mebaid

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vb. see maidid.

mebair

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Forms: mebuir, mebar, -ur, memor, mebair, mebra, mebra, meabar, mebra

n i, f., (Lat. memoria). O.Ir. mebuir, Wb. 20a5 ; in Mid.Ir. also mebar (-or, -ur), memor.

(a) recollection, memory ( = that which is remembered), generally in early lit. as pred. of cop. and passing often into a pure adj. = remembered ; esp. in phrase: is m.¤ limm it is a memory with me, I remember . cani mebuir lib in senchas so? do ye not remember this story? Wb. 20a5 . m.¤ lem in ní dia fuil, Acall. 2491. memur lim aní diatá, ZCP viii 517.8 ( LL 191a28 ). memor latt . . . aní dosfuc, Met. Dinds. iii 102. ba mebur lais an laíd, BColm. 98.22 . linn as mebar gan merblad we remem- ber it without mistake, BB 13b = MacCarthy 310 (leg. mebair, : lebair). raḟiarfaigh doib inar meabor leo Tain Bó Cuilgni ina hóige, Arch. iii 4.22 . With pl. subj. used in pl. (?) form mebra: bit mebra lim-sa rim lá | a n-anmand, LL 16a9 = at memra liomsa, Leb. Gab. i 246. anmanna na sceul sin at mebra lat, Anecd. ii 43.8 , cf. ib. 3 . meabhra lim . . . a n-uirt is a n-an- manna, FM i 134 (poem). In the follg. ex.: `indat mebhair-siu itir' bar F. `isna airigthib gascid danímmís ac Scathaig?' `Isamm mebhair ám écin' bar C., TBC 3552 ( = an meabair leatsa . . . As meabair, St.), the forms indat, isamm probably represent 3 s. cop.+dat. pron. With fri of pers. remember- ing: memur fri cach sobard sen | a fhorard, Auraic. 1996. In follg. exx. mebra appears as a pure adj.: do laíde bid lán- mebra thy lays shall be fully remembered, Met. Dinds. iii 366. anmanna . . . do neoch dibh batar mebra [mebair v.l.] ndo of such of them as he remembered, Anecd. ii 43 § 3. geasa righ aluinn Eamhna | ┐ a lann lanmebhra, BB 280b43 = lán- chalma, BR 248.6 .

(b) as subst.: ? luan ┐ mairt, meabair mbind, Laws iv 216.31 (poem). ata a meabhair agam I remember them, BNnÉ 178 § 31. is meisdi go meinic meabair | mad eimilt leabair in laeidh if . . . be prolix, the harder it is to remember it, Ériu x 88 § 109 (leg. meabar . . . leabar ?). do (de ?) mebair by heart, by rote: gabail ind tsailm de memur, Mon. Tall. § 39. co ro techta do mebair a créda he should keep in memory his `credo', PH 4178. ge maith egna do mebar though wisdom committed to memory is good, ZCP xii 385.23 . gach a cluinedh . . . do bhídh aigi do meabair, Acall. 631. nach léigheann líne lebair Dubartán . . . 's gan aonfhocal do mhebair that D. cannot read one line of a book nor has even a word by rote, SG 280. do cuirthí do mheamhair leis na macaibh fóghluma é was com- mitted to memory, Keat. i p. 90 . co nach bi ní da gcluineadh gan a bheith do ghlainmeabhrae aige, MR 282.7 . go dtí an bráth biaidh ar meabhair an céadlá 'until the Judgement come they will remember the first day' Éigse xxi 42 § 10 . The form mebra may have come in later Mid.Ir. to be regarded as a variant and used in all cases.

Hence the faculty of memory: ba hollom berla féne, | ba leignid lēire mebra, LL 201b42 . toil ┐ tuigse ┐ meabhair, TSh. 5266 , cf. 827 . maoladh na meamhrach, 1785 .

(c) in early Mod.Ir. used in wider sense, reason, intelli- gence: níor mhíadh ┐ níor mheabhair leis labhairt ria he deemed it neither honourable nor sensible, RC xxix 142 § 65. ba cheannsa meabhair chum réitigh `that had a gentle way of making peace', E. O'Rahilly xxvi 51 (1911). éicen denamh a ndubairt . . . ni hiarrtha acht mebair Maghnais the mind (desire) of M., Ir. Texts ii p. 52 § 19 (cf. Eng. `I have a mind to . . .').

mebal, mebul

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Forms: mebul, meabhal, meabhla, Mebul, meblæ

n ā, f., O.Ir. n s. mebul (Glosses; but mebuil, Ml. 138c8 ). meabhal (meabhail incorrect), g s. meabhla, IGT Dec. § 37. In late Mid. and Mod.Ir. also o, m.

