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Forms: mion, miniu, mina, mion, mmin, doíni, mingata, minlonga, minmírend, minpeccthu, minrainn, minscainnre

adj o, ā. The final consonant is non-palatal: min, beg, iphin and; min arba immorro idedh [= idad] and (i.e. min `small' contains the vowel io, m.¤ `flour' the vowel i), Auraic. 4395 ; in late Mid. and Mod.Ir. mion, except in compds. before a follg. palatal vowel. Compar. miniu, Thes. ii 254.14 .

Small (of size and quantity), minute, fine; petty, trivial .

I As declinable adj. with pred. or subst.: ce fodailter ni bes miniu although something less is distributed, Thes. ii 254.14 ( Stowe Miss. 65b ). pl. mina tairberta `small givers' (lit. small in giving), Tec. Corm. § 16.71 . robo min é, robo mor whether (the supply) was small or great, ZCP vii 304 § 11. ba maith a eneach mór mion `in great things and small', A. Ó Dálaigh lv 25 . uir m.¤ fine clay, Laws iii 296.16 Comm. (= mín?). cu mbat minai a cnamhæ shattered, pulverized , RC xii 88.4 . bruara mina menbaighthe, CCath. 3632. gombtar miona mionbhrúite, FM vi 1982.3 . iter a troigthib mine, RC xxiv 200.3 . dorónad slóig mhina ┐ buidne becai do morshlogaib, Alex. 281. do galaib mina menici petty and frequent conflicts, Cog. 60 y . aonach nar m.¤ no mean gathering, BNnÉ 144.32 . níor bháigh mion, Ériu i 98 x . bronnadh mion mór (= small but precious), PBocht 7 § 15. ní díth mion, Keat. Poems 1025. is mion súil is dubhach 'na dheoidh sin rare is the eye, 172 . As epithet of endearment: a bhráthair mhion do mhór- Dia, PBocht 127 § 42. As subst.: gidh mion dogénainn though little I might do, BNnÉ 179 § 35. nis diolfa min mor- tnuth `little will not pay for great jealousy' (i.e. illicit desire), Leb. Gab. i 28.23 . Adv. innis co mmin tell it in detail, CCath. 2892. do siredar na hára co m.¤ minutely , ZCP xiii 245.14 .

II In compds.:

