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moch adj o, ā. early . I As adj., with cop. or subst.: mór maitne
ba m. ¤ th'eirge, TBC 4004. ro-moch duit-siu sain, a meic bic
80(= you are too young for that), 878 . ba ro-moch lind co
ngabais armu we thought it too soon for thee to take arms, 1139 .
as m. ¤ | fód na huaidhe dot fholoch, Ir. Texts ii 74 § 13.
dothæt E. . . . matain moch, SC 36. atragat . . . matain muich,
FB 64. ra huair na maitne muche, TBC 3176. a gcrepscul na
85maitne muiche, Fl. Earls 192.26 . Acall. 5181. do Róim ro-
milis ro-muich ancient , Sitzb. Pr. Akad. xxv 439 § 3 = LL
369 marg. inf. fíngal m. ¤ nís denta de (i.e. he was killed in
ripe age?), MacCarthy 414 § 1 ( BB 50a27 ). As subst.: a moch
laoi d'eirgheadur, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 12.11 ( An. Hib. 3 ). o m. ¤
na maidni co medhon lae, ZCP vi 68.6 . II As adv. early,
5 betimes: gl. mane, Ml. 21c6 , cf. 3 . m. ¤ .i. . . . cito latine , O'Mulc.
812. ní m. ¤ doroich let . . . ícc mic Dechtere, SC 29. dolotar
co mm. ¤ don tiprait, Lat. Lives 25. tánac-sa lá co mochmoch
very early, Met. Dinds. iii 226.5 . an drong iarrus mé go m. ¤ ,
Prov. viii 17. Compar. is muchu atbath M. . . . oldas A., BB
10 26b35 . mucha no thoirichnigeann innā in athair (the mother)
relieves sooner than the father, Laws ii 346.17 Comm.
Compds. (a) with subst. early; prompt, speedy, occas. pre-
mature . ¤ airge: midach na mocháirgi (of the Dond Cuailnge),
IT iii 246.9 = na mochairge, p. 276 ; der Früh-Herde (early
15herd
), Wind. ¤ bró: esdad mochbhro itir muilli, IT iii 101
§ 181 . ¤ dedóil f. early dawn: m. na maidne muiche, CCath.
2303 , cf. 4436 . a mochdeghoil na maitne, Fl. Earls 32.3 . i
muichdeadhoil na maidne, FM iii 410.16 . vi 1964.20 (moich-).
¤ dingbál: ar a mochdingbail do thuaith speedy expulsion ,
20 Laws i 78.16 . ¤ éc: innisid a mnai do m., LL 296a2 . ¤ éirge
f. early rising: fri mocherge na grene, TBC p. 77 n. 8 (St.).
gan crú muc, gan mochéirghe (joys of Heaven), ZCP viii
201.17 . Brian na mochéirghi, AU iii 556. ag mochéirghe,
Jerem. xxv 3. mochóirghi moichérghi, IGT Dec. § 3.30 (the
25form mochóirghe is still in use in S. and W. Ireland). ¤ erchra
early (premature) declineor extinction: bá hómun leó m. do
bith do Choin Ch., LU 10165. ro badh liach . . . muicherchra
an tí testa annsin, FM vi 2296.20 . ¤ imgabál: minscainnre
mellta mochimgabala speedy in retreat (?), MR 302.3 . ¤ im-
30thecht: menma ar mhuichimthecht, Buile S. 92.15 . ¤ léithe f.
premature greyness: maíle is meth is m., Met. Dinds. iii 24.314 .
¤ letrad: milidh ar na mochledrad prematurely slaughtered,
Acall. 433. ¤ lige an untimely grave , IT i 81.14 . ¤ longad eat-
ing early (in the day), Buile S. § 74 . mian mochlongthi, Aisl. MC
35 93.26 ; 85.24 . ¤ marbad `to slay suddenly', Met. Dinds. ii 74.60 .
¤ maten: isin mochmatain, PH 3459. ¤ néll: moc[h]neoill na
maittne, CCath. 4386. a moichnéll na maidne, FM vi 2702.9 .
