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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 .