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Cite this: eDIL s.v. mellgleo or


n d, m., (compd. of 1 mell?) n s. Mellgleo nÍliach (name of an episode in the Táin Bó Cuailgne), TBC-LL¹ 4589 , 4628 , TBC-I¹ 2929 ; but: m.¤ Iliach, TBC-LL¹ 4637 , TBC-I¹ 2948 , Anecd. ii 43.17 (see Thurn. Hdb. 199 ). Apparently a disorderly encounter or fight waged with the first weapons at hand as oppd. to a regular combat: is aire atberar m.¤ nÍliach ris dáig de clochaib ┐ chorthib ┐ táthleccaib móra fogní-seom a gleo, TBC-LL¹ 4628 ( Bombenkampf , Wind., an explanation prob. suggested by other associations of the word mell). m.¤ Iliach sin uain [= uair?] condidnatib in slog because the host laughed at him, TBC-I¹ 2948. cródergfa arm armeth mellgléo, LU 10378 = airmeud mellgleou, ZCP iii 256.16 (rhet.).