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1 macha(machad) n m.Declensiondoubtful:g s. macha,
machaid;pl. machada,machaide. Treated asneut., LL 160b
39 : machadṁBrigte(n s.).
75 An enclosureformilking cows, amilking-yard(orfield?),
often used in connexion withlias.ro ṡáidset fir hErend less
┐ machaddia n-almaib, TBC 1594 (=liasa ┐ machaid, H.
2.17 ).dober-sa cach bó . . . ca lias ┐ ca machad, 4757 .ic
tiachtain ar ammus a liss ┐ a léis ┐ a machaid, 1539 .machad,
80 Auraic. 5727 (possibly name of some agricultural implement).
o macha co macha,RIA23 Q 6 p. 4 a ( O'C. 1601 ).pl. con-
nacatar . . . na liasa ┐ namachada , Lism. L. 1908. do denam
thíghí ┐ lias ┐ machad, 1899 .aite na mmachad(of cattle-
yards in a camp), CCath. 2998. machuide geimridh . . .
85machaide samraidh, H. 5.15 p. 2 a ( O'Don. 1557 - 8 ).selb
macha(i.e.proof that an animal claimed as stolen has been
reared in one's own homestead):issiat so na tri selba .i. seilb
m. ¤ , Eg. 88,fo. 4d ( O'C. 2166 ) =selb machaigh, H. 3.18 p. 160
( O'C. 291 ).

2 Macha npr. f. one of the threewar-goddesses of theTuatha
5D.D., daughter ofErnmasand sister ofBadbandMorrígu
(sometimes identified with the former).tri ingena . . . oc
Ernmais .i. Badb ┐ M. ¤ ┐ Mórrigu, LL 10a42 .Maucha ingen
Ernmóiss, RC xii 100 § 133. Badhbh Mácha ┐ Móirríoghan a
dtrí baindée(sc.of theTuatha D.D.), Keat. i p. 218 .g s. fri
10morbuaidMaichi (MacheLU), TBC² 1027. mian Macha, 3472
= TBC 5799. ?Cræbruad Concob[air] . . . asa tegedh macha
imach, IT iii 47 § 79 ,cf. 20 § 57.
Also interpreted asaroyston crow: machæ .i. badb no asi an
tres morrigan,undemesrad Machæ .i. cendæ doine iarna
15n-airlech, O'Mulc. 813 =maiche .i. bodb . . .undemesrad
maiche, H. 3. 18 p. 82b ( O'C. 150 ).Macha .i. badhb no fean-
nóg, O'Cl. mach (macha)`a Royston crow or rather a magpie',
P.O'C.

3 macha inn.l., strictly ag. s.(of anounmeaning fieldorplain?),
20but also used absolutely.
(a) =Ard Macha(so called from Macha wife of Neimed,
Dinds. 94 , Keat. i p. 176 ). LatinizedMachia, L. Ardm. 15b1
( Trip. 330.22 , Thes. ii 269.22 ).céin bess M. ¤ fo thoraibh as long
as Armagh shall be under princes
, Trip. 154.8 ,cf. 480.20 (see
25K. Meyer, RC xxxiii 95 ).a d s. ro bennach P. . . . inMachai ,
236.13 ,cf. 174.21 , 226.5 .don Machai, 228.4 .do Mache, Hy.
ii 45 , 49 .fail and á fiacail Patraic assin Macha búadaig báin,
LL 370b25 =as Ard Macha máil, Arch. Hib. iv 205 § 9. g s.
ríMacha , Keat. ii 1860 (poem).
30(b) =Emain Macha, the royal seatof kingConchobar m.
Nessa ; the name is ascribed in one legend toM.wife ofCruin-
niuc(Crunnchu,Cruinn), see Windisch, Berichte der K.
Sächs. Gesellsch. der W. 1884 p. 366 (from Harl. 5280), YBL
211b40 , ZCP xii 252 ; in another tom. ¤ Mongruaddaughter of
35the High-kingAed Ruad, see LL 20a46 fg. ( MacCarthy 182
n.6), Keat. ii p. 152 ; both legends are told ofArd Machain
Dinds. 94 ( RC xvi 45 ).rí Macha(i.e.Conchobar), CRR 22.
rí milis Macha, MacCarthy 166 § 5. Prob. also inLíath
Macha, the name of Cuchulainn's steed, TBC 4715. g. Léith
40 Mache , 514 .

machad xsee1 macha.

