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muir n i, n. and m., later also f. O.Ir. forms: n s. muir, Thes. ii
47.31 ( Philarg. 83 ). (with art.) a ṁmuir mbrígach, Fél. Ep. 30.
in muir , SR 287 , 3989 . a s. (with art.) issa mmuir , Thes. i
493.27 , 29 ( Tur. 131 ). g s. in moro , Ml. 81a4 , cf. 96c1 . mora,
30 Sg. 94a3 . Thes. ii 290.5 ( Sg. 112 ). AU 769. in mara , Gild.
Lor. 5. rith mara , SR 266. dochom maro , LU 5382 ( TBC²
906 ). fri more foimrim, IT ii1 182.2 ( YBL 116b47 ). a p. forsna
muire , Ml. 126a4 . tarsna mure , 122a3 . In Mid.Ir. n p. mara
(mora) is found. In later Mid.Ir. muir becomes fem. (already
35in LB 125b15 ; cf. also SR 287 : in muirlinn aili is i in muir , but
possibly the gender of the pron. is that of muirlinn); in
Mod.Ir. generally fem. (Keat.; but g s. an mhara , TSh. 103 ,
10260 ). moir muir (m., g s. mara), IGT Dec. § 41 ; (f., g s. muire,
mara) § 42 . In late lit. n -forms occur in oblique cases of pl.:
40 g p. na marann , RC xxiv 371.28 (n p. mara, ib.), 378.10 (Rennes
Tenga Bithnua). d p. marannaibh, ZCP vi 59.17 . Cf. torann-
fadach na muirinn ┐ na n-uiscedha ` seas ', RC xxviii 312 § 8
(but see muirenn).
The sea in wide sense, both of sea as opposed to land and
45of particular tracts of ocean with special designations, occas.
of inland seas; freq. used without art., esp. after prep. Gl.
mare, Ml. 62c2 , Gild. Lor. 5 , Ir. Gl. 860 ; aequor, Philarg. 83
( Thes. ii 47 , 362 ). muir i.e. a nomine mare (mara MS.), Corm.
Y 913. nem uasaind ┐ talam ísaind ┐ m. ¤ immaind immá
50cuard, TBC 4752. Dia . . . is e doroine nem ┐ talam ┐ m. ¤ , PH
989. for m. ¤ ┐ fairrge, 2080 . turcgeba in m. ¤ mormoṅgach, SR
8105. m. ¤ mílach, Fél. June 21 . in set dogabur itir nai tonna
┐ tir . . . in set dogabur arin m. ¤ mor the high sea, Laws v
326.5 . i n-inis mara, IT i 75.4 . longa in mara, PH 7024. do
55treabaidh ais na muire `the back of the seas' (? sea), Leb.
Gab. i 36.11 . tonn fuar na muire mairbhe, Aisl. Tund. 104.8 .
metither ra Fomóir na ra fer mara, TBC 3805 (the last four
words are a gloss; merman? pirate?). i llán mara in the full
tide
, AU 769. in lān mara, Fl. Earls 20.17 . Cog. 190.20 . muc
60mara a porpoise (see muc). do m. ¤ by (on) land: do m. ¤ is do
t[h]ír, BColm. 102.10 . CCath. 2675. ac indrudh Muman do
m. ¤ ┐ do thir, RC xviii 49.24 (Tig.). pl. in distrib. sense: mara
móra co n-ainbthinib, FA 30 = marai LB. ru reset inna
muire ┐ inna locha, AU 821. fo lochaib ┐ lindaib ┐ muirib,
65 Laws i 72.8 . tre ilmuire, Aen. 331.
Of particular seas: tri m. ¤ robur the Red Sea , Ml. 82c8 , cf.
96c1 . See robur. Also called m. ¤ ruad, PH 2823 (see ruad).
muir Caisp the Caspian Sea , Leb. Gab. i 16.19 . m. ¤ n-Ichtt, IT
i 39.18 (= mare Vectis, the English Channel ). dar m. ¤ Torrian
70 the Tyrrhene (Mediterranean) Sea , PH 570. i n-innsib Mara
Torrian, Hy. ii 11. otha m. ¤ Terren aniar conice m. ¤ mairb
from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea, LB 125b14 . muir
marb, 159a19 . isna crichaib borethaib i leith re muir tēcht
the frozen (hyperborean) Sea, BB 492a13 (= tēchtmuir, Alex.
