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Cite this: eDIL s.v. maise or


Forms: masse, maisse, maise, maisi, mimaisi, maisi, masse

n , f., (orig. io, n.; n s. with art. a masse , Wb. 28c25 ) abstr. of 2 mass. Goodliness, comeliness, fineness, chiefly of external qualities and appearance . maisse, gl. pulchritudo, Ir. Gl. 927. maise , gl. decor, 1083 . maisi (id.), 1108 . mimaisi, gl. dedecor, 1084 , 1109 . ni pi cian a masse in choirp, Wb. 28c25 . eter mét ┐ miad ┐ masse, TBC-LL¹ 5297 = maisi, TBC-I¹ 3224. ótchondcatar in miad ┐ in mórmassi sin do bith for Íasón, LL 217b31 ( TTr. 55 ). a chroch noem . . . ro gabaiss maisse la sochraide, PH 2447. a maisi fororda in pardais!, 8333 . maisi greinc, BNnÉ 193.6 . do mhúch maise gach leasa is gach áruis, Keat. Poems 496. maise a faicsena, Jas. i 11. g s. as attrib.: a múr masse maic C., LL 21a9 ; cf. ar dreich ndendmaisse, BDD 100 g . Of worldly state or pomp: maisse (.i. biad maith ┐ etach) doíne, Hy. ii 5. cen chorthair partaing russi, | cen gorm, cen derg, cen maissi finery , Ériu iii 96 § 5 , cf. ACL iii 320.1 . maisi [a ṡluaigh] for Maigh Muirthemhne `the mustering (? parade) of his army', Leb. Cert. 6.7 . ropo do Meidb a maisse | in lá for múr Muccaisse that day was one of state for M., Metr. Dinds. iii 392. ba de bóe iar masse brón mourning followed on glory, LL 154a 29 ; cf. Metr. Dinds. ii 38.35 . fiadh maise `the Lord God of order or system', P. O'C.

In fig. sense of that which is seemly , becoming: mo thasi for coí | bád masi la Dia, LU 9976 (`my remains being lamented will be pleasing to God', PRIA iii 538 § 37 ). co mbad hed no gessed . . . co ṁmaissi, Fél. Ep. 218. léghaim fa mhaisi . . . leabhar Molaisi `with delight' (?), BNnÉ 260 § 220. Esp. of that which confers dignity, lustre, renown, etc., credit, ornament, glory: dond eclais noeb ba masse, SR 4531. ní cheil maissi dona mnaíb | Temair cen taissi ar tócbáil (= the building of T. redounds to the glory of women), Metr. Dinds. i 6 (dobeir maisi v.l.). is ferr in mhaisi duin bas d'fagbail it is more honourable for us to die, RC xix 156.6 . robo maith a maisi dó é it was a great credit to him, ZCP vi 94.34 . is m.¤ limm = is mass limm: nir bo miadh no m.¤ leisna maithib . . . tarcaisne do tabairt orrto, CF 23. nirbo maisi les gan a aincridi do iarraid for Grecaib, Aen. 26. Cf. TBC-I¹ 2021 , CCath. 5355. níor mh.¤ leis aoinní da raibhe aige i gcomhair na fleidhe he did not think anything he had prepared for the feast good enough, Keat. iii 1052. cumad air fesin no beth maisi in catha do brisedh that he himself might have the glory of routing the foe, Lism. L. 3106. in t-ár doratsat námait na Roman forto, a maissi . . . sin do bith don righ Romanach that the Roman chief should reap the honour . . . of the slaughter inflicted on the Roman people by their enemies, CCath. 3184. Ironical: uair massi madma lind dula esti (= to leave would gain us the credit of taking to flight), LL 264b7 ( MU 18.15 ); cf. luidh Conall . . . go Dún Liamhna . . . i n-ar marbhadh madhma mas, Keat. ii 5764 (poem), where last two words may be a cheville.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. maíse or
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n (maeth) tenderness : ma‘dh’ ar maíse , Jn. Celt. Stud. ii 97 § 16 . cen maise , ACL iii 320 § 89 . comāisi, 312 § 9 .