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mebal(mebul) n ā,f., O.Ir.n s. mebul(Glosses; butmebuil, Ml.
138c8 ).meabhal(meabhailincorrect),g s. meabhla, IGT Dec.
§ 37. In late Mid. and Mod.Ir. alsoo,m.
(a)a cause ofshame, adisgrace: dinim .i. mebal nó aisc,
5 O'Mulc. 335. meabhal .i. nár, O'Cl. In Glosses used as pred.
with cop. in expressions:is m. ¤ dom it is a cause of shame to
me ;is m. ¤ limm I am ashamed .arnap mebul domsa mo irbāg
(gl.ne . . . erubescamus), Wb. 16d11 . 24a30 .is mebol damsa
. . . mani fuil imorbága I am put to sshame unless there is a con-
10test
, LU 1472 ( MU 48.23 ).is mebul duit . . . laigi fri bangrád,
SC 30. is mebul dom imrādud a mét élas uaimm shame to my
thoughts how they stray from me!
Ériu iii 14.2 .ní mebul do
Ultaib uli a thabairt dó to award it to him(i.e.Cú Ch.)would
be no slur on all the (other) Ulstermen
, FB 14. nach mebhal
15doibh féin an cuairt? Cog. 98.35 .ní mebul lemm precept
soscéli( =non erubesco evangelium), Wb. 1b10 ,cf. 29d18 , 30a6 .
is mebul leu in tan nad rucat they are ashamed when. . ., Ml.
87c3 .ba mebul lē dul issi torruch, IT i 139.29 .ba mmebul
lee buith donaib ócaib cen biad she was ashamed that the
20youths were left without food
, LL 249b6 ( TBFraích, Med. and
Mod.Ir. Ser.v 136 ),cf. ZCP iv 37.18 .beith a mbochta ní
mebol poverty is no disgrace, Arch. iii 321 § 6. Col ┐Mebul┐
Eraise, TBC² 1766 (allegor.npr. f.).ní dénat acht mebáil
indiu they are acquitting themselves shamefully(of discomfited
25warriors), LU 1513 = MU 52.8 .cen ruci cen mebail, FA 35.
cách a ndénaidh frisin ingin do mhebail (mebhul .i. olc) all the
wrong you do the maiden
, ZCP v 524.20 .comét mo lāma . . .
nar chlechtat . . . atchuingid fo mebail lest they be accustomed
to seek what is shameful
, ZCP vi 259 § 8. ní hosnad iar mbebail
30. . . is ósnad iar mbúaid(i.e.after discomfiture), FB 89. g s.
caintmeblæ , O'Mulc. 203. rūn meblai, Arch. iii 306 § 9. mod
mebla, LL 144a26 .
(b)transf. in concrete sensepudenda: mebul[meabhul,
mebalMSS.].i. ball bannda na mna . . . do dechsain a mebla
35.i. a náire, O'Dav. 1264 =a mebuil, 1225 .
(c) deceit,guile,treachery(common later meaning): brecc
nó m. ¤ , O'Mulc. 789. meabhal .i. feall, O'Cl. brég (.i. cealg nó
mebhul), ZCP v 524.29 .Brēg ┐ Meng ┐ Meabal, Corm. Y 723.
doronsat Saxain mebuil for Bretnu, LU 234 ,cf. Todd Nenn.
40 102.2 .feall ┐ meabal . . . do dénum air, Fianaig. 70.5 .meabal
ar Sil M. la Murchertach treachery (was practised) on, RC xviii
15.26 (Tig.).Dondchadh . . . do marbadh la hA. . . . a mebuil
treacherously , xvii 337.6 ,cf. FM i 484.15 ( =dolose, CS 152.18 ).
a mac do marbadh la Hua C. tre meabul, RC xviii 192.36 .
45 ro ferad faeilti gan meing gan mebail re C., Acall. 6902. lucht
fingaile ┐ mebla, RC xxviii 318 § 30. crech meabla`a treacher-
ous foray
', AU ii 114.4 .aisling meabhuil an illusive vision,
E. O'Rahilly vi 1(1911).chum meabhla do dhénamh air a
sheirbhíseachaibh`to deal subtilly with', Psa. cv 25. The follg.
50exx. may represent (a):m. ¤ fo t[h]uinn [sic leg.?] fosluide, cid
fīada fuilt ḟindbuidi( = `beauty is only skin-deep'), ZCP vi
267 § 3. tuilledh ele as dliccedh duibh, | mart, muc is molt gan
meabail`without deceit', BNnÉ 269.16 (butcf. do gadadh úam
mart meabhla, IGT Dec. ex. 963 ).

