mothach

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adj o, ā. prolific, abounding in produce (? amazing, stupendous , cf. 1 moth). iascach muir. mothach tír, LL 12b49 ( Leb. Gab. i 266.11 ). hermach muir, mothach mothach sliab, 13b6 ( Leb. Gab. i 256.16 ); the meaning `prolific' seems hardly applicable to a mountain. rop muir m.¤ (.i. toirtech) morthon- nach, 385b25 ; similarly 393a1 and (without gloss) 200a5 . m.¤ .i. torthach; muir m.¤ , O'Cl. grindi sengan . . . amal serrcho a mēt móthach (leg. mothach) their amazing size (?), Anecd. i 53 § 20.

mothaigid

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Forms: mothaigedar, annu-mothaiged, annu-mothaigtis, moth- aigid, mothaigios, mothaighis, mhothochus, mothugud

v g. (1 moth)

(a) is amazed ; glosses stupere in Ml. 3 s. pres. depon. mothaigedar, Ml. 26b9 . impf. annu-mothaiged, 25a12 . annu-mothaigtis, 44c6 . ? subj. pres. 3 s. co moth- aigid , gl. stupeat, 25c6 . gotha a hén mar atchluinim | as trén mothaigios m'ainim wonders, is stirred (?), SG 347.25 .

(b) becomes aware of, perceives (later sense); generally of sight. ro rathaidh (.i. ro mothaig) Pátraic inní sin, Trip. li 22 = Arch. iii 16 § 34. do mothaig Fer diad tinsaitin an trír, TBC 3838 St. mothaighis, 1347 St. (= rathaigis LL). nír mhothaidh MacD. an sluagh [sic leg.] sin, AU iii 34.4 . do mhothuigh in rí a bidbha chuice, ZCP xiii 183.21 . do moth- aigset impodh ar rig Erenn beth ac Macm.¤ they perceived that to be with MacM. was to revolt against the king, RC xviii 279.4 . beith dá roinn ní mé nach mothuigh (= I am well aware that [Ireland] is being divided?), Ir. Monthly 1929, 330 § 6 . moth- uigh, a duine egnuidhi, nā gaba . . . (= cave ne), Rosa Ang. 30 x . In sense feels, becomes conscious of: ro mothaig T. bet[h] ina curp fein, Aisl. Tund. 119.8 = do mothaigh se 'na chorp fein e, 143.6 . ro mothaigius a mīrūn umum, ZCP xiii 209.12 . dochualadar neart na Rómhánach ┐ níor mhothaigh siad riamh é (= Romanorum audivere sed non sensere arma), Keat. i 228.58 . níor mhothuigheadar iad féin dall, TSh. 9381. comh luadh ┐ do mhothochus tú thú féin san phecadh, MacAingil 55.4 (fut. rel.)). biodh nach moitheochadh fonn a rāidh, Parrth. Anma 22.7 . Folld. sometimes by DO (in Scotch Gaelic): do mhothuidh do mheirge an ríogh ag techt perceived the standard . . . advancing, Rel. Celt. ii 190. do mhothuidh MacC. . . . dō ag seoladh secha, 164.20 .Absol.: Máuir nar mothaigh who felt no lust (?), Gorm. Feb. 2 ; cf. intí bis sunn cach n-aidchi ní mothaig ní itir (= is never moved to concupiscence), Fél. 40.26 .

vn. mothugud q.v.

mothaigthech

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adj o, ā.

(a) sentient, endowed with feeling: betha re n-abur motuightech sensory life, Rosa Ang. 124.21 . do ballaib mothuightacha sensitive , 12.13 . That can be felt or perceived: gortugud mothaigthach (= laesio sensibilis), 52.6 . See also móithech.

(b) perceptive, observant: osa fear ealadhan mothaitheach an liaigh, R.I.A. 23 P 103, 33b20 .

mothar

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Forms: mothru

n o, m., (orig. n.? cf. m.¤ n-aidhche, O'Dav. 1245 and legal texts cited below). Prob. cognate with 1 moth; the orig. sense may be something dark or intricate.

(a) a thicket, jungle, wilderness (of greater extent and wilder than a `muine'): ro leith fid ┐ m.¤ dar crich nGuaire, RC xvi 34 z ( Dinds. 84 ). tene mhor ar mh.¤ Durlus, IT iii 97 § 158. bid mōin ┐ m.¤ a feranna- seom co bráth (a curse), BColm. 62.17 . co nár fág . . . móin nā muine nā m.¤ , Buile S. § 12 . fích mothair, Met. Dinds. iv 16 y . eter mothru ┐ amréthi, FB 47 (a p.). ro lin mac-alla . . . mothra ┐ caillti, CCath. 5625. ingen maic Niad na mothur, LL 139a16 . a mothraib mórálli Manéti, 233a28 ( TTr. 1204 ). tar moithribh an maigh-sleibhe, FM vi 2128.13 . Freq. in place-names, see Hog. Onom. (= Anglo-Irish Moher).

