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Forms: mion, miniu, mina, mion, mmin, doíni, mingata, minlonga, minmírend, minpeccthu, minrainn, minscainnre

adj o, ā (orig. u). The final consonant is non-palatal: min, beg, iphin and; min arba immorro idedh [= idad] and (i.e. min `small' contains the vowel io, m.¤ `flour' the vowel i), Auraic. 4395 ; in late Mid. and Mod.Ir. mion, except in compds. before a follg. palatal vowel. Compar. miniu, Thes. ii 254.14 .

Small (of size and quantity), minute, fine; petty, trivial .

I As declinable adj. with pred. or subst.: ce fodailter ni bes miniu although something less is distributed, Thes. ii 254.14 ( Stowe M. 65b ). pl. mina tairberta `small givers' (lit. small in giving), Tec. Corm. § 16.71 . robo min é, robo mor whether (the supply) was small or great, ZCP vii 304 § 11. ba maith a eneach mór mion `in great things and small', A. Ó Dálaigh lv 25 . uir m.¤ fine clay, Laws iii 296.16 Comm. (= mín?). cu mbat minai a cnamhæ shattered, pulverized , RC xii 88.4 . bruara mina menbaighthe, CCath. 3632. gombtar miona mionbhrúite, AFM vi 1982.3 . iter a troigthib mine, RC xxiv 200.3 . dorónad slóig mhina ┐ buidne becai do morshlogaib, Alex. 281. do galaib mina menici petty and frequent conflicts, Cog. 60 y . aonach nar m.¤ no mean gathering, BNnÉ 144.32 . níor bháigh mion, Ériu i 98 x . bronnadh mion mór (= small but precious), PBocht 7 § 15. ní díth mion, Keat. Poems 1025. is mion súil is dubhach 'na dheoidh sin rare is the eye, 172 . As epithet of endearment: a bhráthair mhion do mhór-Dia, PBocht 127 § 42. As subst.: gidh mion dogénainn though little I might do, BNnÉ 179 § 35. nis diolfa min mor-tnuth `little will not pay for great jealousy' (i.e. illicit desire), Leb. Gab.(i) i 28.23 . Adv. innis co mmin tell it in detail, CCath. 2892. do siredar na hára co m.¤ minutely , ZCP xiii 245.14 .

II In compds.:

(a) with subst., oft. oppd. to a compd. with mór. ¤aba f. a petty river: mo muir-si os na mionaibhnibh, ZCP viii 221 § 45. ¤áige: co ro scor i mminagib small pieces (lit. joints), LU 6721 = in minaigib, TBC-I¹ 2180. ¤airbe: m. cerd `art of small poems', RC xxvi 24 § 83 ( .i. aiste beca, LL 187b19 ). ¤aís tender age, minority: an mac do bheith 'na mhionaois, Keat. i 68.2 . ? ¤arán: miach minaráin ` flour-cakes ', MacCongl. 45.11 . fogebed a sháith min-aráin ` small (? broken) bread ', 53.17 ; perh. = min (men) flour. ¤ascid f. a petty gift: mo menma ba minascaid | is co Crist foscer, LL 47a48 . ¤bruar small fragments (coll.), TBC-LL¹ 1118. Aen. 156. mionbhruar, BS § 41 . Also ¤bruan, TBC-LL¹ 756 , 1084 , 1091 , 1121 . mionbhrughadh (= contritio), Mac Aingil 5.5 ¤chaingen f.: mincaingne trivial matters , CCath. 4064. ¤chásc f. little Easter, Low Sunday: minchasc, gl. octavarum paschae, Thes. ii 29.37 ( BCr. 43b3 ). domnach mincasc, Ériu iii 144 § 17. no ceilebrad in cáisc mór . . . no ceilebrad in mincaisc, Trip. 104.21 . cáiscc . . . ┐ mincáiscc, AFM ii 596. ¤chaislén, AFM iii 100.24 (oppd. to mór-). ¤chirriud chewing finely: min-chirrad m'il-blass, cnám carna, bronnud bánbíd, MacCongl.² 36.1134 . ¤chloch: do minchlochaib, RC xiii 68 § 72 . ¤choibse f. confession of minor sins: i rreir na riagla minchoibsena, Rule of Tallaght § 37. ¤chombach fragments (coll.): ro brised a luirgne co mba m., LB 151b44 . ¤chrann small wood, chips: dairge . . . arna diansgailed a m., RC xxi 400.12 . ¤chuil f. a small fly, midge: a mhairbhthene mhinchuile! IT iii 102 § 186. ni moo beitís minchuile flaithi síl Adhaimh occa not greater than flies, AFM i 524.21 . ¤chuileóg f. id.: cioth mionchuileóg, Mac Aingil 70.16 . ¤chúis f. a trifling matter? in fet[h]al (.i. m.) coisecartha, Lism. L. 2463 ; leg. minnchúis relic-case (cúis <cabhsa, cabsa = Lat. capsa)? Plummer (MS. notes). ¤dál f. ` small assembly ', Gorm. Aug. 25 . ¤dām ` petty troop ', ib. Gorm. Oct. 10 . ¤deascad fína fine wine-lees , O'Gr. Cat. 180.11. ¤druimne: cona mindruimnib mineccair do snath óir minute ridges, CCath. 4960. ¤duine, in pl. ¤ doíni small folk, inferior people (? children): mnaa ┐ meicc ┐ min-doene, TBC-LL¹ 6198 , cf. 2701 , 6202 . coin ┐ mindaine in baile, Moling § 21. mná ┐ miondaoíne an bhaile `common people', Ériu v 76.12 . AFM vi 1848.13 . ¤ecor minute work, ornamentation: co mineccur oir, CCath. 5284 , cf. 4960 . Cf. mín-e. ¤eclas f. a small church: fer gráid di mindecailsib [sic MS.] . . . cenmotát móreclaisi, Ériu i 220.1 . ¤én a small bird: ní facbhait m. na oissin, Acall. 6283. ealta minen ag teithed roim seabac, CF 684. Name of a plant: minen Muiri, ACL i 333.10 (cf. mionán Muire ` meadow saxifrage ', Hogan Luibhl. ). a mhinen na conaire | at millsi gach luibh, BS 64.17 . ¤fáith a minor prophet: iiii primfaith ┐ in da minfaith dec, Hib. Min. 3.71 . ZCP iii 21.41 . ¤féchad minute observation: lucht a minfechta those who observed him closely, Aisl. Tond. 94 § 3 = minfechsana, 121 . ¤flaith a petty chief: mac minflatha, BB 280b4 . ¤fogail f. a minor offence: a minfogla ┐ a mor-fogla, Laws iii 292.7 . ¤gait a petty theft: pl. mingata , O'Dav. 1466. ¤gerred cutting small, mincing: cnaib do mh. , Marco P. § 145. ¤glais f. a rivulet: tond romara bāides minglaissi, TBC-I¹ 3215. ¤gustal small means; a small article or utensil: fointreb in tighi (.i. na mingustail do bít isin tig), ACL iii 8 § 5 . ¤iasc a small fish: Corm. Y 955. fa murbruchtaib . . . minéisc, MR 248.12 . ¤iascach (coll.) small fish, small fry: is dobrán re m., ZCP vi 268.7 . ¤lestar a small vessel , see Laws i 134.6 . do mindlestraib na cerdcha, iii 192.1 . ¤long f. a small ship, boat: pl. minlonga, CCath. 1939. ¤maín f.: ni āirmhim minmhauine minor treasures, Anecd. ii 58.17 . ¤mír a little bit, morsel: a p. minmírend , FB 86. ¤peccad a venial sin: a p. minpeccthu , Wb. 8d2 . du minpecthib, Ml. 33d12 . idir mhinpheacadh ┐ morpheacadh, Eochairsg. 76.29 . ¤ponc a trifling point or matter: is minphongc ┐ is nefní, LB 157a31

