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Cite this: eDIL s.v. med or dil.ie/31721
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: medh, meda

n ā, f., medh, IGT Dec. § 39.17 . Occas. masc. in late lang.

(a) a balance for weighing: gl. libra, Sg. 100a1 ; lanx, 20a3 . m.¤ brithemnachtae Dae ( = libra judicii), Ml. 57d8 . i mmeid, gl. in stateram, 79b4 . m.¤, airmed, forrach, Triads 138. m.¤ tomais indile a balance for weighing cattle, Corm. Y 1053. screbul meidi imbiche, 1050 . cen meid mesra, LL 5b11 . ro curthea i mmeid. nicon rabi méit friged i nnachæ díb sech araile, 281b18 . an screpal do chor a meidh thomuis, Fl. Earls 164.27 . do thomhais mé an t-airgiod annsa meadh, Jerem. xxxii 10. maor na meidhe (of Archangel Michael), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 15 , cf. xxxiii 8 , PBocht 82 § 5. ag tomhas meidhe an mheasa the scales of judgement, PBocht 70 § 31. pl. Lucius Luculus . . . meda . . . do thuscurnud (i.e. L. invented balances), LL 143b17 . ? Midir na med , 209a30 . ardruri Mide na mmed, 184b37 = ACL ii 83 § 10 `of Meath of the balances'. Maedóc na mmed (: Lagen), LL 300b16 ( SG 371 ). meadha an tomhais, Ezekiel v 1. Fig. of a judge: meadh ós míltibh, Hackett xxxix 96.

(b) a weight, measure: medh lán-glaice [sic leg.] d'iaronn aithleagtha, RC xxix 136 § 53. dá mheidh do ghrán cruithnechta two measures, BNnÉ 26 § 19. do bleith an da meidhe sin, ib. trí meadha do mhin phlúir, Gen. xviii 6. In abstr. sense: trí céad . . . muc go meadh `heavy swine', Content. xviii 62.

(b 2) extent, amount (of land): is lais do-midethar med | na secht nime 'he owns the extent that he marks out of the seven heavens' Blathm. 765 . echtar mbroghadh meid 'outside the extent of [his] region' UR 29.17 . an mheadh do toimhseadh 'the amount of land which was marked off' Aithd. D. 159 § 14 .

(c) a counterpoise and hence fig. an equal, match , with gen. or DO: bar medh ga héin-eng 'na bfuigbinn? what single nook is there in which I could find your match? O'Gr. Cat. 507.8. ni fuighte med Maghnusa, Irish Texts ii 56 § 48. terc a medh righ do rígaib, 63 § 3 . medh comtrom Cormaic . . . ar ceartbreathaib, ALC i 352.30 , cf. 486.18 . níor mheadh Murchadh dho [leg. do Mh.?] mar chuing | 's níor mheadh do Bhrian Maoilsheachluinn `he was not Murchadh's equal as warrior, as Maolsheachluinn was not Brain's', Content. xviii 142. ní raibhe i Mucroimhe | lámh ba meadh do láimh Lugaidh, v 172 . ní chuala go bhfuair ollamh | meadh don aisgidh fhuaramar, Studies 1921, 257 § 2 (cf. TD 14.27 ). meadh chosmhail don Traoi an teagh-soin, TD 6.7 . a gcompánaigh is a gcaraid | do chách nír chomhthrom an mheadh their comrades and friends were no match for the world (against them), PBocht 121 § 22. nír fhás meadh na mná-sa the like of this woman, 14 § 8 . Cf. co Commar . . . na tteora n-abh a n-oínmhedh (.i. . . . na ttri n-abhann ccoimhionand i n-aoin ionadh), Leb. Gab.(i) i 128.12 .

(d) In the phr. ón mid because of the fact (that): ara coicill la Corc mac Luigthid, ón mid ba ndalta doib 'since they had been spared by Corc mac Luigthig, due to the fact that he was a fosterson of theirs', Aided Echach 102 §5 . conde-gegoinn clann Maine Munchāin ... ōn mith ro bratad flaith Muman seccu 'and the descendants of Maine Munchaín wounded them ... because the kingdom of Munster had been plundered despite them', Aided Echach 102 § 6 .

(e) measure, means, expedient (late use): ar an modh ┐ leis an meadh as fearr le Dia, Luc. Fid. 209.10 . gan fhios an mheadha le ttig neach ar shlighe a slainte, 353.12 : cf. 352.11 .

(f) doubtful: med n-ercc .i. gort, Anecd. iii 44.18 = Auraic. 5641 (a kenning for the letter g, = cow-balance? but seems neut.). ? Leg. ined erc, Ériu xxxix 136 .

Compd. medtosṅgachtigtheid, gl. libripens, Sg. 114a1 .

méd

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n size and derivv. see mét.