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85 métaigid v g, (méit) rarely with palatal stemméitigid. (a) in-
creases,makes largerorgreater: 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. romedaighedhiris ┐ 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.

metaigtheóir n i,m.,one whoincreases,makes greater: a mhé-
duighthóir mhór-ratha, Ériu ix 10.6 .

25 metal n metal seemital.

métal n ā,f., ?médal, IGT Decl. § 37. ?g s. namédla(: chédgha),
ib. ex. 970 .Apaunch,belly (esp. of an animal used for food):
medhal(leg. médal), gl.panc[i]a, Ir. Gl. 235. n s. anmhédal ,
RC xxix 220.16 .d s. amédailan mhairt, 219.24 .cona
30thengaid do métail` metal ', Aisl. MC 89.24 (but see Glossary;
something edible is meant).g s. ic bein ind cluicmetlu , 123.19 .
cona menestir mæth-metla, 124.33 .an mheudal themaw ,
Deuter. xviii 3. bolg . . . amhail méadail capaill, E. Ó Rahilly
291.2(1911).

35 1 metar n o,m., (Lat.metrum) metre(in verse): n s. inmetur , Ml.
30a10 .is trí metur ro ceta int sailm, 30a9 .g s. metir, Sg. 8a13 .
fri toimsidetaid metair(gl.in metro), 25b1 .metur dachtalacda,
Hib. Min. 6.177 .tre metur fileta, Trip. 172.8 .tria metar . . .
ro raidh C. na nethi si . . . ge ro scribamair-ne tria prois, Fen.
40 290.26 .metuir .i. comardugh[ud] in dana, O'Dav. 1219. g s.
metuir,ib.?pl. a ndrēchta togai, ametridaāille, Ériu iv
163.17 .

2 metar n o,m., (Lat.metrum, K. Meyer, RC xii 465 )ameasure;
awooden vessel,mether .metar, Ériu iv 134.18 (n s.).secht
45metair cona cerclaib, ib. 13 .in metair duirn` hand-mether ',
Laws i 134.4 Comm. (n s.).do bleogain a mbo i meatraib` milk-
pails ', v 276.23 Comm. for én-metur cruithnechta, LB 155a49 .
suil . . . bhías an meadar briste, Eccles. xii 6. Asā,f.,meadar,
IGT Decl. § 56. ag moch-ól na meidre, ib. ex. 1444 .le dhá
50mheidir líonta de bhainne, E. O'Rahilly 291.4 .meadur ime,
Cín Lae Ó Meall. 7.24 .

metardacht n ā,f., (1 metar) verse,metrical form: is ed in m. ¤ sin
Caillin(of a composition), Fen. 292.1 .i méadardhacht dána,
Keat. i 90.18 .a miodarracht, MacAingil 262.10 .

55 metarde adj io, iā(1 metar) metrical: cen fornaidm m. ¤ (gl.solutā
oratione), Ml. 27d24 .

? metet: ind fer m. ¤ saithe`a man who watches a swarm', Laws iv
190.8 (glossed.i. fear meitces no comaitches).

