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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 .

mochacht n ā, f. (moch) earliness: ar thossach, ar m. ¤ (: Fothart),
ZCP xii 436 § 8 ( Rawl. 83b45 ) = mochat, LL 35b15 . cach
5maitne for muchacht, Met. Dinds. iv 196.12 .

mochen (-chin) adj. indecl. Probably compd. of 1 s. poss.
pron. and cen `love, favour', a derivation supported by follg.
exx.: mochen bid chen do thichtu, a ardri, LL 268a47 ( MU
42.19 ). m. ¤ ocus morochen, a meic Findloga, LL 366 marg.
10inf. ( Sitzb. Pr. Akad. xxv 438 § 2 ). mo mōrchen do tiacht,
Acall. 4523. mo cen-su bas welcome death! CCath. 3574. For
another suggestion see Auraic. p. 347.
Used after cop. (generally understood) in sense fortunate,
lucky, blessed: mochin ricfa in flaith sin happy he who will
15reach that kingdom
, LL 371a48 . mochin tír asa tanic in mac,
TBC 982 = as mogenar tir, St. Iosa Criosd, moc[h]in le mbia,
ZCP xiii 14.12 . mo cros . . . mochen bís 'na haice-si, BCC
§ 154. as mocin dobeir an biadh blessed he who giveth food,
Ériu iv 17 § 2. With neg.: ni mochin nech nos-fothraic nā tib
20dig unlucky is he who bathes without drinking, LB 94 marg. inf.
nímchin [nimchen v.l.] fri tarrgraig tossaig `woe betide him
that starts on a journey
', Met. Dinds. iii 130.23 . briathra mer-
drighe, ni mac[h]in millit menmain unhappy he whose mind
they corrupt
, ZCP iv 469 § 21. ní m. ¤ cuma tic in turcharthe,
25 Comp. CC. 119.8 ( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. iii ). Passing into sense
welcome: m. ¤ amlaid éc, LU 9964. m. ¤ do thíchtu, a meic
bic, . . . ar bith do mathar ┐ t'athar ┐ ni m. ¤ do thictu fort féin,
TBC 1039. m. ¤ caladbolg, 5960 . m. ¤ do thecht, a Luigh! RC
xiv 261 § 43. do theacht sonn as mocheana, ML 144.32 .
30 atdérthar ritt is m. ¤ `they will say to thee Hail!' RC xx 12 § 21.
m. ¤ , m. ¤ , a Brenaind, LL 366 marg. inf. Folld. by DO: bennacht
for in n-irnai[g]the, mochin do neoch nodn-āile happy who-
soever prays it
, ZCP iii 33.28 . is m. ¤ duib ye are welcome, IT i
99.11 . Aen. 342. muchean duit sund, 1870 . is e mocen do
35thecht dom serbis welcome is thy coming to my service, ZCP
vi 25.22 (sic leg.). m. ¤ d' ég festa ó so amach welcome be death,
Comp. CC. 97.18 . mochean don tí tá innti, Keat. Poems 19.
With FRI (? RIA): m. ¤ re cach ṅdáim, Acall. 2731. Used
loosely in cheville: i ndomnach De, is moc[h]en, | bērtar
40na næim ar naemnem, Ériu iii 144 § 21. ro thesc oenḟer, as
mochin, Met. Dinds. iv 78 = ar mochin, TBC 733 ; as mo
chion, St.

mochenón adjdim. from mochen and similar in meaning: rom
chrideōn is mochenōn, Sitzungsb. der Preuss. Akad. xxv 439
45§ 9 ( LL 369 marg. inf.). ni mochenonn beith 'na ndáil it is ill
fortune to oppose them
, ZCP x 30.13 .

mochlaid adj. see moglaid.

mochóirge x= mochéirge, see moch, compds.

mochrach adv. early , see mochtráth s.v. moch, compds.

50 1 mocht x .i. mór, O'Cl. Eg. Gl. 445. Probably an inference
from mochta, mochtaide.

