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55 3 mid nin compds. mid-,middle,centre:used exceptionally as
absol., folld. by gen.:mac rig Muide mid samraid | fuair i fid
uaine ingin in midsummer, YBL 118a marg. inf.= Bruchst.
i § 161 .fo midh abunn, BLism. 176rb35 .
IWith adj. in primary sense, or occasionally in that of
60 middling,partially ,cf. mid .i. leth, O'Mulc. 821. ¤ garb:ós
brúachaib mara midgairb`of the rough mid-sea', Met. Dinds.
iv 222.2 (butcf. iii 368.38 quoted under1 mid). ¤ lán:is
midlán inbėr Linni Luachainne half-full , CRR 11. go dtárla
an mhuir . . . 'n-a mallmagh mhíodhlán swelling(?), ML 48.1 .
65 cloch dárbo midhlán a glac, Comp. CC 121.16 ( Med. & Mod.Ir.
Ser. iii ); 120.4 . ¤ lethan:carbad mór midhleathan` middle-
broad ', Todd Lect. iv 74 § 23. Name ofFinn's drinking-cup ,
Fianaig. 56.7 . ¤ oll:mōrarggain . . . Mide mid-uill`of great
central Meath
', Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 33 = LL 184a17 (=1 mid?).
70See alsomidṡeng,-thromm.
IIWith subst., corresponding to Engl. mid-. ¤ aís middle
age , generally of adolescence, period between childhood and
manhood:méidither cenn mic midhaísi, TBC p. 369 n. 14 .
tricha mac midaísi, IT iii 246.91 (LL),cf. ZCP viii 541.22 .co
75snāifitis maic midaísi foraibh, ZCP xi 62 § 5. ML 4.10 . ITS
v 180.2 .níor mhó ná mac miodhaoise, Duan. Finn i 47.10 .
Of the period of life between youth and old age:genus i
n-óide, creisine i mmidais, ettla fri hæs, LB 71 marg. inf.
ním creisineach miodhaoise, Studies 1931, 437 § 10 . ¤ bine:
80 ni m. ¤ insin no venial crime(?), LL 122b28 . ¤ bolg o,m.` middle
bag',belly: midhbolg aice cosmhuil re bolg sidhe, Lism.L.
2223. delbh duine . . . co m. ¤ umai, BB 487a34 .g s.in place-
name:Magh Midhbuilcc (Míbuilgv.l.), BNnÉ 284.14 . Asā,f.
stem:mac midbuilce mela`son of honey-bag', Aisl. MC 33.13
85=milbuilci, 123.36 . ¤ cuairt, see below. ¤ glenn n. acentral
glenorvalley, adepression: tar maige, tar midglinni, FB 47.
sétid maige midglinne, 50 . ¤ guala f. space betweentheshoulders:
ro gabastar . . . a chathbarr . . . dar a midguallib sechtair,
TBC 2535. ¤ lá n. midday: iar medón midlaí, LU 6338 , TBC
2474. ¤ lisse, see-ṡliss. ¤ medón m., strengthened form of
5 medón middle,centre: i midmedon in laei at the height of noon,
CCath. 3516. i midhmedón laoi, FM v 1778. go midhmhedón
erraigh, Hugh Roe 76.2 (fo. 20a) . ¤ nocht midnight: midnoct
nocturn , Thes. i 3.36 .iar midnocht, Aisl. MC 7.14 .hi míd-
nocht na cásc, PH 5009. teit di m. ¤ to midnight mass(on
10Easter Eve), Rule of Céli Dé § 13. do leigthi dochom an
mhiodnochta midnight mass, Rule of Tall. § 54. (Fig.)Colum
C. coinneal tōidhius teóra reachta . . . doréd midhnocht
maighne Erca, ZCP viii 197 § 11. ¤ ṡliss mid-side,mid-beam ;
in older lit. inpl. mid(ṡ)lisse, apparently of rafters or timbers
15in upper part of a room:nos-cuir i n-arda, co ranic midlisi in
tigi, FB 64. flesc . . . adcomced midlisse in tige, 55 .flesc
airgit . . . rosaiged midlissiu in taige, LL 248b42 = TBFr. 82
( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. v ).Ofseatrunning along one side of a
room: ro erb fair suidhe . . . for miodhslios na bruighne, Hugh
20Roe 230.31 (61b) .

1 midach n o,m., (a)amale horse, astallion: m. ¤ .i. mo d'echaib e
no maith-ech, Corm. Y 930. Mídach(name of a horse), Acall.
271. (asadj.)eachmidhachmerdana, CCath. 4733. g p. for
heocurbelaibh na n-ech . . . ┐ namidachmórmongach, 4959 .
25 TBC 5622 St. (b)met.a champion,strong man,warrior:
midech .i. láidir nó calma, IT iii 276. midhach .i. calma,
O'Dav. 1206. m. ¤ na mocháirgi champion of the early herd(of
a bull), IT iii 246.93 (LL).m. ¤ Maige Fíne, LL 45a40 ( RC xxxvi
262 § 7 ).m. ¤ mear-maidmech, MR 224.18 .mac H. . . . midhach
30gan esbadh, AU ii 468.24 .pl. friscichsetmidaigmorfhlathe,
RC xxvi 36 § 178 (glossed:móra no miadacha, LL 188a59 ).
ger mear bhar mioghaidh [= miodhaigh] 'n-a dháil, Duan.
Finn i 4.16 . ? Asadj. g s f.:do thig na mnámídige `valiant',
Met. Dinds. iii 56.30 (perh. =Midech`belonging to Meath',
35see note).

