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Maín npr. m. Name of Morand's fosterer: Main cerd, YBL
139a47 . Mǽn a ainm-síde, cerd ind ríg, ZCP xii 273.24 .
Morand is called mac Maein, Corm. Y 37 , m. ¤ Main, 863 (where
85the name is otherwise expld.). Morann mac Maoin, Keat. ii
3658 ; see also IT iii 188 fg., ZCP xi 72. The orig. name of
Labraid Loingsech, King of Ireland, also called L. Maín, who
is said in legend to have been dumb (maen) in his boyhood.
Móen Ollam: amlabar side dano co mho fer mór, ZCP iii 3.22
= Maín 6.3 . Maín ollom-som i tossaig, Labraid Móen iar sin,
5 8.22 . Labraidh Maén, Cóir An. 175. Loingsech móen (the
same individual), Met. Dinds. ii 50. Cf. Keat. ii p. 162 fg.
Máon mac Etna (name of a poet), Corm. Y 883 = Mæn m.
Edaine, Corm. p. 30.

mainbthech adj o, ā. wealthy, opulent? fuarammar morthír m. ¤
10toirthech trebthach, SR 4701. Macha m. ¤ `das reiche Armagh',
Bruchst. i § 146 = mainbtheath, FM 987 (`treacherous'
O'Don.). is oirdnidhe an cathair . . . is mainbhthech, Misc.
Hag. Hib. 32.4 . err mrogæ mainbt[h]ig, H. 3.18, 717 (quoted
Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 49 ). Loṅgsech . . . mor mind m. ¤ , Ält. Ir.
15Dicht. i 41 § 31 ( Rawl. 115b25 ). manna mainbhthecha .i. . . .
imat ndaghmaine, O'Dav. 1270. mainbhtheach .i. cealgach,
O'Cl. is prob. meant for muinbech.

mainbthige n[iā, f.] wealth, opulence? confoghlatar dire itir min
(leg. miad?) ┐ nin ┐ m. ¤ `the "dire-"fine is distributed according to
20. . . wealth
', Laws iv 378.22 ; glossed: itir miadh .i. airmitin
┐ meit .i. a graidh do marbdilib ┐ do celib ┐ mainbthighi, H.
3.18 p. 242b ( O'C. 454 ).

mainche n iā, f., (abstr. from manach, or perhaps <monachia
`cella seu obedientia ab Abbatia dependens', Du Cange ).
25(a) a monastic family or community: cach m. ¤ (.i. fine manach),
Laws iii 36.1 , 6 . sléchtid Iserninus du Patricc for a manchi ┐
a andoóit, Ardm. 18a1 = Thes. ii 241.3 , Trip. 344. biaid relec
d'arc[h]anglib im c[h]luain . . . do dín ma degmainc[h]e `to
preserve my good services
' (? to protect my community), BColm.
30 30.23 . loc a hadnaicthi 'n-a húir mainche dilis `in its own con-
ventual
(?) mould', RC xii 424.18 .
(b) service (gifts, tribute) rendered to a monastic community
or its head:
cuir na saermanach . . . gin cindu do techt fuithib
acht giallna ┐ mainche, Laws ii 218.2 Comm. focerd a
35mainche fri eagluis, iii 68.5 (i.e. becomes a `manach' or eccle-
siastical tenant?). is eadh is ail damh, mas airichthe mo
dhuthracht curub airichte mo m. ¤ la Senán (i.e. that S. may
perceive not only my zeal but these tangible proofs of it),
Lism. L. 2363. im ba ar ndilsi co n-ar claind a mainche duit-si?
40 Anecd. i 41 (`shall we and our descendants be in servitude to
thee?
' Ériu iv 43 ).

1 mainches n ā, f., (< manach; for suffix cf. laíches) a nun ; an
early word denoting not a cloistered nun but one who made
a religious profession and in some cases apparently was asso-
45ciated in service with an abbot or bishop. Mathona . . . quae
tenuit caille o Patraic ┐ o Rodán ┐ robo manchess dóib, Trip.
98.5 = mainches, Lat. Lives 25 (= monacha fuit illis). man-
chess do Cheithiuch Comgilla, Trip. 104.21 = Comgella est
monacha Cethiaco, Lat. Lives 28. mances duitsi mhé, RC xiv
5048 § 56. muc gacha manaig ┐ cacha mainchisi, Trip. 560.5 .
mór manach is mainches mall, Fél. 88.10 . do mhuinnter ┐ do
manaigh ┐ do mhaincesa, BNnÉ 79 § 153. domaincheass
ainm do boin .i. dam-manchess .i. mainchess bo an ox-nun
(i.e. cow), O'Mulc. 321. mainces soiscela `a gospel nun', Lism. L.
55 p. xv ; perh. a woman who had been under the spiritual direc-
tion of the abbot, cf. similar expression under manach (c).

2 mainches n u, m., (manach) service due to the head of a monastic
community; the service and by extension sphere of authority of
an abbot . ro an ina mainces iaramh remained in his (Mochuda's)
60 service (i.e. became a monk), BNnÉ 294 § 17. a mainches ┐ a
moirthermann Molaisi `in the subject district and termon of M.',
247 § 199 . dligim do Cholam . . . 's d'Adomnan . . . cuairt a m. ¤
┐ a cell gach tres bliada[i]n, Fen. 298.1 . Esp. in pl. rights or
dues (in service or tribute) of an abbot or monastic community:
65 dioghbáil ag sliocht Aodha da ttréiget mo mhainchesa if they
forsake my services
, BNnÉ 266 § 233. dlegar mar a bhḟuigter
na mainchisa a ngabháil ann it is proper to receive benefactions
in the place where they are forthcoming
(i.e. offered), Acall. 689.
na dilsig mo manchasa do not alienate my dues (said by St.
70Caillín to Adamnán), Fen. 414.10 . Of religious duties or
observances in wider sense: drem . . . a n-ifrinn . . . nach
fagann . . . mainches soirb da saoradh, ZCP xii 390.1 . Of
monastic profession: iar ngabháil habite manchessa ime
monastic habit, FM iii 294.

75 ? mainchige n(manach) the monastic life or profession: tiagaid
a manaich uadhi ar ni fiu leo manchidhi, H. 3.18 p. 381b
( O'C. 834 ).

mainchín n m. `a person maimed in the hand ', O'R. As sobriquet:
Murchad m. ¤ ` cripple-hand ', O'Gr. Cat. 333.35.

80 mainchine xsee manchaine.

maind xsee mann.

Maind n.l. in m. ¤ Conáin, Irish name of Anglesey (Mona).
gabsait Moind Conáin, LL 6b26 . i mMaind Conain, 7a37 .
a mM. ¤ Chonain, BB 27b7 . i Moinn Conain, Leb. Gab. i 114.4 .
85 i mMaen Chonain, AU 864.

maindecht xsee mainnecht.