1 méin

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Forms: mian, miana, mian-, mian, méin, mene, meini, mein

n f. mineral, ore; metal (?). méin (ó dá chéill), IGT Dec. § 14.9 . Also mian, g s. miana: oc buain mianna `quarrying ore', Met. Dinds. iv 308 = LL 278a14 . claide mianna `delving mines', Laws v 474.6 . bla miand midclais (.i. slan donti claides an mein as a medonclais), iii 202.16 , 17 ; cf. bla mein midclais (.i. slan don miandaigh inní claides a mian), 204.8 , 9 (where gloss equates the word with mian `desire'). The stem mian- is found in the derivv. mianach, etc., and the orig. n s. may be mian, acc. and dat. méin.

méin no mén .i. mianach, O'Cl. (perh. = 2 méin). admestar hírinn asa ilménib: méin óir, m.¤ airgit, m.¤ umai, ZCP xi 85.14 . loc i mbi mein airgit, Laws i 170.17 Comm. argetlach do mein uma no iarainn, iv 278.15 Comm. mein ēirnd, O'Mulc. 420. oc tabairt méine óir dochum hErenn a hEspain, LL 11a38 = mene, BB 35b1 ; meini, Leb. Gab. i 180.7 . na sléibhti do tocail ic iarraid méne óir, CCath. 2512. cuach . . . mass a m.¤ `goodly its metal', Met. Dinds. iii 120. With play on double meaning: ráinig mise ar an miotal badh dísle | ar ghrianán mhaordha mhéine an mhíleadh, Hackett xxxix 28. ? g p. riagla Muridaig na mein (: ceil), LL 33a1 = murearaig na mein (: cēin), BB 56b16 .

Compd. tuaircnech na ṅgoband ic méinlegad miannaig smelting , LL 218b45 ( TTr. 132 ).

2 méin

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Forms: mian

n f. IGT Dec. § 14.9 . Prob. same word as 1 méin; the orig. n s. may have been mian. Bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality , generally used with adj. or defining word. ó righ Erind co n-áirdmén, BR 84.8 . Geminian degméin, Gorm. Sept. 16. ropa glan a glé-méin, May 24. Agatho cen tobéim | a ro-méin de rigraid, Dec. 7. Euras i nGorias, maith m.¤ , Keat. i p. 210 (poem). mac Cleopa cosin dagmein, Ériu iii 196 § 15. Finn . . . don mor-m.¤ , CF. p. 75.82. neart na Muimhneach ba mear m.¤ , Content. xviii 71. gan m.¤ uabair, MS. Mat. 566.6 . bristeach a m.¤, olc a rún, Dánta Grádha xii 4 . molfaidhir leis gach m.¤ mbailbh | ainm an fhéil (= by every dumb creature?), A. Ó Dálaigh xx 11. Used absolutely: Fergus . . . co m.¤ ┐ co mergus garg, LL 137b16 (but adj. prob. applies to both nouns). roga Gall . . . do mhein ┐ d'innsoighthe `in disposition and valour', ALC ii 232.12 . madh maith do mhéin, PBocht 27.39 . ceithre fine fa maith méin, Studies 1930, 594 § 7 . dúil i méin following their bent, O'Gr. Cat. 556.16. conadh a mhein ba forlann somh ┐ Ua Neill d'aen- aonta he was inclined to think (?) that O'N. and he united would have the odds, FM v 1766.18 . a mhéin ag aoinfhear ní fhuil no man gets all he desires, PBocht 125 § 28. budh mhein liom I should like , ITS i 36.4 (cf. mian).

meincán

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Forms: meincán

n o, m., (dim. of meinic) As adv.: in meincán fairly often (gl. saepiuscule), Sg. 46a14 . `a Guairi, an imrāidhi . . .?' `A menican [mindicen v.l.] imrāidim' I think of it often enough (?), Arch. iii 2.3 = a mendocán, SG 401.20 .

meince, mince

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Forms: mionca, menci

n , f., (abstr. from meinic) mod. mionca. Frequency: mór a meince ade (gl. in carceribus abundantius), Wb. 17c24 . ar meinci inna indithme (gl. continuae expecta- tionis), Ml. 85d1 . meince ┐ lionmaire a degh-oibrech, BNnÉ 328 § 60. is fo gnim-minche midigther it is estimated by the frequency of the act, Laws iii 112.11 Comm. ar meinci (oft. with proleptic poss. pron.) frequently: gan tat[h]aige amac[h] ar minci without (having) to go out frequently, TBC 2255. co n-acind and ar a menci feth na fairrge, ZCP v 496 § 1. ar a minci, O'Mulc. 144. Used adverbially introducing a subord. clause: for a menci no bíd A. i nIerusalem because A. used so often to be in Jerusalem, LB 143b30 . ar a mence ṡoas gné a gnúis, Ériu v 211.78 . ni fetar a rím ca mence . . . ros-ordaig Dia pian how often, PH 7329. cebe mionca ro impodh in toici however often, CCath. 512. a mheince teighim dá tig | nár lim gan adbar éigin so often do I resort to his house that I am ashamed to do so without some reason, O'Gr. Cat. 352.19. is córaide do neoch trosgadh do dhéanamh . . . a mhionca dochuaidh fleadhachas . . . i ndochar don druing it is all the more rightful to fast because feasting has so often proved hurtful, TSh. 8306. rug buidheachas ré Dia bheith taoibh ris an mbradán an oidhche sin is a mionca do bhádar deich mairt oidhche oile aige he thanked God for having a salmon that night to fall back on, though he so often had ten beeves on other nights, Keat. iii 947. créd a mhionca do budh áill leam do chlann do chruinniughadh! Matth. xxiii 37. gach a mhionca as often as (mod.): gach a mh.¤ do sheinneadh ar an gcruit, Keat. ii 2699. TSh. 140 , 5836 .

