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mebraigid v i (mebair) (a) commits to memory; 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 extension hands 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 .

25 mebrugud n u, m., vn. of mebraigid. (a) the act of remembering,
committing to memory, learning: cométar ocainn . . . a m. ¤ na
laíde `the memory of the lay', Met. Dinds. iii 42. ro erb don mac
m. ¤ a aiccepta, Fél. 12.14 . co mbad erusaite do chách a m. ¤
a beth cummair that it might be more easily committed to
30memory for being short
, PH 7862. sgeala is mhaith re a mhea-
bhrughad, Ir. Texts ii 99 § 26. re mebrachad, 54 § 33 . ro an
in scribtúir aicce gan sáethar gan meabhruccadh without
study
, BNnÉ 3 § 3. ag meabhrughadh míorúin ┐ mailise
meditating , TSh. 3042. g s. teach meabhraighthe ar mac soir-
35bhidh, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 5 .
(b) recalling, recording: ata Adhamnan ga mebrughadh cor
foillsigh Día morán, BCC § 225.

mebsain n f. late vn. formation from reduplicated tenses of
maidid. (a) breaking forth, bursting out: liaa uiscce do mhea-
40bhsin a ttaobh Sléibhe C., FM i 510.1 . ag meaphsain dia
nccen ┐ dia nccaire forra smiles and laughter breaking forth
from them
, Ériu iv 58 z .
(b) breaking (of a battle), defeat , with RE of victor, FOR of
vanquished: m. ¤ ria Muiredach, ZCP viii 317.26 , cf. Rawl.
45 142a34 , LL 332c37 . iar meabhsain an catha forra, FM i 46.10 .
an cuinsgleo do mheabhsain ar Mhuimhneachaibh, ML 16.14 .

mebul xsee mebal.

meca n n, f., meaca (g s. meacan, n p. -ain, a p. -na), IGT Dec. § 6.
A variant form of mecon?

50 mécnach (mecnach?) napparently some kind of poetic com-
position special to the mac fuirmid or pupil in his second year:
mécnach [mecnach v.l.] m̄c fuirmida, IT iii 31.16 .

mecon (-an) n o, m., meacan, IGT Dec. § 17.23 . A root, esp.
a tap-root or edible root: meccon, gl. radix, Sg. 69a2 . in mec-
55cunn , gl. radicem, Ml. 135c10 . mecon, Corm. Y 933. m. ¤ cech
losa, Ériu ix 66.6 . Bun ┐ m. ¤ , TBC² 2810 (allegor. n.pr. m.) =
Mecconn, TBC 4341. du. dā mecon do mur-rathaig, Fél. 88.38 .
pl. meacain na mara, Ériu v 184.387 . connā facabtis cid
mecnu na fér hi talam, IT i 136.3 . fidh cain cin mecna, Laws
60 iv 328.30 Comm. nac duaigh si biadh . . . acht fér ┐ mecoin,
Études Celt. i 86.3 . tir tri meccon, Laws v 18.6 Comm. (i.e.
the richest soil, known by the presence of three weeds remark-
able for their large roots, the thistle, ragwort and wild carrot,
Petrie, Round Towers 218 ). tuc glacc do mecnaib remra
65millse dam, PH 519. mias meacain, Hackett xxvi 169. buain
mela ar mecnaib ibair (a hopeless undertaking), BB 299a15 .
Freq. in botanical names, folld. by gen. or other defining
word, see Hogan Luibhl. m. ¤ tua (the great burdock, Stokes),
Arch. i 331.4 = in meacan tughan, RC ix 227. an meacain
70righ ( = pastinaca) parsnip , R.I.A. 23 K 42, 333. 14 . Transf.
of a knotted muscle: tancatár tulfethi a orcan . . . co mbá
métithir muldor[n]d míled cech m. ¤ dérmár díbide, LU 6450
( TBC² 1936 ); cf. Compert Con C. 102.25 ( Med. & Mod.Ir.
Ser. iii ). Fig.: m. ¤ cinadh . . . .i. bunadh in cinadh root of crime,
75 O'Dav. 1252 ; cf. mecon bunan `the original root', Laws v
302.25 Comm.

