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míad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. míad or dil.ie/32123

Forms: m., m.

n o, n. and m. n s. m.¤ ṅglan, LL 128b28 . m.¤ ngart, ZCP viii 362.27 .

(a) honour, dignity, elevation: gl. fastus, Ml. 82b3 , Sg. 106b14 ; fastigium, Ml. 25d5 . is m.¤ mór ind apstalacht, Wb. 13b5 . miadh .i. airmhidin no onoir, O'Cl. m.¤ mār munimar manna a great honour we deem the heavenly food, ACC 88 ( RC xx 268 , glossed airmitiu mór, LU 977 ). nad goirfet gelmiad `that they will not stain their bright dignity', Laws i 10.29 . in ro-miad slónnte-si this glorious title (i.e. sons of God), PH 7871. fal ro- miad `abundance of great honours', RC xxvi 28 § 107. Of per- sonal dignity: áldem de dainib . . . eter met ┐ míad ┐ masse, TBC 5297. Fig. of a pers.: Cuchulaind . . . m.¤ curad cathbuad- ach, SC 33. Mælodor m.¤ sulc[h]ar sóer, ZCP viii 302.15 ; cf. miad. .i. uasal, O'Cl. Freq. in chevilles: m.¤ soerda, SP v 7 ( Thes. ii 295 ). mellach m.¤ , SR 1985. m.¤ milib bla, 767 . m.¤ cen bron, ZCP viii 312.26 . m.¤ nar lac, CRR 29.

(b) esp. rank, status of an individual, on which his privileges depended and which was officially recognized in his `lóg n-enech', see ZCP xiv 340. amuil bes a tothacht ┐ a grad ┐ a miadh in accordance with his possessions, status and rank, 342 § 5 . ro-airled dire caich fo m.¤ according to his rank, Laws i 40.13 . fethem [sic leg.] fo m.¤ feicheman (= the defendant's advocate must be of the same rank as the plaintiff's), 266.8 . ro hordaigit fir Herend . . . cách ar míadaib ┐ dánaib ┐ dlestunus according to their several ranks, callings and claims, LU 4218. tabair dam immad ecna . . . coro fhegur a m.¤ coir for cách, PH 3963. ní geibend a m.¤ fén do chuirp [leg. churp] in chóimded he does not show due respect, PH 5347. ar in m.¤ foramiset do fearaib E., is fai ro mided doib (i.e. they were paid in their own coin), Cog. 116.4 (leg. míach or meid?).

(c) is m.¤ limm I deem it honourable, consistent with dignity or self-respect: nír bo m.¤ leis beith for ban-tinchur, TBC 81. ni ro-m.¤ ┐ ni ro-maiss lessium comlund do dénum riss, 4651 . TBC² 2170. ní m.¤ lim mo ara do marbad, RC xiv 412 § 22. duine las ar mhiadh each do bhreith leis who deigned, Cog. 132 n. 7 = nec[h] ris arb [f]iu (text). nír bhó miadh lais Magnus C. do beith 'n-a righ fair, Marco P. 117. nir bo mied leis techt for sligid ele, CCath. 3517. níor mhiadh leó an t-athair do bhí acu they did not think their father good enough for them, ITS v 160.8 . FM vi 2254.21 . Is m.¤ dom: doruimin . . . nar bho miadh no maisi dho gan eolus . . . do beith aicce that it was not creditable nor becoming for him to be ignorant, Leb. Gab. i 222. 11 . In follg. exx. míad may be confounded with mían: iss occut d'aenur biat-sa cén bus m.¤ lat as long as thou wilt (? judgest fit), IT i 120.29 . gur bho miadh re holc `it would be courting evil' (of a rash enterprise), ML 128.20 .

(d) in subj. sense elevation of mind, pride, oft. in bad sense vainglory: ros-lín miad merda (of Eve), LL 126b18 . rom- gab-sa m.¤ ┐ borrfud, 273b41 . dia mbadh mé bud óctigern | nim-gébadh miadh ná maidhem, ZCP iv 468 § 8. nachat- geibed m.¤ menman no díumas, PH 6048. cúrbha miadh menman la gach n-óen a bhfegad `a mental glory', Marco P. 81. ba haithreach lais a mhiadh menman ┐ a ionnoccbháil, FM vi 2218.10 .

Compds.

(a) with subst.: tri míli miadbla imchloí ṅglicc, SR 2303 ; leg. miadmla?

(b) adj.: taithesc miadchar `a digni- fied answer', Tec. Corm. § 28. Mugain ¤mas, TFerbe 824 .