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maile subst. evil; an evil,misfortune(archaic & poet.). mali,
bare, gare Caie[u]r . . . maile .i. olc, dindi asmalam(leg.
malum), Corm. Y 698 =maile, Corm. p. 24 s.v. gaire, O'Dav.
217. ni derna m. ¤ ordugud orru mor`the arrangement did not
85do them evil greatly
', O'Dav. 1236. ?pl. nu regtáis a teóra
maila tairsi, midgla, ǽs, toithe fola three evils would come upon
him
, Trip. 166.4 . ?Soergus da m. ¤ [óca m. ¤ v.l.] . . . collais caín,
214.9 (cf. per culpam Soergassii . . . huius . . . pensionis . . .
solutio recusata vel neglecta est, 215 n. 3 ).Cf. maíle.

maíle n iā,f., (abstr. ofmael).
5(a)thestateof beingcrop-headed,shornorbald . In Corm. Y
1091 s.v. ranc( Corm. p. 39 ), used either ofatonsureornatural
baldness , six species being enumerated:rand, issed is seisiud
cenél na mæili . . . Ro-maile .i. eter in dā n-ó uili(baldness
from ear to ear).folt cas dub fair . . . ┐ ni fil moíle and, PH
10 1967. etgud ecruthach ┐ maile(a curse for disobedience), LL
215a30 .athis maíli fair, BDD 109. mo chathbarr . . . gach én
gébus má baithis | ní bia fó aithis moíle, SG 248.26 .ní
dhenuidh maoile 'na gceannuibh, Levit. xxi 5. pudar na
luibhe-si . . . do cur ar in maoile ┐ dober an fionnfadh,R.I.A.
15 23 K 42,327.4 .tuidmaíle, TBC 4302 ,cf. 4325 . TBC² 2804.
(b) bluntness,obtuseness,dullness(physical or mental):
maoile an tairnge, PBocht 79 § 19. lippitudo.i. maoili do
bheith ina n-ionaruibh(sc.of the eyes), 23 K 42,190.19 .
maóile radhairc, 257.4 .ra ghréas laoidhe . . . ní fhuil maoile
20ná mearbhal` stupidity ', Content. xxii 13.

mailgech adj o, ā. (<mala`eyebrow'). Generally in compd. Of
persons:echlach . . . m. ¤ beetle-browed(?), YBL 177a12 ,cf. BB
257b6 .ina n-ímágib lacc-ṡuilecha [sic leg.] ard-mailgecha
bélbuide weak-eyed spectres with uplifted(?)brows(of starving
25people), LB 154b60 .batir domna . . . a dī ṡuil. ba lebor-m. ¤
anúas, LL 117b19 .Transf. of aplace: o mhuigh . . . loc-ard
lobhormhailgheach [leg.lebhar-mh. ¤ ] bileach with long brows
(ridges) of hills(?), IT iii 98 § 159.

máilín n m.(dim. ofmála) `alittle bag ' O'R. pl. fearbholga .i.
30 máilíneadha , O'Cl.

mailís n ā,f., (Romance loan-word) malice,evil-doing: is aithnit
mailis na mban, RC xix 124 § 88 (Fierabras).ar tuicsin na
mailisi ona treturachaibh, 26 § 20. ní o mh. ¤ acht ó aineolas,
Keat. i 94.22 .ré hionnladh na hanma ó mheirg na mailíse,
35 TSh. 1814. do chaith a mhaoin lé m. ¤ (of the Prodigal Son),
MacAingil 54.5 .go bfuil dhá mhailís éxamhail a marbhadh
an tshagairt, m. ¤ díobh a n-aghuidh chirt . . . ┐ m. ¤ eile a n-
aghuidh na díghnide two kinds of wrong, 250.12 .Of diseases
malice,malignance: mailis coimplexa, Rosa Ang. 162.9 .

40 mailísech adj o, ā. malicious,evil-disposed; withevil intent; (of
things)malignant,hurtful .drochben celgach mailisech, ZCP
vi 274.18 .le n-a companachaibh mailisecha, AU iii 118.3 .
i n-a menmain mailisigh(of the Devil), Fl. Earls 222.30 .
grádh m. ¤ an illicit affection, Eochairsg. 114.22 .i n-eiric na
45n-amharc claon máiliseach do bheiridis ar fearaibh(of loose
women), ZCP iv 416.19 .briathra mailisecha, RC xix 270
§ 189 .ar mhuir mhailísigh na beathadh, TSh. 107. fiabhras
dobheir teas mailiseach, 7952 .comartha mailisech an fiabrais,
Rosa Ang. 10.15 .

