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? mesriuth: ind bretha camma, caingne cen chert . . ., cech
mesriut[h] iar ndith a ainech (signs of degenerate times),
ZCP viii 196.4 .

1 mesrugud n u, m., vn. of mesraigid. (a) the act of moderating,
5 tempering, regulating; moderation: amal nád robe m. ¤ forsind
immarmus ní bia m. ¤ forsin dígail, Wb. 1d2 . m. ¤ deglabartha
(gl. moderatio), Ml. 89d1 . do semigud ┐ mesrugud ind ḟoguir
máir, Sg. 9a8 . iar mesraib co m. ¤ , SR 44. m. ¤ senma `music in
moderation
', Tec. Corm. § 4.12 . mesrugad digi, imgabail
10mesca, Ériu vii 138 (e) . as eiside in cris usce imdomain tim-
chillis [grian] in measrochadh a builti-si the temperate [region]
in which you are is the zone of deep water which the sun travels
round
, YBL 84b19 . timchillid [grian] uisci an domain ac
denam an mesraighthi tempering (the cold), RC xxiv 378.7 .
15Absol. is maith maín m. ¤ temperance, self-control , ZCP vii 297.
12 . as ferr gach proinn mesruccadh, BNnÉ 29.4 . Alleviating:
ordaigis Dia do dā fer .lxx. . . . di m. ¤ morṡaethair Moysi, BB
242b50 . rom-bia mesruccudh i mbrath tri impidhe Ciaráin
leniency will be shown to me, RC xxvi 362.15 . Of liquids,
20 tempering, diluting: fīn . . . arna mesrugadh le huisgi, Rosa
Ang. 92.7 .
(b) judging , with gen. (rarely FOR): m. ¤ for dalaib De ni tarda
nech let none judge God's decrees, ZCP vii 307.12 . ragait . . .
cen m. ¤ etir forro dochom n-iffrind, RC iv 250 § 16 ( LU 2376 ).
25 a mbreith cen m. ¤ dochum nime, Cáin Ad. § 25. a mhaoir
mheasruighthe an mhórshluaigh! (of Michael), A. Ó Dálaigh
xxiv 15. do bhreith meidhe an mheasraighthe the doom of the
judgement-scale
, Dán Dé i 1. With subj. gen.: ar idhna a
mesraighthe the impartiality of his judgement, Laws iv 356.9 .
30 Often of the Last Judgement: eter in n-adnacul ┐ in m. ¤ , RC
xxvi 27 n. 2 ( LL 187b34 ). noco tí an mesrugudh, ix 22 § 22 .
co tí lathe in mesraigthe, Met. Dinds. iv 42. co tora la in
mesraigthi, Lism. L. 3773. Anecd. ii 22 § 7. A. Ó Dálaigh
xxvi 11. PBocht 106 § 24.

35 2 mesrugud n m. = mesrad feeding (animals) on mast: tegiud
in muccuith . . . cona muccuib . . . for m. ¤ , IT iii 235.23 . for
mesrudug, ib. 21 . dā muccaid . . . ig measrughudh a muc, BB
268a49 = ic measradh, BR 28.13 . ig messrugud, Triads 68
v.l. = oc ithe messa, text.

40 1 mesta adj io, iā. (2 mes) abounding in mast or tree-fruit: ba caill
chnesta . . . in fíad m. ¤ `the wild spot rich in mast', Met. Dinds.
iii 136. as in muine m. ¤ , BB 407a12 .

2 mesta adj io, iā. (1 mes) in Mid.Ir. used as part. nec. of midithir.
(a) to be rated, estimated, judged, gen. in sense estimable: ni ba
45lín tra ba m. ¤ forru, bá mór a toilc menman (i.e. they were to
be estimated not by their number but their courage), TFerbe
173 . ar a eól is ardmesta for his knowledge he deserves high
esteem
, Met. Dinds. iii 438. Findtan mór m. ¤ ` respected ', Gorm.
May 11. is tuirim m. ¤ cu mór | numir na slog a number to be
50highly rated
, LL 32a43 . ria ní measda gach maighdean no
maid is to be compared to her
, A. Ó Dálaigh xi 12. a nÉirinn
cidh bé is féile | re rígh Breifne ní measdae (.i. ni hionchomor-
tais), Hard. ii 300.2 . do luadh is measda do mhnaíbh to speak
of thee is praiseworthy for women
(?), Timthiridh 1916 ii 35 § 4
55(hymn to the Virgin). is measta dhó ar a dhiomdhaidh | do
loighe is é i n-éin-iomdhaidh `He must set against His wrath',
PBocht 80 § 26.
(b) to be thought or supposed; conceivable, credible, likely: is
measta gur cuibhe dhuit triall, Oss. iv 186 y . is móide is
60measta fírinne an neith seo, Keat. i 104.4 . ní measta dhuit
gurab, etc. do not suppose, MacAingil 64.1 .

