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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 ┐ raptar mertnig a 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.

meirtnige n iā, f., weariness, depression: ro chuir a mertnigi ┐ a
tromdacht de, SC 31. mertnighe menma, ZCP x 290.27 . re
5meirtnigi a n-aistir, IT ii2 136.2 . ar meirtnighe dejected , TSh.
6611.

meirtnigid v g. wearies, enfeebles, disheartens: do mheirtni-
gheadar croidhe chloinne Israel discouraged , Numb. xxxii 9.
vn. do bhattar . . . arna meirtniuccadh d'easbhaidh bidh,
10 BNnÉ 54 § 54. atá m'anam . . . ag meirtniughadh my soul
fainteth
, Psa. lxxxiv 2.

1 meis n evil, damage: co ná bíd acht meiss is cheiss | in cach
thúaith ` ruin ', Met. Dinds. iii 382 (glossed .i. donus, LL 162b
28 ). meis .i. olc, O'Cl. (quoting above).

15 2 meis n(same word as 1 meis?) a phantom, ghost? m. ¤ .i. deilbh-
siabharta amal cuirp d'eirgheocadh as ūir, BB 242a45
(marg.). meisi .i. siabra, Corm. Y 954. meisi .i. urtroighe ut
est Sliab Mis dona hurtroighib ro dolba Banba do macaib
Miled, 949 . meisi .i. siabhradh no neithe siabhairthe; meissi
20.i. dealbha siabhairthe, O'Cl. messi .i. aurdraighe .i. aurdracht,
Eg. 1782 fo. 15b2 (quoted Aisl. MC p. 187 ). nim-chollet messe
fom chuairt `fantoms shall not harm me', Misc. Hib. 19. taidbsi
(.i. messa), Aisl. MC 73.22 .

meisce xsee mescae.

25 meiscech adj o, ā. drunken, intoxicated: a chalann mheisgeach
mhéirdreach, Studies 1927, 593 § 9 .

? meisceill: adj meisceill .i. measc a ciall ut est mera mescill scél
.i. measc a ciall ag indisin sceal .i. in fer lethchuinn, O'Dav.
1267 (wild are the stories of a half-witted man?).

30 meiscetlach n[o, m.] (<mesc-cētal?) a song-reciter, an inter-
mediary between poet and patron? mescetlach .i. in marcach
duaine, ut est arding a fir mescetlaich .i. bis a cumas a chetuil
who has mastery over his singing, i.e. knows his song (?), O'Dav.
1226. ? ditiu fir miscetlaigh muindtire for drochbésgna, Eg.
3590 fo. 11a ( O'Don. 1979 ), cf. ditiu fir muindtiri for drochbescna
(.i. ditin . . . in fir da muindtir mescas a cetol for drochbesgna),
Laws iii 396.18 .

meise (meisi , a gerundival form from midithir?) competent,
legally qualified, empowered, (legal term) glossed by `cuimgech'
40in Laws; folld. by subord. clause, or gen. meisi .i. cuimgech,
Corm. Y 951. O'Dav. 1257. ní meisi flaith doniupra feistide,
ib. = ni mesech, Laws ii 212.24 . ni mesi fadesin donaithim
curu he himself cannot dissolve contracts, Laws iii 12.15 . it
messe imscartha fri flaith able to separate from the chief, v
45520.7 . nachat meise recce na crecce who cannot sell or buy,
516.25 . it m. ¤ imscar a lanamnus competent to separate from
cohabitation
, 292.17 . is m. ¤ da trian d'eclais de two-thirds of it
are awarded to the church
, iii 50.4 Comm.
Of physical ability: aes nad meisi gona nā anacal who are
50not able to wound
, i 242.11 .

meisech adj o, ā. (meise) synon. of meise and used in same way.
ni mesech in flaith doniupra festige the chief is not competent
to forgive
, Laws ii 212.24 , cf. O'Dav. 1257. ni misech fer in
iarraith a thiumgaire the person who gave the fosterage fee
55cannot take it back
, Laws ii 170.23 . ni misech nech astad
altrum for aite, 172.21 . na bi mesach slan who is not able to
give security
, i 266.13 . meisiuch comuirce, ii 152.5 Comm.
is e is meisach in fer ferus an chnedh imba for . . . the man who
inflicts the wound is at liberty to determine whether
, v 312.8
60Comm. is meisech athcu[i]r ci(d)p cuin ro-cara (the tenant) is
entitled to give back (his fief) whenever he wishes
, ZCP xv 246 § 5.
is m. ¤ caich [leg. cách?] co hadair, Hib. Min. 66.4 .

meisem (mesam) n m. (formation from 1 mes on analogy of
brithem?) an estimate, judgement (? estimator): saig(a)id in
65measam cor comadais (.i. ise ní ro mesemnaiged a hinde doib),
Laws iv 34.2 , 30 . in ferann ar ar meisem corach a main a
mathair, 40.10 Comm. (= Stud. in Early Irish Law 138 y ),
cf. 46.1 (= Stud. in E. Irish Law 151.22 ), see mescoirche.
? fer targuda tremesa muin [leg. tre mesamuin?] .i. is iat
70maine tre meissemnithir do mesemnudud ar fer tairce, H.
3.18 p. 507 ( O'C. 1256 ), possibly a s. of above.

meisemnach adj o, ā. (mesem) qualified to judge or estimate? see
citation from H. 3.17 c. 563 s.v. mescoirche.

meisemnacht n ā, f., judgement, estimation, appraisement . midair
75m. ¤ slán, Laws i 10.30 . do thaidhecht Christ do mesimnecht
for biu ┐ marbu, Hib. Min. 10.328 . do messemnacht Crist . . .
for biu ┐ for marbu, ZCP iii 22.8 . mesiumnacht De fair ! 228
§ 1 . iar firmeissemnacht, RC xxvi 37 n. 1 = -messamnacht,
LL 188a53 . conad andsum la féine mes eitir cumal ┐ duine . . .
80.i. cona doiligh . . . mesemnacht eitir in duine is fiu cumal ┐ in
duine is fiu uinge, H. 3.17 c. 437 ( O'Don. 551 ).

meisemnaigid v g, (mesem) judges, estimates . In Laws Comm.
glosses midithir. mided cach a cōir (.i. mesemnaiged cach)
let every one estimate his right, Laws ii 254.20 , 27 . ro
85meisemnaigestar (gl. ro midir), 144.17 Comm. frisin faiche
meisamnaighther na hurcair so by the green these shots are
measured
, iv 226.16 (t.). meisemnaigter maine in feraind fo
imat na fine the property . . . is estimated according to the
number of the `fine'
, 40.22 Comm. (= Stud. in E. Irish Law
140.19 ). ro mhesemhnaigh go mór inní sin he judged that
5(sin) severely
, Cóir An. 193. ri dénum sobés meissemnaighis
Dia cach aen, SG 48.25 . ro mesemnachta robrogad dontí . . .
`a great increase has been estimated', O'Dav. 165.