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móithech adj o, ā. = mothaigthech sentient, animate: na neithe
cruthuighthe . . . mhoitheacha ┐ neamhmhoitheacha, Corp.
Astron. 60.13 .

1 mol n o, m., an axle or rotating shaft, esp. the shaft of a (hori-
5zontal?) mill-wheel. m. ¤ , Laws i 124.18 (one of the parts of a
mill). herintiu .i. cloc beg bis for cinn in muil, uirri impas in
m. ¤ , 140.19 Comm. muilend .i. m. ¤ ┐ hond (.i. ar issed deide as
maillem i mmuilend), Corm. p. 29. mátan maglorci amal m. ¤
mulind, FB 37. BDD 85. co suifid fuil m. ¤ for lár ind liss,
10 so that the blood would turn a mill-shaft, IT i 105.14 . la tascad
in muil, Hib. Min. 70 § 2 = moil, Rawl. rí Mide na mmol `of
the mill-shafts
', Arch. Hib. ii 85 § 48 = LL 185a54 . ? ba m. ¤
Mídend midlaige memais Linnmuine dar Liathmuine, ZCP
viii 308.1 (i.e. M. was like a mill-shaft driven by a mill-race
15[when] Linnmuine broke in flood over Liathmuine? M. fore-
told the inundation and perished in it; cf. l. 3 : inriuth Lind-
muine . . . milt a crúas for comaithchu, where the metaphor
is kept up). In wider sense: m. ¤ túrnach `stock of spinning-
wheel
', O'Gr. Cat. 143.6. Fulacht na morrigna . . . crand a
20roth ┐ crand a m. ¤ . . . ┐ dā nai rethlenn as an moil sin axle (of
a cooking-spit), Mackinnon Cat. 133.10 (treated as ā,f.). mul
na róithléan, 1 Kings vii 32. mula axle-trees , ib. 33 . mul `an
axil
', Eg. Gl. 522. See also follg.

2 mol n o, m., seems used of a constantly reiterated refrain or
25 noise . m. ¤ .i. glorach (= glór?); molmar .i. glorach, O'C.
milgetan . . . .i. cuit Muil dorsada Temro. Mol didiu [a] ainm
ade dāig in muil no ferad forsna doínib .i. `taít as, taeit ind !'
Inde dicitur molac[h], Corm. Y 860 ; cf. ut dicitur molach .i.
is cosmail fri Mol, ar ní anad side do labrad coidchi a n-asbered
30side: taeit ind, taeit as, O'Mulc. 818. a ben ucut, na fer m. ¤
frisin marb, LL 275a9 = Mór Muman § 6 ( P.R.I.A. xxix 265 );
`do not pour praise upon the dead', but the reference seems
rather to continuous lamentation. Possibly a fig. use of 1
mol
, in allusion to the continuous rotation or splashing of a
35mill-shaft; cf. also Corm. Y 870 : molod .i. mol-sōd; m. ¤ .i. ar a
minca ┐ sōd ar a gnathi. See molach and molmar.

3 mol n heap see mul.

molach adj o, ā. wordy, verbose? dofairchechnatar donicfed faith
forbannach . . . ┐ forcetal n-anetarcnaid lista m. ¤ tremdéa tar
40muir anall (= prophetabant morem exterum futurum cum
ignotā doctrinā molestā longinquo trans maria advectum), Lat.
Lives 2.8 = Trip. 32.31 ; perh. referring to the reiterations in
the Christian ritual, unintelligible to the uninitiated, = jab-
bering? See also Corm. Y 860 and O'Mulc. 818 quoted under
45 2 mol.

molach xsee also mothlach.

molad n u, m., vn. of molaid. n s. in molad , Wb. 8d22 . molath,
Sg. 59b4 . g s. in molto , Ml. 126b18 . molta, 145c2 . n p. moltai,
ib. a p. tris na mmoltu , 112b2 . molthu (.i. molada T, .i. molta
50F), Hy. vi 17. LL 132b14 . g p. inna moltae , Ml. 122b9 .
(a) the act of praising; praise: gl. laudare, Ml. 53b13 , Sg.
59b4 ; psallere, Ml. 24a3 . moladh, gl. adulatio, Ir. Gl. 902.
in m. ¤ doínde human praise, Wb. 8d22 . m. ¤ Dǽ, Ml. 24a4 .
m. ¤ Pátric, Fél. Nov. 27. fer certa fri m. ¤ ┐ aír, Laws i 18.8 .
55 dúan molta, LU 327. ind m. ¤ ┐ ind nemeli no ferfad frisind
rig, Mon. Tall. § 1. Cet mac Matach ria molod | ro la in
cloich for Conchobar to win praise (?), LL 48b20 . bás meic
Loeguire Lugdach | cen moltho thall na sund de | de forchu
thrum thentide winning thereby praises neither in the world
60to come nor this world
(?), 132b14 = gan molbhtha, FM i
164.4 . íodhbhartha an mholta, Psa. cxvi 17. molta Dé the
praises of God
, TSh. 10264.
(b) a song of praise; a panegyric: gl. hymnus, Ml. 55b14 ,
83b9 ; psalmus, 122b9 ; carmen, 115b4 . asbert Sechnall fri
65Pátraic: Ciachiuin dogen-sa molud duitsi? Trip. 242.14 . ro
fiarfaigh cach do Dallan . . . an raibe moladh aicce do C.C.,
BCC § 336. gonadh `amhra' ainm an molta, ib. doroine
[David] tri coícait molta do Dia, PH 1092. canfa mé molta,
2 Sam. xxii 50.
70(c) approbation, approval; decision, fiat (late): m. ¤ druadh,
Ir. Texts ii 66 § 25. do mholadh hÍ Neill according to the deci-
sion of
, ALC ii 242.26 . molumh [= moladh] Taidg I Ceallaigh
` adjudication ', Tribes of Hy Many 161.23 . This is possibly the
orig. sense of the phrase: do m. ¤ na hEclaise (= fortified by the
75rites of the Church
): do lesaidh C.C. Becc do m. ¤ na heclaisi,
BCC § 129 (128.5) , cf. p. 106.22 . fuair bas do moladh De ┐ na
heguilsi, Fl. Earls 238.24 .
(d) gramm. an adjective: ar mholadh ┐ ar fhocal, IGT
Introd. § 19. re hucht . . . molta ┐ bfocuil, § 16.

