mebul

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x see mebal.

meca

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Forms: meaca, meacan, -ain, -na

n n, f., meaca (g s. meacan, n p. -ain, a p. -na), IGT Dec. § 6. A variant form of mecon?

mécnach, mecnach

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n apparently some kind of poetic com- position special to the mac fuirmid or pupil in his second year: mécnach [mecnach v.l.] m̄c fuirmida, IT iii 31.16 .

mecon

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Forms: meacan, meccon, mec- cunn, mecon, Mecconn, mecon, meacain

n o, m., meacan, IGT Dec. § 17.23 . A root, esp. a tap-root or edible root: meccon, gl. radix, Sg. 69a2 . in mec- cunn , gl. radicem, Ml. 135c10 . mecon, Corm. Y 933. m.¤ cech losa, Ériu ix 66.6 . Bun ┐ m.¤ , TBC² 2810 (allegor. n.pr. m.) = Mecconn, TBC 4341. du. dā mecon do mur-rathaig, Fél. 88.38 . pl. meacain na mara, Ériu v 184.387 . connā facabtis cid mecnu na fér hi talam, IT i 136.3 . fidh cain cin mecna, Laws iv 328.30 Comm. nac duaigh si biadh . . . acht fér ┐ mecoin, ÉC i 86.3 . tir tri meccon, Laws v 18.6 Comm. (i.e. the richest soil, known by the presence of three weeds remark- able for their large roots, the thistle, ragwort and wild carrot, Petrie, Round Towers 218 ). tuc glacc do mecnaib remra millse dam, PH 519. mias meacain, Hackett xxvi 169. buain mela ar mecnaib ibair (a hopeless undertaking), BB 299a15 . Freq. in botanical names, folld. by gen. or other defining word, see Hogan Luibhl. m.¤ tua (the great burdock, Stokes), Arch. i 331.4 = in meacan tughan, RC ix 227. an meacain righ ( = pastinaca) parsnip , R.I.A. 23 K 42, 333. 14 . Transf. of a knotted muscle: tancatár tulfethi a orcan . . . co mbá métithir muldor[n]d míled cech m.¤ dérmár díbide, LU 6450 ( TBC² 1936 ); cf. Compert Con C. 102.25 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ). Fig.: m.¤ cinadh . . . .i. bunadh in cinadh root of crime, O'Dav. 1252 ; cf. mecon bunan `the original root', Laws v 302.25 Comm.

med

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Forms: medh, meda

n ā, f., medh, IGT Dec. § 39.17 . Occas. masc. in late lang.

(a) a balance for weighing: gl. libra, Sg. 100a1 ; lanx, 20a3 . m.¤ brithemnachtae Dae ( = libra judicii), Ml. 57d8 . i mmeid, gl. in stateram, 79b4 . m.¤, airmed, forrach, Triads 138. m.¤ tomais indile a balance for weighing cattle, Corm. Y 1053. screbul meidi imbiche, 1050 . cen meid mesra, LL 5b11 . ro curthea i mmeid. nicon rabi méit friged i nnachæ díb sech araile, 281b18 . an screpal do chor a meidh thomuis, Fl. Earls 164.27 . do thomhais mé an t-airgiod annsa meadh, Jerem. xxxii 10. maor na meidhe (of Archangel Michael), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 15 , cf. xxxiii 8 , PBocht 82 § 5. ag tomhas meidhe an mheasa the scales of judgement, PBocht 70 § 31. pl. Lucius Luculus . . . meda . . . do thuscurnud (i.e. L. in- vented balances), LL 143b17 . ? Midir na med, 209a30 . ardruri Mide na mmed, 184b37 = Arch. ii 83 § 10 `of Meath of the balances'. Maedóc na mmed (: Lagen), LL 300b16 ( SG 371 ). meadha an tomhais, Ezek. v 1. Fig. of a judge: meadh ós míltibh, Hackett xxxix 96.

(b) a weight, measure: medh lán-glaice [sic leg.] d'iaronn aithleagtha, RC xxix 136 § 53. dá mheidh do ghrán cruith- nechta two measures, BNnÉ 26 § 19. do bleith an da meidhe sin, ib. trí meadha do mhin phlúir, Gen. xviii 6. In abstr. sense: trí céad . . . muc go meadh `heavy swine', Content. xviii 62.

(b 2) extent, amount (of land): is lais do-midethar med | na secht nime 'he owns the extent that he marks out of the seven heavens' Blathm. 765 . echtar mbroghadh meid 'outside the extent of [his] region' UR 29.17 . an mheadh do toimhseadh 'the amount of land which was marked off' Aithd. D. 159 § 14 .

