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míad n o, n. and m. n s. m. ¤ ṅglan, LL 128b28 . m. ¤ ngart, ZCP
viii 362.27 .
(a) honour, dignity, elevation: gl. fastus, Ml. 82b3 , Sg. 106b14 ;
fastigium, Ml. 25d5 . is m. ¤ mór ind apstalacht, Wb. 13b5 .
75 miadh .i. airmhidin no onoir, O'Cl. m. ¤ mār munimar manna
a great honour we deem the heavenly food, ACC 88 ( RC xx 268 ,
glossed airmitiu mór, LU 977 ). nad goirfet gelmiad `that they
will not stain their bright dignity
', Laws i 10.29 . in ro-miad
slónnte-si this glorious title (i.e. sons of God), PH 7871. fal ro-
80miad `abundance of great honours', RC xxvi 28 § 107. Of per-
sonal dignity: áldem de dainib . . . eter met ┐ míad ┐ masse,
TBC 5297. Fig. of a pers.: Cuchulaind . . . m. ¤ curad cathbuad-
ach, SC 33. Mælodor m. ¤ sulc[h]ar sóer, ZCP viii 302.15 ; cf.
miad. .i. uasal, O'Cl. Freq. in chevilles: m. ¤ soerda, SP v 7
85( Thes. ii 295 ). mellach m. ¤ , SR 1985. m. ¤ milib bla, 767 . m. ¤
cen bron, ZCP viii 312.26 . m. ¤ nar lac, CRR 29.
(b) esp. rank, status of an individual, on which his privileges
depended and which was officially recognized in his `lóg
n-enech', see ZCP xiv 340. amuil bes a tothacht ┐ a grad ┐ a
miadh in accordance with his possessions, status and rank, 342
5§ 5 . ro-airled dire caich fo m. ¤ according to his rank, Laws i
40.13 . fethem [sic leg.] fo m. ¤ feicheman (= the defendant's
advocate must be of the same rank as the plaintiff's), 266.8 . ro
hordaigit fir Herend . . . cách ar míadaib ┐ dánaib ┐ dlestunus
according to their several ranks, callings and claims, LU 4218.
10 tabair dam immad ecna . . . coro fhegur a m. ¤ coir for cách,
PH 3963. ní geibend a m. ¤ fén do chuirp [leg. churp] in
chóimded he does not show due respect, PH 5347. ar in m. ¤
foramiset do fearaib E., is fai ro mided doib (i.e. they were
paid in their own coin), Cog. 116.4 (leg. míach or meid?).
15(c) is m. ¤ limm I deem it honourable, consistent with dignity
or self-respect: nír bo m. ¤ leis beith for ban-tinchur, TBC 81.
ni ro-m. ¤ ┐ ni ro-maiss lessium comlund do dénum riss, 4651 .
TBC² 2170. ní m. ¤ lim mo ara do marbad, RC xiv 412 § 22.
duine las ar mhiadh each do bhreith leis who deigned, Cog. 132
20n. 7 = nec[h] ris arb [f]iu (text). nír bhó miadh lais Magnus
C. do beith 'n-a righ fair, Marco P. 117. nir bo mied leis techt
for sligid ele, CCath. 3517. níor mhiadh leó an t-athair do bhí
acu they did not think their father good enough for them, ITS v
160.8 . FM vi 2254.21 . Is m. ¤ dom: doruimin . . . nar bho
25miadh no maisi dho gan eolus . . . do beith aicce that it was not
creditable nor becoming for him to be ignorant
, Leb. Gab. i 222.
11 . In follg. exx. míad may be confounded with mían: iss
occut d'aenur biat-sa cén bus m. ¤ lat as long as thou wilt
(? judgest fit), IT i 120.29 . gur bho miadh re holc `it would be
30courting evil
' (of a rash enterprise), ML 128.20 .
(d) in subj. sense elevation of mind, pride, oft. in bad sense
vainglory: ros-lín miad merda (of Eve), LL 126b18 . rom-
gab-sa m. ¤ ┐ borrfud, 273b41 . dia mbadh mé bud óctigern |
nim-gébadh miadh ná maidhem, ZCP iv 468 § 8. nachat-
35geibed m. ¤ menman no díumas, PH 6048. cúrbha miadh
menman la gach n-óen a bhfegad `a mental glory', Marco P. 81.
ba haithreach lais a mhiadh menman ┐ a ionnoccbháil, FM vi
2218.10 .
Compds. (a) with subst.: tri míli miadbla imchloí ṅglicc,
40 SR 2303 ; leg. miadmla? (b) adj.: taithesc miadchar `a digni-
fied answer
', Tec. Corm. § 28. Mugain ¤ mas, TFerbe 824 .

míadach adj o, ā. honourable, dignified, noble (of rank or charac-
ter): Mathgamhain, miadhach an gein, Cog. 96.11 . an naomh
miadhach Molaisi, BNnÉ 250.17 . ma Maire moir miadaig,
45 Gorm. Nov. 1. tar eis a mic moir miadaigh (of Christ), Ériu
iii 198.8 . na righna ro-mhiadhacha (leg. -miadcha), ZCP viii
208 § 45 . As alleg. n.pr. m.: Miadhach mac Menmanra[i]dh,
Anecd. ii 64.2 . Of things: ainm m. ¤ no onorach, Leb. Gab. i
280 n. 9 . for kalaind Mái miadaig, Gorm. May 1. Proud,
50 uplifted: as clochda . . . cridhe miadhach mac duine, FM i
524.20 (poem). miadhach .i. uallach, O'Dav. 1207.

míadaige n[iā, f.] dignity, pride: m. ¤ ┐ menmnaige, LL 149b4 .

míadaigecht n ā, f., honour, dignity: iar miadhaighecht accord-
ing to rank
, Laws iv 344.8 .

