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.

maccoímnacht

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n ā, f., = maccoímdacht. ar . . . méit ┐ miad ┐ maccaemnacht, LL 225b27 ( TTr. 622 ). særchuairt maccǽm- nachta hErend `free circuit of youth', RC xiii 54 § 43 = LL 300a20 (of a circuit made by the son of the High-king, perhaps a technical phrase, cf. FM v 1860.24 quoted under macdacht). tuc do Crimthann . . . maccaemnacht cirtchoicid Lagen leadership in youthful sports (?), LL 51a15 (will of Cathaír Mór, = macaemdhacht, Mart. Don. xxxvi 3 ).

maccu, moccu

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Forms: moccu, mocu, maccu, macu, maccu, maccu, macu, maccu, mocui

subst. invar. See A Guide to Ogam 119-20 , Éigse xxviii 44, 50-1 . A word belonging solely to the O.Ir. period, always used in apposition to a preceding npr. (occasionally a place-name) and folld. by another npr. in gen. case. Acc. to MacNeill, Ériu iii 42 fg . the combination moccu + gen. is equivalent to ` belonging to the gens or family of', the follg. gen. being the name of the eponymous ancestor; in Adamnán's Vita Columbae it is frequently preceded by the abl. gente and possibly its use in Irish after a npr. involves an ellipse. The latest contemporary use in AU is in the year 690, the last instance in 789 ( comotatio . . . Mochuae micu [= macu] Lugedon). Latest contemporary use is in 9th century in Mart. Óeng (see Éigse xxviii 43-44 ). The oldest form may be mocu, fre- quent in Adamnán; maccu is usual in L Ardm., macu and maccu in AU; generally written with contraction m̅c̅. In the Mid.Ir. period the word was often changed by writers who no longer understood its exact meaning into mac uí, mac úa (common forms in Mid.Ir. MSS., see variae lectiones in Fél.) and by mod. edd. it is often printed as two words (so nearly always in AU); Marianus Scotus translates it by filius nepotis ( Todd Lect. iii 17.17 ).

Exx. from Lat. lit.: Fintenus gente mocu Moie, Adam. VC i ch. 2 ( Thes. ii 273.4 ). presbytero . . . Ernani filio gente mocu Neth Corb, ib. Lugbeus gente Mocu m.¤ , i 28 = Thes. ii 275.14 (cf. Lugbeum Mocu Min, i 15 = Thes. ii 274.20 ). Trenanum gente Mocu Runtir, i 18 ( Thes. ii 274.30 ). senex . . . gente Mocu Firroide, iii 23 . de Erco fure Mocu Druidi, i 41 . Miliuc maccu Bōin, Ardm. 9a2 ( Thes. ii 262.11 ). filium Milcon maccu Boóin, 11a1 ( Thes. ii 264.28 ). Muirchu maccu Machtheni, 20b1 ( Thes. ii 271.34 ). hi nDruim Moccu Echach, 5b2 ( Thes. ii 260.22 ). Luguid Mocu Themne, Thes. ii 281.8 . To Channu Mocu Fircetea . . . To Cummi Mocu Cein, ib. 9 , 20 . de . . . fide Dubthaich maccu Lugir, Ardm. 20a2 ( Thes. ii 271.27 ).

From Irish lit.: Dubthach maccu Lugir, Ardm. 18a1 = Trip. 344.7 ( Thes. ii 241.6 ). Cronan macu Loeghdae (sic leg.), AU 637. Dolaissi maccu Imde (sic leg.), 638 . Colman maccu Delduibh, 653 . Comgan macu Teimhne . . . Baetan maccu Cormaicc, 663 . Daircill maccu Rētai (i.e. of Dál Rétai = D. Riada), 677 . Cronan macu Chualne, 690 . Colmán maccu Béognai, Fél. Jan. 22. féil Gobbáin . . . maccu laindrech Láne, Dec. 6. Mellan Inse húasle Maccu Cuinn (Inchiquin in Lough Corrib), Feb. 7 ; cf. June 14 , Oct. 11 and 30 . do shíl moccu Crecca, Ériu iii 138.100 . do Gubrith moccu Buén, 139.134 . Mōin mocu āin Augaini `', Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 7 § 4 (macco, maccu, macu, mac ua MSS.). Háonna macui Laigsie, Arch. iii 1.9 . Cluain maccu Nois: gen. Cluana maccu Nois, AU 788 , 790 , 867 ; C. macu Nois, 813 ; but Cluain mic N., 547 , 548 , C. mac N., 817 ; Cluana micu N., 584 , 693 , miccu N., 834 , mic N., 598 , 870 . For other exx. in place-names see Hog. Onom. s.v. Moccu.

In Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 17 § 2 Meyer reads: mocui Chuinn . . . machta `' as if n p.; MSS. have m̅c̅ hui, m̅c̅ hu, m̅c̅ h.

Used absolutely of a single individual? tiucfa macu dochum domhuin . . . fer tren tuachail, ZCP viii 196 § 21.

maccucán

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Forms: maccucán, maccucáin

n o, m., little son, boy, hypocoristic dim. of mac: v s. a maccucán , ZCP iii 8 § 27 ( LL 270a29 ). a maccucáin , LL 370e8 ( Arch. Hib. iv 204.11 ).

mac(c)dacht

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Forms: mac- dacht, mactad, macdachta, macdacht, macdachta, macdachta

I Subst. ā,f. childhood, early youth (the period from 7 to 15 years of age, De Jubainville RC xvii 103 ). colamna ais . . . .i. naoidendacht ┐ m.¤, gillacht ┐ oglachass, sendatu ┐ diblidetu, Corm. Y 322. ó aois a mhacdhachta, FM iv 664.22 , cf. vi 1916.15 . for a baothréim baoisi ┐ for a chuairt macdachta ┐ reabhraidh `on an excursion of youthful plays and sports', v 1860.24 . ? in machtad i ndentar cech semplae ┐ cech bais (gl. aetatis primae), Ml. 44c12 (leg. mac- dacht, edd. Thes.; by Ascoli ccclxxii taken as = mactad g s. of *mactu boyhood ).

II Generally adj., indecl. or in form macdachta (a petrified g s. of subst.?); always of girls, apparently = of the age of puberty, i.e. of marriageable age. romacdacht, gl. super- adulta, Wb. 10b17 . asrenar lan-eraic i n-ingin m.¤ , Laws ii 405.15 (expld.: don ingin ac ata in tiacht maicne, ib. 23 ). æs ingine macdacht, TBC² 362 , cf. 27 . cech fer . . . doberad ingin m.¤ , Ériu iv 24.20 . ingen maccthacht, ZCP xiii 373.3 . Deichter ┐ hi 'na hingin macdachta, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. i 42.17 . Moriath m.¤ , LL 311b8 ( Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 9 ). ba hí a ben Muiriath m.¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 34. IT i 136.7 . pl. mná oentama Ulad ┐ a n-ingena macdacht , IT i 106.15 . na hingena mac- dacht no bítis ic amran, TTr.² 1085 , cf. 1904 . gnása ingen macdacht, BDD 92. a richtaib ingen macdhacht, Aen. 2035 (= virgineae facies, Virg. Aen. ix 120 -1). a n-inghena mine macdhachta, Cog. 138.8 . ingena maccachtda, 78.22 . As subst.: forcor macdachta rape of a marriageable girl, O'Dav. 310. pl. macdachta (dist. from: ingena beca), Auraic. 5721. Of a man, mild, gentle (?): fer . . . mílla macachta macánta ` childlike ', ALC i 538.16 . Ann. Conn. 1307 § 9.