50 maill(moill) n f.(abstr. ofmall) tardiness,delay: níor chuir m. ¤
'san ní do dhéunamh deferred not to do the thing, Gen. xxxiv 19.
sgriobthar anso i m. ¤ friom-sa at leisure , BNnÉ 155.3 (scribe's
entry, 1725 ).gan mhoill without delay , 260.31 .nach déin an
bás moill gan teacht(=mors non tardat), TSh. 87 ,cf. 8072 .
55See follg.

maille n iā,f., (mall) slowness;tardiness: cen mailli speedily , SR
7179. moille fri clocc, Lism. L. 4537. m. ¤ cumscaithi slowness
of motion
(oppd. to:luas c.), ITS xiv 16.4 .luas in bar lamaibh
. . . ┐ m. ¤ in bar traigthib, MR 138.14 .ní fhoil da mhoille nach
60feirrde the later the better, O'Hussey T.C. 213.7. Rate(of
speed): is é is aimsir ann .i. moille siubhail nahequinoxium
(i.e.time is measured by the [sun's] progress through the
equinox), Corp. Astron. 4.8 ;cf. an mhoill doghní an ghrían ag
siubhal` time ', 8.10 . Infig.sense:moille an radhairc(=visus
65obtusus),R.I.A.23 K 42,41.3 .do eadargnudad cacha cesta
. . . fo [a] moille ┐ a ndeine, fo a truma ┐ a n-etruma non-
urgency(?),R.I.A.23 Q 6, p.5 a ( O'C. 1606 ).modhailleacht
as m. ¤ dignity (of bearing),stately motion,R.I.A.23 B 37,45 .

maille in compd.prep. m. ¤ le (re), seeimmalle.

70 máille n iā,f., (Romance loan-word, Fr.maille, Ital.maglia)a
ringorlink(of chain-armour): do chroith P. é fén 'san eidedh
┐ níor an maille ina chéile dhe not a link of it held together,
Ériu v 178.272 .máille(pl. máille,-dha), IGT Dec. § 2.27 .

maillech adj o, ā. (mall,maille) slowly-moving,leisurely,gentle:
75 roscmailleach , IT iii 96 § 153 = Bruchst. i § 45 .

máillech adj o, ā(máille) having ringsorlinks,linked: lūi[th]rech
. . . urmhaillech `well-meshed', Rel. Celt. ii 260.40 .

maillem adj. superl.seemall.

maillte adj io, iā.ata so maillta . . . on usacht `these become un-
80true
' (of balances & measures), Mackinnon Cat. 69.8 .Cf.
2 mallaigid.

maimthe ? ind oenach morc maimthi, CRR 6.

