mergach

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adj o, ā. wrinkled? gl. corrugatus, Ml. 132c8 . Prob. same word as 1 meirgech q.v.

mergánta

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adj io, iā. brisk, spirited: each mearagánta lom-luath, ITS i 32.2 . long mhearrgánta `gallant ship', Isa. xxxiii 21. ? gu mearghanta (MSS. meardhannta, merradh, merragha), gu mór-chneadhach 'be spirited, inflicting great wounds' Angus Matheson Essays 152.23 . In bad sense: lucht mearrganta ` headstrong ', 2 Tim. iii 4.

merlach

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Forms: mérlach

n a hinge: m.¤ na comla, gl. cardo, Ir. Gl. 944. Stokes suggests mérlach < mér finger.

meróc

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n f. a species of bird: mer . . . .i. lon unde dicitur meroc a merula .i. glasluin, H. 3.18 p. 82 ( O'C. 152 ).

meróid

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see smeróid

1 mert

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n sorrow, trouble, despair? truag do Día don-rat i mmert, SR 4053. dogní m.¤ mo chride cró, LL 125b32 ( Ériu v 212.102 ) = Rawl. 136a36 (mo chridi chro). Cf. meart ` spying, injuring, . . . discouraging ', O'R. and see meirten.

2 mert

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v 3 s. pret. see mairnid.

merthas

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n o, m., (< mer?) going astray, error: ní fríth [mo] buith i mmerthas `never have I been found astray', Met. Dinds. iv 38 (a formation like derbthas, trebthas p. 384 n. ). cen chuit merthais ZCP iii 21.40 .

mertlaig?

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Forms: meartlaig

n gaet Cul Dubh, ros-mear in meartlaig | in tṡleag da bertaig da bois, Ériu x 82 y .

mertrech

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x see meirdrech.

merugad

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Forms: meraigthe, meraighthi

n u, m., also merachad o, m. (vn. of meraigid) wander- ing; going astray .

(a) in lit. sense: Merugud Uilix (title of a story). merugad cleirech Coluim Chille, KMMisc. 320.10 , cf. RC ix 14. for merogod issind ócian, LU 1643 ( RC ix 452.2 ). for merugud o cach ailen . . . da chele, RC xxvi 160 § 47. doluid for merugud o Loch A. co Tech N., BColm. 70.28 . ro ḟas ceo . . . co ndechamar ar merugud, Ériu v 146.25 . imatt na sliged ana mbeith duine ar merugud, Maund. § 17. nis téig a merachad do not go astray, Aisl. MC 83.16 . gapsat fordal ┐ merugad sechnoin na hoidche, Fl. Earls 62.18 . a chlaidib . . . na saíl bith for merugod `do not fear to be astray' (i.e. ownerless), RC xx 12 § 19. With obj. gen.: for merogod tige oíged wandering in search of a guest-house, BDD 27. tré mhearughadh mara sea-roaming , Keat. ii 833.

(b) fig. erring; confusion, error: ar derchaíne ar mirath ar merugud, LL 360 marg. sin. as mór an buaidredh ┐ an merughadh do cuir an diabul fúd, BCC § 223. peacach as mhór mearachadh a sinner far astray, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvii 3. g s. cor ṡuidigset na filid muin a medón for imgabail meraigthe put the letter m in the middle of it to avoid confusion (i.e. juxta- position of a vowel and a diphthong), Corm. p. 17 (emuin). for bailegud meraigthi, LL 167a26 = for bailiudh a mesca, RC xv 475 ( Dinds. 75 ). fíon an mhearuighthe the wine of astonishment, Psa. lx 3. ciall mearachaidh, A. Ó Dálaigh xlvii 2. pl. is mór na mesgaithi ┐ na meraighthi doberid na sluaigh ort, Comp. Con C. 93.27 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ).

Mearughudh randaigechta bicce ┐ randaigechta moire (name of a mixed metre), IT iii 85.1 .