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70 mínigid v g. (mín) sometimes confounded with minaigid (<min).
(a) makes level or smooth in physical sense. Of reclaiming
land (cf. mín tíre): ro minigdis . . . sin comdis feranna fosta
firmaithe, Ériu viii 8.19 . le sirbualadh na tonn . . . snoighter
┐ minaiter [minighter v.l.] na clocha `are polished', ITS xiv
7534.30 (= minaigter?).
(b) assuages, tames, subdues: mínighidh an rigor (= rigores
mitigat), R.I.A. 23 K 42, 69.21 . mínigh fraoch anfaid an ḟir,
TD 15.50 (imp.). ná mínigh rinn do ro-ghus tame not your ire
against us
, Content. x 3. ní fhuil . . . ní is mó mhínigheas an
80duine (= nihil ita domat hominem), TSh. 833. gurub maith
do réidheocha [do míneochtha v.l.] ingen you would tame (i.e.
deflower), Fierabras § 91 ( RC xix 126 ), cf. § 145.
(c) interprets, explains, expounds: mínigther (gl. interpre-
tatur), BB 4b16 . uair nach tarba a cend cen a dēta ho mínig-
85ther na biada do na ballaib, is amal sin nach tarba in eclais
cen a hecnaide mínigit glanrúin na screptra, PH 6819 (where
mínigther seems = minaigther are masticated). th'urnaighthe
. . . minigh a lLaidin expound their Latin, BNnÉ 170.23 . go
míneóchar gach nidh . . . leis an oide, Eochairsg. 93.12 . an
tí . . . do mhínigh sloinnte d'aois gach sleachta `who settled
5surnames
' (of Brian Boroimhe), Ó Bruad. i 38.
vn. míniugud u,m. (a) assuaging, subduing, taming: da
miniugud do briathraib somillsi, Fierabras § 12 ( RC xix 22 ).
muir do mhíniuchadh, Content. viii 8. acc míniucchadh
Muimhneach ` reducing ', FM v 1718.15 . miniughudh na maig-
10din[e] risin iarla (i.e. deflowering ), ZCP vi 297.12 . (b) inter-
preting, explaining: mínigud, LL 302b42 = RC xiii 74 § 77.
míniughadh céille, IGT Introd. § 96. pl. go n-umhlaigheann
. . . dona minighthibh . . . aga ttuigsean explanations (of
Scripture), Luc. Fid. 259.17 . Expounding, setting forth:
15 miniugud senchasa ceniuil Echdach, ZCP viii 295.6 . m. ¤
croībe coibniusa na Bretc[h]a, 299.31 .

mínigtheóir n i, one who explains or interprets; a commentator:
pl. mínightheóiridhe an Bhíobla, Eochairsg. 33.15 .

ministir n m. (Lat. minister). meinistir, minisdir (i and guttural
20st.), IGT Dec. § 33. g s. an mheinisdreach , ib. ex. 901 . A
minister (gen. in relig. sense): atá 'na mhinisdir díleas ag
Críosd, Coloss. i 7. na minisdrí (of Paul and Apollos), 1 Cor.
iii 5. Menistir na mBrathar de Obseruansie, AU iii 526.6 . In
Mod.Ir. usually of ministers of Reformed Churches: minisdri
25mengacha, MacAingil 418.2 . minisdridhe, SG ii 552.7 .

ministrálacht n ā, f., (< Lat. ministerialis) the act of ministering;
ministration. do chonarc . . . na haingil ag m. ¤ , ZCP iv 428.22 .
bidh ag mionastralacht da gach æn (= sit vester minister),
Lism.L. p. 338.25 . ag miniosdrálacht don Tighearna, Acts
30 iii 2 . chum oibre na miniosdrálachda, Ephes. iv 12.

ministrálaid v a, administers (late): mionasdralthar . . . Sacra-
mhuint chuirp ┐ ḟola ar tTighearna, Luc. Fid. 255.18 .

ministrálaide n m. a ministrator: miniostrálúighe ` house-
steward' (in a monastery), ITS xvi 118.5 .

