecies, etc.; interpretations given below are conjectural. By glossators derived from Lat. mors: m.¤ quasi mort .i. a morte , Corm. p. 31 ; but possibly a native word influenced by latter (cf. mortchenn, mortlaid, -laith < Lat. morticinium, mortalitatem). adhbhal an t-ēcht, mo cech m.¤ `greater than all deaths', AFM ii 902.22 (elegy on death of Diarmaid king of Leinster in battle). matan mairt, LU 3007 = SG 235.21 (reference to inundation of Liathmuine); cf. truág in maten maten máirt | rosbí mac Damáin dithraicht, TBC-LL¹ 4138 (`ein Morgen des März?' Wind., but see p. 590 n. 3 and l. 3186 ). marblia mairt a gravestone , Metr. Dinds. iv 94.36 . ? mífocul marmarta `a bad word of great death' (= a prognostication of slaughter?), O'Dav. 628. bebaid Cormac . . . dia mairt i toeb Cletig from his fatal wound (? of C. mac Airt), ZCP xiii 376 § 13 , cf. iii 462.3 . mairt hi Crinda . . . hi foichret sluaig hErend a massacre (? prophecy of battle of Crinna), xiii 376.21 . mairt hi Liphi maig arathá, 377.14 . cid cath Áilbe . . . rob í in mairt for Mumnechu, LL 32a7 = RC xxiii 312 § 39. mairt i mbith Eoch[aid] eolach, IT iii 15 § 36 . in mart (.i. cath) ro bris Cellach, LL 43a48 . i mairt ┐ i tres, ZCP ix 482.22 . pl. ? marta la nuna `mortality with famine' (? deaths from famine), RC xxvi 46.4 (but see márta). dofius [= dofías?] mār fermart, LL 122b48 (Siaburchobra Con. Ch.). bid formach do rigmartaib an increase of deaths of chiefs (?), TBC-I¹ 2058 = rigmartra, TBC-LL¹ 2759.

Of persons killed: māra mairb, māra mairtt, | tri maicc, tri mārrīg, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18.1 = Rawl. 124b5 . beit mairt ili sund many will be slain there (?), TBC-I¹ 2085. ro ḟácsat ocht míli mart they left eight thousand dead, Metr. Dinds. iv 50. co fail sund sin tsleib a mhart (of the hound Calland killed by the Dond Cuailnge), BB 404b26 .

mí-

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mí- or dil.ie/32121
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: míochoingiolla, mmíchomlabrai, mignímu, mí-imberta, miarlig, mibésaig, micerdaigh, miceirdighi, míchlodcha, michlothaigfetar, michlothaigthi, míchóirighthe, miochóruighedh, mídúthrastar, mignethi, mi-tn-imret, nómíonoraigeadh, mitomnadar

pejorative particle, possibly (as suggested by Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 10 , cf. Wortk. § 9 ) orig. a compar. mis ` less ', akin to second syll. of Lat. nimis, a view supported by the compds. miscais `hatred' (<cais `love'), misimbert (see mí-imbert below) and perhaps misceird `evil step' (?), O'Dav. 392. In O. and earlier Mid.Ir. always pejorative, often opposed to compds. with caín-; in later lang. often a mere negative. Used in composition with (I) nouns, (II) adjs. derived from nouns or participial, (III) occasionally with vbs.; often used in etymol. glosses, e.g. milliud quasi mí-shilliud .i. drochshilliud, Corm. Y 858. The follg. list is illustrative only.

