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mil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mil or dil.ie/32220
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: mil, melo, mela, mil, Milbheoil, milbéla, milbuilci

n i, f., d s. di mil , Wb. 7d9 (only instance in Glosses). g s. frois melo , AU 717 ; later mela. mil f. IGT Dec. § 149.

Honey: gl. mel, Ir. Gl. 974. m.¤ .i. mel ro truailled and (i.e. it is a corruption of Lat. mel), Corm. Y 888. im ur do macuibh airiuch, m.¤ do macuib righ, Laws ii 148.22 Comm. cóic fichit bargen cruithnechta . . . iarna fuine tria m.¤ , FB 9. m.¤ is mes in cech tir (sign of a prosperous reign), ZCP viii 109.4 . deol mela a mecna[ib] ibair (of a futile undertaking), MacCongl. 71. 28 , cf. buain mhela a mecnaib iobhuir, Anecd. ii 72. criathar mela honey-comb , PH 6711. milse na meala, TSh. 585. (cryptic) maincil .i. mil , Goid. 78 § 227 (Dúil Laithne) . mincil(l) .i. mil , 76 § 91 , ZCP xlix-l 613 .

Compds. ¤bél n. honey-mouth , freq. as epithet: Conan Milbel mac in Dagda, RC xiii 9.13 , cf. Ériu v 224.99 . Cermait milbel mac an Dagda, Fianaig. 42 § 7 , cf. LL 266a38 ( MU 30.9 ). g s. Chearmada Milbheoil , Keat. i 108.6 . Loegair[e] Milbél, TBC-LL¹ 4832. pl. milbéla druinecha `skilful women are honey-mouthed', Tec. Corm. § 13.37 . ¤bláith: Maol Milscothach milblaith, Anecd. ii 68. ¤bolc m. honey-bag: g s. (as ā, f.) mac milbuilci mela, MacCongl. 123.36 . ¤briathrach sweet-worded: a ddēin miding milbriathraig, IT iii 106.20 . ¤scoth: aliu tech Midchuarta milscothaib with honeyed words (?), IT iii 51 § 94 . miollscoithi .i. milisbhriathrach, O'Cl. ¤scothach: Mane m., BDD 42 , cf. Ériu ii 184.6 . Maol M. .i. milisbriathrach, Anecd. ii 47.16 . ¤tenga a sweet tongue, persuasive eloquence: atcota m. brethemnus, Anecd. iii 12.23 . Ailill Milteṅga, ZCP viii 218.13 . TBC-LL¹ 5471. ¤tengaid (i, m. ?) one gifted with persuasive eloquence (?): bá dirsan nád boí m. dognéth córai fri Grécu, TTr.² 910. ¤tengthach: techtaire mláith m., Ériu iii 106 § 44.

1 míl

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 míl or dil.ie/32221
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: míl, mmíl, míl, míl, míla, mílta, míol, m.

n o, n. and m. n s. míl mbec, LU 10598 ( IT i. 139.1 ). (with art.) a mmíl , LL 250b7 . g s. míl . n p. míl , Fél. Ep. 219 ; generally míla, in late lang. also mílta. Mod. míol.

(a) an animal, used in wide sense of all the lower creatures, but never of human beings. miol .i. ainm da gach beathadhach, O'Cl. cech m.¤ beo, SR 1638. fanna míla marta `weak are the animals of March', CRR 6. míla in mara, ZCP viii 111.15 . muir míl, nem, talam, Metr. Dinds. iii 6 (= mare belluosum). os muir mil , BB 403a28 . Often of cattle: ni lamad m.¤ firenn géisecht, TBC-LL¹ 6126. comindsaighidh mil bic ┐ mil moir (of cattle attacking each other), Laws iii 234.6 . conidh anbecht ma do ḟacsat mil nā duine, RC xviii 11.4 . corro airgset itir mil ┐ duine iat, ZCP xi 40.8 . mil buidhe, gl. lepus, Eg. Gl. 158 fo. 145a ( ACL iii 202 ), a corruption of míl maige? m.¤ crín a moth: miolcrion, Eg. Gl. 417. Matthew vi 20. ar na n-ithe ó mhíoluibh chríona, Isaiah v 2. m.¤ étgudo (gl. pediculum), a louse , Enchir. Aug. 83b ( ZCP vii 484 ). mil edaigh, gl. pediculum, Ir. Gl. 501. IT iii 103.6 . m.¤ indile a head of cattle: ar in mil n-indli, Laws v 86.14 Comm. Ériu iv 153 § 32. as inueachtain forágsat míol n-indile, AFM ii 936.13 . cona farccaibhset míol n-innile, Hugh Roe 86.9 (fo 23a) . m.¤ maige a hare: in mil maige, gl. lepus, RC ix 237. miol muighe, BS § 73 . mílta menmnacha muighi, Études Celt. i 85.13 . inti nar leic essin mil maigi do Sil T. `the leveret of a hare', Cog. 66.11 (leg. ēss in m.¤ the track of a hare?). m.¤ mór a whale: mil mór, gl. cetus, Ir. Gl. 428 , cf. 865 . mil mor dorala docum tire, AU 752. a brú míl moir, Hy. i 37. fabra mil moir, Laws i 124.7 . garbchongair na mbledhmil . . . na milmór ┐ na libedhan, CCath. 4334. i mbroinn an mhíl mhóir, TSh. 4474. Gen. i 21. m.¤ úre (n p.) worms , Fél. Ep. 219. Of Lucifer in the form of a serpent: a míl mindnár, SR (Adam and Eve) 36.1210, cf. 34.1195, 1226 .

