1 mass

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Forms: mais(s)

n Mid.Ir. generally mais(s) ā,f. (Lat. massa).

(a) the primordial mass or formless matter from which creation proceeded: hisin mais n-ecruthaigthe, Thes. ii 10.19 ( BCr. 18a ). isin mais dia tuiste, Ml. 145d6 . in m.¤ amra écruthach, SR 24. ros delb don maiss ecruthaig, 148 . ro thep in firmamint asan mais moir n-ecruthaigh, Laws i 28.20 Comm. = asin maisi 26.22 . isin mais chruinn ildealbaig as' terpad in domun, Ériu ii 108.11 . cf. 198.3 . mas[s]a .i. mais risan cét-adhbar, O'Gr. Cat. 243.12. i ndeilbh . . . na maisi áenda écruta, CCath. 303. isin caip cumascda . . . .i. as in mais, TTebe 3082 . Cf. an masa ádhbhail éccrutha as ar teibitt an ceathardhúil, MS. Mat. 556.16 (M. Ó Cléirigh, a learned form). Hence O'Dav. 1250 : maiss .i. cruthugud (a wrong inference).

(b) a mass, lump in general: arránic-som maiss n-óir, Trip. 94.19 . tabhradh . . . maiss n-óir asin talmain, BNnÉ 94.13 . co ndernadh aon mais dib, Aisl. Tund. 105 § 3 = go ndernadh . . . fo indamail caoire comhraic, 131 . m.¤ quasi a mas[s]a .i. on c[h]aír, Corm. Y 857. mais .i. caor, O'Cl.

2 mass

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Forms: mais(s)ech, masmóir

adj o, ā. adj. denoting excellence of appearance or external quality; commonly of persons fine, handsome, goodly (?), but also of animals and things; later replaced by mais(s)ech. mas .i. maisech, O'Dav. 1230. O'Cl. di rigaib massaib Marggae, Thes. ii 295.13 ( SP v ). Manannan m.¤ , SC 45. Dondchad molbthach m.¤ , ZCP xi 110 § 34. macc Maire m.¤ , RC xxiii 316.10 . Maodhócc mas, BNnÉ 255.7 . cairemain maiss, LL 29b41 . ríghe Muimhneach mas, Content. v 182. mná masa (massa LU), TBC² 2105. Muire m.¤ , LL 370b16 ( Arch. Hib. iv 204 ). colla muinreamhra massa, FM i 248.6 (poem). co muicc maiss, IT i 77.17 . mag már mas, RC v 202 § 20. i nArd Macha m.¤ , Ériu viii 67.13 . oc loscud Muman maisse, Arch. iii 304.12 . an muir mas, Leb. Gab. i 18.23 . medair m.¤ `beautiful chant', Thes. ii 290.9 ( Sg. 204 ). meadar mas oc ōl meda gay (?), Ériu viii 157.10 . ba mas a menma, Anecd. i 60 § 83. noídenán menman mais `of goodly mind', Thes. ii 291.10 (Ml.). cid milis lib a mmid m.¤ , IT i 77.20 . d'ól meadha mhais, A. Ó Dálaigh lv 9. ór mas, O'Dav. 1230.

Compar. massiu máenib, Thes. ii 295.7 ( SP v ).

is m.¤ limm I deem becoming (consonant with dignity), usually in combination with miad: ní miad nó mas lem arm d'imbert for siriti n-amulach, TBC² 2170. nír miad na m.¤ leiss ind úaburdelb druidechta, LU 6537 = maisi, TBC² 2021 ; mais, TBC 2709. ní ba maiss leiss . . . airm do brith o na corpaib, TBC 687. With DO: gur mais dóibh araon staona[dh] ón gcath `that it would be to the renown of the two', Oss. iv 138.22 .

? As subst.: tri locha aidble a mmais, LL 5b36 (= aibli amhuis BB 24b29 ), quoted Keat. i p. 164 .

