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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.

mella n(abstr. of3 mell?) pleasure,pleasantness: na cuic cinaid
duine ni damna mella`no cause of happiness', Laws iii 94.6 .
?mil, mes melle`delicious mast', K. and H. § 20 (seemelle).
?sínid ria Lagnib na lán [a lámBB] |i tírib nad sa[i]dbir
20slóg; | arcgid [airgidBB]na benna ma mbuar | mar is dual du
m. ¤ [meallaBB]mōr, LL 33b3 = BB 57a30 .

mellach adj o, ā. O.Ir.meldach, Wb. 4c19 ;melltach, 9d17 . By
Ascoli p. cclxxvii connected withmellaid`deceives', but prob.
both words are derivatives ofmeld=3 mell.
25 Pleasant,agreeable,delightful: meallach .i. aoibhinn; .i.
maith, O'Cl. meallach . . . ionann sin is maith nó miadh, For.
Foc. 43. As pred. of cop.:ba m. ¤ in bāg, Ériu ii 20 § 1 ,cf. LU
9415. ropa m. ¤ a gnāis`pleasant was their society', Fél. 74.18 .
ba m. ¤ in frith, RC vi 187.21 .robad m. ¤ . . . ascnam . . . dochum
30nEirenn, ZCP vii 309.18 .ní m. ¤ a caíne, LU 1520 ( MU 52.16 ).
ní m. ¤ cid a comaithmet it is unpleasant even to mention it,
Ériu ii 136 § 122. is m. ¤ limm pleases me: arcessi do neoch bes
meldach less he pities whomsoever he pleases, Wb. 4c19 ,cf.
9d17 .feib ba m. ¤ la cēill cóir, SR 3543. is m. ¤ lim ind lanamain
35ucut(=I consider that couple well matched), TBC² 1587. m. ¤
lim bith i n-ucht ailiuin I would fain be, ZCP v 496 § 1.
(Compar.)ba mellchu lim dul I had liefer go, LL 276a42 .
Applied to persons:Helesius . . . m. ¤ fri cobair coemslóg
a beneficent helper of multitudes(?), SR 7166. génair . . .
40mellach mac, Met. Dinds. ii 12. oidi do mic melluigh, ZCP xii
386.7 .m. ¤ o deilbh ┐ ciniul, Laws iv 354.2 Comm. (etymol.
gl.onmidlach; transld. ` middling'; `deceitful ', Mann. and Cust.
iii 522 ). Of places or things:mag mármas melldag, RC v
202 § 20 .Loch Muinremair múir mellaig (.i. aoibhinn)`of the
45pleasant wall
', Leb. Gab. i 100.5 ,cf. LL 7a6 , BB 28b15 .mul-
chán m. ¤ `delicious cheese-curds', Aisl. MC 81.1 .do moethail
buic mellaig, 67.27 .
In chevilles:m. ¤ miad, SR 1985. m. ¤ búaid, 7601 .m. ¤ máen,
Met. Dinds. iii 124.
50 mellach suirgi(name of a class of `druth'), H. 3.18 p. 423a
( O'C. 982 ) =m. ¤ suirig, Laws v 144.2 ;meallach suirig, Eg.
88 39ab-bb ( O'C. 2487 ).

2 mellach adj o, ā. (1 mell) protuberant,bulging,knobby: bá m. ¤
cnámach corrgarb a druim humped(?), LL 117b20 .oircne
55mellacha, FB 37 (Eg.).
In the follg. exx.:os mellacha láruc, Aisl. MC 9.25 ; 43.17
(= LB 213b28 , 215b50 );ós meallacha más, Fianaig. 82.22 , we
should prob. readmellaib, see1 mell.

mellaid v ā. (<3 mell?) beguiles,seduces,deceives(byflattery,
60 fair promises,etc.):a Eua, rot-mellustar inti rot-mell i Partus,
MacCarthy 66.17 ( LB 112b38 ).no melltais na dee bréce na
doine, uair mellaid demuin tria eladain in drém, PH 1949.
déntar airechus nach mella in ceól sídi sinn, Fianaig. 58.8 .
mellfaid Zacharias sind, LB 144a42 .mellaid in tsraid gel
65griananach fer frimeolach (leg.prím-) a bright road with sunny
bowers beguiles (even) a man of great experience
, Arch. iii 234
§ 12 .is e Manchin melltais [de] | don chochlín they wheedled
M. out of the little cloak
, Aisl. MC 109.26 .rot-mellad-su
deside, RC xiii 110 § 152 = LL 307b9 (`thou art cozened in the
70bargain
', SG ii 423 ).ní mealloim mná I wile no women, Duan.
Finn i 80.31 .an dream mheallas lé cluanaireacht(=quos
blanditiis decipit), TSh. 7784. meall é entice him, Judges xvi 5.
With transference of obj.:dá mealltáoi . . . na háith . . .
oramsa`if the fords were forced against me' (i.e.if I were be-
75guiled), Ériu ix 4.25 .Part. ismeltaNede dont ṡuide i ndessid
N. is deceived by the chair in which he has seated himself, LL
186b16 ( RC xxvi 15 n. 6 ).misi féin as meallta dhe sin muna
ḟédur if I do not deceive myself I can do it, Acall. 982. Fails,
disappoints: nim-reilge an Rí, . . . ní nom-mella, ZCP v 497.14 .
80 in glún geal | nachar meall lúgh d'a lingfeadh which never
failed (him in) any athletic feat
, Ériu iv 218 § 23. ?nir cian
disi co melladha maigistir i ngach elathain, ZCP vi 24.10 =
comella, RC x 187.19 (`she surpassed her master', ZCP, taking
vb. as frommillid).
85 vn. mellad u,m. enticing,wheedling,seducing,deceiving:
mín alaind tic diabul do m. ¤ chaich, PH 7247. da coimedair-se
do genmnaidect . . . gan melludh do breith ort without being
overtaken by any beguilement
, BCC § 64. do mhealladh a
chomharsan, TSh. 10342. ar daigin meallta with intent to
deceive
, Laws v 132.18 Comm. laoithe meallta`songs of
5flattery
', Á. Ó Dálaigh v 2 .obair mheallta, Prov. xi 18. iomdha
ainnir . . . ag iarraidh mo mheallta uait seeking to lure me from
thee
, Dánta Grádha xv 7 .Inastronomical computation
a deception,i.e.`leap' of themoon = Lat.saltus: dá melladh
dég .i. dá tsaltus dég, O'Gr. Cat. 301.7. na sé cét meallta
10 the first six deceptions,ib. 13 . Disappointing,failing: is m. ¤
dún a héc co facbad tir occund it is a disappointment to us
that he should die before leaving us land
, BColm. 24.9 .na dena
snim don m. ¤ tugad fort the disappointment you have experi-
enced
, Aen. 1189. robadh mealladh mór dó muna dearnadh
15sídh friu-sumh, FM v 2334.10 .gan meallad without fail(of
the stars), ITS xiv 6.20 . Betraying,being false to: espuig . . .
ag meallad a ngráidh, ZCP viii 209 § 49.