medóntach

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adj o, ā. intermediate, in the middle: uilleann . . . is ar u in tan bis fo medontaig (i.e. the Ogham letter for ui is used also for medial u), Auraic. 1369 , cf. 4423 . As subst. m. a mediator: a mhedontaig Dé ┐ duine! PH 160.

medóntacht

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n ā, f., medial position: iphin is ar hi fo meodontacht, Auraic. 1369.

medónugad

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n m. an aibghitir spioradalta is coir do fhaghail a meabhair re meadhonughadh orra a n-urnuighthe, Flower Cat. 581 ( concentration, meditation ?).

medrach

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adj o, ā. (medar) merry, in high spirits, joyous: menmae múad m.¤ , Fél. Ep. 362. in dá menne meadrach, Met. Dinds. iii 358. is iad meadhraig meadharchaoin, TFrag. 44.13 . laoch meadhrach, Keat. Poems 744. céad maighdean mea- dhrach, Oss. iv 244.1 . Of things and places associated with conviviality: dabach do mid m.¤ , SC 33. cin ōl m.¤ , ZCP x 45.19 . Tech m.¤ Midchúarda, FB 68 , cf. Laws v 28.5 Comm. éan . . . an fhuinn mheadhraigh Mhuimhnigh, Keat. Poems 890. bhur ccáthair mheadrach your joyous city, Isa. xxiii 7. Com- mon epithet of sea (prob. with reference to sound, cf. medar): fossod a tond m.¤ mend, LU 2979 ( SG 235.17 ). muir m.¤ , 3000 . tar muir medraig, Fianaig. 68.9 . Leb. Gab. i 212.28 . Ériu iv 136.28 . tar tuinn . . . mara medraig, Arch. iii 311 § 1. ZCP x 339 § 6.

medraid

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Forms: not-medrai-siu, not-medra-su, medradh, rom- medhraigh

v ā, (medar).

(a) intrans. is exhilarated, merry (esp. of social or convivial enjoyment): blai Tige Midchuardda medrait soír ┐ doír, medrait baíth ┐ gaíth where noble and base, fools and wise are merry over their cups, ZCP xi 83.2 = medardæ, 93.20 (rel.) form, medharthar v.l.).

Trans. intoxicates, excites, perturbs (of emotional distur- bance caused by pleasure or the reverse): nim-thairle erchor . . . medras bodras, Hy. vi 13 (with gl.: medras .i. buadres in fis, Thes. ii 352 ). is fín ro medair in slúag co mbátar cen chond, LL 282a49 . ro medair serc . . . inna hingene sin a cheill, D IV 2, 53va20 . cid not-medrai-siu? why art thou perturbed? LU 4716 (2 s. refl.) = not-medra-su, TBC 478. Cf. ZCP xiii 262.25 . terna Medb assin chath . . . iss ed ām rar- metair-ne, CRR 5. is úamain rot-medair, LL 3083a6 . ili mo sirpeccaid . . . ram-medratar, Ir. Lit. 6.10 . pass. go n-aca an ingen ┐ ro medradh oca faicsin was infatuated , BNnÉ 105.2 . uch, rom medhradh, olc mo gné, ZCP x 416.3 = rom- medhraigh, BNnÉ 102.8 . ro meascoid ┐ ro meghradh hé, ZCP x 291 § 72. gur luath-meadrad in gilla do grāin, MR 178.11 . ? With suff. pron. 2 s.: medarsot sund sál 'here, the ocean confused you (?)' PMLA lvi 940 .

(b) discourses joyfully, is voluble, loquacious ? mend medras coi clear is the cuckoo's blithe note (?), Corm. Y 662 = Bruchst. i § 157 . (trans.) Macha mainbthech medrait muaid of which noble [poets ] descant (?), Bruchst. i § 146 , cf. FM 987 , ZCP iii 36.6 .

vn. medrad: dia mboí in murduchand oca m.¤ , LL 3a2 . (with subj. gen.) ar m.¤ na murduchann, ZCP xiii 4.13 , cf. Leb. Gab. i 204.19 . lúth-clesa mná arna meadrad do mór-éd, MR 294.10 . fáth fá fuair meadradh ó mhnaíbh `he was wooed of women', A. Ó Dálaigh lv 17. atá meadhradh orra (= confusi sunt), TSh. 1736.

medraigid

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v i (medar) excites, bewilders, perturbs: créd do mhedhruigh mná na cruinne? KMMisc. 172.4 . do mhea- dhraigheadar fearg . . . na flatha, ML 74.6 .

