2 Méithe, Meithe

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Forms: Méithe, Méthe

pn io, n. name of a place (? hill) in N. Ireland, perh. in Co. Louth. Meithi Tog . . . Ath Meithi nEuin, TBC² 816 , 817 = Méithe . . . Méthe nEoin (both n s.), LU 5293 , 5295 = Meide in Togmaill ┐ Mede ind Eoin, TBC 1462 ; the explanation given TBC² 819 apparently connects the word with méide `neck'. ó Meitiu ┐ Cheitiu, TBC² 1188 (= ó Méthiu ┐ Cethíu LU 5664 ), cf. 1767 . Cf. also the follg.: di meittiu for cettiu .i. da chnocc i maig Mogna, LL 161b marg. s. is dometu for cette .i. deurc for uan .i. debec for bic (leg. de metu . . . de urc . . . de bec?), O'Mulc. 751 , which seems a cant expression meaning possibly `a change without profit' (for the worse); cf. 2 meithel.