meth n oandi,n.andm.;n s. methn-einich, TBFlidais 10 ( IT
60 ii2208 = LL 247a40 ), TBFr. 132 , 191 , 192 ( Med. & Mod.Ir.
Ser. v = LL 249b2 , 250a11 , 12 ).g s. metha, Laws;meith,
TBC² 2607 =mith, TBC 3371. n p. trímeth , LL 147b23 .d p.
armithibh , ZCP x 346 § 10. meath m. ¤ ,g s. n p. meithormetha,
IGT Decl. § 38.8 .
65 Decay,blight,wasting,failure , both in physical and moral
sense.a m. ¤ no a garséle(gl.cess), LU 4961 ( TBC² p. 19 n. 23 ).
is m. ¤ ┐ milliud dond ḟir, ZCP iii 3.3 ( LL 269a14 ).a m. ¤ n-uthruis
his wasting through disease, Arch. iii 234 § 11 ;meath n-uthrais,
236 § 13 .cia mbad trom leis . . . bith fo m. ¤ ┐ mélacht, LL 222b9
70( TTr. 389 ).is terc duine dhá mbiann maith | ná biann m. ¤ ar chuit
da chlainn, O'Gr. Cat. 119.20. Freq. inthreatsorimprecations:
a m. ¤ no a trucha mana tarda dó he shall decay or die early,
BColm. 64.28 ,cf. 72.22 , 88.14 .m. ¤ ┐ moch-léithe . . . doib,
RC xv 312 ( Dinds. 18 ).meath dóibh-seom má ḟorluidhsead
75as a ngéillsine, BR 144.2 .meath for na giallu dia n-elád, RC
xxiii 404 § 12. Folld. by defining gen.:ar na raib m. ¤ n-einich
nā anma duit and, IT ii2208 ( LL 247a40 );cf. Fianaig.
72.31 , RC iii 346.33 .ni ar m. ¤ gascid dorochrabair-si not
from want of valour
, TFerbe 586 .cen m. ¤ ruamna cech datha,
80 LL 20b7 .gan mheath cnuais ar choll, Content. xxx 19.
míorath ┐ meath talmhan failure of crops, Keat. ii 4877. ar
meth: mór an crech | tech n-æiged Críst arna m. ¤ `that Christ's
guest-house should be neglected
', BColm. 100.17 .mac becc
bacach ar m. ¤ `in a decline', Mart. Don. 90.4 .do bí sé ar m. ¤
85conuice sin at ebb of fortune, BCC § 328. rachaidh furachus an
drochdhuine ar meath shall perish, Prov. x 28. cen meth
without fail , common in poetry, oft. a mere expletive:cen m. ¤ ,
cen ditha, SR 1015. failet ann tri mūir cen m. ¤ , 345 , 4571 .
cen terbud, cen m. ¤ , ZCP xiii 30.12 .dot-ic cen m. ¤ , TFerbe
801 .gach tenga cen m. ¤ | forsa tardadh rath, Ériu iv 238.3 .
5 do innis Maodhócc gan m. ¤ | sgela d'Fíonán, BNnÉ 277 § 261.
g s.as attrib.:nā bí bliadain meith | cen chreich no cen chath
`for a feeble year', KMMisc. 264 § 26 ( LL 148b4 ). ?ni thecat
da fuapairt | acht [mad] athig mith (: tig), TBC 3371 =nach
tanic . . . acht mad aigith meith, TBC² 2607 ; `derbe Männer',
10Wind.; feeble(spiritless)churls?the object of Fer Diad is to
belittle his opponent. The readingmithis supported by the
beginning of poem:is mithig.Cf. Mac Lesc . . . aithech
meith, Four Songs 18.1 =a. mith, LL 208a36 , where the
sense seems similar.
15 In moral sense offeebleness,degeneracy: is m. ¤ , ní maith
cotlud trom, SC 30. is ar m. ¤ ro treic . . . ní ar deirc na trocaire
through senile weakness(?)he has renounced (the Borama), LL
376a9 .
Inpl.in concrete sense:trímethócthigirn three short-
20comings
, Ériu ix 46 § 12 = LL 147b23 .celtair Dē umam . . .
ar mithibh, ZCP x 346 § 10.
In Lawsfailure(tofulfilanobligation)with gen. of thing
failed in:m. ¤ sloigid`failure in furnishing men to the hosting',
i 152.2 .m. ¤ feise la rig`failure to supply the feast of a king',
25 230.22 .smacht metha uithir`fine for failure of maintaining
the sick
', 130.16 Comm.
Other applications:ní meath ormsa an chóir do rádh I will
not shrink from stating
, Content. xviii 14. gibe fhuilngeas . . .
meath a chúise dá charaid`if a man lets his friend's cause be
30defeated
' (?lets his cause be weakened by a friend i.e.pleads
feebly through partiality for an opponent; see §§ 9 - 13 ), xx 2 .
Créud an pecadh doní an té mhionnaigheas gan riachtanas?
— Meth a dhála, Luc. Fid. 100.5 .eisdim a do no a tri d'aifr-
ionnuibh má's eidir é, meath mo dhala, Parrth. Anma 370.1 .
35As quasi-vn.:domeath┐ do mí-chumdach midlach`to cow
and dismay
', MR 230.20 .dobud maith do mheath drochlaoich
a ndenoigh what thou dost (sayest) were enough to daunt a
craven
, ZCP x 285.9 .
Compd.meas meathcraind fruit of a sickly tree, IT iii 88
40§ 105 = Bruchst. i § 33 .