meirbligud

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n m. vn. of meirbligid. ro gabsat a láma lacgad ┐ lánmerbligud, LL 244b3 = TTr. 2055 (`his hands [began ] to grow weak and very feeble', Stokes; to tremble?). ro gabsat a lama meirliubug [= meirbliugud] ┐ asrullai a nert . . . essib, BB 436a22 . na bratac[h]a . . . for meirbliugud ┐ for fiarlubgail ┐ for foluamain lasna aithechaibh aerdaib, CCath. 5435 (` swarming ', Stokes; flapping ?).

With trans. force: atnaig Móyse forru in dam ordai . . . do merbliugud ┐ do mudugud tres na biadaib, LB 120a39 (seems loosely used in sense to scatter, confuse or mix , cf. Exod. xxxii 20 ).

meircenn

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x see mer (compds.).

meircit

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n (d s.) trafficking? bái chái .i. ille innond oc m.¤ . . . a baiolandis commercis [= a bajulandis commerciis], O'Mulc. 116. A loan-word from Lat. merces, merced- (Stokes).

meirdrech, meirtrech

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Forms: mertrech, mertrech, mertrich, merdrech, meirdrecha

n ā, f., O.Ir. mertrech (Lat. meretrix). A harlot, prostitute: mertrech, gl. pellex, Sg. 68b9 . Wb. 9d5 . forsin mertrich , ib. bullu mertrige (=membra meretricis), 9d4 . merdrech, gl. ganea, Ir. Gl. 187. mertrech ab eo quod est meretrix . . . m.¤ didiu ben druith baoth, Corm. Y 875. meir- drech muine, Laws v 176.4 . n p. meirdrecha, 452.13 . a droch- meic na merdrige! SR 6148. mac merdrige, PH 2920. a merddrech! (Ailill to Medb), CRR 17. Ráp an merdrech Rahab the harlot, Maund. 90. Rahab an mheirdreach, Josh. vi 25. ainm méirdrighe ar a máthair, A. Ó Dálaigh liii 9. As adj.: a chalann mheisgeach mheirdreach impure , Studies 1927, 593 § 9 . Used fig. of Ireland: meirdreach . . . gan onóir | an chríoch so phuirt Pharthalóin, Keat. Poems 1181. is iomdha flaith do char an mhéirdreach, E. O'Rahilly xxvi 113 (1911). Of a heretic church: umhlughadh do mheirdrigh bhreugaigh, Luc. Fid. 365.17 .

Compd. meirddrech-loc a brothel (gl. fornix), Sg. 113a2 .

meirdrechas

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n o, m., harlotry, prostitution: meirdreachus, drúis, sdriopachus, Eg. Gl. 443. tria merdrechus dorigned tusa, ar nír pósta h'athair ┐ do máthair re cheli, PH 2658. dia digail fuirri in merdrechais, Laws i 190.28 Comm. doghníd méir- dreachus, Eochairsg. 10.38 .

meirén

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Forms: mireóin, meiréin

n o, m., (= mer + én?) a swift (?) bird: IGT Dec. § 35. ? v s. a mireóin móir! (of an eagle), Anecd. i 28.7 . pl. meiréin a nglenntaib na Goill | re seabcaib Chenéil Chonoill (i.e. fugi- tives?), IGT Dec. ex. 937.

1 meirg, meirc

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Forms: meirc

n ī, f., rust, corrosion: meirc, gl. aerugo, Sg. 52a12 . mergach .i. romgab meirc són, gl. corrugatus [aerum- nis], Ml. 132c8 (`wrinkledness' Thes.). ebrón ima-muinither m.¤ , Corm. Y 536. ferr uma cech aidci aird, | . . . ní geib m.¤ it does not rust, Ériu ix 48 § 26. atá bhur n-ór . . . air nglacadh meirge, James v 3 . Often fig., with various meaning: Mac Dé dorat m.¤ tar Meidb lethdeirg, tar Meidb ndeirg `who brought decay', Met. Dinds. i 48. ní ros-aisneid nech fo m.¤ | gnimrada Samsóin, SR 5337 ('stain, decay?' Latin Script and Letters 170 ). cen m.¤ fri ciallrad comlán, 6282 . na trí múir . . . tadbain a n-airde cen m.¤ | ó thalmain co firmimeint, 423 ; cf. 277 . Mogorb a Mumain cen m.¤ , LL 128b38 = MacCarthy 186 (`without defeat'). do chui- ngid mná cen m.¤ `a stainless wife', Ériu vii 222.16 . fri mnaí coím cen m.¤ cen mairg `free from eld', Met. Dinds. ii 18. fuaim cen m.¤ `fame without decay', 22 . ro chúala seilgg . . . cen m.¤ ocus cen míbal ` oblivion ', iii 150 . lín bérla cen m.¤ , LL 2b20 . gan m.¤ ┐ gan mhírún, Acall. 2017. ó mheirg na mailíse, TSh. 1814. ? dusnicc dím meircci muirecha mertnecha di cluais mo dhá ó, ZCP vi 258.15 (a prayer).

