1 mes(s)

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Forms: mes, mess, messa, messai, mesai, mesu, messu, meas, -a, mes, lānmheasa

n u, m., (vn. of midithir) n s. in mes , Ml. 30b24 . mess, Wb. 11b26 . g s. messa, 4c24 . messai, Mon. Tall. 6. n p. mesai, Ml. 55d11 . a p. mesu, Laws ii 246.8 . messu, LL 188a52 ( RC xxvi 36 ). meas (m., g s. n p. -a), IGT Decl. § 95 (p. 127.23) .

(a) the act of judging; a judgement, opinion: gl. censura, Ml. 24a1 , 27c13 ; aestimatio, 30b24 , 31d6 ; examinatio, 30c7 , 47a5 ; examen, 26c12 . meas .i. breath, O'Cl. mess dimicne, Wb. 11b26 , cf. Ml. 24a9 . cach mes co cubus, ACL iii 226 z . buden dib dogēntar do mes . . . buden aile díb na dingēntar do mes some of them will be subject to judgement, LU 2369 , 2375 ( RC iv 250 §§ 17 , 18 ).

With obj. gen.: [is] é a mess limm this is my opinion about it, Sg. 188a19 . ná bad dia mess let it not be to judge him, Wb. 6b5 . ragait aithle a mmessa dochom péné after they have been judged, LU 2370 ( RC xxiv 250 ). atu-sa . . . icom mes ó na dib rigu sechtmogat I am being judged by, PH 1408. doní P. taoiseach sluaigh do M. iar meas a chródhachta dó after judging of his valour, Keat. ii 681. Folld. by FOR (AR): nebmess for nech not judging any one, Wb. 8d26 . lēc-siu ildeth [= i lleth] nDé mess for a menmain-som leave it to God to judge the mind of such, Mon. Tall. 56. doraga [Críst] do mess for bíu ┐ marbu, PH 3632 , cf. 3159 , 5011 , 7284 . ni hinann meass is cōir for Cesair a right opinion of C., CCath. 757. dá ndeachainn a meas orra if I should enter into judgement on them, Content. xviii 92. madat comluatha . . . ním-lúaidfed mes ar a ṅdath if (the horses) are equally swift, I shall not be influenced by their colour, ZCP viii 217 § 2. ni hinnill rug . . . mess no brethnughadh ar in region, Fl. Earls 40.15 . ar mbreith dō mesa ar an ffonn after his forming an opinion on the land, Leb. Gab.(i) i 42. With subj. gen.: iar mes cech deg-athar dil, Metr. Dinds. iii 8. Absol., the faculty of judgement: is i in stair fa stiuir meassa under the guidance of judgement (?), BB 17b8 . nem[ḟ]agbail in measa | na feasa do thomus (sign of a degenerate age), ACL iii 240 § 3.

(b) the Last Judgement: nacham-tuca Demon lais . . . resiu doneither in mes, Ériu ix 50.4 . i llathiu in messa on Doomsday , Hy. ii 53. nípa hécen tene bratha . . . nó hadall messai doib, Mon. Tall. 6. i ló mheasa an mhórshluaigh, PBocht 102.25 .

(c) appraisement, estimate, valuation , with obj. gen. mess moga valuation of a slave, Laws v 394.5 . is e mess a loighe . . . in scriball, ii 240.10 Comm. mess tiri: tomus forrag, iv 340.8 . fri mesu ┐ toimsiu, ii 246.8 , with gl.: .i. cia ba fiu . . . .i. cia ba meit (from which it appears that `mes' = estimate of value , `tomus' measurement). Cf. mes .i. ó ṡúil ┐ tomus ó laim (i.e. a `mes' is formed by viewing, a `tomus' by measuring), O'Dav. 1244. cēt muc, cēt mart arna mhes (i.e. up to the required standard), ZCP viii 116.3 . This may be the meaning in the phrase: fri(a) m.¤ to be estimated = according to (its) valuation? .l. mart fria meas, BB 270b40 = ria meas, Leb. Cert. 64.2 . dá bairgin nár becc re mes, SG 20.27 . Cf. also: co n-érne in rí rán fri mess | ar cach ṅdán a miad diles pays for each art its proper honour according to due estimate (?), Metr. Dinds. iii 20. aicci no bítis ria mess | min-ṡeóit Medba, 464 . ba muccaid menmnach ria mess, iv 176.1 . Lugaid ainm cach meic ria mess, 136 . Further exx.: ag meas na gcloigeann examining (comparing), TSh. 7712. gidh cóir Meadhbh ré Móir do mhes to compare Meadhbh with Mór, IGT Dec. ex. 1024. g s. as attrib.: iiii longa lānmheasa of standard value (? measure), BB 276a26 . — Hence: meas .i. tomhus, O'Cl.

(d) opining, deeming, supposing , with obj. gen. or subord. clause: atáid cách . . . dá mheas gur dhearbh libh . . . every one suspects that, Content. xxvii 7. ní héidir a mheas go mbiadh . . TSh. 396.

(e) estimate , reputation , with defining gen.: meas naomhthachta fame of sanctity, Arch. Hib. i 87 § 19. is follus nach fuil . . . meas stáire fírinnighe ag na seanchadhaibh ar chath Fionntrágha that the shanachies do not regard the battle of Ventry as true history, Keat. i 50.5 . meas craosaigh the reputation of a glutton, TSh. 7093. ná tugadh éandhuine meas dhuine gan chéill oram, 2 Cor. xi 16.

(f) absol., esteem, respect, regard: bantrocht nach bec mess immach `not small in esteem abroad', Metr. Dinds. iii 14. ní barr measa don taoibh theas `no crown of honour to the south', Content. xv 16. dot ghruaidh ttaidhleach téid a mheas `its credit goes to thy shining cheek' (= the gift owes its value to the giver?), Studies 1921, 275 § 2 . With prep. ar: Maodocc gan mes ar mhaoinibh making no account of treasures, BNnÉ 280.21 . go mbia meas agad ar dhiscréid, Proverbs v 2. gleacaidhe . . . nár chuir meas ar chasc ná ar chartaibh who set no store on cask or quart, Keat. Poems 530. ní do mhés oruinn fein acht do mhés ar Chriosd not for our sake but for sake of C., Luc. Fid. 228.12 .