mesc(c)

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Last Revised: 2019

 

I adj. o,ā.

(a) drunk, intoxicated: gl. ebrius, Ml. 125d10 . nī ib fínn combi mescc, Wb. 28b24 . ra dáled lind fair, gor bo m.¤ medarchaín é, TBC-LL¹ 3025. iar n-ōl . . . ┐ attē mesca, AU i 528.5 . batir fælti meisc fir Ulad, IT i 138.1 (LU = gumdar mesco, Eg.). Compar. + de: noco mescaiti he in lind d'ol, Laws iii 202.6 . (cryptic) maincesg .i. mesg, Goid. 79 § 281 (Dúil Laithne) , ZCP xlix-l 613 .

(b) transf. of liquor intoxicating: lind messc, O'Mulc. 402. deoch . . . don linn mheisg, ZCP ix 172 y . cid m.¤ lib coirm inse Fáil, is mescu coirm tíre máir, IT i 133.1 . cáera . . . at mesco cach fín, LU 1359 ( RC xxi 378.1 ).

(c) mixed, confused, muddled: is m.¤ lemsa anī-siu, ni ermaissim, TBC-I¹ 293. conid m.¤ fria rim their number is not clear, 302 . is m.¤ for árim fort, TBC-LL¹ 656 = as mesg let le a airem an t-ardmes sin, St. measc a ciall ag indisin sceal, O'Dav. 1267.

II Subst. o, m. (a) confusion, pell-mell: bá cróda in m.¤ dorat Achíl for na slúagaib, TTr.² 1014. co m.¤ tuir noithig Nebruaid (i.e. the confusion of Babel), LL 130b36 = Trip. 530.19 . (b) a drunk man (?): cía as subhaighe iná measg? 'what is merrier than a drunken man?' Celtica xviii 113 § 7 .

m.¤ ar m.¤ in confusion, mixed up: co mbittis [na mairb] mesc ar mescc fris na beoaib, CCath. 3489. atáid na catha mescc ar mescc, Cog. 200.13 , cf. 198.15 . imacomrainicc dóibh . . . co mbátar mescc ar mhescc, AFM vi 2214.26 .

i m.¤ (with gen.) in (into) the midst of: luid i mmesc na n-anmanna, SR 1134. ar ndul damh a mescc ind áir, Anecd. i 30 § 41. a m.¤ a bidbad, Irish Texts ii 42 § 17. Aedh . . . do thiachtain i mesc Connacht, AU ii 350.18 . i mescc Gall, AFM vi 1920.17 . in bhar measg (= in medio vestri), TSh. 7047.

Compds. ¤bendacht: beandacht mara, mescbeandacht, beandacht thíri blessing of conviviality (?), ZCP viii 560.6 ( Lec. 191b ) = mescbennacht, BB 280a5 . ¤merugad: ro bátar bliadain ar in mescmerugud sin roaming astray , Mer. Uil. 14. ¤óclach? di muntir masclaig (.i. mescoclaig) muaid, LL 364 marg. sup. Cf. mescbúaidrid.