2 mass

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Forms: mais(s)ech, masmóir

adj o, ā. adj. denoting excellence of appearance or external quality; commonly of persons fine, handsome, goodly (?), but also of animals and things; later replaced by mais(s)ech. mas .i. maisech, O'Dav. 1230. O'Cl. di rigaib massaib Marggae, Thes. ii 295.13 ( SP v ). Manannan m.¤ , SC 45. Dondchad molbthach m.¤ , ZCP xi 110 § 34. macc Maire m.¤ , RC xxiii 316.10 . Maodhócc mas, BNnÉ 255.7 . cairemain maiss, LL 29b41 . ríghe Muimhneach mas, Content. v 182. mná masa (massa LU), TBC² 2105. Muire m.¤ , LL 370b16 ( Arch. Hib. iv 204 ). colla muinreamhra massa, FM i 248.6 (poem). co muicc maiss, IT i 77.17 . mag már mas, RC v 202 § 20. i nArd Macha m.¤ , Ériu viii 67.13 . oc loscud Muman maisse, Arch. iii 304.12 . an muir mas, Leb. Gab. i 18.23 . medair m.¤ `beautiful chant', Thes. ii 290.9 ( Sg. 204 ). meadar mas oc ōl meda gay (?), Ériu viii 157.10 . ba mas a menma, Anecd. i 60 § 83. noídenán menman mais `of goodly mind', Thes. ii 291.10 (Ml.). cid milis lib a mmid m.¤ , IT i 77.20 . d'ól meadha mhais, A. Ó Dálaigh lv 9. ór mas, O'Dav. 1230.

Compar. massiu máenib, Thes. ii 295.7 ( SP v ).

is m.¤ limm I deem becoming (consonant with dignity), usually in combination with miad: ní miad nó mas lem arm d'imbert for siriti n-amulach, TBC² 2170. nír miad na m.¤ leiss ind úaburdelb druidechta, LU 6537 = maisi, TBC² 2021 ; mais, TBC 2709. ní ba maiss leiss . . . airm do brith o na corpaib, TBC 687. With DO: gur mais dóibh araon staona[dh] ón gcath `that it would be to the renown of the two', Oss. iv 138.22 .

? As subst.: tri locha aidble a mmais, LL 5b36 (= aibli amhuis BB 24b29 ), quoted Keat. i p. 164 .

In composition with another adj.: imram Mælduin dend- mais, Anecd. 51 § 5. Mælduin dronmas, § 8. muime mōrmass, § 9 . Loarn lānmas, ZCP x 42.26 . ollmas, Thes. ii 295.4 . in múir masmóir (g s m.), Met. Dinds. iv 96. Cairend . . . na mbríg masglan, LL 139a31 . With noun: senchas Átha Luain læch- maiss `of the goodly champions', Met. Dinds. iii 366. mac Nessa nithmass (i.e. a champion fighter), IT i 77.21 . riched rindmas ` star-beautiful ', Fél. Ep. 378.