míletacht

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Forms: milaidecht

n ā, f., the profession of a soldier and in wider sense martial prowess: milaidecht, Auraic. 5801 (list of callings). senoir iar cur a militachta de, Aen. 1077. ba mílid ar militacht, Hib. Min. 65 § 3. a misnech ┐ a mileatacht, MR 314.19 . dorattsat a milettacht ar miodhlachas, FM vi 2298.16 .

milethar

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Forms: mí-lethar

n o, m., = mí-lethar bad leather? ba taichil mi-lethair do chongbadh a charpat iochtarach `a strip of poor leather used to support his lower jaw', Misc. Hag. Hib. 20.8 .

milgaibrin, mil gaibrin)

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Forms: mil gaibrin, milghaibhrin, milghabhar

n name of a plant: mil gaibrin, gl. filagus, Arch. i 327.69 . milghaibhrin (= filagus), R.I.A. 23 K 42, 436.3 . Cf. milghabhar ` honeysuckle ', Hog. Luibh.

milgetan

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Forms: milgitan, m., milgi- tan, milgitáin

n o, m., name of a joint or portion of meat assigned to certain classes in the banqueting-hall at Tara; expld. Corm. Y 860 : m.¤ .i. maol .i. molc[h]uiten .i .cuit Muil dorsada Temro = milgitan, Corm. p. 28 ; similarly H. 3.18 p. 636c ( O'C. 1412 ): milgedan .i. . . . cuit Moil ar is e aighe dobertha dó. In the plan of the hall of Tara in LL 29 the m.¤ appears distinct from the mael, and is assigned to the tuathait, rannairi and iascairi, luamairi, rathbuigi and obraigi. milgi- tan, Petrie, Ant. of Tara Hill 202.7 (YBL). n p. milgitáin, 203.14 .

? miliaig

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n (in Laws Comm.) midlach .i. m.¤ .i. midhellach .i. fer na ra gaib sealb, Laws iv 352.20 = H. 3.18 p. 16 ( O'C. 41 ); possibly g s. of mí-liach misery, misfortune .

milide

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(mil)

I Adj. io,iā. honey-sweet, fragrant like honey; delightful to the senses: cona mbolthaib milidib, SR 480. hi flaith . . . móir min milidi, LU 2474 ( RC iv 256.10 ). muighi milidhi, Lism. L. 3856. betha bennachtach . . . mhilidhi, 3863 . Cf. mescad gan mes m.¤ (of a disastrous combat), Ériu viii 50 § 55 (perhaps a double-entendre: without sweet fruit, i.e. results, and without military judgement = *mílide<2 míl).

II Subst. a honey-pasture, place frequented by bees ? is geilt oengeoid, is m.¤ oenbeich, Hib. Min. 66.11 . scor for m.¤ `camping on pastures of honey', Liadain and Cur. 22.13 .

milis

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adj i. in Mid.Ir. mill- in oblique cases when syncope of the follg. vowel occurs. Sweet; pleasing to the taste (generally of taste, occas. of sound or smell): biada mílsi, Wb. 6c7 . cid m.¤ lip in mid mass, IT i 77.20 . biad m.¤ , PH 2394. do mecnaib remra millse, 519 . m.¤ a deoch is a biad, Cog. 122.24 . Of water, fresh (oppd. to salt): srotha téith-millsi, LU 10860 ( IT i 133.3 ). uisge milis ┐ searbh, James iii 11 . Fig.: m.¤ ainm . . . Euangeli, Fél. July 13 . millse briathra ḟir thochmairc, LL 121 m. sup. m.¤ teanga an Ghaedhealg, Keat. Poems 1. ag an druing . . . ré n-ar m.¤ briathra borba who relish, TSh. 1568. ag labhradh go m.¤ , PBocht 18 § 44. Equative: millsithir mil sweet as honey, LB 131a37 . millsigthir mil, TBC 5471 St. moighe mil[s]itir boludh mar blath fragrant as a blossom, BNnÉ 78 § 150. Compar. millsiu féraib . . . is millsi na gach fēr in fēr sin .i. in gort (kenning for letter g), Auraic. 5557. créad is millse ná mil? Judges xiv 18. Sup. millsim feda (kenning for letter io), Auraic. 5608.

Compds. ¤briathrach sweet-worded, mellifluous, suave: Milscothach .i. m., Anecd. ii 47. gur uo coīnchomráitech m. forne na fēne re chéle, Fian. 64.4 . ¤deoch, TSh. 8341. ¤geind ( ¤geing): an fiormaimeint 'sa mhilisgheing cíordhubh, Keat. Poems 687 ; `sweet-wedge, the Galaxy or Milky Way?' Vocab. ¤ráitech: Maedócc m. of the sweet speech, Misc. Hag. Hib. 109 § 28.

1 Miliuc

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Forms: Milchú, Miliuc, Milchú, Milcon, Miliuc, Miliucc, Milcoin, Milcon, Miliuc, Miliuc, Milcon, Míliucc

npr. m. hypocoristic form of Milchú, from which the g s. and in O.Ir. a s. and d s. are supplied, see Wortk. § 33 ; Thurneysen, ZCP xix 366 n . considers Miliuc the orig. form of the name, Milchú being an analogical formation from g s. Milcon. n s. Miliuc, Thes. ii 62.10 . Miliucc, 259.20 ( Ardm. 9a2 , 3a1 ); but a s. Milcoin, 259.10 , 17 , g s. Milcon, 264.28 . oc Miliuc , LU 267. do Miliuc , Trip. 34.20 ; 38.1 , but g s. Milcon [sic leg.], 38.13 . fria Míliucc , LB 25b14 . Cf. follg.

2 Miliuc

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Forms: Miliucc, Míliuc, M., mMíliuc, Milcon, Míleac, Míolcan

n.l. (same word as preceding?) in several place-names in Ireland. Name of a river , TBC 4230 = Miliucc, TBC² 2741. o Míliuc , LU 3108. oc M. Chorcu, LL 333b17 . i mMíliuc Fhiaich, 372d18 . .vii. n-epscoip Milcon Fiaich, 374a9 . Míleac, g. Míolcan `a common place-name, Meelick ', Dinneen.

miliún?

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n nā bi meirg miliun (miliuin v.l.) .i. mitoiscid no milesaighthi no mileptha no milen ┐ faill, O'Dav. 1151 ; perh. míliúin, g s. of mí-lén misery, wretchedness. Cf. ní misde sógh méine miliún [miolún v.l.] | Éiri ar anṡógh, IGT Dec. ex. 32.

milla

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adj io, iā (<mínla) gentle, mild ; generally of persons, often of saints. fer m.¤ . . . macánta, ALC i 538.16 . maighden milla, ZCP vi 26.7 . Macha miolla, Content. xvi 157. Martan milla, Gorm. Nov. 1 , cf. Dec. 9. Maedócc mor miolla, BNnÉ 285 § 273 . Sinell . . . snuaidhmíolla `of the mild appearance', Misc. Hag. Hib. 110.5 . Of things graceful, pleasing? fa chárnn miolla Mughaine (: síodha) ` beauteous ', Top. Poems 120.16 . long mhílla ` beautiful ', Misc. Celt. Soc. 344.18 . a gha . . . grés-m.¤ , Caithr. Thoirdh. 39.40 = MR xiv 29 (` neat-engraved '). bruinde m.¤ ` soft bosom ', Ériu iv 218.13 . a ruisc mhíonla! SG 265.6 .