Print Edition

A B C D1 D2 E F G H I L M N O P R S T U


maccoím n o, m., also mac(c)aem, later mac(c)aom, mac(c)ām.
The first component is generally contracted in MSS. but
appears to remain invariable; g s. maccaím, TBC 1632.
macaím, LU 10277. n p. maccoím, Trip. 462.19 = LB 27b34 .
maccaím, FA 6 LU. a p. maccóemu, FB 12. maccáemu, LU
5 4652 = TBC² 191. (for nom.) maccaemu, TBC 4730 , macoe-
mu, FA 6 LB. g p. na maccóem , LU 6970 = BDD 62. na
maccáem , TBC 876. na maccaemi , 866 . macámh maccáomh
(n p. -a), IGT Dec. z 35. macáimh macáoimh (pl. -e) § 112 .
A boy, lad (from childhood to the age of bearing arms).
10 macam, gl. puer, Ir. Gl. 370. macam gennti, gl. pumnatus
(= prognatus?), 473 . aos macaoimh, aos ógáin, feardhacht ┐
seanórdhacht (four stages of life), TSh. 5277. confacatar . . .
in maccoem mbecc (of an infant), IT i 140.19 . noídin ┐ mac-
caím, FA 6. frisin maccæm (= puerum), Lat. Lives 76 (= gilla
15bec, ib.). berim-se maccǽm cechtar mo dā dernand, TBC
1306. coíca do maccaemaib no bitis ic clessaib cluchi, 1533 .
ciar bo maccoem iar n-aís ropo mílid iar mórgasciud, TFerbe
308 . Distinguished from mac: is romut-su atát mo mna-sa ┐
mo meic ┐ mo maccáemi my women and children and lads (?),
20 TBC 3397 , cf. 4730 , 5013 . cenmothá . . . ar mná . . . ┐ cen-
mothá ar maccǽmu, TBC² 191. oighidh Áodha fá nguilid
mná is macáomha, IGT Dec. ex. 929. mna ┐ macama ┐
bantrachta na nGall, Cog. 102.5 . mna ┐ macaim ┐ mindaine,
TTébe 2643 . Domnall mac G. . . . do marbadh do maccaeb
25aile ic cor cloche, AU ii 82.16 . Of a famulus in attendance
on a cleric: Coeman Chilli Riada a maccoem, Trip. 264.23 =
maccæm 574.13 (cubicularius Colgan). Folld. by gen. of
definition: macaemh ócc cennuige a young merchant, Maund.
34. Folld. by gen. pl. apparently = choice, flower, paragon: re
30mac Ui Neill . . . re macaomh laoch Leithe Cuinn, ZCP viii
223 § 22. maccaim righ Erenn, AU ii 64.3 = macaomh,
FM ii 962.23 . macamh Gall Erenn ar einech ┐ ar e[n]gnum,
AU ii 474.27 = FM iii 580.20 . macamh na corn corn Aillbhi,
Acall. 134.
35Of girls (generally with defining gen.): macaem scíamach
mná, Maund. 57. in macaomh mna, Fl. Earls 34.31 . Oss. iv
236.3 . a mhacaoimh mhná! Ériu viii 85.94 . macamh og
sciamach do b'inghean d'Aedh, AU iii 392.18 . banmacām
a girl , Auraic. 3163.
40As attrib.: bo maccáem heifer (?), LL 165b1 . fir is mná
maccaoma, ZCP viii 216.10 .

maccoímda adj o, ā. boyish, youthful: do muadh-gaisced . . . mac-
caemda maethleanmhaighi-siu, MR 294.14 . fer . . . milla
macaemda, Ann. Conn. 1307 § 9.

45 maccoímdacht n ā, f., the qualities proper to youth; youthful
vigour or prowess? ar mordacht no ar maccæmhdacht, Aen.
1778. arai crotha ┐ aillechta . . . ┐ maccæmachta, 1773 . lán
do mhire, do mhenmain, . . . do mhacaomhdacht, FM vi
2234.19 . Early youth, childhood: ais macamdhachta, R.I.A. 23
50P 10³, 59a12 . See follg.

maccoímnacht n ā, f., = maccoímdacht. ar . . . méit ┐ miad ┐
maccaemnacht, LL 225b27 ( TTr. 622 ). særchuairt maccǽm-
nachta hErend `free circuit of youth', RC xiii 54 § 43 = LL
300a20 (of a circuit made by the son of the High-king, perhaps
55a technical phrase, cf. FM v 1860.24 quoted under macdacht).
tuc do Crimthann . . . maccaemnacht cirtchoicid Lagen
leadership in youthful sports (?), LL 51a15 (will of Cathaír Mór,
= macaemdhacht, Mart. Don. xxxvi 3 ).

