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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.

menad n o, m., meanadh, IGT Dec. § 11 (p. 55.2) . An awl, borer
or pointed instrument used for drilling holes: menad .i. min a
inad ┐ coel a t[h]oll its place (i.e. bulk) is small and narrow the
hole it makes
, Corm. Y 864 = menath, Bodl., cf. cumung toll
20menaid, IT iii 77 § 43. m. ¤ leis oc úaim a brond | tan naṅ-
gonta i cath, ZCP viii 217 § 8. menadh sgeine a stiletto (?),
IGT Dec. ex. 328. maith do bhreóidh an meanadh mé, ib. ex.
495 . glacfa tú meanadh ┐ cuirfe tú tré na chluais é, Deut.
xv 17. meadh meanaidh thiar ar a thóin (of a dandy's sword),
25 Ir. Review 1912, p. 471 § 7 . In mod. lang. sometimes with
palatal final: an meanaidh lér polladh an croiceann, E.
O'Rahilly xviii 33 (1911 ed.).
See also menoc.

menadach n ā, f., (<men?) gruel made of meal and water (or
30occas. butter) ; a common diet for penitents. littiu lemnachta
┐ menadach, FB 9. teo[i]r menadcha ann . . . menadach uas
uisce ┐ m. ¤ eter da usci . . . ┐ m. ¤ ind [leg. ís] usci three kinds of
gruel
, Mon. Tall. § 74 (cf. Anecd. i 75.17 ). ní do min do chum-
musc doib ar a n-im combed m. ¤ , § 73 = menughach, Anecd.
35 i 75.15 . bithbin menadaighi guilt (deserving a diet) of gruel,
Anecd. i 75 = Arch. ii 136. follach bec do mhenadaig, Rule
of Céli Dé § 9 ( LB 9b33 ). follach inenadchi (leg. menadchi),
§ 24 . cethramtha menadcha ┐ medc-usci, Ériu vii 140.13 .
long menathcha, Cáin Ad. § 45. an pudar . . . do chaitheamh
40trit meanadhaigh, R.I.A. 23 K 43, 392.22 .

ménagud n u, m., (<mén, Ascoli p. ccclxxxi ) gaping, yawning:
g s. menaigte (gl. inhiare), Ml. 71d4 . In prosody hiatus:
ménogud inna teora ṅguttae, Sg. 40b8 . ar immgabáil mén-
aichthe, 8b11 . Cf. ménfadach.

45 menaige n ore, dross? fragments, particles (coll.)? cf. men and
min. púdar do dénamh do menaighi in óir `of gold ore', O'Gr.
Cat. 226.27 = do mheanaghadh an óir, R.I.A. 23 K 47,
367.17 .

1 menann (-nd) adj clear, evident, certain , used with cop. folld.
50by a sent. in apposition (rarely introduced by conj.): is
menann .i. is follus, O'Dav. 1101. meanann .i. follas, O'Cl.
is menand is dind insci, etc., Wb. 5c34 . bid mennand doib,
9c34 . is menann . . . sluindfemmi, Fél. Prol. 285. is menunn
is Duid ro chachain inna psalmu, Hib. Min. 5.134 . ib. 6.171 .
55 is menand ro sec feoil, IT iii 102 § 192 , cf. 49 § 89 , Bruchst. i
§ 75 . is m. ¤ . . . is dasacht a ndognithi-si (sic leg.), Anecd. v 6 =
is inand, Alex. 953 , mendand, BB 499a13 . is menand . . . is
laa ┐ adaig in bith uile, LL 246a9 . as m. ¤ go madh leo a ferann,
Sitzungsb. der preuss. Akad. v 93 § 35. as m. ¤ gurab meisi
60dliges dire, Leb. Gab. i 28 - 30 . See follg.

2 menann n gum (of mouth) or jaw? d p. dona mennanibus nó
don smech (gl. gingis), Lor. Gild. 122. giun a ging[i]vis .i. o
menannib, O'Mulc. 657 , cf. gin a gingis .i. ona hoslaic[th]ib
bid ann ar medon, Corm. Y 710. Friedel ZCP ii 68 suggests
65that this is the same word as 1 menann meaning orig. open
and hence in concrete sense an opening (i.e. jaws).

menb n something minute or small? [d]erc in scathobor .i. in m. ¤
bis triasin ngae ngréne mote (?), ACC § 4 Comm. ( RC xx 114 z )
= Rawl. 99b27 , H. 3.18 p. 610b . Cf. ilar mías menmaib mór-
70daib | cosna delbaib derg-órdaib details, minute ornament (?),
SR 4359. meanbh ` small ', O'R. , Dinneen .

menbach adj o, ā (menb) minute, fragmentary? or subst. s,n. or
ā,f. small pieces, minutiae (coll.)? n p. cotamfoltsa [= cota-
malt-sa] comtar menbacha eter mo dí bois, LU 9408 ( Kilk.
75Arch. J. 1870-1 p. 388 ). Cf. as maith do menpaid [leg. men-
baig?] na n-én in gaeth gēr (i.e. small birds?), RC xi 130.41 .
Cf. minbach.

menbaigid v g (cf. menb and menbach) breaks to fragments.
Pass. roinnfitir . . . sithbe na slébi slemun . . . menmaigfitir co
80dremun, SR 8216. ru menmaiged lais . . . in delb, 4149 (of the
golden calf, Exod. xxxii 20 ). part. bruari mina menbaighthe ,
CCath. 3632. vn. din menbugud menbaigthe cach tuara
chathes duine mastication , Corm. Y 518.

menbolg n o, m., (bolg) a bag, pouch; part of a soldier's equip-
85ment . oc etromughadh a menbholg iarna n-astar, Hugh Roe
190.8 (fo. 50b) . go ro cuirsiot é a minchliabhaibh ┐ a men-
bholccaibh, FM vi 2214.4 . Perh. a meal-bag for carrying
provision , see men. Cf. is cian dond ḟir fil sund . . . beith fri
beolu menbolg, LL 119a10 .