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.

mellgleo

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n d, m., (compd. of 1 mell?) n s. Mellgleo nÍliach (name of an episode in the Táin Bó Cuailgne), TBC 4589 , 4628 , TBC² 2929 ; but: m.¤ Iliach, TBC 4637 , TBC² 2948 , Anecd. ii 43.17 (see Thurn. Hdb. 199 ). Apparently a disorderly en- counter or fight waged with the first weapons at hand as oppd. to a regular combat: is aire atberar m.¤ nÍliach ris dáig de clochaib ┐ chorthib ┐ táthleccaib móra fogní-seom a gleo, TBC 4628 (, Wind., an explanation prob. sug- gested by other associations of the word mell). m.¤ Iliach sin uain [= uair?] condidnatib in slog because the host laughed at him, TBC² 2948. cródergfa arm armeth mellgléo, LU 10378 = airmeud mellgleou, ZCP iii 256.16 (rhet.).

mellion

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x see milliun.

mellit

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n (? Lat. mellitus) honey-based drink, perhaps hydromel (an unfermented mixture of honey and water): somuine bech ... ian oil lan di mellit, 'profit from bees … an ól-measure cup full of m.¤ ' CIH iii 920.32 , EIF 113 n. 74 .

mellsuide

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n io, n. (see suide) a seat of some kind (a cushioned or padded one? cf. 1 mell), apparently a seat of honour: mell- ṡuidhi [mellṡaide v.l.] mín do Mæl dían dúin, Anecd. i 54 § 32 (cf. lighi cumtachta do aircindeach an tighe a aenur, RC ix 468 ). mellsuide dar ninu Néde (.i. is aíbind in suide i ndessid Néide no . . . is melta Nede dont ṡuide i ndessid), LL 186b14 = mell suide `a mistake . . . is N.'s seat', RC xxvi 14 § 8 , taking as two words; but the word may be a compd. denoting the ollave's chair.

melltach

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adj o, ā. (<mellaid) deceiving, deceitful (mod. word). meadh mealltach a false balance, Prov. xx 23. biadh meall- tach, xxiii 3 .