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mir? ind m. ¤ pluc(gl.rubigorium), Ir. Gl. 750 ; Lat. and Ir. obscure.

mír n n,neut., laterm.andf. n s.(with art.)ammírṁbāstid-
barthae, Ml. 76a16 .g s. inmíre , LL 166b23 .mire, Laws v 156.
13 .a p. mírend, LU 9110 ( FB 84 ). Later Mid.Ir.pl. mírenna,
5 Laws iii 204.10 .mír,m.andf.,g s. n p. míre, IGT Dec. § 45.
(a)abit,small piece,morsel, commonly used offood, often
=bite,mouthful:gl.morsus, Ml. 76a16 ;mica, Ir. Gl. 156. m. ¤
quasimura nomine mursum [= morsus] latine , Corm. Y 942.
dodasfuaid cos[in] n-oenmír to the last mouthful, SR 3860.
10 m. ¤ feolai a morsel of meat, Mon. Tall. § 6. in m. ¤ no chuired a
mac ina beol, LB 156a22 .tuc sí mírenna beca dhó(of food),
Buile S. § 28 .a mirenna feoir ina mbeolaib(of horses), CCath.
3480. go ndearnadh míre mionbhruithte da ceann, Keat. ii
3052 .mir mend, Laws i 174.32 (seemian). Contemptuous,
15of a pers.:a mh. ¤ do dhuine! hop-o'-my-thumb , IT iii 91 § 127
= Bruchst. i § 60 . Of space:mir ó topar co lind`the extent
from the well to the pond
', Laws iv 212.6 Comm.
(b)henceration,portionoffood,meal, nearly = `cuit', of
solid food as oppd. to liquid (cf.W.tamaid).deoch ┐ m. ¤ dam,
20a ben! bite and sup, LU 4350. boi C. co cend mís cen mir cen
dig cen biad, 10020 .lāntṡāsad eter dig ┐ m. ¤ , Corm. Y 619.
dam co tinniu, issed mir (.i. cuit) cach fir, BDD 94. uball a
mbiad m. ¤ duine big enough for a man's meal, RC xviii 150.18 .
m. ¤ curad`thechampion's bit', theportionofmeat assigned to
25theforemost in valour (cf. curadmír):lotar na curaid do chos-
nam in míre curad, LL 166b23 .m. ¤ curaidh do thabhairt don
tí ba foirtille i bhfeidhm aoinfhir, Keat. ii 3069. In later
poetry often =prize,palm: a m. ¤ churadh is chugam do
díorgadh, Keat. Poems 1595. m. ¤ curadh chéoil na Banbha,
30 Studies 1920, 98 § 9 .m. ¤ Míchil` Michael's portion', aportionof
food set asideat meals for thepoor: gnáthughadh . . . na míre
Míchil i nÉirinn, Keat. iii 634 ; ib. 3147 .
(c)apart,division,share: treis mir uaire one-third of an
hour
, ITS xiv 136.22 .is í Alba do ráinig mar mhír ronna dó
35 as his share, Keat. ii 5820. 'san cheathramhadh m. ¤ don
Ghaedhilg ré ráidtear Béarla Teibidhe, 948 .feadh saoghail
an duine, roinntear 'n-a sheacht míribh, TSh. 10210.
(d)in late poetry oftenprize,palm(=curadmír): is m. ¤ do
rugais tar iomad dá n-ógaibh, E. O'Rahilly xxii 88(ed. 1911).
40 mac máthar dá ndáilid filidh m. ¤ ós mnáibh, O'Bruad. ii 186.8.
Of a pers.:Cormac . . . m. ¤ cruadha ┐ cothaighthi Connacht
` champion ', ALC ii 264.25 .an m. ¤ cruadha Conullaig, Ir.
Texts ii 36 § 10.

