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1 min adj o, ā. The final consonant is non-palatal: min, beg,
iphin and; min arba immorro idedh [= idad] and (i.e. min
`small' contains the vowel io, m. ¤ `flour' the vowel i), Auraic.
70 4395 ; in late Mid. and Mod.Ir. mion, except in compds.
before a follg. palatal vowel. Compar. miniu, Thes. ii 254.14 .
Small (of size and quantity), minute, fine; petty, trivial .
I As declinable adj. with pred. or subst.: ce fodailter ni bes
miniu although something less is distributed, Thes. ii 254.14
75( Stowe Miss. 65b ). pl. mina tairberta `small givers' (lit. small
in giving
), Tec. Corm. § 16.71 . robo min é, robo mor whether
(the supply) was small or great, ZCP vii 304 § 11. ba maith a
eneach mór mion `in great things and small', A. Ó Dálaigh lv
25 . uir m. ¤ fine clay, Laws iii 296.16 Comm. (= mín?). cu
80mbat minai a cnamhæ shattered, pulverized , RC xii 88.4 .
bruara mina menbaighthe, CCath. 3632. gombtar miona
mionbhrúite, FM vi 1982.3 . iter a troigthib mine, RC xxiv
200.3 . dorónad slóig mhina ┐ buidne becai do morshlogaib,
Alex. 281. do galaib mina menici petty and frequent conflicts,
85 Cog. 60 y . aonach nar m. ¤ no mean gathering, BNnÉ 144.32 .
níor bháigh mion, Ériu i 98 x . bronnadh mion mór (= small
but precious), PBocht 7 § 15. ní díth mion, Keat. Poems
1025. is mion súil is dubhach 'na dheoidh sin rare is the eye,
172 . As epithet of endearment: a bhráthair mhion do mhór-
Dia, PBocht 127 § 42. As subst.: gidh mion dogénainn
5 though little I might do, BNnÉ 179 § 35. nis diolfa min mor-
tnuth `little will not pay for great jealousy' (i.e. illicit desire),
Leb. Gab. i 28.23 . Adv. innis co mmin tell it in detail, CCath.
2892. do siredar na hára co m. ¤ minutely , ZCP xiii 245.14 .
II In compds.: (a) with subst., oft. oppd. to a compd. with
10 mór. ¤ aba f. a petty river: mo muir-si os na mionaibhnibh,
ZCP viii 221 § 45. ¤ áige: co ro scor i mminagib small pieces
(lit. joints), LU 6721 = in minaigib, TBC² 2180. ¤ airbe: m.
cerd `art of small poems', RC xxvi 24 § 83 (.i. aiste beca, LL
187b19 ). ¤ aís tender age, minority: an mac do bheith 'na
15mhionaois, Keat. i 68.2 . ? ¤ arán: miach minaráin ` flour-
cakes ', Aisl. MC 45.11 . fogebed a sháith min-aráin ` small
(? broken) bread ', 53.17 ; perh. = min (men) flour. ¤ ascid f.
a petty gift: mo menma ba minascaid | is co Crist foscer, LL
47a48 . ¤ bruar small fragments (coll.), TBC 1118. Aen. 156.
20 mionbhruar, Buile S. § 41 . Also ¤ bruan, TBC 756 , 1084 , 1091 ,
1121 . mionbhrughadh (= contritio), MacAingil 5.5 ¤ chaingen
f.: mincaingne trivial matters , CCath. 4064. ¤ chásc f. little
Easter, Low Sunday: minchasc, gl. octavarum paschae, Thes. ii
29.37 ( BCr. 43b3 ). domnach mincasc, Ériu iii 144 § 17. no
25ceilebrad in cáisc mór . . . no ceilebrad in mincaisc, Trip.
104.21 . cáiscc . . . ┐ mincáiscc, FM ii 596. ¤ chaislén, FM iii
100.24 (oppd. to mór-). ¤ chirrad mincing: of mastication,
Aisl. MC 93.27 . ¤ chloch: do minchlochaib, RC xiii 68
§ 72 . ¤ choibse f. confession of minor sins: i rreir na riagla
30minchoibsena, Rule of Céli Dé § 37. ¤ chomairt, Buile S.
82 § 41 (see -scomart). ¤ chombach fragments (coll.): ro
brised a luirgne co mba m., LB 151b44 . ¤ chrann small
wood, chips: dairge . . . arna diansgailed a m., RC xxi 400.12 .
¤ chuil f. a small fly, midge: a mhairbhthene mhinchuile!
