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menad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. menad or dil.ie/31929

Forms: meanadh, menath

n o, m., meanadh, IGT Dec. § 11 (p. 55.2) . An awl, borer or pointed instrument used for drilling holes: menad .i. min a inad ┐ coel a t[h]oll its place (i.e. bulk) is small and narrow the hole it makes, Corm. Y 864 = menath, Bodl., cf. cumung toll menaid, IT iii 77 § 43. m.¤ leis oc úaim a brond | tan naṅgonta i cath, ZCP viii 217 § 8. menadh sgeine a stiletto (?), IGT Dec. ex. 328. maith do bhreóidh an meanadh mé, ib. ex. 495 . glacfa tú meanadh ┐ cuirfe tú tré na chluais é, Deuteronomy xv 17. meadh meanaidh thiar ar a thóin (of a dandy's sword), Ir. Review 1912, p. 471 § 7 . In mod. lang. sometimes with palatal final: an meanaidh lér polladh an croiceann, O'Rah. xviii 33 (1911 ed.) .

See also menoc.