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muich (múich, muích) n[f.] gloom, dejection, sadness . Gener-
ally by edd. taken as múich, a secondary form of múch
85`smoke', but perh. a distinct word. In Mid.Ir. texts nearly
always written muich without accent, in LB occas. múich (but
the LB scribe is prone to superfluous accents and, moreover,
-úi- oft. stands for -uí-). Prob. the word had a dual development:
muich> (1) múich through influence of múch, (2) muích
through association with maeth = O.Ir. moíth; cf. maeíth
5which may represent this word. The transition of -ui- to -úi- or
-uí- is not unknown elsewhere (cf. the occas. confusion between
muin and maín). muich .i. toirse, O'Cl. ba muich mór (.i. ba
tuirsi mor), Leb. Gab. i 20.19 . muich ` sadness, dullness ',
O'Brien ; O'R. , who also gives múch ` grief, affliction '. múig f.
10` gloom, darkness, . . . melancholy ', Coneys . múch ` smoke . . .
grief, heaviness ', Dinneen. In IGT Dec. ex. 1836 múich
(apparently this word): dlúith. a grain, a m. ¤ (of Hell), Ériu iii
30 § 14 . a m. ¤ ┐ a ndorchaib ifirn, LB 256b7 . ro thoit socht ┐
m. ¤ mor forru, 223b4 . do guba muiche, LL 119b11 . ocá
15ndentar égem ar mét a mmuiche, LU 501 ( ACC § 3 Comm. ).
do lín tuirse ┐ maeích menman e, BCC § 278. fo m. ¤ ┐ fo
t[h]odernam, Corm. Y 885. fo múich mi-lessaigt[h]i `vapours
of bad feeding
', Aisl. MC 93.20 . fo m. ¤ meanman ┐ doghailsi,
Hugh Roe 232.6 (fo. 62a) . ni tabair rún meblai hi m. ¤ , Arch. iii
20306 § 9 . (as pred.) mar múich attú-sa anocht I am in great
grief
, Buile S. 118 § 61. go m. ¤ ┐ go ttoirsi, Fl. Earls 146.6 .
tucsat . . . cétfadh ar mhuígh, O'Gr. Cat. 472.17. See maeith
and muichnech.

muichnech adj o,ā. (muích-) for discussion of first syll. see
25 muich. Dejected, melancholy, mournful; sad, plaintive (of
persons, things, and places). nirbat muichnech i n-uathiud
do not mope in solitude, LL 124 marg. domgni muichnech
ingnais Erenn, ZCP vii 309.24 = rom-līn maith ind-eccmais
E., Reeves' Adamn. 274. ba grannai muíchnech tarcaisnech
30ar tus hí. is alaind ┐ is sochraid ┐ is onorach annossa hi (of the
Cross), LB 233b54 . comboí in cathair fo golmairg muíchnig,
156a35 . iadfaider foraib in carcair muichnig, 256b35 . i nglen-
naib . . . muchna muichnig . . . ichtaraig ifirn, FA 30 LB ( IT i
191.28 ). hi tégdais . . . maichnech marbthach, PH 8298.
35 ócbail maithnech, LB 140b56 . gola tróga maithnecha, ib. 51
( Todd Lect. vi 81 ). aonach Caoimghin . . . máoithnech gach
aonach acht é, BNnÉ 144.36 . tai[di]ur .i. maidnech, Lec. Gl.
327 = maichnech, M. 141. In CF 40 : imall mear maithreac
na mardhucann, we should prob. read: nuall m. ¤ maithneach.
40maoithneach `sentimental, sorrowful . . . wretched', Dinneen .

muichnechas (muích-) n m. dejection, melancholy, sadness: ro
gab tuirsi mor ┐ muichneachas é, Buile S. § 59 . ro gab mifrigi
┐ maithnechus mor Iosep, LB 134a13 ( Todd Lect. vi 41 ).
muichnechus na morchaiṅgne the sorrow arising from so great
45a cause
, LL 376a29 (of the wounding of Cormac m. Airt).
? femen .i. flesc no maitnechas [maithnechas, maitcnechas
v.l.] querulousness (?), Auraic. 610.

muichnide (? muích-) adj io, iā. downcast, sorrowful: muichnidhe
mh'aghaidh anocht | gan giolla is gan longphort, Buile S.
50 § 25.9 .

muichnige (muích-) n iā, f., dejection, sadness: do benfadh
toirrsi ┐ maichnighe dim, Aen. 809. compléid re snim sech-
mallach . . . iarmeirge fria maithnighi [maichnighi v.l.] móir,
Acall. 2963 (= Med. Lat. acedia?).