meincichthech

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adj . frequent, repeated? Sg. 173a6 (gl. unde et aboletum et abolitum et abolitio dicitur). Formed from menci- gur < menicc, Edd. Thes. See follg.

meincigid

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Forms: meincidhes, mincnidhes

v g. (meinic) does frequently, repeats (an action): 3 s. rel.) pres. duine meincidhes cinta do denum, Laws iii 380.27 Comm. = mincnidhes, Eg. 88, f. 45b ( O'C. 2540 ). mencigite gl. frequentium Ml. 88 b 2 . vn. in mencigiud 47 a 4 . See mincigidir.

méinemail

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adj i, (2 méin) kind, amiable: gusin mairgreit meine- mail, SG 351.9 .

meinic(c)

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Forms: menciu, meinciu, minic, mionca

i, adj. (cf. W. mynych) compar. menciu, Ml. 67a4 ; meinciu, Sg. 31b17 , 137b2 . Mod. minic, compar. mionca.

Frequent, recurring often ,

(a) generally as pred. of cop.: is menic a n-irnichthe frequent is their supplication, Wb. 17a5 . menic a luad often is there mention of it, Thes. ii 292.9 ( Ml. Poems ii ). is menicc coccad etraind, Lat. Lives 82. orcain cille Cuilind . . . olsodhain na pu menic a thing which did not often occur, AU 938. is menic dondecmaing it often happens, Ml. 54a7 , cf. 26c4 , is menic aithnes Dia isin scriptúir God often commands, PH 4860. cid menic imthigi in síd, SC 29. nach menic robá cen chend Connachtaig fóm chind that I was not often without, IT i 104.17 . cesu meinciu aranecar although it is oftener found, Sg. 137b2 . forcetol ba menciu dogníd Petar which P. used most often to teach, FA 32. cathuir . . . is indti is menca bís rí an tíre, Maund. 182. is m.¤ dom: is meinciu dúnni a n-aitherrechtaigthe in des the patronymic in `-des' is more familiar to us, Sg. 31b17 . pa menci doid fess amoig more often thou sleptest out of doors, K. and H. § 1. in tor is ardi . . . is e is menicciu dō terbrud the loftiest tower is the one most often damaged, PH 4118. is m.¤ lim(m): snámh na Loingsi . . . fa meinic le mac Lugach was a frequent habit with mac L., Acall. 738. amail ba minic lais as was his wont, Cog. 118.15 . ba menciu let-sai ag mēt[h] d'acb[áil] ocaind it was more your wont to leave a fat ox with us, IT i 100 § 7 (H.). annumh liom dul a cath . . . ba menca lim anadh ann, MR 310.1 .

(b) exceptionally as pred. with personal subj. (in advbl. sense): batar menci som úaraib | fo ilaig iar mbithbuadaib many a time they would raise a triumphant shout, RC xiii 393. 15 . bátar menciu fir Herend oc do chosnom-so . . . indás bith deitsiu for merogod oftener have the men of Erin been contend- ing for thee, BDD 27.

(c) as attrib. with subst. (generally in pl.): dála menci frequent assemblies, Tec. Corm. § 3.5 . bendachtae menci, Mon. Tall. 18. crecha mora meinci, AU iii 118.17 . toirbiris moeldorna mora mionca, TBC 3903 St. doberedh othrala [= ofrála] minca dona heglasaibh, ZCP vi 24.32 . tria n-a édpartaib immdaib meniccib, PH 6104. Ériu iii 138.104 . an ro chuir do galaib mina menici the frequent minor combats he fought, Cog. 60.24 . uisitation meinic, Fl. Earls 130.9 . doghní cuairt mheinic, TSh. 10340.

(d) adv.: in menicc (gl. jugiter), Ml. 86b4 . Sg. 21b14 . nos- molammar menicc, Fél. Jan. 17. cid cuit á imraid co mmenic even as to mentioning it frequently, Ml. 39a11 . no chathaiged frim co menic, PH 1790. do cuireadh toirmeasg oram go minic, Rom. xv 22. (compar.) gairthear Éire do'n oiléan nídh-sa mhionca ioná Fodhla, Keat. i p. 100 . níos mionca, 2 Cor. xi 23.

(e) as subst.? dul duit i llaithi Domnaig . . . acht mad dochum in tempuil | is ocul fri gach menicc, Ériu ii 228.5 (i.e. it is risky to form the habit of going out on Sunday except to church?).

? meininchet

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n (cryptic) see mennat ZCP xlix-l 612 . m.¤ .i. mennot no mennrad .i. mennat, Dúil Laithne 166 ( Goid. 77b ).

meinicidir

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Forms: nus-menicedar

v (dep. from meinic?) reiterates, does frequently? nus-menicedar frequently repeats them (?), LL 283b4 (sentence incomplete; omitted Lism. L. p. ix 29 ). Cf. mincigidir.

meinicnigid

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Forms: mmenicnigetis, mencnigter, menicniugad

v g. (meinic) is in the habit of doing, does frequently: 3 pl. impf. i mmenicnigetis uile in which they all used to take frequent part, LHy. i 80 gl. 129 ( Goid. 70 ). dia menicnigtís in Gréic i n-a loṅgaib dochum ind airir if the Greeks should come frequently, LL 220a7 ( TTr. 208 ). pass. o mencnigter a lecud `because she has been put away frequently', Laws iv 62.18 Comm. vn. menicniugad cena do denam to show habitual respect, H. 3.18 p. 300 ( O'C. 621 ).