maelaid

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Forms: mælad, moelta

v a, (1 mael)

(a) shears (the hair), makes bald: sāl tria hassae .i. as a firmullaig moeltar side (of a kind of tonsure?), Corm. 1091 s.v. ranc (= maeltar LB). do maoladh a cnuic corra `her round hills have been stripped', TD 1.6 . Intrans.: nach maoluid siad (= nec calvi fiunt), Rosa Angl. 326.2 .

(b) decapitates or truncates (cf. 1 mael (d)): maelfaitir muneóil, TFerbe 187 .

(c) flattens, blunts: máolais [an phéist] an greann adhuath- mar baí fuirre lowered its horrible bristles, BNnÉ 8 § 27. in drem isa claidhbhi no maelta whose swords were blunted, CCath. 5981. do mhaoladar [a n-airm] ó thuargain na cloiche, ML 34.2 . ní har dhaorchloinn . . . do mhaolfoinn arma fhileadh, Ir. Monthly 1930, 297 § 15 .

(d) esp. in fig. sense makes blunt or dull, depresses, abates: gach ní méith maelaid sé an t-inntleacht, O'Gr. Cat. 260.17. máelfaidh t'ferg dá n-éiste ar ndán, IGT Dec. ex. 88. ro máolaitt menmanna a mileadh, Hugh Roe fo. 5 a . Impers. pass.: nir mælad forru they were never defeated, LL 272b32 ( SG 49.31 ). ro maeladh for slógh Poimp, CCath. 3705 , cf. 3696 . Cf. further: ro maelad . . . im Chennfaelad a ríge `C. is shorn of his royal dignity', SG 404.7 = TFrag. 70.10 . part. is clanna moelta in Moeil | bid traeta a taeib sel re sreib `the brave (? discouraged, subdued) sons of the Mael', Fen. 230.5 . Cf. biaid co hanbuain Eri | re forran na fer sin; | da toisc co Raith Cloentai | ni ba moelta a mesair (= her measure shall be full?), 282.22 .

maelaigid

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Forms: maolughadh

v i, (1 mael) blunts, depresses, abates and intrans. grows blunt or weak: maoluigh uan docra an Dúilimh `turn from us God's severity', A. Ó Dálaigh xxv 9. ro mhaoluighedar a ingne le hársuigheacht (of a bird), Celt. Rev. x 142.28 . ro maolaighset a menmanna, Anecd. ii 56.11 . vn. maolughadh meanman, Keat. Poems 1502. maolughadh meisnigh, TSh. 6660. an mbia maolughadh ar in easlainte, R.I.A. 23 K 42, 6.8 .

maelán

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n o, m., (mael)

I A blunt or flat hillock: do na trib máel- anaib Átha Luain, TBC 6097.

II Some kind of shoe (cf. mael-assa): dá mǽlán argit imma cossa, RC ix 490.4 ( LU 1808 ). tucsat Saxain scena etarru ┐ a mmaelanu (= in medio ficonis sui, Nenn.), LU 237 ( Todd Nenn. 102 ) = mælu, BB 211b2 .

III (Bot.) some kind of grain (or herb); awnless wheat (?) EIF 228 : na hocht n-orbaind . . . secul seruan mælan, etc., `beare', Aisl. MC 99.4 . Cf. 1 mael (g). m.¤ muilche, see muilche.

IV A beacon: maelan, O'R. mar mháolán ar mhullach an tsléibhe, Isa. xxx 17. Cf. 2 mael (g).

maelassa

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x see 1 mael, compds.

maelat

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n m. (1 mael + att `hat'?) the hood of a coat of mail worn under the helmet: rogabh a corrc[h]athbarr . . . dar m.¤ drolach linech a luirige imma cenn, CCath. 4695 , cf. 5261 .

maelgarb

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I adj. o,ā, as sobriquet: Tuathal maelgarbh mac Cormaic chaeich, AU 534 ; so called because his head was bald and lumpy, Cóir An. 273 , cf. Keat. iii p. 52 . As npr. m., see 3 Mael II (a).

