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.

mraithem

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n m. a betrayer: Wb. 32d15 .

mraithemnacht

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Forms: mmraith- emnachtae

n ā, f., treacherousness, guile: g s. inna mmraith- emnachtae , gl. iniquae simulationis, Ml. 31d13 , 133a2 (-nech- tae). dég a mmraithemnachta, gl. propter [eorum ] dolositatem, 91c14 .