55 míadaigid v honours ; pret. dursan nach Munremur miadaigestar
'tis pity that M. did not extol (him), LL 123b9 (Nuallguba
Emire). Cf. 3 s. rel.) dimíadaides ` who contemns' (? disparages),
Laws ii 320.15 Comm. vn. o ro gaib miadugud when he is
made much of
(of a pet cat), LB 164 marg. inf.

60 míadamail adj i, honourable, dignified, stately: go maoidhmheach
miadhamhuil, ML 84.4 . Cf. tri míli miadbla, SR 2303
(: bliadhna; leg. miadmla?).

míadamlacht n ā, f., honour, dignity: ni dernai irlabhra budh
aithis dá míadhamhlacht, CCath. 2551. miadhamhlacht De
65seacha duilib, BB 15a44 . Pride, elevation of mind: ro gabsat
menma ┐ m. ¤ a llos a nirt, Alex. 367.

míadamlae n[f.] honour, dignity, glory: a chumachta ┐ a
mhiadamla (of Deity), Ériu ii 106 § 16. for deis Dé . . . hi
ngloir ┐ i mmiadamlai, LB 251b25 . écnaig miadamlai railing
70against dignity
(?), Tec. Corm. § 16.34 . di nert ┐ miadamlai,
TBC² 3267.

míadamlatu n d, m., honour, dignity, glory: a Dhé . . . foillsigh do
mhiadhamlataigh innum-sa, LB 278b52 . isin glóir ┐ isin
miadamlataid ittā-som, PH 4676.

75 míadlicht n(= míad-ṡlicht) grade of dignity or rank: togarmand
. . . miadlechta titles of dignity, Laws iv 344.2 . miadhlechta
ecna tra it ecsamla fri miadhlechtaib tuaithe, 354.15 . miadh-
lechta filidh, H. 4.22 p. 67b ( O'C. 2070 ), of sections (slechta) in
Law relating to grades and dignities.

80 1 mían n n. and m. n s. mían ṅ-ingen, Thes. ii 291.14 . g s. mir
meinn , Laws v 486.12 . gairbe in gád-méin, Met. Dinds. ii
46.20 . miana, PH 7761. n p. miana. g p. mian, PH 7817.
mian (m., g s. -a), IGT Decl. § 95. A late pl. míanta (really
< *míanad vn. of míanaid) occurs, Oss. v 40.15 . In Mod.Ir.
85also fem., g s. méine, perhaps through influence of 2 méin.
Desire, inclination; object of desire , with subj. gen. ba m. ¤
ṅ-ingen ocus ban the darling of girls and women, Ml. Poems 1
§ 6 ( Thes. ii 291 ). ben Fhaelain | mór saerḟer diar bu ḟir-m. ¤
many noble men desired her, Met. Dinds. iv 342 ( LL 201b15 ).
ropad he mo m. ¤ . . . eterscarad mo chuirp ┐ m'anmma, PH
5 6888. do reir m. ¤ do cholla, 7817 . ticfa m. ¤ na mbadhbh don
bhert the scaldcrows will get their desire (i.e. their glut of
carnage) from the event, Acall. 7590. salma senais riaghail ócc
| dob iad sin miana Máodhóg, BNnÉ 279 § 264. miann ngalar
the desire (appetite) of the sick, Laws iv 176.4 . mir mend (.i.
10mian mna torrcha) `the longed-for morsel', Laws i 174.32 ,
180.5 = m. ¤ meinn, v 486.12 . cen mír mein, R.I.A. 23 Q 6 p. 15b
( O'C. 1707 ). With obj. gen.: m. ¤ bíd, PH 6911. m. ¤ toli Dé do
chomalliud, 8037 . damm-anic-sea miand mannair ḟuirthi
a longing to destroy it, LL 230a26 ( TTr. 957 ). m. ¤ turaid gibe ar
15a ṁbeth whosoever may desire dry weather, Arch. iii 236 § 1.
da mbeith m. ¤ oinigh orrtha, Ir. Texts ii 105 § 16. gruaidh . . .
gan mhian a molta, PBocht 16 § 28. With prep.: m. ¤ imm
ṡalond a wish for salt, IT i 43.12 . le grádh 's le m. ¤ don Osgur,
Oss. vi 18.8 . m. ¤ d'airgead, Hackett lvi 13. an m. ¤ do bhí ar
20I. ré bás d'fhaghbháil, TSh. 6065. flaith gá dtarla a mhian do
mhnaoi whose desire fell on a woman, PBocht 125 § 21. do
mharbadh a mhiana its lust (of the body), 102 § 28 , cf. ar
marbhadh na méinne, 56 § 5.
is m. ¤ limm I like, desire: co ra[b] m. ¤ leis in nádúir maith do
25dénum, PH 7394. ba mh. ¤ liom-sa go gcluinnfinn an ceól, Oss.
vi 42.5 . ba m. ¤ ris a cur uadha, Matth. i 19. ni thuigim créud
as m. ¤ leis san trisd sin I do not understand what he means by
this (word) curse
, Rule of Tall. § 106.
do m. ¤ with the desire (intent) of, in order to: do mharb
30[Irúath] an macraid, do m. ¤ Mac Dé do chur docum báis,
Maund. § 82. do mh. ¤ an eimheltais do seachna to avoid pro-
lixity
, BNnÉ 274 § 250.
Compds. ar mhíanbruith na colna (= carnis luxuriam),
TSh. 10413 ; 7886 , 8037 . mianglacadh eager grasp , MR 238.3 .
35See also míangus.
Cf. 2 méin (prob. orig. same word).