2 meirg

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adj. na bi m.¤ miliun (miliuin v.l.), O'Dav. 1150. Cet mac Magach m.¤ , ZCP xi 109.6 . gaet Art uas Muccrama m.¤ , RC xxiii 310.5 .

1 meirge

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n [io, m.]

(a) a s. dochuaid Gaidel . . . i llibuirn . . . fuapraid m.¤ mara maill | ar huamun ferge Foraind, SR 4003. The sense `bratach' suggested by Stokes seems inadmissible; perh. deriv. of 1 meirg (see exx. from SR under that word).

(b) rust, rusty colour: neimh-m.¤ is caise 'na cúl ` ever-fresh sheen ', A. O Dalaigh xii 6.

2 meirge

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Forms: merce, merci, mergi, mergge, merci, merggida, meirge, merced, mercib

n io, m., also d-stem in pl. (ON merki LEIA M-31 , CMCS xi 35 ) n s. merce, LB 124a19 . merci, ib. 20 , 35 . n p. mergi, LL 51a11 . mergge, ib. 29 . merci, 265b11 (= meirci, MU 26.3 ). a p. merggida, 172b28 = CRR 11. g p. meirge, LL 44b10 . merced, PH 2638. d p. mercib, 2629 .

A battle-standard, esp. a banner, flag: in meirge no in brat sída, O'Dav. 992. in meirgi no in breid sida, Laws v 386.10 Comm. meirge .i. bratach, O'Cl. mo chathmerge cenand, LL 147a34 . fer meirgi a standard-bearer , Arch. iii 237 § 29. itchíu-sa na merggi . . . mar bít eóin ar luamain, RC xiii 70 § 74 . merggeda . . . ar slattaib ┐ ar gaíb uas bothaib fer nHerend, ib. atchim-sa mergeda minglana Meinidceus, TTebe 2653 (= signa, Theb. ). .x. mergi . . . do cenel cach datha, Cog. 156.3 . tecait . . . i ndegaid mergi Murchaid . . . ar totim a mergead uli, 176.30 . hI Bríuin na meirgedh maothsróil, BNnÉ 284 § 271. acc turccbail a meirgedh, FM vi 2128.9 . for mergedhaibh munteri Cesair ┐ for signib na ṡlogh, CCath. 2618. treabh Ruben . . . rob é a meirge mandroghair, Keat. iii 2016 (= LB 124a38 ), cf. mandragra n-a brataigh, 1995 . Of a battle-standard in general: beir mo bachaill-sea lat do mergci remat as a battle-standard, BColm. 92.26 . co rabat tri mergi acu .i. in Chathach ┐ in Clog Padraic ┐ in Misach Cair- nig, RC xxiii 404 § 12. Fig.. na roilgi do thogu[s]-sa . . . bid merge soer solusda iad ag cungnam lem anmain, ZCP xii 393. 22 . ós é as mheirge díona dhamh (of Christ), PBocht 73.11 . do gheabh meirge le [n]a mhianaibh `made up a pretext to conceal his intention (?)', A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 15. Of a chief: rí-mheirge áigh is eissíth, Ir. Monthly 1920, 111 § 39 .

1 meirgech

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adj o, ā. (1 meirg)

(a) rusty: cloidhmhe maela mergecha [meirccide v.l.], CCath. 482. dá mileóguibh maola meirgiocha, Gadelica i 127 ( Pairl. Chl. Tom. 570 ).

(b) of persons: gilla mergeach mordub ` rusty ', Met. Dinds. iv 226. óen-mac dec Cannain chliaraig | meblaig mergig, LL 142a33 = meirgig, Rawl. 76b9 (of Canaan son of Ham). As sobriquet: D. mac Maoilmuire meirgigh ` wrinkled ', Hugh Roe 38.18 (fo. 11 a) . Maccon Meirgeach, Hy Fiachr. 82.10 . See mergach.