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méla

Cite this: eDIL s.v. méla or dil.ie/31875

Forms: melai

n , f., (O.Ir. mélae) shame, disgrace, discomfiture, mortification: meala .i. athais, O'Cl. fri todéri nó fri meli, gl. cum pituita [bellum gerentibus], Thes. ii 8.36 (a misunderstanding?) conid é sin m.¤ ┐ mertain . . . is mó tucad for Coinculaind, TBC-LL¹ 2041. cipé imress mela ┐ mertain fort, 47 . ro himrit m.¤ ┐ dochar for in popul, LB 157a7 . don dimicin ┐ don melai tucad fair, TTr.² 29. ansit fo melai, AU 808. teichis L. fo mela ┐ fo mebail, FB 38 Eg. fo mhéla ┐ cuitbhedh, AFM iv 934.11 . ro scar ri m.¤ . . . scéla Dromma C. he cleared of reproach, Metr. Dinds. iv 10. g s. i farradh na melai ┐ na hat[h]isi . . . doratsat fort, LL 400a31 . do immirt mela . . . forni, FB 41. ic fulaing in mela-sa, YBL 156b1 . ? dá n-ó mele ┐ cuitbiuda, IT i 73.1 ( LL 260a42 ); perh. = 1 meile. As pred. of cop.: bid mor a mela duit, LL 148b38 . Cog. 92.7 . luid uadib in tarb . . . bá m.¤ léo they were ashamed (? chagrined), LU 5358 ( TBC-I¹ p. 34 n. 16 ). ba meli la hA. anní sin, BB 436b47 . ba mela lais gan a shlogh do thocht `it grieved him', AFM vi 2212.17 . ba m.¤ lais indreadh an tíre tairis, Hugh Roe 82.10 (fo. 22 a) .