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 .

? maeraigid

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v i, exercises the office of a steward? in wider sense: ro múineadh ┐ ro maoruigheadh `he was instructed and guided', ITS x 76.44 = ro mearadh, Eachtra Macaoimh an Iolair 2.15 .

maerda

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adj io, iā. (cf. maer) stately, of noble or imposing presence; generally of persons. sluag morsolusda . . . mærda (of the heavenly host), YBL 163b15 . ar chlód na fer máerda mass, Met. Dinds. iii 166. gilla m.¤ corpnār, BB 61b42 . mōr . . . d'ingenaibh maordha míne . . . do maccaomaibh maerda morghlana, Cog. 42.15 , 17 . Ultán móerda, Gorm. Nov. 22. Deirdre mhaordha, Keat. Poems 62. a Éire mhaordha! 660 . Of things: Colaim o Neill . . . robo maorda a reim, ZCP vii 303 § 5 . minna moerda, Gorm. June 9. mionna maordha móir- fhertacha, BNnÉ 265 § 229.

maerdacht

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n ā, f., abstr. of maerda: boc-m.¤ banamail `soft womanly dignity ', BDD 2. do bhí san bhflaith . . . maordhacht go míorbhail, Hackett xxxix 128. tug siad maor[dh]acht ar mhíorūn 'they have abandoned upright behaviour for treachery' Celtica iv 109 § 6 .

maerdaide

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adj io, iā. = maerda? frecra mīngar moerdaide, LL 149b7 . d'éis chimchídhe mhaordhaídhe do mheór lag mbras, Hard. i 179.8 . a mhaithmeach mhaordhaidhe! (of the Virgin Mary), Studies 1929, 429.14 .

maes

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Forms: máos, maois, maosa, maothas, máos

n m.

(maeth JCS ii 112 ). I Name of a disease, diarrhoea? tri bithgalair . . . .i. cumga chlēbh ┐ mæs brond ┐ taithighidh amach, TBC p. 305 n. 6 = bronngalar, LL. Cf. máos (más v.l.), IGT Dec. § 38.10 (g s. maois, maosa); maothas (maos) ` softness, moistness ', Dinneen .

II Name of a defect in prosody (or style?): máos, IGT Introd. § 2.

maescán

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n o, m., dry branches or twigs (coll.)? tuc leis cual do mhaescán `a bundle of green twigs', MR 276.3 . go bhfuil [an crann] `na mhaosgán mhór gan bhláith gan toradh, Celt. Rev. x 136.