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medamnus n m. (medam) judgement, power of judging? me-
dhamnus maic Fithil, Anecd. ii 53.6 (`obscure proverbs', O'Curry
Mann. and Cust. ii 133 ):

medan (-án?) n m. (dim. of mid?) strong liquor, an intoxicating
5 beverage? ra línait a llestair di medanaib degmesca ┐ d'ḟín,
LL 219a39 ( TTr. 164 ).

1 medar (medair) n ā, f., n s. medair, Thes. ii 290.9 , Fél. Prol.
219 , AU 918 (poem). medar, SR 2899 , 5445 , 5949 ; Gorm.
May 6 , Nov. 26. g s. medra, SR 2795 , LL 162b1 . ? g p. medar
10ṅglan, SR 7826 (perh. n s.). Occas. treated as neut. in cheville.
meadhair, f. (g s. meadh-ra, -rach), IGT Dec. § 161. meadhar
o, m., § 17 , g s. medhair, ex. 722 (same word?). In early
Mod.Ir. often meidhir.
(a) speech, discourse, talk, conversation, occas. used in pl.
15 meadhair .i. caint no urlabhra, O'Cl. ni m. ¤ mall immasech,
SR 2899. cen medra mael without pointlessness of speech (i.e.
without wasting words), 2975 . Marcil, mín a m. ¤ , Gorm. Nov.
27. lúad cech medra burden of all discourse, Met. Dinds. ii 82.
am mait[h]-si . . . occ [ḟ]uacra medair in challenging colloquies,
20 ZCP xiii 268.8 . nech . . . imbera ficeall medar frit who will
keep up the contest of wits
, ib. 22 . ní mó is medair fire fuigli ┐
formolta . . . na filed neither are the saws and panegyrics of
poets a discourse of truth
, MR 190.4 . do chualaigh E. meadhair
chosnamha aga chathaibh heard his troops expressing eager-
25ness for the fray
, ML 78.8 . do ionnsaighedar . . . a cheile . . . le
medrachaib misgne, 128.13 . Freq. in chevilles: m. ¤ fír, SR
5949. m. ¤ n-úag, 5445 . m. ¤ adbuil, LL 36a43 . m. ¤ n-inmain,
36b6 . dian medair (medar, meadhar v.l.) `a vehement saying',
Fél. Prol. 219. Transf. of animals: fommchain coí menn
30medair mass the clear-voiced cuckoo sings to me—beautiful
chant
, Sg. 204 ( Thes. ii 290.9 ). re meidhir a chon, Oss. iv 12.24 .
(b) social merriment, conviviality, mirth, enjoyment: inmhain
medhair a mac ríogh, O'Gr. Cat. 474.17. cian ó do bí meadar
mas | oc ōl meda, Ériu viii 157.10 . beith gan medhair 'na
35righe (curse on a king), BNnÉ 262.27 . buí Eamhain lán do
mhuirn is do mheadhair, Content. xxviii 49. bec cech glór is
cech gredhan | acht medhair mor na Muman, ZCP viii 561.26
(leg. medhar). ac fledhól . . . ac muirn ┐ ac medhair, Comp. Con
C. 83.22 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ). mairg dogeibh an nglóir-si,
40gerr mhaires a meadhair, ZCP ii 584.3 . ro maoladh mórán dá
medhair their spirits were greatly damped, FM v 1524.22 . do
mheadhair na beatha so, TSh. 2034. a daíne da ndáilter rath |
ris nach bec mét a medradh `that deem the measure of its
fruition all-sufficing
', O'Gr. Cat. 357.26 (Gofraidh Finn) =
45 meadhrach, IGT Dec. ex. 2030. mo mhéidhir a's mo shólás,
Oss. iv 168.11 . (as attrib.) ann bhúr gcathair mheidhir, 170.
18 . ba thu a meidhir their delight, E. O'Rahilly xxii 191 (1911).
meadhair na hEorpa (of a person), Hard. i 6.4 .
Compds. ¤ cuairt a circuit of visiting (hospitality): tug . . .
50meadharchuairt Leithe Cuinn, Keat. iii 2626. (fig.) mea-
dharch. mheasgáin mhearbhaill, TSh. 5948. ¤ mesce the
hilarious stage of intoxication: ni do denam uilc. . . . acht ar
medarmesci, LL 268b5 = MU 42.21 .
With adj.: ¤ caín, in expression mesc m. ` gloriously drunk ':
55 gorbo mesc medarchaín é, TBC 3026. Acall. 5507. corbat
mesca medarchaíni, CRR 13. ZCP xi 61.14 . MR 28.15 .
Marco P. § 79. Leb. Gab. i 206.9 (medarcaoin). ¤ ciallmar
exhilarated: mesc medarch. do lind, LL 167a24 .

2 medar n some kind of bird: gl. parra, Ir. Gl. 65 (` wheatear '
60Stokes).

medar xsee also metar.

medarda adj io, ia (1 medar) merry, blithe: meadharrdha .i. mea-
dhrach no luaimhneach, O'Cl. v s m. a mheic medhordha
mhir! O'Gr. Cat. 458.30. gurbo mesca medartha iad, RC
65 xiv 30 § 12. muadhruisc medharda, TBC 5516 (St.).

medb adj. strong, intoxicating (of liquor)? m. ¤ domun (.i. mesc
dórcha), Ériu ii 5.11 . m. ¤ .i. serb, ut est . . . mid m. ¤ a belaib
debend, O'Mulc. 815 = mid m. ¤ do dromaib cuilend, ZCP ix
167 , mid m. ¤ di bratuib cuilenn, Aisl. MC 197 ( H. 3.18, p. 82 ).
70 tilach i toimled mid m. ¤ , LL 296a1 ( SG 361.35 ). Cf. the npr. f.
Medb.

medbán n o, m., (medb?) name of some edible plant: iascach mara
. . . medbhán Fáide fírghlaine, duileasc a cuanaib Clére,
Acall. 737. meadhbhán `an esculent wild plant that causes
75intoxication; an edible sea-weed dried and seasoned', Dinneen .

? medbar adj. dobreth dóib leth cech arba | co muir m. ¤ ,
Todd Nenn. 250.10 = medbas, LL 134b20 (fcs.).

medal xsee metal.

medc (medg) n o, m., whey: medg, Corm. Y 902. medhg, gl.
80 serum, Ir. Gl. 783. Common item of fare for fast-days: i n-aine
┐ hi cetain m. ¤ no usce, RC x 50.5 . lom di midc . . . hisind
tsamcorgus, Mon. Tall. § 24. do loim midc, § 42 . dorigne céo
lomma do englais midg, BColm. 104.1 . gruth ┐ m. ¤ ┐ ím
(constituents of milk), Rosa Angl. 112.12 . (fig.) iar ndórtadh
85mheidhg na mailíse, TSh. 4108.
Compd. ¤ uisce m. whey-water: bairgin ┐ lus ┐ medc-usce
(Lenten fare), Fél. 54.28 . Mon. Tall. § 42. cuadh medhg-
uisce, RC x 86.18 . cuachan do médg-usci na heclaise, Aisl.
MC 15.1 .