metaigtheóir

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n i, m., one who increases, makes greater: a mhé- duighthóir mhór-ratha, Ériu ix 10.6 .

metal

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n metal see mital.

métal

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Forms: médal, médla, medhal, médal, mhédal, médail, metlu

n ā, f., ? médal, IGT Decl. § 37. ? g s. na médla (: chédgha), ib. ex. 970 . A paunch, belly (esp. of an animal used for food): medhal (leg. médal), gl. panc[i]a, Ir. Gl. 235. n s. an mhédal , RC xxix 220.16 . d s. a médail an mhairt, 219.24 . cona thengaid do métail ` metal ', Aisl. MC 89.24 (but see Glossary; something edible is meant). g s. ic bein ind cluic metlu , 123.19 . cona menestir mæth-metla, 124.33 . an mheudal the maw , Deuter. xviii 3. bolg . . . amhail méadail capaill, E. Ó Rahilly 291.2 (1911).

1 metar

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Forms: metur, metir, metuir, metrida

n o, m., (Lat. metrum) metre (in verse): n s. in metur , Ml. 30a10 . is trí metur ro ceta int sailm, 30a9 . g s. metir, Sg. 8a13 . fri toimsidetaid metair (gl. in metro), 25b1 . metur dachtalacda, Hib. Min. 6.177 . tre metur fileta, Trip. 172.8 . tria metar . . . ro raidh C. na nethi si . . . ge ro scribamair-ne tria prois, Fen. 290.26 . metuir .i. comardugh[ud] in dana, O'Dav. 1219. g s. metuir, ib. ? pl. a ndrēchta togai, a metrida āille, Ériu iv 163.17 .

2 metar

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Forms: metar, meadar

n o, m., (Lat. metrum, K. Meyer, RC xii 465 ) a measure; a wooden vessel, mether . metar, Ériu iv 134.18 (n s.). secht metair cona cerclaib, ib. 13 . in metair duirn ` hand-mether ', Laws i 134.4 Comm. (n s.). do bleogain a mbo i meatraib ` milk- pails ', v 276.23 Comm. for én-metur cruithnechta, LB 155a49 . suil . . . bhías an meadar briste, Eccles. xii 6. As ā,f., meadar, IGT Decl. § 56. ag moch-ól na meidre, ib. ex. 1444 . le dhá mheidir líonta de bhainne, E. O'Rahilly 291.4 . meadur ime, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 7.24 .

metardacht

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n ā, f., (1 metar) verse, metrical form: is ed in m.¤ sin Caillin (of a composition), Fen. 292.1 . i méadardhacht dána, Keat. i 90.18 . a miodarracht, MacAingil 262.10 .

metarde

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adj io, iā (1 metar) metrical: cen fornaidm m.¤ (gl. solutā oratione), Ml. 27d24 .

? metet

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ind fer m.¤ saithe `a man who watches a swarm', Laws iv 190.8 (glossed .i. fear meitces no comaitches).

meth

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Forms: meth, metha, meith, mith, meth, mithibh, meath, m., meith, metha, mith, meth, meath

n o and i, n. and m.; n s. meth n-einich, TBFlidais 10 ( IT ii2 208 = LL 247a40 ), TBFr. 132 , 191 , 192 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. v = LL 249b2 , 250a11 , 12 ). g s. metha, Laws; meith, TBC² 2607 = mith, TBC 3371. n p. trí meth , LL 147b23 . d p. ar mithibh , ZCP x 346 § 10. meath m.¤ , g s. n p. meith or metha, IGT Decl. § 38.8 .

Decay, blight, wasting, failure , both in physical and moral sense. a m.¤ no a garséle (gl. cess), LU 4961 ( TBC² p. 19 n. 23 ). is m.¤ ┐ milliud dond ḟir, ZCP iii 3.3 ( LL 269a14 ). a m.¤ n-uthruis his wasting through disease, Arch. iii 234 § 11 ; meath n-uthrais, 236 § 13 . cia mbad trom leis . . . bith fo m.¤ ┐ mélacht, LL 222b9 ( TTr. 389 ). is terc duine dhá mbiann maith | ná biann m.¤ ar chuit da chlainn, O'Gr. Cat. 119.20. Freq. in threats or imprecations: a m.¤ no a trucha mana tarda dó he shall decay or die early, BColm. 64.28 , cf. 72.22 , 88.14 . m.¤ ┐ moch-léithe . . . doib, RC xv 312 ( Dinds. 18 ). meath dóibh-seom má ḟorluidhsead as a ngéillsine, BR 144.2 . meath for na giallu dia n-elád, RC xxiii 404 § 12. Folld. by defining gen.: ar na raib m.¤ n-einich nā anma duit and, IT ii2 208 ( LL 247a40 ); cf. Fianaig. 72.31 , RC iii 346.33 . ni ar m.¤ gascid dorochrabair-si not from want of valour, TFerbe 586 . cen m.¤ ruamna cech datha, LL 20b7 . gan mheath cnuais ar choll, Content. xxx 19. míorath ┐ meath talmhan failure of crops, Keat. ii 4877. ar meth: mór an crech | tech n-æiged Críst arna m.¤ `that Christ's guest-house should be neglected', BColm. 100.17 . mac becc bacach ar m.¤ `in a decline', Mart. Don. 90.4 . do bí sé ar m.¤ conuice sin at ebb of fortune, BCC § 328. rachaidh furachus an drochdhuine ar meath shall perish, Prov. x 28. cen meth without fail , common in poetry, oft. a mere expletive: cen m.¤, cen ditha, SR 1015. failet ann tri mūir cen m.¤ , 345 , 4571 . cen terbud, cen m.¤ , ZCP xiii 30.12 . dot-ic cen m.¤ , TFerbe 801 . gach tenga cen m.¤ | forsa tardadh rath, Ériu iv 238.3 . do innis Maodhócc gan m.¤ | sgela d'Fíonán, BNnÉ 277 § 261. g s. as attrib.: nā bí bliadain meith | cen chreich no cen chath `for a feeble year', KMMisc. 264 § 26 ( LL 148b4 ). ? ni thecat da fuapairt | acht [mad] athig mith (: tig), TBC 3371 = nach tanic . . . acht mad aigith meith, TBC² 2607 ; `', Wind.; feeble (spiritless) churls? the object of Fer Diad is to belittle his opponent. The reading mith is supported by the beginning of poem: is mithig. Cf. Mac Lesc . . . aithech meith, Four Songs 18.1 = a. mith, LL 208a36 , where the sense seems similar.

