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masla (maslad) n m. and f. insult, opprobrium, disgrace: fuarus
in m. ¤ ┐ in t-imdergadh sin, ZCP vi 282.18 . nách fuairsid m. ¤ ,
Misc. Celt. Soc. 372.1 . ba mór an masladh [nāire v.l.] leo orra
85féin they deemed it a great affront to themselves, ZCP iv. 406.1 .
dá dtuga do shúil m. ¤ dhuit (= si scandalizat te), TSh. 7255.
Prov. vi 33. adhbhar na masla móire, PBocht 12.30 . ? a
chac ar maslaid! IT iii 88 § 106.

maslach adj o, ā. abusive, insolent: milid m. ¤ mitreorach, ZCP xviii
204.11 .

5 masladach n a clattering or clashing noise: m. ¤ na claidem, CCath.
4651. atcluinti . . . m. ¤ ┐ tusledach na trenfer trascairte, 5932 .
masladhach .i. fuaim no foghar, O'Cl.

maslaigid v i, (masla) affronts, insults: ná maslaigh an chléir!
Oss. iv 38.25 . masluighidh sé a Chruthaightheóir, Prov. xiv
1031 . vn. maslugad u,m. is meth enich ┐ is maslugud míled
disgrace to a soldier, Fianaig. 72.32 . gan truagh . . . don mhnaoi-
se dá masloghadh without pity for this woman's insults, A. Ó
Dálaigh liii 5 . g s. tar éis ar masluighthe , 1 Thess. ii 2.

maslaigthech adj o, ā. abusive, insulting: do scríobh go maslaigh-
15theach orra, Keat. i p. 34 . gur dhíbreadar D. as an Scitia go
maslaightheach, ib. 228.15 . breath mhasluigheach, 2 Pet.
ii 11.

? masrad: n nim-rumart-sa mamasrad [leg. mo m. ¤ ?] | fien gor-
mainech goburglas, Fianaig. 10 § 8 (= company, band of fol-
20lowers ?). Cf. cele manchaine maor nan na masrad .i. for
fairiut manchuine, H. 3.18 p. 250 ( O'C. 480 ); maor nan na m. ¤
.i. for farrud dligi[s?]-som dia cuairt rig, ib., where na m. ¤
seems = ina m. ¤ = ina [ḟ]arrad in his company.

1 mass nMid.Ir. generally mais(s) ā,f. (Lat. massa).
25(a) the primordial mass or formless matter from which creation
proceeded: hisin mais n-ecruthaigthe, Thes. ii 10.19 ( BCr. 18a ).
isin mais dia tuiste, Ml. 145d6 . in m. ¤ amra écruthach, SR 24.
ros delb don maiss ecruthaig, 148 . ro thep in firmamint asan
mais moir n-ecruthaigh, Laws i 28.20 Comm. = asin maisi
30 26.22 . isin mais chruinn ildealbaig as' terpad in domun, Ériu
ii 108.11 . cf. 198.3 . mas[s]a .i. mais risan cét-adhbar, O'Gr.
Cat. 243.12. i ndeilbh . . . na maisi áenda écruta, CCath. 303.
isin caip cumascda . . . .i. as in mais, TTebe 3082 . Cf. an masa
ádhbhail éccrutha as ar teibitt an ceathardhúil, MS. Mat.
35 556.16 (M. Ó Cléirigh, a learned form). Hence O'Dav. 1250 :
maiss .i. cruthugud (a wrong inference).
(b) a mass, lump in general: arránic-som maiss n-óir, Trip.
94.19 . tabhradh . . . maiss n-óir asin talmain, BNnÉ 94.13 .
co ndernadh aon mais dib, Aisl. Tund. 105 § 3 = go ndernadh
40. . . fo indamail caoire comhraic, 131 . m. ¤ quasi a mas[s]a .i. on
c[h]aír, Corm. Y 857. mais .i. caor, O'Cl.