75 437 ); 487b9 . in Mhuir Técht the Dead Sea , Maund. 92. risin
m. ¤ tentide bo deis the fiery (torrid) sea (southern boundary
of inhabited earth), BB 487b12 . for imlib mara Tibir the sea
of Tiberias
, LB 118b51 . i mm. ¤ Thibriatis, PH 6716. an m. ¤
Ponteca (= mare Ponticum), Auraic. 3343.
80Transf. and fig.: m. ¤ tened, FA 25. is m. ¤ dar crichu a sea
overflowing boundaries
(of an invincible enemy), TBC 5395.
is m. ¤ dar múru, 5277 = is tond romara, TBC² 3214. bud m. ¤
conbaidfea duib-si in buden sain a sea that will drown (you),
5578 . ? iarna sáethur gair-som | it é cen aes muir-som (mair-
85sium, mairson v.l.), Fél. Prol. 60 = it é muir-som cen aes they
are a sea without age
(cf. ler slúagdae, March 21 ), Thurneysen.
m. ¤ téachta déar d'fhuil, Ir. Monthly 1929, 596.32 . an mhuir-
se na mailíse, TSh. 2068.
Compds. Before a non-palatal consonant in the second
component muir- becomes mur- in Mid.Ir. and many stable
5compds. are treated separately under mur-.
A. With subst.: ¤ ág(a)e m. sea-beach, coast (? sea-dyke)? d s.
din muirágu , Thes. i 498.25 ( Ardm. 188b1 ), gl. de assole vel de
Asson ( Acts xxvii. 13 ). A compd. of áge `pillar, prop'? ¤ bolc
(bolg) m. `a sea bag', inlet of the sea (see ZCP xi 192 , xii 305 ).
10As n.l.: in Muirbulc mar, Thes. i 280.42 (d s.). a mMurbulg,
ZCP viii 218.5 . Dal Riati in Muirbuilgg, AU 730 (g s.). ac
carraig Murbuilg, CRR 9. ¤ bran m. a cormorant: gl. merges
(= mergus), Sg. 55b9 . ¤ breth f. a sea-judgement; (in pl.), mari-
time law . pl. muirbretha , Laws i 182.1 . diles i muirbrethaib,
15 iii 422.1 . i murbrethaib, H. 3.17 c. 656 ( O'Don. 925 ). isna
Muirbrethaib (name of a legal tract?), Corm. Y 539. ¤ cengal
m. ` sea-bond '; transf. of a chieftain a sea-compeller, sea-ruler?
Muirceangal ua Domain Nuaill (.i. Maghnus o Domhnaill),
ZCP v 486 § 10 (B. na f.). ¤ coblach m. a sea-fleet; a naval
20 expedition . muirchoblach, LU 9801 ( RC vi 165.22 ). tánic
Nemed . . . a murchoblach cetheora barca .xxx., LU 1277 ( Im.
Brain ii 288 ). i mbraine muircoblaig, O'Mulc. 292. i mur-
choblaigib in fleets , Trip. 206.1 . fo clú . . . an murchoblaigh
sin Golaim sea expedition, Leb. Gab. i 232.8 . murchoblach la
25Colman . . . hi Soil ┐ i nIle, FM i 204.7 . ¤ comrac m. a sea-fight:
tíagait do muirchomruc forsind [ḟ]airrce, BDD 45. mur-
comrac forsin fairrgi etir Gallu ┐ Niall, RC xvii 361.15 (Tig.),
cf. FM ii 804.5 . ¤ fecht a naval expedition or hosting: muirḟecht
secht fichet long di muinntir righ Gall, AU 848 = muir-
30fheacht, FM i 476.19 . See muiriucht. ¤ fiach m. a sea-raven:
i ndeilb muirfeich mair, Im. Brain ii 291 (Laud) = i ndeilb
segi mori .i. murrech, LU 1323. segha .i. muiriach (nó muir-
rech) mor, Im. Brain ii 291 n. 3 . ¤ gabál f. sea-faring (? coast-
ing): gach port i tigeadh Ith i nErinn iar murghabhail na ntír
35i raibhe, BB 38b3 . ¤ gabul m. an inlet of the sea. n p. muir-
gobuil, Ml. 45d12 . Of a river: scailed murgabla srotha Ligir
`letting out an inlet of the river Loire', RC xv 434 ( Dinds. 43 ) =
scaíled in murgabuil múaid | cos'tathig Ligir londglúair, Met.
Dinds. iii 194.9 . iar tuaslucud in murgabail i Torinis glain i
40tírib Fraṅc, LL 159b30 . ¤ gae a sea-spear, harpoon: murgha,
Lism. L. 1640. ¤ galar m. sea-sickness: eabur re ndol ar fairrge
. . . ┐ ni dén murgalar olc dhó, R.I.A. 23 K 42, 325.2 . ¤ geilt m.
