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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. ).

muc(c)ach adj o, ā. (muc) pertaining to swine: tucsat . . . a ceird
m. ¤ ar aird their calling of swineherds, SG ii 478.14 = a ceird
25muccada, Dinds. § 57.6 ( RC xv 453 ).

muc(c)aid n i, m., a swineherd . Occas. with palatal c, muicid.
g s. mucada, LB 272a35 . muccida, IT iii 243.15 (LL). n du.
muccaid , ib. 5 (LL). da muicidi , ib. 247 (Eg.). g du. de chophur
in da muccida , ib. (title), but: carddes na da muccaid, ib. 10 .
30 mucuidh, muicidh (g s. muc-aidh, -adh), IGT Dec. § 52. Late n s.
also mucaidhe, Keat. i 124.50 . muicidhe, ib. 72 . n p. mucidi, gl.
subulci, Thes. ii 362 ( Philarg. Ecl. x 19 ). muccaid Díchon
(= porcinarius), Lat. Lives 3. muccid Boidb, BDD 140. tri
muccaidi ind ríg, 112 . arus . . . i rraba . . . muccid righ
35Hiruaite oc a muccaib for mess, Corm. Y 883.11 s.v. mugh-
eme. mucca cona muccaidib, ZCP viii 309.4 . muiccithi (n p.),
ib. muicidhe (mucaidhe), Dinneen .

muc(c)aidecht n ā, f., herding swine; the office of a swineherd .
muccaidecht, Dinds. 103 ( RC xvi 55 ). gataid Bodb a muccai-
40decht n-airi, IT iii 244.33 . ag muicidheacht, Eochairsg. 82.23 .

muc(c)airbe n io, m., a name given to the `mac fuirmid' or second
lowest grade of file . mucairbe .i. mac fuirmid, Corm. Y 855.
mac fuirmid .i. fuirmeadh ar mucairbe. ni maith fograidh son
acht is mac uirbe is maith de, H. 4.22 p. 67b ( O'C. 2071 ) = ar
45mac airbi is maith de, Laws iv 360.6 (i.e. `mucairbe' is not the
right form, but `mac a.').

muc(c)álach n a brood or litter of pigs ? (cf. muc-ál, muc, compds.).
ba sær in m. ¤ sin (of a band of warriors), ZCP xi 62.1 .

mucclass: adj ranírusa im cét muc muccglassa, BDD 28 ( LU
50 6764 ) = im cet mucclassa, Eg.; mucc muccglassa, St.; muc
muicci glasa, YBL ( BDD² 269 ). Stokes translates ` fatted ', cf.
clas `fat, tallow', and clais.

muc(c)dae adj io, iā (muc) pertaining to swine: mucde, gl. suinus,
Sg. 37b9 .

55 múch n ā, f., smoke, stifling vapour: much tra ainm saindiles do
diaid, Corm. Y 887. much .i. ainm díleas do dheataigh, O'Cl.
See muich.

mucha xsee mocha.

muchacht xsee mochacht.

60 múchaid v ā, (múch).
The primary meaning may be that of stifling by smoke,
etc.; hence variously covers over, presses down; suffocates;
quenches, extinguishes (fire, etc.); oppresses; suppresses, obli-
terates. pret. ru múgsat nó ro cechladatar, Wb. 5a24 ; gl.
65 altaria tua suffuderunt (= suffōderunt); the first gloss is prob.
meant for suffundere, the second for suffodere. muchais C.
a étan fri lár, LU 1536 = MU 52.33 . muchaid a agaid fri
talmain, ZCP xiii 177.27 . co ro much in tiprait choked, filled
up , AU ii 8 y . Cf. Met. Dinds. iii 456.84 cited below. co múchait
70[múrait v.l.] na sleibhti fecht ann lucht a claidhi `the mountains
sometimes stifle
(? bury) the miners', CCath. 2512. do muchadar
na fola ┐ na ḟuilt . . . iad nach samalta co ḟuighthi . . . neach
d'aithneochadh aen dib (i.e. they were so covered with blood
and hair), CF 833. Cf. also: ro mucusttair an t-aro a mheoir
75a ccnethoibh Chon cC., ZCP x 292.4 . Of smoke, etc.: súail ná
ron-much don dethaig `almost smothered us with the smoke',
RC vii 298.124 . Of crushing or stifling in a crowd: co ro
múchait sé fir déc dib ica fégad, TFerbe 81 . becc ná ro
múchda doíne . . . oc faircsin in gillai-sain, Ériu iv 96.9 . bec
80nad múchthá doíne impu, LL 250b47 ( TBFr. 272 ). Quenches,
extinguishes: cia mhúchas na soillsi útt? BNnÉ 58 y . da
ndoirti an fhairrgi ina chenn, ní muchfad hí (of Hell), RC
xxviii 320 § 37. doighfid . . . ┐ ní mhúchfuidh éinneach iad,
Isa. i 31. Cf. also: do mucfad si iat (i.e. the shadow of the
85earth would eclipse the stars), ITS xiv 84.13 . do mhúch ré is
réaltainn, Keat. Poems 690. In wider sense suppresses, over-
whelms, destroys: is gormríg ro múchtha, Fél. Prol. 233.
muchsat, marbsat . . . in slóg, Met. Dinds. iv 350. ro
múchad, ro marbad Rot, iii 192 . nim-ro-mhúchat, nim-r-
adhmillet (of vices), ZCP vi 258.7 . do muchastair ri na gloiri
5in bās fo a chosaib, YBL 152a37 . fōir mé on dairse ina
bfuilim agan rí; uair do much sind féin ┐ mo clann `has ruined',
BNnÉ 87 § 181. gur múchadh na Picti leis na Scotaibh, Keat.
ii 6180. do mhúch buinne na tuinne is na tíre suppressed the
flow of sea and stream
, Keat. Poems 691. an tan muc[h]ar in
10teas nadurdha o adbur an galuir, RC xlix 8.8 .
vn. múchad u,m. corb écen clár . . . ós a lár dia lánmúchad
a sluice was needed to dam it wholly (of a well), Met. Dinds. iii
456.84 . is dethach do muchad `a fog for smothering', RC iv 254
§ 21 . ag fursannadh caindel . . . ga múchadh extinguishing ,
15 ZCP ix 173.8 . an long d'impodh . . . ┐ a roibi innti do muchadh
[a med]ain in aigein, vi 294.20 . ro buí se secht mbliadna aga
muchadh isin maindir sin he was . . . stifled (close pent) in that
prison
, 286.8 . gebe dhiultus dá dúbhthaig (= dúthaig) | cen
égoir a triath gá múchad without being (= unless he is) crushed
20by the injustice of its rulers
(?), x 50.33 . nach deachaidh . . .
múchadh air it has not been obliterated (of Irish historical
record), Keat. i p. 80 . ní fhéaduid mórán uisgeadh an grádh
do mhuchadh, Canticles viii 7 . muchad na breithi (= suffo-
catio matricis), Rosa Angl. 154.19 .