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? meithlén n o,m., dim. ofmeithel:imad ma cuairt amethleoin
`abundance all round, O little band of reapers ', Ériu v 116 35
(perh.g s.;ma cuairt metrilain v.l.); reading doubtful.

meithleóir n i,m., (cf. methel)areaper: a p. lasnameithleorai
(gl.messores), Ml. 135d9 .

5 meithre xseemáithre.

méitidecht n ā,f., (mét) size,quantity: nochan fuil cinniudh
medigachta fair its size is not defined, Laws ii 232.16 .cainndi-
gecht .i. meididicht, H. 3.18 p. 415 ( O'C. 963 ).

méitithir adj(analogous compar. of equality formed fromméit)
10 as big (as) , folld. by acc., later byFRI.co mbá métithir
muldord míled cech mecon, TBC² 1935. metithir sliab, TBC
4190. métither moltcroicinn, RC xiv 54 § 65. mediter scabol
tige, xii 86 § 92 .méitigther clar fichille, FB § 37 Eg.mei-
dighther coire cechtar a dhi ruscca, BNnÉ 77 § 146. co mba
15métither frí glunib cámaill a gluine, LB 151a27 .métigther fri
rigtech, 152a25 .meidithir fria hasal, Marco P. § 10. méidithir
reimithir ardithir re séolchrann, Comp. CC 103 z ( Med. &
Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ).metithir ra fomóir, TBC 3805. bá meidigther
co mór le mul no ré damh, BNnÉ 76 § 142.

20 meitrén n o,m., (dim. of2 metar)asmall wooden vesselfor
liquids: metrén fochæl fo[r]lethan, Hib. Min. 66 § 9. Cf.
meitríne.

? meitrilan xseemeithlén.

meitríne n io,m., (< Lat.metrum)asmall measure: metríne bec,
25 Aisl. MC 101.6 .Cf. meitrén.

méla n iā,f., (O.Ir.mélae)shame,disgrace,discomfiture,mortifica-
tion: meala .i. athais, O'Cl. fri todéri nó fri meli, gl.cum
pituita [bellum gerentibus], Thes. ii 8.36 (a misunderstanding?)
conid é sin m. ¤ ┐ mertain . . . is mó tucad for Coinculaind, TBC
30 2041. cipé imress mela ┐ mertain fort, 47 .ro himrit m. ¤ ┐
dochar for in popul, LB 157a7 .don dimicin ┐ don melai tucad
fair, TTr.² 29. ansit fo melai, AU 808. teichis L. fo mela ┐ fo
mebail, FB 38 Eg.fo mhéla ┐ cuitbhedh, FM iv 934.11 .ro
scar ri m. ¤ . . . scéla Dromma C. he cleared of reproach, Met.
35Dinds. iv 10. g s. i farradh namelai┐ na hat[h]isi . . . doratsat
fort, LL 400a31 .do immirt mela . . . forni, FB 41. ic fulaing
in mela-sa, YBL 156b1 . ?dá n-ó mele ┐ cuitbiuda, IT i 73.1
( LL 260a42 ); perh. =1 meile. As pred. of cop.:bid mor a
mela duit, LL 148b38 . Cog. 92.7 .luid uadib in tarb . . . bá m. ¤
40léo they were ashamed(?chagrined), LU 5358 ( TBC² p. 34 n. 16 ).
ba meli la hA. anní sin, BB 436b47 .ba mela lais gan a shlogh
do thocht`it grieved him', FM vi 2212.17 .ba m. ¤ lais indreadh
an tíre tairis, Hugh Roe 82.10 (fo. 22 a) .

mélach adj o, ā. (méla) ashamed,disappointed? siad Gaidil bus
45melaigh de, Quig. Brit. Ac. v 47.

mélacht n ā,f., In Glosses without accent. Shame,disgrace:
do melacht(gl.ignominiae), Ml. 50c6 .ba it melacht-su ani-siu
(gl.in tuam contumeliam), 91a7 ;cf. 27c10 , 129d19 .cen mebail,
cen mélacht, FA 35. cotam-róither . . . ar cech m. ¤ , Fél. Ep.
5070. conérget in tslúaig . . . íar m. ¤ forro, LU 10911 ,cf. ZCP v
526.26 , wherem. ¤ is glossed:tarcaisne a mhná. ba mór a m. ¤
lea techt cosin fer she was greatly ashamed, IT i 139.12 .

mélachtach adj o, ā. (a) shameful,disgraceful: melachtach(gl.
contumeliosum), Ml. 124c14 . (b)of persons,disgraced,put to
55shame: ní ba imgonaid ar ná ba mélachtach, Tec. Corm.
§ 19.24 .comad melachtach de, ZCP iii 248 § 61.

melachtnach adj o, ā. variant form ofmélachtach:nir bat im-
gonaid ar nā bat melachtnach, LL 345a53 =mélachtach,
Tec. Corm. § 19.24 .

60 mélachtnaigid v i, puts to shame,confounds: guro melachtnai-
ghem berla innani sin(=ut confundamus linguas eorum),
Auraic. 141 ,cf. 2430 .
vn. ní ro folartnaigh dhó-somh a mmélachtnugadh he was
not satisfied with having humbled them
, Hugh Roe 152.21
65(fo. 41 a) .mélachtnucchadh, FM vi 2332.24 .

melaid adj.(?)Félix . . . cona shlúag mór m. ¤ , Fél. July 12 ;
glossed.i. ro meiled no milis, LB;ro meled tre martrai, Laud
610; ` melodius(?)' Stokes, comparing Gk.μέλος.Cf. for far
muintir melaid, TBC² 2101 =méilath, LU 6640.

70 ? melbach adj o, ā.an saoghal cealgach mealbhach` cheating'
(?plausible), ZCP iv 412.27 (early 18th-cent. MS.); perh.
intended formeallach, butcf. mealbhach` sweet,honey-like ',
Dinneen (from O'Neachtain's MS. Dict. in T.C.D. Library).

melbucán n o,m.,amelon: pl. na cularáin ┐ namealbhucáin ,
75 Numb. xi 5. mealbhucán`acucumber ', Eg. Gl. 444.

meld xsee3 mell.

meldach xseemellach.

? meldaid vb. ág asa mag meldait slóig, LU 5326 (rhet.) =
meldaid, TBC² 849 ,agesta in mag meldait, TBC 1514. Cf.
80 mellaid.

melene? n is molthudmelenicumlud drocheich, O'Mulc. 762 ;
` jades ', Stokes, taking aspl.ofmeléne, dim. of3 meile.

meleuent n f.(loan-word fr. Eng.velvet?) some rich material,
velvet? a n-edaighi do m. ¤ buidi` yellow velvet ', Fl. Earls 254.8 .
85 brat do miliuent deirg, 252.22 .do melement uinsinn` Indian
velvet ', 256.5 .