2 mocht n a wavelet? m. ¤ gach ciuin-tonn mara mhóir, For. Foc.
59.

mochta adj io, iā great, mighty: mál machta (of Gideon), SR 5366.
55 Maelodrán mór mochtae, Fél. Dec. 2. gein mór Mathai
mochthai, May 6. fiche míled mochtae, Mar. 18 (glossed .i.
machtha no moigthe no tormaigthi, Fél.² lix ). cach m. ¤ , Laws
v 438.21 . robat m. ¤ indocbaithe, RC xxvi 50 § 275. cach dān
mochto (mochta v.l.), ZCP xi 82 § 24 = mochtaide, 93 § 24 .
60 m. ¤ .i. tormach nó rosoisead, Lec. Gl. 124.

mochtaid n[i,m.] a powerful person, a magnate? anmesach
cach m. ¤ , Laws iv 375.5 .

mochtaide adj io, iā. great, mighty (? magnified, extolled): mál
mind mór m. ¤ , IT i 68.16 . mind māil m. ¤ ` renowned ', Ériu viii
65172.20 . fer mochtaidi, ZCP xiii 382.3 = mochtaiti, iii 466.5 .

mochthráth, -thrátae xsee moch (compds.).

mocol n o, m., (Lat. macula, Ped. i 193 ) mogal, mogall, IGT Dec.
§ 17.22 . (a) a mesh, network, web . This may be the sense in
O.Ir.: mocoll lín, Sg. 63a12 = mocol, Pcr. 28b ( Thes. ii 226.35 ),
70gl. subtel `the hollow of the foot', by glossator prob. con-
founded with tela. dolluid in curach . . . trena mocoll ind lín,
RC x 60.12 ( LU 1928 ). for a mormocoll in lína, Anecd. i 67 § 150.
mogall don lín, RC xiv 44 § 51. co tarla brattan cach tres
moccuil isin lin in every third mesh, Moling § 23. bratan cach
75mucail, ib. brattán . . . íarna gabháil i llíon aenmhogail a net
of one web
, BNnÉ 16 § 25.
(b) a globe, sphere, round mass: ? mocoil ┐ fithisi óir im cach
ndual dia fult, Tochm. Becfola (R.I.A. Ir. MSS. Series i 176.22 ,
transld. `bunches and weavings of gold'; allusion may be to
80spherical ornaments attached to plaits of hair). Of the eye-
ball: mocol-ṡúli móra oengela (i.e. goggle eyes?), LL 267a33 =
MU 34.34 . ré mogal a ṡúl the apple of his eye, Zechariach ii 8 .
Cf. also: a mugaill do bheith pallida (= genae pallent), R.I.A.
23 K 2, 190.17 (= cheeks?).
85(c) a husk (of corn), shell (of fruit), pod, etc. gort fán mong-
buidi moguill where the grain is yellow and bearded (?), Hy
Fiachr. 280.14 . maethbárr mela ar a moglaib, 184.12 . co
ndrucht meala ar gach mogoll, Top. Poems 132.12 . ón
scellán gonuige an mogall from the kernel to the husk, Numb.
vi 4. a tobuir . . . moguil folma a n-imdada `empty husks
5were the beds of their streams
', Ériu iv 222.28 . Fig. dá mac
Taidg . . . dá craíb aonmhogaill two branches springing from
the same seed-pod
, O'Gr. Cat. 360.28.
(d) a globular mass or cluster (of fruit, nuts, etc.): cnu beo
mogail ar muini, Arch. iii 246.6 . do thuit frasa mora do
10chnoibh asa mogallaibh, BNnÉ 14 n. 21 . In poetry often fig.:
cnú mullaigh do mogal ríogh of a cluster of kings (a royal stock),
ZCP ii 341.20 . ar sáir-shliocht mhogail Mhíleadh, Keat.
Poems 38. cnú dá mogal mé a nut of her cluster, PBocht 20
§ 3 . a gcnú mhoguil (i.e. their darling), E. O'Rahilly xiv 38.
15 táinic díth in trommoguil (of the death of a chief), Caithr.
Thoirdh. 4.15 .
(e) a compact body of persons, troop, band: mogal marcslóigh,
FM vi 2034.24 . an mogall do chrunnsluagh, v 1626 x . go
nglan-mhogal gallóclach, 1670.1 .