3 mid

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Forms: midnoct, mid(ṡ)lisse

n in compds. mid-, middle, centre: used exceptionally as absol., folld. by gen.: mac rig Muide mid samraid | fuair i fid uaine ingin in midsummer, YBL 118a marg. inf. = Bruchst. i § 161 . fo midh abunn, BLism. 176rb35 .

I With adj. in primary sense, or occasionally in that of middling, partially , cf. mid .i. leth, O'Mulc. 821. ¤garb: ós brúachaib mara midgairb `of the rough mid-sea', Met. Dinds. iv 222.2 (but cf. iii 368.38 quoted under 1 mid). ¤lán: is midlán inbėr Linni Luachainne half-full , CRR 11. go dtárla an mhuir . . . 'n-a mallmagh mhíodhlán swelling (?), ML 48.1 . cloch dárbo midhlán a glac, Comp. CC 121.16 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ); 120.4 . ¤lethan: carbad mór midhleathan ` middle- broad ', Todd Lect. iv 74 § 23. Name of Finn's drinking-cup , Fianaig. 56.7 . ¤oll: mōrarggain . . . Mide mid-uill `of great central Meath', Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 33 = LL 184a17 (= 1 mid?).

See also midṡeng, -thromm.

II With subst., corresponding to Engl. mid-. ¤aís middle age , generally of adolescence, period between childhood and manhood: méidither cenn mic midhaísi, TBC p. 369 n. 14 . tricha mac midaísi, IT iii 246.91 (LL), cf. ZCP viii 541.22 . co snāifitis maic midaísi foraibh, ZCP xi 62 § 5. ML 4.10 . ITS v 180.2 . níor mhó ná mac miodhaoise, Duan. Finn i 47.10 . Of the period of life between youth and old age: genus i n-óide, creisine i mmidais, ettla fri hæs, LB 71 marg. inf. ním creisineach miodhaoise, Studies 1931, 437 § 10 . ¤bine: ni m.¤ insin no venial crime (?), LL 122b28 . ¤bolg o, m. ` middle bag', belly: midhbolg aice cosmhuil re bolg sidhe, Lism.L. 2223. delbh duine . . . co m.¤ umai, BB 487a34 . g s. in place- name: Magh Midhbuilcc (Míbuilg v.l.), BNnÉ 284.14 . As ā,f. stem: mac midbuilce mela `son of honey-bag', Aisl. MC 33.13 = milbuilci, 123.36 . ¤cuairt, see below. ¤glenn n. a central glen or valley, a depression: tar maige, tar midglinni, FB 47. sétid maige midglinne, 50 . ¤guala f. space between the shoulders: ro gabastar . . . a chathbarr . . . dar a midguallib sechtair, TBC 2535. ¤n. midday: iar medón midlaí, LU 6338 , TBC 2474. ¤lisse, see -ṡliss. ¤medón m., strengthened form of medón middle, centre: i midmedon in laei at the height of noon, CCath. 3516. i midhmedón laoi, FM v 1778. go midhmhedón erraigh, Hugh Roe 76.2 (fo. 20a) . ¤nocht midnight: midnoct nocturn , Thes. i 3.36 . iar midnocht, Aisl. MC 7.14 . hi míd- nocht na cásc, PH 5009. teit di m.¤ to midnight mass (on Easter Eve), Rule of Céli Dé § 13. do leigthi dochom an mhiodnochta midnight mass, Rule of Tall. § 54. (Fig.) Colum C. coinneal tōidhius teóra reachta . . . doréd midhnocht maighne Erca, ZCP viii 197 § 11.

¤ṡliss mid-side, mid-beam ; in older lit. in pl. mid(ṡ)lisse, apparently of rafters or timbers in upper part of a room: nos-cuir i n-arda, co ranic midlisi in tigi, FB 64. flesc . . . adcomced midlisse in tige, 55 . flesc airgit . . . rosaiged midlissiu in taige, LL 248b42 = TBFr. 82 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. v ). Of seat running along one side of a room: ro erb fair suidhe . . . for miodhslios na bruighne, Hugh Roe 230.31 (61b) .