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).

mellbreth

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Forms: mellbretha, meillbretha

n ā, f., (compd. of 3 mell?) ` sport-judgement'? mellbretha (name of a code of sports-law), Eg. 88, fo. 28a ( O'C. 2360 ), where various explanations are given of the title, e.g. bre- themnus na cluichi n-aibinn . . . bretha for cluichib is meall- ach; ` sweet judgements ', O'Gr. Cat. 96.21 ; meillbretha ` good judgements ', Mann. and Cust. ii 30.

mell-cainenn

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n f. (1 mell) an onion? i mbuain na mellcainde asin talmain, H. 3.18 p. 283 ( O'C. 567 ).

mellchae

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n [, f.] (abstr. of mellach) pleasantness, that which is pleasant to the senses; pleasure, enjoyment: mellcha muīne delight of treasures (?), Anecd. i 68 § 158 , cf. ZCP xi 158. is oenach ar oebinni. is mellca ara rebaigi, LL 371a46 . ni ba i failti nā mellchai, Ériu ii 128 § 96. ni boi di thēte nā mellche isin domun, 136.5 . ardarcnid [leg. ard-aicned or -aicnid?] mellchai, SC 19.

melle, mell

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n name of an edible herb (onion?): Buile S. 22.20 . bun melle, 116.24 . bun melli, barr sobairchi, ZCP xiii 278.2 . ? mil, mes melle, K. and H. § 20. See ZCP xviii 105.

mellgal

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Forms: mellghaile

n ā, f., (compd. of 1 mell?) blind combative fury? (a fray, mêlée?): eochair mire m.¤ , ZCP vi 270 § 4. mellghal ┐ menmanrad na macraidhe ` courage ' (? indiscriminate fury), AU iii 468.27 . re mescadh ┐ re meallgail ┐ re muinelad (of a fight between two), MR 256.17 . ba hadbal muirn ocus mellgul, fuaim occus fothram Ériu viii 177 § 14 . g s. Gilla Padraig plagh mellghaile , IT iii 104 § 203. meallgal filed (name of a metre), 103 § 199.

mellgalach

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n o, m., pugnacious, rowdy ; as subst.: m.¤ muintire eissium ┐ trotach [airecht]a (i.e. a quarrel-monger ), Acall. 6708.