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masla (maslad) n m.andf. 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 [nāirev.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 aclatteringorclashing 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 armasluighthe , 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,bandoffol-
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., wherena m. ¤
seems =ina m. ¤ =ina [ḟ]arrad in his company.

1 mass nMid.Ir. generallymais(s) ā,f.(Lat.massa).
25(a)theprimordial massorformless matterfrom 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)amass,lumpin 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 personsfine,handsome,goodly(?), but
also of animals and things; later replaced bymais(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(massaLU), 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 Ideem becoming(consonant with dignity), usually
in combination withmiad: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. WithDO:gur mais dóibh araon staona[dh] ón
gcath`that it would be to the renown of the two', Oss. iv 138.22 .
? Assubst.: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
múirmasmóir (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 ameasure(ofquantityorweight)? 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=maglorgandmátán.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 .