(a) with subst., oft. oppd. to a compd. with mór. ¤aba f. a petty river: mo muir-si os na mionaibhnibh, ZCP viii 221 § 45. ¤áige: co ro scor i mminagib small pieces (lit. joints), LU 6721 = in minaigib, TBC² 2180. ¤airbe: m. cerd `art of small poems', RC xxvi 24 § 83 (.i. aiste beca, LL 187b19 ). ¤aís tender age, minority: an mac do bheith 'na mhionaois, Keat. i 68.2 . ? ¤arán: miach minaráin ` flour- cakes ', Aisl. MC 45.11 . fogebed a sháith min-aráin ` small (? broken) bread ', 53.17 ; perh. = min (men) flour. ¤ascid f. a petty gift: mo menma ba minascaid | is co Crist foscer, LL 47a48 . ¤bruar small fragments (coll.), TBC 1118. Aen. 156. mionbhruar, Buile S. § 41 . Also ¤bruan, TBC 756 , 1084 , 1091 , 1121 . mionbhrughadh (= contritio), MacAingil 5.5 ¤chaingen f.: mincaingne trivial matters , CCath. 4064. ¤chásc f. little Easter, Low Sunday: minchasc, gl. octavarum paschae, Thes. ii 29.37 ( BCr. 43b3 ). domnach mincasc, Ériu iii 144 § 17. no ceilebrad in cáisc mór . . . no ceilebrad in mincaisc, Trip. 104.21 . cáiscc . . . ┐ mincáiscc, FM ii 596. ¤chaislén, FM iii 100.24 (oppd. to mór-). ¤chirrad mincing: of mastication, Aisl. MC 93.27 . ¤chloch: do minchlochaib, RC xiii 68 § 72 . ¤choibse f. confession of minor sins: i rreir na riagla minchoibsena, Rule of Céli Dé § 37. ¤chomairt, Buile S. 82 § 41 (see -scomart). ¤chombach fragments (coll.): ro brised a luirgne co mba m., LB 151b44 . ¤chrann small wood, chips: dairge . . . arna diansgailed a m., RC xxi 400.12 . ¤chuil f. a small fly, midge: a mhairbhthene mhinchuile! IT iii 102 § 186. ni moo beitís minchuile flaithi síl Adhaimh occa not greater than flies, FM i 524.21 . ¤chuileóg f. id.: cioth mionchuileóg, MacAingil 70.16 . ¤chúis f. a trifling matter? in fet[h]al (.i. m.) coisecartha, Lism.L. 2463 ; leg. minnchúis relic-case (cúis <cabhsa, cabsa = Lat. capsa)? Plummer (MS. notes). ¤dál f. ` small assembly ', Gorm. Aug. 25. ¤dām ` petty troop ', ib. Oct. 10. ¤deascad fína fine wine-lees , O'Gr. Cat. 180.11. ¤druimne: cona mindruimnib mineccair do snath óir minute ridges, CCath. 4960. ¤duine, in pl. ¤ doíni small folk, inferior people (? children): mnaa ┐ meicc ┐ min- doene, TBC 6198 , cf. 2701 , 6202 . coin ┐ mindaine in baile, Moling § 21. mná ┐ miondaoíne an bhaile `common people', Ériu v 76.12 . FM vi 1848.13 . ¤ecor minute work, ornamen- tation: co mineccur oir, CCath. 5284 , cf. 4960 . Cf. mín-e. ¤eclas f. a small church: fer gráid di mindecailsib [sic MS.] . . . cenmotát móreclaisi, Ériu i 220.1 . ¤én a small bird: ní facbhait m. na oissin, Acall. 6283. ealta minen ag teithed roim seabac, CF 684. Name of a plant: minen Muiri, Arch. i 333.10 (cf. mionán Muire ` meadow saxifrage ', Hog. Luibh. ). a mhinen na conaire | at millsi gach luibh, Buile S. 64.17 . ¤fáith a minor prophet: iiii primfaith ┐ in da minfaith dec, Hib. Min. 3.71 . ZCP iii 21.41 . ¤féchad minute observation: lucht a minfechta those who observed him closely, Aisl. Tund. 94 § 3 = minfechsana, 121 . ¤flaith a petty chief: mac minflatha, BB 280b4 . ¤fogail f. a minor offence: a minfogla ┐ a mor- fogla, Laws iii 292.7 . ¤gait a petty theft: pl. mingata , O'Dav. 1466. ¤gerred cutting small, mincing: cnaib do mh. , Marco P. § 145. ¤glais f. a rivulet: tond romara bāides minglaissi, TBC² 3215. ¤gustal small means; a small article or utensil: fointreb in tighi (.i. na mingustail do bít isin tig), Arch. iii 8 § 5 . ¤iasc a small fish: Corm. Y 955. fa murbruchtaib . . . minéisc, MR 248.12 . ¤iascach (coll.) small fish, small fry: is dobrán re m., ZCP vi 268.7 . ¤lestar a small vessel , see Laws i 134.6 . do mindlestraib na cerdcha, iii 192.1 . ¤long f. a small ship, boat: pl. minlonga, CCath. 1939. ¤maín f.: ni āirmhim minmhauine minor treasures, Anecd. ii 58.17 . ¤mír a little bit, morsel: a p. minmírend , FB 86. ¤peccad a venial sin: a p. minpeccthu , Wb. 8d2 . du minpecthib, Ml. 33d12 . idir mhinpheacadh ┐ morpheacadh, Eochairsg. 76.29 . ¤ponc a trifling point or matter: is minphongc ┐ is nefní, LB 157a31

. ¤rann f.

(a) a small part: do minrannaib minor parts (of speech), Sg. 212a2 . (as o, m.) minrainn beca an nēil, ITS xiv 150 x .

(b) as vn., (-roinn) division into small parts: doghéan mionroinn ar an Mídhe, Keat. i 112.2 . ag mionroinn mo raith dividing my goods, IGT Dec. ex. 902.