II subst. o, m. name of a cattle-murrain: tosach in boair móir .i. m.¤ anaicenta, RC xvii 345 (Tig.), cf. CS 985. tosach an bhó-áir mhóir .i. an mhailghairbh, FM ii 720.6 , cf. 1044.11 . boár .i. sgamach nó maolgarb, O'Dav. 291.

maelland

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Forms: maellann, moaillind

n f. (1 mael+land `lamina') some metal ornament worn under the necks of horses: mælland arggait co cluciniu oir fo bragit cech eich, LL 248a42 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. v 29 ) = maellann, RC xxiv 143.24 . moaillind (muillind v.l.), ZCP iv 33.10 . Cf. maelchircul óir co clucinib fo bragit cech eich, TFerbe 14 (prob. the same thing; a circular disk?). di gabair cona n-allaib ┐ cona mullannaib oir ` frontlets ', Hib. Min. 73.7 . muilleann .i. cluigín; gona mullannaibh óir .i. gona cluigínibh oir a small bell (?), O'Cl.

maen

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adj o, ā. dumb: maoin balbh, For. Foc. 34. maon .i. balbh, O'Cl. ? asbert in rígan: m.¤ ruc `I have borne a mute' (of an infant with a caul), IT iii 189.12 . machtnamh maon mute wonder, Measgra Dánta 59.9 . See also Maín.

maer

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Forms: maor, moer

n o, m., later also ā f., d s. do maeir Cog. 48.20 , ZCP xlix-l 619 . (Lat. maior) maor, IGT Dec. § 96.6 .

(a) a steward of a king or prince, whose chief duty seems to have been to collect imposts; often coupled with `rechtaire'. m.¤ .i. brethemh, O'Dav. 1275 (a definition not supported by literature). araid mǽir saír . . . i n-iarthur in taige (of the Tech Midchuarta), LL 29b13 = moer, YBL 149b1 . masa aen m.¤ ro huirdnedh acun righ, leth-eniclann in rig do, Laws v 74.24 Comm. maoir no rechtaire in ri iat-sidhe, ii 94.4 Comm. a maír ┐ a fhedmannaig oc crechad chaich (of a `tigerna tuaithe'), PH 7531. bó cach liss i Muman . . . ┐ mær dia tobach, Aisl. MC 57.12 . do ordaich rigu ┐ taisechu, maeru ┐ reachtairedu (of Imar the Danish leader), Cog. 48.12 . a maeir ┐ a rectairedha, 84.13 . maor í Dhomhnaill, FM iii 178. Gilla Crist . . . m.¤ Muman, AU 1072 ; 1073 (moer). ardmaer Oa Neill in deiscirt, 923 . ardmaer oca mbiat ill-tuatha, O'Dav. 1275. ardmhaor sluaigh `chief officer', FM vi 2024.1 . The steward or collector of dues attached to a monastery (or the col- lective monasteries of the same foundation): Feidilmidh abbas Cille M. et moer Breg o Phatraic (i.e. collector of P.'s dues in Bregia), AU 813. m.¤ muinteri Patraicc, 887 , cf. 893 . muna íocait . . . fri maoraibh Máodog, BNnÉ 248.10 . dobert- sat na Gaoidhil toirbearta . . . da maoraibh [sc. mainistre na Croiche naoimhe] ┐ da manchoibh, FM vi 2148.14 . (fig.) maor Dé, Ir. Monthly 1930, 516.28 (of St. Michael, common in relig. poetry). maor tobhaigh an Tighiorna, 514.7 . m.¤ na meidhe, 1929, 213.31 (see med).

(b) title given to the hereditary guardians of certain relics , see Plummer Vitae SS. Hib. i p. cxxix . Solamh hUa Mellan m.¤ Cluig in Udhacht[a] keeper of the Bell of the Testament, AU ii 502.15 (cf. FM iv 864 and see Trip. 120.11 fg.). ro beanadh an Chathach Coluim Cille . . . ┐ do marbadh a maér, iii 420.19 . muintir Mochain Chille hAthracht .i. maoir na Croisi Athracht, Hy Fiach. 40. mær na bachla cochlaige, BColm. 96.22 .

(c) of officials of antiquity: tria guth challaire no mair, PH 2608. ar Troe murnigh na mær, BB 52b21 . ro ordaigsett [Romáin] mair ┐ airrig for cendadachaib in domain do tabac[h] a cisa, CCath. 3225. at[h]arruch consul ┐ maer ┐ airrigh, 3214 . See méra and mórmaer.

maerach

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Forms: -aigh, -aighi, maorach

n m. (g s. -aigh, n p. -aighi), IGT Dec. § 55. Cf. maorach ` shell-fish ', O'R. , Dinneen (fem. acc. to latter); see murach.

maeraigecht

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n ā, f., the office of a `maer': dorat [Cormac m. Airt] ard-mæraidhecht Erenn d'Find Ua Baiscne `grand-steward- ship', IT iii 199.9 . a cíos is a maoraigheacht (of an eccles. office), BNnÉ 176.16 . a maoruigheacht sguir ` stewardship ' (of a tract of land), Kilk. Arch. Soc. J. ii 344.13 .