maccu (moccu) subst. invar. A word belonging solely to the
60O.Ir. period, always used in apposition to a preceding npr.
(occasionally a place-name) and folld. by another npr. in gen.
case. Acc. to MacNeill, Ériu iii 42 fg . the combination moccu
+ gen. is equivalent to ` belonging to the gens or family of',
the follg. gen. being the name of the eponymous ancestor; in
65Adamnán's Vita Columbae it is frequently preceded by the
abl. gente and possibly its use in Irish after a npr. involves an
ellipse. The latest contemporary use in AU is in the year 690,
the last instance in 789 ( comotatio . . . Mochuae micu
[= macu] Lugedon). The oldest form may be mocu, fre-
70quent in Adamnán; maccu is usual in L Ardm., macu and
maccu in AU; generally written with contraction m̅c̅. In the
Mid.Ir. period the word was often changed by writers who no
longer understood its exact meaning into mac uí, mac úa
(common forms in Mid.Ir. MSS., see variae lectiones in Fél.)
75and by mod. edd. it is often printed as two words (so nearly
always in AU); Marianus Scotus translates it by filius nepotis
( Todd Lect. iii 17.17 ).
Exx. from Lat. lit.: Fintenus gente mocu Moie, Adam. VC
i ch. 2 ( Thes. ii 273.4 ). presbytero . . . Ernani filio gente mocu
80Neth Corb, ib. Lugbeus gente Mocu m. ¤ , i 28 = Thes. ii 275.14
(cf. Lugbeum Mocu Min, i 15 = Thes. ii 274.20 ). Trenanum
gente Mocu Runtir, i 18 ( Thes. ii 274.30 ). senex . . . gente
Mocu Firroide, iii 23 . de Erco fure Mocu Druidi, i 41 . Miliuc
maccu Bōin, Ardm. 9a2 ( Thes. ii 262.11 ). filium Milcon maccu
85Boóin, 11a1 ( Thes. ii 264.28 ). Muirchu maccu Machtheni,
20b1 ( Thes. ii 271.34 ). hi nDruim Moccu Echach, 5b2 ( Thes. ii
260.22 ). Luguid Mocu Themne, Thes. ii 281.8 . To Channu
Mocu Fircetea . . . To Cummi Mocu Cein, ib. 9 , 20 . de . . . fide
Dubthaich maccu Lugir, Ardm. 20a2 ( Thes. ii 271.27 ).
From Irish lit.: Dubthach maccu Lugir, Ardm. 18a1 =
5 Trip. 344.7 ( Thes. ii 241.6 ). Cronan macu Loeghdae (sic leg.),
AU 637. Dolaissi maccu Imde (sic leg.), 638 . Colman maccu
Delduibh, 653 . Comgan macu Teimhne . . . Baetan maccu
Cormaicc, 663 . Daircill maccu Rētai (i.e. of Dál Rétai = D.
Riada), 677 . Cronan macu Chualne, 690 . Colmán maccu
10Béognai, Fél. Jan. 22. féil Gobbáin . . . maccu laindrech
Láne, Dec. 6. Mellan Inse húasle Maccu Cuinn (Inchiquin in
Lough Corrib), Feb. 7 ; cf. June 14 , Oct. 11 and 30 . do shíl
moccu Crecca, Ériu iii 138.100 . do Gubrith moccu Buén,
139.134 . Mōin mocu āin Augaini `M. aus dem Geschlecht des
15edlen A.
', Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 7 § 4 (macco, maccu, macu, mac
ua MSS.). Háonna macui Laigsie, Arch. iii 1.9 . Cluain maccu
Nois: gen. Cluana maccu Nois, AU 788 , 790 , 867 ; C. macu
Nois, 813 ; but Cluain mic N., 547 , 548 , C. mac N., 817 ; Cluana
micu N., 584 , 693 , miccu N., 834 , mic N., 598 , 870 . For other
20exx. in place-names see Hog. Onom. s.v. Moccu.
In Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 17 § 2 Meyer reads: mocui Chuinn . . .
machta `die Nachkommen Conns sind erschlagen' as if n p.;
MSS. have m̅c̅ hui, m̅c̅ hu, m̅c̅ h.
Used absolutely of a single individual? tiucfa macu
25dochum domhuin . . . fer tren tuachail, ZCP viii 196 § 21.