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mórdál (-dáil) n ā, f., (mór + 2 dál) I A great assembly, a general
assembly (often of a legislative or judicial meeting). ri ro saér
85Susannam . . . dia tucad isin mordáil, SR 7358. mordhal
Corca baiscinn, Lism. L. 1875 (n s.). i mmordáil fer nÉreand,
Ériu iv 138 § 14. a mordail Droma Cet, BCC § 95. FM i 42.8 .
mórdáil tuaithe no cineoil no aireachta .i. in bail i mbi in ri
no cluithi [= cluichi] .i. i n-aonach, Eg. 88, fo. 29d ( O'C. 2382 ).
Of Doomsday: co mordail bratha, FA 6. ní dhamhann
5mesrugud | asa [leg. 'sin] mordhail móir, ZCP viii 208.16 .
mac Muire . . . mormaor na mordala, 210.8 . mac Muiri na
mordal, 114 § 3.
II Muster, display, hence pomp, grandeur, pride (later sense,
n s. -dáil). mórdháil a shluaigh ba hé a mhian `the exultation
10(? muster) of his hosts', Oss. iv 10.4 . ar bhar neithibh féin . . .
do chur amach le mórdháil `boastfully exaggerating your side',
Content. xvi 121. lét aon Bhrian Bóruimhe abháin | do shíol
Eibhir go mórdháil `with your single B. to do credit to E.'s
race
', 117 . Used like mórdacht in addressing or speaking of
15a sovereign: admhuidh mórdháil an Ríogh gach ní, MacAingil
496.16 .

mórdálach adj o, ā. proud, haughty, majestic: Maodhocc mordá-
lach, BNnÉ 227 § 130. duine miadhach mórdhalach, FM v
1638.1 . do milib mercalma mordalacha, ZCP vi 46.4 . easpog
20co méin mórdhálaigh `of exalted mind', Arch. Hib. i 97 § 16.
fá shíol mórdhálach Mileadh, Keat. Poems 1188. Of an
action: sitheadh mear mórdhálach, ML 86.35 .

mórdatu n d, m., (mórda), later mórdata. Pride, haughtiness,
arrogance: morthai [mordhata v.l.] cen dān cen folad, ZCP
25 iii 449.20 . soaccallaim cen mórdataid, Tec. Corm. § 1.5 . cen
tnúth, cen mórdataid, FA 35. cen uabar cen mordhataig, LB
136b2 ( Todd Lect. vi 55 ). tír . . . nach fuil . . . formad na
miscais nó mordataidh, IT iii 193 z .

mórdatus n m. pride, haughtiness: gan mordatos , Fen. 370.20 .

30 mordraige: n ducorastar Dia deilb mordraige ┐ fir boith for-
sinní Dauid, Ml. 52 (`a form of great ruggedness ', Thes.).

mórfeiser n o, m., (= mór + seiser; for phonetic change cf. fiur <
siur), later also mórṡeiser, `a great hexad', i.e. a heptad, a group
of seven persons (strictly of men). fácab morḟeser dia muintir,
35 Trip. 344.22 ( Ardm. 18a2 , Thes. ii 241.17 ). mórfeisser, 116.12
(Rawl. = morseiser, Eg.). mórfessiur di thrénferaib, FB 2.
morfessiur leiss dia maccaib, LU 2900. morfessiur . . . cona-
tuil i ṅEffis, Fél. Aug. 7. g p. cet mili morfesser múad, SR
5027. Cerddraige dicuntur ar ba cerdd cach fer dib co mor-
40fessiur, LL 320e55 (i.e. to the seventh generation, Mann. and
Cust. iii 320 ). morseser a daim his retinue is of seven men,
Laws iv 324.13 . ata morseisir i tuaith arcuile coir urnadhma
seven men who are prohibited from the right of contracting
marriage
, v 132.1 . moirseser, TBC 5525 (St.). ro marbhadh
45moirsheiser ann, FM ii 1016.18 . móirsheisear d'aois uilc,
Studies 1931, 260 § 5 . Of women: doto[e]gut a morḟesiur,
IT ii2 229 Eg. = dotiagad na secht n-ingena, ib. YBL.
móirsheisear, Dinneen .