(c) a counterpoise and hence fig. an equal, match , with gen. or DO: bar medh ga héin-eng 'na bfuigbinn? what single nook is there in which I could find your match? O'Gr. Cat. 507.8. ni fuighte med Maghnusa, Ir. Texts ii 56 § 48. terc a medh righ do rígaib, 63 § 3 . medh comtrom Cormaic . . . ar ceart- breathaib, ALC i 352.30 , cf. 486.18 . níor mheadh Murchadh dho [leg. do Mh.?] mar chuing | 's níor mheadh do Bhrian Maoilsheachluinn `he was not Murchadh's equal as warrior, as Maolsheachluinn was not Brain's', Content. xviii 142. ní raibhe i Mucroimhe | lámh ba meadh do láimh Lugaidh, v 172 . ní chuala go bhfuair ollamh | meadh don aisgidh fhuaramar, Studies 1921, 257 § 2 (cf. TD 14.27 ). meadh chosmhail don Traoi an teagh-soin, TD 6.7 . a gcompánaigh is a gcaraid | do chách nír chomhthrom an mheadh their comrades and friends were no match for the world (against them), PBocht 121 § 22. nír fhás meadh na mná-sa the like of this woman, 14 § 8 . Cf. co Commar . . . na tteora n-abh a n-oínmhedh (.i. . . . na ttri n-abhann ccoimhionand i n-aoin ionadh), Leb. Gab. i 128.12 .

(d) measure, means, expedient (late use): ar an modh ┐ leis an meadh as fearr le Dia, Luc. Fid. 209.10 . gan fhios an mheadha le ttig neach ar shlighe a slainte, 353.12 : cf. 352.11 .

(e) doubtful: med n-ercc .i. gort, Anecd. iii 44.18 = Auraic. 5641 (a kenning for the letter g, = cow-balance? but seems neut.). ? Leg. ined erc, Ériu xxxix 136 .

Compd. medtosṅgachtigtheid, gl. libripens, Sg. 114a1 .

méd

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n size and derivv. see mét.

medach

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adj o, ā. (mid) pertaining to (abounding in) mead: loch Mesc m.¤ , LL 5b33 = Leb. Gab. i 66.3 . co Muaid medaid ` mead-loving ', Met. Dinds. iii 418. Muiresc ós míne medaig, 430 (= ós m.¤ meda `smoother than mead' note). Ua M. an mūir medhuigh, LL 394.20 .

medachán

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n o, m., weight; act of weighing (late): bhí meádhachan na leice ortha the weight of the flag-stone, Oss. iv 276.19 . gach nidh do mheadhachan do réir Dé (= res . . . ponderanda), Imit. 8.4 .

medaid

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Forms: mead

v ā, (med) weighs: (intrans.) meadaid [meada v.l.] sidhe dut' mac aile `he is equal (?) to thy other son', IT iii 189.13 (leg. mead? cf. med (c)). vn. tucc . . . fa chíos Máedocc gan mebhail, BNnÉ 200 § 33 = gan mheadhadh without weighing (i.e. unreservedly ) H.

medaigid

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Forms: meadhughadh

v i, (med)

(a) weighs: do mheaduigh Abraham an t-airgead d'E., Gen. xxiii 6. (fig.) meadhuigh re maoile an tairnge | dul tar cheart dár gcomairghe weigh the injustice . . . against (the pain of) the blunt nail, PBocht 79 § 19.

(b) ponders, meditates; deems, judges: meadhuigh ` meditate ', Eg. Gl. 468. an locht noch medaigheas leis in muighin [= mbuidhin] so who form the same opinion as, 23 P 10³, 50b10 . is mór in mheabhal do mheadhuidh-siom d'imirt ar an occlach, Ériu iv 57 § 36. go meduightear mé re deg-easpol Dé may I be judged (?), KMMisc. 257.8 .

vn. meadhughadh na néull the balancing of the clouds, Job xxxvii 16. maor meadhuighthe na sé sluagh who weighs, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxii 6 (of Michael, cf. xxxv 9 , 15 ). d'éis an mhic dá meadhachadh `when the Son has judged them', P. Bocht 117 § 34 . caol mo mhaith re a meadhughadh slight in weight is my good, 90 § 30 . ag medhughadh an diamharrūin mhoir-si pondering , Parrth. an Anma 375.20 .

medaigtheóir

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n i, m., one who weighs, ponders, examines: is é an liaigh is medaigh[the]oir do'n naduir (= medicus est imitator naturae), O'Gr. Cat. 279.32.