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) .

2 methach

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n ā, f., feebleness, decline? frestal uithir ina methaig (.i. ina meth a tríur), H. 3.18 p. 208a ( O'C. 373 ).

methaid

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Forms: meathais, meathta, methad

v ā (meth)

(a) intrans. degenerates, declines, fails, is blighted: tairnit ind rig dia ngalaib, methait na meicc, LL 149a46 . methfaid in clann . . . no atbēlait, Cáin Ad. § 27. a coin is a ngille . . . methfait ar mo biudh-sa, Anecd. ii 31.8 . gur mheath arbur Erenn uile, AU iii 354.23 . do mheath an féur, Isa. xv 6. do mhith ar meanmna da mhios our spirits failed in contemplating it, Rel. Celt. ii 282.18 .

(b) in Laws, fails, comes short: o ro metha inn athgabail `when the distress fails', ii 126.19 Comm. cacha tarrgraide ro metha a les `every journey in which he fails to be useful' (? the profit, purpose, of which fails), v 420.5 . cu ndiabladh n-aith- ginu ne[i]ch ro meatha meath mbid flatha for any shortcoming in providing food for the chief, ZCP xiv 368 § 29. do neoch ro | metha anything that has come short, 386 § 51.

Fails, comes short (in performance of a duty), in impers. constr. with FOR of duty (also of pers.): dilus do celiu i (leg. a) methus fair a falluib na flatha, Laws ii 274.21 (`forfeited to a tenant is what is failing towards him', Atk.). mani ro metha fair forsin cele provided the tenant has not failed in any duty to him (the chief), 262.15 (cf. ZCP xiv 363 § 23 ). arna ro metha fair, i 236.10 (`that it be not failed in', Atk.). in tan is ar diumund ro methad for in flaith where from disrespect duties have been left unperformed towards the chief, v 166.11 Comm.

(c) trans. blights, causes to decay, fig. enfeebles, intimidates: doinenn mor fherthana . . . innus gur meathadh moran d'arbhannaibh le, AU iii 316.11 . ro thiomaircc ┐ ro meath co ro loiscc orra Luimneach he repressed and subdued [them], Cog. 90.7 . is suail . . . nachar meathais meisnech ar morshluag, MR 188.22 (2 s. pret). part. troilighthe, meathta , Eg. Gl. 597. mac D. nár mheathta 'sa choimhgleic, E. O'Rahilly xv 241 (1911) . re a dteangthaibh atú meathta, Studies 1929, 79 § 6 .

vn. methad decaying, wasting, blight: a methadh no a nduthaine dia n[d]earnadh, BB 233a25 .

méthaid

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Forms: nóndam- met[t]ar, méttais, méthtais, méthad

v ā, (méth) feeds up, fattens: pass. subj. pr. nóndam- met[t]ar (gl. adipe saginari), Ml. 80a3 . muc mara méthas tond, LU 3017. isse ro meth an mormuic, IT i 109.12 = ZCP iii 37.10 (: féth). muc methar for lacht, Laws ii 368.4 Comm. trí .l. cét mucc no méttais i mmorchailtib, LL 296a20 (pass. impf. pl. or intrans.?) = SG 363.11 (where O'Gr. reads méthtais). meas dímhór . . . co ro mheth orca na n-orc, FM ii 834.18 .

vn. méthad: methad for blicht fattening on milk, Laws ii 366.20 . log ar meithed na muice, Eg. 88, fo. 23a ( O'C. 2305 ).

methán

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n o, m., (meth) something pliable, a twig, osier ? (see Dinneen s.v. meathán ): is de ro hainmniged Eochaid Muin- methán de .i. methain no bhídis timcholl a mhedhóin ara méd, Cóir An. 140 (`the meaning is that the poor man was so stout that he had to wear a wicker belly-band', Plummer MS. notes).

methas

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Forms: methais, methusa, methos, methoss

n o and u, m. g s. methais, Laws iv 28.6 Comm. methusa, v 244.17 , 248.24 . A legal term of doubtful meaning; a frontier, march, `space of unappropriated ground between two territories' (Atk. Laws Gloss. )? met[h]ass a meta .i. on chrich, Corm. Y 869 = methos LB, methoss Bodl. methus .i. crich no cóiged ut est cennadhcha im methus tuaithe, O'Dav. 1254. cach muiredach a methas every one is master within his own confines (?), 1273 (cf. similar adage s.v. mennat). esert deirge a methus ┐ eisert tascnam[a] methais, Laws iv 128.16 Comm. (apparently a deserter who quits his native territory and one who returns to it, cf. 128.18 and 130.3 ). raitech ascnama methusa .i. loingsech fine a vagrant who makes for the fron- tier (?), v 244.17 Comm. , cf. 248.24 and iv 28.6 . in tan ron- ainic Fergus a methus, luid dochum mara sechis, H. 3.18 p. 364a ( O'C. 776 ) = luid F. dia tir, Laws i 70.24 . Used of time? bes aen i n-aen meathus `there is one day for one "m."-space', Laws ii 106.1 . methas .i. re . . . meathas re nó aimsir, O'Dav. 1274.

méthas

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Forms: méithes

n o, m., (méth) also with palatal stem méithes, fatness, fat: an m.¤ fat , Exod. xxix 13. lán . . . do mhéuthus beathach bíata, Isa. i 11. d'ofráil an mhéuthuis, Ezek. xliv 15. With palatal stem: an te chaithios meitheas no saill fat meat, Rule of Tall. § 48.