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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.).

minabur xsee minúr.

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
or mindech 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 (see minach
for citations). An abstr. formed from minach or from min-
aigid
, = evisceration or tearing 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 xsee mínigid.

1 minbach n[o, m.] (min + vn. of bong-`breaks') lit. what is broken
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 . See menbach.

75 2 minbach n name of a plant , see minmach.

mi(o)nca xsee mence.

mincecht n ā, f., (late abstr. from menic) frequency: gach min-
ceacht [minca v.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. ro minci-
gestar , gl. increbruit, Ml. 36a40 . Cf. menicnigid.

85 1 mind (minn) n o, n. and m. n s. mind n-abstalacte, Wb. 20d6 .
(with art.) a m. ¤ , Thes. i 491.28 . a ṁmind-sa, Fel. Dec. 18.
m. ¤ n-óir, TBC 1557. n p. mínd, Ml. 18d14 . a p. inna mínd ,
Thes. ii 29.29 . For quality of final consonants, see Auraic.
4395 : mind iphin and (i.e. Ogham io). miond (mionn), pl.
mind, mionna (anomalous), IGT Dec. § 60.
5(a) a distinguishing badge or emblem of honour or rank , esp.
one worn on the head, a crown, 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 a laurel-wreath ,
Aen. 1027. Cf. Eochu . . . dofeid (.i. aisnéidh) fianna fo minn-
aib (.i. arraib), LL 393a53 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 22 § 1 , where
Meyer explains he leads warrior-bands under crowns (an allu-
30sion to winning the kingship); the gl. in LL seems = soldiers'
pay (? sureties, oaths , cf. d).
(b) a halidom or venerated 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 a precious 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 the cynosure , 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) an oath, 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 a crowned 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 .