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Cite this: eDIL s.v. mecon or dil.ie/31720

Forms: meacan, meccon, meccunn, mecon, Mecconn, mecon, meacain

n o, m., meacan, IGT Dec. § 17.23 . A root, esp. a tap-root or edible root: meccon, gl. radix, Sg. 69a2 . in meccunn , gl. radicem, Ml. 135c10 . mecon, Corm. Y 933. m.¤ cech losa, Ériu ix 66.6 . Bun ┐ m.¤ , TBC-I¹ 2810 (allegor. n.pr. m.) = Mecconn, TBC-LL¹ 4341. du. dā mecon do mur-rathaig, Fél. 88.38 . pl. meacain na mara, Ériu v 184.387 . connā facabtis cid mecnu na fér hi talam, IT i 136.3 . fidh cain cin mecna, Laws iv 328.30 Comm. nac duaigh si biadh . . . acht fér ┐ mecoin, Études Celt. i 86.3 . tir tri meccon, Laws v 18.6 Comm. (i.e. the richest soil, known by the presence of three weeds remarkable for their large roots, the thistle, ragwort and wild carrot, Petrie, Round Towers 218 ). tuc glacc do mecnaib remra millse dam, PH 519. mias meacain, Hackett xxvi 169. buain mela ar mecnaib ibair (a hopeless undertaking), BB 299a15 . Freq. in botanical names, folld. by gen. or other defining word, see Hogan Luibhl. m.¤ tua (the great burdock, Stokes), ACL i 331.4 = in meacan tughan , RC ix 227. an meacain righ ( = pastinaca) parsnip , R.I.A. 23 K 42, 333. 14 . Transf. of a knotted muscle: tancatár tulfethi a orcan . . . co mbá métithir muldor[n]d míled cech m.¤ dérmár díbide, LU 6450 ( TBC-I¹ 1936 ); cf. Comp. CC 102.25 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ). Fig.: m.¤ cinadh . . . .i. bunadh in cinadh root of crime, O'Dav. 1252 ; cf. mecon bunan `the original root', Laws v 302.25 Comm.