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).

2 midach

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n o, m., (< Lat. medicus) a physician: m.¤ . . . ab eo quod est medicus .i. liaigh, Corm. Y 889. m.¤ techta (sic leg.) . . . m.¤ etechta a qualified (unqualified) physician, Laws iii 320.25 Comm. fuil midaig techta (.i. fuil ferus in liadh dligthech), v 142.7 , 146.13 , cf. O'Dav. 179 (midhigh), 286 (medhaigh). mēr midaig the third finger (digitus medicinalis), Laws iii 350.29 . miodach ice leech of healing (kenning for `getal', the broom or letter ng ), Auraic. 4289 ; also called: etiud midach, 5584 ; cf. Anecd. iii 43.19 ; 44.19 .

Cf. deoch midaig (chev.), Ann. Conn. 1368 § 2.


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adj io, iā (1 midach) like or befitting a champion: i n-aith- fegad innill ┐ écoisc . . . merrdha midachdha na miled, MR 216.13 .

? midáid

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n part of the body of an animal: o médi co midáid from neck to rump (? of a bull), IT iii 246.92 (LL).


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n m. name of a medicinal plant: morella .i. midaighe, C. IV 2, 30ra 4 . sugh mighaidhi (= Fr. suc de ment[h]e; pepper- mint ?), O'Gr. Cat. 215.34. sugh midhuidhi, Rosa Angl. 290 y (`belladonna' vocab.). salutrom [leg. solatrum] .i. midhoighi, Arch. i 328.98 . caoru an midhoighi, ib. 99 .


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Forms: miodal, miodal

n m. flattery: miodal, O'R. Coneys . miodal ` dissembling ', Eg. Gl. 90.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. midba(e) or dil.ie/32166

Forms: midbae

n io, n. (3 mid + vn. of ben- `cuts, strikes') lit. middle cut , hence (acc. to Plummer, MS. notes) an average , cf. Germ. Durchschnitt. Cf. JCS ii 204 . cach mes cach tomus olcena is a midbu miter .i. is ondi tara mbi int eibe meodanach .i. in grainne a mesem- naigther e; eipe .i. grainne mas fir damsa, O'Dav. 1244 ; every estimate and every measurement, it is according to the average that it is measured, i.e. from the point across which the middle cut goes; i.e. the grain by which it is measured (must be of this average size); so that `eipe' means grain, if I am not mistaken (Plummer). mid .i. leth .i. midbae .i. graine; midbae dino .i. leth-ben no leth-uagh, fo bith in toraind bis iter indala ben de ┐ in mben n-aile `midbae' then a half-end [benn] or a half-whole, because of the mark (division) which there is between it and the other end (Plummer), H. 3.18 p. 72 ( O'C. 113 ); the same gl. is given ib. p. 636 ( O'C. 1412 ) and O'Mulc. 822 , 823 (which should go together). The glossators' explanation as `grain' seems to be an error. Cf. also: midba bretha, Laws i 26.3 (title of a law-tract; the `juste milieu' of judgement, Plummer notes), and see midbad.


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Forms: midbac

n o, m., (3 mid + bac `bend, angle') part of the body, the small of the back: dobert . . . beim . . . dait hi midbach do droma, TBC² 2499. g s. benfat sgis cos ┐ lám ┐ midbac droma uaibh, RC xiv 36.5 .


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n see ibdach.


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Forms: mi[d]bhaid

n a legal term occurring in the term fer m.¤ given to a member of a low class of freeman, appar. a young man not yet possessed of hereditary land , his father being alive (Thurneysen, ZCP xiv 343 , 361 , cf. MacNeill, Law of Status 277 n. 1 ; MacNeill, ib. 283 n. 1 , explains as fer midboth `a between-house man', `a man of mid-cottages', from both `booth, cabin'), a youth living on his father's land. is e bēs foloing fer midbad, Laws ii 258.18 . saeiri fir m.¤ , v 106.18 . cadeat grad tuaithi? Fer midba, bo-aire, etc., iv 298.12 (Crith Gabl.) = fer midbotha, ib. 17 . fer midhbadh (grade of the Féne corresponding to fochlach in grades of poets), 354.21 . ōtā fer miudbu co righ, ii 146.10 Comm. (extremes of rank). cema he righ Ereann ┐ in fear mbidhbaid, H. 3.18 p. 218ab ( O'C. 388 ), cf. Laws v 42.23 . ōna teora fearuibh midbuidh `the three lowest grades', Laws ii 152.12 Comm. na tri fir midba, a tri n-eineclann, H. 3.18 p. 177b ( O'C. 322 ); the three classes of fer m.¤ , acc. to this passage, were aged respectively 14, 20, and 30, cf. Laws iv 300.

Cf. further: immat buar. terc ass. midhbuidh tromm in gach tír (signs of degenerate times) `dependants burdensome', SG 80.9 = mi[d]bhaid, Lism. L. p. xxvi (= B. of Lism. 29a2 ), where Stokes quotes P. O'C. : miodhbhaidh .i. eineachlann `a mulct or fine'; cf. miodbhaidh .i. eineaclann honour-price , O'Cl. , a gloss perh. due to misunderstanding of a passage like that from H. 3.18, 177b quoted above. The meaning above may be men of low standing or juniors .