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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. of 3 menn) a young 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., a spot, 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.; mendota LB. a p. mennuta, RC xx
416 § 142 . mendudai, Alex. 200. Rarely o-st.: g s. in menoit
(sic MS.), Laws i 154.31 Comm. mennait, Misc. Hag. Hib.
102 § 9 (late text). ? g p. míne mennat , LL 184a54 ( Arch. Hib.
30 ii 74 ).
A place of abode in wide sense (of locality or district , 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. 3.17 c. 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 bo mean-
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. of mennat) a little abode; a favourite
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 (bennatáin v.l.), Buile S. 134.3 . eolchaire mo
mhendatain, 64.1 .

mennchrott n f. a stringed musical instrument: a kind of lute or
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. form bendchrot, an opinion
withdrawn p. 742 . Possibly a compd. of 1 menn (b), see exx.
under that word. Only in g p. in heroic and poetic literature
80in stereotyped similes: co muing . . . caisidir carra menn-
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 .