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75 menmnaigid v g. (menma). (a) thinks, judges, deems: ro midir
(.i. ro menamnaig), Arch. iii 14.10 . doruimenatar (.i. do meanmnaigatar) bedís fir sithi, 20 § 50 . craed mar meanm-
naigis ri na gloiri [Isu] do legin duid do chrochad? why didst
thou imagine the king of glory would allow thee to crucify (Jesus
)?
80 YBL 152a45 . ma ro menmnuigh . . . ni airithe don athgabail
do dul i lobud, Laws ii 6.26 Comm.
(b) devises, plans, purposes: ba Munreamur menmnai-
gh[e]star, ba Cuscraigh cindustair, BB 259a19 ( RC xxiv
282.1 ). masa cnedh ar corp rop ail do fearthain ┐ ro men[m]-
85naigh adhim airithi da fearthain devised (? provided) a special
implement to inflict it
, Rawl. B 506 fo. 38c ( O'Don. 2343 ). ma
ra menmnigh aidhim ┐ ni ra menmnaigh cneidh itir, ib.
( O'Don. 2345 ).
(c) cheers, encourages (mod.): gur meanmnuigheadh a
spiorad úaibhse, 2 Cor. vii 13.

5 1 menn (mend) o, ā. adj. of doubtful meaning, apparently
clear, evident, visible: menn [meann E.] .i. forreil, O'Dav.
1276. meann .i. follas, O'Cl. ba meann .i. ba follus, Stowe
Gl. 254.
(a) as pred. of cop.: ba menn [mend F.] . . . for nim roclos a
10hitge, Hy. v 16 (glossed .i. ba follus; `it was clear . . . that her
prayer had been heard
', Thes.); cf. ib. 63 . bid mend inar
n-imchomruic-ni ón ┐ bid m. ¤ inar n-imscarad, LL 113b20 =
IT i 104.7 (i.e. our encounter and our parting will prove it).
ba mend ina ló dāla | d'Aedán `that was clear on his day of
15death to A.
', RC xiii 395.20 . Cf. Wb. 9c34 , where MS. reads:
bid menn and (see menand). leath .vii. cumala i n-esce bes
mend i n-arm no a n-etach visible, conspicuous (?), H. 3.18
p. 189b ( O'C. 341 ), glossed .i. bes forreill and, cf. O'Dav. 1276 ;
see, however, citation from H. 3.18 under 4 menn.
20(b) as attrib. (1) of persons conspicuous, remarkable, notable ?
matud mógda merda mend (of Goliath), SR 5753. Midir
mend, Ériu vii 224.21 . co Conuing meann mbocḟoclach,
Anecd. i 33 § 63 (= 2 menn?). ros-nocht in mer mend `the
bright, nimble lady
', Met. Dinds. iv 128. athair na macc
25meann ` powerful ', Todd Nenn. p. cvi 10 .
Similarly of places: Mumha meann, R.I.A. 23 E 26, 31 ;
cf. ar meann-Mumain, BB 271a11 = ar bheind Mumhaine,
BR 68.3 .
(2) of things: ó sin amach co brāth mend, Acall. 2685 (`until
30the very Judgement
', SG ii 170 ; all-manifesting, that brings all
to light? or notable?). ó niugh go bráth meann, R.I.A. 23 E
26, 38 .
Of sounds: uissi ūs menn imacain `the lark sings clear
tidings
', Four Songs 12 § 14 . mend medras coi, Corm. Y 662
35(adv.). fomm-chain cói menn medair mass, Thes. ii 290.9
( Sg. 204 ). Cf. tiompáin dá mhaoidheamh a dtéidchrot meann,
TD 35.8 (prob. inversion for: a dtéid meannchrot, ed.).
Of liquids, clear, limpid, pellucid? cuirm ind rind mend
mall, Arch. iii 307 § 20. ól meda mind, LL 276b14 . Cf. Doraid
40(.i. rig) Muman mid co mend, 43a36 . Common epithet of the
sea (somet. by translators referred to 2 mend): tonn medrach
mend, LU 2979. muir medrach mend, 3000 . anfud mílach
mend, 3018 . oc Mana os muir mend, LL 11b3 (`the clear sea',
Leb. Gab. i 182 , `the great sea', Keat. i p. 214 ). dar muir mend,
45 RC xiii 74.6 = LL 302b31 (` inarticulate ', SG ii 413 ). réimm
mora mind `the coursing of a clear sea', Thes. ii 290.5 ( Sg. 112 ).
tonn mara mind SR 7906. do thuind mara mind `of the Irish
Sea
', Met. Dinds. iii 122. tar muir na mend `across the Irish
(?) Sea', BCC § 344. Muir Meann the Irish Sea , Ériu ii 76
50(apparently a mod. name, not given in Hog. Onom. ).

2 menn (mend) adj o, ā. stammering, inarticulate: meann .i. balbh,
O'Cl. Seems chiefly used as sobriquet: conna hētai focul fort
chend i cōrai . . . conid Cúscraid Mend atotchomnaic, LL
113b6 = IT i 103.12 ; cf. Cóir An. 279. tuc Cet urchur sleighi
55do Mhend go tarla . . . tre bhun a thengadh, gomad mend de
iarsin, Cóir An. 278. Suibni Mend .i. formendi mor ina hirr-
labra, 298 . Conla Menn ar ba got, Rawl. 142b33 . Possibly in
follg. exx.: gō mend stammering (? manifest) falsehood, ZCP
vii 309.9 . mend cech maghar, viii 195 y . mucc menn `dumb
60swine
', Met. Dinds. iii 392. duine dall. mune mend (meand
v.l.), IT iii 84 § 73.

3 menn n o, m., (a) a kid: go ro marb m. ¤ moeth, SR 2845. g s.
crocenn in mind móir, 2849 . pl. amhail bataís minda ┐ ceth-
nata, FM i 414.4 = eorumque fuga capris et hinulis simulata
65est, AU 807. ingaire uan ┐ laegh ┐ meann, Laws ii 152.10
Comm.
(b) in B. na filed apparently a young animal in wide sense:
m. ¤ erbo (.i. laog bó), Arch. iii 310 § 2. m. ¤ mairci (.i. serrach
eich), § 3.

70 4 menn n o, m., [orig. n.?] in law texts apparently a blemish, dis-
figurement, defect (due to assault or violence): m. ¤ airm ┐ etaigh
cach urradh . . . leth coirpdire . . . ann, H. 3.18 p. 190 a ( O'D.
342 ). Cf. H. 3.18 p. 189b cited under 1 menn. Of cases of
assault in which a person's hair is cut off: masa giunnadh gu
75lommadh daronadh ann . . . is fiach mind in cuirp and .i. leth
coirpdiri, Rawl. B 506 fo. 36c ( O'Don. 2334 ). fiach mind in
foilt, ib. ( O'Don. 2335 ). ? pl. rop réid menna duba dim (.i. rop
reid dam dul sech na mennuta duba . . . no mendum gō,
menda .i. gōa), ACC § 142 (`may it be easy [to cast ] dark faults
80from me
', Stokes RC xx 416 ). Plummer (notes on law-texts)
conjectures `a visible blemish' = 1 mend; the citation from
ACC suggests rather the orig. sense of fault, defect , possibly
(as suggested by glossator) a loan-word from Lat. mendum
preserved later in legal terminology.
85 In BB 212a51 : ni aitreba talman tend ┐ ní ricfa a menn
(a curse), leg. nem `heaven'.