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1 muad o, ā.adj.of uncertain meaning, confined to poetic
45style.
(a) generally complimentary, chiefly of persons and prob.
denoting external qualities (rank, wealth,etc.) rather than
moral ones.muadh .i. uasal no a[i]rmidnech, Corm. Y 945.
muadh .i. uasal; .i. maith; .i. mór, O'Cl. muaidh [muadhv.l.]
50ionann sin is maith nó miadh, For. Foc. 43. `muaidh' maith,
Met. Gl. 29 § 49. muadh .i. maith, Eg. Gl. 486 ;.i. mór 488 .
Of persons:Fiadu findmuad, SR 636. Saul digrais daiger-
múad, 5546 .rechtaire múad, BDD 93. mac m. ¤ Muire, Aisl.
MC 7.31 .delai fir muaid maínig, RC xxvi 16 § 18 (glossed:
55 .i. . . . ind fir maith moínig ic a rabatar moíni na hecisi, LL).
ag caoineadh Mathgamhan muaidh` noble ', Cog. 100.18
(poem).Cf.also:menmae múad medrach`proud, elated mind',
Fél. Ep. 362. menma m. ¤ , SC 45. n p.assubst.:Macha . . .
medraitmuaid of which noble (poets) sing, Bruchst. i § 146 =
60 FM 987 ,cf. ZCP iii 36.6 .
Of places:maidm for Mide m. ¤ mifrech, RC xxxvi 262 § 5
(Rawl.) =múaid, LL 45a32 ( O'Curry MS. Mat. 485.3 ); perh.
= (b).Often ofsea: tonn m. ¤ mara mind, SR 7906. tar tuinn
muaidh mara, Arch. iii 311 § 1. for morthuind muaid, O'Mulc.
65 268. in muir m. ¤ mílach, IT iii 38 § 24 ,cf. 102 § 187 . Anecd.
i 13.1 .Cf. ardgáir in mara muad, LL 298a27 . Of other things,
actions,etc.:braichlind múad mescmar, FB 53 (cf. muad-
braich
below).brisiud múad mórchatha, 52 .i ccath Bealaigh
muadh Mughna, FM ii 570.2 (poem).isin maidin múaidh
70` glorious', Buile S. 44.5 .
Asadv.: ?canait cen nach locht lór-muad, SR 610. muadh
bochtus cil a comarc (.i. maith benus sé a locht a rand), ZCP
v 488 § 9 (B. na f.).
(b) seems used occas. in a depreciatory sense, perhaps
75 moody,dejected ? (cf. 2 muad).scith mo menma, m. ¤ mo gnās |
ō luid Tressach i tiugbās`verstört mein Anblick', Bruchst. i
§ 111 = FM 884. (assubst.)nacham-thaidlet meschoin
múaid, LL 145b13 ( MS. Mat. 476.30 ),cf. nad rot-bréccat
meschoin (.i. dí bhrai) muaidh (.i. fir étaidh), ZCP viii 107.8
80(from H. 3.18); from a poem apparently addressed by a
(married?) woman to her lover; the stanza expresses dread of
detection or scandal; perhaps:may the eyes of a jealous man
(? a deceived husband) not approach me (delude thee
H).Cf.
¤ gaisced, ¤ laech, ¤ óclachbelow.
85Compds. ¤ ailm .i. oillderb`abig pail ', Dúil Laithne 72
( Goid. 76 ). ¤ béim:do thulbemmenaib ┐ muadbemmenaib
┐ fotalbemmenaib, TBC 939 ; elsewheremuadalbéim q.v.;
`Mittenhieb' (middle-stroke), Windisch.Cf. 3 muad. ¤ blosc
m.: (asadj.) BDD 87 (` very noisy ').muadhblosg .i. morthor-
manach, O'Cl. ¤ braich:mar miles mulend m.`gutes Malz',
5 TBC 3790. múadmraich, FB 52. ¤ cloch f.:ragabastar
muadchloich móir méti clochi mulind, TBC 3727 =an
mbúadhchloich, Eg. 106 ;an bhuaidhliog, Eg. 209. ¤ gaisced
m.:muadhg. malla macaemda maethleanmhaighi(i.e.ex-
ploits of an unfledged or faint-hearted warrior), MR 294.14 .
10 ¤ galann .i. muillenn amill , Dúil Laithne 102 ( Goid. 76 ); a
kenning? ¤ laech m. acarpet-knight, afaint-hearted warrior ?
fa lór do marbad múadlaech ┐ midhlaech`it was enough to
kill half-hearted warriors and cowards
', Fian. 90.14 .ro crith-
naighit menmandæ muadhlaech ┐ midlac[h] ┐ daesccursloig,
15 CCath. 3887. ¤ mac(c)aem` soft youth ', MR 292.13 . ¤ óclách:
nírbo drochlæch é ┐ nirbo deglæch acht m. maith`ein guter
braver Mann
' (?a middling or average soldier), TBC 4699 =
muadhlaoch, St. ¤ rosc m.:pl. muadhruiscmedharda`sanfte
Augen
', TBC 5515 St.muadhrosg .i. rosg maoth, O'Cl.

