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).

1 méinne

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Forms: béinde, méinde, méine

n io, m., béinde méinde (ban), IGT Dec. § 2.24 . A com- pany, retinue; members of a household ; acc. to Meyer Wortk. 48 < Mid. Eng. meinie, meiney (O.Fr. maisnie) or from AN, Risk 588 . Conall 's a cland chruaid | 's a menne mearda marcsluaig, Met. Dinds. iii 358. rointer Eri leth ar leth | ac in dā menne meadrach, ib. a cochaill féne . . . iman ménne, Ir. Texts ii 33 § 19. O'Dubda . . . menne mor findmuige Fáil, Hy Fiach. 208.7 . méinne macámh, IGT Dec. ex. 101. g s. sógh méine , ib. ex. 32 . is beag an fóghnamh doghnídhim acht ag coiméad méine mo mhná household (?), Oss. vi 172.16 . gur glacad a ghallméine English garrison (of an Anglo-Norman fortress), Caithr. Thoirdh. 29.6 ; ib. 25 . Cf. béine `a company '; b. ógbhan `a bevy of young women', Dinneen .

2 méinne

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n f. (2 méin) mind, disposition, temper (mod.): gáoith- mh.¤ nár thláith ré tenn, Gleanings 20 § 36. m.¤ na ndaoineadh, GJ i 25a .