In composition with another adj.: imram Mælduin dend- mais, Anecd. 51 § 5. Mælduin dronmas, § 8. muime mōrmass, § 9 . Loarn lānmas, ZCP x 42.26 . ollmas, Thes. ii 295.4 . in múir masmóir (g s m.), Met. Dinds. iv 96. Cairend . . . na mbríg masglan, LL 139a31 . With noun: senchas Átha Luain læch- maiss `of the goodly champions', Met. Dinds. iii 366. mac Nessa nithmass (i.e. a champion fighter), IT i 77.21 . riched rindmas ` star-beautiful ', Fél. Ep. 378.

mastic

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Forms: maisdix

n (= Lat. masdix) mastic: ? do mástig, Maund. 194 (where some kind of precious stone seems meant). masdix, ib. 31 . ? duilleabhur meastuic, 23 K 42, 393.11 (med. text). maisdix, Rosa Angl. 102 § 32.

mat

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n a measure (of quantity or weight)? cuig mata do denum don .l. ┐ don .x. ced uingi, conid .x. n-uingi ┐ da chēd uingi in cach mat díb-side, H. 4.22 p. 72a ( O'C. 2090 ), i.e. the 1,050 ounces are to be divided into lots (?) of 210 apiece? Cf. 1 mát.

1 mát, mat

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Forms: mát-, mat

n a hand (B.na f.), perhaps an archaic word, cf. mát- (mád-) lorg = maglorg and mátán. m.¤ .i. lám, Corm. p. 29 = mat, Corm. Y 943. mad .i. lam, Lec. Gl. 449. ina mat (.i. ina laimh), ZCP v 483 § 5 = ina mhad, iii 378 .

2 mát, máta

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Forms: mat, mát, muc

n [f.] a pig (archaic and poet. word). mat [mát LB] .i. muc, unde est isna Brethaib Nemed: forruach- tatar mata mo t[h]uinde torgabail, Corm. Y 876 ; see Ériu x 44.6 . cuich in mait . . . .i. cuich in muc, O'Dav. 1241. dhá ṡenainm ar mhuic . . . féis is máda, For. Foc. 17. mochen mata moaigther, Ériu vii 6 § 8 = muc, ib. (prose). don matai, ib. = don matta, p. 199 . ferba . . . sceó mátai (.i. mucci) moogthi, FB 68.

mata, máta

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pn io, m., name of a fabulous monster connected with the Boyne valley: lecht forsa torc[h]air in Matæ, RC xv 292 ( Dinds. 4 ). lecht in Mate, ib. Glend in Máta .i. seilc[h]i sin `a tortoise' (?), ib. dia ro bruiset fir Erenn baill in Matæ roslas i mBrug Meic in Óic, 329 ( Dinds. 28 ). Cf. Met. Dinds. iii 100. in glend i mbíd Mátha mall, Met. Dinds. ii 22 (Dinds. of Brug na Boinne). do descin in Máthai múaid, 23 (matha, mada, mata MSS. in both exx.). For discussion of legend see Macalister, Temair Breg 241 - 243 . Cf. 2 mát.

matad

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Forms: madadh, matadu

n o, m., madadh, IGT Dec. § 11. A common dog, a cur , often used contemptuously of persons. ciarso dúal don athiuch-matud saigid forsin árchoin, TBC 1935. aithech- madad (of pers.), TBC² 1594 = atechmatud, LU. matud mógda (of Goliath), SR 5753. a ndeilb gadair . . . a ndeilb madaid, RC xxiv 174.10 . a mheallshron madaigh! IT iii 91 § 126 . na madaid re reba curs a-rending, Arch. iii 240 § 6. adhba madagh mbirach, Fél. 130.30 . v p. a matadu ┐ a latranna ┐ a conu! Aisl. M.C. 23.25 = a matuda, 25.22 . (prov.) ag marbhadh mada mhairbh (i.e. arguing with an opponent already confuted), Luc. Fid. 333.13 , see O'Rahilly Misc. Ir. Prov. § 407. madádh allaidh a wolf , RC xxxiv 3 n. 2 . madaidh uisge otters , O'Cl. s.v. coin fodairne.

matádlorg

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x TBC 1717 , see maglorg.

mataidecht

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n ā, f., (matad) doghood, state of being a dog ? ní thalla ar m.¤ ar ndís isin istadluc `there is no room for the dog- hood of the pair of us', Aisl. M.C. 101.15 .

matal, mattal

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n o, m., Norse loan-word, RC xi 494 ; Marstran- der, Bidrag 74. IGT Dec. § 17.8 ; also f. § 56 . A cloak: gl. mantellus, Ir. Gl. 490. mattal cetharbennach corccra, LB 148a37 . do gab sí m.¤ uimpe, RC xix 122 § 87 (Fierabras). eiti brec baí 'n-a mh.¤ , Cóir An. 126. clúimh mo mhatail, IGT Dec. ex. 1442. m.¤ sgarláoid, KMMisc. 170 § 13. deich matail, Hy Maine 92.17 . ced brat, ced matal, ZCP viii 116.3 . a mata- laidhe do chur faoi, Eochairsg. 15.13 .