meath

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See also: Meath and meath-

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish methaid(degenerates, declines, fails, is blighted; fails, comes short; blights, causes to decay; enfeebles, intimidates).

Verb[edit]

meath (present analytic meathann, future analytic meathfaidh, verbal noun meath, past participle meata)

  1. (intransitive) decline, decay, fail, deteriorate
  2. (transitive) waste, fritter away
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish meth(decay, blight, wasting, failure; (moral) feebleness, degeneracy; failure (to fulfil an obligation)).

Noun[edit]

meath m (genitive singular meatha)

  1. verbal noun of meath
  2. decline, decay, decadence; failure
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

meath m (genitive singular meath)

  1. Alternative form of meá(balance, scales; weight, measure; equivalent; equal, match; estimation, judgment; measure, expedient)
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
meath mheath unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "meath" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • methaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • meth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.