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? mennrad n adwelling-place?seemeinichet.

menntogal,-toglach xseemenntol,-tolach.

menntol(-toil) n ā,f., (=meng-tol) deceitfulness .meantail
` deceit ', O'R. meangthoil` deceit,treachery,cunning ', Dinneen .
5 menntoghal f., IGT Dec. § 37 (prob. same word).g s. mart
meanntoilean mart do chuir | tart Bealltuine ar na bochduibh,
ib. ex. 978 .

menntolach adj o, ā(menntol) deceitful,perfidious: meantalach,
O'R. meangtholach, Dinneen . ?ma's fír dō as menntoghlach
10mhé, IGT Dec. ex. 952 (:sengcodhnach).noch oibrighios
urchóid go meantolach, Psa. lix 5.

menoc n o,m., (confounded withmenadwhich somet. takes its
place in the Stowe version of TBC,cf.alsomenodin RC x
214 § 3 cited below)apegorpieceofwood (used for securing
15the ends of a circular withe,etc.)? Apparently it had angles
suitable for incising Ogham letters; by Windisch, TBC transld.
Verschlussstück.mano thuco menuth taccuir fair . . . ni
dūinfiuth iarum fair a menod fein ind fedo`a proper peg', RC
x 214 § 3. id iarnaidhi 'na thimchiull . . . ┐ ainm n-oguim 'na
20menoc, TBC 1230 (=ina meanad, St.).tuc ainm n-ogaim na
menuc inn eda(of a ring made by bending an oak-branch),
565 (=i meanadh, St. ;in a beinn, Add.) =scribais ogum ina
menacc, TBC² 224 (menocLU).airlegais F. in n-ainm n-ogaim
baí na menuc, TBC 582 (=i mean̄ an eada, St. ;a mbeand na
25hidhe, Add.) =in n-ogum boi isinn ith, TBC² 252.

ménogud xseeménagad.

mensuir n[i,f.] (Lat.mensura)ameasure: m. ¤ tri mbass ina
hardi, LB 158a9 .

mentae xseeminta.

30 mentán xseeminntán.

meoinne n m. acat?(an onomatopoeic word,cf.Eng.mew?)
m. ¤ .i. ainm caitut est: m. ¤ is eissidhe cat cuileth, O'Dav. 1246.
meone .i. trén-cat dogní meiglig H. 4.22 p. 32 ( O'C. 2006 ).

