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ore, a vein of ore, a mine. Metaphorically 'family', 'ancestry', etc.: Niall Naoighiallach...d'aoinmhianach is Crú Craoidhe, 914; coill mhianagh gloin, 956 (The metaphor here is not easily understood; possibly the text of the stanza is unsound; note variations from MS. readings); caor óir is uaisle mianach, 1036; tinne óir...do mhianach Chonuill Gulban, 1098.

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