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míle n iā, f. (< Lat. pl. mīlia) a thousand . num(a) as numeral: a s.
75 corrici míli , Sg. 207b10 . n d. di míli déec, Wb. 15b1 . n p. deich
míli , 12d25 . trí [teora v.l.] míli . . . for fichit már míle (i.e.
23,000), Fél. Jan. 16. fiche [la] teoir míli, ib. Sept. 1. Later
míle is used alike for sing. and pl.; in Mod.Ir. mílte is used as
subst. in pl. Folld. by gen. or prep. DE: for dib milib ech, Ml.
80 43d1 . dá sé míle martar 12,000 martyrs, Fél. July 10 . mile
ndethach, Rawl. 132a52 . sé míle do míledaib co ndelbaib ech
┐ én, FA 8 (by Windisch expld. as six thousand thousands;
? six thousand warriors). cóic míli . . . ┐ deich cét in cach míli,
BDD 52 , cf. 58 . as míltibh Israel míle as gach éintreib,
85 Numb. xxxi 5. is fearr . . . ná na mílte d'ór, Psa. cxix 72.
Often used adverbially in d p., esp. in chevilles: mílib lá, SR
2491. mílib rann, 4967 . mílib scél, 5551 . is é sin [in] tech mór
mílib amus with thousands of hired soldiers, RC xv 283 (Dinds.
Tara). m. ¤ céimenn a thousand paces, i.e. a mile (= Lat. mille
passus): mile chemenn, Thes. i 6.12 . Laws iv 228.5 . én m. ¤
5cémend o Róim, PH 1916. sesca mormili . . . do chemendaib,
ZCP iii 18.37 . dí mhile ceimenn ó Dún na nGall, FM vi
1926.1 . Hence (b) a mile: amal bid míli on chathraig, SR
3554 , cf. 360 and 2712 . ní móu míli . . . ón chrois . . . co cill
F., Trip. 130.14 . ní dheachaidh eadh áenmhíle d'fearann the
10space of a mile
, FM v 1778.10 . ag dul uimhir airidhe do
míltibh, BCC § 299. (c) a district of a certain extent (cf. tricha
cét
), and by extension the ruler thereof: sé ríg thúsig a n-árim
ríg ┐ ocht míli déc a n-arim míli, LL 219b5 ( TTr. 173 ). (d) a
millennium: trian don miliu [sic] itām, ZCP ix 449.12 .

15 mílech n o, m., (orig. neut.? n s. mileach ndergoir, RC xxiv 143.17
= mílech derggoir, LL 248a32 ) a brooch: m. ¤ airgit inna brut,
BDD 75. milech oir, IT i 119.16 . mílec[h] iarnaide . . . ina
brut, Aisl. MC 9.27 . ticfa D. . . . co leind is co m. ¤ , Met. Dinds.
iii 152. cét milech ōrdatha, LL 51a21 . gu milechaib arccait
20for a ndōitib, ZCP iv 41.22 = miledhaib, LL 250b33 ( TBFr.
260 ). mileach .i. dealg, O'Cl. See Études Celt. iii 13 n. 2 .

mílechán n o, m., a small brooch: cēd mileachan ōrdhatha .i.
dealg, Mart. Don. xxxvi 12.

míleta adj io, iā. (2 míl) pertaining to or befitting a warrior, martial:
25 gleo ra-mileda, TBC 3494. léni míleta, 5188 . co barruachtar
a dondfúathroci m. ¤ , LU 6558 = milita, TBC² 2044. sciath
mileta, Cog. 74.17 . le murliagaibh mora mileta (of stones
used as missiles), ZCP vi 46.30 . oenchrann mileta ` stately ',
RC xxvi 138.19 . Of persons, soldierly, warlike: oclach . . .
30mormileta, Corm. Y 1059 ( Anecd. v 94.6 ). fodhmhoir milita,
Ériu iii 166 § 23. (compar.) mó ┐ miletu, feochru ┐ firdoilgi . . .
é, CCath. 759. adv. go meanmnach míleatu , Hackett xx 13.

míletacht n ā, f., the profession of a soldier and in wider sense
martial prowess: milaidecht, Auraic. 5801 (list of callings).
35 senoir iar cur a militachta de, Aen. 1077. ba mílid ar militacht,
Hib. Min. 65 § 3. a misnech ┐ a mileatacht, MR 314.19 .
dorattsat a milettacht ar miodhlachas, FM vi 2298.16 .

