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1 mell

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 mell or dil.ie/31896

Forms: mill, miull, mioll, meall

n o, m., d s. do mill (= miull), CCath. 439 ; mioll, AFM v 1768.13 .

(a) a ball, sphere, round mass: m.¤ mellon graece rotundam latine , O'Mulc. 811. m.¤ oir for rinn cech dúail, IT i 119.22 . mill nemun pearls (?), Laws i 2.13 Comm. dona mellaib dracondaib beads , Corm. Y 132 (s.v. basc). Of metal balls used as weapons: beir mo mhell . . . i lló chomlainn, SG 248.33 (`mace' O'Gr.). co mellaib dergaib umaide leo ina lámaib oc tuarcain na n-anmand na peccdach ` maces ', PH 8312. mill umai for cennaib na n-iall (description of the caestus), LL 223a3 = TTr.² 419 , cf. Aen. 1065. mill lanmora luaidi ro dibraicdis na fir, TTebe 2700 (= glandibus, Theb. vii 338 ). CCath. 6079. Cf. uball-mell.

Various other applications: don mill mor-adhbul bís for a erball tuft (of a lion's tail), CCath. 439. ro ērig grian . . . ina mill crōchomderg blood-red ball, TTebe 2196 . Of hailstones , AU ii 506.12 . ro baí an tulaigh . . . ina haenmeall duibhchiach mass of smoke, AFM vi 2072.24 . na mill knops , 1 Kings vii 24. meall ime a lump of butter, TSh. 5053. meall fígeadh, Isaiah xxxviii 21. co nderna oen m.¤ dibh (of troops), CCath. 3159. urruinn an mhadra don mheall the dog's share of the piece of meat, Content. xxvii 15. a Dhonnchadh chleibh chognas mill quantities of food (?), Measgra D. 7.46 . ní bodach é nach déan meall a pile of money (?), 7.139 . do badh mór meall dearmaid great forgetfulness, 55.41 . do chonncadar do shúile mo mheall míochumtha my substance, Psalms cxxxix 16.

(b) a round protuberance, swelling, etc. tuargabsat a lénte co mellaib a lárac buttocks , FB 20 , cf. BDD 60 and MacCongl. 9.25 (where read mellaib ). mella a dromma buttocks, BDD 58 , cf. 38 . Esp. of lumps (swellings, impostumes, etc.) on body: mill duba . . . do thidecht tre n-a chorp immach, PH 375. meall, gl. picuta, Ir. Gl. 258 (i.e. a pustule, Low Lat. picota `morbus variolarum', Ducange ). cudroma gach cloiche . . . do mhioll mhaothghurm for na luirgnibh, AFM v 1678.13 . ? no bertha meall dar do dét, RC xliii 34.19 (perh. a blow). beiridh ar mheall bhrághad air throat (`Adam's apple'), TSh. 2327. Hackett xlvii 7. Cf. bocmeall .i. fo mbit na mill buicc braghad (i.e. a cretin ?), O'Dav. 318.

Compds. ¤dorn a clenched (? knobby) fist: mealldorna mogaide, RC xliii 28.9 . ¤shrón f. a snub-nose , IT iii 91 § 126. ¤shúil: dā meallshuil ina cinn goggle eyes (?), MacCongl. 122.32 .