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1 mairt n= Lat. Martis (g s. of Mars) in expression: dia m. ¤
Tuesday . SR 8708. is dia M. ¤ doronadh an talam, Laws i
26.21 .

2 Mairt npr. m. the god Mars (prob. a later Mid.Ir. loan-word;
in SR 103 the Lat. form Mars is used). do M. ¤ .i. do dea in
5cathæ, CCath. 3704. rind Mairt the planet of Mars, 1031 . co
tempul m. ¤ , PH 2486. ídal m. ¤ , 2500 .

3 mairt n i, f., (orig. g s., see 1 Mairt) Tuesday . m. ¤ .i. a Marte .i.
dia catha la geinti, Corm. Y 892. luan do thobar, in m. ¤ don
lind, Laws iv 216.24 . in mh. ¤ ria Cáisc, LB 120 marg. sup.
10 adaig máirti ria Samain, RC xxii 416. a mochdeadhoil na
maidne Mairti, MR 112.4 .

mairteóir n m., i- and gutt. st. IGT Dec. § 50 (g s. -óir, -óra,
-órach). A martyr: see mairtireach.

mairtínech n o, m., a cripple: do bhí `n-a mhairtíneach, Acts
15 xiv 8 .

mairtir xsee martir.

mairtírech n o, m., a martyr; used in late Mid. and Mod.Ir.
chiefly to form pl. of martir and perh. originally a g p. form of
that word. altoir fo anmaimm martírech, Lat. Lives 93.
20 tassi Póil ┐ Petair . . . ┐ martirech immda archena, Trip. 474.
12 ( LB 28b ). i n-oentaid mairtirech ┐ apstal, PH 8073 , cf. 255 ,
6173 . ar commairgi . . . na mm. ¤ , Ir. Lit. 92. ar an mairtírech
(= pro martyre), TSh. 4845. na mairtírigh 4841 . aifrin[n] na
mairtiorach, Luc. Fid. 203.12 (= mairtéorach?). d'fuil mhair-
25tíreach Íosa, Rev. xvii 6. mar martireachaibh, Fl. Earls.
208.14 .

mais(s) n fine see mass.

maise n iā, f., (orig. io, n.; n s. with art. a masse , Wb. 28c25 ) abstr.
of 2 mass. Goodliness, comeliness, fineness, chiefly of external
30qualities and appearance . maisse, gl. pulchritudo, Ir. Gl. 927.
maise, gl. decor, 1083 . maisi (id.), 1108 . mimaisi, gl. dedecor,
1084 , 1109 . ni pi cian a masse in choirp, Wb. 28c25 . eter mét
┐ miad ┐ masse, TBC 5297 = maisi, TBC² 3224. ótchondcatar
in miad ┐ in mórmassi sin do bith for Íasón, LL 217b31 ( TTr.
35 55 ). a chroch noem . . . ro gabaiss maisse la sochraide, PH
2447. a maisi fororda in pardais! 8333 . maisi greinc, BNnÉ
193.6 . do mhúch maise gach leasa is gach áruis, Keat. Poems
496. maise a faicsena, Jas. i 11. g s. as attrib.: a múr masse
maic C., LL 21a9 ; cf. ar dreich ndendmaisse, BDD 100 g . Of
40 worldly state or pomp: maisse (.i. biad maith ┐ etach) doíne,
Hy. ii 5. cen chorthair partaing russi, | cen gorm, cen derg,
cen maissi finery , Ériu iii 96 § 5 , cf. Arch. iii 320.1 . maisi [a
ṡluaigh] for Maigh Muirthemhne `the mustering (? parade) of
his army
', BR 6.7 . ropo do Meidb a maisse | in lá for múr
45Muccaisse that day was one of state for M., Met. Dinds. iii 392.
ba de bóe iar masse brón mourning followed on glory, LL 154a
29 ; cf. Met. Dinds. ii 38.35 . fiadh maise `the Lord God of order
or system
', P. O'C.
In fig. sense of that which is seemly , becoming: mo thasi for
50coí | bád masi la Dia, LU 9976 (`my remains being lamented
will be pleasing to God
', Proc. R.I.A. iii 538 § 37 ). co mbad
hed no gessed . . . co ṁmaissi, Fél. Ep. 218. léghaim fa mhaisi
. . . leabhar Molaisi `with delight' (?), BNnÉ 260 § 220. Esp.
of that which confers dignity, lustre, renown, etc., credit,
55 ornament, glory: dond eclais noeb ba masse, SR 4531. ní cheil
maissi dona mnaíb | Temair cen taissi ar tócbáil (= the build-
ing of T. redounds to the glory of women), Met. Dinds. i 6
(dobeir maisi v.l.). is ferr in mhaisi duin bas d'fagbail it is
more honourable for us to die
, RC xix 156.6 . robo maith a
60maisi dó é it was a great credit to him, ZCP vi 94.34 . is m. ¤
limm = is mass limm: nir bo miadh no m. ¤ leisna maithib . . .
tarcaisne do tabairt orrto, CF 23. nirbo maisi les gan a aincridi
do iarraid for Grecaib, Aen. 26. Cf. TBC² 2021 , CCath. 5355.
níor mh. ¤ leis aoinní da raibhe aige i gcomhair na fleidhe he did
65not think anything he had prepared for the feast good enough
,
Keat. iii 1052. cumad air fesin no beth maisi in catha do
brisedh that he himself might have the glory of routing the foe,
Lism. L. 3106. in t-ár doratsat námait na Roman forto, a
maissi . . . sin do bith don righ Romanach that the Roman chief
70should reap the honour . . . of the slaughter inflicted on the Roman
people by their enemies
, CCath. 3184. Ironical: uair massi
madma lind dula esti (= to leave would gain us the credit of
taking to flight), LL 264b7 ( MU 18.15 ); cf. luidh Conall . . . go
Dún Liamhna . . . i n-ar marbhadh madhma mas, Keat. ii
755764 (poem), where last two words may be a cheville.

maisech adj o, ā. deriv. of 2 mass and used in same senses. mas .i.
maisech, O'Dav. 1230. O'Cl. nírba massech mina cháerchach
`do not dress elegantly unless you possess sheep', Tec. Corm.
§ 11.8 . maiseach dam-sa isi . . . maiseach misi don ingin, YBL
80 173a35 = massa . . . massech, LL 149b45 . Núadha maissech,
Cóir An. 183. Cāin ┐ Alaind ┐ Massech (alleg. npr. f.), LL 30d
62 . féinnidh . . . maiseach, Keat. Poems 1466. an bhean
mháoth mhaiseach, Deut. xxviii 56. ba degmhaissech cach
dóid ima mbidis na failghi, Cóir An. 11. ór m. ¤ , O'Dav. 1230.
85 mag mórmassech, Met. Dinds. iii 426. múr maiseach, Keat.
Poems 1494. senchas m. ¤ `the pleasant legend', Met. Dinds. iii
336 . ní maiseach an moladh i mbéal an pheacthaigh (= spe-
ciosa), TSh. 1764. má's maiseach an iarraidh neirt dod rígh
if that be a creditable means for your king to get power, Content.
v. 176. ní maiseach liom do labhra, xxi 3 .