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1 muinchorach I Adj. o,ā. that wears a collar or necklet (acc.
to Meyer, Bruchst. i § 38 < muin-chor `neck-bond, necklet'): a
mind marcsluaig munchoraig, IT iii 11 § 15 = Bruchst. i § 38 .
II Subst. o, n. a necklet: muinchorach n-argaid im chec[h]tar
5n-āi, TBC² 2804 = munchobrach, TBC 4326.

2 muinchorach adj o, ā. legal term of uncertain meaning. ma tir
munchoraig .i. is muin do nech frisi-cuirethar cor, H. 3.18
p. 388b ( O'C. 859 ). ? g s f. horba mathar muncoirche .i. in
ferann arar meisem corach a main a mathair, `the land to
10which claim is estimated from the wealth of the mother
', Laws iv
46.1 , cf. 44.5 . Cf. orba mathar muinchoirte, H. 3.17 c. 563 - 4
( O'Don. 785 ) = o.m. murchurthe, 322 ( O'Don. 421 ). arnām-
derustar do erriug a mmathar muinchoirchę miairlichę,
Anecd. iii 29.3 ; acc. to Meyer, Bruchst. i § 38 , that I may not be
15injured by the extortions of their deceived and ill-advised mother
,
a compd. of 3 muin and corach < cor `contract'. Acc. to
Studies in Early Irish Law, pp. 151 - 2 , muinchorach is a compd.
of moin, main `service', and cor `contract' and the citation
from Laws iv 46.1 above is transld. `the land of a woman who
20has contracted for service
'.
Cf. mescoirche.

muinde adj io, iā (1 muin) pertaining to the neck: (as neut. subst.)
a mmuinde , gl. collarium Sg. 35a6 .

1 muine n io, m., (by Loth, RC xii 206 , xxxvii 315 , equated with
25W. Mynyw = St. David's, Lat. Menevia, called in Irish Cell
Muini). d s. muiniu, Trip. 182.11 . n p. muni, LL 265a25 ( MU
22.22 ). muineda, Laws iii 224.20 . A brake or thicket, generally
applied to thorn-brakes or bushes, occas. of groves of trees.
múine, gl. rubus, Ir. Gl. 585. atchí in munní for lassad . . . ni
30loisced in teni in muine, LB 29b12 ( IT i 21.31 ), cf. Lat. Lives
18 ( = L. rubus of Lat. text) and Hy. ii 48. i muiniu draigin,
Trip. 182.11 . i mmedón muine draigin, LL 283b40 . i muine
dresa, Lism. L. 2607. glascach muine luachra, RC xxv 35 § 10.
gráinne buidhe . . . fa bun muine ḟochuinn úir, IGT Dec. ex.
35397 = m. ¤ ḟochaim, KMMisc. 272 § 27. im m. ¤ ṡailech a willow-
grove , AU ii 156.21 . Mag nA. fo mess muine `laden with black-
berries
', Met. Dinds. iii 450.5 . mune i mbi sug slanbech a brake
where bees find honey
(of a person), Arch. iii 306 § 13. muinedha
lán do smeraibh ┐ d'airnedhaib, KMMisc. 317.8 . cnu beo
40mogail ar muini, Arch. iii 246 § 36. ag fiadhach i muinidhibh
nó i gcoilltibh, Keat. ii 2259. Fig. of an armed band: ba
uathmar urgránni in muini rúad[d]erg co n-idnu chatha, LL
237a31 ( TTr. 1503 ). cend a muine . . . cend fo m. ¤ `head in bush
. . . head under bush
' (varieties of cryptic Ogham), Auraic.
45 5810 , 5817 . Of a thicket as affording shelter or secrecy: Hu[i]
Néill uile ar cúl Coluim | ni scáth muni it is not the shelter of
a brake
(i.e. it is no insecure shelter), LL 367 marg. inf. ( Arch.
Hib. i 361 ). ar sccáth muine, FM vi 2196.15 . drochben dia
imdergad i claidib ┐ munib i ndáil gilla, RC xiii 381.14 . ben
50ara-dala fer cuice i m. ¤ , Laws v 272.8 . merdrech m. ¤ `a bush-
strumpet ', 176.4 . mac muini a bastard , Triads 152. Laws v
452.16 . mac moíni, LL 287b18 . Hence fig. a protection,
shelter: ní ba m. ¤ debtha (i.e. a fosterer of strife), Tec. Corm.
§ 19.20 . baí ina uaimh lattronn ┐ ina mh. ¤ meirle, FM vi
552106.21 . Cf. m. ¤ a munio .i. daingnighim, Corm. Y 923.
In n. l.: Muinæ Buachaele ` Cowherds' Brake ', Thes. ii 239.13
( Ardm. 17b1 ). Cell Muini St. David's (Menevia): ó Chill Muine
a móir-Bretnaib, BNnÉ 223 z . Dauid Cille Muine, 14 § 17 ;
208.3 . Cf. also Liathmuine, Lindmuine.

60 2 muine n`the lard which lines the intestines of a pig ', O'Curry
(quoted in Wind. Wörterb.). cusin tóin .i. coelan na geraine
nó muine (gl. cum bucliamine), Gild. Lor. 224. muin `fat
adhering to the entrails of an animal
', Highl. Soc. Dict.

1 muinech adj o, ā. (1 muine) abounding in brakes or scrub ? Áth
65Mothair muinig, Met. Dinds. iii 308.58 = A. Mothor muinich,
LL 199a17 .

2 muinech n o, m., (1 muine) a thorn-brake; thorns (coll.). do
éirghe an muineach suas, Matth. xiii 7. muineach, dos, deilge
`thorns', Eg. Gl. 484. ? láimh re muinchibh [muincibh v.l.] na
70mórṡroth ` surface (?)', TD 20.36 ; quoted by P. O'C. as pl. of
muineach `a back or hill, a ridge or wave ' ( = coils, convolutions,
windings from muince `collar'?). See TD ii 261 (note ad loc.).

muinechad xsee muinigid.

muinecht n ā, f., love, affection ? gnāsa míne muineachta `feines
75Zusammenleben in Liebe
(?)', ZCP xiii 278.11 .

muinél n o, m., (1 muin) muinél (g s. -iúil, -íl, -éil, -él), IGT Dec.
§ 77.
(a) the neck (of men or animals, usually the former). múinel
(sic MS.), gl. collum, Ir. Gl. 744. don muineol, gl. collo, Gild.
80Lor. 137. muinel, Corm. Y 899. ba crom a muinél, Arch. iii
225 z . cet muinel furri ┐ cét cend for cach muineol, LU 2429
( RC iv 252 § 20 ). tri cind fora cael-muneol, RC vii 298.126 .
tairnid . . . in mbial fora munél, FB 78 ( LU 9031 ). for cóich a
munéoil the nape of his neck, TBC 2599. co tall in cend i
85comarda a muniuil de, RC xiv 410.4 ( LL 109a12 ). memsite
muineoil , TBC² 3087 (n p.). is aice toísech tucad cuing for
muinélaib dam, LU 10819. ar mhín a mhuinéil the smooth of
his neck
, Gen. xxvii 16. tug tú dhamh muinéil mo námhad,
2 Sam. xxii 41.
(b) of things, neck, narrow part: ra chuaid Molling reme i
5mmuneal Findmaige, RC xiii 104 § 134. muinél an lésa
(= collum vesicae), O'Gr. Cat. 270 z ; 271.4 . a muinéal a
shúiste in the neck of his flail, Pairl. Chl. Tom. 555 ( Gadelica
i 127 ). Of a river: lām re m. ¤ Moghairne, Ir. Texts ii 9 § 22.