meiscetlach

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n [o, m.] (<mesc-cētal?) a song-reciter, an inter- mediary between poet and patron? mescetlach .i. in marcach duaine, ut est arding a fir mescetlaich .i. bis a cumas a chetuil who has mastery over his singing, i.e. knows his song (?), O'Dav. 1226. ? ditiu fir miscetlaigh muindtire for drochbésgna, Eg. 90 fo. 11a ( O'Don. 1979 ), cf. ditiu fir muindtiri for drochbescna (.i. ditin . . . in fir da muindtir mescas a cetol for drochbesgna), Laws iii 396.18 .