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mlas n(O.Ir. form ofblas) taste,savour: ho m. ¤ , gl.sapore, Ml.
36b1 .nis-tesbi nach mlass no savour was wanting to them, Im.
Brain § 62. g p. cen saigithmlashi rruna Dé, Thes. ii 255.17
( Stowe Miss. 66a ).

5 mlassacht n ā,f., (mlas) taste;tasting: ho m. ¤ , gl.gustu, Ml. 53c4 .
du m. ¤ etarcni Dæ(ad gustandum), 53c5 .

mlegon n o,m., O.Ir.vn.ofmligid(bligid) `milks', = Mid.Ir.
blegon.g s. ōl n-ais caichmbleguin a draught of milk at each
milking
, AU 732 (transitional spelling, see Ó Máille Lang. of
10Ann. of U. 95 follg.).ní béo fri ṁblegon na mbó, TBFr.
(Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. v,411).

mleith n f.O.Ir.vn.ofmelid`grinds', = Mid.Ir.bleith.mleith
bleith meilt, IGT Dec. § 14.11 . (a)the act ofgrinding: ón mlith,
gl.attritione, Ml. 23a20 .mleth dic[h]maircc i mmuiliunn mrugfir,
15 Laws iv 314.13 .la tairgell mlethei, ib. 15 .mleth i muilind i
ndomnach, Ériu ii 204 § 23 (mbleth,mbleith,bleth,bleith
MSS.).soiri domnaig . . . gan mblit[h], Anecd. iii 21. (b)
kneading,chafing: coneraig in banchuire imbi oc on dabaig
dia mblith(i.e.to shampoo him after a bath), LL 250b29
20( TBFr.Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser.v 256 ),cf. ZCP iv 41.19 .

mlicht adj i, (O.Ir.mlig-`to milk') = Mid. Ir.blicht. (a) in Ml.
used asadj., milch,in milk(of cattle): d p. huanaibmlichtaib ,
gl.a foet[ant]ibus [ovibus], Ml. 100b20 .ocnaib mliuchtaib, ib.
15 .fermil . . . do cethraib bicaib (no mlechtaib, added above
25line), Laws iii 38.13 . (b)subst. milking,yieldofmilk: trian
mblechta, Dinds. § 60.13 ( RC xv 458 ).brigther meisce
mlechtaib [mblechtaibv.l.] dam`drunkenness is respected in
the potations of parties
' (?), O'Dav. 247.

mligid v(O.Ir.) milks = Mid. Ir.bligid. Thepret.is formed
30withde-od-, see Thurn. Hdb. 322. impf. 3 pl. cech bó ┐ cech
míl . . . nombligtisda trian blechta d'immarcraid uadib, IT
i 72.5 = LL 260a27 (transitional spelling).pret. 1. s. do
ommalg , gl.mulxi(=mulsi), Sg. 23b2 .Pass. pres. melg .i.
ass, arinnimblegar , Corm. Y 1000 =blegarLB,melgairBodl.
35 impf. amail bid blegunnodombligthe , Dinds. 46 ( RC xv 439 ).
subj. pres. s. dí laulgaich deec ómmeltaról n-aiss, TBFr. 179
( Med. & Mod. Ir. Ser. v ).pret. s. do-omlacht, AU 732 =no
blightí , FM 727. cotomhlachtan aicmidh until the herd was
milked
, Todd Nenn. 136 = BB 204b23 .ro tomlacht cen lúag
40a llacht, Met. Dinds. iii 166.31 .in bo ro thomlacht, BB
397a17 .Cf.also:corotomhlachtais , 374b43 (spuriousimpf.
subj.) =corobligtís , LL 169a34 .vn. mlegon.

mnáamail adj i, (late deriv. frommná<ben) female,feminine: co
fuil cuid aca feramail ┐ cuid mnaamail(of the planets), ITS
45 xiv 70.11 (banamail v.l.). Assubst.:amhnámhuilmhánla
`his gentle consort', E. O'Rahilly xiv 73(ed. 1911).