maín(moín,muín,maen) n i,f. n s. inmoín , Ml. 87d9 .d s. deg-
main , 103a9 .n du. dāmaín , Corm. p. 15 s.v. doman=dē
85 muin , Corm. Y 415. n p. inna degmaini , Ml. 27a6 . moini
(: doíne), SR 7855. fīr-muíni , ZCP xi 80.14 .a p. maíni, Wb.
23d4 .dagmoíni , 28a17 .muíne, LU 3393 ( SC 17 ).g p. deg-
maine , Ml. 102d17 .máoin(f.,g s. n p. -i), IGT Dec. § 14.14 .
(a)agift, abenefit(primary sense):transl. Lat.munus, Ml.
87d9 ,donum, 84c12 ; (in pl.)beneficia, 27a6 , 90a14 , 102d17 ,
5 103a9 . Often with pref.dag-,deg-:is eícrichnichthe don-
indnig-som a dagmoíni without limit he bestows his benefits,
Wb. 28a17 . The sense gift is frequently implied in Mid.Ir.
muíni[sic leg.]doberthar o thuatib, Mon. Tall. § 35. tucsat
maíne ┐ ascadha dho(=munera ei obtulerunt), Lat. Lives 108.
10 tabair maíne bid ┐ etaig do bochtaib, PH 451. tucsat na tri
maíne-sea dó .i. ór ┐ tuss ┐ mir, 7017 .nicon ticfa ri moín nó
adlaic . . . in sét connegar and the gem asked for is not to be had
for love or money
(lit.for [counter-]gift or request), LL 251a32
(TBFraích) = ZCP iv 43.17 .muín i commaín ber[r]tha
15 a reward in exchange for shaving, LL 167b10 ,cf. RC xv 461.6 .
(b)avaluable articleorpossession, atreasure ; in pl. treasures,
possessions,wealth .ri ro thidnacht do doenib | domun cona
degmoínib, SR 1978. in sét (.i. in main), Hy. v 77 ( Thes. ii
346 ).ni ḟil nech is lia seóit ┐ moíne ┐ indmassa andú-sa, TBC
20 59. febus mo chommain sét ┐ maíni ┐ indmassa foraib, CRR
11. tidhnacal seot ┐ moeíne, AU ii 120.23 .bárc mao[i]ne
a treasure-laden vessel, ZCP viii 197 § 13. is tre ḟír flathemon
. . . maíne mor mbárc hi cinn cach thíre tathigedar, xi 82 § 20 .
co ro [s]latsat in longport etir doine ┐ moine, AU 850. mun-
25ceda . . . .i. muin-maíne .i. maíne for munelaib, LL 18b28 .
luid ina rígthech ┐ a ór ┐ a argat lais . . . conid-loisc co n-ógus
a muini with the whole of his treasures, Trip. 38.8 .ō tho[th]acht
(.i. na mbeodile) ┐ muín [mainev.l.] .i. in oir ┐ in airgit, O'Dav.
1568. maissiu máenib more beautiful than treasures, Thes. ii
30295.7 ( SP v 3 ).guidhe . . . is ferr maoinibh, ZCP viii 198 § 22.
Sing.in collective sense:ni fhil mo m. ¤ fén acht a nim, Aisl.
MC 57.22 .re deoraibh bá maith a mhaoin good was his wealth
to wanderers
, FM i 146.13 (poem).misi nochan ḟuil mu mh. ¤ |
ó rom-maidh an scél(`for me prosperity exists no more' O'Gr. ),
35 Acall. 862. a loch chlaein . . . festa nocha bfuil do mhaein
`thou prosperest no more', SG 58.33 .do réir a mháoine accord-
ing to his substance
, Job xx 18. nac roibhi aici do maín na do
mhaithus acht a hétach, Études Celtiques i 81.26 .m. ¤ ar mug
treasure(bestowed)on a slave(i.e.wasted): muín ar mug, rūn do
40mnai, | mairg dogni cechtar n-ai, RC vi 188.24 (seemugfor
other exx.).
In Laws sometimes used ofcattle,stock: cúic seoit in muin
a cinaidh gach sochuinn gaibius tar ceart, ii 70.1 , glossed.i.
cuic seoit isna mainib sin`five "seds" of these cattle'.mor muin
45mrugrechtai`an increase of cattle on the land', iii 340.12 .mana
fuil acht coland nama, nocon-uil nach ní, uair noco m. ¤ marta
he`it is not a beef-carcass' (i.e.it is not value as beef, of a
mare's carcass), iii 372.8 ,cf. 378.17 .
(c) oftenfig.:is maith main mesrugud, ZCP vii 297.17 .
50 firmuíni mo briathar, xi 80.14 .moíni na hēcisi, RC xxvi 17
n. 7 . Of persons:ba muin [maínLB,maoin H. 2.15 ]mait[h]
in mac sin, Corm. Y 863 ;cf. asbert in ri . . . doragad ēm main
. . . don mac sin(=that that boy would prove a treasure?), IT
iii 190.5 (both exx. refer toMorand m. Maín).Muresc cen
55tassi maith maín, LL 137b8 . ?aue Muirne muin, Ält. Ir.
Dicht. ii 25 (`Enkel Muirenns der würdigen' Meyer, taking
`muin' asg p.of a noun denoting ` honour,dignity ', but per-
hapsn s.in apposition toaue).Uncan in m. ¤ maerda, Gorm.
Aug. 21. In abstr. sense:ótchondcatar . . . in muin ┐ in míad
60┐ in mormassi sin do bith for Íasón favour,popularity(?), LL
217b30 = TTr. 55 (` affection ').máoin ocus muaidh, ionann
sin is maith nó miadh, For. Foc. 43. main [maoinv.l.] grádh,
ib. 34 .maoin .i. grádh; .i. maith, O'Cl.
(d) the follg. exx. may perhaps be referred to (a):arco fuin
65dom ríg | ferr múin ná cach maín, LU 9944 ( Proc. R.I.A. iii
536 ) =a boon beyond all boons?múinmay =muín, a variant
form ofmaínsuggested by the approximate rhyme withfuin.
`Tech iairn andso' bar C. `etir da thech claraid'. `Messu cach
maín on', bar B. the worst of boons, a deadly gift(?), LL 268b49
70= MU 46.1 (the house was given by their hosts for their
accommodation but constructed with a view to their de-
struction).bidh tathairte o feraib in talman inti clōfiter ann:
as fis . . . conidh messam cach main that that is the worst gift
(i.e.lot) of all
(?), CCath. 4606 (=omne malum victi, quod sors
75feret ultima rerum, Phars. vii 122 ). The phrase:messu
(messam) cach m. ¤ may be a proverbial one = worst of all .
Cf.also:a lōg mo chuil is mo cealg | mad rom-gab muin mō
cach mairg, ZCP vi 263 § 5.
(e)in Bérla na f.,knowledge,science,art: doraa in main (.i.
80dochonnaic an eladha), ZCP v 488 § 7. don maoin (.i. don
eladain), 489.1 .