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Forms: midh, meadha, mmid, med-

n u, n. and m. midh (m.), IGT Dec. § 71. g s. meadha, ex. 1550 . Mead, metheglin: m.¤ .i. combrec ro truailled and .i. med (i.e. it is a corruption of Welsh medd), Corm. Y 853. n s. (with art.) a mmid mass, IT i 77.20 ( LL 261a23 ) = in mid , Eg. fín ┐ m.¤ do dáil fair, TBC-LL¹ 1614. dabach do m.¤ medrach, SCC 33. fa ro-beg do midh a dīl very little mead sufficed him (of Colum C.), ZCP vii 304.9 . m.¤ cuill hazel-mead , xiii 276.2 . as e mo miodh mh'uisci fúar cold water is my mead, BS 86.9 . pait meda, LU 4455. mesce tre ol cormae no chingiti medæ, Mon. Tall. § 40. gáir meda the shout of (those that drink) mead, Metr. Dinds. iv 368. ba mac meda co fledól, Anecd. ii 35 § 8. Frangcaigh . . . santaigh senmedha thirsting for old mead, IT iii 91 § 128 = Bruchst. i § 36 . d'ól meadha mhais, A. Ó Dálaigh lv 9 . (cryptic) muinchidh .i. miodh, Goid. 76 § 99 (Dúil Laithne) , ZCP xlix-l 613 .

Compds. i nArd Macha mid-adbail `rich in mead', Metr. Dinds. iv 130. for ríg midcharthach Mide mead-loving , ii 44 . ¤chuach a mead-cup: combo móir béolu midchuaich, LU 4482 = fidchōich, TBC-I¹ 395 (YBL). ¤garb: ic ríg Macha midgairb `wild with mead', Metr. Dinds. iii 368 (but cf. iv 222.2 quoted under 3 mid-). ¤ól mead-drinking , LL 369 marg. inf. fian Mhuaidhe is millsi midoil, 394.4 . a hucht Muimnech in mid-ōil mead-quaffing Munstermen, MacCarthy 426 z . ¤ólach: in fiad mesta m. rich in draughts of mead, Metr. Dinds. iii 136 (midōlmar v.l.). ¤rian: dar midriana streams of mead, ZCP xi 80 § 3 . With the g s. stem med- in poetry (metri gratiâ): ar shluagh Mhúir mheadh-altruim mBreagh ` mead-producing ' (: eanac[h]luinn), Studies 1928, 675 § 8 . tri fichit med ba medrand `three score measures was his share of mead', Metr. Dinds. iv. 344. See also follg.

2 mid

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Forms: míodh

n honour, renown? a word (if genuine) confined to poetry, perhaps an arbitrary use of 1 mid . míodh ` honour, dignity ', O'R. Poems ? flaith co fáthaib fogaib mid ` respect ', Metr. Dinds. iv 96.103 (see note; in v 276 taken as acc. of med `balance'). Ethur ard fofuair miodh ` renown ', Leb. Gab.(i) i 168.2 , cf. Keat. i 224.5 . fleadh choitchionn do fhleadh, a Ch.; miodh ar thruaghuibh ┐ ar thréanaibh do mhiodh `an honour for the weak and for the strong is thy honour' (?), Todd Lect. iv 66 § 13 (= 1 mid ?). ? doraid (.i. rig) Muman m.¤ co mend | Faelchad file faebur fland, LL 43a36 . ? sacart Airdmacha midh ciuil, ACL iii 307 § 28 (perh. = 1 mid : the poem contains frequent humorous allusions to liquors; cf. §§ 20 , 23 ). Cf. also: Flann . . . mid-suī sīde suiges lind | tiug-suī tīre trī Finn Fland (a sage of renown? a mead-sage who imbibes liquor? of Flann Mainistrech), ib. 308.6 (same poem) = midhsui sidhe suidheas lind (`contemplative sage is he who sits with us' O'Don.), AFM ii 870.