20 2 muad n f. (a)acloud,mist ?pl. muadamerda meirblige | isna
lasrachaib tened clouds,fumes (?), SR 8171 (Doomsday por-
tent).muadh`a cloud' O'R. , Dinneen (masc.). (b)astupor,
swoon (cf. néll):dorala sain [sic leg.] marb di muaid móir . . .
ri ré cian(i.e.the blow stunned him for a long time), TBC
25 4286 (=conid-corastair i mmuaidhi, TBC² 2775 ); the same
expression recurs 4436 =tarla . . . i nēll, St.

3 muad n middle,centre? m. ¤ mullaigh .i. medon in mullaigh,
Corm. Y 921. muadh .i. meadhon, O'Cl. Cf. 1 mual.

4 muad n form,appearance,sign? m. ¤ .i. egusc, Corm. Y 958.
30 muadh .i. égcosg, dealbh no cuma, O'Cl. If genuine, possibly
in follg. ex.:fir cu muadaib as fir fern, LL 265a33 = MU
22.32 (`victorious men, men with shields'; perhaps we should
read:co mbuadaib), and in SR 8171 (quoted under2 muad).

5 muad n a weighing-balance? m. ¤ (.i. med), Auraic. 5433 BB =
35 muagLL (without gloss). The gloss may be intended for
méit.

6 Muad n.l. f. theriver Moy; cf. ultra Mōdam fluvium, Thes. ii
273.28 (Adamn. V. Col.).n s. Muad, LL 5a31 .anMúaid , IGT
Dec. ex. 1256. a Muaid, Ériu iv 146 § 24. co Muaidh Ou
40n-Amalgaidh, AU ii 10 z .ón Mhuaidh mhir, TD 2.44 . cum
na Muaidhe, AU.iii 60.20 .

muadal? indin compd. ¤ béim:tucastar C. muadalbéim dó i
comard a chinn co rocht a imlind, TBC 1899. bar a bráthbalc-
bemmennaib ┐ fótalbemmennaib ┐ múadalbemmennaib
45móra, 3834 =a bhuaidhbheidhmeannaibh, Eg. 209. Windisch
translates by `Mittenhieb',middle-stroke.Cf. muadbéim
(1 muad, compds.).

1 mual? n ar múal in Maige (: fúal), Met. Dinds. iii 454 ; quoted
by O'Cl. with gl.:mual .i. mullach top,highest part .m. ¤ ` topor
50 summitof ahill ', O'R. Cf. 3 muadandmualach.

2 mual n amill ?m. ¤ (.i. muilend), LL 38b22 = Auraic. 5442.

mualach n m. abogorswamp ?m. ¤ .i. seiscend,ut dixitRechtgal
ó Siadhail: Slicht a dā gai tria cach m. ¤ | cuanach flescach
fērach, Corm. Y 944 ; quoted also by O'Cl. with gl.:m. ¤ .i.
55seisgeann. m. ¤ `away,passage ', O'R. Cf. mian mualacháin
doircheacht, Hard. ii 404.20 .

muar adj o, ā. variant form ofmór(Munster form, acc. to Din-
neen). Keat. Poems 301. gidh m. ¤ an phian, 351 .go m. ¤ , 391 .
Compds.d'fhéachain an tsléibhe sin muar-aoird greatand
60 lofty , 396 .a mhuar-bhuidhe great thanks , 324 .i n-eiric a
mhuair-phian, 386 (all exx. from same poem).

