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1 meile

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n io, m., a disparaging term applied to a person: a fool? a good-for-nothing? meile .i. lorgánach, H 3.18 p. 651 ( O'Curry 1467 ). mele .i. drochlaoch .i. lorgánach a coward, a sluggard , O'Cl. bell-ian .i. bell mele ut dicitur: a [leg. dá?] n-ó beill dogní in fer-sa .i. a n-ó troich (tróch MS.), Corm. Y 167 ; cf. da n-o bill .i. genaige, 179 and Thr. Ir. Gl. 133.14 ; also IT i 73.1 (quoted under méla). ord meli mian suain sirlaíghe `the characteristic of an imbecile', MR 170.6 . ? fer crotha cēir, nirbo meile , Anecd. i 73 § 209 , cf. ZCP xi 161. Perhaps this word should be read in the two follg. exx.: trí atá messum i tig: maic, mná, méile , Triads 228 (` lewdness ', KMeyer, but a class of persons seems to be meant); cia mesam hi trebod? meic mná méile , ib. 223 (`sons of a bawd', Meyer); glossed .i. amadán, p. 42 .

2 meile

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Forms: mele

n io, m., abstr. formed from meilid. meile beile (na brón), IGT Dec. § 2.25 . The act (occupation) of grinding: im meli [mele B] bron no funi bargini, Cog. 116.13 . (Concrete) a hand-mill, quern (perh. a glossator's inference): m.¤ bró, Forus Foc. 69. m.¤ .i. bró, O'Cl. See also 3 meile .

3 meile

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Forms: mele, meile, meile

n [io, m.] a horse, nag? mele .i. capall, H 3.18 p. 72 ( O'Curry 113 ). meile .i. capull, p. 636a ( O'Curry 1414 ); .i. gearrán, p. 651 ( O'Curry 1465 ). n p. meili gl. mutina , Études Celt. xi 123 (Paris Latin 10290 34 b 26) .

Possibly in the follg. exx., where, however, the meaning quern would also be appropriate: ran-írus[s]a im deich meile , BDD 28 ( querns , Stokes, corrected to nags in Gloss., steeds BDD² gloss. ). ro ir dom .x. moga, ro ir dom .x. mile (.i. gerrain), Ériu ii 4.12 (text and gl. from H. 3.18; meli YBL, meile , Eg). The gloss seems confined to H. 3.18; if not the true meaning, it may have arisen from a misunderstanding of the phrase: dá n-ó mele (see IT i 73.1 quoted under méla), or of the gloss: bell mele, Corm. Y 167 (see 1 meile ), bell being taken as = pell horse ( ib. 244 ); cf. the proverbial saying: dá ó phill ar Labhraidh, Keat. ii 2697 , iv p. 339 - 40 . Cf. follg. and melene.

4 meile

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n a cap, head-dress? meli .i. copcailli, Corm. Y 953 (= capall H. 3.18). If not a scribal error for capall (? capaill), the gl. may have arisen from the phrase: dá n-ó m.¤ (see 3 meile ).