I Nouns: ¤accobar m. evil desire , Mon. Tall. § 62. ¤aided m. an evil fate, death: i mi-oidhedh .i. in drochbhas, Leb. Gab.(i) i 108 n. 6 . ¤ailges m. aversion, loathing: mi-ailgis bīdh, Rosa Angl. 270.23 ; 84.4 . ¤airde an evil token: mi-airdi, CCath. 967. ¤airilliud m. ill desert , Ml. 31c5 . todernama . . . ar a mmi-araltib, LU 2750 ( RC xxv 254.17 ). ¤airlabra evil-speaking, bad language: fer mí-urrlabra, CF 456. ¤airle evil counsel , Triads 243. tosach mi-arle malarta, Anecd. iii 16.22 . la mi-airle an áesa feigh, AFM vi 2208.22 . ¤airlech m. slaughtering: oc m. a chéile, TTr.² 1301. ¤airlégend f. a bad (false) reading: tria mi-erleginn, Hib. Min. 9.312 . ¤airmisme f. failing to hit the mark; incoherence: re mi-urmisme briathar (of a drunken man), O'Gr. Cat. 215.21. ¤altar m. bad fosterage , Laws i 168.1 . cen mialtur, ii 164.17 . ¤altram m. ill nurture: féth meic mi-altromma, MacCongl. 93.26 . ¤áradu evil plight: mí-aradha, BNnÉ 305 § 23 (= drochdhíol, St.). meiridhin .i. mi-aradha ` mis-disposal (?)', O'Dav. 1269. ¤aslach n. g s. in mí-aslaig (gl. malae persuasionis), Ml. 28b7 . ¤bal: míobhal .i. drochbhail, O'Cl. cen meirg ┐ cen m. `without obscurity', Metr. Dinds. iii 150.2 ; 224.24 . fo mibail ` ruin ', iv 178.5 . cóir . . . sás Murchaidh go míballa `that M.'s contriving should have unhappy issue', Caithr. Thoirdh. 69.26 . ¤bés m. evil custom or habit: in m. ┐ in mí-chostud sain, LL 231b7 ( TTr. 1048 ). don mnai co mmíbés, 210a58 . ar iumad . . . a míbes, LB 150a57 . ina míbesaib, PH 6949. cosc meirle ┐ mibés, AFM iv 1052.3 . ¤blas m.: fer míblais `of bad manners', CF 456. ¤bolad m. evil odour: do brentaid ┐ míboladh, CCath. 3484. ¤briathar f.: ro forfacaib-seom na mibriathra-sa dhoibh (i.e. curse), BB 266b26 . ¤chádus m. irreverence, disrespect: bannaomh dá dtugadar míochádhas, Keat. iii 865. a tibhraid do micadhus do cellaib ┐ d'ecclusaib, BCC § 127. ¤chatu m. disrespect, disesteem: michatu cuirp, cátu anman, LL 371c40 . micata ar in olaind `the wool is undervalued', Laws v 80.24 Comm. ina cataid coir . . . ina michataid, 392.21 . ¤chélmaine n. and m. evil prediction, augury: intíí doroine in michelmaine, LB 153a14 . ro thirchan mor do micelmaine, BDD 63 St. MR 22.10 . ¤chenél n. and m.: tre burba is tre mícheinél degeneracy of race (?), ZCP xiii 9.12 . Med. of wounds referring to festering, turning septic (?): ceirin ann so bacas don cneid dul a fedanaib linnidan ┐ a rithe ┐ ar micinel fliuch, Irish Texts v 10 § 19 . ar cnedaib teid a michinel, Irish Texts v 11.4 . ¤cheol n. and m. discordant music: ind miceol ro chansatt, RC xiii 6.8 . ¤chert wrong: (as pred.) is m.¤ in modh, Forus Foc. 21. ní bhfuil Dia micheart unjust , Luc. Fid. 223.11 . ¤chétfaid ill-will, grudge: mícheadfadh na bh Philistíneach, 1 Sam. xxix 7 . Jerem. x 10 . ¤chiall f. senselessness, folly , ACL iii 238 § 12. CCath. 5592. ar michēll wildly, at random , Metr. Dinds. iii 362. mar nech ar mícéill one out of his senses, RC xix 44 § 57. roba mer miceill (of a combat), CCath. 6010. gan miceill ` ravings ', Rosa Angl. 198.5 . ¤chinnemain f. evil destiny: in mhicheinneamain, Fl. Earls 34.13 . do bithin michinnemhna d'eirghi do na tigernaigibh, 26.8 . ¤chiúnas m. disquiet, trouble: a míciunass an tsaeghail-se, BCC § 248. ag léiccen an michiúnuis sin cuice, § 231 . ¤chlú n. and m. ill fame, evil report: ráinig míochlú an uilc sin fá Éirinn, Keat. iii 2132. ar miclú . . . ar ndeaghclú, ZCP xiii 181.31 . ¤cheomna: carthain caemna, miscais míchæmna bad cheer, MacCongl. 93.26 . ¤choingell m. breach of covenant, ill faith: feall . . . ┐ mícoingeall, IT ii2 137.1 . michoingell do denamh . . . ar mac nD., AFM iii 524.1 . in fer dorinne in míchongill air a thigherna, AU iii 600.19 . pl. míochoingiolla , Jerem. xiv 7. ¤chomairle f. evil counsel: micomuirle, Ériu v 120.6 . ¤chomall m. non-fulfilment or breach of promise: do mícomhull . . . a ceneoil, CCath. 1646. tria míchomhall a mbréithre, AFM ii 1176.15 . ¤chomlabra f. pl. inna mmíchomlabrai (gl. maleloquia), Ml. 61b26 . ¤chonách m. misfortune, ill-luck , CCath. 2718.

¤chor m.

(a) a bad throw, a miss: tarlaic D. . . . don tṡleig míled cen m. | urchur, Metr. Dinds. iii 134.

(b) legal term, an illegal or invalid contract (distinguished from dochor a disadvantageous contract), ZCP xiv 373 § 35. ma damut a micuru if they acknowledge their bad contracts, Laws ii 286.12 .

