Definition of Middle irish

1. Noun. Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500.

Generic synonyms: Irish, Irish Gaelic

Definition of Middle irish

1. Proper noun. The Gaelic language spoken in Ireland during the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Middle Irish

Middle Ages
Middle Armenian
Middle Breton
Middle Chinese
Middle Dutch
Middle Earth
Middle East
Middle Eastern
Middle Easterner
Middle England
Middle Englander
Middle English
Middle French
Middle Greek
Middle High German
Middle Irish
Middle Kingdom
Middle Korean
Middle Latin
Middle Low German
Middle Norwegian
Middle Paleolithic
Middle Persian
Middle Watut
Middle Welsh
Middle West

Literary usage of Middle irish

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1. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"From the middle irish. Thus sang the sages of the Gael A thousand years ago well-nigh: " Hearken how the Lord on high Wrought man, to breathe and laugh and ..."

2. √Čriu: Founded as the Journal of the School of Irish Learning Devoted to by Royal Irish Academy (1904)
"In this, as in other investigations into middle irish, it must be ever borne in mind that middle irish is in a greater or less degree an artificial literary ..."

3. A Supplement to Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature and by John Foster Kirk, Kirk, John Foster, 1824-1904, Samuel Austin Allibone (1891)
"(Ed.) Three Middle-Irish Homilies on the Lives of Saints Patrick, Brigit, ... (Ed.) The Saltair na Raun : a Collection of Early Middle-Irish Poems: ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... but with relatively slight differences. Old Welsh extends to the end of the llth century. Middle Welsh is about synchronous with middle irish. ..."

5. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1907)
"The early Middle-Irish writers, who immediately followed the Old-Irish writers, ... We believe that those early Middle- Irish writers, being nearer in time ..."

6. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1887)
"which the older stories were absorbed into the later Ossianic legends is shown by Kuno Meyer, in his edition of the late Middle-Irish tale of ' The Battle ..."

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