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mén n i, (cf.W.min`lip')amouth (poetic word).
85(a) in lit. sense:mén bél, For. Foc. 58. O'Cl. men .i. belut
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)anopeningin acoast, agulf: 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)asea-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) .Anawl,borer
orpointed instrumentused fordrilling 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 astiletto(?),
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 alsomenoc.

menadach n ā,f., (<men?) gruelmade ofmeal and water(or
30occas. butter) ; a commondietforpenitents. 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 prosodyhiatus:
ménogud inna teora ṅguttae, Sg. 40b8 .ar immgabáil mén-
aichthe, 8b11 .Cf. ménfadach.

45 menaige n ore,dross?fragments,particles(coll.)? cf. menand
min.púdar do dénamh do menaighi in óir`of gold ore', O'Gr.
Cat. 226.27 =domheanaghadh 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 . Seefollg.

2 menann n gum(of mouth) orjaw? d p. donamennanibus nó
don smech(gl.gingis), Lor. Gild. 122. giuna ging[i]vis.i. o
menannib, O'Mulc. 657 ,cf. gina gingis.i. ona hoslaic[th]ib
bid ann ar medon, Corm. Y 710. Friedel ZCP ii 68 suggests
65that this is the same word as1 menannmeaning orig.open
and hence in concrete sense an opening(i.e.jaws).

menb n somethingminuteorsmall? [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?orsubst. s,n.or
ā,f. small pieces,minutiae(coll.)? n p. cotamfoltsa [= cota-
malt-sa] comtarmenbachaeter 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. menbandmenbach) breaks to fragments.
Pass. roinnfitir . . . sithbe na slébi slemun . . .menmaigfitirco
80dremun, SR 8216. ru menmaiged lais . . . in delb, 4149 (of the
golden calf, Exod. xxxii 20 ).part. bruari minamenbaighthe ,
CCath. 3632. vn. dinmenbugudmenbaigthe cach tuara
chathes duine mastication , Corm. Y 518.

menbolg n o,m., (bolg) a bag,pouch; part of asoldier'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. ameal-bagforcarrying
provision , seemen.Cf. is cian dond ḟir fil sund . . . beith fri
beolu menbolg, LL 119a10 .