milethar n o, m., = mí-lethar bad leather? ba taichil mi-lethair
do chongbadh a charpat iochtarach `a strip of poor leather
40used to support his lower jaw
', Misc. Hag. Hib. 20.8 .

milgaibrin (? mil gaibrin) n name of a plant: mil gaibrin, gl.
filagus, Arch. i 327.69 . milghaibhrin (= filagus), R.I.A. 23 K
42, 436.3 . Cf. milghabhar ` honeysuckle ', Hog. Luibh.

milgetan (-gitan) n o, m., name of a joint or portion of meat
45assigned to certain classes in the banqueting-hall at Tara;
expld. Corm. Y 860 : m. ¤ .i. maol .i. molc[h]uiten .i .cuit Muil
dorsada Temro = milgitan, Corm. p. 28 ; similarly H. 3.18
p. 636c ( O'C. 1412 ): milgedan .i. . . . cuit Moil ar is e aighe
dobertha dó. In the plan of the hall of Tara in LL 29 the m. ¤
50appears distinct from the mael, and is assigned to the tuathait,
rannairi and iascairi, luamairi, rathbuigi and obraigi. milgi-
tan, Petrie, Ant. of Tara Hill 202.7 (YBL). n p. milgitáin,
203.14 .

? miliaig: n(in Laws Comm.) midlach .i. m. ¤ .i. midhellach .i.
55fer na ra gaib sealb, Laws iv 352.20 = H. 3.18 p. 16 ( O'C. 41 );
possibly g s. of mí-liach misery, misfortune .

milide (mil) I Adj. io,iā. honey-sweet, fragrant like honey;
delightful to the senses: cona mbolthaib milidib, SR 480. hi
flaith . . . móir min milidi, LU 2474 ( RC iv 256.10 ). muighi
60milidhi, Lism. L. 3856. betha bennachtach . . . mhilidhi, 3863 .
Cf. mescad gan mes m. ¤ (of a disastrous combat), Ériu viii 50
§ 55 (perhaps a double-entendre: without sweet fruit, i.e. results,
and without military judgement = *mílide<2 míl). II Subst.
a honey-pasture, place frequented by bees ? is geilt oengeoid, is
65m. ¤ oenbeich, Hib. Min. 66.11 . scor for m. ¤ `camping on pastures
of honey
', Liadain and Cur. 22.13 .

milis adj i. in Mid.Ir. mill- in oblique cases when syncope of the
follg. vowel occurs. Sweet; pleasing to the taste (generally of
taste, occas. of sound or smell): biada mílsi, Wb. 6c7 . cid m. ¤
70lip in mid mass, IT i 77.20 . biad m. ¤ , PH 2394. do mecnaib
remra millse, 519 . m. ¤ a deoch is a biad, Cog. 122.24 . Of
water, fresh (oppd. to salt): srotha téith-millsi, LU 10860 ( IT
i 133.3 ). uisge milis ┐ searbh, James iii 11 . Fig.: m. ¤ ainm . . .
Euangeli, Fél. July 13 . millse briathra ḟir thochmairc, LL
75 121 m. sup. m. ¤ teanga an Ghaedhealg, Keat. Poems 1. ag an
druing . . . ré n-ar m. ¤ briathra borba who relish, TSh. 1568.
ag labhradh go m. ¤ , PBocht 18 § 44. Equative: millsithir mil
sweet as honey, LB 131a37 . millsigthir mil, TBC 5471 St.
moighe mil[s]itir boludh mar blath fragrant as a blossom,
80 BNnÉ 78 § 150. Compar. millsiu féraib . . . is millsi na gach
fēr in fēr sin .i. in gort (kenning for letter g), Auraic. 5557.
créad is millse ná mil? Judges xiv 18. Sup. millsim feda
(kenning for letter io), Auraic. 5608.
Compds. ¤ briathrach sweet-worded, mellifluous, suave:
85 Milscothach .i. m., Anecd. ii 47. gur uo coīnchomráitech m.
forne na fēne re chéle, Fian. 64.4 . ¤ deoch, TSh. 8341.
¤ geind ( ¤ geing): an fiormaimeint 'sa mhilisgheing cíordhubh,
Keat. Poems 687 ; `sweet-wedge, the Galaxy or Milky Way?'
Vocab. ¤ ráitech: Maedócc m. of the sweet speech, Misc. Hag.
Hib. 109 § 28.