1 meraige

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Forms: mearuighe

n io, m., (1 mer) one whose wits are confused or dis- ordered; a muddle-headed or scatter-brained person: ni thucai nach [m]eraige `no fool understands it', Thes. ii 292.7 ( Ml. Poems ii ). ni-n-acend nach m.¤ (i.e. we are invisible to dull- witted mortals), SC 45. ní fuiris nach meraide the unthinking will not find it out, Ériu iv 134 § 12. atraracht Moisi . . . ni pu héirge meraige, SR 3766. trí comartha meraigi [meraigthe v.l.]: slicht a chíre ina ḟolt, slicht a ḟiacal ina chuit, slicht a luirge ina diaid ` fop' (? feckless person), Triads 103. cauradmir tige meraige (i.e. the house of a man without forethought), LU 8117 = FB 9 (see context). de mnaíb ┐ maccaemaib . . . midlaigib ┐ meraigib ḟer ṅhErend, TBC 3827. nir meraigi migaiscid, MR 232.16 . Folld. by defining gen.: mairg is m.¤ a dana (i.e. woe to him who takes his calling lightly, said to a frivolous cleric), ZCP x 44.27 . mearaidhe .i. amadán, O'Cl. mearuighe, Eg. Gl. 274 seems = meraigthe. ? tanaise ┐ meraige `the second swarm and the "meraighe" swarm' (of bees), Laws iv 172.10 (glossed: .i. . . . in smeraige, ib. 27 , cf. 174.16 , 18 ).

As adj. io,iā.: sruth na Muaide mōire . . . meraighe meander- ing (?), IT iii 89 § 117 = Bruchst. i § 37 (`', Meyer).

2 meraige

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n , f., (mer) aberration, derangement: mearaidhe an tuaithbheartaigh the infatuation of the evil-doer, Hackett xxv 16.

meraigecht

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n ā, f., (cf. meraige) word of uncertain meaning, apparently a state of mental perturbation; perplexity, being at one's wit's end? in follg. exx. used of one who is nonplussed or baffled . conid é sin méla ┐ mertain ┐ meraigecht is mó tucad for Coinculaind, TBC 2042 (alludes to the capture of the Dond Cuailnge while C.'s back is turned). cipé imress mela ┐ mertain ┐ m.¤ fort, 47 . ra gab [Agamemnon] ica chom- didnad . . . nā dernad brón nā merten nā m.¤ (of Menelaus after the abduction of Helen), LL 231b40 ( TTr. 1074 ). ba mela mor ┐ ba mearaidheacht lais na Grecaigh do techt seoca, BB 419a13 . iss ed dochuaidh . . . co Nestor, ár na badh merai- ghecht dó nech do thoísigib in tṡluaghaid cen riachtain `so that he might not err by omitting to go to any of the leaders', TTr.² 273 = ar na badh meraidecht do neoch do toisigib, etc. lest any of the leaders should be perplexed by his not going (?), LL 400a16 (of Antenor, who, having sought satisfaction in vain from the leaders of the Greeks, applies last of all to Nestor). ro [ḟ]orluaimnig a urlabra re meraidecht in míthapaid, MR 232.11 . murbell na meraigechta (of routed troops), 316.23 .

meraigid

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v g.

I Intrans. loses self-control, becomes excited or perturbed: meraigim, gl. prurio (= I wanton?), Thes. ii 42.6 (reading uncertain, merbigim acc. to Nigra, RC xxiv 306 - 9 ). ro mesc, ro meraig 'masech `he grew drunk and mad by turns', Met. Dinds. iii 412. Of sea: gur mhuidh ┐ gur mhearuigh an sáile, ITS x 168.12 .

II Trans. bewilders, leads astray: led húaisli ná meraigh mé `dazzle me not', Ériu ix 8.87 . is tús mire ros-mheraigh `the beginnings of madness have set him wandering', Content. xxv 4. do mhearaighestar uabhar a n-aigeanta, ML 75.5 .

See meraigthe and merugad.

meraigthe

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adj io, iā. part. of meraigid. Bewildered, with mind astray: dia mbáttar mesgtha meraighthe iar n-ól ḟiona, FM 1990.22 . mearuighthe an draoi adubhairt mad the poet who spoke thus! Content. xxv 6. atá mo chroidhe . . . mearuighthe, Psa. cxliii 4. mearuighe a dtáobh an chreidimh `reprobate concerning the faith', 2 Tim. iii 8. eidearbhtha, mearuighe ` refuse, reprobate ', Eg. Gl. 274.

meraigthech

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adj o, ā. (meraige) connā thaidhled nech a tech | mina thaidhlid m.¤ gone astray, wandering (?), Acall. 6132.

meranach

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adj o, ā. (< 1 mer?) as sobriquet: in Mera- nach Hua hEochadha rí Ulad, RC xvii 415.17 (Tig.) = an Meranach `the wanton ', CS 294.4 = Aed Meranach `the furious ', AU ii 36.4 ; FM ii 906.17 (not transld.). ? Goffraidh Méranach, AU ii 52.10 . Cf. anmand a tri trenḟear tra | Michu Mearan Maineachan, BB 25a39 = Miolchu, Meran, Muinechan, Leb. Gab. i 40.

merb

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x see meirb, -e.

merbal(l)

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Forms: merfal, merful, merball, merfall, merfall, merball, -e, -a, merfuil, merfaill, merbhuill, -i, muirbell

n o, m., and ā,f. Acc. to Meyer, Wortk. § 47 , orig. merfal (o, m.) < mer+sŭel `turn' (cf. sell). d s. i merful , O'Mulc. 677. merball, merfall (o, m.), IGT Dec. § 11 (p. 54.5) . merfall, merball (f. g s. -e, n p. -a), § 12.6 . merfuil, merfaill, merbhuill (f. g s. n p. -i), § 13.11 . A variant form with slender vowel in first syll. is muirbell.

(a) wandering, going astray: ra baí for merfaill ┐ merugud ic iarraid a aite, LL 220a41 ( TTr. 232 ). co mbai for merbaill siar sair sechnon na fidbuide, BB 414a30 . nach trúagh . . . misi ar merbfall | 's an tslighi réidh romam, IGT Dec. ex. 359. ná cuir-se mé ar mearbhal set me not astray, Oss. iii 156.9 . do chur na ttroch ar merbhall, BNnÉ 148.23 .

(b) mistake, error; mental confusion, aberration: cen merbuill without mistake, truly , LL 139b28 . cen merfaill, 140b44 . eittirbhretha Maodhócc . . . lea sccriobhadh gan merball, gan merachad, BNnÉ 260 § 221. gan mearbhaill, Content. xxii 10. nach fuair tú, móide an mearbhall, . . . uain cadail ar do chearchuill that, to the confusion of your wits, you did not get time for sleep, xxiv 21 . ní feas damh, móide ar mearbhall, . . . | doidse nach dál bhus díomháoin, Studies 1918, 454 § 18 . ar sráon 's ar merfaill, Ir. Texts ii 16 § 44. merbfall berla, 14 § 27 . barr merbaill the height of aberration, O'Gr. Cat. 555.29. ní fios merbail erroneous , 459.7 . seanchas mear- bhaill `false genealogy', Content. xvi 145. gan chéim mhear- bhaill a false step, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 4. ar chaoi meisge ┐ mearbhail, Oss. iii 54.6 .

merballach

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n ā, f., (merbal) aberration, indiscriminate action? co mbiad ar miri ┐ ar merbeallaig 'ma cuairt `so that he could smite in fury and at random', TTebe 986 .

merblach

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x see meirblech.