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mír

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mír or dil.ie/32335

Forms: mmír, míre, mire, mírend, mírenna, mír, míre

n n, neut., later m. and f. n s. (with art.) a mmír ṁbāstid- barthae, Ml. 76a16 . g s. in míre , LL 166b23 . mire, Laws v 156. 13 . a p. mírend, LU 9110 ( FB 84 ). Later Mid.Ir. pl. mírenna, Laws iii 204.10 . mír, m. and f., g s. n p. míre, IGT Dec. § 45.

(a) a bit, small piece, morsel, commonly used of food, often = bite, mouthful: gl. morsus, Ml. 76a16 ; mica, Ir. Gl. 156. m.¤ quasi mur a nomine mursum [= morsus] latine , Corm. Y 942. dodasfuaid cos[in] n-oenmír to the last mouthful, SR 3860. m.¤ feolai a morsel of meat, Mon. Tall. § 6. in m.¤ no chuired a mac ina beol, LB 156a22 . tuc sí mírenna beca dhó (of food), Buile S. § 28 . a mirenna feoir ina mbeolaib (of horses), CCath. 3480. go ndearnadh míre mionbhruithte da ceann, Keat. ii 3052 . mir mend, Laws i 174.32 (see mian). Contemptuous, of a pers.: a mh.¤ do dhuine! hop-o'-my-thumb , IT iii 91 § 127 = Bruchst. i § 60 . Of space: mir ó topar co lind `the extent from the well to the pond', Laws iv 212.6 Comm.

(b) hence ration, portion of food, meal, nearly = `cuit', of solid food as oppd. to liquid (cf. W. tamaid). deoch ┐ m.¤ dam, a ben! bite and sup, LU 4350. boi C. co cend mís cen mir cen dig cen biad, 10020 . lāntṡāsad eter dig ┐ m.¤ , Corm. Y 619. dam co tinniu, issed mir (.i. cuit) cach fir, BDD 94. uball a mbiad m.¤ duine big enough for a man's meal, RC xviii 150.18 . m.¤ curad `the champion's bit', the portion of meat assigned to the foremost in valour (cf. curadmír): lotar na curaid do chos- nam in míre curad, LL 166b23 . m.¤ curaidh do thabhairt don tí ba foirtille i bhfeidhm aoinfhir, Keat. ii 3069. In later poetry often = prize, palm: a m.¤ churadh is chugam do díorgadh, Keat. Poems 1595. m.¤ curadh chéoil na Banbha, Studies 1920, 98 § 9 . m.¤ Míchil ` Michael's portion', a portion of food set aside at meals for the poor: gnáthughadh . . . na míre Míchil i nÉirinn, Keat. iii 634 ; ib. 3147 .

(c) a part, division, share: treis mir uaire one-third of an hour, ITS xiv 136.22 . is í Alba do ráinig mar mhír ronna dó as his share, Keat. ii 5820. 'san cheathramhadh m.¤ don Ghaedhilg ré ráidtear Béarla Teibidhe, 948 . feadh saoghail an duine, roinntear 'n-a sheacht míribh, TSh. 10210.

(d) in late poetry often prize, palm (= curadmír): is m.¤ do rugais tar iomad dá n-ógaibh, E. O'Rahilly xxii 88 (ed. 1911). mac máthar dá ndáilid filidh m.¤ ós mnáibh, O'Bruad. ii 186.8. Of a pers.: Cormac . . . m.¤ cruadha ┐ cothaighthi Connacht ` champion ', ALC ii 264.25 . an m.¤ cruadha Conullaig, Ir. Texts ii 36 § 10. (cryptic) maincir .i. cir (? leg.mir) Goid. 78 § 226 (Dúil Laithne) . muincir .i. mír 76 § 83 , ZCP xlix-l 612-13 .