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medon

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n o, m., an ollave ? m.¤ .i. oldam, H 3.18 p. 379a ( O'Curry 825 ). do dliged olloman: . . . cach indlegait medoin do dliged o ardflathaib .i. issed so dlegait brethemain ona flathaib arda aga mbit siat, Eg. 88, fo. 2c-d ( O'Curry 2144 ).

medón

Cite this: eDIL s.v. medón or dil.ie/31746
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: medān, meodhan, meodun, meadhón, meadhán, meidheón, medōin

n o, m., medān (: gerān), Anecd. i 57 § 57. meodhan, LL 395a37 , 48 (late form). d s. meodun, Laws i 80.24 Comm. meadhón meadhán meidheón, IGT Dec. § 35.16 .

(a) middle, centre (of space or time): dub a íchtur, derg a m.¤ ┐ a uachtor (of flame), FA 21. for medon maige, Hy. v 11. ó m.¤ co himbel, Fél. Ep. 343. i mm.¤ na cathrach, FB 88. inna medón in their midst, Ml. 105d8 . a meadhon an chomhchruinnighthe, Proverbs v 14. hi medhón a aoisi in the flower of his age, AFM vi 2176. (cryptic) mvincedan .i. medhón, Goid. 75 § 24 (Dúil Laithne) , ZCP xlix-l 612 .

As adv.,absol. or with prep.: anechtur ┐ medon within , IT i 311 x . is medhon aratairberat ina cethra-so, Anecd. v 24.18 . ar m.¤ (gl. per medium), Sg. 164a2 . isin cathair ar medhón, CCath. 55. TBC-LL¹ 1766. nos-credet ho chride ar m.¤ ┐ nos-faismet o belaib sechtair, PH 6796. do maccaib deorad [echt]ar tir ┐ . . . dó maccaib aurrad ar m.¤ (i.e. indigenous, local), TBC-LL¹ 20. ceart . . . righ Caisil ó thuathaibh ar meadhon (i.e. internal dues), Leb. Cert. 42.1 , cf. 60.13 . rann ó bon . . . ┐ rann ó inn ┐ rand ar m.¤ (legal methods of dividing property), Ériu i 214.15 . cró ar m.¤ , 215.4 . hi mmedón, gl. intus, Sg. 158b5 . is i mm.¤ dogníther . . . ni fo deud (= intrinsecus fit), 157b1 . ni dianechtair acht isint saltair i mmedon, Hib. Min. 5.150 . dóel i medon eturru midway between them, ZCP viii 314.31 .

g s. as attrib.: mēr medōin middle finger, Irish Texts ii 29 § 33. mí meadhoin an fómair . . . mí meadhoin an geimrid (i.e. October and January), O'Gr. Cat. 319.32 , 33 . triath . . . an treana meadhóin (i.e. of the `Trian Medónach'), Keat. Poems 728.

Often strengthened by prefix cert-, fír-, etc.: im certmedon da sliasat, CCath. 5210. hi firmedón na cuardae the very centre, BDD 72. tendmedón traiged the instep , TBC-LL¹ 184.

m.¤ aidche midnight , often as adv.: tráth bá medon aidche, FB 84. eirgit asa suan medon aidche, Ériu ii 130 § 103. m.¤ aídche dorigned talam, KMMisc. 154.101 . One of the canonical hours , ib. 146 § 6 . m.¤ laí midday: i mm.¤ lá tánic C., TBC-LL¹ 6066. go midi medoin laí, 3774 . i mmedon lathi, Hy. ii 46. o trath eirgi co medan lai, Cog. 76.8 . no treigtis a ddurtaig medón láoi at noon , Mon. Tall. § 12. Sext (canonical hour): celeberthair medon lai, Ériu i 44.24 . iii 116.11 . KMMisc. 144 § 2. By extension, the midday meal: dorad cuiredh doip chom a medhoin laói, Fl. Earls 42.16 ; 28.21 ; 78.21 . The south (= Lat. meridies): a haghaidh ar in medon lai, ITS xix 12.1 .

(b) the middle part of the body; the abdomen: don medon (gl. ventrem), Gild. Lor. 207. teidm . . . do galur medóin, SR 4158. fri moethichtur a medoin, TBC-LL¹ 2566. ita mo chorp 'na c[h]amra . . . da fēgainn me as mo medon , ACL iii 239 § 34. betit cind ┐ chosa . . . ┐ medoin iarná tescad, TTr.² 761. The waist: remithir m.¤ fir cach ball díb, BDD 128. slabrada imma m.¤ , FA 25. ro bui cris . . . cengailti ina medhon, ZCP vi 285.35 . Cf. a chaoil, a leasrach, [a] mheadhuin, Eg. Gl. 147. The womb: táinig 'n-a dhuine . . . i meadhón Maria, A. Ó Dálaigh xlviii 27. dob fiú lé . . . aenmac Dé techt ad methon, Études Celt. i 83.10 . i meadhón a mhathar, PBocht 32 § 4.

Compds. With subst. in sense middle, mid-: ¤class: as a medonclais middle trench, Laws iii 202.17 . ¤cluiche, in phrase: fer medónchluichi `a man in the midst of the game', a person involved (in an offence, etc.), an accessary to the deed(?), distinguished from fer láime `perpetrator' and sellach `onlooker': is amuil fer laime tigerna in con dorigne in fogail ┐ is amuil fer medoncluichi tigerna in con nā derna, Laws iii 194.26 . cumal co leith do dire . . . for fer laime . . . a trian-side for lucht medoncluithi ┐ aen-trian for seallchaib, Eg. 88, fo. 28 ( O'Curry 2371 ). ¤gait, in phrase: fer medōngaite `middle-theft man' (one who gives away stolen property unwittingly, etc.), Laws iii 302.19 , v 218.16 Comm. ¤ noon: i mmidi medon-lae at the height of noon, CCath. 848 , cf. TBC-LL¹ 3774 above ¤mér middle finger: co remet medoinmeoir [medonm. v.l.], CCath. 5308. ¤sídaigthid mediator, reconciler: medhonsídhaighthi[d] muinntire nimhe ┐ talman, BNnÉ 23 § 1. medonsithaighid, Fen. 2.9 . ¤tairismid standing in the middle (formed to transl. mediastinus), Sg. 37b13 . ¤testimin ` middle period ' (appar. a techn. term used by O.Ir. scribes): is m.¤-t. á fil etarru, Wb. 27d19 : `what is between them (i.e. these verses) is the middle of a period' Thes. ; cf. Sg. 50b19 , Ml. 14b3 , c7 , 22d20 , 55d10 , 77b7 .

With adj. (rare): i mmís Martai medónréid smooth (calm) in the middle (?), Ériu iv 102.15 .