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mín i,adj. (a) smooth,level, of surfaces; commonly of land,
often approaching the sense ofarableorfertile .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 assubst. levelor
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. mínluathbelow).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. ¤
quamind 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 frommin, 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., seemin,
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 meiccmíngarta! 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 asmooth
scabbard , CCath. 4693.
(b) with adj., formingdwanda-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 smoothandflowery(?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.).

minabur xseeminúr.

minach n o,m., entrails(coll.): m. ¤ an mhairt, IGT Dec. ex. 1189.
35 do nígh an mionach . . . a n-uisce, Levit. viii 21 ,cf. Exod.
xxix 13 , Numb. v 22. ?cú minaig a dog that eats offal(?):
srublingi con minaig .i. . . . in chon doní minigecht re henaib
┐ re huanaib, Laws iii 416.7 ; Atkinson suggests above word
ormindech q.v. cu minaige, cu éisse doní minaidhecht re éna,
40 Eg. 88,f. 41c ( O'C. 2510 ).

minaigecht n f. Laws iii 416.7 Comm. (minigecht), where it is
transld. ` small attacks ';minaidhecht, Eg. 88,f. 41c (seeminach
for citations). An abstr. formed fromminachor frommin-
aigid
, = eviscerationortearing asunder ?

45 minaigid v g. (min) (a) breaks,shatters,comminutes: pret. pass.
?rumina[ige]d, gl.crepuit . . . et diffusa sunt viscera eius,
Ardm. 171a2 = Thes. i 496.34 (reading doubtful, see p. 725 ).
ra minaig beirn made a breach, TBC 5138 =ro bris, St.ro
minaig in demun in hidal, PH 2082. dēta ho mínigther na
50biada, 6818 .co ro mínaiged a cnáma, Mer. Uil. 36. do
mionaighte lestar an loma, BNnÉ 318 § 11. dá mionui-
gheadh crann críon fa n-a chosaibh if he broke, Keat. ii 5213.
minaigid cath=brisid c.:is iat ro minaigh gach cath roim
in righ who won every battle for the king, LL 386b51 .da
55minaigh cath 'ga chosnamh, Arch. iii 245 § 25. a móid nar
mhionaigh a chrábhadh diminished , PBocht 33 § 18. With
omission of obj.:glac nar minaid ar miche[i]ll`made no sense-
less havoc
', Met. Dinds. iii 362.104 ;cf. slat do minaid ar
mōrdāim`who crushed a mighty band', ib. 92 .
60(b)intrans.is broken,shattered(rare): as beg nachar min-
aideadar a chnamha, ZCP i 128.11 .do ḟoslaicedar na dorais
'n-a n-aenur ┐ da minaichedar a ṅglais, YBL 151b34 .do
mhinaigh in cath . . . ar Lir the battle was broken on L., Acall.
1816.
65 vn. minugud:fuair an cloch arna m. ¤ , ZCP xiii 173.13 .
briscbruar na n-arm . . . ic a mbrudh ┐ ic a minugudh, CCath.
5918. iar na minugad(of woad-plant), Laws ii 374.2 Comm.
iar mhiniugud, Lism. L. 4182. Demolishing(a building,etc.):
ar mionachadh na cathrach, BNnÉ 322.7 =mbrisedh, St.

70 mínaigid xseemínigid.

1 minbach n[o,m.] (min+vn.ofbong-`breaks')lit. what isbroken
small, hence coll.detritus,fragments,small things: ar loscad a
minbaig ┐ a hoc-crund underwood(of a forest), Cog. 198.26 =
a mionbach ┐ a hócc-chroinn, 262.25 . Seemenbach.

75 2 minbach n name of aplant , seeminmach.

mi(o)nca xseemence.

mincecht n ā,f., (late abstr. frommenic) frequency: gach min-
ceacht [mincav.l.] do mharbhas Iubhul . . . as i in menca sin
. . . do dhiglas fuil Crist as often as I slew a Jew, so often did I
80avenge
, ITS xix 86.7 .í dá minceacht do mholfainn however
often I might praise her
, A. Ó Dálaigh xi 11. ni fes ca mincacht
how often , Rosa Angl. 144.4 .

mincigidir v g. dep. (menic) becomes frequent: pret. rominci-
gestar , gl.increbruit, Ml. 36a40 .Cf. menicnigid.

