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mem(m) n[n. ?] a kiss: m. ¤ .i. pōg, Corm. Y 952. memm .i. póg,
O'Mulc. 825. O'Cl. (meam). m. ¤ .i. poc ut est: a m. ¤ a meblugud
.i. ueste elevata .i. issed aderar crann fo édach do dechsain a
mebuil, O'Dav. 1225. m. ¤ n-aise . . . mas d'ais on tuccadh pocc
5di (i.e. if the woman consented to the kiss), Rawl. B 506 fo. 43c
( O'Don. 2367 ). Compd. ¤ crand indecent assault ? (cf. O'Dav.
1225 ): ingean do Cannan . . . ros-lean-si dleachtbhan don
[leg. Deltbann in] dāileamh, | nar meamcrand ag āiream ōg,
Ériu x 82 § 61.

10 mem(m)ar n o, n. and m. (Lat. membrum) memmor, LL 284a12 .
n p. membur, Thes. ii 246.6 . meamair, Laws v 6.25 Comm.
a p. memru, iii 34.2 (text).
A limb, member , (a) in older texts in fig. sense; in Laws
a member of a community (often tenant of a chief, who is
15figuratively styled cend): oire nundem membur uile du Dea
we all are members unto God, Thes. ii 246.6 ( Cambr. Hom. 37d ),
where the legal sense is perhaps implied. cach memar dia
chind choir (let) each member (pay) to its proper head, Laws iii
26.5 . fofuaslaice flaith ┐ fine ┐ eaclas . . . cach n[d]ochar
20focerdtar [sic leg.] for a meamra, iv 54.5 . ii 278.19 . ni dorata
flaith no eclais dia memraib techtaib, v 314.18 . arfeith cend
a memra a head has precedence over its members, O'Mulc. 103.
(b) in physical sense: m. ¤ .i. mēr ut est . . . im memur laime
no coise (i.e. finger or toe), O'Dav. 1263. Arch. iii 311.2 . Esp.
25of the membrum virile: meamur [memor v.l.] congna [congaib
v.l.] ferrdha fir, For. Foc. 46. meamar .i. ball fearrdha, O'Cl.
Of a woman: fri memar a cuirp, O'Dav. 1263. Cf. also LL
284a12 = ZCP xviii 92.1 .

mem(m)ra n io, m., (<Lat. memoria `monument'). d s. membræ
30(gl. tumulo, Eclog. v 42 ), Thes. ii 46.20 = menbrę, p. 361
(perhaps n s.). memro, Fél. 168.11 (poem), but: isin memrai ,
244.21 . g p. memrae, Fél. Prol. 224.
A monument over the dead, a tomb; often a shrine (containing
a saint's relics). conda-róet oen-memra one tomb received them,
35 LB 179 marg. inf. saire muilind no duirthige no membra
` a shrine ', Laws iv 154.20 . téit A. isin membra do deiscin in
chuirp, Fél. 244.32 (= mbemrai, Fél.² clxxi 12 ). inmain dias
fil fo fois | icon crois 'con memro thes, 168.11 (expld.: ar ata
membro .i. taisi Finain ┐ Onchon a n-aen maighin, ib. 13 , as
40if = relics ). i mmemraib óir, Prol. 80. Les in memra (n.l.),
Lism. L. 2655 = Less an m. ¤ , FM ii 1070.7 . m. ¤ .i. scrin no
taisi, O'Dav. 1232. meambra .i. sgrín no coimhéd a mbid
taise, O'Cl.

mem(m)rad n o, n. (<memar) members (of a community),
45 tenants, subjects (coll.): conadh laisna fír-flathaib fortach for
a memradh, H. 3.18 p. 243b ( O'C. 458 ).

mem(m)raid v ā, (memra) lays in a tomb, inters: pass. pret. do
memrad ann é, Arch. iii 311.11 (B.na f.).

