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? meithlén n o, m., dim. of meithel: imad ma cuairt a methleoin
`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) a reaper: a p. lasna meithleorai
(gl. messores), Ml. 135d9 .

5 meithre xsee máithre.

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 from méit)
10 as big (as) , folld. by acc., later by FRI. 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. of 2 metar) a small wooden vessel for
liquids: metrén fochæl fo[r]lethan, Hib. Min. 66 § 9. Cf.
meitríne.

? meitrilan xsee meithlén.

meitríne n io, m., (< Lat. metrum) a small 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 na melai ┐ 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 , where m. ¤ 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 of mélachtach: 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 for meallach, but cf. mealbhach ` sweet, honey-like ',
Dinneen (from O'Neachtain's MS. Dict. in T.C.D. Library).

melbucán n o, m., a melon: pl. na cularáin ┐ na mealbhucáin ,
75 Numb. xi 5. mealbhucán `a cucumber ', Eg. Gl. 444.

meld xsee 3 mell.

meldach xsee mellach.

? 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 molthud meleni cumlud drocheich, O'Mulc. 762 ;
` jades ', Stokes, taking as pl. of meléne, dim. of 3 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 .