(a) a cause of shame, a disgrace: dinim .i. mebal nó aisc, O'Mulc. 335. meabhal .i. nár, O'Cl. In Glosses used as pred. with cop. in expressions: is m.¤ dom it is a cause of shame to me ; is m.¤ limm I am ashamed . arnap mebul domsa mo irbāg (gl. ne . . . erubescamus), Wb. 16d11 . 24a30 . is mebol damsa . . . mani fuil imorbága I am put to sshame unless there is a con- test, LU 1472 ( MU 48.23 ). is mebul duit . . . laigi fri bangrád, SC 30. is mebul dom imrādud a mét élas uaimm shame to my thoughts how they stray from me! Ériu iii 14.2 . ní mebul do Ultaib uli a thabairt dó to award it to him (i.e. Cú Ch.) would be no slur on all the (other) Ulstermen, FB 14. nach mebhal doibh féin an cuairt? Cog. 98.35 . ní mebul lemm precept soscéli ( = non erubesco evangelium), Wb. 1b10 , cf. 29d18 , 30a6 . is mebul leu in tan nad rucat they are ashamed when . . ., Ml. 87c3 . ba mebul lē dul issi torruch, IT i 139.29 . ba mmebul lee buith donaib ócaib cen biad she was ashamed that the youths were left without food, LL 249b6 ( TBFraích, Med. and Mod.Ir. Ser. v 136 ), cf. ZCP iv 37.18 . beith a mbochta ní mebol poverty is no disgrace, Arch. iii 321 § 6. Col ┐ Mebul ┐ Eraise, TBC² 1766 (allegor. npr. f.). ní dénat acht mebáil indiu they are acquitting themselves shamefully (of discomfited warriors), LU 1513 = MU 52.8 . cen ruci cen mebail, FA 35. cách a ndénaidh frisin ingin do mhebail (mebhul .i. olc) all the wrong you do the maiden, ZCP v 524.20 . comét mo lāma . . . nar chlechtat . . . atchuingid fo mebail lest they be accustomed to seek what is shameful, ZCP vi 259 § 8. ní hosnad iar mbebail . . . is ósnad iar mbúaid (i.e. after discomfiture), FB 89. g s. caint meblæ , O'Mulc. 203. rūn meblai, Arch. iii 306 § 9. mod mebla, LL 144a26 .

(b) transf. in concrete sense pudenda: mebul [meabhul, mebal MSS.] .i. ball bannda na mna . . . do dechsain a mebla .i. a náire, O'Dav. 1264 = a mebuil, 1225 .

(c) deceit, guile, treachery (common later meaning): brecc nó m.¤ , O'Mulc. 789. meabhal .i. feall, O'Cl. brég (.i. cealg nó mebhul), ZCP v 524.29 . Brēg ┐ Meng ┐ Meabal, Corm. Y 723. doronsat Saxain mebuil for Bretnu, LU 234 , cf. Todd Nenn. 102.2 . feall ┐ meabal . . . do dénum air, Fianaig. 70.5 . meabal ar Sil M. la Murchertach treachery (was practised) on, RC xviii 15.26 (Tig.). Dondchadh . . . do marbadh la hA. . . . a mebuil treacherously , xvii 337.6 , cf. FM i 484.15 ( = dolose, CS 152.18 ). a mac do marbadh la Hua C. tre meabul, RC xviii 192.36 . ro ferad faeilti gan meing gan mebail re C., Acall. 6902. lucht fingaile ┐ mebla, RC xxviii 318 § 30. crech meabla `a treacher- ous foray', AU ii 114.4 . aisling meabhuil an illusive vision, E. O'Rahilly vi 1 (1911). chum meabhla do dhénamh air a sheirbhíseachaibh `to deal subtilly with', Psa. cv 25. The follg. exx. may represent (a): m.¤ fo t[h]uinn [sic leg. ?] fosluide, cid fīada fuilt ḟindbuidi ( = `beauty is only skin-deep'), ZCP vi 267 § 3. tuilledh ele as dliccedh duibh, | mart, muc is molt gan meabail `without deceit', BNnÉ 269.16 (but cf. do gadadh úam mart meabhla, IGT Dec. ex. 963 ).

meblach

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Forms: meblach

adj o, ā. (mebal) shameful, disgraceful; deceitful: dorigset claind meblaig (of Lot's daughters), Rawl. 72a27 . óen mac dec Cannain chliaraig | meblaig mergig mormíadaig, LL 142a33 (cf. Gen. x 15 - 18 ). Pluton mebhlach mi-dheamunnach, RC x 180.21 . do mian na merdrighi meblaighi, ZCP vi 276.19 . do chind pecthach mengach meblach , Arch. iii 243.1 (g p.). an dá mhaighisttir mheabhlacha (i.e. Luther and Cal- vin), MacAingil 468.2 . oireachtas daoine meabhlach, Jerem. ix 2. Of things: gaí lang .i. gai meablach, Cóir An. 239. sódh mheabhlach mheangach delusive , TSh. 2120. breug mea- bhlach, Keat. i 48.19 . As nickname: Magnus m.¤ , ALC i 652.13 .

meblugud

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n u, m., (mebal) putting to shame, disgracing: bá maith leo cen m.¤ na rígna that the queen was not put to shame, LU 4232 ( SG 83 ). Esp. seducing (a woman): mad lam fo etach dia meabluccudh, Cáin Ad. § 50. urgabail mna cen a meablu- ghadh, Laws v 476.26 (quoted O'Dav. 1262 with gl.: m.¤ .i. dul co mnai). fiach a meblaigthi, iii 354.3 . ba holc fria macaibh L. mebhlughudh a sethar, Misc. Celt. Soc. 26.1 . a meblugadh .i. póg, lán-eneclann inn, Nero A VII fo. 153a ( O'Don. 2228 ).

