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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 axleorrotating 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 anmoilsin axle(of
acooking-spit), Mackinnon Cat. 133.10 (treated asā,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 ofa constantlyreiterated refrainor
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 diciturmolac[h], Corm. Y 860 ;cf. ut diciturmolach .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 afig.use of1
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. Seemolachandmolmar.

3 mol n heap seemul.

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 alsomothlach.

molad n u,m.,vn.ofmolaid.n s. inmolad , Wb. 8d22 .molath,
Sg. 59b4 .g s. inmolto , Ml. 126b18 .molta, 145c2 .n p. moltai,
ib. a p. tris nammoltu , 112b2 .molthu(.i.moladaT, .i.molta
50F), Hy. vi 17. LL 132b14 .g p. innamoltae , 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 songofpraise;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 .nomolur , Fél. Prol. 13. 3 s. nod-moladar, Wb. 17b21 .
nimolathar , 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. nomolfar , Wb. 9a22 .pret. 3 s.
rommolastar , 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 analogouss-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.)? Seemolad
40andmolta.