Cite this: eDIL s.v. manaís or

Forms: mánaís, mánais, manaís, manaís, manaise

n i, f., mánaís, LU 5136 ( TBC² 652 ), mánais, TBC 5403 , 5180 , cf. 3606 , 4360 , but manaís, 1285 , cf. 3612 . manaís, IGT Dec. § 13 (p. 66.3) .

A large spear with broad head and sharp point , see Joyce Soc. Hist. i 109 ; a `trowel-shaped thrusting spear ', O'Curry Man. and Cust. index . For a discussion see ZCP xix 324 . manaois .i. sleagh, O'Cl. manaois sen-ainm sleighe righ, For. Foc. 48. manais lethanglas for crúnd midṡing i lláim cech fir, TBC² 10 , cf. 2840 . manais brefnech [bréfech LU], 1158 . dia not-airle monais [mánaís LU] mo phopa Conchobair as mo laim-sea, 652 . dober-sa mo láim fón manais murnig Conchobair, TBC 1285. erchor do m.¤ móir lethanglais, TTr.² 730. manaois mhuirneach mhóirleabhair, ML 140.28 . pl. noí manaise , BDD 116. tri mánaisi mára, LL 266b3 = MU 30.22 . a mmuinighin a manaisi ┐ a llaigen, CCath. 5820. go manaoisibh moirleabhra, FM vi 2126. Carried on the back: manaois . . . ré hais a gualann, Todd Lect. iv 72 § 23. dairedha . . . do mhanaisib druimnechaibh re gelguaillip curadh os a cennaib, CCath. 5347.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. manaísech or

Forms: monasach

adj o, ā. armed with a `manais', spear-wielding: cined molbtach m.¤ , MR 158.3 . In TBC 5248 : leni gel m.¤ , read with St. monasach.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. manama or

Forms: mana má, mána má

n a glove ( O'R. ). mana má .i. lámhagan, O'Cl. mána má `a glove or mitten ' P. O'C. Cf. man.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. manannach or

Forms: M.

adj o, ā. (Mana) belonging to the Isle of Man: Morand M. , BB 284a29 (quoted ZCP ix 222.14 , Keat. ii 3426 ), LL 138b1 ( ZCP ix 223 n .).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. Manannán or

Forms: Manannán

o,npr. m. name of the Irish sea-god , for whom see Voyage of Bran i 292 , ii 16 , RC xxxiv 6 fg . Manandan mac Lir, Corm. Y 896. SC 13. Manannán, SC 45. oc fégad Manan- dán, ib. de nomine Manannan, Corm. Y 896 . For later versions of legend see Corm. Y 896 and Cóir An. 156 , where his real name is said to have been Oirbsiu or Oirbsen. Oirbsen ainm díleas Mhanannáin, Keat. i 224. Manannán mac Allóid (one of the Tuatha D.D.), 216 . As epithet of a sea-hero: Manannán maicne Míleadh (of Ír), Content. xxx 5. See also Thurneysen Heldensage pp. 516 , 517 .

? manath

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? manath or

Forms: menath

n (g s.?) bid airscela fer mbrot, bid fidnaisi la fer m.¤ , LL 113b22 (Scél Mucci Mic Dá Thó, IT i 104.10 , Med. & Mod. Ir. Ser. vi 15.18 ) = la fer manach, Hib. Min. 55.12 ( Rawl. B 512 ). Pokorny ZCP xvii 305 suggests: fer menath `the man of awls ' i.e. shoemaker . Thurneysen, Sagen a. d. alt. Irl. 9 translates LL: der Ochsentreiber . . . der Handarbeiter ( crafts- man ); the reading of Rawl. may = monach, q.v.

? mancend

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ind do nech [f]uarus-[s]a do mnaibh Alban ┐ Bretan ┐ hErinnach is i in mael m.¤ , IT iii 65 § 134.