¤choscar m. defeat: MR 170.22 . i maidhm míochosccair, AFM iv 1064.22 . ¤chostud m. ill-behaviour, turbulence: in míbés ┐ in michostud, LL 231b7 . mór an t-anḟeth ┐ in michostadh ro boí 'sin Trói, TTr.² 1901. ro ghabh for miochostadh mór friss an bhfhilidh, AFM iii 178. 16 . ¤chrábad m. impiety: lucht míochrabhaidh, Dán Dé xxviii 1. ¤chride n. an evil heart; rancour: ni errachtatar lind . . . ferga na michride, Alex. 896. ¤chuimne f. an evil recollection: míchumne spiride, Mon. Tall. § 88. Forgetfulness: dermad nó mícuimne, O'Gr. Cat. 307.18. ¤chuit f. a bad share, an inferior portion: an mhíochuid, Content. xiii 23. ¤chuitiugad m.: lucht . . . michuidighthe maithesa opponents of goodness, AFM v 1850.2 . ¤chumtach m. misconstructing; (fig.) dismaying: do meath ┐ do michumdach midlach, MR 230.22 . ¤f. evil smoke: is mídé dūn in tene-si, RC xv 297 ( Dinds. 7 ), cf. Metr. Dinds. ii 44.3 . midhe .i. droichtheine, O'Cl. ¤delb f. ill appearance, ill looks: rachondaic C. mídelb ┐ míthemel bar Fer D., TBC-LL¹ 3651. midealb fuirri (= male formata est), Auraic. 473. ¤dénam m. evil-doing: trí mídenum frium, Ml. 71b9 . ar ná dernat mídénom isin tig, BDD 94. Not doing (= nem-d.): ic denum uilc ┐ ic midenum mathusa, BB 239a6 . Bad shape, form; ill appearance ? ag cesacht ormsa am mhídheilbh ┐ a[m] midhenamh, TBC-LL¹ p. 531 n. 1 . ¤dend bad colour: gnúis credhbhás mídhend . . . iar n-éccaibh, AFM i 562.10 . mídhionn .i. droch-lí, O'Cl. ¤derc f. an evil eye (glance): ni uil cola nā adaltrais nā mídherca lustful glances (?), BB 498b4 = IT ii2 105 . ¤desimrecht f. an evil example: arna rogabthar midesmrecht díb, Ml. 30d13 . mídesmerecht, Ériu ii 208.9 . ¤diach f. evil fate; ill-treatment: for ar himredh midhiach, CCath. 6024. Caithr. Thoirdh. 68.12 . AFM v 1676.14 . milleadh ┐ mídhiach na mainistrech, vi 1926.9 . mi-dingmaltacht 'unworthiness', 3 B 22 109a21 . ¤dóchus m. evil anticipations; distrust: an míodhóchas do bhí aige asta the suspicions he had entertained of them, Eochairsg. 115.10 . co ndechadh se a midóchus air lost faith in him, BCC § 297. docuatar a midochus nach fedfidis imtecht, § 295 . comartha midochuis a hopeless sign (of illness), Rosa Angl. 276.25 . midhocus as trocuire Dia despair of God's mercy, Études Celt. i 78.18 . ¤dóig f. want of hope, despair: míodhóigh a méad mo cheana, Dán Dé xxi 10. xiv 11 . ¤dúthracht f. (vn. of mí-dúthracair) an ill wish; ill will, malevolence: Wb. 20b12 . Ml. 49a18 a. pl. inna miduthrachta (gl. male vota), 61b27 . do mídúthrachtaib demnae, Hy. iii 6. bai miscais ┐ miduthracht oc cach dia cheile, Ériu vii 177.6 . CCath. 