mírbail n f.(Lat.mirabil-is) Not in Glosses. Mid.Ir.n p. -e,-i;
45 a p. mirbuileda, PH 2251. g p. mirbuiled, 2693 . Withmasc.
pron.:ni mirbuil e(sic leg.), 2908 .mírbhuil,-bhuill(f.), IGT
Dec. § 13 (p. 66.4) .mírbal,-ball, § 12.13 .mírbhuili(-builli
incorrect), § 3.21 .d s. mírbuile, ex. 200 .
In earliest lit. used as pred. of cop. oradj. marvellous,
50 wonderful: ba mírbuil a thoíden marvellous was his troop, Fél.
Aug. 13. maccán mírbail, June 15 (: fírbail).luam Liss móir
mírbuil`pilot of marvellous Lismore', Dec. 3. tegdas Dé . . .
cona mílib mírbailib(of the Tabernacle), SR 4208 =teg-
dais . . . i ndéndais firta ┐mirbulidírime m̅c̅ Dé do chantain,
55 LB 120b11 ; perh.subst.
Latersubst. amiracle, awonder , gen. in relig. sense.Gl.
miraculum, Ir. Gl. 695. ferta ┐ mirboile ingantacha do denam,
PH 159. do chúimniugad na mormirbuli sin, 5402 .dogniter
fertu ┐ mirmaili trethi-si, LU 3132. na míorbhaile do imir Dia
60ar Pharao, Keat. ii 261. go ndeárnadh Dia na míorbhaileadha
so, Eochairsg. 66.6 .míorbhuilighe móra, 2.19 .foillsighid
do mhíorbhuile go bhfuil h'ainm a bhfogus, Psa. lxxv 1. In
wider sense:is mor in mirbuil i sin | inni do[g]niat na leomain,
Ériu iii 145 § 25. dá maram is mírbhail dam, O'Gr. Cat. 453.
6514 . Asadv.:aontacht is maordhacht gomíorbhail in wondrous
degree , Keat. Poems 170.

mírbailech adj o, ā(late deriv. frommírbail) (a) wonder-working:
uasal-Mlaise mírbuilech, SG 18.6 .dealbh Muire mirbhailighi,
Fl. Earls 48.11 .naomhloch miorbuileach, BNnÉ 135 iii b .
70(b) miraculous,wonderful: sgéal míorbhaileach, TSh. 9771.
do frioth go míorbhaileach naomhchorp [sic leg.] Antonius,
Keat. iii 779.

mírbalda adj io, iā(mírbail) miraculous,marvellous: ingnad mor
mirbolldai, PH 143. lassar mirbolla, 590 .mirbulta, 2862 .
75 breo mírballa, BB 233a36 .menmanrad mirbulda, Cog. 72.1 .
angcaire miorbhallda, BNnÉ 79 § 153.

mírbaldacht n ā,f., (a) miraculous nature;wonderfulness: ar
noíme ┐ ar mirbuldacht a caingne, LB 139a42 . (b) wonder,
amazement: ata ingantus ┐ mirbollacht mor acainde imat
80dāla-su, 224a56 .

mire n ā,f., (mer) madness,frenzy,infatuation, used ofungoverned
orreckless passion,conduct,etc., rather than ofinsanity,
often of atemporarystate due toexcitementoranger, or of
martial fury (sometimes in a favourable sense).mór coll
85ceille, mor mire, Thes. ii 296.8 (Cod. Boern.).eochair mire
mellgal, ZCP vi 270 § 4. ro lín dasacht ┐ m. ¤ in rig, PH 746.
is math[g]amain ar miri, Fian. 60.16 .tri meic cen mórmiri,
LL 141b38 .Temair . . . cen luathi cen læchmiri`frenzy of
heroes
', Met. Dinds. i 10. gabait na heilifaint for miri ┐
dasacht, Marco P. 114. ar mire mad , Deut. xxviii 34. an
5drong atá ar meire, Psa. cii 8. g s.as attrib.:do Pharaon mire
infatuated , MacAingil 71.17 .In late lit. often oflevityor
frivolity, occas. in favourable sense ofsprightliness,mirth:
ainbhfios mor no mireadh, Luc. Fid. 253.20 .m. ¤ ┐ macnas na
hanma, TSh. 8723. lán do mhire, do mhenmain, do lúth
10` energy ', FM vi 2234.18 .do bhí im' ruire-se m. ¤ ┐ míne,
Hackett xxxix 129 ( Keat. Poems 761 ). —In Anecd. i 39.3 :
do bí mire a cuirr chíamair, readmise.