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80 methaid v ā(meth) (a) intrans. degenerates,declines,fails, is
blighted: tairnit ind rig dia ngalaib, methait na meicc, LL
149a46 .methfaid in clann . . . no atbēlait, Cáin Ad. § 27. a
coin is a ngille . . . methfait ar mo biudh-sa, Anecd. ii 31.8 .
gur mheath arbur Erenn uile, AU iii 354.23 .do mheath an
85féur, Isa. xv 6. do mhith ar meanmna da mhios our spirits
failed in contemplating it
, Rel. Celt. ii 282.18 .
(b)in Laws,fails,comes short: o ro metha inn athgabail
`when the distress fails', ii 126.19 Comm. cacha tarrgraide ro
metha a les`every journey in which he fails to be useful' (?the
profit, purpose, of which fails
), v 420.5 .cu ndiabladh n-aith-
5ginu ne[i]ch ro meatha meath mbid flatha for any shortcoming
in providing food for the chief
, ZCP xiv 368 § 29. do neoch ro |
metha anything that has come short, 386 § 51.
Fails,comes short(in performance of aduty), in impers.
constr. withFORof duty (also of pers.):dilus do celiu i (leg.a)
10methus fair a falluib na flatha, Laws ii 274.21 (`forfeited to a
tenant is what is failing towards him
', Atk.).mani ro metha
fair forsin cele provided the tenant has not failed in any duty
to him
(the chief), 262.15 (cf. ZCP xiv 363 § 23 ).arna ro metha
fair, i 236.10 (`that it be not failed in', Atk.).in tan is ar diumund
15ro methad for in flaith where from disrespect duties have been
left unperformed towards the chief
, v 166.11 Comm.
(c)trans.blights,causestodecay,fig. enfeebles,intimidates:
doinenn mor fherthana . . . innus gur meathadh moran
d'arbhannaibh le, AU iii 316.11 .ro thiomaircc ┐ ro meath co
20ro loiscc orra Luimneach he repressed and subdued [them], Cog.
90.7 .is suail . . . nacharmeathaismeisnech ar morshluag,
MR 188.22 (2 s. pret).part. troilighthe,meathta , Eg. Gl. 597.
mac D. nár mheathta 'sa choimhgleic, E. O'Rahilly xv 241
(1911) .re a dteangthaibh atú meathta, Studies 1929, 79 § 6 .
25 vn. methad decaying,wasting,blight: a methadh no a
nduthaine dia n[d]earnadh, BB 233a25 .

méthaid v ā, (méth) feeds up,fattens: pass. subj. pr. nóndam-
met[t]ar(gl.adipe saginari), Ml. 80a3 .muc mara méthas tond,
LU 3017. isse ro meth an mormuic, IT i 109.12 = ZCP iii
3037.10 (:féth).muc methar for lacht, Laws ii 368.4 Comm.
trí .l. cét mucc nométtaisi mmorchailtib, LL 296a20 (pass.
impf. pl.or intrans.?) = SG 363.11 (where O'Gr. reads
méthtais).meas dímhór . . . co ro mheth orca na n-orc, FM ii
834.18 .
35 vn. méthad:methad for blicht fattening on milk, Laws ii
366.20 .log ar meithed na muice, Eg. 88,fo. 23a ( O'C. 2305 ).

methán n o,m., (meth)somethingpliable, atwig,osier ? (see
Dinneen s.v. meathán ):is de ro hainmniged Eochaid Muin-
methán de .i. methain no bhídis timcholl a mhedhóin ara
40méd, Cóir An. 140 (`the meaning is that the poor man was so
stout that he had to wear a wicker belly-band', Plummer
MS. notes).

methas,-us n oandu,m. g s. methais, Laws iv 28.6 Comm.
methusa, v 244.17 , 248.24 .A legal term of doubtful meaning;
45afrontier,march, `spaceofunappropriated groundbetween two
territories'(Atk.Laws Gloss. )?met[h]assa meta.i. on chrich,
Corm. Y 869 =methosLB,methossBodl.methus .i. crich
no cóigedut estcennadhcha im methus tuaithe, O'Dav. 1254.
cach muiredach a methas every one is master within his own
(?), 1273 (cf.similar adages.v. mennat).esert deirge
a methus ┐ eisert tascnam[a] methais, Laws iv 128.16 Comm.
(apparently a deserter who quits his native territory and one
who returns to it,cf. 128.18 and 130.3 ).raitech ascnama
methusa .i. loingsech fine a vagrant who makes for the fron-
(?), v 244.17 Comm. ,cf. 248.24 and iv 28.6 .in tan ron-
ainic Fergus a methus, luid dochum mara sechis, H. 3.18 p.
364a ( O'C. 776 ) =luid F. dia tir, Laws i 70.24 . Used of time?
bes aen i n-aen meathus`there is one day for one "m."-space',
Laws ii 106.1 .methas .i. re . . . meathas re nó aimsir, O'Dav.
60 1274.

méthas n o,m., (méth) also withpalatalstemméithes, fatness,
fat: an m. ¤ fat , Exod. xxix 13. lán . . . do mhéuthus beathach
bíata, Isa. i 11. d'ofráil an mhéuthuis, Ezek. xliv 15. With
palatal stem:an te chaithios meitheas no saill fat meat, Rule
65of Tall. § 48.

méthasrad n o,m., collect. fromméthas:meathusradh` fatlings ',
Eg. Gl. 453.

methlaid v ā. (denom. frommeithel?) reaps;uses,consumes?
meathladh .i. tomhailt no caitheamh, O'Cl. mairc dec[h]ras
70don domun dian | is mairg methlas a mōrpian who reaps
(experiences) its great suffering(?whom . . . wastes), ZCP vii
498.12 .naoi ccéd bliadhain . . . o genair Crist . . . cosin
mbliadhain ro meat[h]laidh`nine hundred years have been
', FM ii 652.11 (poem).
75?ossar na ndūlimethlad| ni bad chin dūini a mandrad
(Lucifer of Adam), SR 1143 ; expld. by Meyer Wortk. § 129
asvn.of this vb., but neither construction nor sense is clear.
ro [ḟ]ōis re ceathrur iar sein | im dia[i]dh cen nach methladh
mer | doḟedar . . . | at glan cin phecad re fer |(addressed to a
80woman; = without being any the worse for it?), ZCP vi 266 § 5.

methmerchurdacht xseemathmarcóracht.

methol? n ben Bresail meic Cirb na nechór | cen merg cen methol
cen brath`without standard or squad or banner' (taken as =
meithel?), RC xlvii 300.10 ( LL 138b29 );can meirg can mebail
85 v.l.;leg. cen meirg cen mebail cen mrath without stain, without
cause of shame, without falseness