1 midach

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Forms: Mídach, midhach, midach, midaig, mídige

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(a) a male horse, a stallion: m.¤ .i. mo d'echaib e no maith-ech, Corm. Y 930. Mídach (name of a horse), Acall. 271. (as adj.) each midhach merdana, CCath. 4733. g p. for heocurbelaibh na n-ech . . . ┐ na midach mórmongach, 4959 . TBC 5622 St.

(b) met. a champion, strong man, warrior: midech .i. láidir nó calma, IT iii 276. midhach .i. calma, O'Dav. 1206. m.¤ na mocháirgi champion of the early herd (of a bull), IT iii 246.93 (LL). m.¤ Maige Fíne, LL 45a40 ( RC xxxvi 262 § 7 ). m.¤ mear-maidmech, MR 224.18 . mac H. . . . midhach gan esbadh, AU ii 468.24 . pl. friscichset midaig morfhlathe, RC xxvi 36 § 178 (glossed: móra no miadacha, LL 188a59 ). ger mear bhar mioghaidh [= miodhaigh] 'n-a dháil, Duan. Finn i 4.16 . ? As adj. g s f.: do thig na mná mídige `valiant', Met. Dinds. iii 56.30 (perh. = Midech `belonging to Meath', see note).