maelad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maelad or dil.ie/31245

n m. vn. of maelaid.

(a) cropping the hair; making bald: fer . . . ro gab a m.¤ hi cetad; di oclaíg leis co mongaib foraib `who had got his baldness (? been shorn) lately', BDD 118. ní thic m.¤ cind ris he will not grow bald, Acall. 7181.

(b) making flat or blunt; (fig.) making weak, depressing; growing weak, abating: ar maoladh a ffeirge, Cog. 216.24 . ar mbeith dá meamhair arna maoladh, TSh. 1798. ro marbhsat . . . mórán leis in maeladh sin do muinntir Meadba defeat , Celt. Rev. iv 116.25 . ní maoladh doní bhar nós `thy glory decays not', PBocht 30 § 29.