1 mebrach

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adj o, ā. (mebair) remembering, mindful (of), hence familiar with, versed in , with acc. or i n-: isam m.¤-sa inní diatá, Acall. 5414 , cf. 3115 , 7305 . [isam] meabruch ann, 1963 . bat mebrach 'sind noebscriptuir, Arch. iii 313 § 13. am m.¤-sa [eolus-sa v.l.] i sreathaib senchusa hÉrend, Ériu iv 138 § 13. Intelligent, quick-witted: badar . . . aobhda, maordha, mea- bhrach ` facetious ', Oss. v 136.10 (poem of late 16th cent.).

2 mebrach

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subst. meabhrach sgeinne géire fá n-a thaoibh `a sharp knife-dagger' (?), ITS i 40.26 .

mebraid

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v i = mebraigid. ríoghan . . . do mheabhradh modh `who minded courtesy', PBocht 8 § 21.

mebraigid

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v i (mebair)

(a) commits to memory; learns: (depon.) ma memraigther féli `if thou remember feasts', Fél. Mar. 2 (mebraigter, -ther, -thir, mebraighir v.l.). mebruigh [-uidh MS.] na sailm ! ZCP xii 385.26 . memraigh ind aislingi-si ! Aisl. MC 116.4 . mébraigis in scoloc na runda, 17.11 . senchus Maodhocc meabhraigh lat, BNnÉ 251 § 207. bendacht ar cech óen mebraigfes go hindraic táin amlaid seo, TBC 6206 (scribe's colophon). dobēr-sa nem dá gach aen mebreochuss an moladh, BCC § 336. gor mebraigh se legend na hecluissi re tri mí uadh learned from him, § 250 . ná mebhraig éigsi ! cultivate not the poetic art, O'Gr. Cat. 392.10. cid ag Leth Cuinn . . . do mebhraighis do mhacchleasa you learned (prac- tised), MR 302.5 . briathra Chríosd gé dochluinim | ní hiad as mho mheabhruighim, Studies 1933, 307.5 .

(b) rehearses, recites (?) and by extension hands down, records: mebrugaid beóil lips, make mention of it, Met. Dinds. iii 46. conid iat na crosana sin ro meabraidhset in duan who handed down, ZCP xii 291.35 . amail adubairt C.C., mar mebruighes Adamnan air as A. records of him, BCC § 269. amail mebruighter a lebur na Rigraide, § 214 . Cf. i mbear- taibh rann do mheabhruigh Homér he recalled H., E. O'Rahilly xxii 160 (1911).

(c) excogitates, devises (mod.): do mheabhruigh gangaid is gó, E. O'Rahilly xix 6 (1911). a ghallbhuidhean ler' mea- bhruigheadh ar gcrochadh, D. MacCárrthaigh 40.153 .

mebrugud

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Forms: meabhraighthe

n u, m., vn. of mebraigid.

(a) the act of remembering, committing to memory, learning: cométar ocainn . . . a m.¤ na laíde `the memory of the lay', Met. Dinds. iii 42. ro erb don mac m.¤ a aiccepta, Fél. 12.14 . co mbad erusaite do chách a m.¤ a beth cummair that it might be more easily committed to memory for being short, PH 7862. sgeala is mhaith re a mhea- bhrughad, Ir. Texts ii 99 § 26. re mebrachad, 54 § 33 . ro an in scribtúir aicce gan sáethar gan meabhruccadh without study, BNnÉ 3 § 3. ag meabhrughadh míorúin ┐ mailise meditating , TSh. 3042. g s. teach meabhraighthe ar mac soir- bhidh, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 5 .

(b) recalling, recording: ata Adhamnan ga mebrughadh cor foillsigh Día morán, BCC § 225.

mebsain

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n f. late vn. formation from reduplicated tenses of maidid.

(a) breaking forth, bursting out: liaa uiscce do mhea- bhsin a ttaobh Sléibhe C., FM i 510.1 . ag meaphsain dia nccen ┐ dia nccaire forra smiles and laughter breaking forth from them, Ériu iv 58 z .

(b) breaking (of a battle), defeat , with RE of victor, FOR of vanquished: m.¤ ria Muiredach, ZCP viii 317.26 , cf. Rawl. 142a34 , LL 332c37 . iar meabhsain an catha forra, FM i 46.10 . an cuinsgleo do mheabhsain ar Mhuimhneachaibh, ML 16.14 .