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Cite this: eDIL s.v. mant or dil.ie/31548
Last Revised: 2019

 

n o, m., (Cymric loan-word, cf. W. mant `mandible, mouth', ZCP xiv 318 ) the gums, jaw: m.¤ .i. mō a saint bīd, Corm. Y 897. O'Cl. ro dréstanaigset na hIúdaide a máint ┐ a fhiacla, PH 2771. tug buille . . . dar sin a mhant dhó, TFrag. 146. níor thaobhtha le faobhar mo mhainnt better not trust my bite, Hackett i 8. Fig. do ghluais . . . a m.¤ mhara made for the open sea, Ériu v 186.407 . ? ad- mant (manna, v.l.) ... -mlasethar 'que la bouche peut goûter', Études Celt. xxi 156.47 . Applied to persons: Muiredach m.¤ capaill croin, IT iii 81 § 57 ( Bruchst. i § 65 ). m.¤ in mearbaill, 100 § 172 . m.¤ na mulchán (a nickname), ALC i 232.15 . In Mod.Ir. a gap in the teeth ; hence fig.: dá luadhainn lorg a bhfola níor fhionnamair mannt I found no defect, Ó Bruad. ii 94.