muc(c) n ā,f., (a)apig,sow (used both as generic term including
both sexes and also espec. of female).mucc, gl.sus, Sg. 47b1 .
n p. teoramucca , Thes. ii 250.15 .mucu(=muca), Laws v
65220.12 .ba, muca, heich, cairig, gobair . . . ite .x. cethra fer
ndomain, 76.18 .foil muc, 162.20 .tairr muca`a hog's belly',
iv 306.4 .buachaill muc, gl.subulcus, Ir. Gl. 584. Tuath De
Danann, is iat tug mucco i nhErinn ar tus, ZCP viii 105.29 .
na hainmhidea bréna .i. . . . in sindach ┐ in mucc, PH 7675.
70 murthréta mucc, TBC 75. miach móethbleithe la muic(a
tribute), Met. Dinds. ii 42.23 . (Prov.)is mucc remitéit mess,
BDD 106 , see2 mes(s).ar muin na muice on the pig's back
(= in luck, well-off), O'Bruad. ii 134.8. Of a pig used as food:
muc úr, laith, lemnacht . . . rot-bia, IT i 133.8 .do raind na
75mucce, 101.2 ; 103.22 (na mmuicce).Of awild pigorboar:
oss no m. ¤ allaid, Mon. Tall. 5. is amlaid ro bátár amal mucca
eter conaib(i.e.at the mercy of their enemies), LU 4442. ag
seilg . . . ar mhucaibh ┐ aigib, Lism. L. 3219. ag mucaibh
allta, Ir. Monthly 1929, 107.4 .
80(b)m. ¤ mara asea-hog,porpoise: mucc mora, gl.delphinus,
Sg. 94a3 .muc mara, gl.delphin, Ir. Gl. 1029. m. ¤ mara méthas
tond, LU 3017. m. ¤ mín maethṡlemun mara, LL 235b12 .
muca mara ┐ ilpíasta na fairrgi, Ériu iii 156.7 . AU 827.
CCath. 4332. mar mharbhaid na muca mara an mhuc mhara
85eile, TSh. 3860.
(c)name of awar-engine, ashed under coverof whichbesiegers
undermined the walls of a city (called in Med. Lat.susor
scorpha, Eng.sow, Fr.truie); for description see FM vi 1980 ,
1981 n. Cf. regii muchum bellicum machinamentum militibus
subter agentibus arcis muro admovent, O'Sullivan Beara
5(quoted FM vi 1981 n. ).muc ingnad crainn do dhenum . . .
do hṡailghibh daracha, ALC ii 264.3 (an. 1527 ).
Compds. ¤ ál m. asow'slitterorbrood: Mac Conmeadha
na mucál, Top. Poems 10.25 .Cf. mucálach. ¤ ár m. pig-
slaughter: mucār mār di muccaibh mora a great destruction of
10porpoises
, AU 827. ¤ class f. atrenchorfurrowmade by apig
rooting? co n-uargaib in muc mucclais tairis, Dinds. § 112.10
( RC xvi 63 ). ¤ cullach m. aboar , Laws i 126.7 . ¤ díth n.andf.
` pig-loss ', Laws v 220.28 Comm. ¤ ḟoil f. apigsty: muccfoil,
gl.stabulum porcorum, Sg. 26a1 ; gl.hara, 26a2 .díre a muc-
15folach, Laws iv 314.21 .each cen cuibrich, cú . . . cen lomain,
muiccai cen mucalaig ndorcha, ZCP xii 361.28 ( H. 3.18 p. 86 ).
¤ mairbne, seemairbne. ¤ ogham m.` sow-Ogham', aspecies
of Ogham, Auraic. 5939. ¤ súil f.(as term of abuse)a
mhuc-ṡuil, a mheallṡron madaigh! IT iii 91 § 126. ¤ trét
20 n.andm. aherdofpigs: re mallacht cacha muicthreoit,
MR 100.19 . Common in compd. place-names,e.g. ¤ druim,
¤ dubh, ¤ inis, ¤ ross, ¤ ṡnám(see Hog. Onom. ).