máthair

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Forms: máthir, mathir, máthar, mathar, máthair, máithre, -acha, máthar, maithr-each, -edh, mathair, mathri

n r,f. n s. máthir, Sg. 65a6 . d s. sen-mathir , Wb. 29d11 . g s. máthar, Sg. 31a12 , 61a22 . mathar, Ml. 71c15 . In Mid.Ir. freq. with guttural st. in pl. máthair (n p. máithre, -acha; g p. máthar, maithr-each, -edh), IGT Dec. § 32. In MSS. usually contracted.

A mother . mathair, gl. mater, Ir. Gl. 1052. mathair quasi mater , Corm. Y 852. fria athair ┐ fria mathair, TBC 196. eter in n-ingin ┐ a mmát[h]air, FB 6. imda mathair boed many a fond mother, AU 777 (poem). siur máthar (gl. mater- tera), Sg. 61a22 . bás mór máthar Íssu, Fél. Jan. 18. is clann én-athar ┐ én-máthar sínd .i. Adaim ┐ Eua, PH 7500. pl. mathri na fātha, SR 7471. dá mac dēc . . . con cethraib máthrechaib, 3008 . athra sceo mathra, ZCP xi 95 § 49. máthrecha na mac, PH 392. a mbronnaib a maithrech, IT i 19.38 = Trip. 444.2 . dáermacne . . . a lleth o mathrechaib on their mothers' side, TBC 1740. Of animals: boí in loeg immalle rá m.¤ , Lat. Lives 86. cairm hi tat a mmaithre na lloeg-sa, LU 1753. Fig.: as máthir a ṡotho feissin cach n- óenchrann, Sg. 65a6 . is i in scriptuir diada is m.¤ dona hulib iresachaib, LB 251b17 . mathair .i. tosach ut est: máthir coctha . . . eccuin want of common sense is the mother of war, O'Dav. 1212. m.¤ na n-olc an anumhla, PBocht 26.31 . m.¤ neantóg `the breeding of nettles', Zephaniah ii.9 .

Compd. máthar-marbthach, gl. matricida, Ir. Gl. 318.

máthardae

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adj io, iā. maternal: isin mbroin mathardi, Ml. 44a10 . ar tteanga mátharda, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 2 .

mátharlach

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n [o, m.] (<máthair; for suff. see Ped. ii 55 ) a womb: gl. matrix, Sg. 69a7 .

mátharnat

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Forms: mátharnait

n f. (dim. of máthair) little mother, mammy: v s. a mátharnait! FB 44 , 47 .

? mathcosan

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n m.¤ tri feolc[h]ar inso, TBC² 2830 (diagnosis of a wound); leg. imathchosán (-chomsán) reviling, attack ?

mathfad

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x see 1 matha.

mathgamain

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Forms: mathgaman, matho, mathgamna

n m. (cf. math + gamuin Ériu xix 114 ) a bear: gl. ursus, Ir. Gl. 418. tír i fail m.¤ mall, LL 136a34 . g s. bruth mathgaman , FB 52 Eg. = matho LU. pl. amal bíti mathgamna etir banbraid, RC xiii 456 § 52. gala mathgamna ┐ brotha léoman, BDD 92. mar leoman ic techta fo mathgamnaib, TBC 2163 , cf. 5585 and TBC² 1949. i n-earball an mhathghamna, TSh. 7431. math- ghamhuin, 1 Sam. xvii 34. nuallamuid amhuil mathghamhna, Isa. lix 11. Often used of a warrior: inmain m.¤ mórglonnach, TBC 5354. an dā mathgamain morghlonnacha, CF 874. as mé an mathgamhain ar menmain, BNnÉ 285 § 273. is math- ghamhna meardha . . . a míleadha, Todd Lect. iv 82.21 .

Common as n.pr. m.: Mathgamain mac Cennetigh, AU 966. m.¤ mac Cendetig, Cog. 58.25 . dall Mathgamhna M.'s blind (bard), 96.1 .

Mathgen

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n.pr. m. compd. of gein `birth' and math `bear' (or maith `good'?) K. M. Wortk. 91 ; by Marstrander, RC xxxvi 355 , connected with math in Matha, mathmarc. Matgen (name of a wizard), RC xii 80 § 78.

mathmarc

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Forms: mathm-arc, menm-arc, maithmairc, mathmarc

n o, m., by Ped. § 381 analysed as a compd. = mathm-arc, cf. menm-arc (<arc- `to beseech'?); see also RC xxxvi 353 - 4 ; for suggested origin of first constituent see 3 Matha. A soothsayer, diviner ; gl. augur Sg. 6b14 . n p. tictis in druid ┐ na maithmairc combitís oc tairchetul doib (= magis aruspicibusque), Lat. Lives 5 = Trip. 42.1 . g p. druidecht is idlacht mathmarc , BB 205a4 (quoted Todd Nenn. 144 n .).

mathmarcach

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adj o, ā. (mathmarc) one who practises divination or places trust in soothsayers? nirbud litach maothmarcach be not quarrelsome nor trusting in soothsayers (?), Arch. iii 315 n. 21 (counsels for a king).

mathmarcde

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adj io, iā. pertaining to an augur or diviner: gl. augustus (<augur), Sg. 60b4 .