mem(m)rum(m) n o, m., (Lat. membrum used for membrana)
50 parchment . memmbrum naue , Thes. ii p. xxii 14 ( Sg. 217
marg.). membrumm, ib. 24 . in membrum, ZCP viii 175.20
(Laon Glosses). uch a lám, ar' scribis do memrum bán! ZCP
ii 225.3 . cīn memraim, Corm. Y 230. O'Mulc. 228. cína
memruim, PH 3773. cairt meamraim, YBL 149b1 . seinlea-
55bhar meamruim, Keat. ii 6196. na meamruim the parchments ,
2 Tim. iv 13.

memur xsee mebair and mem(m)ar.

men (min) nO.Ir. gender uncertain, g s. mine; later n s. min, f.
(perhaps through influence of min `fine, small'). mean f., IGT
60 Dec. § 165. min, § 14.8 . The final is palatal, the vowel written
with i (idat), as distinguished from min `small' written with io
(iphin), Auraic. 1294 , 4396 .
(a) flour, meal: men (gl. farina), Sg. 51b7 . an m. ¤ meiles in
muilind, AU 650 = an grán, Hib. Min. 71.7 . longad serba
65semide | men, mil, Ériu i 138.19 . descaid do chumasc ar in
mein, PH 5077. min eornu . . . min cruithnechtai, Laws ii
150.3 Comm. dilse mine melar forfeiture of the meal that is
ground
, iv 314.14 . dorat do P. inn airmid mini, Trip. 186.9 .
min arba quasi minuitur , Corm. Y 901 (sic leg., arba = g s.).
70 Auraic. 1294. co nderna min cruithnechta dibh, Lism. L.
4183. mean is braich, IGT Dec. ex. 2046. an mhin chomh-
chroitte (= conspersam farinam), TSh. 7753. meil min! Isa.
xlvii 2. bairille na mine, 1 Kings xvii 14. is furus fuinedh i
n-aici na mine (prov.), SG ii 550 , cf. O'Rahilly, Misc. Ir. Prov.
75 § 181. Cf. also: o bias ina min `when it is in the state of meal'
(of the dye-plant), Laws ii 420.6 = 'na méin, i 190.1 Comm.
mean .i. mín (leg. min?), Lec. Gl. 448 (` smooth ' Stokes).
(b) fine powder, dust: dorigni dé min is luaith, SR 5411.
dorigne men ocus luaith do Dagan, LB 128a40 . co nderna
80min ┐ luaith de, Lat. Lives 61.7 ( LB 27a21 ). co ndernta men
┐ luaith dia ballaib, PH 1241. Cf. Acall. 5585 , Lism. L. p. xxi
13 . min chogna d'ól ar fín powdered horn, O'Gr. Cat. 182.17.
min gainme, ZCP x 344.2 .

mén n i, (cf. W. min `lip') a mouth (poetic word).
85(a) in lit. sense: mén bél, For. Foc. 58. O'Cl. men .i. bel ut
dictum est . . . mairg troich tar roï rēna | atchi mēna mac
snāma, Corm. Y 948. engais Gabrán cléir chachta | m. ¤ [mein
v.l.] co n-abrán anrachta `with a frenzied chant in their mouths'
(of hounds baying), Met. Dinds. iii 158.
(b) an opening in a coast, a gulf: m. ¤ mára .i. bél na mara,
5 O'Cl. mēn mara (: frēmh), Leb. Gab. i 66.11 (= méin mara,
LL 5b48 ). en-mhac Manannain don mhēn (: Dibél), ib. 184.13
(= don méin . . . dobéil, LL 11b16 ). a thuaig no telged . . . fri
cach ména mórthuile `against all the flood-tide of the bay', Met.
Dinds. iv 226 = fri hagaid in tuile, RC xvi 76 - 7 .
10(c) a sea-monster, whale? m. ¤ mara .i. bleidhmhiol bhios isin
muir, O'Cl. men .i. miolmór, Leb. Gab. i 66 n. 8 . Prob. a
mistaken inference from exx. like Corm. Y 948.
Compd. with vb.: co ménscaíled [in muir] ina ettrigib
anfóilli was divided into gulfs, LL 219b38 = TTr. 195.
15 Cf. ménagud.