¤rétlu f. a small star: sruth minrétlann, LB 152a29 . ¤a petty king: seacht min- ríogha do Chruithneachaibh, Keat. iii 890. ¤scannar a petty skirmish: pl. minscainnre , MR 302.3 . ¤scellic f. a small rock: caisel . . . do minscellcib tanach blocks of cheese, Aisl. MC 69.17 ; 118.25 . ¤scomart bits, fragments, hash (coll.): doring- ni . . . m. din charput, TBC 756. co nderna . . . minscomairt dib, 1084 . ¤scomartach f. id.: co ndernsat minscomartaig . . . dia churp, TBC 2057. do minscomartaig oige allaid `fine brawn of a deer', Aisl. MC 91.19 . ¤sét: minṡeóit Medba ` trinkets ', Met. Dinds. iii 464. ¤slabrad: minslabraidh segda chainlets , CCath. 5279. ¤sruth a small stream: ro fodlaiset in sruth i minsrothu, Rawl. 74b8 . CCath. 2384. ¤tech: amail mintighi im rightheach, CCath. 5319. ¤tellach a small hearth (sign of inhospitality); as alleg. npr. m.: mac Mintelaig, Anecd. ii 49.15 . ¤ugdar: minughdair minor authors , Auraic. 58.

(b) with adj. (esp. those formed from nouns, or participial): ¤airbech small-ribbed, puny? aithesc meicc minairbeich, Ériu iv 104.3 . ¤brecc: cu minbrec finely spotted , Death-tales 28 § 11. ¤brúithte crushed small: míre mionbruithte, Keat. ii 3052. FM vi 1982.3 . ¤delgnach: motharmhuine móir- dreasa mindeilgneach with fine thorns, Buile S. 24.1 . ¤garg: Parthi . . . arda | Persa is Meda mingarga, Rawl. 77b42 short of stature but truculent?). ¤súilech weak-eyed ; mintsuilech, gl. luscus, Ir. Gl. 430.

(c) rarely with vb.: ¤bris(s)id pulverizes, smashes , ITS xiv 150.31 . ¤brúighid crushes small: do mhionbhrúigh [an iomáigh], 2 Chron. xv 16. ¤glanaid: ra minglanta a cuirp `were minutely cleansed', CRR 24. ¤briscaid: (intrans.) gur minbrisg maidm mórfairsing ar gach áird do na hairechtaib (= they were utterly broken up and dispersed), Caithr. Thoirdh. 80.4 .

2 min

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n flour see men.

mín

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Forms: mínfir, míngarta

i, adj.

(a) smooth, level, of surfaces; commonly of land, often approaching the sense of arable or fertile . di Moisten míne mrugaib of the marches of smooth Moistiu, Thes. ii 295.5 ( SP v 2 ). Egipt maith mór mín, LL 136a2 . mo ṡlán dá maghaibh míne, Keat. Poems 17. Often as subst. level or arable land: de m.¤ Maige Aí, TBC 107 , cf. TBC² 1632. do m.¤ Muman, Acall. 5400. i mmin nAiche, ZCP viii 310.2 . min tire, Laws ii 12.24 , glossed .i. curub tir ethimh arable land, ib. 26 . do min tire tri mecon, 238.18 . noí immaire . . . a noí do móin ┐ a noí do mín ┐ a nói do chaill, LHy. i 25.6 . edhbrait damh a ttír | eter m.¤ is fráoch, Misc. Hag. Hib. 35.24 . Of rivers, etc., smooth, calm: anfadh . . . ar chuantaibh míne, Keat. Poems 1511. céile Feoire móire míne, 911 . clúmh m.¤ `soft verdure', Gofraidh Fionn ii § 1 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ). blá[i]th mín reidh ` smooth ', Eg. Gl. 68.

(b) in moral sense, of persons, conduct, etc., self-restrained, gentle, placid, courteous, docile: ni fuair a samail di rig | eter min ocus anmin, SC 37. muinter bláith ro-mín, FA 12. in- genai míne, Aisl. MC 47.6 . Cog. 78.23 . óenmac Maire míni, RC xvi 382.19 . Tomás m.¤ , Keat. Poems 1098. Goill co mín o a ceim cagaid subdued, tame , Ir. Texts ii 21 § 37. ba m.¤ cach meisnech `tame', MR 216.12 . Marcil, m.¤ a medar, Gorm. Nov. 27. doní fiadhchapall don chapall mhín, TSh. 7450. Compar. bá miniu ┐ bá lúathiu a n-imtecht, FB 20 ( easier, freer ? cf. mínluath below). is hé rí as bláthem ┐ as mínem . . . dodánic, BDD 102 (a) . is e bus míne fritso isin teaglach `most civil', Ériu viii 156.11 . ar a druim is mine muir at its smoothest (: righe), Ir. Texts 99 § 21. Adv. co m.¤ ┐ co cen- nais, PH 5829. ro airgestar Medb co m.¤ | co dún Dáire 'n-ar ṅdegthír, CRR 4 (`ravaged easily', Hogan ; ravaged the land smooth, leaving nothing standing?). ní maoidhte ar Bhrian acht go m.¤ `you should boast in a very restrained way', Content. vi 199 , cf. 143 .