80 molaid v ā. in O.Ir. deponent: imp. 2 s. molthae (molatha,
molotha v.l.), Fél. Sep. 2. pres. 1 s. non-dob-molor-sa, Wb.
14c18 . no molur , Fél. Prol. 13. 3 s. nod-moladar, Wb. 17b21 .
ni molathar , Mon. Tall. § 68. 1 pl. nos-molammar, Fél. Jan. 17.
rel.) molmae, Aug. 31 (whence O'Cl. : molma .i. molta ); with
85obj. pron. suff. molmait (molmuid v.l.) `we praise it', Ériu ii
64 § 4 . Subj. pres. 3 s. moladar, Bcr. 41d1 . 3 pl. ar-ind-
molatar, Ml. 145d4 . fut. 1 s. no molfar , Wb. 9a22 . pret. 3 s.
ro mmolastar , Ml. 126b16 . part. nec. moltai, 24a3 . vn.
molad. Act. forms occur in Ml.: molait, Ml. 51c10 (3 pl. subj.
pres.); molfait, 69b1 . Note further: molthair, LU 355 (pass.
5 pres. s.); molsum, ZCP x 347.5 , perhaps an analogous s-subj.
pres. 3 s. with 1 s. pron. suff.
(a) praises, extols: gl. laudare, Ml. 24a3 , 94a14 ; commendare,
Wb. 17b21 , Bcr. 41d1 ; psallere, Ml. 51c10 . ce non-molid ce
non-airid whether ye praise or blame us, Wb. 16a1 . fili .i. fi a
10n-aoras ┐ li a mmolas what he praises, Corm. Y 600. cein mair
molthiar. mairg aérthiar happy he who is praised, LU 355 =
moltar, LB 238d a, moltair RC xx 44. dá molair, ná mol
Gaoidhel if thou praise, laud not a Gael, O'Gr. Cat. 392.15.
molsum gach maith molair may every good quality that is
15praised commend me
(?), ZCP x 347.5 . rom-moltar ar cech
feib I am praised for, v 503.24 . ro molsadar in t-ardrig, 25
§ 10 . molfuighthear duine do réir a eagna, Prov. xii 8. nicon
ro molastar Máolrúoin cotsechd fri ceola [sic leg.] did not
approve of listening to music
, Mon. Tall. § 10. molfaither don
20mac marbad [a] athar the son will be praised for killing his
father
(?), CCath. 1050. (b) judges, appraises, deems good: da
taisbenadh do Grighoir Phapa docum go moladh se é to show
it to Pope G. that he might appraise it
, BCC § 216. molfa[i]dh tū
féin gurbí an chiall is feárr thou thyself wilt judge it the wisest
25course
, Oss. vi 72 x . do iarrais orm 's níor mhol mé . . . tais-
beanadh mh'aighthe `I thought well not to do so', Content.
xxiii 14. (c) recommends, advises: gan esccaine ara rioguibh
. . . do mhol Maodócc M. adjudged that their kings be not
excommunicated
, BNnÉ 262.23 . an dream sin . . . dol da
30ndídean ní mholmuid, Content. xxiv 19. molaim duid accra
h'feruinn, Ir. Texts. ii 60 § 30. do mhol an coimhthinol uile
dó techt counselled him to go, BCC § 236. an té mholas an
pecadh do dheunamh, Luc. Fid. 156.21 . nach molfainn
dhuit-si cur suas dó, Maguires of F. § 78.
35? iarsin do ruacht Inis Fail . . . sechtmadh décc for Mairt,
ros-mol `he collected them' (?), Leb. Gab. i 36 y ; glossed by
O'Clery .i. ro cruinnigh (cf. 3 mol); the corresponding verse
BB 25b14 reads: dia luain na secht deg gan on. If genuine,
seems rather a cheville = he praised it (Inis F.)? See molad
40and molta.