85 1 mind(minn) n o,n.andm. n s. mindn-abstalacte, Wb. 20d6 .
(with art.)am. ¤ , Thes. i 491.28 .aṁmind-sa, Fel. Dec. 18.
m. ¤ n-óir, TBC 1557. n p. mínd, Ml. 18d14 .a p. innamínd ,
Thes. ii 29.29 . For quality of final consonants, see Auraic.
4395 : mindiphin and(i.e.Ogham io).miond(mionn),pl.
mind,mionna(anomalous), IGT Dec. § 60.
5(a)adistinguishing badgeoremblemofhonourorrank ,esp.
one worn on the head,acrown,diadem ,etc.: gl.insigne,
insignia, Ml. 18d14 , 25d8 , 35d16 , 129c5 , Bcr. 41c1 ;stigmata,
Wb. 20d6 ;diadema, Tur. 95 ( Thes. i 491 ).m. ¤ . . .a mund[i]tia
.i. on gloine, Corm. Y 900. m. ¤ n-óir budi in folt fordatuigither,
10 FB 45. m. ¤ doberar for cend miled(gl.bratium), O'Mulc. 123.
barrin .i. m. ¤ cind, Aen. 1587 (=tiaras, Virg. Aen. vii 247 ).
Worn by kings:stuag . . . os chind ind ordnide . . . amal m. ¤
ríg, FA 8. adchondairc na riga . . . oc gabail a m. ¤ for a cennai,
TBC² 3464. dia mberad a m. ¤ oir do chind na rigna, LU 4224.
15 m. ¤ rígda, PH 2118. By druids or sages:tri druide . . . co
minnaib airgid (for a g[c]ennaib, Eg.), RC xxiv 144.7 . Anecd.
ii 79.12 .is tre fir flaitheman rosaig cech dān mochtaide m. ¤
suithe, ZCP xi 93 § 24 (perh.fig. apex of knowledge). By
soldiers:a scabail fona minnaib sliptha soradhaircc`their
20helmets under their diadems
' (?crests), Marco P. 61. ro bean
a m. ¤ catha dia chind helmet(?), D IV 2,67rb10 .um armaib ┐
um mórminnaib` crests ', Caithr. Thoirdh. 41.21 .Of other
insignia: a dō secht ṅdeich . . . tuidmide dronmind dergóir
(of bells on high priest's robe), SR 4506. minn duirn, Anecd.
25 iii 307 § 20. claideb . . . ba m. ¤ rígraide Inse Fáil, Met. Dinds.
iii 122 (cf. 2 mind).m. ¤ do luir for a chend alaurel-wreath ,
Aen. 1027. Cf. Eochu. . . dofeid (.i. aisnéidh) fianna fo minn-
aib (.i. arraib), LL 393a53 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 22 § 1 , where
Meyer explainshe leads warrior-bands under crowns(an allu-
30sion to winning the kingship); the gl. in LL seems = soldiers'
pay(?sureties,oaths ,cf. d).
(b)ahalidomorvenerated object ,esp.something connected
with a saint; freq. in religious lit.mo chros . . . minn co
mbloidh, ZCP x 342.4 .scrin Coluimcille ┐ a minna olchena,
35 AU 877. minda Colaim Chille .i. Clog na righ ┐ an Chuilebaidh
┐ in da soscéla, RC xviii 12.26 (Tig.).na seacht mionna
battar . . . ag Maodhóg . . . .i. an Bhrec ┐ an Bhachall Bran-
duibh,etc., BNnÉ 244 § 195. ceall co minnaib, Laws v 222.17
Comm. do chumhdach minn ┐ mainisdrech, Lism.L. 872.
40 airdmhionn Connacht .i. an Buacach Patraig chief halidom,
FM iv 790.4 .gan leabhair náid mionna i reighléis, Keat. iii
2767 . Such halidoms were frequently used for taking oaths
on and making compacts, see Plummer, VSH p. cv and n. 9
ib. iar comlugi fo minnaib Brigti ┐ Caemgin, LL 32a19