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Forms: midnoct, mid(ṡ)lisse

n in compds. mid-, middle, centre: used exceptionally as absol., folld. by gen.: mac rig Muide mid samraid | fuair i fid uaine ingin in midsummer, YBL 118a marg. inf. = Bruchst. i § 161 . fo midh abunn, BLism. 176rb35 .

I With adj. in primary sense, or occasionally in that of middling, partially , cf. mid .i. leth, O'Mulc. 821. ¤garb: ós brúachaib mara midgairb `of the rough mid-sea', Metr. Dinds. iv 222.2 (but cf. iii 368.38 quoted under 1 mid ). ¤lán: is midlán inbėr Linni Luachainne half-full , CRR 11. go dtárla an mhuir . . . 'n-a mallmagh mhíodhlán swelling (?), ML 48.1 . cloch dárbo midhlán a glac, Comp. CC 121.16 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ); 120.4 . ¤lethan: carbad mór midhleathan ` middle-broad ', Todd Lect. iv 74 § 23. Name of Finn's drinking-cup , Fianaig. 56.7 . ¤oll: mōrarggain . . . Mide mid-uill `of great central Meath', Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 33 = LL 184a17 (= 1 mid ?).

See also midṡeng, -thromm.

II With subst., corresponding to Engl. mid -. ¤aís middle age , generally of adolescence, period between childhood and manhood: méidither cenn mic midhaísi, TBC-LL¹ p. 369 n. 14 . tricha mac midaísi, IT iii 246.91 (LL), cf. ZCP viii 541.22 . co snāifitis maic midaísi foraibh, ZCP xi 62 § 5. ML 4.10 . ITS v 180.2 . níor mhó ná mac miodhaoise, Duan. F. i 47.10 . Of the period of life between youth and old age: genus i n-óide, creisine i mmidais, ettla fri hæs, LB 71 marg. inf. ním creisineach miodhaoise, Studies 1931, 437 § 10 . ¤bine: ni m.¤ insin no venial crime (?), LL 122b28 . ¤bolg o, m. ` middle bag', belly: midhbolg aice cosmhuil re bolg sidhe, Lism. L. 2223. delbh duine . . . co m.¤ umai, BB 487a34 . g s. in place-name: Magh Midhbuilcc (Míbuilg v.l.), BNnÉ 284.14 . As ā, f. stem: mac midbuilce mela `son of honey-bag', MacCongl. 33.13 = milbuilci, 123.36 . ¤cuairt, see below. ¤glenn n. a central glen or valley, a depression: tar maige, tar midglinni, FB 47. sétid maige midglinne, 50 . ¤guala f. space between the shoulders: ro gabastar . . . a chathbarr . . . dar a midguallib sechtair, TBC-LL¹ 2535. ¤n. midday: iar medón midlaí, LU 6338 , TBC-LL¹ 2474. ¤lisse, see -ṡliss. ¤medón m., strengthened form of medón middle, centre: i midmedon in laei at the height of noon, CCath. 3516. i midhmedón laoi, AFM v 1778. go midhmhedón erraigh, Hugh Roe 76.2 (fo. 20a) . ¤nocht midnight: midnoct nocturn , Thes. i 3.36 . iar midnocht, MacCongl. 7.14 . hi mídnocht na cásc, PH 5009. teit di m.¤ to midnight mass (on Easter Eve), Rule of Tallaght § 13. do leigthi dochom an mhiodnochta midnight mass, Rule of Tallaght § 54. (Fig.) Colum C. coinneal tōidhius teóra reachta . . . doréd midhnocht maighne Erca, ZCP viii 197 § 11.

¤ṡliss mid-side, mid-beam ; in older lit. in pl. mid(ṡ)lisse, apparently of rafters or timbers in upper part of a room: nos-cuir i n-arda, co ranic midlisi in tigi, FB 64. flesc . . . adcomced midlisse in tige, 55 . flesc airgit . . . rosaiged midlissiu in taige, LL 248b42 = TBFr. 82 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. v ). Of seat running along one side of a room: ro erb fair suidhe . . . for miodhslios na bruighne, Hugh Roe 230.31 (61b) .