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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Forms: maccaildecha

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 .

maccoím

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Forms: mac(c)aem, mac(c)aom, mac(c)ām, maccaím, macaím, maccoím, maccaím, maccóemu, maccáemu, maccaemu, macoe- mu, maccóem, maccáem, maccaemi, macámh, maccáomh, -a, macáimh, macáoimh, -e, macam, maccæm, macaomh

n o, m., also mac(c)aem, later mac(c)aom, mac(c)ām. The first component is generally contracted in MSS. but appears to remain invariable; g s. maccaím, TBC 1632. macaím, LU 10277. n p. maccoím, Trip. 462.19 = LB 27b34 . maccaím, FA 6 LU. a p. maccóemu, FB 12. maccáemu, LU 4652 = TBC² 191. (for nom.) maccaemu, TBC 4730 , macoe- mu, FA 6 LB. macaīme Celtica xxv 149 . g p. na maccóem , LU 6970 = BDD 62. na maccáem , TBC 876. na maccaemi , 866 . macámh maccáomh (n p. -a), IGT Dec. z 35. macáimh macáoimh (pl. -e) § 112 .

A boy, lad (from childhood to the age of bearing arms). macam, gl. puer, Ir. Gl. 370. macam gennti, gl. pumnatus (= prognatus?), 473 . aos macaoimh, aos ógáin, feardhacht ┐ seanórdhacht (four stages of life), TSh. 5277. confacatar . . . in maccoem mbecc (of an infant), IT i 140.19 . noídin ┐ mac- caím, FA 6. frisin maccæm (= puerum), Lat. Lives 76 (= gilla bec, ib.). berim-se maccǽm cechtar mo dā dernand, TBC 1306. coíca do maccaemaib no bitis ic clessaib cluchi, 1533 . ciar bo maccoem iar n-aís ropo mílid iar mórgasciud, TFerbe 308 . Distinguished from mac: is romut-su atát mo mna-sa ┐ mo meic ┐ mo maccáemi my women and children and lads (?), TBC 3397 , cf. 4730 , 5013 . cenmothá . . . ar mná . . . ┐ cen- mothá ar maccǽmu, TBC² 191. oighidh Áodha fá nguilid mná is macáomha, IGT Dec. ex. 929. mna ┐ macama ┐ bantrachta na nGall, Cog. 102.5 . mna ┐ macaim ┐ mindaine, TTébe 2643 . Domnall mac G. . . . do marbadh do maccaeb aile ic cor cloche, AU ii 82.16 . Of a famulus in attendance on a cleric: Coeman Chilli Riada a maccoem, Trip. 264.23 = maccæm 574.13 (cubicularius Colgan). Of a servant: ro eirgedar maccáim re hescradaib banóir, ┐ ro dian-scailit biada ┐ lind do chach ina diaid sin Acall. 4609 . Of a young man, warrior: co faccadur in t-aen óclach da [n]indsaigid … 'Cia thusa, a m'anam, a maccaeim?' ar Pátraic Acall. 4080 , Ériu xlii 32 . Folld. by gen. of definition: macaemh ócc cennuige a young merchant, Maund. 34. Folld. by gen. pl. apparently = choice, flower, paragon: re mac Ui Neill . . . re macaomh laoch Leithe Cuinn, ZCP viii 223 § 22. maccaim righ Erenn, AU ii 64.3 = macaomh, FM ii 962.23 . macamh Gall Erenn ar einech ┐ ar e[n]gnum, AU ii 474.27 = FM iii 580.20 . macamh na corn corn Aillbhi, Acall. 134.

Of girls (generally with defining gen.): macaem scíamach mná, Maund. 57. in macaomh mna, Fl. Earls 34.31 . Oss. iv 236.3 . a mhacaoimh mhná! Ériu viii 85.94 . macamh og sciamach do b'inghean d'Aedh, AU iii 392.18 . banmacām a girl , Auraic. 3163.

As attrib.: bo maccáem heifer (?), LL 165b1 . fir is mná maccaoma, ZCP viii 216.10 .

maccoímda

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adj o, ā. boyish, youthful: do muadh-gaisced . . . mac- caemda maethleanmhaighi-siu, MR 294.14 . fer . . . milla macaemda, Ann. Conn. 1307 § 9.

maccoímdacht

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n ā, f., the qualities proper to youth; youthful vigour or prowess? ar mordacht no ar maccæmhdacht, Aen. 1778. arai crotha ┐ aillechta . . . ┐ maccæmachta, 1773 . lán do mhire, do mhenmain, . . . do mhacaomhdacht, FM vi 2234.19 . Early youth, childhood: ais macamdhachta, R.I.A. 23 P 10³, 59a12 . See follg.