. ¤rann f.

(a) a small part: do minrannaib minor parts (of speech), Sg. 212a2 . (as o, m.) minrainn beca an nēil, ITS xiv 150 x .

(b) as vn., (-roinn) division into small parts: doghéan mionroinn ar an Mídhe, Keat. i 112.2 . ag mionroinn mo raith dividing my goods, IGT Dec. ex. 902.

¤rétlu f. a small star: sruth minrétlann, LB 152a29 . ¤a petty king: seacht minríogha do Chruithneachaibh, Keat. iii 890. ¤scannar a petty skirmish: pl. minscainnre , MR 302.3 . ¤scellic f. a small rock: caisel . . . do minscellcib tanach blocks of cheese, MacCongl. 69.17 ; 118.25 . ¤chomairt, see minchomairt, minscomart, minscomairt, minscomartach. ¤sét: minṡeóit Medba ` trinkets ', Metr. Dinds. iii 464. ¤slabrad: minslabraidh segda chainlets , CCath. 5279. ¤sruth a small stream: ro fodlaiset in sruth i minsrothu, Rawl. 74b8 . CCath. 2384. ¤tech: amail mintighi im rightheach, CCath. 5319. ¤tellach a small hearth (sign of inhospitality); as alleg. npr. m.: mac Mintelaig, Anecd. ii 49.15 . ¤ugdar: minughdair minor authors , Auraic. 58.

(b) with adj. (esp. those formed from nouns, or participial): ¤airbech small-ribbed, puny? aithesc meicc minairbeich, Ériu iv 104.3 . ¤brecc: cu minbrec finely spotted , Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 28 § 11. ¤brúithte crushed small: míre mionbruithte, Keat. ii 3052. AFM vi 1982.3 . ¤delgnach: motharmhuine móirdreasa mindeilgneach with fine thorns, BS 24.1 . ¤garg: Parthi . . . arda | Persa is Meda mingarga, Rawl. 77b42 short of stature but truculent?). ¤súilech weak-eyed ; mintsuilech, gl. luscus, Ir. Gl. 430.

(c) rarely with vb.: ¤bris(s)id pulverizes, smashes , ITS xiv 150.31 . ¤brúighid crushes small: do mhionbhrúigh [an iomáigh], 2 Chron. xv 16. ¤glanaid: ra minglanta a cuirp `were minutely cleansed', CRR 24. ¤briscaid: (intrans.) gur minbrisg maidm mórfairsing ar gach áird do na hairechtaib (= they were utterly broken up and dispersed), Caithr. Thoirdh. 80.4 .