35 IT iii 102 § 186. ni moo beitís minchuile flaithi síl Adhaimh
occa not greater than flies, FM i 524.21 . ¤ chuileóg f. id.: cioth
mionchuileóg, MacAingil 70.16 . ¤ chúis f. a trifling matter?
in fet[h]al (.i. m.) coisecartha, Lism.L. 2463 ; leg. minnchúis
relic-case (cúis <cabhsa, cabsa = Lat. capsa)? Plummer (MS.
40notes). ¤ dál f. ` small assembly ', Gorm. Aug. 25. ¤ dām
` petty troop ', ib. Oct. 10. ¤ deascad fína fine wine-lees , O'Gr.
Cat. 180.11. ¤ druimne: cona mindruimnib mineccair do
snath óir minute ridges, CCath. 4960. ¤ duine, in pl. ¤ doíni
small folk, inferior people (? children): mnaa ┐ meicc ┐ min-
45doene, TBC 6198 , cf. 2701 , 6202 . coin ┐ mindaine in baile,
Moling § 21. mná ┐ miondaoíne an bhaile `common people',
Ériu v 76.12 . FM vi 1848.13 . ¤ ecor minute work, ornamen-
tation: co mineccur oir, CCath. 5284 , cf. 4960 . Cf. mín-e.
¤ eclas f. a small church: fer gráid di mindecailsib [sic MS.]
50. . . cenmotát móreclaisi, Ériu i 220.1 . ¤ én a small bird: ní
facbhait m. na oissin, Acall. 6283. ealta minen ag teithed
roim seabac, CF 684. Name of a plant: minen Muiri, Arch. i
333.10 (cf. mionán Muire ` meadow saxifrage ', Hog. Luibh. ).
a mhinen na conaire | at millsi gach luibh, Buile S. 64.17 .
55 ¤ fáith a minor prophet: iiii primfaith ┐ in da minfaith dec,
Hib. Min. 3.71 . ZCP iii 21.41 . ¤ féchad minute observation:
lucht a minfechta those who observed him closely, Aisl. Tund. 94
§ 3 = minfechsana, 121 . ¤ flaith a petty chief: mac minflatha,
BB 280b4 . ¤ fogail f. a minor offence: a minfogla ┐ a mor-
60fogla, Laws iii 292.7 . ¤ gait a petty theft: pl. mingata , O'Dav.
1466. ¤ gerred cutting small, mincing: cnaib do mh. , Marco
P. § 145. ¤ glais f. a rivulet: tond romara bāides minglaissi,
TBC² 3215. ¤ gustal small means; a small article or utensil:
fointreb in tighi (.i. na mingustail do bít isin tig), Arch. iii 8
65§ 5 . ¤ iasc a small fish: Corm. Y 955. fa murbruchtaib . . .
minéisc, MR 248.12 . ¤ iascach (coll.) small fish, small fry: is
dobrán re m., ZCP vi 268.7 . ¤ lestar a small vessel , see Laws
i 134.6 . do mindlestraib na cerdcha, iii 192.1 . ¤ long f. a
small ship, boat: pl. minlonga, CCath. 1939. ¤ maín f.: ni
70āirmhim minmhauine minor treasures, Anecd. ii 58.17 . ¤ mír
a little bit, morsel: a p. minmírend , FB 86. ¤ peccad a venial
sin: a p. minpeccthu , Wb. 8d2 . du minpecthib, Ml. 33d12 .
idir mhinpheacadh ┐ morpheacadh, Eochairsg. 76.29 . ¤ ponc
a trifling point or matter: is minphongc ┐ is nefní, LB 157a31 .
75 ¤ rann f. (a) a small part: do minrannaib minor parts (of
speech
), Sg. 212a2 . (as o, m.) minrainn beca an nēil, ITS xiv
150 x . (b) as vn., (-roinn) division into small parts: doghéan
mionroinn ar an Mídhe, Keat. i 112.2 . ag mionroinn mo raith
dividing my goods, IGT Dec. ex. 902. ¤ rétlu f. a small star:
80 sruth minrétlann, LB 152a29 . ¤ rí a petty king: seacht min-
ríogha do Chruithneachaibh, Keat. iii 890. ¤ scannar a petty
skirmish: pl. minscainnre , MR 302.3 . ¤ scellic f. a small rock:
caisel . . . do minscellcib tanach blocks of cheese, Aisl. MC
69.17 ; 118.25 . ¤ scomart bits, fragments, hash (coll.): doring-
85ni . . . m. din charput, TBC 756. co nderna . . . minscomairt
dib, 1084 . ¤ scomartach f. id.: co ndernsat minscomartaig
. . . dia churp, TBC 2057. do minscomartaig oige allaid `fine
brawn of a deer
', Aisl. MC 91.19 . ¤ sét: minṡeóit Medba
` trinkets ', Met. Dinds. iii 464. ¤ slabrad: minslabraidh segda
chainlets , CCath. 5279. ¤ sruth a small stream: ro fodlaiset
5in sruth i minsrothu, Rawl. 74b8 . CCath. 2384. ¤ tech:
amail mintighi im rightheach, CCath. 5319. ¤ tellach a
small hearth (sign of inhospitality); as alleg. npr. m.: mac
Mintelaig, Anecd. ii 49.15 . ¤ ugdar: minughdair minor
authors , Auraic. 58.