(c) of food, digestible, palatable: is ferr lais . . . ind fit bec m.¤ quam ind fit mór de tuari anmín `a small light pittance', Mon. Tall. § 63. do dheochaibh milse míne, TSh. 562. deocha míne meisceamla, Maguires of F. § 49.

(d) of sounds, soft: .ch. garbh . . . .ch. mín velar ch . . . palatal ch, IGT Introd. § 48.

Compds. Freq. in composition, not always easily dis- tinguishable from min, the sense `minute, fine' of the latter passing into that of `smooth', `exquisite'.

(a) with nouns: ¤acallam: corab tétbind . . . a mínchomrad ┐ a minacallam suave address, conversation , Aisl. MC 97.19 . ¤chend: rind ruisc a minchind `of his fine head', FM ii 870.12 . ¤chomrad, Aisl. MC 97.19 . ¤ecor: sioball airgid . . . co míneagur óir `neatly inlaid with gold', Buile S. 4.5 (mioneccor v.l., see min, compds.). ¤fer: pl. mínfir, Gorm. Oct. 24. ¤foirb: ar min- foirbibh an mhuidhe, LL 410a16 = dar minoirbib in muige `smooth surface', MR 176.16 . ¤gaire: dligid mathair m. pious filial care, ZCP iv 468 § 4. mínghaire a mháthar dogníth se, Coir Anm. 232. fer . . . cen mingaire ` undutiful ', Met. Dinds. iv 340. ¤gart: g s. a meicc míngarta! Ériu iv 108 § 69. ¤glór: muir . . . cen m. ` rude-voiced ', Met. Dinds. iv 234. mínles mór mullaig Hérenn (of Tara), Ériu iv 92.2 . ¤mála: ina minmailgib `smooth eyebrows', BDD 2. ¤mesrad: mín- mesraid ┐ daim ┐ tuircc `choice fruit', Ériu iv 124.17 . ¤muir, Oss. iv 262.15 . ¤riar f.: trén ele . . . atá ag gach rí do Laighnibh . . . ocus Maodhocc do mínréir `if M. be propitious (? provided he yields docile obedience to M.), BNnÉ 259.8 ; cf. 251.6 . ¤torad: fo mil fo m., LB 133a18 . mintruaill a smooth scabbard , CCath. 4693.

(b) with adj., forming dwanda-compds. or with those formed from nouns: ¤adbal: ar magh mínadhbul, Acall. 1160. ¤álaind: nónbur ban minalaind, Acall. 7413. ar na macaibh mionnailli, RC xiv 28 § 7. go hEamhain mionálann Macha, xxix 146 § 72 . espug mínbrethach, ZCP viii 215.26 . gné mínchennais, PH 3563 , cf. 4812 . comairli mínchert, LL 209a32 . ¤delbach: port Maodhócc míndealbaigh of gracious form (aspect), BNnÉ 287.24 , cf. port M. míndelbdha , 288.2 . ¤étrocht: i nEmain mínetrocht Macha, CRR 1. Maoisi . . . minettrocht, Cog. 204.11 . ¤find, Gorm. Mar. 21 (min-). ¤gel: aenmac Eithne míngile, Acall. 6812. ¤glan: mac Moire mingloine, Fen. 98.12 . dā cris minglana mesraigthi (the temperate zones), MR 112.17 . ¤gor: mac míngor docile and dutiful, Gorm. May 29. Mane Míngor, BDD 42 , cf. Cóir An. 232. frecra mingar moerdaide, LL 149b7 . ¤luath: gadhair a ndegaid míl mínluath muighi, Acall. 7388 ; `after swift and gentle hares', Stokes: of smooth and rapid course? cf. citation from FB 20 under (b) above. ¤maith: meic mínmaithe, Gorm. June 18. ¤málla: mac Muire m., ZCP viii 210.7 . ¤óc: Aed minog ` gentle, virginal ', Gorm. Sept. 22. muinter mínóc, ib. Oct. 4. ¤ráitech smooth-spoken, courteous: ben minraitech, BB 427b4 . ¤réid: a maigib minrédi, LL 233a26 ( TTr. 120 ). LB 123b32 . Maodocc m. `gentle M.', BNnÉ 262.20 . ¤scothach smooth and flowery (? soft-flowering): isin maigin minscathaigh, ZCP viii 562 § 12. mon tir . . . minscothaich Erenn, Cog. 52.17 . ¤seng: Meteill mínṡeng, Gorm. Jan. 24.