2 mass adj o, ā. adj. denoting excellence of appearance or external
quality; commonly of persons fine, handsome, goodly (?), but
also of animals and things; later replaced by mais(s)ech. mas
45.i. maisech, O'Dav. 1230. O'Cl. di rigaib massaib Marggae,
Thes. ii 295.13 ( SP v ). Manannan m. ¤ , SC 45. Dondchad
molbthach m. ¤ , ZCP xi 110 § 34. macc Maire m. ¤ , RC xxiii
316.10 . Maodhócc mas, BNnÉ 255.7 . cairemain maiss, LL
29b41 . ríghe Muimhneach mas, Content. v 182. mná masa
50(massa LU), TBC² 2105. Muire m. ¤ , LL 370b16 ( Arch. Hib. iv
204 ). colla muinreamhra massa, FM i 248.6 (poem). co muicc
maiss, IT i 77.17 . mag már mas, RC v 202 § 20. i nArd
Macha m. ¤ , Ériu viii 67.13 . oc loscud Muman maisse, Arch. iii
304.12 . an muir mas, Leb. Gab. i 18.23 . medair m. ¤ `beautiful
55chant
', Thes. ii 290.9 ( Sg. 204 ). meadar mas oc ōl meda gay (?),
Ériu viii 157.10 . ba mas a menma, Anecd. i 60 § 83. noídenán
menman mais `of goodly mind', Thes. ii 291.10 (Ml.). cid milis
lib a mmid m. ¤ , IT i 77.20 . d'ól meadha mhais, A. Ó Dálaigh
lv 9. ór mas, O'Dav. 1230.
60 Compar. massiu máenib, Thes. ii 295.7 ( SP v ).
is m. ¤ limm I deem becoming (consonant with dignity), usually
in combination with miad: ní miad nó mas lem arm d'imbert
for siriti n-amulach, TBC² 2170. nír miad na m. ¤ leiss ind
úaburdelb druidechta, LU 6537 = maisi, TBC² 2021 ; mais,
65 TBC 2709. ní ba maiss leiss . . . airm do brith o na corpaib,
TBC 687. With DO: gur mais dóibh araon staona[dh] ón
gcath `that it would be to the renown of the two', Oss. iv 138.22 .
? As subst.: tri locha aidble a mmais, LL 5b36 (= aibli
amhuis BB 24b29 ), quoted Keat. i p. 164 .
70In composition with another adj.: imram Mælduin dend-
mais, Anecd. 51 § 5. Mælduin dronmas, § 8. muime mōrmass,
§ 9 . Loarn lānmas, ZCP x 42.26 . ollmas, Thes. ii 295.4 . in
múir masmóir (g s m.), Met. Dinds. iv 96. Cairend . . . na mbríg
masglan, LL 139a31 . With noun: senchas Átha Luain læch-
75maiss `of the goodly champions', Met. Dinds. iii 366. mac
Nessa nithmass (i.e. a champion fighter), IT i 77.21 . riched
rindmas ` star-beautiful ', Fél. Ep. 378.

mastic n(= Lat. masdix) mastic: ? do mástig, Maund. 194
(where some kind of precious stone seems meant). masdix, ib.
80 31 . ? duilleabhur meastuic, 23 K 42, 393.11 (med. text).
maisdix, Rosa Angl. 102 § 32.

mat n a measure (of quantity or weight)? cuig mata do denum
don .l. ┐ don .x. ced uingi, conid .x. n-uingi ┐ da chēd uingi in
cach mat díb-side, H. 4.22 p. 72a ( O'C. 2090 ), i.e. the 1,050
85ounces are to be divided into lots (?) of 210 apiece? Cf. 1 mát.

1 mát (? mat) n a hand (B.na f.), perhaps an archaic word,
cf. mát- (mád-) lorg = maglorg and mátán. m. ¤ .i. lám, Corm.
p. 29 = mat, Corm. Y 943. mad .i. lam, Lec. Gl. 449. ina mat
(.i. ina laimh), ZCP v 483 § 5 = ina mhad, iii 378 .