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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
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
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
ministir).

1 méinne n io,m.,béinde méinde(ban), IGT Dec. § 2.24 .Acom-
30pany,retinue;membersof ahousehold ; acc. to Meyer Wortk.
48 < Mid. Eng.meinie, meiney(O.Fr.maisnie).Conall 's a
cland chruaid | 's a menne mearda marcsluaig, Met. Dinds.
iii 358. rointer Eri leth ar leth | ac in dā menne meadrach,ib.
a cochaill féne . . . iman ménne, Ir. Texts ii 33 § 19. O'Dubda
35. . . menne mor findmuige Fáil, Hy Fiach. 208.7 .méinne
macámh, IGT Dec. ex. 101. g s. sóghméine , ib. ex. 32 .is beag
an fóghnamh doghnídhim acht ag coiméad méine mo mhná
household(?), Oss. vi 172.16 .gur glacad a ghallméine English
garrison
(of an Anglo-Norman fortress), Caithr. Thoirdh.
40 29.6 ; ib. 25 .Cf. béine`acompany ';b. ógbhan`a bevy of young
women
', Dinneen .

2 méinne n f.(2 méin) mind,disposition,temper(mod.): gáoith-
mh. ¤ nár thláith ré tenn, Gleanings 20 § 36. m. ¤ na ndaoineadh,
GJ i 25a .

45 méinni? ind delg díuscoilt crú ceiti méimm. ¤ , Thes. ii 248.5 (Sg.
Incant.).

méintecht n f.(2 méin?) disposition,nature? ní cualaidh bean
. . . aon lá ba sáimhe méinteacht`a day more agreeable', Oss.
vi 146.24 .

50 ? meir: conj m. ¤ is ḟorni . . . | tuc ingen Echach anró` since(?) it is
on us
', CRR 5 (leg. mar?).

meirb adj i,
(a)in O.Ir.lifeless, acorpse(?): pl. innamerbi.i. mortua
corpora(gl.occisorum funera), Ml. 113b8 .dunaib merbib .i.
55dunaib corpaib marbaib(gl.funeribus), 65c4 .
(b)Mid. and later Ir.inert,flaccid,feeble:(in moral sense)
weak,ineffective,backboneless: tipra nad m. ¤ fon muir, Met.
Dinds. iii 286. is merb is is marb mo guth, SC 29. nir bat lesc
ar nar bat meirb, 26 ;cf. Tec. Corm. § 19.30 .toisechu bia
60marb oldas bia m. ¤ , LL 147a9 = P.R.I.A. iii 546 § 8 .cech m. ¤
is mettu every weakling is a coward, Met. Dinds. iii 376. ni
fortachtaig[i] Día nach mifhir m. ¤ , Trip. 88.29 .duthracht fir
maíth-laim m. ¤ , LL 146b12 ( P.R.I.A. iii 540 § 6 ).rádis athesc
nar bo m. ¤ , TFerbe 868 .comairli nach m. ¤ , Ériu vii 226.9 .dál
65nach meirbh, Anecd. ii 35 § 10. is meirbh a phearsa a láthair,
2 Cor. x 10. Adv. ni m. ¤ dofich Falbe, Fianaig. 12 § 17. cetheoir
coinnle . . . ni meirv forosnat a clár, 14 § 33 .seal go meirbh
┐ seal go láidir, TSh. 1656. Assubst.=meirbe:almai
aidb[l]i cen m. ¤ , SR 6297. m. ¤ .i. mi-soirb, O'Dav. 1222 (etymol.
70gl.).m. ¤ .i. truagh nó meata, Stowe Gl. 183. In good sense
mild,gentle: a Mhuire mheirbh, Dánta Grádha xxxii 31
(= 30.31ed. 1926).In Mod.Ir., of weatherwarm,sultry , s.
Dinneen .
Compds.rop múr ar cech merblén feebleness , Fél. Jan. 24.
75 ar in meirplind, ór ni teilgthe he achd tria meirphlind for it
could be cast only through calm water
(of thegaoi bhulga), ZCP
x 295.5 .meirbhnéll lethargy , Buile S. 92.6 .ag meirbhshiubhal
go mall, TSh. 2560.

meirbe n iā,f., (io,m.?) occas. with non-palatal,merb(a)e, abstr.
80ofmeirb. Inertness,weakness,ineffectiveness: merbe ┐ lagatus
cech uilcc, PH 4360. a chétul cen merbai (: demnai), Fél. Ep.
150. co tistais cen merbi mod | do adrad a deilbi-seom, SR
1807. 7227 .cen merbe, cen derc[h]ainuth, Arch. iii 320.5 .
cen meirbe is cen míbal, Met. Dinds. iii 224. deich meic B.
85cen m. ¤ , LL 4a42 = Leb. Gab. i 220.1 .bad ḟossud cen chuit
merbae, Ériu iii 96 § 3. ni ḟetamar . . . comairli merbi na
mettachta acut, LL 264b1 = MU 18.8 .do bhrígh a meirbhe
┐ a neamhtharbhuidhe, Hebr. vii 18. meirbhe .i. brég;
mearbha .i. mearbhall no brég, O'Cl. (folld. by P. O'C. ) is
prob. a false inference from the phrase:cen m. ¤