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meince (mince) n iā, f., (abstr. from meinic) mod. mionca.
Frequency: mór a meince ade (gl. in 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. Used adverbially introducing a subord.
clause: for a menci no 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 from menci-
10gur < menicc, Edd. Thes. See follg.

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

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
damaged
, 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. (in advbl.
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 in pl.): 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
55fought
, 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) as subst.? 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
church?).

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

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

meinicnigid v g. (meinic) is in the habit of doing, does frequently:
3 pl. impf. i mmenicnigetis uile 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
frequently
, LL 220a7 ( TTr. 208 ). pass. o mencnigter a lecud
`because she has been put away frequently', Laws iv 62.18
Comm. vn. menicniugad cena do denam to show habitual
80respect
, 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, later guttural (g s. meinistri, Laws v
264.15 text. ? n p. meinistri, Triads 63 ). A box or case used to
85carry vessels and other insignia used in the Divine Service, or
sometimes relics: 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 for carrying 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
reliquary
(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
carrying the reserved 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. read mainistrech
25 monasteries. In gen. sense of someth. sacred: trí meinistri fer
Féne .i. cích, grúad, glún ` halidoms ', Triads 63 (but this seems
m. pl., perh. an early instance of menistir < Lat. minister, see
ministir).