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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. rumúgsatnó ro cechladatar, Wb. 5a24 ; gl.
65 altaria tua suffuderunt(=suffōderunt); the first gloss is prob.
meant forsuffundere, the second forsuffodere.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[múraitv.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 .Ofcrushingorstiflingin acrowd: 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 sensesuppresses,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 .

25 múchna xseemúcna.

muc(c)lach n o,m., (muc)apiggery: cnáma [na muice] do chur
isan m. ¤ arís, Oss. iii 122.1 . (Fig.)mo mhuclach laoch de
thréanfhuil Eoghain, D. MacCarrthaigh 25.321 .

muclaithe n(compd. ofmuc?) some kind of(aquaticorburrow-
30ing?)animal? fothond .i. m. ¤ iarsindi bis fo thuind amail in
cerndubhan, Corm. Y 662 (perhapsg s.). Meyer, Bruchst. i
§ 157 , suggests readingmuclaige= pig-lair .

mucleithe n(g s f.?) in phrase:flaith m. ¤ (a certain grade of chief-
tain), Laws iv 322.13 (acc. to O'Curry `a man whose mother
35was the daughter of asencleithe, and consequently of inferior
degree', 323 n. 1 ; the same explanation is given ofmac
mucsaide, seemucsaid).

múcna adj io, iā. alsomúchna(form due to influence ofmúch?).
The sense in O.Ir. appears to be austere,strict,stern , passing
40into that of crossgrained,surly,hardtodeal with , later gloomy,
moody .mucnae, gl.austera [severitas], Ml. 109a3 .pl. inna
mmúcnai.i. inna imneda(gl.austeraneut. pl.), 95c5 .múcni
(gl.austera), Thes. i 486.35 ( Tur. 38 ).arndib múcnae . . . a
n-étach ┐ a mbiad(=austeram vitam praedicantium), 489.29
45( Tur. 71 ).múchni(leg. múcni), gl.protervi, Wb. 30c10 (= head-
strong?).muchna ainm do ghruaim gan ghean, Met. Gl. 25
§ 22 .mucna .i. gruaim, O'Cl. Muiredach muchna .i. M.
gruamdai, BB 253a20 .mucna cach mog, Tec. Corm. § 13.16
(` morose,truculent ', Meyer Gloss.).gnúsi na ndemna mucna,
50 PH 4324. Of animals:muc .i. mucna a haigned, ar ni geib a
munad o neoch stubborn,refractory(?), Corm. Y 903. borb . . .
mucna matnamail(of a hound), TBC 1011. Of places,etc.
gloomy,dismal: i nglennaib dubaib . . . muchna muichnig . . .
ichtaraig ifirn, FA 30 LB ( IT i 191.28 ).hi tégdais . . . muchna
55mallachtnach(of Hell), PH 8299. co clóthib nemi muchnai
marbthaig, 8304 .i n-aidhchi . . . marbthaigh mucna iffirn,
BNnÉ 99 § 9 ,cf. Lism. L. 3642. dirae mucnai, O'Mulc. 207.
Assubst. pl.?mortlaid . . . i mbiatmúcnain tṡlúaig, ZCP
xiii 381.27 .

60 múcnaid n[i,m.] (múcna)asurlyorcantankerousperson?
mucnaid cach borbchraideach, Arch. iii 230.140 .

mucnaige n(g s.?)some kind oflandmark .bla m. ¤ `a stock mark',
Laws iv 142.10 (=mucnaide H. 3.18 p. 13 , O'C. 33 ).bla
mucnai .i. crich son íncoiscí cet bona crann no cuaille i talam
65no dibill muilind no seantraigead [leg.-droichead?] fo tuind,
ib. 26 ( H. 3.18 p. 14 ),i.e.a territory delimited by 100 tree-
trunks or stakes set in the earth or the ruins of a mill or an
old bridge (?).

múcnatu n d,m., austerity,sternness,harshness: huanmúcnataid ,
70gl.austeritate, Ml. 127b13 .g s. inmucnatad , gl.truculentiae,
33d15 .mucnato i fail firindi harshness in place of justice(?),
ZCP iii 450.5 .

mucor n[o,m.]somespeciesofberryorhaw .crand mucor, gl.
cornus, Ir. Gl. 566. na scechóra ┐ na mucora, H. 3.17c.339
75( O'Don. 441 ).crann muchor, cr. muchoir` dogbriar,cornel
cherry ', Hog. Luibh. Cf. mucóir(g s. -óra) `ahaw, "Johnny
Magory" in Anglo-Irish', Dinneen .

? mucra n tucthar om rig m. ¤ escra cuach carpat, ZCP xii 273.2
( LL 126a55 ) =om rig mucna, YBL 139a29 . Marstrander,
80 Bidrag 41 , reads:muc ra escra,muc= vessel,can , O.N. loan-
word. Meyer, ZCP xii 439 , suggests:ōm rigmūi raescra
from my king(1 s. pron. gen.). Thurneysen, ZCP xix 127 ,
readsmugna, which he equates with mugna(.i. muc sceine),
23 Q 6,22 b (seemugna).

85 muc(c)rad n[o,m.] pigs(coll.): ina mbui . . . do tretaib torc
┐ mucrad, CCath. 5639.