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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.

mellánach adj o, ā. (<mellán `a small lump or mass ', P.O'C. ): di
maothail mellanaigh mín, Aisl. MC 118.11 (` small-lumped ',
20Meyer).

mellbreth n ā, f., (compd. of 3 mell?) ` sport-judgement'? mellbretha
(name of a code of sports-law), Eg. 88, fo. 28a ( O'C. 2360 ),
where various explanations are given of the title, e.g. bre-
themnus na cluichi n-aibinn . . . bretha for cluichib is meall-
25ach; ` sweet judgements ', O'Gr. Cat. 96.21 ; meillbretha ` good
judgements ', Mann. and Cust. ii 30.

mell-cainenn n f. (1 mell) an onion? i mbuain na mellcainde
asin talmain, H. 3.18 p. 283 ( O'C. 567 ).

mellchae n[iā, f.] (abstr. of mellach) pleasantness, that which is
30pleasant to the senses; pleasure, enjoyment: mellcha muīne
delight of treasures (?), Anecd. i 68 § 158 , cf. ZCP xi 158. is
oenach ar oebinni. is mellca ar a redaigi, LL 371a46 . ni ba i
failti nā mellchai, Ériu ii 128 § 96. ni boi di thēte nā mellche
isin domun, 136.5 . ardarcnid [leg. ard-aicned or -aicnid?]
35mellchai, SC 19.

melle (mell?) n name of an edible herb (onion?): Buile S. 22.20 .
bun melle, 116.24 . bun melli, barr sobairchi, ZCP xiii 278.2 .
? mil, mes melle, K. and H. § 20. See ZCP xviii 105.

mellgal n ā, f., (compd. of 1 mell?) blind combative fury? (a fray,
40 mêlée?): eochair mire m. ¤ , ZCP vi 270 § 4. mellghal ┐
menmanrad na macraidhe ` courage ' (? indiscriminate fury),
AU iii 468.27 . re mescadh ┐ re meallgail ┐ re muinelad (of
a fight between two), MR 256.17 . g s. Gilla Padraig plagh
mellghaile , IT iii 104 § 203. meallgal filed (name of a metre),
45 103 § 199.

mellgalach n o, m., pugnacious, rowdy ; as subst.: m. ¤ muintire
eissium ┐ trotach [airecht]a (i.e. a quarrel-monger ), Acall.
6708.

mellgleo n d, m., (compd. of 1 mell?) n s. Mellgleo nÍliach (name
50of an episode in the Táin Bó Cuailgne), TBC 4589 , 4628 ,
TBC² 2929 ; but: m. ¤ Iliach, TBC 4637 , TBC² 2948 , Anecd. ii
43.17 (see Thurn. Hdb. 199 ). Apparently a disorderly en-
counter or fight waged with the first weapons at hand as oppd.
to a regular combat: is aire atberar m. ¤ nÍliach ris dáig de
55clochaib ┐ chorthib ┐ táthleccaib móra fogní-seom a gleo,
TBC 4628 (Bombenkampf, Wind., an explanation prob. sug-
gested by other associations of the word mell). m. ¤ Iliach sin
uain [= uair?] condidnatib in slog because the host laughed at
him
, TBC² 2948. cródergfa arm armeth mellgléo, LU 10378
60= airmeud mellgleou, ZCP iii 256.16 (rhet.).

mellion xsee milliun.

mellsuide n io, n. (see suide) a seat of some kind (a cushioned or
padded one? cf. 1 mell), apparently a seat of honour: mell-
ṡuidhi [mellṡaide v.l.] mín do Mæl dían dúin, Anecd. i 54 § 32
65(cf. lighi cumtachta do aircindeach an tighe a aenur, RC ix
468 ). mellsuide dar ninu Néde (.i. is aíbind in suide i ndessid
Néide no . . . is melta Nede dont ṡuide i ndessid), LL 186b14 =
mell suide `a mistake . . . is N.'s seat', RC xxvi 14 § 8 , taking
as two words; but the word may be a compd. denoting the
70ollave's chair.

melltach adj o, ā. (<mellaid) deceiving, deceitful (mod. word).
meadh mealltach a false balance, Prov. xx 23. biadh meall-
tach, xxiii 3 .

melltiuch? n m. ¤ .i. tech mellis ( a bee-hive?), Corm. Y 914 =
75 miltiuch, H. 3.18 .

melltóir n i, m., (mellaid) a deceiver: don melltoir, PH 2608. meal-
tóir an uird ealadhna beguiler , Ériu ix 4.6 . mealltóir, Matth.
xxvii 63. na drochdháoine ┐ na mealltóirighe, 2 Tim. iii 13.

melltóirecht n ā, f., deceit, craft, guile: feall, clúain, mealltóir-
80eacht, Eg. Gl. 354. occ breith ar muinntire uainn let amainsi
┐ led mealltoireacht, BNnÉ 6 § 19. rangamar annsan drochit
le n-ar mealltoirecht, RC xix 140 § 112. do mhealltóireacht
mhná (= fallaciae), TSh. 9491. Col. ii 8. 1 Thess. ii 3.

? melog: n curaig . . . doronsad da mbolgaib ┐ da melogaib
85` bags ', Ériu viii 10 z (? = mbelogaib, cf. bellec; or mod.
mealbhóg, p. 61 note).