michaire

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n , f., affability, kindliness: uasalṡenoir togaidhe . . . ar mídhcaire, ar crabadh, AU ii 240.2 .

michoirthe

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Forms: michorthi

n io, m., (= mí- + part. of cuirithir?) a misbirth, a monster: is cumma ocus michorthe | menma maisse mná baíthe, ZCP iv 469.6 . pl. nocha-bertis clanna do Ch. acht michorthi , Trip. 206.13 . ar piastaibh ┐ miochairtibh, Leb. Gab. i 10.32 . miochairthi .i. torathair, O'Cl. (quoting Leb. Gab.).

míchongnaid

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v (con-gní) hinders : cia na neithe mhíchongnus linn chum coimhéda na n-aithnedh? Celtica i 181.641 .

míchónic?

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Forms: míchónic, mí-chonáich, micanaigh

lucht cech dana eter primdán ┐ ḟodán ┐ míchónic icc reicc ┐ ic taspénad a ndrécht ┐ a ndliged do ríg, LL 215a20 ; unfortunates? = mí-chonáich, g s. of míchonách ill luck, mis- fortune , used like conáich as stereotyped adj.? cf. a hua . . . mar-micanaigh luckless , IT iii 98 § 160 (v s m.).

míchorp

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n (= mí- + corp) aberration, corrupt or incorrect text : is ē in fer cetna Fenius Farsaid aranic na cetri haipitri seo adrubrumar. Michorp sin ar in aibitir Ebraide cetus ni he Fenius ariacht hi, BB 301a37 . mícorp uili in trēd so sīs, ar ni tancadar Ebraidi i nEgipt, 301a10 .

micht

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Forms: míochd, miocht, micht, mheachta

n m. (Lat. amictus) a priest's amice: mar fholuigheas an m.¤ an sagart, Eochairsg. 36.2 . an miochd, Luc. Fid. 163.15 . m'fainne, mo mhicht (said by a bishop), RC xxxvii 352 § 8. Muire na miocht Mary of the amices (i.e. of the Mass), Arch. Hib. i 100 § 23. Of the Jewish high-priest's mitre or turban: míochd, Exod. xxviii 4 (= míter xxix 6 ). Of an article of clothing worn by women: míocht sirig ar a brat fo gach rioghain ` embroidery ' (?), Duan. Finn i 65.14 . miocht `a coiffe or head-dress for women', Dinneen . Cf. micht, IGT Dec. § 95, p. 127 , g s. in mheachta , ib. ex. 1670 .

michuirdech

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Forms: míochoirteach

adj o, ā. m̅c̅ micuirdech, LL 386a48 . ara síair mengaig míchuirtig (of the Fury Megaera), TTébe 4318 . tir in mīrūin bæglaig ṁichairdig (of Hell), LB 256b (marg.). atomraracht . . . co mianach míchuirdech, Aisl. MC 85.1 . Cf. míochoirteach ` monstrous ', O'R. and michoirthe.

1 mid

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Forms: midh, meadha, mmid, med-

n u, n. and m. midh (m.), IGT Dec. § 71. g s. meadha, ex. 1550 . Mead, metheglin: m.¤ .i. combrec ro truailled and .i. med (i.e. it is a corruption of Welsh medd), Corm. Y 853. n s. (with art.) a mmid mass, IT i 77.20 ( LL 261a23 ) = in mid, Eg. fín ┐ m.¤ do dáil fair, TBC 1614. dabach do m.¤ medrach, SC 33. fa ro-beg do midh a dīl very little mead sufficed him (of Colum C.), ZCP vii 304.9 . m.¤ cuill hazel-mead , xiii 276.2 . as e mo miodh mh'uisci fúar cold water is my mead, Buile S. 86.9 . pait meda, LU 4455. mesce tre ol cormae no chingiti medæ, Mon. Tall. § 40. gáir meda the shout of (those that drink) mead, Met. Dinds. iv 368. ba mac meda co fledól, Anecd. ii 35 § 8. Frangcaigh . . . santaigh senmedha thirsting for old mead, IT iii 91 § 128 = Bruchst. i § 36 . d'ól meadha mhais, A. Ó Dálaigh lv 9 . (cryptic) muinchidh .i. miodh Goid. 76 § 99 (Dúil Laithne) , ZCP xlix-l 613 .