2 midach n o,m., (< Lat.medicus)aphysician: m. ¤ . . .ab eo quod
est medicus.i. liaigh, Corm. Y 889. m. ¤ techta (sic leg.) . . . m. ¤
etechta a qualified (unqualified) physician, Laws iii 320.25
Comm. fuil midaig techta (.i. fuil ferus in liadh dligthech),
40 v 142.7 , 146.13 ,cf. O'Dav. 179 (midhigh), 286 (medhaigh).
mēr midaig the third finger(digitus medicinalis), Laws iii 350.29 .
miodach ice leech of healing(kenningfor `getal', thebroomor
letter ng ), Auraic. 4289 ; also called:etiud midach, 5584 ;cf.
Anecd. iii 43.19 ; 44.19 .
45 Cf. deoch midaig(chev.), Ann. Conn. 1368 § 2.

midachda adj io, iā(1 midach) likeorbefittingachampion: i n-aith-
fegad innill ┐ écoisc . . . merrdha midachdha na miled, MR
216.13 .

? midáid n part of the body of an animal: o médi co midáid from
50neck to
rump (? of a bull), IT iii 246.92 (LL).

midaige n m. name of a medicinalplant: morella .i. midaighe, C.
IV 2,30ra 4 .sugh mighaidhi(= Fr.suc de ment[h]e; pepper-
mint ?), O'Gr. Cat. 215.34. sugh midhuidhi, Rosa Angl. 290 y
(`belladonna' vocab.).salutrom [leg.solatrum] .i. midhoighi,
55 Arch. i 328.98 .caoru an midhoighi, ib. 99 .

midal n m. flattery: miodal, O'R. Coneys .miodal` dissembling ',
Eg. Gl. 90.

midba(e) n io,n.(3 mid+vn.ofben-`cuts, strikes')lit.middle
cut , hence (acc. to Plummer, MS. notes)anaverage ,cf.Germ.
60 Durchschnitt.cach mes cach tomus olcena is a midbu miter
.i. is ondi tara mbi int eibe meodanach .i. in grainne a mesem-
naigther e; eipe .i. grainne mas fir damsa, O'Dav. 1244 ;every
estimate and every measurement, it is according to the average
that it is measured
,i.e. from the point across which the middle
65cut goes
;i.e. the grain by which it is measured (must be of this
average size
);so that `eipe' means grain, if I am not mistaken
(Plummer).mid .i. leth .i. midbae .i. graine; midbae dino .i.
leth-ben no leth-uagh, fo bith in toraind bis iter indala ben de
┐ in mben n-aile`midbae'then a half-end[benn]or a half-whole,
70because of the mark (division) which there is between it and the
other end
(Plummer), H. 3.18 p. 72 ( O'C. 113 ); the same gl. is
given ib. p. 636 ( O'C. 1412 ) and O'Mulc. 822 , 823 (which should
go together). The glossators' explanation as `grain' seems to
be an error.Cf.also:midba bretha, Laws i 26.3 (title of a
75law-tract;the `juste milieu' of judgement, Plummer notes), and
seemidbachandmidbad.

midbac n o,m., (3 mid+bac`bend, angle') partof thebody, the
smallof theback: dobert . . . beim . . . dait hi midbach do
droma, TBC² 2499. g s. benfat sgis cos ┐ lám ┐midbacdroma
80uaibh, RC xiv 36.5 .

midbach n o,m., nameof a kind ofbarley ?m. ¤ .i. eorna na n-ēn . . .
nó maeth-eorna na n-innsiut est: grainne midbaigh do aire
ard, O'Dav. 1213. Cf. midba.

midbad(-ba,-baid,-botha) n alegal termoccurring in the
85termfer m. ¤ given to amemberof alow classoffreeman,
appar. ayoung man notyetpossessedofhereditary land , his
father being alive (Thurneysen, ZCP xiv 343 , 361 ,cf. MacNeill,
Law of Status 277 n. 1 ;MacNeill,ib. 283 n. 1 , explains asfer
midboth`abetween-house man', `aman of mid-cottages',
fromboth`booth, cabin').is e bēs foloing fer midbad, Laws
5 ii 258.18 .saeiri fir m. ¤ , v 106.18 .cadeat grad tuaithi? Fer
midba, bo-aire,etc., iv 298.12 (Crith Gabl.) =fer midbotha,
ib. 17 .fer midhbadh(grade of the Féne corresponding to
fochlach in grades of poets), 354.21 .ōtā fer miudbu co righ,
ii 146.10 Comm. (extremes of rank).cema he righ Ereann ┐
10in fear mbidhbaid, H. 3.18 p. 218ab ( O'C. 388 ),cf. Laws v
42.23 .ōna teora fearuibh midbuidh`the three lowest grades',
Laws ii 152.12 Comm. na tri fir midba, a tri n-eineclann,
H. 3.18 p. 177b ( O'C. 322 ); the three classes offer m. ¤ , acc. to
this passage, were aged respectively 14, 20, and 30,cf. Laws
15 iv 300. Possibly (as suggested by Plummer) identical or con-
nected withmidba;fer m. ¤ `anaverage man ', from whom the
grades were reckoned upwards.
Cf.further:immat buar. terc ass. midhbuidh tromm in
gach tír(signs of degenerate times) `dependants burdensome',
20 SG 80.9 =mi[d]bhaid, Lism. L. p. xxvi (= B. of Lism. 29a2 ),
where Stokes quotes P. O'C. :miodhbhaidh .i. eineachlann
`a mulct or fine';cf. miodbhaidh .i. eineaclann honour-price ,
O'Cl. , a gloss perh. due to misunderstanding of a passage like
that from H. 3.18,177b quoted above. The meaning above
25may be men of low standingorjuniors .