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meirén n o,m., (=mer+én?)aswift(?)bird: IGT Dec. § 35.
?v s. amireóinmóir!(of an eagle), Anecd. i 28.7 .pl. meiréin
a nglenntaib na Goill | re seabcaib Chenéil Chonoill(i.e.fugi-
tives?), IGT Dec. ex. 937.

5 1 meirg(meirc) n ī,f., rust,corrosion: meirc, gl.aerugo, Sg.
52a12 .mergach .i. romgab meirc són, gl.corrugatus [aerum-
nis], Ml. 132c8 (`wrinkledness' Thes.).ebrón ima-muinither
m. ¤ , Corm. Y 536. ferr uma cech aidci aird, | . . . ní geib m. ¤
it does not rust, Ériu ix 48 § 26. atá bhur n-ór . . . air nglacadh
10meirge, James v 3 . Oftenfig., with various meaning:Mac Dé
dorat m. ¤ tar Meidb lethdeirg, tar Meidb ndeirg`who brought
decay
', Met. Dinds. i 48. ní ros-aisneid nech fo m. ¤ | gnimrada
Samsóin, SR 5337 (` envy,ill-will ?' Stokes).cen m. ¤ fri ciallrad
comlán, 6282 .na trí múir . . . tadbain a n-airde cen m. ¤ | ó
15thalmain co firmimeint, 423 ;cf. 277 .Mogorb a Mumain cen
m. ¤ , LL 128b38 = MacCarthy 186 (`without defeat').do chui-
ngid mná cen m. ¤ `a stainless wife', Ériu vii 222.16 .fri mnaí
coím cen m. ¤ cen mairg`free from eld', Met. Dinds. ii 18. fuaim
cen m. ¤ `fame without decay', 22 .ro chúala seilgg . . . cen m. ¤
20ocus cen míbal` oblivion ', iii 150 .lín bérla cen m. ¤ , LL 2b20 .
gan m. ¤ ┐ gan mhírún, Acall. 2017. ó mheirg na mailíse, TSh.
1814. ?dusnicc dím meircci muirecha mertnecha di cluais mo
dhá ó, ZCP vi 258.15 (a prayer).

2 meirg adj. na bi m. ¤ miliun (miliuinv.l.), O'Dav. 1150. Cet
25mac Magach m. ¤ , ZCP xi 109.6 .gaet Art uas Muccrama m. ¤ ,
RC xxiii 310.5 .

1 meirge n[io,m.] (a)a s. dochuaid Gaidel . . . i llibuirn . . .
fuapraid m. ¤ mara maill | ar huamun ferge Foraind, SR 4003.
The sense `bratach' suggested by Stokes seems inadmissible;
30perh. deriv. of1 meirg(see exx. from SR under that word).
(b) rust,rusty colour: neimh-m. ¤ is caise 'na cúl` ever-fresh
sheen ', A. O Dalaigh xii 6.

2 meirge n io,m., alsod-stem inpl. n s. merce, LB 124a19 .
merci, ib. 20 , 35 .n p. mergi, LL 51a11 .mergge,ib. 29 .merci,
35 265b11 (=meirci, MU 26.3 ).a p. merggida, 172b28 = CRR
11. g p. meirge, LL 44b10 .merced, PH 2638. d p. mercib,
2629 .
A battle-standard, esp.a banner,flag: in meirge no in brat
sída, O'Dav. 992. in meirgi no in breid sida, Laws v 386.10
40Comm. meirge .i. bratach, O'Cl. mo chathmerge cenand,
LL 147a34 .fer meirgi astandard-bearer , Arch. iii 237 § 29.
itchíu-sa na merggi . . . mar bít eóin ar luamain, RC xiii 70
§ 74 .merggeda . . . ar slattaib ┐ ar gaíb uas bothaib fer
nHerend,ib. atchim-sa mergeda minglana Meinidceus, TTebe
45 2653 (=signa, Theb. )..x. mergi . . . do cenel cach datha,
Cog. 156.3 .tecait . . . i ndegaid mergi Murchaid . . . ar totim
a mergead uli, 176.30 .hI Bríuin na meirgedh maothsróil,
BNnÉ 284 § 271. acc turccbail a meirgedh, FM vi 2128.9 .
for mergedhaibh munteri Cesair ┐ for signib na ṡlogh, CCath.
50 2618. treabh Ruben . . . rob é a meirge mandroghair, Keat.
iii 2016 (= LB 124a38 ),cf. mandragra n-a brataigh, 1995 . Of
a battle-standard in general:beir mo bachaill-sea lat do
mergci remat as a battle-standard, BColm. 92.26 .co rabat tri
mergi acu .i. in Chathach ┐ in Clog Padraic ┐ in Misach Cair-
55nig, RC xxiii 404 § 12. Fig..na roilgi do thogu[s]-sa . . . bid
merge soer solusda iad ag cungnam lem anmain, ZCP xii 393.
22 .ós é as mheirge díona dhamh(of Christ), PBocht 73.11 .
do gheabh meirge le [n]a mhianaibh`made up a pretext to
conceal his intention
(?)', A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 15. Of a chief:
60 rí-mheirge áigh is eissíth, Ir. Monthly 1920, 111 § 39 .

1 meirgech adj o, ā. (1 meirg) (a) rusty: cloidhmhe maela mergecha
[meirccidev.l.], CCath. 482. dá mileóguibh maola meirgiocha,
Gadelica i 127 ( Pairl. Chl. Tom. 570 ).
(b) of persons:gilla mergeach mordub` rusty ', Met. Dinds.
65 iv 226. óen-mac dec Cannain chliaraig | meblaig mergig, LL
142a33 =meirgig, Rawl. 76b9 (of Canaan son of Ham). As
sobriquet:D. mac Maoilmuire meirgigh` wrinkled ', Hugh Roe
38.18 (fo. 11 a) .Maccon Meirgeach, Hy Fiachr. 82.10 . See
mergach.

70 2 meirgech adj o, ā. (2 meirge) having standardsorflags: in mór
mergech`the great one of the standards', Met. Dinds. i 6. remis
Murchertaig merggich, LL 130a2 .cath merggech (mergeach
B.), IT iii 82.1 = Bruchst. i § 47 .sleagha móra mergacha
(=with pennons attached?), ITS v 128.29 .

75 meirgide adj io, iā(meirg) rusty;liabletorust: cloidemthi mora
mergidhi, Ériu v 150.83 .[da ṡleig] moela mergidhi, TBC
p. 655 n. 6 (St.).meirccide(v.l.formergecha), CCath. 482.
d'uma ne[m]-mergidi uncorroding , Cog. 152.10 .cet tengad
. . . umaidi ne[m]-mergdi, 50.16 .

80 meiriden n g s. intan atchondairc P. irnada broin ┐ merten ┐
meridenfor a gnúis, LL 231b21 = TTr. 1059 ( doubt,uneasi-
ness,anxiety?).baith meit meiridin .i. baith moir mrogais
mimes, H. 3.18 p. 248 ( O'C. 475 ).meiridhin .i. mi-aradha,
O'Dav. 1269 (` misdisposal ', Stokes; foraradha cf. 1454 ;mi-a.
85perh. = ill treatment,evil fate ). A doublet ofmeirten?

meirilliún n o,m., (< Fr.émerillon) a merlin(species of hawk):
meirilliun`agoss-hawk ', O'R. pl. dā sheapac bhega .i.meril-
liúin , Fl. Earls 10.10 .