252. ¤écht m. a misdeed: miecht mór, BDD 33 App. ¤enech n. dishonour; inhospitality: ma doronais mo mi-eineach, Anecd. ii 78 § 5. muca mieinigh, 62.15 , cf. 63.2 . ¤érchlos evil report (?), Ml. 22b1 . ¤fácbál f. leaving (animals) unguarded or in danger? ar mifagbail (.i. ar in drochfagbail iter conu ┐ gatuide), Laws ii 56.19 . ¤fáilte f. an ill welcome: ferait mifáelti fris, LU 1391. ¤fiach m.: mífíacha .i. fiach brégi fictitious debts (?), O'Dav. 941. ¤fis mistake, delusion: ba m. .i. ba hanfis, Dinds. 51 ( RC xv 466 ). ¤focal m. an evil word: mifocul mna di araile, Laws i 146.32 . atmait meicc mifhoccuil, MacCongl. 17.15 (? n p.). A word of ill omen: is mifocal dūn, Corm. Y 1018 (p. 88.17) . As quasi-vn.: bator na druid ic m.¤ ┐ ic micelmaine dó, RC xxi 154. ¤foclad m. evil speaking, bad news: dobreth a mifhoclad do Ch., LL 119a16 ( RC xii 175 ). Reviling: feccaid in fili fora mifoclad in gilla, YBL 127a39 . Of prophesying evil : ro-bātor trā na druīd ic mīfhocladh ┐ ic mīchēlmaine 'the druids were prophesying evil and uttering ill-omens', BDC 106.48 . gabais for mīchēlmoine dint slúag ┐ for mīfhoclad 'began prophesying evil to the host and uttering ill omens', BDC 118.239 . ¤folad m. an illegal or unjust proceeding (Laws): mana tairiset a mignima nach a mifolaid ` disqualifications ', Laws ii 328.12 (`widerrechtliches Gehaben', Thurn. ZCP xiv 389 § 55 ). cadead mifolai[dh] daortha eclasa? Nī. beth gan bathais, cin comna, etc., Nero A vii fo. 133a ( O'D. 2190 ). Hence in general a wrong, grievance (generally in pl.): a mífholtae his misdeeds, RC xii 62 § 24 ; 'failure on his part to discharge his obligations' Peritia v 149 . do mifoltæ (.i. do mignim), Ériu viii 173.15 , cf. 174.15 . bá mór a mhioḟolta somh fri Cenel C. his grievances against (?), AFM vi 1930.7 . ro-chuimnigh a mhifolta fodhein fri Gallaibh, Hugh Roe fo. 16a . ¤fortacht f. bad help, a hindrance: ni furtacht . . . acht is mifurtacht, TBC-LL¹ 4665. ¤gairm n.: dá mígairm míthocaid `two ominous cries of ill luck', Triads 124. ¤gaisced m. cowardice: ni ḟetamar . . . comairli mettachta nā mígascid, LL 264b1 = MU 18.18 . MR 232.16 . ¤gné n. and f.: dorat m. d'ar menmain an evil mood, Metr. Dinds. ii 44. co m. moir fair in sorry plight, ZCP vi 44.22 . ¤gním m. an evil deed, misdeed: a p. inna mignímu (gl. malefacta), Ml. 138b5 . slán cach mairnes mignímu who informs of misdeeds, O'Dav. 1272. dilig dam mo mígnima, SR 7816. nos-millet ina mígnimaib, FA 29. dorinne míghníomh re n-a giolla féin misconducted herself, Keat. i 158 z . ¤gnóe ill favour, dislike? buidhne Bretan gan míognáoi, BNnÉ 214 § 84. diomdha is míoghnaoi fear bhfuinidh ` disfavour ', Content. xvi 195.1 . ¤grád n. dislike, aversion: cen mígrad fri nech, LB 261b14 . CCath. 2462.2 . ¤grád n. low rank or status: migradh for aes ndaer . . . ┐ daeini saera ina cataid coir, Laws v 392.23 Comm. ¤iartaige evil result, consequences: etir fhognam ┐ m. (i.e. serving false gods and the ill results thereof), Alex. 907.

