meirgide

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adj io, iā (meirg) rusty; liable to rust: cloidemthi mora mergidhi, Ériu v 150.83 . [da ṡleig] moela mergidhi, TBC p. 655 n. 6 (St.). meirccide (v.l. for mergecha), CCath. 482. d'uma ne[m]-mergidi uncorroding , Cog. 152.10 . cet tengad . . . umaidi ne[m]-mergdi, 50.16 .

meiriden

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Forms: meriden

n g s. intan atchondairc P. irnada broin ┐ merten ┐ meriden for a gnúis, LL 231b21 = TTr. 1059 ( doubt, uneasi- ness, anxiety?). baith meit meiridin .i. baith moir mrogais mimes, H. 3.18 p. 248 ( O'C. 475 ). meiridhin .i. mi-aradha, O'Dav. 1269 (` misdisposal ', Stokes; for aradha cf. 1454 ; mi-a. perh. = ill treatment, evil fate ). A doublet of meirten?

meirilliún

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Forms: meirilliun, meril- liúin

n o, m., (< Fr. émerillon) a merlin (species of hawk): meirilliun `a goss-hawk ', O'R. pl. dā sheapac bhega .i. meril- liúin , Fl. Earls 10.10 .

meirle

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Forms: meirli, , -dha

n , f., meirli (pl. ¤ , -dha), IGT Dec. § 3.5 . Stealing, robbing; robbery (a stronger term than gait, but often used as synonym): m.¤ .i. goid, Lec. Gl. 224. it comféich . . . in gad is tāige, a tāige is merlle, Laws v 458.6 . bo . . . a ngait mar- gaite . . . colpach a ngait mar-mei[r]le, H. 3.18 p. 454a ( O'C. 1139 ). in meirli, SR 3570 (n s.). truag . . . far ngabail ic m.¤ , 3568 . fer gaite meirle, Triads 141. ar tí m.¤ ┐ gaiti forsan cill, Fél. 134.35 . goid no m.¤ , BNnÉ 263.6 . scris na merli a hÉrinn, IGT Dec. ex. 155. do merli a groid to rob his stud, Fen. 350.17 . comét . . . in buair . . . ar chonaib, ar chuan-meirle `thievish wolves', Met. Dinds. iv 338. ina uaimh lattronn ┐ ina mhuine m.¤ `a den of robbers and a cover for plunderers', FM vi 2106.21 . Ath Cliath do losccadh . . . i merle by stealth (? marauding), CS 242.19 . (with -gh): cin merligh, Ériu lix 124 § 7 . In concrete sense: fear ro ith m.¤ , Eg. 88, fo. 50d ( O'C. 2596 ), cf. Laws i 238.13 .

1 meirlech

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Forms: meirlech, meirleach

n o, m., meirlech, IGT Dec. § 22. A robber, a bandit: fúr .i. meirlech, O'Dav. 830. meirleach .i. gadaighe, O'Cl. cach doerchland, cach merlech, LL 147a47 . hi slicht in míl gatair and no hi slicht in merligh (merlich v.l.), IT iii 52.17 . latroin no meirrlig, Trip. 36.18 = Lat. Lives 51 (= fures aut latrones). tallsat merlig a damu, IT i 45.1 . caibhdheana is meirlig Mumhan, IGT Dec. ex. 813. nā fagbaitis merligh nā foglaigi a [n]dīn 'sna cellaib, Cog. 106.20 . ro croch . . . meir- leacha ┐ bithbenacha ┐ foghladha Erenn, 136.27 . días meir- leach, Luke xxiii 32. In late texts often a rebel, outlaw: meirleach ré mbeith easgcáirdeas an ríogh, TSh. 4524. do merlechaibh ┐ d'easccairdibh Erenn, FM iii 212.1 , cf. v 1682.5 . meirleach `an outlaw, a rebel ', Eg. Gl. 97.

2 meirlech

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Forms: merligh, meirlech

adj o, ā. given to robbery or plunder: a s f. crathaig in luin lethan-merligh the far-plundering lance, IT iii 12.5 = Bruchst. i § 32 . ? g p. fo bratach . . . mīl meirlech , Corm. Y 496.

meirlechas

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n o, m., lawlessness, rebellion: dol i meirleachas to rebel, TSh. 9191. do mhúchadh mheirleachais, 6781 .

? meirnech

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adj o, ā. ulcha dobrach i ndomnach, | i luan, i mairt mac meirnech (: meirlech), Corm. Y 496 = feirnech, H. 3.18 p. 69 ( O'C. 101 ). Perh. for mairnech, Studi Celtici iv 236 .

? meirsce

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Forms: mersce, méirscre

n (pl.) scars, wounds? crec[h]t[a] letarta . . . ┐ tregmadhæ doimne ┐ mersce dileigis ann, CCath. 6059 (innsce v.l.). Cf. méirscre `a scar ', Dinneen .

1 meirse

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Forms: méirsi

n , f., (Low Lat. mercia) a fine, amercement: méirsi, gl. amerciamentum, Ir. Gl. 780. bia cealla fá mersi, ZCP x 49.15 . imat aibirseoir da gabail chucut it' meirseadhaibh, YBL 150b39 .