met(t)a adj io, iā. timid, cowardly: tiamdai .i. metta, Fél.² xxv
(LB gl. on Prol. 259 ). at m. ¤ no at meirb, ib. xcvii (gl. on
June 13 ). cech meirb is mettu `a weakling is ever a coward',
65 Met. Dinds. iii 376. ba diuit meta a comarli, Cog. 170.5 .
atberte frisium a beith m. ¤ ┐ a beit[h] imecclac[h], CCath.
4447. mairg mac rígh bhíos go m. ¤ , Duan. Finn i 81.5 . daoine
meata ┐ díchreidmheacha, Revel. xxi 8. Compar. ní as meata
(gl. debilior), Ir. Gl. 1123.

70 met(t)acht n ā, f., (meta) timidity, cowardice: ni comairle met-
tachta nā midlaigechta, TBC 5234. comairli merbi na
mettachta, LL 264b1 ( MU 18.8 ). re metacht ┐ mílaochacht,
Cín Lae Ó Meall. 30.25 . a mileatacht do claechlud . . . ar
meatacht ┐ ar mi-eangnam, MR 314.20 . do ghabh meatacht
75┐ mímheisneach iad, Keat. iii 2858.

met(t)achus n m. cowardice: mor an m. ¤ duit, ZCP vi 275.34 .

metaforde, metaforecde adj(< Lat. metaphor-, metaphoric-, for
formation see Thurn. Hdb. § 379 ) metaphorical: d s. (as advb.)
in metafordid , Ml. 135d5 ; in metaforecdid .i. in tropdaid,
80 40c8 (gl. metaforicos).

métaid v ā, (méit) increases: pret. Mesgegra ro med cech róen
`who has greatened every rout', RC xxiii 308.9 . Pass. pret. ro
metadh blicht cacha bo-cheathra `became rich', MR 100.19
(leg. mēthadh?).

85 métaigid v g, (méit) rarely with palatal stem méitigid. (a) in-
creases, makes larger or greater: ro medighasdar-sum i enlarged
it
, Laws v 492.18 Comm. métaig m'onoir isin tshoegul! PH
7989. métaigfid Dia a mírbuli isna heclaisib, 2545 . nó métai-
ghedh ┐ nó tormaighedh a gnimradha gaile for cech ló, CCath.
357. medēcha rath gach tigi it will increase the prosperity,
5 Fen. 212.13 . meideochuidh se foghluim, Prov. 15.
Pass. ro medaighedh iris ┐ grádh Dé lais, RC xxv 388 § 1.
da medaithi no da laigdithi an firmamint, ITS xiv 74.12 .
Fig. ro métaiged menma Césair, CCath. 569 , cf. 1089 . méduigh
do mheanma lé greim aráin comfort thine heart, Judges xix 5.
10 Exalts, promotes: meiteochat tú tar gach nech, RC xix 262
§ 176 . Extols: do mhédaig ainm Dé ┐ Chiarain, SG 12.31 .
méudaigh moruigh magnify , Eg. Gl. 316.
(b) intrans. grows larger, increases: métaigis in béist co nar
ba luga hí oltás torcc, PH 7216. iar tteacht do Patraic . . . do
15mhétaigh an creidemh, BNnÉ 113 § 5. ro ḟoirbriter ┐ ro
métaighset na teinnte, RC xxv 392 § 8.
(c) in late lang., métaigid ar increases, adds to: do mheudaigh
sí ┐ a fear ar a n-urnaighthibh, Eochairsg. 89.7 . mo thurus
. . . mhéaduigh air m'aicíd increased my sickness, ITS xvii
20237.640 . is coir began da tabairt ar dus ┐ medaigh air tar eis
a ceili increase the amount by degrees, R.I.A. 23 P 10², 16a15 .
vn. métugud.