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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.

malla subst. pl. name of an animal (used as beast of burden):
5 fiche do suimedaib ┐ m. ¤ ┐ dama ┐ asana ┐ echaib ar chena,
Alex. 619 (`Büffel' KMeyer). Leg. múla?

málla io, iā. adj. of uncertain meaning, used of persons in
complimentary sense; sometimes identified with mánla
(` stately, sedate, pleasant ', Dinneen ), but seems an earlier word;
10perh. <mall-da? Cf. malla ` modest, shamefaced, delicate ', O'R.
Of women: Fithithir álaind in m. ¤ , LL 295a32 = SG 360.26 .
Cochnias a mhat[h]air malla (bāgha), FM 432 (poem by Fland
Mainistrech). mná m. ¤ , Ériu ix 8.1 . lámh a ban m. ¤ ` gentle ',
KM Misc. 352.7 . Of men: flaith . . . mor mala mínglan ` lord-
15ly (?)', RC xxviii 322 § 49. fear dingmála gach duine, | an
bind-mālla barrbuidi, Hy Fiach. 250.8 (`chieftain'). rī maith-
mheach m. ¤ , IGT Dec. ex. 17. Maodocc m. ¤ ` modest ', BNnÉ
259.10 . Mlaisi malla miadhach, 249.6 . gnúis óg-mhálla,
Maguires of F. § 100. troighthe co mālla . . . | ocus lámha go
20lánluath (of warriors in battle = slow to retreat, holding
their ground?), Cog. 112.28 .

1 mallach adj o, ā, (<mall?) slow; deliberate? cuir díot go m. ¤ ria
mbás | a bfuil d'fiachaib ag cách ort `scrupulously free thyself
from all debts
', O'Gr. Cat. 590.24.

25 2 mallach n o, m., subst. IGT Dec. § 11 (p. 54 z) . A form of
mallacht?

mallachaid v ā. curses (with acc. or DO). subj. pres. 2 s. ní lour
in bendachad dia mmaldachae , Wb. 5d23 . resan mac mallach-
tan mallachus cách, ZCP viii 203.12 . mallachais an inber,
30 Lat. Lives 50. ro mallach na cronna, 75 . ro mallach do doinib
in tíri sin, Trip. 144.5 . co ro mallachar é, BNnÉ 38 § 72. vn.
in nebmaldachad , Wb. 5d23 . foidit huadib Balám . . . dia
mmallachad, SR 4779. do mallachadh pecthach, Hib. Min.
10.327 . PH 7305 , 8264 . See mallachtae and 1 mallaigid.

35 mallacht n f. O.Ir. maldacht (< Lat. maledictio), orig. n-st.,
passing into ā-st. in O.Ir. period: a s. maldactin, Wb. 2a23 .
a p. maldachta, Ml. 58c4 , Tur. 110 c ( Thes. i 492 ). Later also
m.: mallacht m., g s. -achta and -aicht, IGT Dec. § 25. mal-
lachta f., g s. -n, § 8 .
40 A curse, malediction: gl. maledictio, Ir. Gl. 915. maldacht in
popoil (i.e. the curse incurred by the people), Tur. 111 ( Thes.
i 492 ). doberat maldachtain fórm-sa, TBC² 23. dobertatar
mallachtain do Bricrind, FB 56. berid tríst ┐ mallachtuin
noem nHerenn, Arch. iii 3.23 . na tardum mallachta ar
45mallachtain, PH 6881. ní thiucfa an mhallacht gan adhbhar,
Prov. xxvi 2. In imprecations: m. ¤ a gaiscid fair! TBC² 1527.
m. ¤ na truagh ┐ na tren ar an tí do tug . . ., ZCP vi 58.17 . Mac
mallachtan `a son of curse', a wicked or damned person: of
Satan, ZCP viii 203.11 . mac na mallacta (of Judas), Ériu ii
50120 § 59. comtinól . . . na mac mallachtan, FA 1. a llucht na
mallachtan! PH 7552. do macaibh mallacht ┐ do lucht
dénma uilc, FM iii 286.25 . mac mallacht ar urchoit, AU iii
160.21 . mec mallachtan cin chadus do chill, Ann. Conn. 123
§ 16 .

55 mallachtach adj o, ā. accursed: Leaburcam . . . mirathmar m. ¤ ,
BB 257b29 . ar slicht Caimh coluich . . . mallachtaich, BCC
394.18 . maic mallachtacha sons of perdition, D IV 2, 45rb22 .

mallachta(e) adj io, iā. O.Ir. maldachtae (< Lat. maledictus);
used as part. of mallachaid, but possibly the latter is formed
60from it. Accursed: maldachtae, gl. maledictus, Tur. 136 ( Thes.
i 494 ). bid mallachtha síl do bráthar, Lat. Lives 31. it mal-
lachda in uli dee hídal, PH 2329. dosbera na maccu mallachtu
isin tenid suthain, 7285 (leg. mallachta g s.?).

mallachtaid v ā, denom. (<mallacht) curses: subj. pres. 2 s.
65 mine mallachda ainm Crist, PH 2328. ro mallachtastair Næ
Cam, BB 5a2 .

mallachtnach adj o, ā. accursed: a chined m. ¤ ! PH 1383. hí tég-
dais . . . muchna m. ¤ , 8299 . v p m. a mallachtnachu! 3635 . in
mairg m. ¤ Megera, MR 168.3 .

70 mallachtnaige n iā, f., cursedness, perversity: tre michomairli do
mallachtnaige, MR 294.24 .

1 mallaigid v i, late form of mallachaid. Curses , with acc. or
DO. nā mallaig do duine bodar, PH 7687. fut. 1 s. maillechut-
sa tú, 8262 . an tan mhallaighes duine do Dhia, O'Hussey TC
75 156.6 . do mhalluigh Críost an crann, TSh. 214. cionnus
mhailleochus misi an té nar mhalluigh Día? Numb. xxiii 8.
part. mallaigthe o Dia, PH 7302. malluighthe (= maledictus),
TSh. 616. Numb. xxii 6. vn. ro ghabhsat malloghadh began to
curse
, Buile S. 130.12 . díol coinnealbháitte ┐ malluighthe,
80 TSh. 4668. re mionnuibh an mhalluighe, Numb. v 21.

2 mallaigid v g, (mall) makes slow, retards: gach ni mallaighes
an gluasacht, ITS xiv 20.23 . fig. do mallaigheadh iad ó sinn-
sear `they have degenerated from their ancestors', Top. Poems
62.18 . part. mallaighthe, gl. tardatus, Ml. 122a14 . Cf. mall
85biuc, a L., co rom-gladathar-sa, Hib. Min. 53 § 9 , which seems
imper. of an intrans. vb. mallaid.