Cite this: eDIL s.v. meincán or

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

Cite this: eDIL s.v. meince, mince or

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 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. meincichthech or

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


Cite this: eDIL s.v. meincigid or

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. méinemail or

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


Cite this: eDIL s.v. meinic(c) or

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 ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. meinicidir or

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. meinicnigid or

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 ).

? méinid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? méinid or

v learns (in B. na filed): ca halt . . . nachar mein? (.i. ca haiste . . . nachar foghlaim?), ZCP v 489.1 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. meinistir or

Forms: meinistri, meinistri, menstir, menistreach, meinistri

n f. orig. ī-stem, later guttural (g s. meinistri, Laws v 264.15 text. ? n p. meinistri, Triads 63 ). A box or case used to carry vessels and other insignia used in the Divine Service, or sometimes relics: sometimes transld. `service-set' or `credence- table'; it formed part of the travelling equipment of a saint or cleric in early times (< Low Lat. ministerium `sacrorum vasorum . . . congeries et apparatus' Ducange ). menstir, Thes. ii 241.17 ( Ardm. 18a2 ) = Trip. 344.21 . cuic primfethail cecha ec[ol]sa . . . .i. bachall ┐ menistir ┐ cros ┐ cloc ┐ catur (.i. soiscela), Trip. p. xxi ( Rawl. B 512 fo. 44b2 ). dobert Pátraic cumdach do Fiac .i. clocc, meinistir, bachall, pólairi, 190.13 (glossed .i. minna aistir, Arch. iii 26.6 , an etymol. gl.). dorat soiscela ┐ m.¤ dó (= evangelium et ministeir), Lat. Lives 51. ro bual D. in sacart . . . coro bris m.¤ Coluim ro bui for a muin, LL 353a74 . Used for carrying relics: mo ministir maisech móirfhertach . . . ina bfuil ní do thaisibh na naomh, BNnÉ 266.13 , cf. 245 . 28 and see note ii 356 . tuillem meinistri the earnings of a reliquary (i.e. fees or donations collected by the priest who carried it), Laws v 264.15 (glossed .i. log . . . imtuillit na minna bitt for aister, 266.10 ). tuillem ministri, Coic Con. Fugill 21 § 6 = t. menistrech, 55 § 127 (see note p. 59 ). For carrying the reserved Host: ros fucc somh o Bhairrai a m.¤ n-umha cona shacarfaic, BNnÉ 16.3 ; cf. tuillem baithis no menistrech, H. 3.18 p. 19a ( O'C. 53 ), which seems = t. bathais ┐ comnae, ib. g p. na cerdda oc denam na mmias ┐ na menistreach , Trip. 250.26 . ór . . . do chumdach minn ┐ mainisdrech (sic), Lism. L. 873. In: flaidh na teorai meni- strech, ZCP ix 450.13 , we should prob. read mainistrech monasteries. In gen. sense of someth. sacred: trí meinistri fer Féne .i. cích, grúad, glún ` halidoms ', Triads 63 (but this seems m. pl., perh. an early instance of menistir < Lat. minister, see ministir).