? manchach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? manchach or

adj o, ā. (manach) pertaining to monks; having monks . O'R. bid mór do chathir i fus, | be m.¤ for nem `thou shalt have many monks', Ériu iii 108 § 54 (reading doubtful). Cf. isan Ghlaic Mhanchaigh (name of a place in Co. Fermanagh), Maguires of F. § 13.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. manchaide or

adj io, iā. (manach) monastic: co rriagoil mancuidi (manchuidhiu v.l.), ZCP ix 451 § 15. Cf. mainchige.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. manchaine or

Forms: mainchine, manchaine

n , f., (manach), also with slender vowel mainchine:

(a) the duty or calling of a monk and in general the monastic life: ro éla o tustigib i manchuine, Fél.² lxiii 27 . co na-tarad i mod manchine amail cach manach fognama do Día, Fél. 92.28 . geibh misi it' manchaine (= let me be a monk under you), Lism. L. 3492 , cf. 2039 . tri. l. ri teoir a máinchine aici-sium in Hi `thrice fifty monks had he for contemplation', 1018 . tanic Constans a manchaine ┐ ro gabh rige, Anecd. iii 66 (= C. . . . quem ex monacho Caesarem fecerat, Bede Hist. Eccl. i 11 ). an t-airdeaspoc . . . do dhol i mainchini retired into a monastery, FM iii 144.1 . By extension a community of monks: bui main- cine mor ime [sc. im Mochuda] occ lubair . . . deichneabar ar secht cedaibh dō isin mancine, BNnÉ 300 § 1. The monastic profession, monasticism: fear ro athnuigh manchine ┐ cano- nach[a] riagulla hecailsi nErenn (of St. Malachy), CS 346.9 . Cf. Lism. L. 3492 above.

(b) service due to an abbot or monastery from a layman , esp. of tribute in kind, etc., apparently = 2 mainches. dobéram ar mainchine ┐ ar bhfoghnamh duit (said to Ciarán), Lism.L. 4233 , cf. 4246 . dobéra cach manchaine a chlain[n]e . . . dō every one shall give the service of his children . . . to him (sc. Colmán), BColm. 12.25 . Trip. 558.27 . [a] mainchene féin . . . ┐ a meic ┐ a oa ┐ a iarmoa co brath do Colum Cille ┐ do mhuinnter Daire, AU ii 188.15 , cf. FM iii 34.5 ; ii 714.7 . dorat C. in mag ┐ a manchine do Chaillin `the plain and its profits' (? his service), Fen. 180.8 . dorat a mallachtain don ti . . . doberadh a mhancine o Chiaran whosoever should take away (withhold) his dues from [the community of ] C., RC xxvi 370.29 , cf. Arch. iii 226.3 . In Acall. 3506 , 3707 , 5900 , 6650 mainchine is the reading of F. for maicne of text (see maicne).

(c) service due from a tenant or clansman to his chief in return for stock; acc. to O'Don. Sup. service rendered by manual labour (as though < Lat. manus?), a restriction not borne out by texts. cia measom do cāin tsaorraith? Manchuine ┐ ureirge, Laws ii 194.2 (glossed .i. fer cacha somhuine do denam a dūine no a meithle . . . no a sluaigedh lais, ib. 9 , i.e. the tenant is bound to build, reap, and fight for his chief). dligidh in flaith ceilsine . . . ar dē mīs fri manchuine, ii 258.1 5 (acc. to ib. 31 Comm. for every heifer received as stock the tenant had to furnish a man for military service for two months in the year). cōir mancuine fri sloiged fri dunad fri gell fri dail fri fuba fri ruba fri fognam do Dia, iii 22.4 (where the term comprehends every kind of service). See O'Curry Man. and Cust. I pp. cxi-cxii .

(d) hence in wider sense service, attendance (on a person, in a calling): ri ┐ brethem ┐ dias i manchuine (i.e. the king travels accompanied by a brehon and two attendants), Laws iv 334.23 Comm. scor fir mancuine (.i. in fer doni in m.¤ oibre), v 490.2 , 23 . lucht manchuine servants or attendants (of a chief), iii 510.3 . In O'Mulc. 865 manchaine prob. = atten- dance or following allotted to a `file' acc. to his grade. lanfili- decht cach fir dib ┐ ceard manchani la cach fir dib (of the Fianna), ZCP viii 561.7 , cf. i 472.9 . lēigis leabaid lāin main- c[h]ine rig Rōmān rūaid he left a comfortable berth, the service of the strong king of the Romans (of the Apostle Matthew) x 46.18 .


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n o, m., (dim. of manach) a monk . lán tíre na manchán, Met. Dinds. iv 276.