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medón n o, m., medān (: gerān), Anecd. i 57 § 57. meodhan, LL
15 395a37 , 48 (late form). d s. meodun, Laws i 80.24 Comm.
meadhón meadhán meidheón, IGT Dec. § 35.16 .
(a) middle, centre (of space or time): dub a íchtur, derg a m. ¤
┐ a uachtor (of flame), FA 21. for medon maige, Hy. v 11.
ó m. ¤ co himbel, Fél. Ep. 343. i mm. ¤ na cathrach, FB 88.
20 inna medón in their midst, Ml. 105d8 . a meadhon an chomh-
chruinnighthe, Prov. v 14. hi medhón a aoisi in the flower of
his age
, FM vi 2176.
As adv.,absol. or with prep.: anechtur ┐ medon within , IT
i 311 x . is medhon aratairberat ina cethra-so, Anecd. v 24.18 .
25 ar m. ¤ (gl. per medium), Sg. 164a2 . isin cathair ar medhón,
CCath. 55. TBC 1766. nos-credet ho chride ar m. ¤ ┐ nos-
faismet o belaib sechtair, PH 6796. do maccaib deorad
[echt]ar tir ┐ . . . dó maccaib aurrad ar m. ¤ (i.e. indigenous,
local), TBC 20. ceart . . . righ Caisil ó thuathaibh ar meadhon
30(i.e. internal dues), BR 42.1 , cf. 60.13 . rann ó bon . . . ┐ rann
ó inn ┐ rand ar m. ¤ (legal methods of dividing property), Ériu
i 214.15 . cró ar m. ¤ , 215.4 . hi mmedón, gl. intus, Sg. 158b5 . is
i mm. ¤ dogníther . . . ni fo deud (= intrinsecus fit), 157b1 . ni
dianechtair acht isint saltair i mmedon, Hib. Min. 5.150 .
35 dóel i medon eturru midway between them, ZCP viii 314.31 .
g s. as attrib.: mēr medōin middle finger, Ir. Texts ii 29 § 33.
mí meadhoin an fómair . . . mí meadhoin an geimrid (i.e.
October and January), O'Gr. Cat. 319.32 , 33 . triath . . . an
treana meadhóin (i.e. of the `Trian Medónach'), Keat. Poems
40 728.
Often strengthened by prefix cert-, fír-, etc.: im certmedon
da sliasat, CCath. 5210. hi firmedón na cuardae the very
centre
, BDD 72. tendmedón traiged the instep , TBC 184.
m. ¤ aidche midnight , often as adv.: tráth bá medon aidche,
45 FB 84. eirgit asa suan medon aidche, Ériu ii 130 § 103. m. ¤
aídche dorigned talam, KMMisc. 154.101 . One of the canoni-
cal hours , ib. 146 § 6 . m. ¤ laí midday: i mm. ¤ lá tánic C., TBC
6066. go midi medoin laí, 3774 . i mmedon lathi, Hy. ii 46.
o trath eirgi co medan lai, Cog. 76.8 . no treigtis a ddurtaig
50medón láoi at noon , Mon. Tall. § 12. Sext (canonical hour):
celeberthair medon lai, Ériu i 44.24 . iii 116.11 . KMMisc.
144 § 2. By extension, the midday meal: dorad cuiredh doip
chom a medhoin laói, Fl. Earls 42.16 ; 28.21 ; 78.21 . The
south (= Lat. meridies): a haghaidh ar in medon lai, ITS
55 xix 12.1 .
(b) the middle part of the body; the abdomen: don medon (gl.
ventrem), Gild. Lor. 207. teidm . . . do galur medóin, SR 4158.
fri moethichtur a medoin, TBC 2566. ita mo chorp 'na
c[h]amra . . . da fēgainn me as mo medon, Arch. iii 239 § 34.
60 betit cind ┐ chosa . . . ┐ medoin iarná tescad, TTr.² 761. The
waist: remithir m. ¤ fir cach ball díb, BDD 128. slabrada imma
m. ¤ , FA 25. ro bui cris . . . cengailti ina medhon, ZCP vi 285.35 .
Cf. a chaoil, a leasrach, [a] mheadhuin, Eg. Gl. 147. The
womb: táinig 'n-a dhuine . . . i meadhón Maria, A. Ó Dálaigh
65 xlviii 27. dob fiú lé . . . aenmac Dé techt ad methon, Études
Celt. i 83.10 . i meadhón a mhathar, PBocht 32 § 4.
Compds. With subst. in sense middle, mid-: ¤ class: as a
medonclais middle trench, Laws iii 202.17 . ¤ cluiche, in
phrase: fer medónchluichi `a man in the midst of the game',
70 a person involved (in an offence, etc.), an accessary to the deed(?),
distinguished from fer láime `perpetrator' and sellach `on-
looker
': is amuil fer laime tigerna in con dorigne in fogail ┐ is
amuil fer medoncluichi tigerna in con nā derna, Laws iii
194.26 . cumal co leith do dire . . . for fer laime . . . a trian-side
75for lucht medoncluithi ┐ aen-trian for seallchaib, Eg. 88, fo. 28
( O'C. 2371 ). ¤ gait, in phrase: fer medōngaite `middle-theft
man
' (one who gives away stolen property unwittingly, etc.),
Laws iii 302.19 , v 218.16 Comm. ¤ lá noon: i mmidi medon-
lae at the height of noon, CCath. 848 , cf. TBC 3774 above
80 ¤ mér middle finger: co remet medoinmeoir [medonm. v.l.],
CCath. 5308. ¤ sídaigthid mediator, reconciler: medhonsí-
dhaighthi[d] muinntire nimhe ┐ talman, BNnÉ 23 § 1.
medonsithaighid, Fén. 2.9 . ¤ tairismid standing in the
middle (formed to transl. mediastinus), Sg 37b13 . ¤ testimin
85` middle period ' (appar. a techn. term used by O.Ir. scribes):
is m. ¤ -t. á fil etarru, Wb. 27d19 : `what is between them (i.e. these
verses) is the middle of a period' Thes. ; cf. Sg. 50b19 , Ml. 14b3 ,
c7 , 22d20 , 55d10 , 77b7 .
With adj. (rare): i mmís Martai medónréid smooth (calm)
in the middle (?), Ériu iv 102.15 .