Compds. i nArd Macha mid-adbail `rich in mead', Met. Dinds. iv 130. for ríg midcharthach Mide mead-loving , ii 44 . ¤chuach a mead-cup: combo móir béolu midchuaich, LU 4482 = fidchōich, TBC² 395 (YBL). ¤garb: ic ríg Macha midgairb `wild with mead', Met. Dinds. iii 368 (but cf. iv 222.2 quoted under 3 mid-). ¤ól mead-drinking , LL 369 marg. inf. fian Mhuaidhe is millsi midoil, 394.4 . a hucht Muimnech in mid-ōil mead-quaffing Munstermen, MacCarthy 426 z . ¤ólach: in fiad mesta m. rich in draughts of mead, Met. Dinds. iii 136 (midōlmar v.l.). ¤rian: dar midriana streams of mead, ZCP xi 80 § 3 . With the g s. stem med- in poetry (metri gratiâ): ar shluagh Mhúir mheadh-altruim mBreagh ` mead-producing ' (: eanac[h]luinn), Studies 1928, 675 § 8 . tri fichit med ba med- rand `three score measures was his share of mead', Met. Dinds. iv. 344. See also follg.

2 mid

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Forms: míodh

n honour, renown? a word (if genuine) confined to poetry, perhaps an arbitrary use of 1 mid. míodh ` honour, dignity ', O'R. ? flaith co fáthaib fogaib mid ` respect ', Met. Dinds. iv 96.103 (see note; in v 276 taken as acc. of med `balance'). Ethur ard fofuair miodh ` renown ', Leb. Gab. i 168.2 , cf. Keat. i 224.5 . fleadh choitchionn do fhleadh, a Ch.; miodh ar thruaghuibh ┐ ar thréanaibh do mhiodh `an honour for the weak and for the strong is thy honour' (?), Todd Lect. iv 66 § 13 (= 1 mid?). ? doraid (.i. rig) Muman m.¤ co mend | Faelchad file faebur fland, LL 43a36 . ? sacart Airdmacha midh ciuil, Arch. iii 307 § 28 (perh. = 1 mid: the poem contains frequent humorous allusions to liquors; cf. §§ 20 , 23 ). Cf. also: Flann . . . mid-suī sīde suiges lind | tiug-suī tīre trī Finn Fland (a sage of renown? a mead-sage who imbibes liquor? of Flann Maini- strech), ib. 308.6 (same poem) = midhsui sidhe suidheas lind (`contemplative sage is he who sits with us' O'Don.), FM ii 870.

3 mid

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Forms: midnoct, mid(ṡ)lisse

n in compds. mid-, middle, centre: used exceptionally as absol., folld. by gen.: mac rig Muide mid samraid | fuair i fid uaine ingin in midsummer, YBL 118a marg. inf. = Bruchst. i § 161 . fo midh abunn, BLism. 176rb35 .

I With adj. in primary sense, or occasionally in that of middling, partially , cf. mid .i. leth, O'Mulc. 821. ¤garb: ós brúachaib mara midgairb `of the rough mid-sea', Met. Dinds. iv 222.2 (but cf. iii 368.38 quoted under 1 mid). ¤lán: is midlán inbėr Linni Luachainne half-full , CRR 11. go dtárla an mhuir . . . 'n-a mallmagh mhíodhlán swelling (?), ML 48.1 . cloch dárbo midhlán a glac, Comp. CC 121.16 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ); 120.4 . ¤lethan: carbad mór midhleathan ` middle- broad ', Todd Lect. iv 74 § 23. Name of Finn's drinking-cup , Fianaig. 56.7 . ¤oll: mōrarggain . . . Mide mid-uill `of great central Meath', Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 33 = LL 184a17 (= 1 mid?).

See also midṡeng, -thromm.

