mac(c)ad

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n m. (2 mac) the act of binding or securing (in law) : ce ronastar for macud (.i. nascaire) ┐ raith (.i. trebaire), H. 3.18 p. 193 a ( O'C. 348 ). cid ara n-eipimur mac? nī. neach bess coimcinel innsin, amail ro gab macad Ciarraigi ar as eiside beres dibad Ciarraighigh riasiu beirthe nach cinel n-aile, RIA 23 Q 6 p. 3 a ( O'C. 1598 ).

mac(c)all

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n the herb avens, geum. Hog. Luibh. auancia gario- filata .i. in macall, RC ix 226. Arch. i 325. Rosa Angl. 258.16 (= Lat. sana mundae). frem an macaill, R.I.A. 23 K 42, 366.8 .

mac(c)am

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x see maccoím.

mac(c)amail

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adj i, (1 mac) like a son, filial: Día do gradhugudh go critheglach . . . macamhuil, RC xxiii 22.14 .

mac(c)án

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Forms: maccán

n o, m., (dim. of 1 mac) a little son, generally term of endearment. a ben, talaig do maccán! Trip. 468.4 . m.¤ Iacóib cosin rath (of Joseph), SR 3369. maccan Muire (of Christ), Anecd. i 64 § 124. lasin máthir máir-sin . . . lotar . . . na trí maccáin, Fél. Aug. 2. In wider sense a male child, boy, youth: conḟacatar in macan beg i mbrollach Concobuir, ZCP v 502.29 (of an infant). ité maccán co macu secht mbliadna, ní bí acht a cúrsad . . . co n-abaind (boys up to seven years of age are chastised only with a strap), Ériu i 218 § 4. maccan sē mbliadan deac, Hy. ii 2. in maccáin ó Bethil, Fél. Dec. 28. An epithet of John the Evangelist: Eóin maccan . . . brunna- dhalta Crist, LB 133b29 = Hog. Nenn. 38. Iohain maccán, Trip. 256.22 ; cf. Anecd. ii 19.10 , BNnÉ 20.9 . Freq. in v s.: a maccán! LU 5071. a maccan! BDD 166. a maccáin! 167 . Trip. 244.3 . TBC 1160 , 1205 . In addressing seniors (term of endearment?): a macain, a Cormaic (said by a daughter to her father), ZCP i 459.21 . a maccain (Solomon to David), xiii 179.11 . Of animals: mac Duib Chuailngne . . . macan in tairb, RC x 224 § 16. banm.¤ a girl: in banmacan, Auraic. 533 = banmacam, 3163 .

mac(c)ánacht

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vn (1 mac): ag súgra agus ag macánacht agus ag scelaigheacht Celtica xxi 519 (note to l. 212) .

mac(c)ánta

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adj io, .

(a) youthful: an lucht bhios ag fás . . . amail ata an aois macanta, R.I.A. 3 C 42, 9.3 .

(b) mild, gentle, modest (usual sense): m.¤, crionda, seimh, Eg. Gl. 457. ingen mheirgeal mh.¤ , RC xxix 120.1 . Molaisi moirfertach m.¤ , BNnÉ 201 § 38. do bhí an duine Maoise romhácánta `very meek ', Numb. xii 3. mná riaghalta ┐ mácanta (sic) `devout and honourable', Acts. xiii 50. freagra mh.¤ a soft answer, Prov. xv 1. samhradh fliuch m.¤ mild, Corp. Astron. 82.11 . adv. go macánta 'modestly, honestly' Ériu xv 30 § 6 , 64 § 6 .

mac(c)ántacht

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n f.

(a) boyhood, early youth: do coimett M. muca a athar ina macantacht, BNnÉ 292.6 . in mac beg do rinne na gnima sin i n-æis a macantachta, ZCP viii 539.14 .

(b) gentleness, mildness: iarruigh m.¤ seek meekness, Zeph. ii 3. daoine chuireas coim caoineasa ar an gcealg-rún macán- tachta bréige, TSh. 8957 ; 'decency, modesty' Ériu xv 70 § 6 , 82 § 5 .

mac(c)ántas

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Forms: macantas

n m. gentleness, mildness . 2 Cor. vi 6. tré mhacántus ┐ cheannsacht Chríosd, ib. x 1 . macantas (a fruit of the Spirit, = mansuetudo Gal. v 23 ), Luc. Fid. 150.8 .

maccaillech

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n ā, f., a (young?) nun: Arch. iii 308.15 . asrenar lan- eraic . . . im ma[c]caillig na diulta cailli `a young nun who has not renounced her veil', Laws ii 404.16 . pl. maccaildecha craibdecha, Mon. Tall. § 62. etir maccaillecha ┐ laichesa, RC xv 488 § 7 ; 'between nuns and laywomen' Ériu xix 61 § 7 .

maccléirech

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n o, m., a (young) cleric or clerical student, sometimes used of a youth in attendance on (or studying under) a cleric of repute . macclerech do muintir epscuip Eirc (=discipulus), Lat. Lives 86. maccléirech dim muintir-se, ol P. (=unus ex meis pueris), 11 . docoidh . . . an Colman sin i nditreibh . . . ┐ áen m.¤ lais, RC xxvi 372.11 . días macclérech robátar i com- maid re legund, LL 278a37 . óes graid ┐ maccléirig [-cléirid MS.] indraice, Ériu i 220 § 16. do fir-macclerchib, Thes. ii 255.9 ( Stowe Miss. 65b ). dias easpog ┐ deichneabhar sagart ┐ dá mhaiccléireach dhéag, Keat. iii 386 ; arre bliadna pennaind do maccleirchib 'a year’s penance for clerics' Ériu xix 62 § 14 .