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meng

Cite this: eDIL s.v. meng or dil.ie/31942

Forms: menge, meang

n ā, f., a wile, ruse; guile, craft ; freq. associated with mebal. meang .i. cealg, O'Cl. meng . . . .i. drochenech, Corm. Y 934. Breg ┐ Meng ┐ Meabal, 723 . níor íonmhuin leó cealg nā meang, Oss. iv 156.19 . ros-bráthaig tria ming [meing v.l.] in meng `by her falseness the false woman destroyed her', Met. Dinds. iii 84. tárrus ort meing is mebuil, Ir. Texts ii 10 § 1. cen meinġg cen mebuil cen brath, SR 3063. gan meing gan mebail, Acall. 6902. BColm. 36.20 . ZCP viii 113.16 . KMMisc. 274 § 64. FM vi 2366.5 . g s. lān menge a corp co mbāine (of one fair but false), ZCP vi 267 § 6. pl. saoghal na meang , MS. Mat. 569.14 . cuaine na gcéad meang, Studies 1931, 261.8 . le menguibh nó le cluanaibh, MacAingil 285.13 . ? ticfaittit na crosāna | fri dered domain dathaig; | beitt Gaidil go huchānach | gunna meandaib tig thairiss (leg. meangaib deceptions, tricks?), Fen. 302.8 .