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menma n(O.Ir. menmae) n,m. n s. menme, Wb. 6d3 , 10a15 etc.
menmae, Ml 21c3 , 31a24 . menma, Sg. 202a ( Thes. ii p. xxi).
40 menmai, SR 1692. g s. menman, Wb. 1c15 , Ml. 54a1 . in men-
man , 15a2 . menmmann, Sg. 59b16 . a s. menmain, Ml. 21a8 .
menmuin, Wb. 3d13 , 13a12 . d s. menmain, Ml. 54a5 . menmuin,
51a1 . n p. na me[n]mana , 35c5 . Occas. written menmm- in
Sg. In Mid.Ir. fem.: ind menme , Mon. Tall. § 39. menma
45(n,f.), IGT Dec. § 8. (g s. menma) § 2 .
The mind in wide sense, hence (a) the thinking faculty, the
understanding: menme corp animm imbráti mind, body, soul,
thoughts
, Wb. 31b26 . tucfa mo menme a n-asbérat mo beiúil
(gl. orabo mente), 12d12 . oínmenme lib occo et oíngním (gl.
50 unanimes), 6d3 . is imradud á labradsidi in menman the speech
of the mind is thought
, Ml. 138a3 . frecrae menmman a mental
answer
, Sg. 28b15 . scríbend menmman an intended writing,
178b3 . airecc menman (= mentis inventum), Hib. Min. 8.252 .
i n-ecnairc meanman (.i. a n-ecmais ceille codnaid), Laws v
55510.5 , 22 . ticc co menicc fo menmain occurs to the mind, Arch.
iii 321 § 1. is messi dorat fó menmain Aililla do seirc-siu, IT
i 127.32 (LU = for menmain, Eg.). tainicc for menmain do
B. tormach . . . do chuingidh, BNnÉ 19.14 . nach raibe for
menmain righ nā thaisigh acht fledach neither king nor chief
60thought of anything save feasting
, Marco P. 126. indtí dogní ní
do maith fria menmain fadesin the man who does good in
intention
, Mon. Tall. § 21. in tíí chomailles in maith cretes ho
menmain, PH 6794. is tar menmin lim it passes my under-
standing
(? `es geht mir gegen den Sinn' transl.), ZCP viii 175.
6527 (Laon Gl.). ni mór conanic Priam a ḟrecra . . . acht namá
atbert dar menmain, TTr.² 748 (`in his mind', Stokes; without
thinking, on the spur of the moment
?). turnfaidh se a mair dar
menmuin will upset the minds of all living (?), Ir. Texts ii 83
§ 15 .
70 Esp. thought, heed, attention: gíd uathad lín in chaire | do
chaitter menma airi (i.e. it calls for attention), TBC 2358.
Michél . . . focheird mo m. ¤ airi `my mind is set on him', Ériu ii
92 § 2 . bííth a menme frisso[m] (gl. cognoscat), Wb. 13a22 .
is ferr menme friss (gl. alioquin [et tu excideris]), 5b37 ; `better
75is (thy) mind towards Him
', Thes.; better bear that in mind (a
caveat)? a ben! ni friot atá mo menmo: ata mo menma
colleic isind imairiuc, Fianaig. 10 § 1. is beithi menmæ frisin
fodor `care must be taken (to check) murmuring', Ériu vii 164.4 .
ní théit mo m. ¤ fri bethaid I care nought for life, CCath. 2186.
80 m. ¤ re cill, cul re tuaith, Arch. iii 306 § 9. m. ¤ re múnadh
máthar (characteristic of a good daughter), ZCP iv 468 § 10.
a m. ¤ ina ndulemain their thoughts fixed on their Creator, FA 7.
focerd m. ¤ in coca thairis the cook forgot all about it, Lism. L.
1997. rachuaid a m. ¤ dar slúag na Troiana they made no
85account of
, LL 243a21 ( TTr. 1950 ). óid menmain féil Teclae
give heed to, Fél. June 1 . on uair doratus-sa mu menmain i
nDia, Lism. L. 1736 ; ZCP xii 370.1 . bid at menmain bear in