10(b) with adj. (esp. those formed from nouns, or participial):
¤ airbech small-ribbed, puny? aithesc meicc minairbeich,
Ériu iv 104.3 . ¤ brecc: cu minbrec finely spotted , Death-tales
28 § 11. ¤ brúithte crushed small: míre mionbruithte, Keat.
ii 3052. FM vi 1982.3 . ¤ delgnach: motharmhuine móir-
15dreasa mindeilgneach with fine thorns, Buile S. 24.1 . ¤ garg:
Parthi . . . arda | Persa is Meda mingarga, Rawl. 77b42 short
of stature but truculent
?). ¤ súilech weak-eyed ; mintsuilech,
gl. luscus, Ir. Gl. 430.
(c) rarely with vb.: ¤ bris(s)id pulverizes, smashes , ITS
20 xiv 150.31 . ¤ brúighid crushes small: do mhionbhrúigh [an
iomáigh], 2 Chron. xv 16. ¤ glanaid: ra minglanta a cuirp
`were minutely cleansed', CRR 24. ¤ briscaid: (intrans.) gur
minbrisg maidm mórfairsing ar gach áird do na hairechtaib
(= they were utterly broken up and dispersed), Caithr.
25Thoirdh. 80.4 .

2 min n flour see men.

mín i, adj. (a) smooth, level, of surfaces; commonly of land,
often approaching the sense of arable or fertile . di Moisten
míne mrugaib of the marches of smooth Moistiu, Thes. ii 295.5
30( SP v 2 ). Egipt maith mór mín, LL 136a2 . mo ṡlán dá
maghaibh míne, Keat. Poems 17. Often as subst. level or
arable land: de m. ¤ Maige Aí, TBC 107 , cf. TBC² 1632. do m. ¤
Muman, Acall. 5400. i mmin nAiche, ZCP viii 310.2 . min
tire, Laws ii 12.24 , glossed .i. curub tir ethimh arable land, ib.
35 26 . do min tire tri mecon, 238.18 . noí immaire . . . a noí do
móin ┐ a noí do mín ┐ a nói do chaill, LHy. i 25.6 . edhbrait
damh a ttír | eter m. ¤ is fráoch, Misc. Hag. Hib. 35.24 . Of
rivers, etc., smooth, calm: anfadh . . . ar chuantaibh míne,
Keat. Poems 1511. céile Feoire móire míne, 911 . clúmh m. ¤
40`soft verdure', Gofraidh Fionn ii § 1 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ). blá[i]th
mín reidh ` smooth ', Eg. Gl. 68.
(b) in moral sense, of persons, conduct, etc., self-restrained,
gentle, placid, courteous, docile: ni fuair a samail di rig | eter
min ocus anmin, SC 37. muinter bláith ro-mín, FA 12. in-
45genai míne, Aisl. MC 47.6 . Cog. 78.23 . óenmac Maire míni,
RC xvi 382.19 . Tomás m. ¤ , Keat. Poems 1098. Goill co mín
o a ceim cagaid subdued, tame , Ir. Texts ii 21 § 37. ba m. ¤ cach
meisnech `tame', MR 216.12 . Marcil, m. ¤ a medar, Gorm.
Nov. 27. doní fiadhchapall don chapall mhín, TSh. 7450.
50 Compar. bá miniu ┐ bá lúathiu a n-imtecht, FB 20 ( easier,
freer ? cf. mínluath below). is hé rí as bláthem ┐ as mínem
. . . dodánic, BDD 102 (a) . is e bus míne fritso isin teaglach
`most civil', Ériu viii 156.11 . ar a druim is mine muir at its
smoothest
(: righe), Ir. Texts 99 § 21. Adv. co m. ¤ ┐ co cen-
55nais, PH 5829. ro airgestar Medb co m. ¤ | co dún Dáire 'n-ar
ṅdegthír, CRR 4 (`ravaged easily', Hogan ; ravaged the land
smooth
, leaving nothing standing?). ní maoidhte ar Bhrian
acht go m. ¤ `you should boast in a very restrained way', Content.
vi 199 , cf. 143 .
60(c) of food, digestible, palatable: is ferr lais . . . ind fit bec m. ¤
quam ind fit mór de tuari anmín `a small light pittance', Mon.