II With subst., corresponding to Engl. mid-. ¤aís middle age , generally of adolescence, period between childhood and manhood: méidither cenn mic midhaísi, TBC p. 369 n. 14 . tricha mac midaísi, IT iii 246.91 (LL), cf. ZCP viii 541.22 . co snāifitis maic midaísi foraibh, ZCP xi 62 § 5. ML 4.10 . ITS v 180.2 . níor mhó ná mac miodhaoise, Duan. Finn i 47.10 . Of the period of life between youth and old age: genus i n-óide, creisine i mmidais, ettla fri hæs, LB 71 marg. inf. ním creisineach miodhaoise, Studies 1931, 437 § 10 . ¤bine: ni m.¤ insin no venial crime (?), LL 122b28 . ¤bolg o, m. ` middle bag', belly: midhbolg aice cosmhuil re bolg sidhe, Lism.L. 2223. delbh duine . . . co m.¤ umai, BB 487a34 . g s. in place- name: Magh Midhbuilcc (Míbuilg v.l.), BNnÉ 284.14 . As ā,f. stem: mac midbuilce mela `son of honey-bag', Aisl. MC 33.13 = milbuilci, 123.36 . ¤cuairt, see below. ¤glenn n. a central glen or valley, a depression: tar maige, tar midglinni, FB 47. sétid maige midglinne, 50 . ¤guala f. space between the shoulders: ro gabastar . . . a chathbarr . . . dar a midguallib sechtair, TBC 2535. ¤n. midday: iar medón midlaí, LU 6338 , TBC 2474. ¤lisse, see -ṡliss. ¤medón m., strengthened form of medón middle, centre: i midmedon in laei at the height of noon, CCath. 3516. i midhmedón laoi, FM v 1778. go midhmhedón erraigh, Hugh Roe 76.2 (fo. 20a) . ¤nocht midnight: midnoct nocturn , Thes. i 3.36 . iar midnocht, Aisl. MC 7.14 . hi míd- nocht na cásc, PH 5009. teit di m.¤ to midnight mass (on Easter Eve), Rule of Céli Dé § 13. do leigthi dochom an mhiodnochta midnight mass, Rule of Tall. § 54. (Fig.) Colum C. coinneal tōidhius teóra reachta . . . doréd midhnocht maighne Erca, ZCP viii 197 § 11.

¤ṡliss mid-side, mid-beam ; in older lit. in pl. mid(ṡ)lisse, apparently of rafters or timbers in upper part of a room: nos-cuir i n-arda, co ranic midlisi in tigi, FB 64. flesc . . . adcomced midlisse in tige, 55 . flesc airgit . . . rosaiged midlissiu in taige, LL 248b42 = TBFr. 82 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. v ). Of seat running along one side of a room: ro erb fair suidhe . . . for miodhslios na bruighne, Hugh Roe 230.31 (61b) .

1 midach

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Forms: Mídach, midhach, midach, midaig, mídige

n o, m.,

(a) a male horse, a stallion: m.¤ .i. mo d'echaib e no maith-ech, Corm. Y 930. Mídach (name of a horse), Acall. 271. (as adj.) each midhach merdana, CCath. 4733. g p. for heocurbelaibh na n-ech . . . ┐ na midach mórmongach, 4959 . TBC 5622 St.

(b) met. a champion, strong man, warrior: midech .i. láidir nó calma, IT iii 276. midhach .i. calma, O'Dav. 1206. m.¤ na mocháirgi champion of the early herd (of a bull), IT iii 246.93 (LL). m.¤ Maige Fíne, LL 45a40 ( RC xxxvi 262 § 7 ). m.¤ mear-maidmech, MR 224.18 . mac H. . . . midhach gan esbadh, AU ii 468.24 . pl. friscichset midaig morfhlathe, RC xxvi 36 § 178 (glossed: móra no miadacha, LL 188a59 ). ger mear bhar mioghaidh [= miodhaigh] 'n-a dháil, Duan. Finn i 4.16 . ? As adj. g s f.: do thig na mná mídige `valiant', Met. Dinds. iii 56.30 (perh. = Midech `belonging to Meath', see note).