55 muic(c)ín n m. (dim. of muc) a little pig? as npr.: Muicin
Maighne, Anecd. ii 36 § 21. airem maigni muccin, IT iii 83
§ 68 = mhuighi muiccin, BB.

muid? ind ni buanach m. ¤ amail māl Mis (.i. rig montis), Ériu ii
5.14 . m. ¤ (.i. motha), LL 38b26 .

60 muide n[io, m.]. (Lat. modius, RC xxiv 106 ) a vessel for holding
liquids, esp. milk ; in size intermediate between a `cilarn' and
a `drolmach', Ériu iv 134 § 10. im chomm . . . .i. im bel
cumang .i. in m. ¤ ` churn ', Laws i 134.3 . i mmudiu bic i mbid
ass, LL 286b49 . fon mudi, LU 4355. muidi ibair . . . ┐ tlacht
65corcra for an muidi, ZCP viii 311.15 . muighi do digh coiscc
a vessel of cooling drink, BNnÉ 315 § 11. trí muighe bainne,
180 § 36 . secht muidi, Ériu iv 134.13 . forcle in muidi i mboi
in loim, Todd Nenn. 212. ? lān moidi d'ór, RC xlvi 229.12 ;
n s. in moid , ib. 8 . (fig.) muidh go loim a vessel full of milk
70(i.e. fertile land), Ó Bruad. ii 128.

muifléd n o, m., (Romance loan-word) a muffler: n p. muifléid, Isa.
iii 19.

muil- xin compds., see mul.

muilche n(g s.?) maelán m. ¤ some kind of weed: dithan ┐ maolan
75muilche ┐ ithluingus (defects in land), H. 3.18 p. 447b ( O'C.
1104 ). re tecmaisen maelain m. ¤ no ithloingis isinn ferann;
┐ is iat sin is galar bunadh don ferann, p. 224a ( O'C. 403 ).
butalmon ┐ oculus bouis .i. caera ferghona .i. maelan mulca,
Arch. i 335.69 . maelan mulca (= feniculus porcinus), ib. 343
80( Crawford MS. 30 a ). maelan milce `bitter vetch', Mann. and
Cust. i ccclxiii . moelan milce, ZCP iii 241 § 37 (moelain
muilchi v.l.).

muilech adj o, ā. belonging to Muile (Isle of Mull), in Sc. Gaelic
múilech. Muileach is Íleach, IGT Dec. ex. 1169. ? mullscóid
85muilech, SG 248.46 (not transld.).

muilend n o, m., (Lat. molīna) d s. don muiliunn . . . isin mulenn ,
Goid. 101.11 , 16 ( LHy. 11a ). muilund, Laws i 162.23 . Mid.Ir.
n p. muille (ll<ln), hence occasionally n s. muillend; n p. muilne,
Content. vi 71 (late form), in Mod.Ir. also muilte: Bóthar na
Muilte, Ériu i 101.9 (poem attrib. to Mac Giolla Chaoimh, 11th
5cent.). muilend moileand, IGT Dec. § 53. moilenn, ib. ex.
1343 . d p. muillibh, ex. 1344 (but muillnibh, Introd. § 123 ).
A mill (usually one for grinding corn, worked by a stream).
mulenn, gl. pistrinum, Sg. 49b15 . muilleand (pistrinum), Ir.
Gl. 711. muilind (molendinum), 701 . muilend .i. mol ┐ ond
10. . . nó mol-onn .i. mó a ail .i. mo a clocha quam cloc[h] brōn.
Muilind .i. mel ┐ linn, ar is for lind meless, Corm. Y 874 ; from
which it would appear that the main parts of the m. ¤ were the
shaft and grinding-stones, that it was larger than the `bró' or
hand-quern, and that it was worked by water. amal meles
15muilend .x. forcél braich, LU 8699 ( FB 52 ), cf. TBC 3790 ,
6052 . mulend már grainne, LU 1756 ( RC ix 482.16 ). ainm in
mulind, 1764 . isin muilind, 1760 . cloch mulind, 2443 ( RC iv
254 § 21 ). mol mulind, BDD 85. bleith mulind, CRR 25. ac
tóraind inaid mullind, RC xiii 112 § 115. ro mallach [Pátraic]
20glaisi in mennatta sin . . . asbert . . . na beitís muilli foraib co
brath, Trip. 210.4 . esdad mochbro itir muilli, IT iii 101 § 181.
ro loiscsem bar n-átha . . . ro millsem bar muille, SG 247.37 .
do loisg átha ┐ muile, Celt. Rev. i 226.2 . atha ocus muillidh
Érenn, Acall. 7373. linfaidh muilidiu [muilli v.l.], ZCP ix 453.
252 . tri muilti arbha, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 19.13 ( Anal. Hib. 3 ). do
mheiledís a muiltibh é, Numb. xi 8. marcmuilenn .i. muilenn
imsai [sic MS.] ech, O'Mulc. 817.
Common in place-names, see Hog. Onom.