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mortaigid v g. (denom. from 1 mart) puts to death, kills: no[t]
85mortaigfet mana tarda dam in set sin (= morieris nisi dederis
mihi), H. 3.18 p. 382b ( O'C. 838 ). in cach midisi aimsirda i
mortaidther mor carrnda, Eg. 88, fo. 2d ( O'C. 2144 ). vn. do
mortughadh no do bhásughadh, H. 3.17 c. 444 ( O'Don. 578 ).

mortchenn (-chern) xsee moirtchenn, -chern.

mórthu n haughtiness? m. ¤ fri ríg `being haughty with a king',
5 Tec. Corm. § 14.18 . Perhaps intended for mórdatu.

mortlaid n ā, f., (< Lat. mortalitāt-) mortality, large number of
deaths; a plague or epidemic . nimthair m. ¤ nā galar, Hy. vi 12
(glossed .i. quando plurimi pereunt uno morbo ). amhuil ro
bui in Buide Connaill no in mortlac muintire Parrtolain,
10 Laws i 50.18 Comm. (explanation of `duinebad'). gu rus-
marbha don mortlaith, MacCarthy 416 § 2 ( BB 50a42 ). m. ¤ for
míla in mara, LU 835 ( ACC § 60 Comm. ). mortlaith mor ar
enlaith, BCC § 78. mortladh mhór ar dhaoinibh ┐ ar c[h]eth-
raibh, FM v 1662.14 . don mortladh dar bo hainm an Chron
15Chonaill, i 186.9 . mor[t]luidh mac Aodha Slaine (= death by
plague
), TFrag. 64.5 . marbh tra don mortlaid sin .i. don
Buidhe Conaill, ib. 10 . pl. mortlaidi mora di dóenib diṅgbatar,
ZCP xi 81 § 10b (morlaithi, mortlada v.l.). na mortlaidi is
annso cach mbrig, Arch. iii 315 § 36 = na morḟlaithe, LB
20 262a24 . In wider sense of death from any cause: ? din mort-
laidh sin, Arch. iii 311.9 (B. na f.). léor do ár ┐ do m. ¤ , TTr.²
1653 ; cf. 953 , where we should perhaps read mortlaidi (see
marclaige). mortlud .i. luad bāis, Lec. Gl. 93 (etymol. gl.).

mortlaidecht n ā, f., (mortlaid) deadliness, pestiferousness: ro
25scuabsat garbgaetha . . . m. ¤ ┐ brentaidh inn ǽoir, CCath. 3495
(mortluidheacht [? morc-], morchlaidecht MSS.).

mos- (mus-, mo-). O.Ir. adverbial prefix attached to vbs.
(esp. vbs. of motion), soon, quickly ; cognate with moch soon,
Thurn. Hdb. § 383. mos-riccub-sa (gl. sperans me venire cito),
30 Wb. 28c9 . mus-creitfet they will soon believe, 5c2 . mu-riis-si
far ndochum I might soon come, Ml. 34a4 (a mistake for mus-?).
dochum nime mosrega (.i. i mmucha rega) soon wilt thou go,
Hy. ii 50. asbert mos-n-icfed [mo-n-icfed v.l.] Patraicc, ib. 54 .
mos-cing srathu, FB 49. mos-etlann si cuci, IT i 72.13 . mos-
35ricub mo mochlige, 81.14 = mus-ricab, Eg. mos-tic cách,
Fél. July 9 . mos-tairchella ēm sūil dar sodain soon passes
over
, TBC² 1176. mos-ib cen nach n-ecal, Met. Dinds. iii 220.63
(nos-ibh, muisib, mustib v.l.). mos-lusat ól nguala, Leb. Gab.
i 44.19 . in dam is eolach fon carr | lais mos-lintur in íthlann,
40 ZCP xiii 264.13 . ni mus-tias (.i. ni rop moch tias), Rawl. 106b
20 . is cain mo-ling in scolaige in luachair makes a quick leap
over
, Fél.² ciii a 13 (July 17) = is cain lingis Moling in scolaide
i lLuachair, Fél. 150.30 . ? firién . . . motáticfa a recht, LU
10035 (prophecy of the coming of Patrick; leg. mo-dot-icfa?).

45 1 mós n(Lat. mos) custom, manner (B. na f.). ranic maige mós
nad genetar ciuil (.i. inid bés nemgenemain céol), LU 701 =
ACC § 36 (`the plains where the "mos" is that melodies are not
born
', RC xx 175 ). `mos' ar bés robæ co cian, ACC § 26 Comm.
( RC xx 168 ), quoted by O'Cl. with gl.: mós .i. bés. `mos' cach
50sobes sídamail | do na bi tuili is taith be every good and peaceful
custom that suffers neither flood nor ebb
(i.e. is unvaryingly con-
stant), § 36 Comm. ( RC xx 174 ); in the version of the same
quatrain from H. 3.18 p. 612a given in Met. Gl. p. 3 , the
second line reads: `mos' tuile ┐ `mos' aithbe (i.e. `mos' means
55`flood' and `ebb'); this may be the source of O'Clery's gloss:
mós .i. trāghadh, Leb. Gab. i 64 n. 1 , cf. mos ` exhaustion '
O'R. `mos' bés, Met. Gl. 30 § 18. mós (.i. bés) fí (.i. olc), ZCP
v 483 § 3 , cf. 486.4 .
Cf. the compd. adj.: Cú menmnach-láidir . . . mós-árd-
60fosaidh of manners noble and constant (?), Caithr. Thoirdh.
32.3 .

2 mós n music (in B. na f.)? `mos' cach ceol ciuin cíchamail |
nach crínann cumscor caithme, ACC 36 Comm. ( RC xx 174 ) =
Met. Gl. 3 (from H. 3.18 p. 612a ).

65 mosach adj o, ā. filthy, stinking (cf. mosar)? hi tégdais . . . m. ¤
muchna, PH 8299. ? a hesaibh na marc mor mongach mosach,
TBC 5626 St. (text doubtful). Cf. ceo truaillnithi tórmasach,
TBC p. 305 n. 5 , where Windisch explains the last word as
a compd. of the above; and the n.pr. m. Dergmosach, LL
70 394.7 = Deargmhosach, Keat. ii 4046. mosach ` bristly,
rough, unpleasant, mean, dirty ', Dinneen .

mosar n[ā,f.] filth, stench: carcair . . . lān do mhosair (of Hell),
Lism. L. 3634 = do mhosair , BNnÉ 98 § 9. a vreiniv ┐ a
mosur , Aisl. Tund. 97.2 = a brēne ┐ a drochbalad, 125 x .
75 mosar m. ¤ ` nastiness ', Dinneen .

móta n m. (Low Lat. móta, cf. Eng. moat orig. = `mound') a
mound: múta móta (múda móda, incorrect), IGT Dec. § 2.19 .
m. ¤ geal na grían-Crúachna, ib. ex. 107 . mót[a] `a mount, a
place for courts
', Eg. Gl. 480. muta talmhan, MS. Mat. 579.2
80(MacFirbhisigh). teilgfidh sé móta ad adhaigh, Ezek. xxvi 8
(`shall . . . cast a mount against thee', A.V.). thángadar na
mótuidh chum na caithreach d'a gabháil, Jerem. xxxii 24
(`mounts', A.V.). an bhuidhean . . . bhías `na gcomhnaidhe i
mótaidhibh geala `moated mansions', O'Bruad. i 36. In
85place-names: m. ¤ Beanna Boirche, BR 39 n ., see Hog.
Onom.