¤ scél: ecol leo mochscelie den oclaich (euphemism for pre-
mature death), RC xii 88.9 . ¤ soillse: mochsoillsi na maidni,
40 CCath. 2744. Fl. Earls 28.18 . ¤ tráth early hour or time of
day, generally as adv. , freq. corrupted to mochrád and later
mochrach : ro érig C. mochtrath ar na barach, CRR 14.
adracht F. m. do ló, Acall. 6983. bíd mo corp-sa sunn co m.
till dawn, Lism. L. 2493. mochthráth sin . . . re ceileabhradh
45 it is an early hour for celebration, Buile S. 136 § 75. mochthrád,
TBC 636. mochrád, 6168 . cathir . . . cos'tictis maithḟir
mochrad, Met. Dinds. iv 342.42 . dorbbolus na maitni muchi
mochrád, LL 239a24 (TTr.). mochrach at dawn , ITS xiv 98.19 .
mocrac no tratnona in the morning or evening, 150.6 . See also
50 mochtrátae (b) below and mothrach.
(b) with adj., gen. one formed from subst., or else with
advbl. force: ¤ díscir: mochdhisgir impetuous , Ériu v 166.45 .
¤ érgech early-rising , TBC 3296. ¤ loingthech fond of eating
early , Aisl. MC 87.7 . ¤ maitnech matutinal: as npr. m. pl.
55 Mochmatnig, BDD 126. ¤ mall: riacht réim . . . dar muing
maith mora mochmaill `he fared . . . over the goodly mane of the
sea early and late
', Met. Dinds. ii 26.10 . niptar mochmaill dia
lánréir `they were not their own masters early or late', 46.18 . moch-
maill .i. go moch ┐ go mall, O'Cl. ¤ saeglach: gumadh moch-
60ṡaeghlach . . . intí ro míllfead in cadach sin short-lived , BB
234b9 . ¤ solus: maidin mochṡolus, IT ii2 127.137 . CF 336.
¤ trátae matutinal: mochtratae gl. matutinus, Ml. 21c8 . Later
mochtraide (as adv.), TBC 5800 = mochtrad, TBC² 3472.
(c) rarely with vb.: manicabat .i. mane veniebat .i. no
65mocháirgiged used to rise early, Flower Cat. 433 from Harl.
1023 (a denom. from mochéirge?). Bætan . . . is Eochaid . . .
ros mochbí . . . clothrí Ciannachta slew them betimes (? before
their time
), LL 132b24 (ben-). mochthánic came early, SR
2867 (do-icc-).

70 mocha (mucha) n io, m., [and iā, f.?] (abstr. of moch). Gender
doubtful: occurs always in d s., variously -a, -u, -i. Earliness;
an early time (hour, etc.); used adverbially with prep. ar
mucha ` in the morning ', Met. Dinds. iii 94.15 . i fairthe (.i. i
mmochai), LU 434. fri uare na matne i mmucha imbarach,
75 TBC 2089. atraactatar . . . i mmucha lá indiu early this morn-
ing
, 5238 . i mmuchui lai, IT i 126.1 . a mucha lai ┐ laithe,
YBL 329a24 ( TMomera 154.3 ). rangatar . . . a mocha laoi
dia luain at daybreak on Monday, Fl. Earls 22.6 . a mucha do
lo iarnamarach, BNnÉ 116.5 . ro eirgeattar a mocha do ló,
80 FM vi 2060.10 . a mucha na maidni, ZCP vi 65.3 . FM iii
232.9 . i mmocha soon; prematurely ; atbélai i mmúichi (i
mmochai, Eg.), Trip. 220.1 . fingal etrom . . . nit-bērad i
mmuchu it would not carry you off before your time, TBC 4300.
scēraidh i mmuchu fria maithib in cenntair, Ériu ii 202 § 18
85(YBL reading). iarna mairn co mucha after they had met with
untimely destruction
, Met. Dinds. iii 408.23 . As advbl. acc.? ó
do milledh a [leg. an?] mucha sin hi `if it were violated so early
as this
', Misc. Hag. Hib. 125.8 .