¤imbert f. (vn. of mí-imbeir)

(a) playing false, deceiving: issi in m. asbeir (gl. imperitos decipiunt), Ml. 17c6 . do mí-imbirt, gl. ad decipiendum, 32a8 . ho mí-imbirt .i. ho thogais, 38a13 . do mi-imbirt críde na ṅdoíne n-amairsech, PH 1853.

(b) maltreating, injuring: in mí-imeirt dorónad ann .i. mac rige nime do crochad, PH 3311. g s. (as masc.) adaig in mí-imberta móir (i.e. the Crucifixion), LB 142a24 . fear millte ┐ mi-imbeartha Gall, AFM iv 914.5 . lá faicsin na mi-imberta dobretha for a corp, vi 2372.3 . Cf. misimbert.

¤imrádud m. evil meditation, ill thoughts: in mí-imradud, Ml. 79a5 . Mon. Tall. § 62. min-choibsena do mí-imratib, Rule of Tallaght § 16. ¤indithem evil intent: a mí-innithim for araile, CCath. 255. an mí-innethem baoi oca suidhe doib, Leb. Gab.(i) i 236.9 . ¤laechas m. unwarlike behaviour, cowardice: milaochas do dhenamh, TBC-LL¹ 3160 St. nir bhó bás íar mílaochas, ALC i 426.12 . ¤laechdacht f. id. milaochdacht, TBC-LL¹ 3157 (St.). mílaechacht, IT ii2 135 n. 11 . ¤lepaid f.: g s. (as attrib.) míleptha ` bedless ', O'Dav. 1150. ¤lind f. ? g s. (as attrib.) co fúair mandir mílinde met the ring of battle in evil hour, Metr. Dinds. iii 276.4 . ¤maise f. disfigurement: mimaisi (gl. dedecor), Ir. Gl. 1103. dobudh mo a maisi dhó inā mhímhaisi it was more of a beauty than a disfigurement to him, ZCP x 285.22 . ¤mana an evil omen , Duan. F. i 86.22 . ¤méin ( ¤mian) f. evil desire, disposition: cumann míméine an illicit attachment, Keat. iii 4977. ar mhothughadh a mhimhéine, TSh. 2110. Dejection (?): an mhímhéin ar m'aire, A. Ó Dálaigh xlvii 14. ¤meisnech m. discouragement: meatacht ┐ mímheisnech, Keat. iii 2858. adhbhar mímheisnigh, TSh. 8519. Deuter. i 21. ¤menma dejection: as é sin . . . do mhédaigh mo mhímhenma, Ériu v 198.619 . re hegla ┐ mimenmoin mhoir, Aisl. Tond. 122.2 . ¤mes misjudgement, mistake: co finnamar cen m., Anecd. ii 34.21 . asbert an ben . . . ni bo mimes, a ainm dileas for cach, i 62 § 100 . Disesteem, disrepute: gairm cen m., Metr. Dinds. iii 2. Dóach Móelchend mímis `of ill fame ', 302 . dochóidh an ghabhail sin . . . a m. ┐ a míonóir do Dhiarmait brought loss of esteem and honour to D., AFM vi 2174.3 . ní mímheas ar máthair nDé | gan mé im bráthair dhíleas dí no reproach to, PBocht 52 § 5. atá se . . . ar n-a mhímheas ag na daoinibh rejected of men, Isaiah liii 3. ¤mír n. a bad or dangerous morsel (of food): mimir do cor do coin (.i. da promad . . . .i. froma uptha), Laws i 176.4 , 180 . ¤mod dishonour, reproach: go tuc sé mímogh ┐ scandail mor dó, BCC § 122. ar fhuilingis . . . do mhasla ┐ mhímhodh, Mac Aingil 45.15 . ¤muinteras m. unfriendliness, hostility: mothucchadh míomhuinnterais ┐ airrdhe essaonta, AFM vi 2096.9 . ¤náire f. shamelessness: fri mnai mir co mínaire, LL 386a49 . ¤nert m. debility , O'Gr. Cat. 504.36. ¤óg f. an unchaste woman: 'na mío-óigh mhnaoi, IGT Decl. ex. 1310. ¤onóir f. dishonour , AFM vi 2174.3 . an mhioghonoir donither d'a n-iomhaighthibh, Luc. Fid. 215.7 . ¤phairt f. disfavour, dislike: ge tām ag tuar do miphairte in danger of incurring thy disfavour (?), ZCP xii 383.24 = ag túr do mhíopháirte `profiting by thy foes' (?), Dán Dé xvi 7. ¤rand f. a bad share; an evil lot (?): dom mac . . . bias for miroind meraighthi eter drongu derbhfhine, LL 386b3 . ¤rath m. bad luck, ill fortune , MacCongl. 13.17 . ar derchaine ar mirath, LL 360 marg. sin. mac míraith, Acall. 1884. MR 300.10 . gorta mór . . . is iomad míoratha, Keat. ii 3724. ¤riagail f. a breach of rule, transgression: miriaghuil, Proverbs xix 11. ¤rian an evil course: ba chóir . . . nár mhian leat mo mhírian, Oss. vi 184.8 . ¤riar f. (later ¤réir) disobeying, not complying with (the wishes of), with obj. gen.: is mairg duit mo mhíriar, Oss. vi 186.12 . muna ndearnaid mo mhíréir-si if they do not disobey me, ITS xvi 82.20 . míréir Chiaráin do dhéanamh, Keat. iii 833. gan míréir do neach without opposing any one, Hackett xl 29. ¤rogu an evil choice: is míraghu a denamh anocht, ZCP viii 551.27 .

¤rún m.

(a) an evil secret, mystery? topur . . . asa maided cech m. `every kind of mysterious evil', Metr. Dinds. iii 28. a chartad . . . ind eich móir cosin m. `the great horse of magic power', iv 66 .

(b) evil intent; ill will, malice: ba forréil m. ┐ miscais forru, LL 244a8 ( TTr. 2023 ). do mhair miorún an righ do Maodhócc, BNnÉ 225 § 123. ro mothaigius a mírún umum their ill will to me, ZCP xiii 209.12 . ag meabhrughadh míorúin ┐ mailíse, TSh. 3042.

