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meince(mince) n iā,f., (abstr. frommeinic) mod.mionca.
Frequency: mór a meince ade( carceribus abundantius),
Wb. 17c24 .ar meinci inna indithme(gl.continuae expecta-
tionis), Ml. 85d1 .meince ┐ lionmaire a degh-oibrech, BNnÉ
70 328 § 60. is fo gnim-minche midigther it is estimated by the
frequency of the act
, Laws iii 112.11 Comm. ar meinci(oft.
with proleptic poss. pron.) frequently: gan tat[h]aige amac[h]
ar minci without (having) to go out frequently, TBC 2255. co
n-acind and ar a menci feth na fairrge, ZCP v 496 § 1. ar a
75minci, O'Mulc. 144. Usedadverbially introducing a subord.
clause:for amencino bíd A. i nIerusalem because A. used so
often to be in Jerusalem
, LB 143b30 .ar a mence ṡoas gné
a gnúis, Ériu v 211.78 .ni fetar a rím ca mence . . . ros-ordaig
Dia pian how often, PH 7329. cebe mionca ro impodh in toici
80 however often, CCath. 512. a mheince teighim dá tig | nár lim
gan adbar éigin so often do I resort to his house that I am
ashamed to do so without some reason
, O'Gr. Cat. 352.19. is
córaide do neoch trosgadh do dhéanamh . . . a mhionca
dochuaidh fleadhachas . . . i ndochar don druing it is all the
85more rightful to fast because feasting has so often proved hurtful
TSh. 8306. rug buidheachas ré Dia bheith taoibh ris an
mbradán an oidhche sin is a mionca do bhádar deich mairt
oidhche oile aige he thanked God for having a salmon that night
to fall back on, though he so often had ten beeves on other nights
Keat. iii 947. créd a mhionca do budh áill leam do chlann
5do chruinniughadh! Matth. xxiii 37. gach a mhionca as
often as(mod.): gach a mh. ¤ do sheinneadh ar an gcruit,
Keat. ii 2699. TSh. 140 , 5836 .

meincichthech adj. frequent,repeated? Sg. 173a6 (gl.unde et
aboletum et abolitum et abolitio dicitur). Formed frommenci-
10gur<menicc, Edd. Thes. Seefollg.

meincigid v g. (meinic) does frequently,repeats(an action):
3 s. rel.)pres. duinemeincidhescinta do denum, Laws iii 380.27
Comm. =mincnidhes, Eg. 88,f. 45b ( O'C. 2540 ). Seeminci-

15 méinemail adj i, (2 méin) kind,amiable: gusin mairgreit meine-
mail, SG 351.9 .

meinic(c) i,adj.(cf.W.mynych) compar.menciu, Ml. 67a4 ;
meinciu, Sg. 31b17 , 137b2 . Mod.minic, compar.mionca.
Frequent,recurring often , (a) generally as pred. of cop.:is
20menic a n-irnichthe frequent is their supplication, Wb. 17a5 .
menic a luad often is there mention of it, Thes. ii 292.9 ( Ml.
Poems ii ).is menicc coccad etraind, Lat. Lives 82. orcain
cille Cuilind . . . olsodhain na pu menic a thing which did not
often occur
, AU 938. is menic dondecmaing it often happens,
25 Ml. 54a7 ,cf. 26c4 ,is menic aithnes Dia isin scriptúir God
often commands
, PH 4860. cid menic imthigi in síd, SC 29.
nach menic robá cen chend Connachtaig fóm chind that I was
not often without
, IT i 104.17 .cesu meinciu aranecar although
it is oftener found
, Sg. 137b2 .forcetol ba menciu dogníd Petar
30 which P. used most often to teach, FA 32. cathuir . . . is indti is
menca bís rí an tíre, Maund. 182. is m. ¤ dom:is meinciu dúnni
a n-aitherrechtaigthe in des the patronymic in `-des' is more
familiar to us
, Sg. 31b17 .pa menci doid fess amoig more often
thou sleptest out of doors
, K. and H. § 1. in tor is ardi . . . is e
35is menicciu dō terbrud the loftiest tower is the one most often
, PH 4118. is m. ¤ lim(m):snámh na Loingsi . . . fa
meinic le mac Lugach was a frequent habit with mac L., Acall.
738. amail ba minic lais as was his wont, Cog. 118.15 .ba
menciu let-sai ag mēt[h] d'acb[áil] ocaind it was more your
40wont to leave a fat ox with us
, IT i 100 § 7 (H.).annumh liom
dul a cath . . . ba menca lim anadh ann, MR 310.1 .
(b) exceptionally as pred. with personal subj. (inadvbl.
sense):batar menci som úaraib | fo ilaig iar mbithbuadaib
many a time they would raise a triumphant shout, RC xiii 393.
45 15 .bátar menciu fir Herend oc do chosnom-so . . . indás bith
deitsiu for merogod oftener have the men of Erin been contend-
ing for thee
, BDD 27.
(c) as attrib. with subst. (generally inpl.):dála menci
frequent assemblies, Tec. Corm. § 3.5 .bendachtae menci,
50 Mon. Tall. 18. crecha mora meinci, AU iii 118.17 .toirbiris
moeldorna mora mionca, TBC 3903 St.doberedh othrala
[= ofrála] minca dona heglasaibh, ZCP vi 24.32 .tria n-a
édpartaib immdaib meniccib, PH 6104. Ériu iii 138.104 .an
ro chuir do galaib mina menici the frequent minor combats he
, Cog. 60.24 .uisitation meinic, Fl. Earls 130.9 .doghní
cuairt mheinic, TSh. 10340.
(d)adv.:in menicc(gl.jugiter), Ml. 86b4 . Sg. 21b14 .nos-
molammar menicc, Fél. Jan. 17. cid cuit á imraid co mmenic
even as to mentioning it frequently, Ml. 39a11 .no chathaiged
60frim co menic, PH 1790. do cuireadh toirmeasg oram go
minic, Rom. xv 22. (compar.)gairthear Éire do'n oiléan
nídh-sa mhionca ioná Fodhla, Keat. i p. 100 .níos mionca,
2 Cor. xi 23.
(e) assubst.?dul duit i llaithi Domnaig . . . acht mad
65dochum in tempuil | is ocul fri gach menicc, Ériu ii 228.5 (i.e.
it is risky to form the habit of going out on Sunday except to

