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mescae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mescae or dil.ie/32047

Forms: -sc-, mesce, mescai, measca, meisci, mesco

n , f., (abstract of mesc), in O.Ir. with non-pal. -sc-, later also pal. n s. mesce, Wb. 31c3 . a d s. mescai, Ml. 77d7 , 94c4 . measca meisci, IGT Decl. § 3.5 .

(a) drunkenness, intoxication: amal nad fulgam in mescai ind fíno, Ml. 77d7 . mesce tre ol cormæ, Mon. Tall. 40. gabsus meisce ┐ bátar failte, FB 16. gabthus mesca, LL 251a10 ( TBFr. 287 ) = mesco, ZCP iv 42.19 . sochonn cách co meisci, Tec. Corm. § 31.12 . i mmescai intoxicated , Ml. 94c4 . i meisce, AU 988. conid for mesca do nua fína ro batar drunk with new wine, PH 5394. for mésca, AU ii 160.9 . ar mesce, Met. Dinds. iii 172.74 . ar mesca móir, IGT Decl. ex. 154. an dream air a mbí misge, is annsan oidhche bhíd air misge, 1 Thess. v 7. gáir mesca a drunken shout, IT i 67.5 . cor mesce `a contract of drunkenness', Laws iv 208.32 Comm. a láimh an fhir meisce the drunkard , Prov. xxvi 9. ón usqui . . . co mblas mela ┐ mescai fhína sweet as honey and stimulating as wine, PH 2827. ra línait a llestair . . . di medanaib deg-mesca, LL 219a39 ( TTr. 164 ).

(b) fig. daze, bewilderment, excitement: trí mesci a chotulta, TBC 4762. cath Tethba tend a meisce, LL 17a10 . mesce merachta, Laws iii 262.3 . cer ba mor tall a misce infatua- tion (?), ZCP xiii 15.23 . meisge fheirge, Content. xii 2. tria meisci spírtalda rapture , Lism. L. 4213. ar cheó meisci ┐ mearaigthi, Comp. CC 90.5 . i measga meanma `in joy', Dán Dé xiii 2 ( YBL 371 a ).

(c) in names of metres, prob. in fig. sense: Mesce Draigin maic Dorndorbied, IT iii 104.6 . mesgi Romhain, 100.3 .