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1 melg n s, n.? cf. mealg n-etha, quoted below. Milk (a deriv.
from root mlig- `to milk'?): melgg .i. as, arinni mblegar,
Corm. Y 861. melg .i. as, O'Dav. 1228. melg [melgg, mealg
MSS.] .i. sugh [suth F.] ut est: tóla mesa melgaib scoth .i.
5sugh [suth F.] 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. The g 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 dicitur melgtheme, Corm. Y 862.
m. ¤ .i. bás, O'Cl. melghi .i. mi-lighe .i. luighe báis, ib. Prob. an
inference from melgtheme q.v.

melgi xsee 2 melg.

15 melgtheme n a kenning for death (? blood), perh. two words:
melg .i. bás, inde dicitur melgtheme [-themi LB, -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 for death? melgtene [-theinte LB] .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
melgtheme due 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. do mill (= miull), CCath. 439 ; mioll, FM v
1768.13 . (a) a ball, 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). Of metal
balls used as weapons: 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 . Of hailstones ,
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) a round protuberance, swelling, etc. tuargabsat a lénte co
mellaib a lárac buttocks , FB 20 , cf. BDD 60 and Aisl. MC 9.25
55(where read mellaib ). mella a dromma buttocks, BDD 58 , cf.
38 . Esp. of lumps (swellings, impostumes, etc.) on body:
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. a cretin ?), O'Dav. 318.
65Compds. ¤ dorn a clenched (? knobby) fist: mealldorna
mogaide, RC xliii 28.9 . ¤ shrón f. a snub-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 see 3 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 a subst. ba mór
80meld a acaldam `his converse was very delightful', Thes. ii 291.
14 (Ml. Cod.). ba mór meld a gnás, Ériu iii 106 § 47 (in both
exx. the word might be taken as g p. dependent on mór). cach
a foferad a midcuardta medracha ara mesce m. ¤ , Ériu iv 163
§ 27 (perh. subst. preceded by gen.). ? gabh lat go mín milis
85m. ¤ [mall MS.] | t'urnaighthe ┐ do leighend ` pleasantly ', BNnÉ
170.21 (late ex., reading doubtful).
In follg. exx. seems a subst. (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 also mellbreth.