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? mennaid v ā, (1 menn) makes clear,conspicuous? Loch Sílenn,
ros-sáer ros-menn | a ainm ar thús úas dígenn`its earlier name
ennobled and glorified it
', Met. Dinds. iv 258 (russairus menn,
rosaidh rosmenn MSS.).

5 mennán n o,m., (dim. of3 menn)ayoung kid: mendan ac deol
gabair, IT iii 104.7 .marb-su mendan . . . ┐ fuaigter croiceann
in meandan mot'laim, BB 236b1 .in gabar . . . ar scath a
lachta ┐ a mennain, Laws iii 378.3 .meannán do na gabhruibh,
Ezek. xliii 22. pl. mionnáin, Gen. xxxi 38. ar láimh chlí
10Chriosd amesg na meannán goats , MacAingil 25.13 .feoil uan
┐ mennán, Rosa Ang. 104.17 .

mennar(-air?) n ā,f.,aspot,blemish,fault? cen mennair(gl.
qui increditur [leg.ingreditur ] sine macula), Ml. 35d23 . The
gloss may apply to the vb. taken as =creditur; in the follg.
15Mid.Ir. exx.,ní m. ¤ (cen mennair) seems = without doubt,
without gainsaying,assuredly or someth. equivalent:rí . . .
dorat ainm for cach n-óenrinn (ni mennair iar ṅdligud dlecht),
SR 211. in nomad grád . . . aṅgel ṅgleglan cen mennar
(: aṅgel), 783 .srian do tabairt fri tengaidh | cen meandair
20is ciall cunnail, ZCP vi 264 § 5. is lór dúinne cen mendair |
cúide do bendaib connaid, LB 103 marg. inf.

mennat(mend-,-ut) n u,m. d s. mennut, Thes. ii 240.18
( Ardm. 18a1 ).menattó(form due to rhyme), ACC § 142 Comm.
( RC xx 416 ).g s. mennato, LU 5818 ( TBC² 1346 ), RC xxiv
25176.4 .mennota, Anecd. v 96.6 ( Corm. Y 1082 ).mennotæ,
ib. 12 =mendato, Bodl.;mendotaLB.a p. mennuta, RC xx
416 § 142 .mendudai, Alex. 200. Rarelyo-st.:g s. inmenoit
(sic MS.), Laws i 154.31 Comm. mennait, Misc. Hag. Hib.
102 § 9 (late text). ?g p. mínemennat , LL 184a54 ( Arch. Hib.
30 ii 74 ).
Aplaceofabodein wide sense (oflocalityordistrict , not of
dwelling-house).mennat inad, ACC § 142 Comm. ( RC xx
416 ).meannadh .i. ionad, O'Cl. mendat .i. mían-āit .i. āit is
mian la cach, Corm. Y 929 (etym. gl.,cf. Laws i 298.14 ).fer
35imdith a mennut ┐ a crich, Laws iv 348.20 .fer . . . nā tēit tar
crich . . . acht bid ina mendat fadeisin, 352.19 .luid P. docum
a meannota (.i. a meanaiti), Arch. iii 10 § 13 = Trip. p. xlix 1 .
ba diliu lais imdegail a mennato feisin, LU 5818 ( TBC² 1346 )
=robo dili les a chrich ┐ a orba ┐ a bhenadh fodesin nā . . .
40beannadh neich araill, TBC p. 267 n. 1 ( Eg. 93 ).muiredach
cecha mennata (.i. tigerna for cech feronn), ZCP ix 169.27 .
muiredach caích a mennutad, ib. n. 8 =is muiredaig caich
a menduta`every one is master of his place', Hib. Min. 66.4
(leg. muiredach cách a mennata?).Femen . . . nir bo mennot
45nach detlai, AU 575 =mernot, CS 58.6 ,meannat, FM i
204.13 .Druim Lis . . . mennut násadach namat, LL 369 m.
inf. ( Arch. Hib. i 364 ).ros-failgetar . . . mendudai ┐ críchdoirsi
a námut, Alex. 200. d'iarraidh mennait ort-sa a mbiadh mo
cluicc 's mo cleirigh, Misc. Hag. Hib. 102 § 9. co ndenad
50damlig do mennut a cheili(of stags), IT iii 245.60 (that he
might make a stone-house
,i.e. heap of stones, of his fellow's
abode
?). Of a place in general:ro mallach Patraic glaisi
in mennatta sin, Trip. 210.1 .ba conair coitcheann . . . an
mennot hisin, Hugh Roe 138.7 (fo. 37 a) .ecclas . . . ba mendat
55airrderc fri hiomataighe laoch ┐ clérech resort , 6.21 (fo. 2 a) .
ro gabh acc arccain Ossairge as an mennatt sin(i.e.from
Slieve Bloom), FM v 1750.8 .go rangatar go mendata maigh-
reidhe Medhraidhe, vi 2198.10 .ar ardmandaidib Alban,
Goid. 111.6 .saoin [leg.sain] cōir gacha mennada every locality
60has its own customs
, Eg. 88,fo. 20d ( O'C. 2278 ) =s[a]in coir
gacha mennat, H. 3.17c.500 ( O'Don. 683 ).

mennata adj(B. na f.):da mbeith decelt (.i. degbrat no degētach)
tarainne | is ind ar cæ (.i. ar cuairt) do teghluigh | do bomean-
data(.i. do bo meanach) againne | bheth ar do lorg (.i. ar do
65mnai) ag lenmhuin if I had fine clothes and I [were ] on a visit
to your house, I should desire to pay court to your wife
(?), ZCP
ix 167.4 .

mennatán n o,m., (dim. ofmennat)alittle abode; afavourite
haunt: a fir há! focus m. ¤ i mbá, ZCP x 41 ,cf. LL 353 d (men-
70nutan) and Trip. 140.12 (where Stokes expands:macc nutan).
mennután diamuir desruid, K. and H. § 12. do leathtáobh mo
mennatáin (bennatáinv.l.), Buile S. 134.3 .eolchaire mo
mhendatain, 64.1 .

mennchrott n f. astringed musical instrument: akindofluteor
75 small harp? expld. as `kid-harp'(<3 menn) by Stokes (Acall.,
CCath. gloss.) and K. Meyer, RC xv 121 ; Windisch, TBC
p. 29 n. 4 , conjectures an orig. formbendchrot, an opinion
withdrawn p. 742 . Possibly a compd. of1 menn (b), see exx.
under that word.Only ing p.in heroic and poetic literature
80in stereotyped similes:co muing . . . caisidir carramenn-
c[h]rot , Anecd. v 94.7 ( Corm. Y 1059 ).binnither . . . ra fogor
mendchrott i llámaib suad, TBC 5215 ,cf. 5460 .téta mend-
chrot, BDD 66. TBC 209. Acall. 4080 n. , 6831 n. CCath. 4710.
Content. xxviii 43. binne ná téada meannchrot, Measgra
85Dánta 25.32 .amal bid téta mennchrot fogur a ghotha, Cóir
An. 78. re tédaibh míne mennchrot, Buile S. 58.14 . TD 25.18 .