midṡeng, mideng

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Forms: Mideng

adj. of doubtful meaning; a compd. of 3 mid and seng slender?

(a) epithet of a spear-shaft: manais lethanglas for crúnd midṡing, TBC-I¹ 10. for crunn midhṡiṅg, 2840 (no -e- added above second -i-). for a chrund midenn, 3152 . manaís for crund miding, LU 9270. slegha . . . for crandaibh midhsenga, TBC-LL¹ 5538 St.

(b) of sea: co muir mideng, LL 306b40 ( SG 386.1 ).

(c) in prosody of a variety of `dian', the metrical form belonging to the curriculum of the fochlocán (see Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig ii 279 ); acc. to Thurneysen, IT iii 166 , the dian m.¤ corresponded in rhythm to the late Lat. trochaic tetrameter. dian midseng (mideng, midiṅg v.l.), IT iii 32 § 4 (distinguished from dian airseng, § 3 and d. iarṡeng, § 5 ); 70 § 24 ; 71 § 25 (midṡeng). dian mideng, Laws v 60.1 Comm. a ddēin miding milbriathraig, IT iii 106.20 . focluc . . . for midshing, O'Mulc. 537 (gender due to dian).

(d) as hypocoristic npr. f. Mideng, RC xxiv 284.2 , see Wortk. § 33.