35 mínla xsee mílla.

mínlech n m. (mín) a stretch of grassland or pasture: ar minlech
na magh, ZCP vi 69.10 . ós mínleach fhionnmhúir Fheidhlim,
Keat. Poems 1004. Ir. Texts ii 30 § 38. a n-inbhear fhéir
mínligh, Psa. xxiii 2. ar mhínleach maolchnoc, E. O'Rahilly
40 152.93 (ed. 1911). Sídh B. na milleach, ib. 150.72 .

minmach n m. name of a plant, linaria, fairy-flax: mínbach,
Arch. i 33 § 8. unmach ( minmach v.l., sic leg.), Rosa Angl.
212.22 . mionnuach, O'R. Cf. 2 mísach.

minn xsee mind.

45 minnaigid v g, (late denom. from 1 mind) swears, vows: an té
mhionnaighes a mbréig, Luc. Fid. 98.20 . ro minnaig . . . fo
n-a chubhus . . . go ffacatar a shuile fein in sepel, Fl. Earls
132.5 . do mhionnuigh sise go gceilfeadh gach ní, Keat. ii 5276.
gur mhionnuighsead uasaileacht do chloinn I. `swore vassa-
50lage
', Content. xvi 179. mionnocha[i]m thú `I adjure thee',
Eg. Gl. 455. vn. mionnughadh, Gen. xxiv 3.

minne? ind lesaigit . . . uas brut mæt[h] co m. ¤ , Corm. Y 179. cia
beth nech ic ól chorma | ┐ banna sin-linde | ┐ m. ¤ nosn-ódra,
LB 232 marg. sup.

55 minntán (menn-) n io, m., name of a small bird, a titmouse
(? snipe): is e in mintan cid banēn, Auraic. 542 (i.e. the word
is masc. even when denoting a female bird) = menntan, 3172
(YBL). minntan, 3226 . ? mindtan cenann cirdub ┐ srian
dergoir fris, Laws v 276.5 Comm. (item in a fantastic dowry;
60transld. `kid'). an meanntán idir na héanaibh, TSh. 3057. pl.
Ciarraige ┐ menntain (both easily intoxicated), Tec. Corm. p. vi .

minntus n o, m., the herb mint: míndtus (in list of herbs), LB 101
marg. inf. minntus, Rosa Angl. 94.3 . m. ¤ uisci (= mentha
aquatica), Arch. i 331.23 . sug an mindais, O'Gr. Cat. 193.25.
65 deachmhuidh an mhionntais, Matth. xxiii 23.

1 minta n(Lat. mentha) mint: in m. ¤ (gl. mentha), RC ix 243.

2 minta n(pl.) small birds (of a particular species?): feib ras léic
seíg for mintu, TBC 3792 (= fo mionnta, St.; fa mhionéu-
naibh, Eg. 106 ); 6055 . amal timairces seig mintu, LL 408a36
70( TTr. 2219 ), cf. TTr.² 1356. tri heoin . . . ní āile fer tire cuit
inntu: mindta, corr, seig, O'Dav. 1480 (sing.?). (prov.) is fēn
for mentæ .i. morchumus for becpersain, O'Mulc. 752 (sing.?).
See minntán.

3 minta adj io, iā. shattered, minced, in fragments: co ros-cuir uad
75i n-a n-ágaib minta ┐ i n-a cethramthanaib fodalta, CRR 47 ,
cf. TBC 2979. do chnámi mintai, 1856 . As subst.: go ndernsat
mionta becca de fragments , TFrag. 186.8 .

minúit n[f.] (Lat. minutus) a division of time, the tenth part of
an hour: pars go leith i m. ¤ , da minuit go leith i ponc, ceíthri
80puinc i n-uair, MR 108.10 .

minúr adj. and subst. m. (Romance loan-word < Lat. minor)
a Friar Minor, Franciscan: brathair bocht míonur, O'Curry
MS. Mat. 551.29 . provincial uird minuir S. Pronseíss, Fl.
Earls 36.13 . ona braithribh minura, Maund. 257. coisecrad
85tempuil na mbráthar minúr, ALC i 354.23 . múr na mbrathar
minabur, ZCP viii 111.23 .