mind, remember , Rosa Ang. 222.9 . Thought, i.e. opinion,
belief, fancy: ní bá m. ¤ la cech n-óen . . . corob . . . no one will
deem that
, TTr.² 289. nirbó m. ¤ léa ben . . . do derscugud dí
5 she did not think that any woman could surpass her, 364 , cf. 366 .
Exceptionally with obj. gen. thought (of), care, concern (for):
tanic gérmenma Conculaind do Ḟergus F. thought anxiously
of C.
, TBC² 498. atta m. ¤ int sloig ocom innocht I am con-
cerned about the host to-night
, LU 4693 , cf. TBC² 220.
10(b) of emotional nature, state of mind, feelings (= Lat.
animus): bid maith mo menme-se (gl. ut bono animo sim), Wg.
23d2 . ni bu fǽlid leis a menma, FB 56. na mba olcc a m. ¤
frimm that he may not be angry with me, Sg. 202 a ( Thes. ii
p. xxi ). ba holc lasna haithechaib a m. ¤ , ZCP xi 60.21 . ba holc
15frisin imper a m. ¤ de-sin the emperor was perturbed thereby, PH
1028. is tromm ar menmæ linn indiu, ZCP viii 176.5 (Laon
Gl.). dagmenme no mesce tre ol cormæ jollity , Mon. Tall. § 40.
as coir daoibh m. ¤ maith do beith occaibh to be of good cheer,
Leb. Gab. i 244.20 . maille re menmain maith ┐ re deghc[h]ai-
20themh aimsire, Fl. Earls 58.13 . mac rig is cuilen mílcon . . .
inand m. ¤ doib malle propensity, disposition , MR 14.9 .
(c) spirit, courage, self-confidence: m. ¤ ┐ meisnech maith do
beth acu, ZCP vi 29.22 . as mé an mathgamhain ar menmain,
BNnÉ 285.32 . foillsig do menma a Maghnuis! Ir. Texts ii 60
25§ 25 . leicid deocha dia n-elifinntib . . . do metugud a menman
┐ a ndasachta, Marco P. 187. a n-uabhar ┐ a meanma chroidhe,
Isa. ix 9. Esp. in phrase méit menman (often with notion of
overweening self-confidence or conceit): ro chomarlécc Dia do
Petar imarbos do denum, náchar-gabad met menman, PH
30 3178. go ttainic mét menman chuige `pride of spirit', RC
xxix 110 § 1. met menman ┐ aicnid, Cog. 188.15 . Éibhear go
méad meanma `great-hearted E.', Content. vi 28. ní hiongnadh
dhí méad meanman, Gofraidh Fionn v 28 ( Ir. Monthly 1919. )
See also mórmenma.
35(d) desire, inclination (cf. Eng. `I have a mind to . . .'): coir
menman `an offence of heart, voluntary ', Eg. Gl. 132. do denam
a menman ┐ do airiuc thuile dó, ZCP iii 7.6 ( LL 270a5 ). mairg
fa ttabhraid mna menma woe to those on whom women set their
desire
, Buile S. 112.1 . in tan fuarais neach ro gab do mean-
40main ┐ dia tucais searc, Aen. 689. is í m. ¤ ag mac S. . . . dol do
chómfégain Chláir Néill, O'Gr. Cat. 408.20. m. ¤ theithmi
desire of flight, AU iii 544.20 . nochar mhór leis clár-Bhanbha
do beith aige re a mhenmain at his pleasure (?), Duan. Finn
i 86.28 . pl. dar a mōit ┐ dar a menmannaib against their wish
45and inclinations
, Alex. 1101. ba duthracht linn . . . mad iar
menmannuib connētsimis (= if we followed our inclinations
we would comply with your request
?), IT ii2 228.35 Eg. =
iar menmannrad, YBL.
(e) high spirits, pleasure, elation (late use): gí bé da ttabhair
50meanmuin, | atá neach da ttabhair brón, KMMisc. 346.15 .
rachthaoi-si amach maille ré meanmuin with joy, Isa. lv 12.
gáirdeachas ┐ meanma mhór, 1 Pet. iv 13.