(b) transf. a dense, rough, or tangled mass . Of a high sea: co mothor mara Torrían, LL 135b12 = Rawl. 78a2 ( R.I.A. Proc. 1884, 2nd series ii 230 ). tar in m.¤ mortonnach, CF 37. ro eirigh in fairrgi ana mothur mor-ainbtenach, D IV 2, 45ra11 . Of clouds or mist: mothur imdorcha aidchidi, LL 235b13 ( TTr. 1375 ). co mbátar 'na m.¤ dluith dorcha dubh- chíach (of clouds), CCath. 3339. doni en-motar mor dorcha dibh (sc. clouds), ITS xiv 150.14 . Cf. gor bha chéo truailnithi . . . i mbui do mhothor inna mhedhon, RC xiv 265 § 59 = a mboi do mhóthur, TBC p. 305 n. 5 , where it seems used of foul vapour or ordure. Other applications: in m.¤ sciath dense mass of shields, Ériu v 240.1 . cona ngreanmothraib goiscidi (of whiskers and beards), MR 180.10 ; 184.18 .

(c) in fig. sense, obscurity; a tangled or intricate problem: mothor n-airechta .i. is toirche [= doirche] laisin airecht, H. 4.22 p. 30 ( O'C. 2002 ). mothur n-ecuimne .i. is dorcha aire inn inbaidh coimperta, ib. Cf. O'Dav. 1245 : m.¤ .i. dorcha, ut est mac sula saighid seilbh ciasa m.¤ .i. innsaigid in ferann cidh dorcha a breth [dó] (the citation might mean an acknowledged son seeks [landed ] property even though it is a wilderness). ? mothar n-iubaili nertadh rudhartha, Eg. 88, fo. 37c ( O'C. 2461 ); apparently: the lapse of time forming a barrier against claims, Plummer, MS. notes. Cf. further: dorad i mmothar an ní sin that bewildered (?) him, BDD² 1183 = i mmoth LU.

Compds.

(a) with subst. ¤chluas f.: ro mael . . . a moth- archluasa shaggy (?) ears , SG 251.9 . ¤mhuine 'a dense thicket': as amhlaidh éimh robhúi an t-ionadh sin ┐ motharmhuine móirdreasa míndeilgneach ann Buile S.2 12 § 18 . ¤thír wild land covered with thicket , RC xiii 9.4 (mothor-).

(b) with adj. ¤daingen: i mendattaib m.¤-daingne ┐ i ndroibhélaibh diamhra ensconced in thickets (?), Hugh Roe 128.23 (fo. 35a) . fíodhbhadh ¤dhlúith, Todd Lect. iv 94.7 . muinel mothlach ¤dhorcha, ZCP vi 80.19 . fon muir ¤ dhorca, ÉC i 81.32 . ós a muineól ¤glas shaggy and grey , Met. Dinds. iii 78.8 .

mothla

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Forms: m.

adj io, iā. soft, moist? `m.¤' mæth, Met. Gl. 33 § 22. m.¤ ` moist ', O'R.

mothlach

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adj o, ā. rough, shaggy, hirsute: muinel m.¤ , ZCP vi 80.19 . [tarbán] mer m.¤ , Ériu vii 6.3 = motlach 198.21 . co fuair in mnaí mothlaig móir ` shaggy ', Met. Dinds. iv 26.17 . sēig mār m.¤ , ZCP xi 159 § 176 , cf. Anecd. i 70 § 176 v.l. As sobriquet: Niall m.¤ , AU 950. clúmhach, mo[th]lach, garbh, Eg. Gl. 115. Cf. Mod.Ir. mothall `a fleece, a bush of hair, shag, or fur ', Dinneen .

1 mothrach

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adj o, ā (mothar) overgrown with thicket, wild or waste (of land): maighean motrach Midluachra, BB 380b8 .

2 mothrach

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adv. a late corruption of mochthráth (see moch, compds.). gabadh lán leighe . . . motrach ┐ ag laighe in the morning and at bed-time, R.I.A. 23 P 10³, 37b5 . eisg bearbthar mothrach, 28b20 .

mothugud

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Forms: mothughadh

n u, m., vn. of mothaigid.

(a) orig. being amazed; amazement , perhaps in follg. ex.: mor do rathugud ┐ machtad ┐ m.¤ dorónsat . . . oc imfacsin na sét sin, Alex. 395.

(b) perceiving, feeling; perception, sense: do neithibh marbus an m.¤ (= de somniferis), O'Gr. Cat. 205.4. ina mballaibh marbha gan mothucchadh, FM vi 1918.19 . ro fhás mothuc- chadh míomhuinnterais . . . eter é ┐ an mac a feeling of enmity, 2096.9 . bean mhothuighthe ceilge who felt the treachery, A. Ó Dálaigh xii 4. mothughadh the sense of touch, Luc. Fid. 159.14 . The follg. ex. is obscure: ind eclas do mothugudh | ní monar duine daoibil, ZCP x 45.3 .

mr-

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x For words so beginning see also br-.

mraich

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n m. (= Mid.Ir. braich) malt: cutan-méla mulend múad- mraich, FB 52.