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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 .

meirle n iā,f.,meirli(pl. ¤ ,-dha), IGT Dec. § 3.5 . Stealing,
robbing;robbery (a stronger term thangait, but often used as
5synonym):m. ¤ .i. goid, Lec. Gl. 224. it comféich . . . in gad
is tāige, a tāige is merlle, Laws v 458.6 .bo . . . a ngait mar-
gaite . . . colpach a ngait mar-mei[r]le, H. 3.18 p. 454a ( O'C.
1139 ).in meirli, SR 3570 (n s.).truag . . . far ngabail ic m. ¤ ,
3568 .fer gaite meirle, Triads 141. ar tí m. ¤ ┐ gaiti forsan cill,
10 Fél. 134.35 .goid no m. ¤ , BNnÉ 263.6 .scris na merli a hÉrinn,
IGT Dec. ex. 155. do merli a groid to rob his stud, Fen. 350.17 .
comét . . . in buair . . . ar chonaib, ar chuan-meirle`thievish
wolves
', Met. Dinds. iv 338. ina uaimh lattronn ┐ ina mhuine
m. ¤ `a den of robbers and a cover for plunderers', FM vi 2106.21 .
15 Ath Cliath do losccadh . . . i merle by stealth(?marauding),
CS 242.19 . In concrete sense:fear ro ith m. ¤ , Eg. 88,fo. 50d
( O'C. 2596 ),cf. Laws i 238.13 .

1 meirlech n o,m.,meirlech, IGT Dec. § 22. Arobber, abandit:
fúr .i. meirlech, O'Dav. 830. meirleach .i. gadaighe, O'Cl.
20 cach doerchland, cach merlech, LL 147a47 .hi slicht in míl
gatair and no hi slicht in merligh (merlichv.l.), IT iii 52.17 .
latroin no meirrlig, Trip. 36.18 = Lat. Lives 51 (=fures aut
latrones).tallsat merlig a damu, IT i 45.1 .caibhdheana is
meirlig Mumhan, IGT Dec. ex. 813. nā fagbaitis merligh nā
25foglaigi a [n]dīn 'sna cellaib, Cog. 106.20 .ro croch . . . meir-
leacha ┐ bithbenacha ┐ foghladha Erenn, 136.27 .días meir-
leach, Luke xxiii 32. In late texts oftena rebel,outlaw:
meirleach ré mbeith easgcáirdeas an ríogh, TSh. 4524. do
merlechaibh ┐ d'easccairdibh Erenn, FM iii 212.1 ,cf. v 1682.5 .
30 meirleach`anoutlaw, arebel ', Eg. Gl. 97.

2 meirlech adj o, ā. given to robberyorplunder: a s f. crathaig in
luin lethan-merligh the far-plundering lance, IT iii 12.5 =
Bruchst. i § 32 . ?g p. fo bratach . . . mīlmeirlech , Corm.
Y 496.

35 3 meirlech n ā,f., robbery: cin goin cin merligh, ZCP vii 305.19
(B.na f.).

meirlechas n o,m., lawlessness,rebellion: dol i meirleachas to
rebel
, TSh. 9191. do mhúchadh mheirleachais, 6781 .

? meirnech adj o, ā.ulcha dobrach i ndomnach, | i luan, i mairt
40mac meirnech (: meirlech), Corm. Y 496 =feirnech, H. 3.18
p. 69 ( O'C. 101 ).

? meirsce n (pl.)scars,wounds? crec[h]t[a] letarta . . . ┐
tregmadhæ doimne ┐merscedileigis ann, CCath. 6059 (innsce
v.l.).Cf. méirscre`ascar ', Dinneen .

45 1 meirse n iā,f., (Low Lat.mercia)afine,amercement: méirsi, gl.
amerciamentum, Ir. Gl. 780. bia cealla fá mersi, ZCP x 49.15 .
imat aibirseoir da gabail chucut it' meirseadhaibh, YBL
150b39 .

2 meirse n f.(= obsolete Eng.march, merche) smallageorwild
50 celery: apium domesticum.i. an meirsi ghardha, Rosa Angl.
385 (vocab.).sugh mersi, 230.22 .prémha mérse, O'Gr. Cat.
224.19. mérsi . . . do cur ar cneidh, ib. 20 .meirse` smallage ',
Hog. Luibh.

meirseil n f.seemársáil.

55 meirten(mertan) norig.ā,f.?n s. mertan, LU 3609 ( SC 30 ).
mertain, SR 3445 , TBC 2042. merten, TBC 2319 (usual
form).a d s. mertain,mertin,merten. ?g p. merten, LL 231b
21 , CCath.,4524 . In FM treated aso,m.
Discouragement,depressionof spirit,weariness: ros-lín
60mertain, ros-gab cess | dia fechtaib o tir díles, SR 3445. ro
gab-sum merten ┐ athscís forru, TBC 2319 =do gab mertin
et aithsgis mor Cc., St.cipé imress mela ┐ mertain fort, 47 ,
cf. 2042 .co rus-facaib . . . fo ṁertin ┐ mela, MacCarthy 70.9
( LB 113a32 ).nā dernas brón nā merten, LL 231b39 ( TTr.
65 1074 ).irnada broin ┐ merten, ib. 21 ( TTr. 1059 ).atchonnairc
P. brón ┐ dubai ┐ mertin for gnuis Helene, TTr.² 531. cen
mertin cen brón, IT iii 64.2 .mairgnech ┐ meirten . . . ro
bhaoi seachnón a longphort, FM vi 2288.21 .ro leicc-siumh
meirten fair`pretended to be unwell', BNnÉ 297 § 33. Fatigue:
70 ag leicen a scissi ┐ a merten, Fl. Earls 170.3 .acc cur a sccísi
┐ a meirtin de, FM v 1734.7 ,cf. 1772.14 , vi 1974.12 . With
gen. of cause:ic fulang . . . merten mara ┐ tíre, CCath. 4524.
fuilingit imat guasachta ┐ mertin mara ┐ tire, Fl. Earls 128.28 .
ro láisit scís ┐ meirten na mara dhíobh, Hugh Roe 266.19 (fo.
7571 a) .la merten a aistir, D IV 2,73rb 4 .

meirtne n iā,f., (meirten) weariness,depression: go ndeachaidh
a sgís ┐ a meirtne dhíobh, ML 36.8 .tráth fá raibhe C. . . . a
meirtne ┐ a móircheas, Todd Lect. iv 60 § 1. meirtine
(: Midhe), Rel. Celt. ii 299.26 .

80 meirtnech adj o, ā. (meirten) wearied,jaded,depressed: ba scíth
┐ ba torsech ┐ bá mertnech, FB 85 (=mertrech, LU 9098 ).
ba mertnech Moisi . . . fri hilchaiṅgni, SR 4541. ba mertnech
Moyse oc gleod chest, LB 122a12 .ní raibh duine meirtneach
ann a ttreabhuibh`feeble person', Psa. cv 37. pl. raptar scítha
85a n-eich ┐ raptarmertniga n-araid, TBC 3619. meirtnig ros-
tacht a menma, SR 3453. ro leicset re hol ┐ re haibnius iat
comdis mescda mertnecha uili, TTebe 1886 .go meirbh
meirtneach, Ériu v 80.16 . TSh. 2560.