` a sea-lunatic'; a sea-fugitive or wanderer, term applied to the
mermaid Lí Ban . Muirgeilt .i. geilt in mara, LU 3130. murgeilt,
45 3043 . murgelt, 3022 ( SG 235.28 ). in hoc anno capta est in
Muirgelt for Tracht Ollarba . . . .i. Airiu ingen Eachach maic
Muiredha, RC xvii 147.4 (Tig.) = in muirgheilt, AU 571 = an
muirgelt .i. Liban, FM i 200.10 . ¤ geintlecht f. sea-sorcery, sea-
magic: muirgheintleacht, Keat. Poems 695. ¤ iasc m. sea-
50fish: tóla muiréisc maigrig, Met. Dinds. iii 426.9 . ¤ inis f. a
sea-island , Laws iv 6.10 . ¤ lán f. full tide: antí riasa ttraighedh
an mhuirlán, ZCP x 4.8 . ¤ linn f. sea-pool , poetic term for sea.
ri dorigni muirlinn māir | os an ḟirmimint imṡlain, | in muirlinn
aili is i in muir, SR 285 - 7 (see Gen. i 7 ). do mhuirlinn mara, Leb.
55Gab. i 128.4 . ag muirlinn mhóir Chinn Mhaghair, Duan. Finn i
32.18 . Muirtheimhne ón muirlinn, Keat. ii 1225 (poem). ¤ loch
a lagoon, salt-marsh: isin muirloch, gl. in salsuginem, Thes. i 6.8
(Southamp. Psalter). os murloch, Acall. 5924 n . ¤ luachair f.
sea reeds, sedge: firluachair ┐ murl., Laws i 172.16 Comm.
60 ¤ mag n. a sea-plain, salt marsh (?): im rasas do murmaige `for
the crop
(? cropping) of thy sea-march', Laws i 166.27 . ¤ mesóc
f.: ro gabsad muirmesoga mora do lar `great sea-acorns', RC
xxvi 160 § 48. ¤ míl m. a sea animal, fish: g s. eithre muirmhil ,
Lism. L. 2223. lomnan magair is muirmhil, Ir. Texts ii 19 § 23.
65 plag arna muirmilaib, BB 388b36 . As collective: amhlaid bit
an muirmil hisin, Leb. Gab. i 204.20 (of mermaids). ¤ técht:
da ttí don leth thuaidhe, doghébha [m]uirtheucht cona ton-
naibh ` rough sea ', ITS v 118.26 . muirtheucht, 120.9 . muir-
teachd ` unnavigable seas ', O'R. Seems intended for: muir
70técht a congealed (i.e. frozen) sea (for m. ¤ Técht as n. l. see
muir). Cf. muir théacht `a viscid sea ', ITS xxiv 20.27 ; air muir
dtéachtuidh, 126.3 . ¤ torad m. sea-produce: mess ┐ claiss ┐
muirthorud, LU 10116 = murtorad ZCP iii 229 § 1. a mes
┐ a murthorad . . . inna hindsi, Ériu iv 128 § 8. ag buain na
75femnuige ┐ in murthoraid olchena, Corm. Y 1059 (p. 92.19) .
do tochaitheamh . . . mesa ┐ murtoraidh Erenn, Leb. Gab. i
26.16 . murthoradh .i. toradh mara, O'Cl. ¤ trácht m. sea-
strand: murthracht, ZCP x 343.17 . dar muncind in múr-
tráchta, Aisl. MC 37.3 . ¤ tráig f. strand, beach: in murtraig,
80 Lism. L. 1946. Occas. also in adjs. formed from nouns: eass
. . . maigrech murbiastach ` sea-monsterful ', MR 104.13 . anfadh
mara murbradanaigh, IT iii 71.6 = mulbratanaigh ib. 3 ; `des
seefischreichen Meeres
', Bruchst. i § 34 .
B. Muir enters into composition of proper names: ¤ bran
85` sea-raven ', ZCP viii 328.20 . ¤ chú ` sea-dog '; name of bio-
grapher of St. Patrick, RC xxvi 366. Muirchiu (sic), AU 827.
g s. Murcon , AU 735. ¤ mid: g s. Muirmhedho , AU 797.
With adj.: Muirchertach, AU 527 , 926 (Muircertach). ¤ gel
(npr. f.?): Muirgel Manann, IT iii 34 § 9. co Muirgil, ib. Cf.
also Murchad (m. ¤ +cath).