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1 méin

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 méin or dil.ie/31774

Forms: mian, miana, mian-, mian, méin, mene, meini, mein

n f. mineral, ore; metal (?). méin (ó dá chéill), IGT Dec. § 14.9 . Also mian, g s. miana: oc buain mianna `quarrying ore', Metr. Dinds. iv 308 = LL 278a14 . claide mianna `delving mines', Laws v 474.6 . bla miand midclais (.i. slan donti claides an mein as a medonclais), iii 202.16 , 17 ; cf. bla mein midclais (.i. slan don miandaigh inní claides a mian), 204.8 , 9 (where gloss equates the word with mian `desire'). The stem mian- is found in the derivv. mianach, etc., and the orig. n s. may be mian, acc. and dat. méin.

méin no mén .i. mianach, O'Cl. (perh. = 2 méin). admestar hírinn asa ilménib: méin óir, m.¤ airgit, m.¤ umai, ZCP xi 85.14 . loc i mbi mein airgit, Laws i 170.17 Comm. argetlach do mein uma no iarainn, iv 278.15 Comm. mein ēirnd, O'Mulc. 420. oc tabairt méine óir dochum hErenn a hEspain, LL 11a38 = mene, BB 35b1 ; meini, Leb. Gab.(i) i 180.7 . na sléibhti do tocail ic iarraid méne óir, CCath. 2512. cuach . . . mass a m.¤ `goodly its metal', Metr. Dinds. iii 120. With play on double meaning: ráinig mise ar an miotal badh dísle | ar ghrianán mhaordha mhéine an mhíleadh, Hackett xxxix 28. ? g p. riagla Muridaig na mein (: ceil), LL 33a1 = murearaig na mein (: cēin), BB 56b16 .

Compd. tuaircnech na ṅgoband ic méinlegad miannaig smelting , LL 218b45 ( TTr. 132 ).