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malartchae n[iā, f.] (malartach) abuse (of property), destructive-
ness, wastefulness (?) tossach miarli malartcha, LL 345b37 =
malarta, Anecd. iii 16. malairtc[h]i ┐ caithmidi (leg. caith-
mige), ZCP iii 450.9 .

malartnach adj o, ā. (<malart treated as n-st.) destructive, bane-
5ful: a oirchindich malartnaich! (of Satan), YBL 152b17 , cf.
PH 3927. Wasteful: intí ropo m. ¤ , co rop mesarda (= qui fuit
prodigus), PH 5621.

malartnaid n i, m., a destroyer: is esside int ídal ┐ malartnaig
in uli anmund, PH 1294. a malartnaig na n-anmund!
10 1368 .

malartnaige n iā, f., abstr. of malartnach. comedaiged mo
firinde . . . ┐ nā rād[ed] malartnaige nā hēgora, YBL 168a27 .

malartnaigid v i, denom. destroys: ro aitchestar . . . nā ro
mhalartnaighedh an scolóc, BNnÉ 41 § 84. ro mallartnaighit
15lais he, FM i 474.2 . ro malartnaigheadh iad ina ccethramh-
naibh were quartered, vi 2258.21 . v 1688.9 . vn. do mhalart-
nucchadh , v 1728.7 .

malcad n m. rotting, putrefying? as glas . . . iarna m. ¤ -maistred
`after having been churned to putrefaction', Hib. Min. 66 § 9.
20 malcadh ` rottenness, rotting ', O'R.

maldachaid xsee mallachaid.

maldacht, -ae xsee mallacht, -a.

mall adj o, ā. d s m. maull, Sg. 183b3 . d s f. maill, ib. n p m. (as noun)
maill, Ml. 20a26 .
25(a) slow (in movement or action), generally implying slug-
gishness or inertness . m. ¤ nó doe, gl. tardus, Sg. 66a7 (cf. Ml.
20a26 ). m. ¤ nó baéth, gl. hebes, 66a5 . gl. morantem, 64a5 .
cumscugud m. ¤ , Wb. 25d26 . dosnicfa cobir cid m. ¤ , 5c5 . m. ¤ .i.
mollis .i. maoth amail nā beth cnāim and, Corm. Y 906.
30 manip m. ¤ beti occae if they do not loiter over it, Mon. Tall. § 53.
ba m. ¤ lais dogein in ben in folcadh he thought the woman was
slow in preparing the bath
, Laws i 72.34 . rethid is ní ro-máll,
TBC 3361. inghen . . . fá m. ¤ troigh, Ir. Texts ii 70 § 14. m. ¤ a
ccomhrádh slow of speech, Exod. iv 10. seal go luath ┐ seal
35go m. ¤ , TSh. 1656. a theacht 'sa neart, m. ¤ do thriall he was
slow in attempting it
(?), Content. vi 230. mall-bha chíochlána
slow-moving kine with full udders, Studies 1929, 594 § 11 .
Compar. mailliu, Thes. ii 14.35 ( BCr. 25c1 ). nirbo mailli dolotar
olmbatar in charpait, TBC² 3537. is gnáth mirr do thabairt
40im chorpaib . . . conid maillite thinaid that they may waste
away more slowly
, PH 7023. nír moillitte a rúaig none the
slower was his rush
, BNnÉ 139.42 . ? Superl. mol ┐ hond, ar
issed déide as maillem i mmuilend, Corm. p. 29 s.v. muilend
(= is muilend i mmuilend, Corm. Y 874 ).
45Freq. in composition with vn. etc., expressing motion or
action: ic mall-ascnam in mara, CCath. 2871. ag maillcheim-
niuccadh, FM v 1760.21 . a Diarmait, a mallchobair slow in
help
, ZCP iii 204.4 . atbath Fintan . . . do m. ¤ -chrine slow
decay
, MacCarthy 144. long m. ¤ -rāmach slow-rowing , IT iii 89
50§ 115 = Bruchst. i § 80 . an maillthriall doghníodh slow pace,
TSh. 7626.
In sense late, tardy: in mall-aithrige, LU 2410 ; PH 8203
(= sera poenitentia). cóilis mhall late cabbage, Corp. Astron.
54.22 . co m. ¤ co moch late or early, SG 245.53 .
55(b) freq. as epithet of sea, slow-moving, sluggish (? but cf.
(c) below). meirge mara maill, SR 4003. immar thuile mara
maill, Met. Dinds. iii 176. anfad in mara moill, ZCP x 345 § 9.
Cog. 10.1 . Of rivers, etc.: gér mh. ¤ an tSiúir, Keat. Poems
1517. i gcrích Ulad na n-es mall `placid (i.e. not swollen un-
60duly
)', O'Gr. Cat. 384.11. So in compd.: 'sa Midhe mallaibh-
nidh `of the gentle rivers', Ériu v 54.22 .
(c) of places, perh. in sense massive, broad, vast , Meyer,
Bruchst. i § 20 n. Mide m. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iv 52. for Midi m. ¤ ,
LL 185a22 ( Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 32 ). co Maistin maill, IT iii 9
65§ 10 = Bruchst. i § 20 . in m. ¤ -mag, Cog. 122.23 .
Cf. further: adlaic damsa ech m. ¤ moṅgach, LL 45b20 =
MS. Mat. 489 , RC xxxvi 263 § 21 (where `ech' denotes figura-
tively a stretch of territory). nasc m. ¤ mná nāre Etair, Met.
Dinds. iii 104 (where `nasc' seems used of a stretch of coast or
70reef of rocks). dar muir ┐ dar mallcladh, Anecd. ii 41 § 17.
adrochair Aillen . . . tairnic a mhaill-néill heavy clouds, i.e.
stupor (?), Acall. 1749. m. ¤ -tréad muc `a large herd of swine',
Atlantis iv 170 . maill-tréada muc ┐ caorach, Eachtra M. an
Iolair 7 . fá mhallbhruachaibh na motharmhala (of eyebrows),
75 Todd Lect. iv 96 § 38.
(d) common epithet of the eye, always complimentary (cf.
Dante, Purg. vi 63 ), slow-moving, steady, gentle? rinn roisc a
minchinn is m. ¤ , Arch. iii 308.5 . mall-rosc mór meicc ríg
Hérenn, Ériu iv 96.2 . as a derc ra-mhoill ra-glais, 112 § 7 .
80 súl-mall ` soft-eyed ', 116 § 19 . ríoghan an ruisg mhoill, A.
Ó Dálaigh i 4. matal ríogh mallṡúilech Múaidhe, KMMisc.
170.14 . In dwanda-compd. with other adj.: a ruisc mhaill-
réid, SG 265.6 .
(e) used of women or young persons, in complimentary
85 sense, implying dignity, gentleness or modesty of demeanour:
Eaba in m. ¤ mhór, Ériu iv 112 § 8. [ac tab]uirt duit mna
moilli, ZCP xiii 17.17 . mná malla, SG 65.16 . mo chean don
mhoill úir iodhain, Gofraidh Fionn v 24 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ).
macān m. ¤ secht mbliadan, ZCP vi 266 § 2.