(c) rarely with vb.: co ra mínchendsaiged muir was made calm, LL 219b14 (TTr.). dá mínḟéachtar maicne Luirc `if one examines the race of L.', Content. xxix 34 (cf. minféchad s.v. min, compds.).

minabur

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x see minúr.

1 minach

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n o, m., entrails (coll.): m.¤ an mhairt, IGT Dec. ex. 1189. do nígh an mionach . . . a n-uisce, Levit. viii 21 , cf. Exod. xxix 13 , Numb. v 22. ? cú minaig a dog that eats offal (?): srublingi con minaig .i. . . . in chon doní minigecht re henaib ┐ re huanaib, Laws iii 416.7 ; Atkinson suggests above word or mindech q.v. cu minaige, cu éisse doní minaidhecht re éna, Eg. 88, f. 41c ( O'C. 2510 ).

2 minach

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adj (min, earlier men) having meal: bid minach (leg. menach) macfuirmid 'a macḟuirmid has meal' UR 29.40 .

minaigecht

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Forms: minaidhecht

n f. Laws iii 416.7 Comm. (minigecht), where it is transld. ` small attacks '; minaidhecht, Eg. 88, f. 41c (see minach for citations). An abstr. formed from minach or from min- aigid, = evisceration or tearing asunder ?

minaigid

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Forms: rumina[ige]d, minugud

v g. (min)

(a) breaks, shatters, comminutes: pret. pass. ? rumina[ige]d, gl. crepuit . . . et diffusa sunt viscera eius, Ardm. 171a2 = Thes. i 496.34 (reading doubtful, see p. 725 ). ra minaig beirn made a breach, TBC 5138 = ro bris, St. ro minaig in demun in hidal, PH 2082. dēta ho mínigther na biada, 6818 . co ro mínaiged a cnáma, Mer. Uil. 36. do mionaighte lestar an loma, BNnÉ 318 § 11. dá mionui- gheadh crann críon fa n-a chosaibh if he broke, Keat. ii 5213. minaigid cath = brisid c.: is iat ro minaigh gach cath roim in righ who won every battle for the king, LL 386b51 . da minaigh cath 'ga chosnamh, Arch. iii 245 § 25. a móid nar mhionaigh a chrábhadh diminished , PBocht 33 § 18. With omission of obj.: glac nar minaid ar miche[i]ll `made no sense- less havoc', Met. Dinds. iii 362.104 ; cf. slat do minaid ar mōrdāim `who crushed a mighty band', ib. 92 .

(b) intrans. is broken, shattered (rare): as beg nachar min- aideadar a chnamha, ZCP i 128.11 . do ḟoslaicedar na dorais 'n-a n-aenur ┐ da minaichedar a ṅglais, YBL 151b34 . do mhinaigh in cath . . . ar Lir the battle was broken on L., Acall. 1816.

vn. minugud: fuair an cloch arna m.¤ , ZCP xiii 173.13 . briscbruar na n-arm . . . ic a mbrudh ┐ ic a minugudh, CCath. 5918. iar na minugad (of woad-plant), Laws ii 374.2 Comm. iar mhiniugud, Lism. L. 4182. Demolishing (a building, etc.): ar mionachadh na cathrach, BNnÉ 322.7 = mbrisedh, St.

mínaigid

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x see mínigid.

? minarbhala

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n : da mbia an t-ech ag denam antruisle (minarbala, v.l.) ar a cois Celtica xvii 116 § 8 .

1 minbach

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n [o, m.] (min + vn. of bong-`breaks') lit. what is broken small, hence coll. detritus, fragments, small things: ar loscad a minbaig ┐ a hoc-crund underwood (of a forest), Cog. 198.26 = a mionbach ┐ a hócc-chroinn, 262.25 . See menbach.