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1 melg n s,n.?cf. mealg n-etha, quoted below. Milk (a deriv.
from rootmlig-`to milk'?):melgg .i. as, arinni mblegar,
Corm. Y 861. melg .i. as, O'Dav. 1228. melg[melgg,mealg
MSS.] .i. sugh [suthF.]ut est: tóla mesa melgaib scoth .i.
5sugh [suthF.] ina sgothaib` juice ', 1271 .m. ¤ .i. as ┐ m. ¤ .i.
súgh fobith isberar cid fri cuirm mealg n-etha ale is called milk
of corn
(a kenning?), H. 3.18 p. 72 ( O'C. 114 ).meilg .i. bainne,
O'Cl. Theg s.may be represented in Philarg. 20b : sinum lactis
.i. genus uasis.i. bomilge( Thes. ii 48 ,cf. 363 and Ascoli
10 ccclxxvii ).

2 melg n death? m. ¤ .i. bás,inde diciturmelgtheme, Corm. Y 862.
m. ¤ .i. bás, O'Cl. melghi .i. mi-lighe .i. luighe báis,ib.Prob. an
inference frommelgtheme q.v.

melgi xsee2 melg.

15 melgtheme n a kenning fordeath(?blood), perh. two words:
melg .i. bás,inde diciturmelgtheme [-themiLB,-time H. 2.15]
.i. teme mbais, Corm. Y 862. crīn cach ala methus melgteme,
teme .i. bās .i. as mbáis .i. fuil, O'Dav. 1228. melgtime v.l.for
meilgtine, Ériu ii 5.11 . O'Dav. may be right in explaining
20as milk of death,i.e. blood .

melgthene n a kenning fordeath? melgtene[-theinteLB].i.
tene mbais, Corm. Y 862. fo meilgtine (.i. bás), Ériu ii 5.11
(H. 3.18) =fo methine, 28.36 (YBL). Prob. a variant form of
melgthemedue to association with tene `fire'; or funeral-fire?

25 melincech adj o, ā. (learned formation from Lat.melancholicus)
melancholic: detaigha melingceca, Rosa Ang. 146.1 .meling-
cech(g p.), 132.9 .

1 mell n o,m.,d s. domill(=miull), CCath. 439 ;mioll, FM v
1768.13 . (a)aball,sphere,round mass: m. ¤ mellon graece
30rotundam latine , O'Mulc. 811. m. ¤ oir for rinn cech dúail, IT
i 119.22 .mill nemun pearls(?), Laws i 2.13 Comm. dona
mellaib dracondaib beads , Corm. Y 132 (s.v. basc).Ofmetal
ballsused asweapons: beir mo mhell . . . i lló chomlainn, SG
248.33 (`mace' O'Gr.).co mellaib dergaib umaide leo ina
35lámaib oc tuarcain na n-anmand na peccdach` maces ', PH
8312. mill umai for cennaib na n-iall(description of the
caestus), LL 223a3 = TTr.² 419 ,cf. Aen. 1065. mill lanmora
luaidi ro dibraicdis na fir, TTebe 2700 (=glandibus, Theb.
vii 338 ). CCath. 6079. Cf. uball-mell.
40Various other applications:don mill mor-adhbul bís for a
erball tuft (of a lion's tail), CCath. 439. ro ērig grian . . . ina
mill crōchomderg blood-red ball, TTebe 2196 .Ofhailstones ,
AU ii 506.12 .ro baí an tulaigh . . . ina haenmeall duibhchiach
mass of smoke, FM vi 2072.24 .na mill knops , 1 Kings vii 24.
45 meall ime a lump of butter, TSh. 5053. meall fígeadh, Isa.
xxxviii 21. co nderna oen m. ¤ dibh(of troops), CCath. 3159.
urruinn an mhadra don mheall the dog's share of the piece of
meat
, Content. xxvii 15. a Dhonnchadh chleibh chognas mill
quantities of food(?), Measgra Dánta 7.46 .ní bodach é nach
50déan meall a pile of money(?), 7.139 .do badh mór meall
dearmaid great forgetfulness, 55.41 .do chonncadar do shúile
mo mheall míochumtha my substance, Psa. cxxxix 16.
(b)around protuberance,swelling,etc. tuargabsat a lénte co
mellaib a lárac buttocks , FB 20 ,cf. BDD 60 and Aisl. MC 9.25
55(where readmellaib ).mella a dromma buttocks, BDD 58 ,cf.
38 .Esp. oflumps(swellings,impostumes,etc.) onbody:
mill duba . . . do thidecht tre n-a chorp immach, PH 375.
meall, gl.picuta, Ir. Gl. 258 (i.e. a pustule, Low Lat.picota
`morbus variolarum', Ducange ).cudroma gach cloiche . . . do
60mhioll mhaothghurm for na luirgnibh, FM v 1678.13 . ?no
bertha meall dar do dét, RC xliii 34.19 (perh.a blow).beiridh
ar mheall bhrághad air throat(`Adam's apple'), TSh. 2327.
Hackett xlvii 7. Cf. bocmeall .i. fo mbit na mill buicc braghad
(i.e. acretin ?), O'Dav. 318.
65Compds. ¤ dorn aclenched(?knobby)fist: mealldorna
mogaide, RC xliii 28.9 . ¤ shrón f. asnub-nose , IT iii 91 § 126.
¤ shúil:dā meallshuil ina cinn goggle eyes(?), Aisl. MC 122.32 .

