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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 from machtaid, q.v.

2 macht n .i. ciuntonn mhara, O'Cl. (a sea-wave?).

1 machtad n m. O.Ir. machdad, usual form in Glosses: mach-
5dath, Sg. 6a9 , 65a1 , TBC 743 ; machthad, Wb. 18c6 , Ml. 47a15 ;
magthad, Wb. 5a1 . Mid.Ir. machtad, later superseded by
machtnad.
Wonder, astonishment; something wonderful or surprising ;
transl. Lat. stupor, Ml. 25a9 , 46a19 , 68b9 ; mirus, 47a15 , Sg. 167a4 ,
10 222a5 , BCr. 41d3 . machtadh no machtnadh .i. iongnadh,
O'Cl. ar nach corathar i mmoth ┐ machthad, Ml. 68b9 . dobeir
mac[h]dath for cach meild, LL 49b16 ( Hail Brigit § 3 ). nocorb
éicen machta[d] no iṅgantus de cia no thísed, TBC 950
(machtnad, St.), cf. 1063 . ba mor a n-adhuath ar machtath
15ar [leg. an] sceoil great was their horror at the amazing portent,
FB 96 ( ITS ii 122 , RC xiv 452 ). g p. mor machtad ┐ cnead
ros-laiset . . . oc imaicsin na sét . . . ic a comroind they beheld
with great wonder and many sighs
, Alex. 385.
Generally used with cop. as pred.: cid armad machdad aní
20sin? why should that be wondered at? Sg. 167a4 . níbbu mach-
dath betis grecdi it would not be surprising that they should be
Greek
, 6a9 , cf. 65a1 . ní machdath cid hí comasṅdís no wonder
that it is in apposition
, 222a5 . is machtath [machtad LU] a
thraiti rombith in cethror it is wonderful how quickly the four
25were cut
, TBC² 318. ni ba m. ¤ daggním do denam dosom, 364 .
nirbo machtadh cid he no beth ann, Lism. L. 1988. ba m. ¤
menman . . . ina nderna, LB 235b45 . nír bhó machtadh gach
aon ba inéchta do mharbhadh, FM v 1730.11 .
is m. ¤ limm I wonder, am surprised: is machthad limm a
30threte dorérachtid máam firinne (= miror quod tam cito . . .),
Wb. 18c6 , cf. Sg. 6a4 . bá machdad leiseom aní sin, LU 9713 =
ZCP iii 216 § 31. napad m. ¤ libsi . . . airde na cruiche . . .
tresngata na huile dúile wonder not that the sign of the cross
traverses all the elements
, Mon. Tall. § 85. ba m. ¤ mor lasin
35escop in scel sin, PH 1076. ba mactad mor leis ind abairt
dorigníset, CCath. 970.
Rarely used as vn. with obj. gen.: bai Cormac ic machtadh
in chuaich ar imad delbh, IT iii 197 § 52. ic m. ¤ .i. ag ingantu-
gad secip ræta, Auraic. 5577.

40 2 machtad n m. vn. of machtaid. Slaughtering: m. ¤ ┐ tamnad int
sloig, BB 444a8 . fri machtadh ndæne, Dinds. 27 ( RC xv 327 ),
cf. LL 193a25 . ro gabhsat . . . for machtadh . . . aroile, FM v
1614.15 . machtadh ┐ mídhíach for mearghasraidh, ib. 1358.9 .
mactadh .i. marbhadh, O'Cl.

45 machtaid v ā, a loan-word from Lat. mactare? not found in
Glosses; all exx. below are in pass. voice. Slaughters: mocui
Chuinn co noi milib machta C.'s descendants have been slain
with nine thousand
(?), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 17 , cf. Rawl. 124b2 .
is a dō ro machtad ann, Conall ┐ Dunchad, Hib. Min. 71.24 .
50 im tháin bó Dartada . . . trias' ro machtada mór-ḟir, Met.
Dinds. iii 314. atát sund . . . o ro machtait 'sin mór-maidm,
132 . ro machtait (.i. ro marbhait) ced ar mile diobh, Leb.
Gab. i 148.15 . ro machtaitt ┐ ro marbhaitt droncca dírimhe
daghláoch, Hugh Roe fo. 76a . ro machtait laoich ┐ ro tamh-
55nait colla leo, FM i 332.6 , cf. i 26.3 , ii 776.7 , vi 2256.3 .

machtaigid v i (1 machtad) wonders, is amazed at: machthaigit
in slog in mírbail, LU 4231 ( SG 83.10 ). ro machtaigsetar co
mór, Trip. 56.3 =mirati sunt, Lat. Lives 9. Part. nec.: is mor
┐ is macdaigthe a nert, FA 1 ( LU 1940 = machtnaigthi LB).

60 machtnad n m. later Mid.Ir. form of 1 machtad, wonder, sur-
prise; a matter for wonder . machtadh no machtnadh .i.
iongnadh, O'Cl. gabhus machtnadh menmhan ┐ iongnadh
aigenta íad, BNnÉ 166 § 41. machtna meanman, 158.1 .
Usually with cop.: nirbo m. ¤ [machthad LU] ce no ḟoisced a
65cenda, TBC² 483. nár bhó machtnadh iatt do ghníomh ina
ndearnsatt that it was no wonder they should have done what
they did
, FM v 1528. is m. ¤ linn nā tic in muilleoir, Lism. L.
1998. ba m. ¤ mor lasan airdri iomad na n-esccarad, Ériu iv 49
§ 2 . ba machtnadh ┐ ba hingantus dermhair leo, Fl. Earls
70 52.9 . FM v 1662.18 . As quasi-vn.: bai cach dib ic fegad ┐ ic
machtnadh d'araile, BB 424a6 . In concrete sense: tinnscnamh
for mh. ¤ ┐ tuaruscbail na hInnia annso `the marvels and de-
scription of India
', Marco P. 144.

machtnaigid v i (machtnad) wonders, marvels, is amazed at:
75 machtnaigim-si cia hanfhéle `I marvel at thy impudence', PH
1756. cidh mhachtnuighi? why marvellest thou? Lism. L.
3762. machtnuighit ┐ ingantaighit mírbuili Dé, 3874 . ro
machtnaig o menmain inní ro chuala, PH 5505. cioth cloich-
snechta . . . bátar dronga i nErinn na ro mhachtnaidh é acht
80amhail nach cioth n-aile, FM v 1678.8 . In impers. pass. con-
struction: ro machtnaighedh uime siubhal for an righ all
wondered at his walking on the king
, BNnÉ 292 § 11. Intrans.:
machtnaigit ind óic de-sein, TFerbe 92 . gur mhachtnuighea-
dar . . . re huamhan na hiolphéiste, Maguires of F. § 3.

85 machtnaigthi (part. nec. of machtnaigid) to be wondered at;
wonderful, surprising. is mor ┐ is m. ¤ a nert, FA 1 (LB). ni
lugu is m. ¤ lim-sa comad . . . I have no less reason to marvel
that . . .
, PH 1758. coin co méit m. ¤ of wonderful size, 1782 .