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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish mescae (drunkenness, intoxication), from Proto-Celtic *miskos (mixed up, confused), from Proto-Indo-European *meyḱ- (to mix). Cognate with Irish meisce.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meshtey f (genitive singular meshtey, no plural)

  1. drunkenness, intoxication
    Synonym: meshtallys

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
meshtey veshtey unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • mescae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.