menma x(pl.) SR 4359 , see menb.

menmaigid xsee menbaigid.

55 menmanrad n o, m., (orig. n.), in late lang. occas. f. Collect. of
menma and similarly used.
(a) mind in wide sense; thought, imagination: ciar bo chrád
ria m. ¤ , SR 6854. ar chumga a menmannraid intelligence , 6306 .
tongu-sa . . . nach m. ¤ damsa inso ┐ nach tuscurnud ná doilbiud
60`that this is no invention of mine', Ériu ii 202 § 18. saethar na
[leg. nó] menmanradh do chaithimh `to spend mental labour',
Marco P. § 1. As allegor. npr.: Miadhach mac Menmanradh
(-raig v.l.), Anecd. ii 64.
(b) state of mind: ba snímach a menmandrad, SR 3268.
65(c) spirit, courage: echtmaire Echach ┐ a m. ¤ miled, MR
116.19 . ni léig med a menmanraid doib ardchennus d'aen-
duine, 186.10 . in meisneach ┐ in m. ¤ mirbulda daronsatar,
Cog. 72.1 . med na menmanraighe ┐ na meisnighe, FM vi
2272.13 . d'aimhdheóin a aiccnidh aimhriaraigh ┐ a mhen-
70 es manradh mherdhána, 2232 .
(d) inclination, desire? atgegmais mad iar menmannrad
conētsimis IT ii2 228.40 YBL = iar menmannuib, Eg. (`wenn
es nach Überlegung wäre
', Wind.).

menmar? adj. m. ¤ cech caínte, Tec. Corm. § 13.33 (minmar
75 v.l.). ocht moghaidh meanmara, BR 212.7 = menn mora,
BB 278b42 . Cf. menmarach , Anecd. iii 12 n. 10 (v.l. of
menmnach).

menmarán n o, m., do mhuilenn an mheanmaráin, Buile S. 72.5
(of Loingseachán, owner of mill?). Cf. menmar.

80 menmarc n ā, f., (a compd. of menma; the second component
may be arc- `beseech', Marstrander, RC xxxvi 352 , or serc
`love', a suggestion made by Meyer, Wortk. § 20 , but with-
drawn § 130 ; cf. menmṡerc, LB 74a46 = menmarcc, Ir. Lit.
40.9 ).
85(a) an object of desire, a cynosure, darling, generally of
persons. m. ¤ fer ndomain (of a woman), FB § 18. m. ¤ ban, § 68 .
ba hé m. ¤ a n-ingen ┐ lennán a n-ócban, RC xiii 373.7 . iar
ṅdul a menmairc[e] uaithi after her lover had left her, ZCP iii
5.16 ( LL 269b17 = menmaircce, Rawl. 131a17 ; m[en]mairci,
YBL 112b18 ). ro tog . . . a menmarc do næbuib Erenn
5 favourite saint, Lism. L. 2701. a menmarcc fātha! desire of
the prophets
(of Christ), Ir. Lit. 40.9 . pl. do-bar-ruachtadar
. . . for menmarca fodesin, secht meic Ailella, IT ii2 228.46
(YBL).
(b) hence: is m. ¤ lim(m) I desire, aim at: ótconnairc Dia
10nárbo m. ¤ la Fergna cretem, Fen. 116.23 . is ed ba m. ¤ leissium
a ndíchor asin Espain, CCath. 1633. robo m. ¤ lium tusa do
toitim lium, ZCP vi 79.34 . is ead ba m. ¤ leis sēpēl do thogbail,
Fl. Earls 142.7 . an conair in robadh m. ¤ leo do ghabhail the
way by which they wished to proceed
, FM vi 2016.9 , cf. v 1706.3 .
15With prep. oc: ised ba m. ¤ acco, fóirithin sluoigh [do cur] ina
dóchum it was his intention, CCath. 1304. ní baí meanmarc
acca a lathair . . . d'iomghabail, FM v 1356.
? fochtaidh Aodh m. ¤ int samlaigthi the intent (purport) of
the apparition
(?), ZCP vi 260.10 . ruibne roratas for cai . . .
20is é mu m. ¤ itceas, ib. 15 .
(c) conjecture, surmise: o na fargbhatar na Gaill daingen an
dúnaidh . . . amhail ba m. ¤ dhóibh as they (the Irish) had
expected
, Hugh Roe 48.27 (fo. 13b) . comba m. ¤ fri Sir P. corba
haes .cccc. bliadain lais so that Sir P. conjectured his age to be
25four hundred years
, D IV 2, 72rb6 . nir bho m. ¤ itir múir na
Troi . . . do cutrumugad fris there could be no thought of com-
paring the walls of Troy to it
(?), CCath. 3447 , cf. Pharsalia vi
48 - 50 . ? att menmairc lé sruth Iordanen di suighi ina gin,
Aisl. Tund. 99 § 2 = ata dochus aici, 125 (= habet fiduciam
30quod influat Iordanus in os eius, p. 15 ). Hence: meanmarc .i.
smuainead, Lec. Gl. 479. menmarc gach smuaineadh, Met.
Gl. 31 § 1. menmarc Mongan (name of a metre), IT iii 100
§ 171 .