1 mer o, ā.adj.used chiefly of persons, apparently off one's
35head,demented,crazy , both of temporary condition due to
excitement, intoxication, anger,etc., and of permanent
quality; in heroic lit. applied to warriors (often in unfavour-
able sense foolhardy,rash ); in Laws to the insane or half-
witted. In late lit. often used in a complimentary sense
40 spirited,lively,agile ; see IGT Dec. § 65 ( mear. . . ó chéill in
mholta). (a) Of persons:m. ¤ .i. mo a ír .i. a ferg, Corm. Y 907.
?m. ¤ quasimur .i. imat . . . ar it imda na mera, 905 .fonrālaig
mairb mescthamir at our wit's end(?), SR 3579 (n p m.fora p.).
dia n-essib cor bo m. ¤ , Met. Dinds. ii 24. comdar mera mescda,
45 YBL 138a28 .tibir cech m. ¤ `every madcap is a laughing-stock',
Tec. Corm. § 13.15 .drūth cech mer`recklessness is foolish',
Ir. Proverbs 84.9 = Ériu ix 47 § 20 ( LL 147b39 ).cid dotgní
m. ¤ , a mic legind? what drives you mad? Aisl. MC 47.28 .
rogain mir`a madman's choice', Met. Dinds. iii 84. ni luadh
50mir(i.e. incredible statement), BR 170.4 .ra toebh leicne mer-
laīch mhir, Moling § 18. gasruidh m. ¤ active,spirited , Ir. Texts
ii 33 § 18. nert sloigh láinmhir, IGT Dec. ex. 352. comhartha
an mār-mir Macha`great warrior' (?madman), MR 226.12 .
gníomh ainnirtag ollamh mhear`a crazy poet', Content. xxvii 5.
55Of women:in m. ¤ mend(of Macha of Emain), Met. Dinds. iv
128 .don mnaí théithmir,ib. Compar. Midlúachair miriu
cech maín` sprightlier ', Met. Dinds. iii 282. ni ḟaca laoch . . .
budhmōrrda is budhmire, LL 396.2 .fear fa mire is fa cliste
san gcomhlann nimblest,fastest , Keat. Poems 209. is miride
60cruaidh fabhairt,steel is the nimbler for tempering, Dánfhocail
12 § 60.
(b)of thementally deficient: oinmhit .i. m. ¤ nó baeth, IT
iii 276. fear fris ro scara[d] a cond .i. duine mear, Laws v 234.
28 Comm. na mir ┐ na hecodnaig, i 86.21 .cuimrech in duine
65mir (.i. fo tabur in dluighe fulla), 300.10 , 11 .cor mire contract
of a mad woman
, 52.2 .m. ¤ gan rath(a class of `drúth'), H. 3.18
p. 423a ( O'C. 892 ).
(c) of animals:tarb maeth mer, Met. Dinds. iv 338. delb
dhoim allaid . . . mhir, LB 124b1 = Keat. iii 2039. eascaire
70. . . inn aighi mir`mad cow', Laws iii 272.12 .Mide magen na
marc mer spirited,mettlesome , Met. Dinds. ii 42. eich maithe
meara, Cog. 112.5 .
(d)common epithet ofsea: cusin muir m. ¤ , LL 136a49 . Cog.
178.25 .tar tonnaib in mara mir, Lism. L. 3819. ar thonnuib
75mera in mara, Ériu ii 92.12 .fairge mhear, Keat. Poems 1462.
mire 'náit na mōrthonda(of a chieftain), ZCP viii 221 § 48.
(e) of abstracts, actions,etc. wild,rash,precipitate,etc.:
m. ¤ is nír chond ceille in col, LL 33a38 .don mortlaid malar-
tuind mir raging , 132b48 .Cath Glinne Mama is mór m. ¤ , Cog.
80 112.18 .roga romer` eager' (?extravagant,fantastic ), Met.
Dinds. i 6. togla, tána, . . . áera, rúne romera`keen riddles'
(?rash purposes or designs), iii 20 .Eochaidhmac R. an rūin
mhir, LL 394.16 .ropo m. ¤ a nnert, 33a41 .treb Beniamín co
mbrig mir, LB 124b9 = Keat. iii 2047. uabhar mer, IGT
85 Dec. ex. 880. ní rád m. ¤ no wild (incredible) statement, LU
3035 ,cf. ní m. ¤ , ZCP viii 113 § 1. criss arcait, ni haicde m. ¤
`no paltry(?hastily finished, scamped) work', Fianaig. 14.2 .
imchosnam in míre mir`the contest for the coveted portion',
Met. Dinds. iv 180 (epithet prob. transferred fromimchosnam
=the mad contest for the portion).matin mir, O'Mulc. 268
5(`on a bright morning' < Lat.merus, Stokes; perh. wild,gusty ).
Compds. (a) with adj. forming adwandacompd. or in
adverbialrelation: ¤ amnas, ZCP viii 264 § 21. ¤ borb,
CCath. 5791. ¤ calma 1928 . ¤ dána 347 . ¤ glé:gen
mergle a scion bold and bright(?), LL 134b7 = Todd Nenn.
10 246. ¤ trén, CCath. 1928. ¤ uallach, SR 6686. With adj.
formed from subst.:oclach . . . meardālach brisk in encounter,
Cog. 170.19 .meardhuaiseach swift(impulsive)in bounty ,
Keat. Poems 738. mermenmnach, ZCP vi 32.12 . xiii 217.12 .
(b) with subst.: ¤ ág` furious battle ', Gorm. July 10.
15 ¤ aicme:mac Mugroin mir-aicme, LL 394.45 . ¤ aichne:trí
comartha tirdachta .i. immargal ┐ immarbág ┐ m.`mistaking
one person for another
(?)' (?muddle-headedness), Triads 229.
Samhradh na meraithne . . . ni aithned neach caem nō cara
ann`Summer of the Aberration', AU iii 130.6 ,cf. FM iv 896.
20 Finghin . . . do mharbhadh lá a bhráithribh tre mhearaithne
by mistake , FM ii 1104.5 . ¤ bhuinne Muaidhe swift stream,
torrent , Ériu viii 135.28 . ¤ cenn` mad-head', epithet ofsea:
tar muir meircenn, Trip. 34.5 ; 448.21 (meircend). Lism. L.
302. meirceann .i. mear, O'Cl. ¤ clann:tar merchlainn
25Ghaoidel, O'Gr. Cat. 456.13. ¤ dánacht recklessness , Fianaig.
70.2 .merdhánacht(oppd. tocríndacht), Luc. Fid. 143.14 .
¤ dántas,id. O'Hussey TC 225. meardhortadh, TSh. 6636.
¤ ghasradh, FM v 1652.9 . ¤ gním arash deed , Gorm. Apr.
14. ¤ grád infatuation:(with obj. gen.)éd tre mer-grádh a
30mná, ZCP viii 108 z .mear-ghrádh na meirdreach, TSh. 5514.
¤ gus:co m. garg, LL 137b16 .go m. dían, ZCP x 24.28 .
co mēd meargosa, MR 136.24 . ¤ laithe:i mmerlaithib
errchaidib blustering days, Hib. Min. 66.36 . ¤ lasad:a ṡúile
ar merlasadh wildly flashing, Ériu v 180.300 . ZCP vi 278.27 .
35 ¤ línad:dochóidh gus an mbairille púdair . . . do merlíonadh
a mhiosúr` quickly(?rashly)replenish ', FM vi 2072. ¤ ṡáile
`brackish water', FM v 1626.7 . ¤ scál:cland in merscáil móir
(of Mile), ZCP xiii 364.2 ,cf. Leb. Gab. i 176.11 . ¤ tonn, RC
xxix 142.2 . ¤ tretell:in mertretill ┐ in rind agha(of Asca-
40nius), Aen. 2364.
(c) rarely with vb.:do merlabhair an muir talked wildly,
raved , CF 736. ro merlasadur a shuili, ZCP vi 58.21 (see
merlasadabove).