(b) in restricted sense, a louse: a mila-side ┐ a dergnata, MacCongl. 17.27 . lomrud ina mil batar im oilib . . . an éoin moir, RC x 74.21 . mila na heilifinnti, ACL i 328.84 . TSh. 9792. Exodus viii 16.

(c) a hare: co nach fuaratur mucc nā m.¤ nā brocc (of hunters), Fianaig. 52.16 . le coin do bi i n-a rith ar mil , AU iii 58.3 . níor háirmhidh eilite ná broic ná thuait, Oss. vi 110.17 .

See also bled-, fiadmíl s.v. 2 fíad, túagmíl.

2 míl

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 míl or dil.ie/32222
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: mil, -míl, míl, mílid, miled, mílid, mílid, mmíled, miledaib, mílid, mílid, mílidi, míledu, mílidh, mílidh, mílidhe, Mílid, Mílid, Míl, Míled

n t, m., early loan-word from Lat. miles. n s. mil , Sg. 47b2 . -míl , 66a8 . míl , Fél. June 3 , Sept. 28. a s. fri mílid , Wb. 24a17 . g s. miled, LU 6720 ( TBC-I¹ 2179 ). n d. mílid, PH 2636. n p. mílid, Fél. Prol. 73 , 77 . g p. inna mmíled , Wb. 11a10 . TBC-LL¹ 5866. d p. do miledaib , Wb. 3c1 . Mid.Ir. n s. mílid, already, Hy. vi 21 , TBC-LL¹ 3179 , 3805 ; n p. mílid; na mílidi , LL 31046 (TTr.) . a p. míledu, Lat. Lives 89.2 , PH 2631 , (for n p.) 2637 . mílidh (g s. mílidh), IGT Dec. § 52. g s. gan treóir mílidhe is mná, ex. 1322 (metri gratiâ, : tíri-ne).

A soldier , gen. used of a professional one, but in wider sense in early lit. and in poetry. m.¤ .i. mílídh no gaisgeadhach, O'Cl. gl. tiro, Sg. 47b2 , miles 66a8 . m.¤ catha, Fél. Ep. 275. in milid morchalma (of Fer Diad), TBC-LL¹ 3179. co nā tomnide bad mílid acht bad manach, Lat. Lives 88. do thinoil Iulian Cessar a míledu, 89 . milig [milid v.l.] mormenmnach . . . i cathaib ┐ hi comlondaib, Ériu ii 182.11 . milid diarba comainm Longinus, PH 2873. is mathghamhna meardha . . . a míleadha, Todd Lect. iv 82 § 28. g s. as attrib.: atraig a bruth miled, TBC-I¹ 2179. do laigin miled, PH 2874. Of saints, etc.: epscop Sanctan . . . milid aingel, Hy. vi 21. m.¤ Críst, Fél. June 3 . in m.¤ slisgel (of the Archangel Michael), Sept. 29.

As n.pr. m. Mílid Espáine soldier of Spain, the name given to Golam son of Bile, mythical ancestor of the Goídil, called later simply Mílid; the n s. Míl does not seem to occur in this connexion. oenmac Bile .i. Milid Espáine, Galam a ainm díles, LL 12b51 . ocht meic Golaim . . . darb ainm Milidh Easpaine, BB 19a7 , quoted Leb. Gab.(i) i 234. ba milidh mearchalma antí Golomh . . . conadh aire ro gairmedh an t-ainm as Mil idh desiomh, ib. 236 . Galamh da ngairthí Milidh Easpáinne, Keat. ii 628. Bregoin mac . . . Bil | is dó robo mac Milid, LL 4a39 . secht meic Miled, ib. 41 . trén dollotar meic mil Mile [leg. Miled?], 134a31 = Todd Nenn. 240. gabail Erenn do maccaibh Milid Esbaine, MacCarthy 280.2 ( BB 9a53 ). Common in poetry in expression: meic (clann, etc.) Míled = Gaels, Irishmen: ó mhacaibh Míleadh Easbáin, TD 17.8 . tar Chloinn Mhilidh, 10.12 . do Mhacaibh Mílidh, Content. v 79 . go maicne Míle Easpáine, Keat. Poems 1009.

milgaibrin, ? mil gaibrin)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. milgaibrin, ? mil gaibrin) or dil.ie/32240

Forms: mil gaibrin, milghaibhrin, milghabhar

n name of a plant: mil gaibrin, gl. filagus, ACL i 327.69 . milghaibhrin (= filagus), R.I.A. 23 K 42, 436.3 . Cf. milghabhar ` honeysuckle ', Hogan Luibhl.