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mal

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adv. where: áit m.¤ connairnechtatar where they met, TBC-LL¹ 1441 , cf. 1565 . ? marait na clocha is tír thair | mail robammar 'n-ar cathaib, LL 208a2 ( W.S. Festschr. 9.24 ) = bhail a mbamar, ZCP iii 434.1 ( BLism. fo. 154a1 ). Seems a form of 1 mar (immar), cf. amal and the cognate Mid. W. mal `as, like' (Mod. W. fel), see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 165 , 436 .

1 mál

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Forms: máil

n o, m., IGT Dec. 96.12 . A prince, chief, noble or eminent person, a poetic term of loose significance; glossed rí, Corm. 881 , cf. 880 , Cóir Anm. § 5 , LL 311b33 , O'Cl. , Eg. Gl. 460 ; uasal, O'Dav. 1259 , Metr. Gl. 29 § 48 , Lec. Gl. M 54 , Eg. Gl. 465 , ZCP v 493 , O'Cl. ; milidh no gaisgeadhach, O'Cl. , Eg. Gl. 469 , Forus Foc. 23.

(a) in general sense: ní nais uma na hairgead . . . acht for m.¤ (.i. acht for in uasal), Laws iv 36.1 , cf. Corm. Y 881 , O'Dav. 1259. mal na slog the Lord of hosts (of God), SR 4427. mac Maire . . . mal menman, LL 200a5 . m.¤ machta (of Samson), SR 5366. gorbo m.¤ cach maige móir (of Joseph), 3431 . an mal, int atha[i]r uasal Abram, Ériu iii 144.7 . Cuchulaind . . . m.¤ mór Maigi Murthemni, SCC 38. mal Mis (.i. ríg montis), Ériu ii 5.14 . araile læch mal mór ēsside, MacCongl. 3.11 . mal mar mac Mailecoba, MR 262.9 . mál Muman, AFM v 1408.5 . ? in rómail (= ro-máil?) . . . in rétla (of Colum C.), ZCP x 54.4 . do síol Muiredaigh an máil, ZCP viii 221 § 47. ar ndith an máil Mathgamhna, Cog. 96.6 (poem). pl. rom-charsat máil Maigi Breg, LU 3004 = SG 235. lín a muirech, lín a mál , 6629 . caiti mail iarthair betha where are the chiefs? AFM ii 596.15 . i mMidhe na mal , ZCP viii 106.7 . o chath Mucrima na mmál, LL 131a26 = Trip. 536.5 . triatha . . . taoisigh . . . ┐ máil, TSh. 6611.

(b) of poets or scholars; glossed file, Corm. Y 881 , O'Cl. , Eg. Gl. 467. This seems to be the sense in SR 1101 : Dia ar tooir, derbait māil, | ro delb cech cooir comlāin; perhaps also in: Mosi mórglan moltais máil, 4497 ; segdai máil, 4253 (leg. segtai? cf. 2363 ); 865 , 5331 , 7037 . crinmaind craind cartait māil of the tree which poets love, IT iii 69.2 , see Bruchst. i § 57 . māil ┐ fāidi ┐ fisidi, RC xiii 223.45 (= filid H). So in B. na filed: o mal (.i. ó filid), ZCP v 483 § 3 , cf. 485 § 4 , 489 § 13 .

(c) of women (ā, f. ?): ingen Foraind . . . caín m.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 10. an mhál .i. an ríoghan, O'Cl. ; Eg. Gl. 463. Cf. the compd.: ar in máilḟinn ṅgelbláith nglain, Anecd. i 35 § 85.

As npr. m.: Mál mac Rochride, LL 129b6 ( MacCarthy 202 ). mac Máil, ib. 12 . Fél. 74.14 . BNnÉ 25 § 15.

2 mál

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Forms: mál

n [o, m.] a tribute . mál . . . cís, Corm. Y 881. Lec. Gl. M 88 ( mal ). O'Cl. m.¤ cīos aga chruinnioghadh, Metr. Gl. 29 § 48. ? Cinel Eogain doibh is dú | in feathal go clú gan crādh, | oir is doib dlegar do dian | a riar ri moradh a mail `by increasing its tribute', Fen. 240.16 ; but the rhyme requires mál = for magnifying their princes.