mélachtnaigid

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v i, puts to shame, confounds: guro melachtnai- ghem berla innani sin (= ut confundamus linguas eorum), Auraic. 141 , cf. 2430 .

vn. ní ro folartnaigh dhó-somh a mmélachtnugadh he was not satisfied with having humbled them, Hugh Roe 152.21 (fo. 41 a) . mélachtnucchadh, FM vi 2332.24 .

melaid

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Forms: méilath

adj. (?) Félix . . . cona shlúag mór m.¤ , Fél. July 12 ; glossed .i. ro meiled no milis, LB; ro meled tre martrai, Laud 610; ` melodius (?)' Stokes, comparing Gk. μέλος. Cf. for far muintir melaid, TBC² 2101 = méilath, LU 6640.

? melbach

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Forms: meallach, mealbhach

adj o, ā. an saoghal cealgach mealbhach ` cheating' (? plausible), ZCP iv 412.27 (early 18th-cent. MS.); perh. intended for meallach, but cf. mealbhach ` sweet, honey-like ', Dinneen (from O'Neachtain's MS. Dict. in T.C.D. Library).

melbucán

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Forms: mealbhucáin, mealbhucán

n o, m., a melon: pl. na cularáin ┐ na mealbhucáin , Numb. xi 5. mealbhucán `a cucumber ', Eg. Gl. 444.

meld

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x see 3 mell.

meldach

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x see mellach.

? meldaid

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vb. ág asa mag meldait slóig, LU 5326 (rhet.) = meldaid, TBC² 849 , agesta in mag meldait, TBC 1514. Cf. mellaid.

melene?

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Forms: meleni, meléne

n is molthud meleni cumlud drocheich, O'Mulc. 762 ; ` jades ', Stokes, taking as pl. of meléne, dim. of 3 meile.

meleuent

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n f. (loan-word fr. Eng. velvet?) some rich material, velvet? a n-edaighi do m.¤ buidi ` yellow velvet ', Fl. Earls 254.8 . brat do miliuent deirg, 252.22 . do melement uinsinn ` Indian velvet ', 256.5 .

1 melg

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Forms: mlig-, melg, melgg, mealg

n o, n.? cf. mealg n-etha, quoted below. Milk (a deriv. from root mlig- `to milk'?): melgg .i. as, arinni mblegar, Corm. Y 861. melg .i. as, O'Dav. 1228. melg [melgg, mealg MSS.] .i. sugh [suth F.] ut est: tóla mesa melgaib scoth .i. sugh [suth F.] ina sgothaib ` juice ', 1271 . m.¤ .i. as ┐ m.¤ .i. súgh fobith isberar cid fri cuirm mealg n-etha ale is called milk of corn (a kenning?), H. 3.18 p. 72 ( O'C. 114 ). meilg .i. bainne, O'Cl. milc .i. bainne, ut est etlo senmilc (sic leg.) .i. a milc a luim doetlo as a sinibh, O'Dav. § 1215 = dā etlod senmilg CIH i 144.30 . Cf. Philarg. 20b : sinum lactis .i. genus uasis .i. bomilge ( Thes. ii 48 , cf. 363 and Ascoli ccclxxvii ). Apparently some kind of vessel for milk. See also oimelc.

2 melg

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n death? m.¤ .i. bás, inde dicitur melgtheme, Corm. Y 862. m.¤ .i. bás, O'Cl. melghi .i. mi-lighe .i. luighe báis, ib. Prob. an inference from melgtheme q.v.