In moral sense of feebleness, degeneracy: is m.¤, ní maith cotlud trom, SC 30. is ar m.¤ ro treic . . . ní ar deirc na trocaire through senile weakness (?) he has renounced (the Borama), LL 376a9 .

In pl. in concrete sense: trí meth ócthigirn three short- comings, Ériu ix 46 § 12 = LL 147b23 . celtair Dē umam . . . ar mithibh, ZCP x 346 § 10.

In Laws failure (to fulfil an obligation) with gen. of thing failed in: m.¤ sloigid `failure in furnishing men to the hosting', i 152.2 . m.¤ feise la rig `failure to supply the feast of a king', 230.22 . smacht metha uithir `fine for failure of maintaining the sick', 130.16 Comm.

Other applications: ní meath ormsa an chóir do rádh I will not shrink from stating, Content. xviii 14. gibe fhuilngeas . . . meath a chúise dá charaid `if a man lets his friend's cause be defeated' (? lets his cause be weakened by a friend i.e. pleads feebly through partiality for an opponent; see §§ 9 - 13 ), xx 2 . Créud an pecadh doní an té mhionnaigheas gan riachtanas? — Meth a dhála, Luc. Fid. 100.5 . eisdim a do no a tri d'aifr- ionnuibh má's eidir é, meath mo dhala, Parrth. Anma 370.1 .

As quasi-vn.: do meath ┐ do mí-chumdach midlach `to cow and dismay', MR 230.20 . dobud maith do mheath drochlaoich a ndenoigh what thou dost (sayest) were enough to daunt a craven, ZCP x 285.9 .

Compd. meas meathcraind fruit of a sickly tree, IT iii 88 § 105 = Bruchst. i § 33 .

méth

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Forms: méith, méth-i, -e, méithe, meth

adj o, ā. later also méith; the pl. méth-i, -e, if not g s. of méithe, may belong to latter form treated as i-stem.

(a) plump, fat: n p m. lónaichthi .i. meíth (gl. adipati), Ml. 20a24 . mēth .i. mo a fēith, Corm. Y 925. diamad mé douéradh fuiriocc, robadh m.¤ cech manuc if I provided the bill of fare, every monk would be fat, ZCP vii 268 § 4. mna metha, LL 215a 27 . Aedh remur (.i. Aedh meith), AU ii 456 z . ag méth, IT i 100.11 . bó m.¤ , O'Dav. 284. ferba brachtchi (.i. methi), FB 68. molt meth, Laws v 444.19 Comm. bás muicce méithe, Triads 92. bat metha mo mucca, IT iii 244.21 . dá én lán- méthi, Anecd. i 38.6 .

Transf. rich, succulent; luxuriant, fertile: meic indrechtain lan-meith, Aisl. MC. 33.19 . ? fairec no tomailt meth .i. ide .i. cainneall, O'Dav. 1208 (where possibly meth is a separate gloss). arbur méith, Met. Dinds. i 2. seacht ndíasa arbha ar én-choinnlín mhéth, Gen. xli 5. créd é an fearann, an truagh é nó an méith, Numb. xiii 20. gan ailges bídh, gan bethaid méth, ZCP viii 231 § 2.

Compar. as tigiu .i. as methiu (gl. crassioris), Ml. 20b1 . ba méthiu a n-ag foracbais-[s]iu, Sc. Mucce MD. 8.2 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. vi = IT i 100.12 ). cid as meithi saill tuircc mesa? ZCP xiii 270.19 . lus Eigipte is meithe meacan most succulent of root, Keat. Poems 1265. cine is méithe máir- néalaigh `most prolific in sea-faring men' (whose mariners are stoutest? of the Dutch), Ó Bruad. iii 150.

(b) as subst. fat: tic meth ara arainn, Laws ii 238.25 Comm. nir ith ēn-greim méith one morsel of fat, Mart. Don. Aug. 19. (fig.) for Aingid . . . mo bennacht co meth with plenty (?), Anecd. ii 32 § 8 (perhaps adv.). As allegor. npr.: Olar, Meith ocus Miscais, RC xxi 154 § 12.

Compd. muca meth-tairr fat-bellied , ZCP xi 95 § 45.

1 methach

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Forms: meathach

adj o, ā (meth) wasting, feeble: is m.¤ a ngnim, ZCP v 23 § 3 . As subst. o, m. a degenerate, a weakling: budh m.¤ nach bia a ro-cruth, BNnÉ 146.52 . a mheathaigh mhiodhlaochda! Buile S. 142 § 78. ní gníomh meathaigh, Keat. iii 3839 . ní bíadh san tigh sin acht cró meathaigh ┐ áit gan onóir, Mac Aingil 214.8 . meathach, IGT Decl. § 11 (55.3) .