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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 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.

mella n(abstr. of 3 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 (see melle).
? sínid ria Lagnib na lán [a lám BB] | i tírib nad sa[i]dbir
20slóg; | arcgid [airgid BB] na benna ma mbuar | mar is dual du
m. ¤ [mealla BB] mōr, LL 33b3 = BB 57a30 .

mellach adj o, ā. O.Ir. meldach, Wb. 4c19 ; melltach, 9d17 . By
Ascoli p. cclxxvii connected with mellaid `deceives', but prob.
both words are derivatives of meld = 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. on midlach; 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 mellach a láruc, Aisl. MC 9.25 ; 43.17
(= LB 213b28 , 215b50 ); ós meallach a más, Fianaig. 82.22 , we
should prob. read mellaib, see 1 mell.

mellaid v ā. (<3 mell?) beguiles, seduces, deceives (by flattery,
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. is melta Nede 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 melladh a maigistir i ngach elathain, ZCP vi 24.10 =
comella, RC x 187.19 (`she surpassed her master', ZCP, taking
vb. as from millid).
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 . In astronomical computation
a deception, i.e. `leap' of the moon = 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.