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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 .

méd n size and derivv. see mét.

40 medach adj o, ā. (mid) pertaining to (abounding in) mead: loch
Mesc m. ¤ , LL 5b33 = Leb. Gab. i 66.3 . co Muaid medaid
` mead-loving ', Met. Dinds. iii 418. Muiresc ós míne medaig,
430 (= ós m. ¤ meda `smoother than mead' note). Ua M. an
mūir medhuigh, LL 394.20 .

45 medachán n o, m., weight; act of weighing (late): bhí meádhachan
na leice ortha the weight of the flag-stone, Oss. iv 276.19 . gach
nidh do mheadhachan do réir Dé (= res . . . ponderanda),
Imit. 8.4 .

medaid v ā, (med) weighs: (intrans.) meadaid [meada v.l.] sidhe
50dut' mac aile `he is equal (?) to thy other son', IT iii 189.13 (leg.
mead? cf. med (c)). vn. tucc . . . fa chíos Máedocc gan
mebhail, BNnÉ 200 § 33 = gan mheadhadh without weighing
(i.e. unreservedly ) H.

medaigid v i, (med) (a) weighs: do mheaduigh Abraham an
55t-airgead d'E., Gen. xxiii 6. (fig.) meadhuigh re maoile an
tairnge | dul tar cheart dár gcomairghe weigh the injustice . . .
against (the pain of) the blunt nail
, PBocht 79 § 19.
(b) ponders, meditates; deems, judges: meadhuigh ` meditate ',
Eg. Gl. 468. an locht noch medaigheas leis in muighin
60[= mbuidhin] so who form the same opinion as, 23 P 10³,
50b10 . is mór in mheabhal do mheadhuidh-siom d'imirt ar
an occlach, Ériu iv 57 § 36. go meduightear mé re deg-easpol
may I be judged (?), KMMisc. 257.8 .
vn. meadhughadh na néull the balancing of the clouds, Job
65 xxxvii 16. maor meadhuighthe na sé sluagh who weighs,
A. Ó Dálaigh xxxii 6 (of Michael, cf. xxxv 9 , 15 ). d'éis an
mhic dá meadhachadh `when the Son has judged them', P.
Bocht 117 § 34 . caol mo mhaith re a meadhughadh slight in
weight is my good
, 90 § 30 . ag medhughadh an diamharrūin
70mhoir-si pondering , Parrth. an Anma 375.20 .

medaigtheóir n i, m., one who weighs, ponders, examines: is é an
liaigh is medaigh[the]oir do'n naduir (= medicus est imitator
naturae), O'Gr. Cat. 279.32.

medáille n f. (Fr. médaille) a medal: (of one used in devotion)
75m. ¤ , cros nó césadh loghuidh, MacAingil 573.2 ; cf. 315.6 .

medair xsee medar.

médal xsee métal.

medam n n, m., (med) later also medaman, o, m. `one who
weighs', a judge, arbiter: m. ¤ nimi the Judge of Heaven, YBL
80 419b41 = medamine, LL 29b48 . medhamh cleirech (of Colum
Cille), ZCP viii 197 § 10. nir ice cidh firmedhach . . . cidh
firmedhamh `umpire . . . righteous judge', Laws iv 266.1 , 2 (both
words perhaps intended for same). nā m. ¤ nā fiada nā feichme,
H 3.18 p. 145b ( O'C. 251 ). tromdith dia medamain messathar
85ar n-oillib, p. 22b ( O'C. 62 ). mac in medamain, Ériu ix 49.10
(glossed .i. breit[he]amh).