¤scél n. and m. an evil report; bad tidings: in lucht tuc in miscel leo (of the ten spies), LB 123b24 . mifocul ┐ misgel (= calumny), Laws i 56.3 Comm. athgabail fir misciu[i]l `a man by whom a calumnious story has been circulated', 194.22 . iar n-indill in mísceóil after telling the evil news, MS. Mat. 474.34 . iar mísceol, IT iii 52.8 . ¤scíam m. ugliness: ar bhfaicsin mísgéimh na mná, Oss. vi 90. ¤scribend bad writing, mistakes in writing or copying? míscribend do gne eolais | do lucht uilc in aneolais | nó lucht ind eolais ní ferr | gníit ar múin miscribend, LL 144a28 . mo dhamh [= dhú] míscribinn `the place in which I scribble', O'Gr. Cat. 120.6 (scribe's note). ¤shén m. ill-luck: ar uair mishein, Études Celt. i 79.28 . ¤spéis f.: is mor mo mīsbēis dejection (?), ZCP viii 230 § 14. ¤stuaim f. want of sense, ability: ma dorindetar misdúaim `if they had acted imprudently', BCC § 220. is eslainte ┐ as misduaim an arrsaidhecht, § 67 . ¤thaeb mistrust : tug siad dōthchas ar mhī[o]thaobh, Celtica iv 109 § 9 . ¤thaem m. an evil fit, paroxysm, turn: feall ┐ meabal ┐ mítháem do denum air ` guile' (?), Fianaig. 70.5 . fóir mo mhíothaoma!, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxi 7 . i muirt na míothaom ┐ na mór-olc, TSh. 6637. crádh liom do gheimhliughadh daor | 's gan tadhall dhuit ar mhíthaom, MS. Mat. 567.18 . ¤thaitnem m. displeasure: míothaithnemh, Triads p. 40 § 172. Psalms vi 1. eagla na feirge . . . ┐ an miothaitnidh [sic] móir, Deuter. ix 19. ¤thapad m. mishap, accident: tre dhrochfhortúin nó míothapadh, Mac Aingil 288.4 . duine do mharbhadh dhuine oile le míothapad, Luc. Fid. 104.13 . ¤theist f., ill-repute: MR 314.19 . drochbhaladh mítheasta, TSh. 1732. pl. a mítheasta . . . i mbéalaibh na druinge, 9530 . ¤themel m. gloom: rachondairc C. m. mór bar Fer D., TBC-LL¹ 3651. ¤thocad m. misfortune, ill luck , Triads 109. ¤thoimtiu f. a false opinion: ni mithoimtiu dúib-si, is fírbriathar Dé, Wb. 24d22 . Suspicion: ro ghabhsat Goill miothoimhdin mhóir don Iarla, AFM v 1858.5 . mithoimhdin do thabhairt dó to suspect him, Hugh Roe f. 14a . ¤thol f. evil will or inclination: g s. inna mmithule (gl. malae voluntatis), Ml. 33d3 . gresacht . . . elscot[h]achda ┐ mitholi, Alex. 871. toil a chuirp ga sirdenam | ┐ mithoil na hanma, LB 41 marg. inf. Unwillingness: do mhithoil righ Sassan against the will of, JRSAI ii 336.31 . ¤thorad m. evil fruit: crann cain co mithorud, ZCP vi 267 § 2. ¤thorbae ill-profit, unprofitableness: is mitharba lend cach main . . . it' ingnais, RC xiv 400 § 4 . teid sin a ndimhaoiness ┐ a mitharba, Fl. Earls 24.3 . ¤thormach decrease: gl. incrementum (misunderstood as = decrementum), Ir. Gl. 756. ¤thrócaire f. mercilessness: an mhíothrócaire ┐ an cruadháil, TSh. 4392. lucht na míthrócaire, BCC § 138. ¤thurus (<tururas?) an evil foreboding or omen: bui gráin mór foraib . . . ┐ míthauraras, BDD 63 (= mithaurassa, YBL, miturusa, Eg.). batár iarsain na mithaurússa (.i. drochmenmand) imómna foraib, § 36 . bátar míthurussa imda fair, FB 84. batar mithurusa ┐ dorchraiti . . . occo, YBL 180b1 = SG 253.5 . miturusa móra ┐ airrdhe aighthidhe, CCath. 4772. míothurusa .i. drochfhaistine, O'Cl. Cf. comthururas (gl. incursus), Ml. 56a22 , 24 .

II Adjs. (chiefly those formed from nouns): ¤accobrach having evil desires: in míocoburach, PH 87. ¤adbal: ingen magrúin míadbail `of evil power', Metr. Dinds. iii 136.32 .

¤airlech giving evil counsels (? ill-advised): a s f. ni thuca in miarlig míepertaig, LL 346a17 .

