midemain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. midemain or dil.ie/32184

Forms: midhemhana

n f. late Mid.Ir. vn. of midithir.

(a) judging: aingil nime ic a forguill . . . Crist fén oc a m.¤ (= Christus iudex), PH 5336.

(b) contemplating, surveying (in order to form a judgement); reconnoitring: ic midemuin na ndúl (of a druid), TBC-LL¹ 5490 St. oc midhemhain na nóeden, Moling § 8. gid fata ro beth fer . . . ac mideamain na n-ingen sin, TTebe 733 . ic midhemain ┐ ic mordecsain for in longphort, CCath. 5429. do midheamhain . . . an tíre ina thimchell, Hugh Roe 156.18 (fo. 42a) . do mhidheamain an tslóigh, AFM iv 988.16 .

(c) the act of reflecting; meditation: ag midheamhain ar ghuaisibh an bháis, TSh. 9849. do tharbha na midhemhna so, Parrth. Anma 391.3 . pl. doním midhemhana fada ar na pianaibh do fhulaing Criosd, 426.11 .