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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 [muadh v.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. as subst.: Macha . . .
medrait muaid 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 of sea: 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 .
As adv.: ? 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. (as subst.) 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, ¤ óclach below.
85Compds. ¤ ailm .i. oillderb `a big pail ', Dúil Laithne 72
( Goid. 76 ). ¤ béim: do thulbemmenaib ┐ muadbemmenaib
┐ fotalbemmenaib, TBC 939 ; elsewhere muadalbéim q.v.;
`Mittenhieb' (middle-stroke), Windisch. Cf. 3 muad. ¤ blosc
m.: (as adj.) 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 a mill , Dúil Laithne 102 ( Goid. 76 ); a
kenning? ¤ laech m. a carpet-knight, a faint-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. muadhruisc medharda `sanfte
Augen
', TBC 5515 St. muadhrosg .i. rosg maoth, O'Cl.

20 2 muad n f. (a) a cloud, mist ? pl. muada merda meirblige | isna
lasrachaib tened clouds, fumes (?), SR 8171 (Doomsday por-
tent). muadh `a cloud' O'R. , Dinneen (masc.). (b) a stupor,
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 under 2 muad).

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

6 Muad n.l. f. the river Moy; cf. ultra Mōdam fluvium, Thes. ii
273.28 (Adamn. V. Col.). n s. Muad, LL 5a31 . an Múaid , 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. ¤ ` top or
50 summit of a hill ', O'R. Cf. 3 muad and mualach.

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

mualach n m. a bog or swamp ? m. ¤ .i. seiscend, ut dixit Rechtgal
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. ¤ `a way, passage ', O'R. Cf. mian mualacháin
doircheacht, Hard. ii 404.20 .

muar adj o, ā. variant form of mór (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 great and
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) a pig, sow (used both as generic term including
both sexes and also espec. of female). mucc, gl. sus, Sg. 47b1 .
n p. teora mucca , 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 , see 2 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 a wild pig or boar:
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 a sea-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 a war-engine, a shed under cover of which besiegers
undermined the walls of a city (called in Med. Lat. sus or
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. a sow's litter or brood: 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. a trench or furrow made by a pig
rooting? co n-uargaib in muc mucclais tairis, Dinds. § 112.10
( RC xvi 63 ). ¤ cullach m. a boar , Laws i 126.7 . ¤ díth n. and f.
` pig-loss ', Laws v 220.28 Comm. ¤ ḟoil f. a pigsty: 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, see mairbne. ¤ ogham m. ` sow-Ogham', a species
of Ogham, Auraic. 5939. ¤ súil f. (as term of abuse) a
mhuc-ṡuil, a mheallṡron madaigh! IT iii 91 § 126. ¤ trét
20 n. and m. a herd of pigs: re mallacht cacha muicthreoit,
MR 100.19 . Common in compd. place-names, e.g. ¤ druim,
¤ dubh, ¤ inis, ¤ ross, ¤ ṡnám (see Hog. Onom. ).