melgthene

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Forms: melgtene, -theinte

n a kenning for death? melgtene [-theinte LB] .i. tene mbais, Corm. Y 862. fo meilgtine (.i. bás), Ériu ii 5.11 (H. 3.18) = fo methine, 28.36 (YBL). Prob. a variant form of or scribal error for melgtheme due to association with tene `fire'; or funeral-fire?

meligabur

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n privet, honeysuckle : ligustra .i. meligabur .i. flores ł herba ÉC xxiii 96 § 12 (Philarg.) . Cf. milgaibrin.

melincech

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Forms: meling- cech

adj o, ā. (learned formation from Lat. melancholicus) melancholic: detaigha melingceca, Rosa Ang. 146.1 . meling- cech (g p.), 132.9 .

1 mell

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Forms: mill, miull, mioll, meall

n o, m., d s. do mill (= miull), CCath. 439 ; mioll, FM v 1768.13 .

(a) a ball, sphere, round mass: m.¤ mellon graece rotundam latine , O'Mulc. 811. m.¤ oir for rinn cech dúail, IT i 119.22 . mill nemun pearls (?), Laws i 2.13 Comm. dona mellaib dracondaib beads , Corm. Y 132 (s.v. basc). Of metal balls used as weapons: beir mo mhell . . . i lló chomlainn, SG 248.33 (`mace' O'Gr.). co mellaib dergaib umaide leo ina lámaib oc tuarcain na n-anmand na peccdach ` maces ', PH 8312. mill umai for cennaib na n-iall (description of the caestus), LL 223a3 = TTr.² 419 , cf. Aen. 1065. mill lanmora luaidi ro dibraicdis na fir, TTebe 2700 (= glandibus, Theb. vii 338 ). CCath. 6079. Cf. uball-mell.

Various other applications: don mill mor-adhbul bís for a erball tuft (of a lion's tail), CCath. 439. ro ērig grian . . . ina mill crōchomderg blood-red ball, TTebe 2196 . Of hailstones , AU ii 506.12 . ro baí an tulaigh . . . ina haenmeall duibhchiach mass of smoke, FM vi 2072.24 . na mill knops , 1 Kings vii 24. meall ime a lump of butter, TSh. 5053. meall fígeadh, Isa. xxxviii 21. co nderna oen m.¤ dibh (of troops), CCath. 3159. urruinn an mhadra don mheall the dog's share of the piece of meat, Content. xxvii 15. a Dhonnchadh chleibh chognas mill quantities of food (?), Measgra Dánta 7.46 . ní bodach é nach déan meall a pile of money (?), 7.139 . do badh mór meall dearmaid great forgetfulness, 55.41 . do chonncadar do shúile mo mheall míochumtha my substance, Psa. cxxxix 16.

(b) a round protuberance, swelling, etc. tuargabsat a lénte co mellaib a lárac buttocks , FB 20 , cf. BDD 60 and Aisl. MC 9.25 (where read mellaib ). mella a dromma buttocks, BDD 58 , cf. 38 . Esp. of lumps (swellings, impostumes, etc.) on body: mill duba . . . do thidecht tre n-a chorp immach, PH 375. meall, gl. picuta, Ir. Gl. 258 (i.e. a pustule, Low Lat. picota `morbus variolarum', Ducange ). cudroma gach cloiche . . . do mhioll mhaothghurm for na luirgnibh, FM v 1678.13 . ? no bertha meall dar do dét, RC xliii 34.19 (perh. a blow). beiridh ar mheall bhrághad air throat (`Adam's apple'), TSh. 2327. Hackett xlvii 7. Cf. bocmeall .i. fo mbit na mill buicc braghad (i.e. a cretin ?), O'Dav. 318.

Compds. ¤dorn a clenched (? knobby) fist: mealldorna mogaide, RC xliii 28.9 . ¤shrón f. a snub-nose , IT iii 91 § 126. ¤shúil: dā meallshuil ina cinn goggle eyes (?), Aisl. MC 122.32 .

2 mell

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n destruction ( LEIA M-33 , Celtica x 153 ), confusion, error? undoing? m.¤ .i. milliud ē nō millti, Corm. Y 922. is meth ┐ m.¤ ┐ milli[u]d dond ḟir, YBL 112a16 (cf. ZCP iii 3 ). ceithri sillæba fichet í cech rand, dia ṁbé plus no minus is m.¤ [the quatrain ] is spoilt, Fél. 10.11 , cf. si sit plus minusue error est (is pudar), 4.27 . ? dobeir mac[h]dath for cach meild | in cor foceird for cach ríg `the lot that has fallen to every king causes awe at every wreck' (?), Hail Brigit § 3 ( LL 49b16 ); but see 3 mell.

