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70 mocha(mucha) n io,m., [andiā,f.?] (abstr. ofmoch). Gender
doubtful: occurs always ind s., variously-a,-u,-i. Earliness;
anearly time(hour,etc.); usedadverbiallywith 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 . Asadvbl. acc.
do milledh a [leg.an?]muchasin 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. of1 s.poss.
pron.andcen`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 [nimchenv.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. byDO: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.
WithFRI(?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. frommochenand 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.seemoglaid.

mochóirge x=mochéirge, seemoch, compds.

mochrach adv. early , seemochtráth s.v. moch, compds.

50 1 mocht x .i. mór, O'Cl. Eg. Gl. 445. Probably an inference
frommochta,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 (mochtav.l.), ZCP xi 82 § 24 =mochtaide, 93 § 24 .
60 m. ¤ .i. tormach nó rosoisead, Lec. Gl. 124.

mochtaid n[i,m.]apowerful person, amagnate? 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 xseemoch(compds.).

mocol n o,m., (Lat.macula, Ped. i 193 )mogal,mogall, IGT Dec.
§ 17.22 . (a)amesh,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 withtela.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)aglobe,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 theeye-
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)aglobular massorcluster(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 oftenfig.:
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)acompact bodyofpersons,troop,band: mogal marcslóigh,
FM vi 2034.24 .an mogall do chrunnsluagh, v 1626 x .go
nglan-mhogal gallóclach, 1670.1 .