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2 mainches

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 mainches or

n u, m., (manach) service due to the head of a monastic community; the service and by extension sphere of authority of an abbot . ro an ina mainces iaramh remained in his (Mochuda's) service (i.e. became a monk), BNnÉ 294 § 17. a mainches ┐ a moirthermann Molaisi `in the subject district and termon of M.', 247 § 199 . dligim do Cholam . . . 's d'Adomnan . . . cuairt a m.¤ ┐ a cell gach tres bliada[i]n, Fen. 298.1 . Esp. in pl. rights or dues (in service or tribute) of an abbot or monastic community: dioghbáil ag sliocht Aodha da ttréiget mo mhainchesa if they forsake my services, BNnÉ 266 § 233. dlegar mar a bhḟuigter na mainchisa a ngabháil ann it is proper to receive benefactions in the place where they are forthcoming (i.e. offered), Acall. 689. na dilsig mo manchasa do not alienate my dues (said by St. Caillín to Adamnán), Fen. 414.10 . Of religious duties or observances in wider sense: drem . . . a n-ifrinn . . . nach fagann . . . mainches soirb da saoradh, ZCP xii 390.1 . Of monastic profession: iar ngabháil habite manchessa ime monastic habit, AFM iii 294.