Cf. mellsuide.

3 mell

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Forms: meld

adj (O.Ir. meld) o,ā. pleasant, delightful: meall .i. aibind, Lec. Gl. 25. meall aoibhinn, Met. Gl. 27 § 35. In lit. the word seems used either as pred. with cop. or as a subst. ba mór meld a acaldam `his converse was very delightful', Thes. ii 291. 14 (Ml. Cod.). ba mór meld a gnás, Ériu iii 106 § 47 (in both exx. the word might be taken as g p. dependent on mór). cach a foferad a midcuardta medracha ara mesce m.¤ , Ériu iv 163 § 27 (perh. subst. preceded by gen.). ? gabh lat go mín milis m.¤ [mall MS.] | t'urnaighthe ┐ do leighend ` pleasantly ', BNnÉ 170.21 (late ex., reading doubtful).

In follg. exx. seems a subst. (ā,f.?) sport, game, revelry? Mag Meld (name of the Irish Elysium), Im. Brain §§ 34 , 39 (mell v.l.), prob. g p. rí dhúine Muige Mell, SG 256.23 . i ndúnad Muige m.¤ , 257.7 , 9 . ferrdi in liath a Muig Mell (of Christian heaven) Éigse xxix 172 . i n-inis na mell, LU 10097 = i nInis Subai, Im. Brain. Meall ┐ Tēidi ┐ Rocain a tri muige cluiche (of the Tuatha D.D.), BB 35a16 = Mell ┐ Teiti, Lec. 25 a 47 . Cf. further: ailiu laith lam co meild maith, O'Dav. 1218 (I ask to have ale with revelry?); dobeir macdath for cach meild (casts astonishment on every festive gathering?), LL 49b16 ( Hail Brigit § 3 ).

Compds. slogu na maccradh isnaibh meallmuigib `pleasant fields' (? play-fields ), Ériu ii 124 § 69. ? hi meiltmaigib, TBC² 1064 (rhet.) = hi meltmuigib, LU 5546. ? ni gáubu cetchinta for mnaib meldrígi, LU 5439 = meldirgi, TBC² 963 (rhet.); 'in truth the first offences are by women of pleasant rule' ZCP xlvii 54 . See also mellbreth.

mella

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n (abstr. of 3 mell?) pleasure, pleasantness: na cuic cinaid duine ni damna mella `no cause of happiness', Laws iii 94.6 . ? mil, mes melle `delicious mast', K. and H. § 20 (see melle). ? sínid ria Lagnib na lán [a lám BB] | i tírib nad sa[i]dbir slóg; | arcgid [airgid BB] na benna ma mbuar | mar is dual du m.¤ [mealla BB] mōr, LL 33b3 = BB 57a30 .

mellach

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Forms: meldach, melltach

adj o, ā. O.Ir. meldach, Wb. 4c19 ; melltach, 9d17 . By Ascoli p. cclxxvii connected with mellaid `deceives', but prob. both words are derivatives of meld = 3 mell.

Pleasant, agreeable, delightful: meallach .i. aoibhinn; .i. maith, O'Cl. meallach . . . ionann sin is maith nó miadh, For. Foc. 43. As pred. of cop.: ba m.¤ in bāg, Ériu ii 20 § 1 , cf. LU 9415. ropa m.¤ a gnāis `pleasant was their society', Fél. 74.18 . ba m.¤ in frith, RC vi 187.21 . robad m.¤ . . . ascnam . . . dochum nEirenn, ZCP vii 309.18 . ní m.¤ a caíne, LU 1520 ( MU 52.16 ). ní m.¤ cid a comaithmet it is unpleasant even to mention it, Ériu ii 136 § 122. is m.¤ limm pleases me: arcessi do neoch bes meldach less he pities whomsoever he pleases, Wb. 4c19 , cf. 9d17 . feib ba m.¤ la cēill cóir, SR 3543. is m.¤ lim ind lanamain ucut (= I consider that couple well matched), TBC² 1587. m.¤ lim bith i n-ucht ailiuin I would fain be, ZCP v 496 § 1. (Compar.) ba mellchu lim dul I had liefer go, LL 276a42 . Applied to persons: Helesius . . . m.¤ fri cobair coemslóg a beneficent helper of multitudes (?), SR 7166. génair . . . mellach mac, Met. Dinds. ii 12. oidi do mic melluigh, ZCP xii 386.7 . m.¤ o deilbh ┐ ciniul, Laws iv 354.2 Comm. (etymol. gl. on midlach; transld. ` middling'; `deceitful ', Mann. and Cust. iii 522 ). Of places or things: mag mármas melldag, RC v 202 § 20 . Loch Muinremair múir mellaig (.i. aoibhinn) `of the pleasant wall', Leb. Gab. i 100.5 , cf. LL 7a6 , BB 28b15 . mul- chán m.¤ `delicious cheese-curds', Aisl. MC 81.1 . do moethail buic mellaig, 67.27 .

