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mital(l) n o, m., (late Romance loan-word) metal . mitall, gl.
metallum, Ir. Gl. 791. ni fuil mital ar doman berthur . . . da
80leghadh, Maund. 44. do mitaill, 219 (as if ā-st.). antimonium
.i. gne do mitaill, Arch. i 330 § 6. do gach mital oir ┐ aircit
all the gold and silver metal, Fl. Earls 178.27 . an t-airgead . . .
┐ na mitaill ele, ITS xiv 138.7 . dochum na metal gcruaidh do
gherradh, MacAingil 92.19 . Material (for masonry , etc., cf.
85Engl. road-metal): creidemh dona déeibh . . . dorinnedh do
chlochaibh ┐ do chrannaibh nó do mhiotlaibh eile, Ériu v
176.220 . ar son an miotail bhios innta (of images or busts),
O'Hussey T.C. 140.4. Temper, mettle: macaomh nach mailí-
seach miotal, Ó Bruad. iii 6. Cf. ráinig mise ar an miotal badh
dísle, | ar ghrianán mhaordha mhéine an mhíleadh, Hackett
5 xxxix 27 = Keat. Poems 659.

mith xsee meth.

? mithal nacc. to O'Curry M. and C. i p. ccliii `a general name
for an assembly ', applied to three kinds of assembly: the `m. ¤
Flatha' ( meeting of tenants called together for military
10service or other special need of the lord), `m. ¤ tuatha' ( meeting
of free householders of a `tuath' to make a feast , etc., for the
king) and `mathluagh' (= mathṡluagh), assembly of house-
holders of a `fine' or `sluagh' to discuss their common interests.
Not supported by literature; but cf. meithel.

15 mithe xsee mithig.

mithem n n and i, m. midsummer; June (mod. Meitheamh). g s.
secht mbarca cach mís mithemon (mithemain , St.), BDD 17.
domnach i mmís mithemain, LL 44a37 (d s. in appos. ?). a mís
Míthemain, Aisl. MC 85.4 . mis míthime (.i. . . . a mi medhon-
20ach int samraid), Anecd. v 25.

mithid xsee mithig.

mithig indecl. adj. O.Ir. mithich; mithig, Wb. 4c37 , 31a19 .
Occas. mithid, mithe in late MSS. Timely, seasonable ; used
as pred. with cop. it is time (for something, to do someth.). is
25mithich forchenn furi it is time it should have an end, Ml.
118d6 . corrup mithich gabáil ferainn do, Wb. 19d3 . intain
be[s] mithich (= tempore suo), 20c15 . is mithig cobair d'Adam,
SR 1916. ba m. ¤ [mithid v.l.] far tíchtu, Fél. Ep. 394. intan
bá m. ¤ tabairt biid dóib, IT i 137.13 . is m. ¤ ind ingen don mac-
30sa, LL 279b22 (= SG i 414.16 ; `filio isti jam tempus est filia
tradatur
', ii 450 ). ropo m. ¤ dér n-a díaid, 375a44 . m. ¤ anad do
báesaib, Arch. iii 215 § 3. is m. ¤ dom it is time for me (to . . .):
is mithich dún in tinnscital, ZCP viii 175.25 (Laon Glosses).
m. ¤ dún dul d'a dígail, CRR 5. m. ¤ dam-sa dul for cel, LU 3047.
35 anuair do connairc cur m. ¤ dó, dochóidh, Maund. 31. as mithi
dhuit do thionsgan, MacAingil 73.2 . is m. ¤ limm I deem it time
(to . . .): intain ropo mithich lasin n-athir, Wb. 19b7 . Ml. 59d7 .
ropa m. ¤ lind techt co hEmain, TBC 1194 = robadh maith, St.
is mithid linn tu dhul uainn, Oss. iv 24.12 . a thigerna, foir
40orum in tan is mithi let, ZCP vi 286.22 . gur mhithe lē . . .
feronn dḟaghail, Ériu v 78.10 . Rarely as subst. with poss.
pron.: in tan tanic a m. ¤ when the time came for it, PH 5109.
dar limsa táinec a mithi duit, O'Gr. Cat. 138.15. mithigh
(mithibh v.l.) .i. techtai (i.e. proper, fitting ) O'Dav. 1209.
45 mithid, Dinneen .

1 mithis n a, f. and mithise iā, f. (perh. older form): g s. in
mithisiu , LL 406b42 ( TTr. 2098 ), in mithisi TTr.² 1103 (but:
na mithisi 1637 ).
An indefinite (but generally short) lapse of time, a while .
50 mithis .i. re, O'Dav. 1261 , cf. 1274 (methas). m. ¤ .i. aimsior,
O'Cl. gáid side di mithisse .vii. ṁbliadna asked her for a
respite of seven years
, LU 11033 = Im. Brain i 56.8 . amra
maitne, amra mithisi, TBC² 3086. mithissi cetheora n-uar
fichet, RC xi 450 = mithesse, ZCP iii 253.7 . in cach midisi
55aimsirda (.i. in cach aimsir), Eg. 88, f. 2d ( O'C. 2144 ). iar cúl
mithisi after a lapse of time, Met. Dinds. ii 6.77 (= iar coll m. ¤ LL
163b13 ). ni ren duine tir mic Dé ar maine mithisi (.i. ar maine
maithi uaisi) for transitory wealth (?), H. 4.22 p. 73b ( O'C. 2094 ).
ro thochaithset mithisi fhoda do urthosach na hoidhche, Hugh
60Roe 312.28 (fo. 81b) . As advl. acc.: cotlais A. mithissin mbic,
RC xxi 320 § 48 (as n-st.; cf. fithisin). iar mbeith fo múr
mithisse `after pausing under the rampart a breathing space',
Met. Dinds. iii 158.10 . bí mithis i measg sgoile remain a while,
Content. xxii 29. Of a truce: iar comarlechudh do Priaim in
65mithisiu, LL 406b42 ( TTr. 2098 ). dochúas ó Agamemnon do
chuinchid mithisi .xxx. laa, TTr.² 1123 ; cf. 1103 , 1637 . pl.
céin robátar na mithisi while the truces lasted, 1387 .

2 mithis n[f.] disgrace, reproach? ni agat (.i. āgatar) monud no
m. ¤ (.i. mi-athis) no gorud fri richid ruaid (.i. i llo bratha), LL
70 364 marg. sup. ? nimtha seilbh saerḟorba do mhac Mucchna
mithisi `there shall not be possession of free land with the son of
hapless M.
', BR 198.21 = du mac muchna mithisi, BB 278.
15 = dom mac muchna imdhaisi, LL 386b2 . Cf. midise.

? mitiu : ind mitíu [mite v.l.] miadach | dídíu [dítiu v.l.] duanach,
75 IT iii 76 § 41.

? mítta x LL 161b marg. sup., see mátta.

? mitteag n bleat, bleating: mitteag na ngabhar, géim na mbath,
Eg. Gl. 450. miteag, Dinneen (quoting above).

? miu n mew (of a cat)? meoinne .i. ainm cait . . . .i. m. ¤ ina inde
80. . . .i. meghel ina inde mew in its intestines (?), O'Dav. 1246.
An onomatopoeic formation?

mlaissiud n m. the act of tasting: ni techte a ṡlocud in parsa cen
a mlaissiuth, Thes. ii 255.17 ( Stowe Miss. 66a ).

mláith adj i. (earlier form of bláith, Ped. i 163 ) smooth, soft: tech-
85taire m. ¤ miltengthach, Ériu iii 106 § 44 (blaith, mblaith MSS.).
co sīnaib mlāithib with mild seasons, ZCP xi 83.1 .