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mlas n(O.Ir. form of blas) taste, savour: ho m. ¤ , gl. sapore, Ml.
36b1 . nis-tesbi nach mlass no savour was wanting to them, Im.
Brain § 62. g p. cen saigith mlas hi 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. of mligid (bligid) `milks', = Mid.Ir.
blegon. g s. ōl n-ais caich mbleguin 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. of melid `grinds', = Mid.Ir. bleith. mleith
bleith meilt, IGT Dec. § 14.11 . (a) the act of grinding: 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 as adj., milch, in milk (of cattle): d p. huanaib mlichtaib ,
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, yield of milk: trian
mblechta, Dinds. § 60.13 ( RC xv 458 ). brigther meisce
mlechtaib [mblechtaib v.l.] dam `drunkenness is respected in
the potations of parties
' (?), O'Dav. 247.

mligid v(O.Ir.) milks = Mid. Ir. bligid. The pret. is formed
30with de-od-, see Thurn. Hdb. 322. impf. 3 pl. cech bó ┐ cech
míl . . . no mbligtis da 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, arinni mblegar , Corm. Y 1000 = blegar LB, melgair Bodl.
35 impf. amail bid blegun nodombligthe , Dinds. 46 ( RC xv 439 ).
subj. pres. s. dí laulgaich deec ó mmeltar ól n-aiss, TBFr. 179
( Med. & Mod. Ir. Ser. v ). pret. s. do-omlacht, AU 732 = no
blightí , FM 727. co tomhlacht an 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: coro tomhlachtais , 374b43 (spurious impf.
subj.) = coro bligtís , LL 169a34 . vn. mlegon.

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

mo gen. of 1 s. pers. pron., used only before subst. as proclitic,
both as poss. and as obj. gen. (e.g. iar mu soirad after deliver-
ing me
, Ml. 104d2 ); often emphasized by the enclitic -sa, -su
50or (after palatal vowel or const.) -se, -sea, -siu follg. the subst.
The form mu is common in Ml.: mú bás, 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. 3.17 c.
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 [dom v.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, mo remains un-
lenited: ammo phopa, TBC 1106 ; ammo Choimde, Ériu ii
122 § 62 , Arch. iii 293 § 1.
In late language m' is occas. lenited before an initial vowel:
85 mh'occlach . . . mh'oircinneach . . . m'umhla nó mh'urraim,
BNnÉ 266 § 234.
Mo is 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 and cf. 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
of Brénainn of 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 of Senan, 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 quies Lugdach .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.