Tall. § 63. do dheochaibh milse míne, TSh. 562. deocha míne
meisceamla, Maguires of F. § 49.
(d) of sounds, soft: .ch. garbh . . . .ch. mín velar ch . . .
65 palatal ch, IGT Introd. § 48.
Compds. Freq. in composition, not always easily dis-
tinguishable from min, the sense `minute, fine' of the latter
passing into that of `smooth', `exquisite'. (a) with nouns:
¤ acallam: corab tétbind . . . a mínchomrad ┐ a minacallam
70 suave address, conversation , Aisl. MC 97.19 . ¤ chend: rind
ruisc a minchind `of his fine head', FM ii 870.12 . ¤ chomrad,
Aisl. MC 97.19 . ¤ ecor: sioball airgid . . . co míneagur óir
`neatly inlaid with gold', Buile S. 4.5 (mioneccor v.l., see min,
compds.). ¤ fer: pl. mínfir, Gorm. Oct. 24. ¤ foirb: ar min-
75foirbibh an mhuidhe, LL 410a16 = dar minoirbib in muige
`smooth surface', MR 176.16 . ¤ gaire: dligid mathair m. pious
filial care
, ZCP iv 468 § 4. mínghaire a mháthar dogníth se,
Coir Anm. 232. fer . . . cen mingaire ` undutiful ', Met. Dinds.
iv 340. ¤ gart: g s. a meicc míngarta! Ériu iv 108 § 69.
80 ¤ glór: muir . . . cen m. ` rude-voiced ', Met. Dinds. iv 234.
mínles mór mullaig Hérenn (of Tara), Ériu iv 92.2 . ¤ mála:
ina minmailgib `smooth eyebrows', BDD 2. ¤ mesrad: mín-
mesraid ┐ daim ┐ tuircc `choice fruit', Ériu iv 124.17 . ¤ muir,
Oss. iv 262.15 . ¤ riar f.: trén ele . . . atá ag gach rí do
85Laighnibh . . . ocus Maodhocc do mínréir `if M. be propitious
(? provided he yields docile obedience to M.), BNnÉ 259.8 ; cf.
251.6 . ¤ torad: fo mil fo m., LB 133a18 . mintruaill a smooth
scabbard , CCath. 4693.
(b) with adj., forming dwanda-compds. or with those
formed from nouns: ¤ adbal: ar magh mínadhbul, Acall.
5 1160. ¤ álaind: nónbur ban minalaind, Acall. 7413. ar na
macaibh mionnailli, RC xiv 28 § 7. go hEamhain mionálann
Macha, xxix 146 § 72 . espug mínbrethach, ZCP viii 215.26 .
gné mínchennais, PH 3563 , cf. 4812 . comairli mínchert, LL
209a32 . ¤ delbach: port Maodhócc míndealbaigh of gracious
10 form (aspect), BNnÉ 287.24 , cf. port M. míndelbdha , 288.2 .
¤ étrocht: i nEmain mínetrocht Macha, CRR 1. Maoisi . . .
minettrocht, Cog. 204.11 . ¤ find, Gorm. Mar. 21 (min-).
¤ gel: aenmac Eithne míngile, Acall. 6812. ¤ glan: mac
Moire mingloine, Fen. 98.12 . dā cris minglana mesraigthi (the
15temperate zones), MR 112.17 . ¤ gor: mac míngor docile and
dutiful
, Gorm. May 29. Mane Míngor, BDD 42 , cf. Cóir An.
232. frecra mingar moerdaide, LL 149b7 . ¤ luath: gadhair
a ndegaid míl mínluath muighi, Acall. 7388 ; `after swift and
gentle hares
', Stokes: of smooth and rapid course? cf. citation
20from FB 20 under (b) above. ¤ maith: meic mínmaithe,
Gorm. June 18. ¤ málla: mac Muire m., ZCP viii 210.7 .
¤ óc: Aed minog ` gentle, virginal ', Gorm. Sept. 22. muinter
mínóc, ib. Oct. 4. ¤ ráitech smooth-spoken, courteous: ben
minraitech, BB 427b4 . ¤ réid: a maigib minrédi, LL 233a26
25( TTr. 120 ). LB 123b32 . Maodocc m. `gentle M.', BNnÉ 262.20 .
¤ scothach smooth and flowery (? soft-flowering): isin maigin
minscathaigh, ZCP viii 562 § 12. mon tir . . . minscothaich
Erenn, Cog. 52.17 . ¤ seng: Meteill mínṡeng, Gorm. Jan. 24.
(c) rarely with vb.: co ra mínchendsaiged muir was made
30calm
, LL 219b14 (TTr.). dá mínḟéachtar maicne Luirc `if
one examines the race of L.
', Content. xxix 34 (cf. minféchad
s.v. min, compds.).