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70 mínigid v g. (mín) sometimes confounded withminaigid(<min).
(a) makes levelorsmooth 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 [minighterv.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 míneochthav.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
mínigtherseems =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
. . . donaminighthibh. . . 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 whoexplainsorinterprets; acommentator:
pl. mínightheóiridhean Bhíobla, Eochairsg. 33.15 .

ministir n m.(Lat.minister).meinistir,minisdir(iandguttural
20st.), IGT Dec. § 33. g s. anmheinisdreach , 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 ofministersofReformed Churches: minisdri
25mengacha, MacAingil 418.2 .minisdridhe, SG ii 552.7 .

ministrálacht n ā,f., (< Lat.ministerialis)the act ofministering;
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. aministrator: miniostrálúighe` house-
steward' (in a monastery), ITS xvi 118.5 .

35 mínla xseemílla.

mínlech n m.(mín)astretchofgrasslandorpasture: 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 aplant,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 xseemind.

45 minnaigid v g, (late denom. from1 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] com. ¤ , 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 asmall bird, atitmouse
(?snipe): is e in mintan cid banēn, Auraic. 542 (i.e.the word
ismasc.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.,theherb 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
formentæ.i. morchumus for becpersain, O'Mulc. 752 (sing.?).
Seeminntán.

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 . Assubst.:go ndernsat
mionta becca de fragments , TFrag. 186.8 .

minúit n[f.] (Lat.minutus)adivisionoftime, thetenth partof
anhour: parsgo leith i m. ¤ , da minuit go leith i ponc, ceíthri
80puinc i n-uair, MR 108.10 .

minúr adj.andsubst. m.(Romance loan-word < Lat.minor)
aFriar 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 .