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moídem

Cite this: eDIL s.v. moídem or dil.ie/32457
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: moídem, maidem, moídme, moídim, moídem, maídim, maídib, maídheamh, -imh, -mhe, máoidhimh, máoidhthe, maídem

n ā, f., vn. of moídid. n s. moídem , Wb. 2b14 , 17c11 . maidem, 17c14 (a prima manu). g s. moídme, 17a13 . a s. moídim, 17c11 , 20 ; 17d17 . d s. dia moídem (sic), 14d37 . du maídim , TBC-LL¹ 1964. du maídib , 1778 . Later also o, m.: maídheamh (m., g s. -imh, -mhe), IGT Dec. § 101. máoidhimh (f., g s. máoidhthe), § 150 (see moíded).

(a) boasting, vaunting; a boast, matter for glorying: gl. gloriatio, Wb. 2b14 , 16b20 . cia dognéo moídim (gl. gloriari), 17c20 . combad sníni for moidem-si (gl. occasionem gloriandi pro nobis), 15d6 . ? ni maídim limm . . . oenlaech do mmarbad I do not deem the slaying of a single warrior matter for boasting, TBC-LL¹ 1277 (leg. maídem? ni maidemh lem, St.). ní maoidheamh don té do thogh | sé 'n-a naoidhean dá naomhadh `being sanctified . . . is no boast for him whom God chose', PBocht 77 § 34 , cf. 62 § 19 . slúag sochla ra sír-moídim `a host of renown, ever-boasted ', Metr. Dinds. iii 12.150 . With obj. gen.: ni tella do neuch . . . moidem a arilte to boast of his merits, Wb. 5c13 . im gu-maideam mna mairb[e] (.i. im in maidem ngua doberar ar in mnai mairbh) a lying panegyric (?), Laws i 184.8 , 188.10 . ceilt gach maitheasa a maoidheamh to boast of good qualities is to hide them, Content. xii 6. ag maoidheamh a uaisleachta féin, TSh. 10716. Folld. by prep.: ar nebm.¤ hi magistrib our not boasting as to masters, Wb. 8d26 , cf. 23d23 . oc maídem asa ecna boasting of his wisdom, TTr.² 1237. as do thriúr . . . maoidheamh mór níor dhéanta dhuit you should not have boasted much of your three men, Content. v 69.

(b) declaring, avowing; in Laws making avowal (truly or falsely) of a deed committed. gin go ndernatar in cin acht an maidheam amain, Laws iii 108.13 . maidhem iar ndénam cina, ib. 15 . eiric in maidme no eiric in gnima, 110.9 Comm. na rag-sa fessin dá maídib fris that I will not go to declare it to him, TBC-LL¹ 1778. na ranic fer maíti airgni uad not a man escaped to tell of the slaughter, RC xiv 424.14 . dá mhaoidheamh gurab é féin, etc., TSh. 8808. Cf. maídem (.i. brath), O'Gr. Cat. 78.28 (a species of `cin béil' = `mouth-crime').

(c) taunting, upraiding (with AR of pers.); for transition cf. TBC-LL¹ 1964 : ba níth la Fergus óen do maídim thechid fri Coinculaind = gur tec Cc. roime, St., where the sense of `boasting' is implicit, cf. 1974 . Sébah . . . le ndearnabhair maoidheam oruim-sa with whom ye did upbraid me, Judges viii 15. gan caoineadh na gcorp is cáir | ort a maoidheamh is mórdháil to reproach Thee for them is presumption (?), Ó Bruad. ii 122. With acc. of pers.: ní léigfe mé do mhaoidheamh `he will not let me be crowed over', Content. ix 29. milléan, maoitheamh `an upbraiding', Eg. Gl. 483.

(d) threatening, promising: ag maoidhim madhma orra (of a `Badb'), ML 32.12 .

Compds. ¤rád: oc foicheda(i)l maidemraigh uttering exultant speech (of birds), ZCP xiii 258.14 .