marc

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n o, m., (cf. W. march `horse') a horse (more poetic word than ech). m.¤ .i. each, Corm. Y 851. O'Mulc. 816. O'Cl. m.¤ .i. ech no lāir, O'Dav. 1217. mairc cona cairpthib, Fianaig. 6.7 , cf. Cóir An. 220. dá trichait marc (.i. ech), LU 9951. Mide magen na m.¤ , Met. Dinds. ii 42 , cf. MR 138.5 . i modhaib m.¤ . . . .i. o gnimrad a n-ech, O'Dav. 303 , cf. Laws iv 2.2 . raluidin[n]-se de marcaib I used to ride on steeds, Ériu i 72 § 3. screpall for gach cathraigh . . . ┐ marcc for an righ (an assessment), BNnÉ 247 § 200. A mare: eich .i. firenna ┐ mairc .i. na lathracha, H. 3.18 p. 639b ( O'C. 1424 ), cf. eich mairc muca, Laws i 268.20 . Hence as ā,f. in B. na f.: menn mairce (.i. searrach eich) a colt , ZCP xii 360.22 . gabsat dí marc hi n-athgabhail, ZCP vii 305.14 (= dí mairc?).

Compds. marc[c]ír (gl. strigilis) a horse-comb , Thes. ii 226.37 ( PCr. 30b ). marcbāgh a horse-race , Laws v 488.11 Comm. ¤ḟoich: marccoichi (leg. marc-ḟoichi) gl. crabrones, sc(r)abrones 'horse-flies' ÉC xxii 210 § 3 , 213 . ¤muilenn .i. muilenn imsai [sic MS.] ech, O'Mulc. 817 ; 'horse-mill' Studies on Early Ireland 18 . See also marcsluag.

1 marcach

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Forms: marcachu, marcagh, marcach

n o, m., (a) a rider, horseman: gl. eques, Sg. 50a23 . a p. marcachu, gl. ascensores, Ml. 34c10 . marcagh [marcach LB] .i. eich imdæ lais, Corm. Y 851. for marcuch in maige, SC 29 ( LU 3577 ). trí marcaig ind rig .i. a thrí ridire, BDD 117. tricha marcach, TBC² 1038. i lLaignib na læchmarcach, ZCP viii 106.5 . crech m.¤ , AU 999. do theilg an m.¤ ┐ an t-each san muir (= ascensorem, Exod. xv 1 ), TSh. 5911.

(b) messenger Celtica vii 32 : táet cet láech úaib … ┐ téiti marcach día acallaim co tí a óenur do acallaim na ingini, LU 5935 . eirged marcach úaib or Diarmait co tí Mane dom accallaim dís ┐ ragatsa dís ara cend, 6657 .

In fig. expressions: m.¤ in mara (of Manannán mac Lir), SC 45. saltrad ar demon . . . na rab m.¤ ar t'anmuin lest he bestride thy soul, ZCP vi 264 § 7. mairg brisses cath . . . ar marcachaib canoni, LL 149b33 , cf. SG 70.11 ; 'those bearing the message of the canonical scriptures' Celtica vii 32 . m.¤ soiscela (of a bishop), Arch. iii 307.1 ; 'one bearing the message of the Gospel' Celtica vii 32 . m.¤ duaine (apparently the `recaire' or reciter who carried the song from the poet to the patron and recited it): glossed .i. reacaire ghabhas dán, O'Cl. eineclann risin m.¤ nduaine, Laws v 230.18 Comm. a marcaid duaine UR 102 § 3.9 . Called mescetlach, O'Dav. 1226. mad é in fili ┐ in m.¤ duaine bes ann . . . mad é in m.¤ ┐ in fer dia ndernad [in duan], H. 3.17 c. 672 ( O'Don. 963 ). m.¤ na comladh (gl. digma), Ir. Gl. 127 (a specimen, pattern ?). m.¤ for gach ceard draoidheachta an adept , O'Curry MS. Mat. 579.36 (D. MacFir- bisigh).

2 marcach

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adj o, ā. .i. imsniomach anxious , Celt. Rev. v 293 (17th-cent. gloss) = *margach<mairg, W. Stokes.

marcachas

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n o, m.,

(a) the act (practice, art) of riding; horseman- ship . marcachos (: cros), LL 31a13 . oc marcachus for assan, PH 2613. ná derntar isin domnach . . . marcachus, Ériu ii 202 § 17. ar gart ┐ cruth ┐ deilb ┐ m.¤ , BDD 106. buaid snáma, buaid marcachais, TBC 661. fear . . . dob fearr mileatacht ┐ m.¤ do clandaibh C., FM v 1574.19 .

(b) horsemen, cavalry (coll.): cæcca mile marcachais, RC xxxvii 347 § 51 (: ccois), cf. Keat. ii 347. do mh.¤ fá scamalaibh thy horsemen, Ó Bruad. i 178.

marcachdae

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Forms: marcachde

adj io, iā. pertaining to a horseman: marcachde, gl. equester, Sg. 54b1 .

marcadacht

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Forms: marcadachtae

n ā, f., cavalry: g s. inna marcadachtae (gl. equitatūs), Ml. 72b28 . Cf. marcdacht.

marcaid

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n i, m., a rider, horseman: rí Midhi in marcaidh, BR 266.1 .

marcaigecht

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n ā, f.,

(a) riding, horsemanship: marcuighecht (part of the education of a chief's son), Laws ii 154.6 Comm. marcuighecht ar srian aen-eich riding (opposed to driving in a chariot), Comp. Con. C. 116.21 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ). tugus baramail dod marcaighecht thy horsemanship, ZCP vi 95.36 . ic m.¤ ar assan, YBL 141b15 = oc marcachus, PH 2613. In fig. sense: ro bāighed [= báidhed] mé ar in tuind-sea . . . ┐ itu-sa uirri oc marcaidecht risin ré sin (of Lí Bán), Acall. 3219n . an té do ghní marcuigheachd ar na flaithis that rideth upon the heavens, Psa. lxviii 4. dol ar marcaigheacht go neamh (i.e. to speed), TSh. 10664. m.¤ a ndiaid a bonn (of a corpse at a funeral), Ir. Review 1912, 250 § 12 .

(b) concrete, riders (coll.): tuccadh na heich chuicce ┐ do cuiredh marcaighecht orra, BNnÉ 89 § 187.

marcdacht

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n ā, f., horsemanship: co nách rabe i nErinn a innsa- mail . . . ar m.¤ , ZCP xiii 199.12 . Cf. marcadacht (prob. a dis- tinct formation).

marclach

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Forms: m., marcaighibh, -aidhibh

n o, m., IGT Dec. § 55.8 . A horse-load, load of a beast of burden . m.¤ , gl. gletealla (= clitellae `pack-saddle'), Ir. Gl. 189. assan . . . m.¤ fuirri do biud, SR 3108. m.¤ cruithnechtae, Trip. 240.12 . cét marclach do fhinnchæluch, Lism. L. 1572. int ech rúad in ro-marclaig with the heavy load, Met. Dinds. iii 454 . capaill marclaigh pack-horses , AU iii 134.7 . comtar suirsi primlocha Erenn do thraightechaibh ┐ marclaighibh (= beasts of burden?), AU 855 (leg. marcaighibh, -aidhibh horsemen?).

marcrad

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Forms: marcruidh

n ā, f., horsemen, cavalry (coll.). marcruidh, IGT Dec. § 13.25 . do Iason ┐ do Ercoil ┐ don marcraidh archena, LL 397a28 . díth dá marcraidh mac Uí Chaoimh, O'Gr. Cat. 444.8.