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.

medáille

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n f. (Fr. médaille) a medal: (of one used in devotion) m.¤, cros nó césadh loghuidh, MacAingil 573.2 ; cf. 315.6 .

medair

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x see medar.

médal

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x see métal.

medam

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Forms: medaman

n n, m., (med) later also medaman, o, m. `one who weighs', a judge, arbiter: m.¤ nimi the Judge of Heaven, YBL 419b41 = medamine, LL 29b48 . medhamh cleirech (of Colum Cille), ZCP viii 197 § 10. nir ice cidh firmedhach . . . cidh firmedhamh `umpire . . . righteous judge', Laws iv 266.1 , 2 (both words perhaps intended for same). nā m.¤ nā fiada nā feichme, H 3.18 p. 145b ( O'C. 251 ). tromdith dia medamain messathar ar n-oillib, p. 22b ( O'C. 62 ). mac in medamain, Ériu ix 49.10 (glossed .i. breit[he]amh).