med n ā, f., medh, IGT Dec. § 39.17 . Occas. masc. in late lang.
(a) a balance for weighing: gl. libra, Sg. 100a1 ; lanx, 20a3 .
m. ¤ brithemnachtae Dae ( = libra judicii), Ml. 57d8 . i mmeid,
80gl. in stateram, 79b4 . m. ¤ , airmed, forrach, Triads 138. m. ¤
tomais indile a balance for weighing cattle, Corm. Y 1053.
screbul meidi imbiche, 1050 . cen meid mesra, LL 5b11 . ro
curthea i mmeid. nicon rabi méit friged i nnachæ díb sech
araile, 281b18 . an screpal do chor a meidh thomuis, Fl. Earls
85 164.27 . do thomhais mé an t-airgiod annsa meadh, Jerem.
xxxii 10. maor na meidhe (of Archangel Michael), A. Ó
Dálaigh xxxv 15 , cf. xxxiii 8 , PBocht 82 § 5. ag tomhas
meidhe an mheasa the scales of judgement, PBocht 70 § 31.
pl. Lucius Luculus . . . meda . . . do thuscurnud (i.e. L. in-
vented balances), LL 143b17 . ? Midir na med, 209a30 .
5 ardruri Mide na mmed, 184b37 = Arch. ii 83 § 10 `of Meath
of the balances
'. Maedóc na mmed (: Lagen), LL 300b16 ( SG
371 ). meadha an tomhais, Ezek. v 1. Fig. of a judge: meadh
ós míltibh, Hackett xxxix 96.
(b) a weight, measure: medh lán-glaice [sic leg.] d'iaronn
10aithleagtha, RC xxix 136 § 53. dá mheidh do ghrán cruith-
nechta two measures, BNnÉ 26 § 19. do bleith an da meidhe sin,
ib. trí meadha do mhin phlúir, Gen. xviii 6. In abstr. sense:
trí céad . . . muc go meadh `heavy swine', Content. xviii 62.
(c) a counterpoise and hence fig. an equal, match , with gen.
15or DO: bar medh ga héin-eng 'na bfuigbinn? what single nook
is there in which I could find your match?
O'Gr. Cat. 507.8.
ni fuighte med Maghnusa, Ir. Texts ii 56 § 48. terc a medh
righ do rígaib, 63 § 3 . medh comtrom Cormaic . . . ar ceart-
breathaib, ALC i 352.30 , cf. 486.18 . níor mheadh Murchadh
20dho [leg. do Mh.?] mar chuing | 's níor mheadh do Bhrian
Maoilsheachluinn `he was not Murchadh's equal as warrior, as
Maolsheachluinn was not Brain's
', Content. xviii 142. ní
raibhe i Mucroimhe | lámh ba meadh do láimh Lugaidh, v 172 .
ní chuala go bhfuair ollamh | meadh don aisgidh fhuaramar,
25 Studies 1921, 257 § 2 (cf. TD 14.27 ). meadh chosmhail don
Traoi an teagh-soin, TD 6.7 . a gcompánaigh is a gcaraid | do
chách nír chomhthrom an mheadh their comrades and friends
were no match for the world (against them
), PBocht 121 § 22.
nír fhás meadh na mná-sa the like of this woman, 14 § 8 . Cf.
30 co Commar . . . na tteora n-abh a n-oínmhedh (.i. . . . na ttri
n-abhann ccoimhionand i n-aoin ionadh), Leb. Gab. i 128.12 .
(d) measure, means, expedient (late use): ar an modh ┐ leis
an meadh as fearr le Dia, Luc. Fid. 209.10 . gan fhios an
mheadha le ttig neach ar shlighe a slainte, 353.12 : cf. 352.11 .
35(e) doubtful: med n-ercc .i. gort, Anecd. iii 44.18 = Auraic.
5641 (a kenning for the letter g, = cow-balance? but seems
neut.).
Compd. medtosṅgachtigtheid, gl. libripens, Sg. 114a1 .