2 mell n confusion,error?undoing? m. ¤ .i. milliud ē nō millti,
Corm. Y 922. is meth ┐ m. ¤ ┐ milli[u]d dond ḟir, YBL 112a16
70(cf. ZCP iii 3 ).ceithri sillæba fichet í cech rand, dia ṁbé plus
no minus is m. ¤ [the quatrain ] is spoilt, Fél. 10.11 ,cf. si sit plus
minusue error est (is pudar), 4.27 . ?dobeir mac[h]dath for
cach meild | in cor foceird for cach ríg`the lot that has fallen
to every king causes awe at every wreck
' (?), Hail Brigit § 3 ( LL
75 49b16 ); but see3 mell.
Cf. mellsuide.

3 mell adj(O.Ir.meld)o,ā. pleasant,delightful: meall .i. aibind,
Lec. Gl. 25. meall aoibhinn, Met. Gl. 27 § 35. In lit. the word
seems used either as pred. with cop. or as asubst. ba mór
80meld a acaldam`his converse was very delightful', Thes. ii 291.
14 (Ml. Cod.).ba mórmelda gnás, Ériu iii 106 § 47 (in both
exx. the word might be taken asg p.dependent onmór).cach
a foferad a midcuardta medracha ara mesce m. ¤ , Ériu iv 163
§ 27 (perh. subst. preceded by gen.). ?gabh lat go mín milis
85m. ¤ [mallMS.]| t'urnaighthe ┐ do leighend` pleasantly ', BNnÉ
170.21 (late ex., reading doubtful).
In follg. exx. seems asubst.(ā,f.?) sport,game,revelry?
Mag Meld(name of the Irish Elysium), Im. Brain §§ 34 , 39
(mell v.l.), prob.g p. rí dhúine Muige Mell, SG 256.23 .i
ndúnad Muige m. ¤ , 257.7 , 9 .i n-inis na mell, LU 10097 =i
5nInis Subai, Im. Brain. Meall ┐ Tēidi ┐ Rocain a tri muige
cluiche(of the Tuatha D.D.), BB 35a16 =Mell ┐ Teiti, Lec.
25 a 47 .Cf.further:ailiu laith lam co meild maith, O'Dav.
1218 (I ask to have ale with revelry?);dobeir macdath for cach
meild(casts astonishment on every festive gathering?), LL 49b16
10( Hail Brigit § 3 ).
Compds.slogu na maccradh isnaibh meallmuigib`pleasant
fields
' (? play-fields ), Ériu ii 124 § 69. ?hi meiltmaigib, TBC²
1064 (rhet.) =hi meltmuigib, LU 5546. ?ni gáubu cetchinta
for mnaib meldrígi, LU 5439 =meldirgi, TBC² 963 (rhet.).
15See alsomellbreth.