5 medónach adj o, ā. (medón) central, middle, intermediate (of rela-
tions of space, time and order): in pars medonach, Thes. ii
255.6 ( Stowe Miss. 65b ). asin coecait medonach the middle
fifty
(of the `three fifties', i.e. Psalms), Hib. Min. 4.123 . i for-
ciund ind cáocaid medonaich, Mon. Tall. § 30. isin mís medo-
10naid ind fogomair, LU 2951 ( SG 234.22 ). a cēt-dire . . . a
medonach . . . an dedenach, Laws v 402.25 . in bo-aire
medonach (= of intermediate rank), iv 46.23 Comm. rē na
dechmaide medonc[h]i, ib. 2.25 = medonaige, 4.1 . síneadh
meadhónach middle quantity (oppd. to `s. gearr' and `s. fada'),
15 IGT Introd. § 1. mac Cathail óig mic Cathail medhonaigh,
AU iii 576.22 , cf. Cathal og mac Cathail mic Cathail, 428.17 .
go coimseach nó go meadhónach to a moderate extent, TSh.
4858. As subst.: ina mbáoi do ghalar ina medhonchaibh the
trouble in his inwards
(i.e. mind), Hugh Roe 286.5 (fo. 75b) .

20 medóndae adj io, iā. (medón) intermediate; medium: medóndæ
etarru (gl. inter p et ph), Sg. 10a3 . medónda, 10a2 . pl. medón-
dai, 10a5 . fínit dona gnāth-aistibh. incipit dona gnāthaib
medhondaib (i.e. metres of medium frequency), IT iii 91 § 127.
m. ¤ -lai (in Laws) medium offence (dist. from lulai minor offence):
25 lulai in doeraid ┐ medontai-lai in urraidh, Laws iv 152.20
Comm. bo indlaegh . . . ina medontai-lai, 154.1 Comm.

medóntach adj o, ā. intermediate, in the middle: uilleann . . . is ar
u in tan bis fo medontaig (i.e. the Ogham letter for ui is used
also for medial u), Auraic. 1369 , cf. 4423 . As subst. m. a
30 mediator: a mhedontaig Dé ┐ duine! PH 160.

medóntacht n ā, f., medial position: iphin is ar hi fo meodontacht,
Auraic. 1369.

medónugad n m. an aibghitir spioradalta is coir do fhaghail a
meabhair re meadhonughadh orra a n-urnuighthe, Flower
35Cat. 581 ( concentration, meditation ?).

medrach adj o, ā. (medar) merry, in high spirits, joyous: menmae
múad m. ¤ , Fél. Ep. 362. in dá menne meadrach, Met. Dinds.
iii 358. is iad meadhraig meadharchaoin, TFrag. 44.13 .
laoch meadhrach, Keat. Poems 744. céad maighdean mea-
40dhrach, Oss. iv 244.1 . Of things and places associated with
conviviality: dabach do mid m. ¤ , SC 33. cin ōl m. ¤ , ZCP x 45.19 .
Tech m. ¤ Midchúarda, FB 68 , cf. Laws v 28.5 Comm. éan . . .
an fhuinn mheadhraigh Mhuimhnigh, Keat. Poems 890.
bhur ccáthair mheadrach your joyous city, Isa. xxiii 7. Com-
45mon epithet of sea (prob. with reference to sound, cf. medar):
fossod a tond m. ¤ mend, LU 2979 ( SG 235.17 ). muir m. ¤ , 3000 .
tar muir medraig, Fianaig. 68.9 . Leb. Gab. i 212.28 . Ériu iv
136.28 . tar tuinn . . . mara medraig, Arch. iii 311 § 1. ZCP x
339 § 6.