55 meblach adj o, ā. (mebal) shameful,disgraceful;deceitful: dorigset
claind meblaig(of Lot's daughters), Rawl. 72a27 .óen mac
dec Cannain chliaraig | meblaig mergig mormíadaig, LL
142a33 (cf. Gen. x 15 - 18 ).Pluton mebhlach mi-dheamunnach,
RC x 180.21 .do mian na merdrighi meblaighi, ZCP vi
60276.19 .do chind pecthach mengachmeblach , Arch. iii 243.1
(g p.).an dá mhaighisttir mheabhlacha(i.e.Luther and Cal-
vin), MacAingil 468.2 .oireachtas daoine meabhlach, Jerem.
ix 2. Of things:gaí lang .i. gai meablach, Cóir An. 239. sódh
mheabhlach mheangach delusive , TSh. 2120. breug mea-
65bhlach, Keat. i 48.19 . As nickname:Magnus m. ¤ , ALC i 652.13 .

meblugud n u,m., (mebal) putting to shame,disgracing: bá
maith leo cen m. ¤ na rígna that the queen was not put to shame,
LU 4232 ( SG 83 ).Esp.seducing(a woman): mad lam fo etach
dia meabluccudh, Cáin Ad. § 50. urgabail mna cen a meablu-
70ghadh, Laws v 476.26 (quoted O'Dav. 1262 with gl.:m. ¤ .i.
dul co mnai).fiach a meblaigthi, iii 354.3 .ba holc fria
macaibh L. mebhlughudh a sethar, Misc. Celt. Soc. 26.1 .
a meblugadh .i. póg, lán-eneclann inn, Nero A VII fo. 153a
( O'Don. 2228 ).

75 1 mebrach adj o, ā. (mebair) remembering,mindful(of), hence
familiar with,versed in , with acc. ori n-:isam m. ¤ -sa inní
diatá, Acall. 5414 ,cf. 3115 , 7305 .[isam] meabruch ann, 1963 .
bat mebrach 'sind noebscriptuir, Arch. iii 313 § 13. am m. ¤ -sa
[eolus-sav.l.] i sreathaib senchusa hÉrend, Ériu iv 138 § 13.
80 Intelligent,quick-witted: badar . . . aobhda, maordha, mea-
bhrach` facetious ', Oss. v 136.10 (poem of late 16th cent.).

2 mebrach subst. meabhrach sgeinne géire fá n-a thaoibh
`a sharp knife-dagger' (?), ITS i 40.26 .

mebraid v i=mebraigid.ríoghan . . . do mheabhradh modh
85`who minded courtesy', PBocht 8 § 21.

mebraigid v i(mebair) (a) commitstomemory;learns: (depon.)
ma memraigther féli`if thou remember feasts', Fél. Mar. 2
(mebraigter,-ther,-thir,mebraighir v.l.).mebruigh[-uidh
MS.]na sailm ! ZCP xii 385.26 .memraigh ind aislingi-si !
Aisl. MC 116.4 .mébraigis in scoloc na runda, 17.11 .senchus
5Maodhocc meabhraigh lat, BNnÉ 251 § 207. bendacht ar
cech óen mebraigfes go hindraic táin amlaid seo, TBC 6206
(scribe's colophon).dobēr-sa nem dá gach aen mebreochuss
an moladh, BCC § 336. gor mebraigh se legend na hecluissi re
tri mí uadh learned from him, § 250 .ná mebhraig éigsi !
10 cultivate not the poetic art, O'Gr. Cat. 392.10. cid ag Leth
Cuinn . . . do mebhraighis do mhacchleasa you learned (prac-
tised
), MR 302.5 .briathra Chríosd gé dochluinim | ní hiad as
mho mheabhruighim, Studies 1933, 307.5 .
(b) rehearses,recites(?) and by extensionhands down,
15 records: mebrugaid beóil lips, make mention of it, Met. Dinds.
iii 46. conid iat na crosana sin ro meabraidhset in duan who
handed down
, ZCP xii 291.35 .amail adubairt C.C., mar
mebruighes Adamnan air as A. records of him, BCC § 269.
amail mebruighter a lebur na Rigraide, § 214 .Cf. i mbear-
20taibh rann do mheabhruigh Homér he recalled H., E. O'Rahilly
xxii 160(1911).
(c) excogitates,devises(mod.): do mheabhruigh gangaid is
gó, E. O'Rahilly xix 6(1911).a ghallbhuidhean ler' mea-
bhruigheadh ar gcrochadh, D. MacCárrthaigh 40.153 .