? machaid v quells,destroys? pret. pass.(in tmesis)ro ór mas
machad[machaid v.l.] .i. ro múchad int ór maisech .i. Eochaid,
O'Dav. 1230. Cf. machit Macha, LL 120b10 (rhet.). See
45 machtaid.

machaire n io,m., Later alsof.acc. to IGT Dec. § 1 (n p.
machaire,-da).árnéis monaidh nomachrach , Eg. Gl. 1 may
represent ag s.form.
Alarge fieldorplain, sometimes used as equivalent of
50`mag', but generally of a restricted area;oflevelor ofcleared
land .Gl. Tempe, Ir. Gl. 866 ;campester, 1060 (g.s. used as
attrib.?).óen na primṡliab is mó bís for mórmachairi, TBC
1815. ra sidi répgaithi . . . dar muni machairi, 3382 .bid
toirthech do . . . m. ¤ ┐ caill, PH 4285. ro boí as cach dubt[h]air
55diaroile . . . ┐ ni tuc a haghaidh for m. ¤ never approached level
(cleared or cultivated) land
, Dinds. 87 ( RC xvi 37 ).ro fassaigh
m. ¤ na Muman, RC xviii 50.14 (Tig.).munu fuil machuire a
fearann a athar(a boy is not to learn riding)unless there is a
level field in his father's land
, Laws ii 158.8 Comm. isin
60nocht-m. ¤ . . . isin leth-m. ¤ (cleared and half-cleared land), iv
72.17 Comm. fo diamraib in macairi moir minscothaigh, Cog.
76.11 =in maigi, ib. 12 .bláth an machaire(=flos agri, Psa.
cii 15 ), TSh. 3799. gach uile ainmhidhe an mhachaire, Gen.
iii 14. machairidh na caithreach the fields of the city, Josh. xxi
6512 .machairigh ┐ fíneamhna, 1 Sam. xxii 7. g s.as attrib. :
críchmachairi champaign country, MU 14.29 = LL 264a3 .
crosain [leg.crosán] m. ¤ a strolling rhymester (buffoon), IT iii 85
§ 83 , see Bruchst. i § 88 .In late lang. sometimes =battle-
field,battle: toran na troda amhuil is gnath san uile mhachuire,
70 Rel. Celt. ii 186.37 .gan machuire do thabhairt, 182.9 .
do chuireadur . . . techta uatha d'iarraidh m. ¤ , Cín Láe Ó M.
42.29 .iarlacht mhachaire an earldom won by battle, O'Bruad.
iii 222.
Common inn.l.folld. by gen., see Hog. Onom. Machari,
75 Trip. 108.19 =m. ¤ Connacht(name sometimes given toMag
Aí)?tréanfhlaith Mh. ¤ Caisil, Keat. Poems 1467 :cf. Maceria,
Latinized name ofCashel ,g s. Maceriae, Trip. 336.20 = L
Ardm. 16b1 (late entry).

machdad xsee1 machtad.

80 machdatae adj io, iā. (O.Ir.machdad) wonderful,surprising: d s f.
machdatai, gl.mirâ, Ml. 77b9 .rola ár inna méte machthata
destruction of wonderful greatness, AU ii 94.12 .

machdual n o,m.,asponge .dorat fín serb a m. ¤ (=spongiam
implevit aceto), PH 3353. in m. ¤ asa tucad in deoch don
85choimdid, LB 158a23 .

1 macht n destruction? dibad ┐ bath . . . ┐ m. ¤ ┐ ort ┐ temede
nomina mortis , Met. Gl. 3 n. 2 (= H. 3.18,p. 611b , O'C.
1338 ): prob. an abstraction frommachtaid,q.v.