méide

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Forms: meide, meide

n io, m., the lower part of the neck at its union with the trunk (distinguished from muinél = neck proper and muin = upper part of shoulders), nearly always used of the neck of a decapitated body. coland gan cheand ┐ medi gan muineal, Rel. Celt. iv 23 n . ro theip a méide assa muin, Met. Dinds. iii 258 . tópacht a chend dá médiu, TBC 1311 , cf. 1446 (dia méde), 1997 (dia médi). i mmulluch in medi, 1999 . conto- pacht in dá cend bátar for a óen-méidiu de, RC xiv 420 § 38. co tugad in cenn forsin meide, Arch. iii 225.33 . co toracht a chend da chul mheighe, Ériu iii 168.2 ; cf. FM vi 1972.12 (meidhe). isit médi doberthi do chuit [┐ tú cen chend fort LB], Fél. 64.26 , cf. Fel.² xlvi 32 . tre n-a mheidhe no cuingead biadh ┐ no caithead (of a headless man), Todd Nenn. 206 n . (<H. 3.17). Of neck attached to head: dolluid banna a mmediu in chind, RC viii 60.9 . pl. meide forderga, TBC 685. meidhi maelderga, CCath. 6084. méidhedha maoilderga, Buile S. 122 § 64. ac tesgadh cenn . . . ┐ méidhe ┐ muinél dibh, Comp. Con C. 104.17 (meidheach v.l.). ic coimgerradh . . . a méidedh ┐ a muinel, CCath. 5757. bond (méide) fri méide (of corpses lying close together, common phrase to describe great carnage): co torchratár bond fri bond ┐ méde fri méde, TBC² 1996 = meide, TBC 2652. co mbenadh bond fri medi ┐ medi fri aroile acu, Aen. 2230 , cf. 2316 , 2503 . co mbátar búind fri médi ┐ médi fri bondaib doib, Alex. 144. cuir-siom bonna fri médhe, FM 732 (poem). a comardus Cind ┐ Meide Conculainn (names of monuments of Tara), RC xv 283 § 36. Meide in Togmaill ┐ Mede ind Eoin, TBC 1462 (names of the places where Cuchulainn cut off the heads of Medb's squirrel and bird) = Méithe Tog. . . . Méthe nEóin, LU 5293 , 5295.

Transf. of places: méidhe nó muineal gach cúigidh, Keat. i 112 z . tar méidhe trom na talmhan, Studies 1918, 453 § 12 . gaoithméide glenn `wind-swept gullies', O'Gr. Cat. 459.10. See méderad.

méidech

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Forms: meidhigh

n o, m., (méde) a headless person: ind medech, RC xiii 6.6 . coicedal ind medhich, ib. 9 . céol in médig, ib. 30 . ceól in mhéidigh, Duan. Finn i 29.27 . don meigach, Ériu vi 160.27 . pl. na torathair . . . na meidhigh maelderga, BB 8a17 .

meigel

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Forms: meidheal

n ā, f., a bleat, bleating: meghel ina inde an internal bleat (of a cat's mew), O'Dav. 1246. d'eagla go ndéanadh meidhil (of a sheep), TSh. 2325. ? meidheal f., IGT Dec. § 54 ; do mhéd a mheighle, ib. ex. 1377 (but see methel).

meigellach

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Forms: meigellaigh

n ā, f., variant form of meiglech: ag meigellaigh , Buile S. 152.16 .

meiglech

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Forms: meigh-, (meidh-)lech, méilech, meglech, meighleach

n ā, f., (meigel), later meigh- (meidh-)lech, méilech. The act (sound) of bleating: (as adj.) is he in gabar cid meglech `gabar' is masculine if it is bleating (i.e. if it means `goat'), Auraic. 3170 = meighleach, 540 . in tan ro chluin medligh [n]a n-uan, Aen. 2004. cread í an mhéidhleach so na ccaorach? 1 Sam. xv 14. d'éisteacht re méiligh na ttréud, Judges v. 16. meiligh na ccáorach, Eg. Gl. 449. an t-uan ag múnadh méidhleach d'a mháthair (=`teaching your grandmother to suck eggs'), Hard. ii 397 (prov.). trén-cat dogní meiglig, H.4.22 p. 32 ( O'C. 2006 ). m.¤ na n-arracht ndemhon, ZCP xii 389.18 . guth cléirigh . . . ag meiligh is ag meigeallaigh, Buile S. 152.16 .