¤bésach of evil behaviour: a s f. ni thuca in lithig mibésaig , ZCP viii 113.2 . meirligh mibhésacha, AFM v 168.16 . do pecthaibh míbhésacha, Études Celt. i 83.15 . ¤bladach of ill fame , ZCP vii 298.25 . ¤briathrach scurrilous: do mnai meblaig míbriathraig, TTebe 2235 . ¤cherdach plying an evil trade or calling: v s m. a muidh micerdaigh base hireling, ZCP vi 282.11 . g s f. do mian na merdrighi miceirdighi , 276.19 . ¤chétfadach: in duine . . . bhiss míchédfadach da dhedoibrightibh unconscious of , Études Celt. i 78.7 . ¤chiallmar not in one's proper senses: co mbat mesca miciallmair, BB 255a45 . ¤chlothach infamous: a p f. míchlodcha (gl. nefarias), Ml. 134b4 . ¤chlúach ill-famed: sech cairrgib michluacha Sciroin, TTebe 255 . ¤chlúmar id.: miclemar [sic], gl. difamosus, Ir. Gl. 656. Cf. míochlúiteach, Ezekiel xxxvi 3. ¤choingellach: Israel míochoingiollach backsliding , Jerem. iii 6. ¤chomairlech: Média m. full of evil counsels (? designs), LL 220b48 = TTr. 275. ¤chorach: is foglaid selba cach micorach `he . . . who makes a bad contract', Laws i 202.4 . do cinn cach meamuir micoruigh, ii 290.21 , cf. O'Dav. 950. ¤chráibtech impious , ZCP x 338 § 2. ¤chreitmech unbelieving, infidel: go ttiocfattis mórán dona míchreidmechaib dochum creidme, BNnÉ 232 § 145 . go hainffesach michreidmeach, Fl. Earls 112.30 . ¤chruthaigthe misshapen: gl. informis, Sg. 5a7 . ¤chuimnech forgetful: micuimneach, gl. immemor, Ir. Gl. 1111. ¤chumachtach: denaib michumachtgib, gl. male potentibus, Ml. 29a9 . ¤dánach (dán `destiny') ill-fated, unlucky: gus in Mairt mallachtaig midhánaig, MR 110.17 . ¤demonnach devilish: Pluton mebhlach midhæmunnach, RC x 180.21 . ¤dingbála (g s. as adj.) unworthy: midingbala, gl. indignus, Ir. Gl. 669. me . . . am' serbfhogantaid midhingbala, BCC § 65. ¤dóchusach hopeless, despairing: midhochusach, Fl. Earls 134.22 . ¤échtach incapable of brave exploits: bid . . . meirtnech . . . miechtach bethir for fúait na Greci, LL 234a36 = TTr. 1279. ¤epertach given to evil speaking ? see mí-airlech above. ¤ḟoclach foul-mouthed, scurrilous: eachlach mifoclach, YBL 177a37 . ¤ḟoltach wanting proper qualifications (leg. term): urgnuma in mifoltaig `the service of the unqualified' (oppd. to sofoltach), Laws ii 366.12 , cf. 394.12 . ¤gaelmar unkinsmanlike: Mac M. . . . do mharbhadh go míoghaolmhar lá a dearbrathair, AFM v 1726.15 ; 1326.7 . ¤gnéech of evil or pitiable aspect: cleireach bocht mighneach, BNnÉ 165 § 36. [aghaidh] teimlighthi mignéthech, ITS xvi 66.9 . ¤labartha, -ch ill-speaking: go míolabhartha, TSh. 3039. an béul míolabharthach, Proverbs viii 13. cona trichait cath mbaitel . . . milabartacha (barbarisch redende Schlachthaufen, Wind.), TBC-LL¹ 5592 St. Windisch, TBC-LL¹ p. 808 n. 7 , would assign to this word bilaburthach, PH 8181. ¤laechda unwarlike, craven: meatta míolaochdha, TSh. 7332. ¤láthair `without strength', Ériu v 80.16 . ¤lesaigthe ill-cared, ill-nourished: mílesaigthi, O'Dav. 1150. fo múich milessaigt[h]i `under the vapours of bad feeding', MacCongl. 93. 20 , is prob. g s. of vn. ¤mesarda immoderate: drochaer mimessardha anffallain, Fl. Earls 240.17 . ¤nádurda unnatural: pecadh mínádur[dh]a na fer ┐ na mban, Maund. § 92 . gluasacht minadurtha, ITS xiv 110.10 . Luc. Fid. 42.13 . ¤náirech shameless: le gnúis mhíonáirigh, Proverbs vii 13. ¤ordamail irregular, inordinate : bith a fis agaib gurob du dona feraib ┐ dona mnaib ... gan beith miordamail a mbiad no a ndig, Irish Texts v 60 § 43 . ¤órduigthe inordinate : fonn mí-órduighthe, Celtica i 191.1002 , cf. 192 .1007, 192.1016 . ¤rathmar graceless; unlucky, inauspicious: Leaburcam . . . mirathmar mallachtach, BB 257b29 . gabhal mhirathmhar mhara lan do piastaibh, Ériu iii 164 § 20. 'san maidin mhiorathmhair sin, ML 142.15 . ¤réid not smooth, rugged: as subst. a rough or uneven place: a muigib ┐ a miredib na Bethile, LB 133a5 . ¤rúnach ill-intentioned, malicious , Ériu v 164.23 . misccnech míorúnach, AFM vi 2324.9 . teagasg míorúnach, ML 118.6 . ¤scíamach unsightly, hideous: ech m., SG 260.14 . mísgiamach (= ignominiosum), O'Gr. Cat. 216.35. ¤snímach anxious, distressful: sgrech aduathmur mishnimach, ZCP vi 64.18 . ¤stuamda: drochduine misduama miglic ` reckless ', BCC § 287 , cf. mí-stuaim. ¤thaemach troubled, uneasy: i mainnir mhíothaomaigh an domhain, TSh. 2711. ¤thaemannach (variant of preceding?): merdreach mailisech míthæmannach ` unhappy ', ZCP vi 275.17 . in ríghain mhalísech mhíthaomnach, ZCP xxxiii 135 § 23 . ¤thesta ill-attested: do scríobh go meardhána mítheasta without evidence, Keat. i 10.23 . ¤thestach of evil report, infamous: is mítheastach a gcéime (= infames gressus eorum), TSh. 1473. ¤thoicthenach unfortunate : de infortunio iure (causari) .i. den dligud mithoicthenach 'about the unfortunate law' Ériu lv 8 . ¤thoimtenach: ni pá mithomtinach o neoch be not ready to think evil of others (?), SCC 26. in clann colach ┐ na maic mitoimdenacha evil-minded (?), D IV 2, 45va11 . ¤thoiscid ill-provided, lacking necessaries , O'Dav. 1150. ¤threbar imprudent, foolish: a giolla mitreabair!, ZCP i 137.6 . ¤threorach weak, inefficient: mílid m., ZCP xiii 204.11 . Compar. gurab boichte mítreoraighe é ina an té da mbenann a chuid, Ó Héodhusa 174.13 . ¤thrócar merciless: in triar ridiri . . . do marbudh co mitrocar, ZCP vi 35.29 . ¤thrócairech merciless: don druing mhíothrócairigh, TSh. 4684. Failing to obtain mercy, doomed: anam miotrocairech ` hapless ', BNnÉ 66 § 102 . ¤thuicsech inconsiderate, foolish: uaibhrecht m., RC xxiii 10.3 . co bfedain mearda miothuiccsigh ` merciless' (?), AFM v 1696.12 . ¤thuicside id.: a amadáin mhituicside!, RC xix 134 § 106.