morgaid v ā. putrefies, rots, emits stench: do mhorg a anáil ó
50neimh his breath was corrupted, Cóir An. 41 (p. 306.19) . co
ros-morg a fheoil uadha, BNnÉ 297 § 36. part. morgtha
` defil[e]d, prophane ', Eg. Gl. 576. vn. morgad o, m. putrefying;
putrefaction, rottenness: morgadh, bréuntas ` corruption ', Eg.
Gl. 461. ar mbeth cethri lá adhnaici dó ┐ ar mórgad ann,
55 Maund. § 89. morgadh do gabail, Rosa Ang. 22.3 . morgad
(= putrida) putrid fever , 60.18 . cum morgaid in adbuir, 60.2 .
cuirp mharbtha tar eis morgaidh, ZCP iv 424.6 . Job xvii 14.

morgaigid v g. = morgaid. gur mhorgaidh feoil mo thaoibh
mortified , ITS xvi 122.14 . gur bhrén ┐ gur mhorgaidh a fheóil,
60 MacAingil 348.7 . Common in part.: lasair morgaigthi putrid,
stinking
, Aisl. Tund. 107 § 1. n-a dhoighir mhorgaighthe,
Eochairsg. 89 z . cnedh morgaighthi purulent , O'Gr. Cat.
225.16. fiabras morgaighti putrid fever, Rosa Ang. 110.6 .
teas in fiabrusa morgaiti, RC xlix 6.8 . Compar. gurab
65murguighthe corp an tsaidhbhir iar n-éag ioná corp an
truagháin (= gravius foetent divitum corpora), TSh. 7727. vn.
bréantas nó murgughadh , TSh. 6194.

? mórgán: ind neamh ┐ talamh, grián ┐ eásga, an t-aedhear gona
mhórgánaibh, CF , Eg. 135.

70 mórgnethe adj io, iā (mór + part. of gní- `do') `greatly made',
magnificent: a p n. margnethi, gl. magnifica [opera], Ml. 126c6 .

mórgnethetu n d, m., (<mórgnethe) magnificence: do morgne-
thetu, gl. magnificentia tua, Ml. 25a15 (formed on analogy of
Lat. word).

75 morgnethid n m. a great doer, one who acts (makes) greatly: d s.
(as adv.) in morgnethed (leg. -id), gl. magnopere, LHy. fo. 11b
( Goid. 67 ).

mormaer n o, m., Irish form of a Scottish word, probably of
indigenous (? Pictish) origin, the title given to the custodian
80or defender of the Scottish coast . Acc. to a note communi-
cated by A. O. Anderson, the Scottish form seems to have
been morbhar (-mhar), the first syll. being = mor `sea'; cf.
mod. Scotch Gaelic morair `lord', and follg. exx.: ingen
mhorbair Moireogh `of the Earl of Moray', Rel. Celt. ii 164.13 .
85 an M[h]orbhairn is magh Muile, | ar morbhair-ne a bfer faire,
Elegy on Angus MacDonald, Lord MacDonnell and Aros
(†1680), where Morbhairn `sea-gap' = Morvern. In Irish
lit. the first syll. mor- appears at first as short; the second
part was no doubt equated with maer (q.v.) and later the word
was perhaps regarded as = mórmaer ` great steward ' (the usual
5translation). mormoér Búchan, Goid. 108.19 . ba hé robo
mormáir ┐ robo thosec, 109.8 . bennact . . . ar cec mormar
┐ ar cec tosech, 110.12 . g s. cuit mormoir , 109.9 ; the above
exx. are from Bk. of Deer (ed. Stuart, Edinburgh 1869). acht
nad farcbath ri nā mormoer disuidibh (i.e. of the `fir Alban'),
10 AU 917. Gilla Comgan mac M. mormaer Murebe (i.e. of
Moray), 1032 . mormaer Leamna (i.e. of Leven), 1425 ( ii
98.18 ). Domnal mac Ermin, mormaer Alban, Cog. 174.15
= mórmáer i nAlbain, RC xli 328.30 . pl. tri mormair Alban,
RC xvii 339.9 . Of Irish officials: deich mormair Briain `great
15stewards
', Cog. 168.7 .