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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 .

midbadach adj o, ā. belonging tothe class of `fer midbad': rāidem
fēne fírfodlaib . . . midbothaig, trí ocairig, trí bo-airig buain,
ZCP v 499 § 6. ben mbidbodaig, Laws ii 380.6 Comm.

midbaid xseemidbad.

30 midbolc xsee3 mid.

midbotha,-ch xseemidbad,-ach.

midchlais(-chlas?): n bla miand midclais (.i. slan donti claides
an mēin asa medonclais), Laws iii 202.16 , 17 ; acc. to the gloss
middle trench .bla mēin midclais .i. slan don miandaigh inni
35claides a mian`the exemption of the gratification of desire,i.e.
the longing woman is exempt (in eating) what subdues her
desire
', 204.8 , 9 ; quoted by O'Dav. 1265 with gl.:midhclais
.i. boltanughadh . . . .i. cia teis tuth bracha i mbein torraig,
as though =midchlos.

40 midchlos n odour,fragrance? bolud ┐ midclos inna mblatha,
Ériu ii 128 § 92. a bolad ┐ a midchlos, 118 § 52 . See also
midchlais.

midchuairt n f. `mid-court', acentral courtorhallin a dwelling,
generally used forbanquets , also calledtechmidchuarta ;
45prob. a compd. of3 mid, RC v 257 (of1 mid`mead-court',
acc. to O'Curry, Mann. and Cust. iii index , a view adopted
by Zimmer).miodhchuairt .i. meadhonchuairt, O'Cl. asrenar
eneclann cach prim-persaind asa m. ¤ , Laws i 164.25 Comm.
i mm. ¤ mo thige, Fél. Ep. 94 (glossed:i medonchuairt, Laud
50610).dogen[ad] failte fri cach n-óen it' m. ¤ már, RC xxv 22
§ 4 .co mannaib moraib midchuarda medardæ, ZCP xi 93
§ 28 .tech midchúarda(of Bruiden Dá Derga), BDD 87. for
tellach taige . . . medraig midchuartai, Aisl. MC 87.11 (mid-
chuartai[g], Meyer).Esp. of thebanqueting-hallofTara:
55 sudigud Tige Midchúarta, FB 2. Ériu iv 128.13 .

midchuine n f.(Lat.medicina, RC xii 466 ) medicine: bēra m. ¤
latt . . . d'icc do galair, Aisl. MC 95.16 . Medical treatment:
midcuine techta oc na hardbeanar alt na feich, Laws v 486.10 ,
glossed.i. midchuine dobeir in liaigh dligthech, 488.4 .

60 1 mide n io,m., middle,centre , used in combination withmedón
in expressions of time:go m. ¤ medoin laí, TBC 3560 ,cf. 3774 .
co tainic midi medoin lae, Acall. 1803 n .uair midi medon-
[láe], 6738 n. i mmidi medon-lae, CCath. 848.

2 Mide pn io,m., (same as preceding?) Meath, thecentral province
65ofIreland , used originally to designate the hill ofUisnech
regarded as the central point of the island (qui . . . umbilicus
Hiberniae dicitur, Giraldus Cambr., Top. Hib. iii c. 4 ), RC
xxxvii 143. crích Mide, TBC 6191. telach Mide, AU 829.
i mMidiu, 713 .for Midhiu, 949 .a Midiu, Ériu iv 148 z .
70 tuatha Breagh ┐ Midhi ┐ Uisnigh, Acall. 83.

1 midech adj o, ā. belonging to Meath . Assubst. o,m. amanof
Meath: Midhech, IGT Dec. § 11.30 .pl. Midig, Connachtaig
. . . ocus Ultaig, Ériu i 132.65 .re Midhechu, Anecd. ii 21 § 14.
Asā,f. awomanofMeath: Midhech, IGT Dec. § 12.8 .Midhe-
75ach, § 18 .

2 midech adj o, ā(1 midor3 mid?)a nUisneach Midhi mighid`of
Meath of the mead
' (?of central M.), BR 22.6 =midhidh, BB
268a22 .

3 midech subst., see1 midach.

80 midem n m.Mid.Ir.vn.ofmidithir. (a) surveying,estimating:
ro gab ac m. ¤ ┐ ic mordescin, LL 263b8 = MU 12.23 .ac m. ¤ ┐
ac mórdescain ar in slúag, CRR 25. ac m. ¤ . . . int ṡloig, 27 .
re midium na cath, MR 198.11 . (b)ajudge(analogy ofbrith-
em
): oentaigid risin m. ¤ morbriattrach, fri Moysi, BB 241a46 .

85 midemain n f.late Mid.Ir.vn.ofmidithir. (a) judging: aingil
nime ic a forguill . . . Crist fén oc a m. ¤ (=Christus iudex), PH
5336. (b) contemplating,surveying(in order to form a judge-
ment);reconnoitring: ic midemuinna ndúl(of a druid), TBC
5490 St.oc midhemhain na nóeden, Moling § 8. gid fata
ro beth fer . . . ac mideamain na n-ingen sin, TTebe 733 .ic
5midhemain ┐ ic mordecsain for in longphort, CCath. 5429. do
midheamhain . . . an tíre ina thimchell, Hugh Roe 156.18
(fo. 42a) .do mhidheamain an tslóigh, FM iv 988.16 . (c)the
act ofreflecting;meditation: ag midheamhain ar ghuaisibh an
bháis, TSh. 9849. do tharbha na midhemhna so, Parrth.
10Anma 391.3 .pl. donímmidhemhanafada ar na pianaibh do
fhulaing Criosd, 426.11 .