III Verbs. mí-aipir (ess-ber-): ní m. (gl. non mala dicit), Ml. 56d16 . ¤airlither counsels ill: is besad do cach graig . . . hi toin mna mi-s-r-airlestair who has misled them, TBC-I¹ 3648. ¤chiallaid: do miciallad e do briathraib serba his senses were confused(?), ZCP x 307.15 . ¤chiallaigid (intrans.): do mhichialluigh sí dhá ttaoibh she doted upon them, Ezekiel xxiii 16. ¤chlothaigid defames: pass. fut. ní michlothaigfetar (gl. defamabuntur), Ml. 143c3 . part. michlothaigthi (gl. infaustos), Sg. 34b1 . ¤choimétaid keeps (observes) ill: michoimétaid ar saboti-ne profanes , PH 2587. ¤chóraigid ( ¤chóirigid) disorders, throws into confusion, mishandles, maltreats: marbhaid ┐ míochóirighid a mhuinntear, TSh. 1083. part. gur bho malartach . . . míchóirighthe in cúigedh disordered , Ériu viii 134.32 . vn. do ghabh ag[a] marbadh ┐ aga miochóruighedh , RC xxix 126 § 32. do chonncadar . . . an chríoch i mbaoghal a millte is a míochóirighthe, Keat. iii 5112. ¤dúil(ig)id dislikes, loathes: míodhúiligh an t-anam bhíos lán an chriathar meala, Proverbs xxvii 7.

¤duthracair (dep.) wishes ill (to): 3 s. fut. ar cech ṅduine mídúthrastar dam, Thes. ii 356.19 ( Hy. vii ); (midústhrastar, -dúthracair, -duthracur MSS.).

¤gní does ill: part. (as subst.) mignethi, gl. malefacta, Ml. 28c20 .

¤imbeir plays false, deceives: subj. pr. 3 p. mi-tn-imret (gl. decipere), Ml. 74b22 . intí mí-imerthar ón bethaid daenna (= qui . . . decipitur), PH 4657.

¤láithrigid: do bhog ┐ do mhílaithridh é féin dochum na deabhtha `pressed forward', Ériu v 182.333 . ¤modaid treats with disrespect, dishonours: do mhiomhodhadar m'ainm, Ezekiel xxxvi 20. ¤onóraigid dishonours: 3 s. impf. nómíonoraigeadh, Aisl. Tond. 93 § 1. ¤thadbat (to-ad-fiad-): mithadbait, mitharfaid `thou shewest badly, thou hast shewn badly', RC xxvi 16 § 16. ¤thaitnid displeases: an tan mhithaithnes ar ndeaghoibre re duine oile, Parrth. Anma 457.9 . do mhíothaitin anni dorinne D. ris an tTighearna, 2 Samuel xi 27. ¤thomuinethar believes or thinks evil, suspects: ? subj. ní mitomnadar o neoch, ZCP iii 452.29 (cf. mítoimtenach above).