50 medraid v ā, (medar).
(a) intrans. is exhilarated, merry (esp. of social or convivial
enjoyment): blai Tige Midchuardda medrait soír ┐ doír,
medrait baíth ┐ gaíth where noble and base, fools and wise are
merry over their cups
, ZCP xi 83.2 = medardæ, 93.20 (rel.)
55form, medharthar v.l.).
Trans. intoxicates, excites, perturbs (of emotional distur-
bance caused by pleasure or the reverse): nim-thairle erchor
. . . medras bodras, Hy. vi 13 (with gl.: medras .i. buadres in
fis, Thes. ii 352 ). is fín ro medair in slúag co mbátar cen
60chond, LL 282a49 . ro medair serc . . . inna hingene sin a
cheill, D IV 2, 53va20 . cid not-medrai-siu? why art thou
perturbed?
LU 4716 (2 s. refl.) = not-medra-su, TBC 478.
Cf. ZCP xiii 262.25 . terna Medb assin chath . . . iss ed ām rar-
metair-ne, CRR 5. is úamain rot-medair, LL 3083a6 . ili mo
65sirpeccaid . . . ram-medratar, Ir. Lit. 6.10 . pass. go n-aca an
ingen ┐ ro medradh oca faicsin was infatuated , BNnÉ 105.2 .
uch, rom medhradh, olc mo gné, ZCP x 416.3 = rom-
medhraigh, BNnÉ 102.8 . ro meascoid ┐ ro meghradh hé,
ZCP x 291 § 72. gur luath-meadrad in gilla do grāin, MR
70 178.11 .
(b) discourses joyfully, is voluble, loquacious ? mend medras
coi clear is the cuckoo's blithe note (?), Corm. Y 662 = Bruchst.
i § 157 . (trans.) Macha mainbthech medrait muaid of which
noble [poets ] descant
(?), Bruchst. i § 146 , cf. FM 987 , ZCP
75 iii 36.6 .
vn. medrad: dia mboí in murduchand oca m. ¤ , LL 3a2 .
(with subj. gen.) ar m. ¤ na murduchann, ZCP xiii 4.13 , cf. Leb.
Gab. i 204.19 . lúth-clesa mná arna meadrad do mór-éd, MR
294.10 . fáth fá fuair meadradh ó mhnaíbh `he was wooed of
80women
', A. Ó Dálaigh lv 17. atá meadhradh orra (= confusi
sunt), TSh. 1736.

medraigid v i (medar) excites, bewilders, perturbs: créd do
mhedhruigh mná na cruinne? KMMisc. 172.4 . do mhea-
dhraigheadar fearg . . . na flatha, ML 74.6 .

85 méide n io, m., the lower part of the neck at its union with the trunk
(distinguished from muinél = neck proper and muin =
upper part of shoulders), nearly always used of the neck of
a decapitated body. coland gan cheand ┐ medi gan muineal,
Rel. Celt. iv 23 n . ro theip a méide assa muin, Met. Dinds. iii
258 . tópacht a chend dá médiu, TBC 1311 , cf. 1446 (dia
5méde), 1997 (dia médi). i mmulluch in medi, 1999 . conto-
pacht in dá cend bátar for a óen-méidiu de, RC xiv 420 § 38.
co tugad in cenn forsin meide, Arch. iii 225.33 . co toracht a
chend da chul mheighe, Ériu iii 168.2 ; cf. FM vi 1972.12
(meidhe). isit médi doberthi do chuit [┐ tú cen chend fort LB],
10 Fél. 64.26 , cf. Fel.² xlvi 32 . tre n-a mheidhe no cuingead
biadh ┐ no caithead (of a headless man), Todd Nenn. 206 n .
(<H. 3.17). Of neck attached to head: dolluid banna a
mmediu in chind, RC viii 60.9 . pl. meide forderga, TBC 685.
meidhi maelderga, CCath. 6084. méidhedha maoilderga,
15 Buile S. 122 § 64. ac tesgadh cenn . . . ┐ méidhe ┐ muinél
dibh, Comp. Con C. 104.17 (meidheach v.l.). ic coimgerradh . . .
a méidedh ┐ a muinel, CCath. 5757. bond (méide) fri méide
(of corpses lying close together, common phrase to describe
great carnage): co torchratár bond fri bond ┐ méde fri méde,
20 TBC² 1996 = meide, TBC 2652. co mbenadh bond fri medi
┐ medi fri aroile acu, Aen. 2230 , cf. 2316 , 2503 . co mbátar
búind fri médi ┐ médi fri bondaib doib, Alex. 144. cuir-siom
bonna fri médhe, FM 732 (poem). a comardus Cind ┐ Meide
Conculainn (names of monuments of Tara), RC xv 283 § 36.
25 Meide in Togmaill ┐ Mede ind Eoin, TBC 1462 (names of the
places where Cuchulainn cut off the heads of Medb's squirrel
and bird) = Méithe Tog. . . . Méthe nEóin, LU 5293 , 5295.
Transf. of places: méidhe nó muineal gach cúigidh, Keat.
i 112 z . tar méidhe trom na talmhan, Studies 1918, 453 § 12 .
30 gaoithméide glenn `wind-swept gullies', O'Gr. Cat. 459.10.
See méderad.