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1 mell

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Forms: mill, miull, mioll, meall

n o, m., d s. do mill (= miull), CCath. 439 ; mioll, FM v 1768.13 .

(a) a ball, sphere, round mass: m.¤ mellon graece rotundam latine , O'Mulc. 811. m.¤ oir for rinn cech dúail, IT i 119.22 . mill nemun pearls (?), Laws i 2.13 Comm. dona mellaib dracondaib beads , Corm. Y 132 (s.v. basc). Of metal balls used as weapons: beir mo mhell . . . i lló chomlainn, SG 248.33 (`mace' O'Gr.). co mellaib dergaib umaide leo ina lámaib oc tuarcain na n-anmand na peccdach ` maces ', PH 8312. mill umai for cennaib na n-iall (description of the caestus), LL 223a3 = TTr.² 419 , cf. Aen. 1065. mill lanmora luaidi ro dibraicdis na fir, TTebe 2700 (= glandibus, Theb. vii 338 ). CCath. 6079. Cf. uball-mell .

Various other applications: don mill mor-adhbul bís for a erball tuft (of a lion's tail), CCath. 439. ro ērig grian . . . ina mill crōchomderg blood-red ball, TTebe 2196 . Of hailstones , AU ii 506.12 . ro baí an tulaigh . . . ina haenmeall duibhchiach mass of smoke, FM vi 2072.24 . na mill knops , 1 Kings vii 24. meall ime a lump of butter, TSh. 5053. meall fígeadh, Isa. xxxviii 21. co nderna oen m.¤ dibh (of troops), CCath. 3159. urruinn an mhadra don mheall the dog's share of the piece of meat, Content. xxvii 15. a Dhonnchadh chleibh chognas mill quantities of food (?), Measgra Dánta 7.46 . ní bodach é nach déan meall a pile of money (?), 7.139 . do badh mór meall dearmaid great forgetfulness, 55.41 . do chonncadar do shúile mo mheall míochumtha my substance, Psa. cxxxix 16.

(b) a round protuberance, swelling, etc. tuargabsat a lénte co mellaib a lárac buttocks , FB 20 , cf. BDD 60 and Aisl. MC 9.25 (where read mell aib ). mella a dromma buttocks, BDD 58 , cf. 38 . Esp. of lumps (swellings, impostumes, etc.) on body: mill duba . . . do thidecht tre n-a chorp immach, PH 375. meall, gl. picuta, Ir. Gl. 258 (i.e. a pustule, Low Lat. picota `morbus variolarum', Ducange ). cudroma gach cloiche . . . do mhioll mhaothghurm for na luirgnibh, FM v 1678.13 . ? no bertha meall dar do dét, RC xliii 34.19 (perh. a blow). beiridh ar mheall bhrághad air throat (`Adam's apple'), TSh. 2327. Hackett xlvii 7. Cf. bocmeall .i. fo mbit na mill buicc braghad (i.e. a cretin ?), O'Dav. 318.

Compds. ¤dorn a clenched (? knobby) fist: mealldorna mogaide, RC xliii 28.9 . ¤shrón f. a snub-nose , IT iii 91 § 126. ¤shúil: dā meallshuil ina cinn goggle eyes (?), Aisl. MC 122.32 .

2 mell

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n destruction ( LEIA M-33 , Celtica x 153 ), confusion, error? undoing? m.¤ .i. milliud ē nō millti, Corm. Y 922. is meth ┐ m.¤ ┐ milli[u]d dond ḟir, YBL 112a16 (cf. ZCP iii 3 ). ceithri sillæba fichet í cech rand, dia ṁbé plus no minus is m.¤ [the quatrain ] is spoilt, Fél. 10.11 , cf. si sit plus minusue error est (is pudar), 4.27 . ? dobeir mac[h]dath for cach meild | in cor foceird for cach ríg `the lot that has fallen to every king causes awe at every wreck' (?), Hail Brigit § 3 ( LL 49b16 ); but see 3 mell .

Cf. mellsuide.

3 mell

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Forms: meld

adj (O.Ir. meld) o,ā. pleasant, delightful: meall .i. aibind, Lec. Gl. 25. meall aoibhinn, Met. Gl. 27 § 35. In lit. the word seems used either as pred. with cop. or as a subst. ba mór meld a acaldam `his converse was very delightful', Thes. ii 291. 14 (Ml. Cod.). ba mór meld a gnás, Ériu iii 106 § 47 (in both exx. the word might be taken as g p. dependent on mór). cach a foferad a midcuardta medracha ara mesce m.¤ , Ériu iv 163 § 27 (perh. subst. preceded by gen.). ? gabh lat go mín milis m.¤ [mall MS.] | t'urnaighthe ┐ do leighend ` pleasantly ', BNnÉ 170.21 (late ex., reading doubtful).

In follg. exx. seems a subst. (ā,f.?) sport, game, revelry? Mag Meld (name of the Irish Elysium), Im. Brain §§ 34 , 39 ( mell v.l.), prob. g p. rí dhúine Muige Mell , SG 256.23 . i ndúnad Muige m.¤ , 257.7 , 9 . ferrdi in liath a Muig Mell (of Christian heaven) Éigse xxix 172 . i n-inis na mell , LU 10097 = i nInis Subai, Im. Brain. Meall ┐ Tēidi ┐ Rocain a tri muige cluiche (of the Tuatha D.D.), BB 35a16 = Mell ┐ Teiti, Lec. 25 a 47 . Cf. further: ailiu laith lam co meild maith, O'Dav. 1218 (I ask to have ale with revelry?); dobeir macdath for cach meild (casts astonishment on every festive gathering?), LL 49b16 ( Hail Brigit § 3 ).

Compds. slogu na maccradh isnaibh meallmuigib `pleasant fields' (? play-fields ), Ériu ii 124 § 69. ? hi meiltmaigib, TBC² 1064 (rhet.) = hi meltmuigib, LU 5546. ? ni gáubu cetchinta for mnaib meldrígi, LU 5439 = meldirgi, TBC² 963 (rhet.); 'in truth the first offences are by women of pleasant rule' ZCP xlvii 54 . See also mellbreth.

mell-cainenn

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n f. (1 mell ) an onion? i mbuain na mellcainde asin talmain, H. 3.18 p. 283 ( O'C. 567 ).

melle, mell

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n name of an edible herb (onion?): Buile S. 22.20 . bun melle, 116.24 . bun melli, barr sobairchi, ZCP xiii 278.2 . ? mil, mes melle, K. and H. § 20. See ZCP xviii 105.