? meinichet n adwelling-place? m. ¤ .i. mennot no mennrad .i.
mennat, Dúil Laithne 166 ( Goid. 77b ).

70 meinicidir v(dep. frommeinic?) reiterates,does frequently?
nus-menicedar frequently repeats them(?), LL 283b4 (sentence
incomplete; omitted Lism. L. p. ix 29 ).Cf. mincigidir.

meinicnigid v g. (meinic)isin the habitofdoing,does frequently:
3 pl. impf. immenicnigetisuile in which they all used to take
75frequent part
, LHy. i 80 gl. 129 ( Goid. 70 ).dia menicnigtís in
Gréic i n-a loṅgaib dochum ind airir if the Greeks should come
, LL 220a7 ( TTr. 208 ).pass. omencnigtera lecud
`because she has been put away frequently', Laws iv 62.18
Comm. vn. menicniugadcena do denam to show habitual
, H. 3.18 p. 300 ( O'C. 621 ).

? méinid v learns(in B. na filed): ca halt . . . nachar mein?
(.i. ca haiste . . . nachar foghlaim?), ZCP v 489.1 .

meinistir n f.orig.ī-stem, laterguttural(g s. meinistri, Laws v
264.15 text. ?n p. meinistri, Triads 63 ).Aboxorcaseused to
85carry vessels and otherinsigniaused in theDivine Service, or
sometimesrelics:sometimes transld.`service-set' or `credence-
table'; it formed part of the travelling equipment of a saint or
cleric in early times (< Low Lat.ministerium`sacrorum vasorum
. . . congeries et apparatus
' Ducange ).menstir, Thes. ii 241.17
( Ardm. 18a2 ) = Trip. 344.21 .cuic primfethail cecha ec[ol]sa
5. . . .i. bachall ┐ menistir ┐ cros ┐ cloc ┐ catur (.i. soiscela),
Trip. p. xxi ( Rawl. B 512 fo. 44b2 ).dobert Pátraic cumdach
do Fiac .i. clocc, meinistir, bachall, pólairi, 190.13 (glossed.i.
minna aistir, Arch. iii 26.6 , an etymol. gl.).dorat soiscela ┐
m. ¤ dó(=evangelium et ministeir), Lat. Lives 51. ro bual D.
10in sacart . . . coro bris m. ¤ Coluim ro bui for a muin, LL 353a74 .
Used forcarrying relics: mo ministir maisech móirfhertach
. . . ina bfuil ní do thaisibh na naomh, BNnÉ 266.13 ,cf. 245 .
28 and see note ii 356 .tuillem meinistri the earnings of a
(i.e.fees or donations collected by the priest who
15carried it), Laws v 264.15 (glossed.i. log . . . imtuillit na
minna bitt for aister, 266.10 ).tuillem ministri, Coic Con.
Fugill 21 § 6 =t. menistrech, 55 § 127 (see note p. 59 ).For
carryingthereserved Host: ros fucc somh o Bhairrai a m. ¤
n-umha cona shacarfaic, BNnÉ 16.3 ;cf. tuillem baithis no
20menistrech, H. 3.18 p. 19a ( O'C. 53 ), which seems =t.
bathais ┐ comnae,ib. g p. na cerdda oc denam na mmias ┐ na
menistreach , Trip. 250.26 .ór . . . do chumdach minn ┐
mainisdrech(sic), Lism. L. 873. In:flaidh na teorai meni-
strech, ZCP ix 450.13 , we should prob. readmainistrech
25 monasteries.In gen. sense of someth.sacred: trímeinistrifer
Féne .i. cích, grúad, glún` halidoms ', Triads 63 (but this seems
m. pl., perh. an early instance ofmenistir< Lat.minister, see