In chevilles: m.¤ miad, SR 1985. m.¤ búaid, 7601 . m.¤ máen, Met. Dinds. iii 124.

mellach suirgi (name of a class of `druth'), H. 3.18 p. 423a ( O'C. 982 ) = m.¤ suirig, Laws v 144.2 ; meallach suirig, Eg. 88 39ab-bb ( O'C. 2487 ).

2 mellach

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adj o, ā. (1 mell) protuberant, bulging, knobby: bá m.¤ cnámach corrgarb a druim humped (?), LL 117b20 . oircne mellacha, FB 37 (Eg.).

In the follg. exx.: os mellach a láruc, Aisl. MC 9.25 ; 43.17 (= LB 213b28 , 215b50 ); ós meallach a más, Fianaig. 82.22 , we should prob. read mellaib, see 1 mell.

mellaid

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Forms: melta, comella, mellad

v ā. (<3 mell?) beguiles, seduces, deceives (by flattery, fair promises, etc.): a Eua, rot-mellustar inti rot-mell i Partus, MacCarthy 66.17 ( LB 112b38 ). no melltais na dee bréce na doine, uair mellaid demuin tria eladain in drém, PH 1949. déntar airechus nach mella in ceól sídi sinn, Fianaig. 58.8 . mellfaid Zacharias sind, LB 144a42 . mellaid in tsraid gel griananach fer frimeolach (leg. prím-) a bright road with sunny bowers beguiles (even) a man of great experience, Arch. iii 234 § 12 . is e Manchin melltais [de] | don chochlín they wheedled M. out of the little cloak, Aisl. MC 109.26 . rot-mellad-su deside, RC xiii 110 § 152 = LL 307b9 (`thou art cozened in the bargain', SG ii 423 ). ní mealloim mná I wile no women, Duan. Finn i 80.31 . an dream mheallas lé cluanaireacht (= quos blanditiis decipit), TSh. 7784. meall é entice him, Judges xvi 5. With transference of obj.: dá mealltáoi . . . na háith . . . oramsa `if the fords were forced against me' (i.e. if I were be- guiled), Ériu ix 4.25 . Part. is melta Nede dont ṡuide i ndessid N. is deceived by the chair in which he has seated himself, LL 186b16 ( RC xxvi 15 n. 6 ). misi féin as meallta dhe sin muna ḟédur if I do not deceive myself I can do it, Acall. 982. Fails, disappoints: nim-reilge an Rí, . . . ní nom-mella, ZCP v 497.14 . in glún geal | nachar meall lúgh d'a lingfeadh which never failed (him in) any athletic feat, Ériu iv 218 § 23. ? nir cian disi co melladh a maigistir i ngach elathain, ZCP vi 24.10 = comella, RC x 187.19 (`she surpassed her master', ZCP, taking vb. as from millid).

vn. mellad u,m. enticing, wheedling, seducing, deceiving: mín alaind tic diabul do m.¤ chaich, PH 7247. da coimedair-se do genmnaidect . . . gan melludh do breith ort without being overtaken by any beguilement, BCC § 64. do mhealladh a chomharsan, TSh. 10342. ar daigin meallta with intent to deceive, Laws v 132.18 Comm. laoithe meallta `songs of flattery', Á. Ó Dálaigh v 2 . obair mheallta, Prov. xi 18. iomdha ainnir . . . ag iarraidh mo mheallta uait seeking to lure me from thee, Dánta Grádha xv 7 . In astronomical computation a deception, i.e. `leap' of the moon = Lat. saltus: dá melladh dég .i. dá tsaltus dég, O'Gr. Cat. 301.7. na sé cét meallta the first six deceptions, ib. 13 . Disappointing, failing: is m.¤ dún a héc co facbad tir occund it is a disappointment to us that he should die before leaving us land, BColm. 24.9 . na dena snim don m.¤ tugad fort the disappointment you have experi- enced, Aen. 1189. robadh mealladh mór dó muna dearnadh sídh friu-sumh, FM v 2334.10 . gan meallad without fail (of the stars), ITS xiv 6.20 . Betraying, being false to: espuig . . . ag meallad a ngráidh, ZCP viii 209 § 49.

mellánach

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adj o, ā. (<mellán `a small lump or mass ', P.O'C. ): di maothail mellanaigh mín, Aisl. MC 118.11 (` small-lumped ', Meyer).