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

mír n n, neut., later m. and f. n s. (with art.) a mmír ṁbāstid-
barthae, Ml. 76a16 . g s. in míre , 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. and f., g s. n p. míre, IGT Dec. § 45.
(a) a bit, small piece, morsel, commonly used of food, often
= bite, mouthful: gl. morsus, Ml. 76a16 ; mica, Ir. Gl. 156. m. ¤
quasi mur a 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 (see mian). 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) hence ration, portion of food, 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 `the champion's bit', the portion of meat assigned to
25the foremost 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', a portion of
food set aside at meals for the poor: gnáthughadh . . . na míre
Míchil i nÉirinn, Keat. iii 634 ; ib. 3147 .
(c) a part, 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 often prize, 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 . With masc.
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. or adj. 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 ┐ mirbuli dírime m̅c̅ Dé do chantain,
55 LB 120b11 ; perh. subst.
Later subst. a miracle, a wonder , 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 . As adv.: aontacht is maordhacht go míorbhail in wondrous
degree , Keat. Poems 170.

mírbailech adj o, ā (late deriv. from mírbail) (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 of ungoverned
or reckless passion, conduct, etc., rather than of insanity,
often of a temporary state due to excitement or anger, 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 of levity or
frivolity, occas. in favourable sense of sprightliness, 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, read mise.