mo gen.of1 s.pers.pron., used only before subst. as proclitic,
both as poss. and as obj. gen. (e.g. iarmusoirad after deliver-
ing me
, Ml. 104d2 ); often emphasized by the enclitic-sa,-su
50or (after palatal vowel or const.)-se,-sea,-siufollg. the subst.
The formmuis common in Ml.: múbás, Ml. 80a9 ;ar mu sémi-se,
22d1 ;mu menma, SP ii § 1 ;mu lebran, ib. § 2 ;for mu mud,
§ 8 . Lenites a follg. consonant; the lenition is generally ex-
pressed in the case of c, t:mu charat, Ml. 73d1 ;tar mu chenn,
55 76d9 (but:mu cenn, 80b2 );ar mu chnamaib-se, 58a11 ;mu
thire, 62a7 ;mu th[u]aithe-si, 34b6 ; in the case of other con-
sonants occasionally in Mid.Ir. texts (not in O.Ir.):dom
ghalar, IT i 124.8 ;mo ṡerc,ib. 10 ;mo phopa, CRR 3 ;mo
pheccaid, PH 7359 ;mo dherbrathair, ZCP xii 393.36 ;mo
60Dhúilem, 394.1 ;mo tsethracha, ib. 2 (ts = ṡ). Before lenited
f the usage varies:moisitiu(=m'ḟoísitiu), Ml. 46b12 ;m[ḟ]eulae,
47c4 ;m[ḟ]ithisi, Fél. 76.9 ; but:do ól mo flede, FB 6.
The final vowel is usually elided before an initial vowel or
lenited f, but occas. persists:m'ainim, Ml. 55a4 ;m'ernaigde-
65se, 50d7 ;m'etarcne, 103a9 ;m'íce 62c7 ;m'athir-se, Thes. ii
291.9 ; but:mo ainech-sa, Wb. 14a4 ;mo anmain-se, 32a8 ;
mo ainm, Sg. 200b10 ; TBC 1053 ;mo ærchoíltiu-sa, Ml. 132c15 ;
mo aingil, PH 1823 ;mo airchindech, 2064 ;mo uli indmas,
704 ;mo hires, 2325 ;mo á, Corm. Y 70 =mo ha, H. 3.17c.
70 662 ( O'Don. 946 ) = Ériu xi 43.35 .
Affixed to a preceding prep., the vowel is dropped before an
initial vowel or lenited f, commonly before consonants also;
the letter m is freq. doubled, showing that it never suffered
lenition:domm anmain, Hy. vi 8 ;domm [domv.l.] imthús,
75 vii 35 ;domm anacul, ib. 37 ;imm'aire, IT i 79.12 ;imm
drungu, ib. 16 ;imm fochraib-sea, PH 2893 ;lamm Chua,
Fél. Dec. 24 ;huam fonnaib, Ml. 78b9 ;óm céliú, SC 13 ( LU
3341 );com iarraid(=ocom i.), ib. 44 ( LU 3937 ); but:dommo
mnaí, FB 87 ( LU 9126 );dommo múintir-se, PH 5793 ;oc mu
80lebran, SP ii 2.
After the particle a folld. by a voc. case,moremains un-
lenited:ammo phopa, TBC 1106 ;ammo Choimde, Ériu ii
122 § 62 , Arch. iii 293 § 1.
In late languagem'is occas. lenited before an initial vowel:
85 mh'occlach . . . mh'oircinneach . . . m'umhla nó mh'urraim,
BNnÉ 266 § 234.
Mois freq. used in combination with a proper name
(usually a hypocoristic form), esp. with names of saints, such
forms coming in time to be treated as a single word and often
replacing the orig. name of a saint in popular usage. See
5 Meyer Wortk. §§ 33 , 92 andcf.similar use of poss. pron.do.
The follg. are examples:M'Aedóc(Aed,Aedán):Maedocc,
BNnÉ 191.12 ;Maodhocc ib. 17 ;Moedocc ib. 4 ;Moeóg, 132
§ 3 .Mo Barri (Bairre), BNnÉ 11.2 .Mo Becoc (Beccan), ib.
8.9 .Mo Bí(`my living one'?), Fél. 168.40 .Mobí Indsi Cus-
10craid 170.29 =Biteus, Mart. Don. July 22. Baptismal name
ofBrénainnof Clonfert, Lism.L. 3362 , BNnÉ 45 § 7. Mo
Briccu, LL 348 c .Mo Choe, Fél. 158.8 , 15 (prob. variant of
Mochuae).Mo Choemóc(Coemgin), Fél. Mar. 11. AU 869.
Mochaemóc, LL 353 marg. inf.Name ofSenan, BNnÉ 87.9 ,
15 89.4 .Mo Cholmóc, Fél. July 25 =Colmán 170.33 .Mo
Chommóc(Commán), Rawl. 89a36 .Mo Chrítóc, Fél. May 11
=Critán, 130.36 .Mo Chuae(Cuae), Fél. Mar. 30 , May 4 ;
lam'Chua, Aug. 6 =Cronan, 182.31 .Mo Chumma(Colum),
see ACC 140 Comm. ( RC xx 414 ).Mo Chuta, -u, name of
20St.Carthach, BNnÉ 291. Mo Dimmóc(Dimma,Diarmait),
LL 352c1 .Mo Diuit(Simplex), Fél. 72.40 .M'Ernóc(Ernán?),
Fél. Aug. 18 , 186.32 .Mo Eca(=Moḟeca,Fechín), Fél. 48.27 .
Mo Lais(s)e(Laisrén), Fél. 208.23 .Mo Locca .i. Locheni, Fél.
48.22 .Mo Lua,Mo Luóc(Lugaid);lam' Luóc, Fél. July 25 .
25 quiesLugdach .i. mo Lua, RC xvii 168 (Tig.).Mo Ninn, Fél.
Sep. 16. Mo Nenn, 208.20 (St. Ninian, Latinized form Nynias
or Nennius, see Plummer Bede ii 128 ).Mo Ninne(f.), Fél. July
6 =Darerca, 166.19 ;Monanna,ib. 29 .Mo Ṡilóc, Fél. 168.30 ,
170.36 .lam Ṡílóc, July 13 .Munnu, -a(=Mo ḟinnu`my white
30one') =Fintan, Fél. 226.4 .Munda .i. mo a finda .i. ainm
bāide, Corm. Y 878. See Thurneysen, ZCP xix 364.