45(scribal note above line).m. ¤ cotaig(of a bell used for swearing
a covenant), BColm. 26.21 .
(c) transf. of persons, commonly used of heroes, kings,
saints:Moisi minn os betha barc, SR 3865. ar m. ¤ n-axal`our
diadem of colloquies
' (of Colum C.), ACC 82 ( RC xx 266 ).mál
50m. ¤ mór(of the druid Cathbad), IT i 68.16 .epscop Mel m. ¤ rígi,
Fél. Feb. 6. Feb. 12. Mar. 29. m. ¤ slúaig(of Bress), Met.
Dinds. iii 218.23 .m. ¤ teglaigh ┐ sloigh, Fian. 6.9 .m. ¤ amra
i[a]rthair domain, Cog. 30.16 .fuair-sum olc dia Mairt in m. ¤
the hero himself met with disaster on Tuesday(?), Ériu v 246.
55241 .a Muire, a m. ¤ mormaisech, Ériu i 122.12 .a Mhíchéil mo
mhionn! A. Ó Dálaigh xxxii 11. m. ¤ .i. uasal no suí, O'Dav.
1220. Of things:celebrad cóir . . . is m. ¤ cach muid mōir the
crown of every great work
, Ériu i 64.1 . Folld. by defining gen.:
mionn sgine a treasure of a blade, TD 33.2 .mionn saltrach
60 aprecious psalter , Gofraidh Fionn iii 14 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ).
minn sbuir, Ir. Review 1912 p. 471 § 6 . With gen. in certain
stereotyped phrases:ba m. ¤ mbetha(of a flock of sheep),
Anecd. i 57 § 58. ba m. ¤ craidi doib the darling of their hearts,
BB 436b32 .ba m. ¤ súla sloigh thecynosure , Acall. 147 (of a
65 drinking-horn).mionn súla(of a weapon), TD 33.5 .mionn
súl áille gach ubhaill, Gofraidh Fionn v 20 .
(d)anoath,vow , use arising from custom of swearing on
halidoms; in earlier exx. the word refers rather to the halidom
itself than the oath, but in time comes to mean `oath' in
70general; both senses are combined in follg. ex.:do ṡín . . . a
lámh amach . . . do thabhairt na mionn ┐ níor ḟéad se a
chrobh do druid fa na mionnaibh, Ériu v 98.6 .amail . . .
dobertha mionna riu, ib. 140 § 130 .iar sarughudh . . . a
mhind dó after he had violated his oath, AU ii 138.4 .tucatar
75cuir ┐ minda dó air sin`sureties and oaths', BCC § 256. tug rí
Frangc a minna fon ændia cumachtach, ZCP vi 34.17 .minic
dobheirim re bréig mionna an leabhair I swear falsely by the
book
, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxix 10. mo chéad-aingeal liom gach
laoi | mionn nach caoi éadaingean í`I swear it is(?a surety
80that it is) no unsafe way
', xx 15 .dobheara mhionna shall
swear
, Isa. iii 7. do ben minna da ṡiair fa marbad uile he made
his sister swear to kill them all
, Maund. 82. Content. xvi 169.
amail no betais d'áen-mindaibh(i.e. as if they had conspired
together
), Expug. Hib. § 83. aingil nó naoimh do luighe mar
85mhiond, Carswell 219. mionna(defined as calling God to
witness that one has spoken truth), Luc. Fid. 98.3 .
Compds. ¤ rí acrowned king: saighfidh mindrígha, Lism.L.
2808. With adj.:míl ¤ nár, SR 1210 (leg. mín-nár?).
Mainchin ¤ bán` fair-diademed' (?), Gorm. Jan. 13. tocbail
croiche caemh-Crist | in meirge moir ¤ glain, ib. Sep. 14.
5 Muchius ¤ noem, June 15 .