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muirer n o, m., n s. mairer, LL 111a25 ( RC xiv 424.24 ). g s.
mairir, LL 258b43 ( TFerbe 784 ). muirear moirear, IGT Dec.
§ 11.33 .
85(a) a burden, charge, always of the care (of providing for) or
maintenance of a number of individuals (family, household,
company, troop, etc.), often with obj. gen. mét far ṅdolaid
┐ far murir dam, CRR 11. forra ro léc a m. ¤ iar sin .i. a biadh
┐ a édach, H. 3.17 c. 331 ( O'Don. 431 ). ba leor do Chondach-
taib beith fo ar m. ¤ the men of Connacht would have enough to do
5maintaining us
, Anecd. i 9.19 . ni ro gab acht oentech do
denam imme . . . ┐ bith fo muiriur o ṡamain co belltaine to be
maintained
, ib. 13 . níor mhuirear leis sluagh na bhFiann
(Finn) thought it no burden to maintain the host of the F., Oss.
iv 126.11 . rí mór leis naċh muirear | cuireadh slógh `not loth
10to invite the hosts
', PBocht 59 § 45. gur ghabh Mochuda
cúram ┐ muirear na lobhar, ITS xvi 132.21 . do dhíbirt na
bhfileadh . . . ara méid do mhuirear `because of their being so
great a burden
', Keat. iii 1222. In concrete sense of main-
tenance given, tribute, etc.: fichi cornn, fichi claidheamh, |
15fichi mílchon, is muirear (of a tribute), BR 158.20 (`it is a good
number
', O'Don., perh. = b).
(b) hence a number of individuals forming collectively a
charge to be maintained; a family, household, company, retinue .
gan mac, gan m. ¤ , BNnÉ 242.19 . mac Nesa miad mairir,
20 TFerbe 784 . mairer na mban `the company of the women',
Met. Dinds. iii 134.21 (= bantrocht, ib. lines 1 , 24 ). Mag nA.,
co muriur mag a populous plain, 330.1 . robdur imda a sluaigh.
. . . robdur mora a muirir, Ériu vii 242.16 . do bhí Cormac ar
na ríoghaibh . . . do ba mhó muirear ┐ muinntear `who kept
25the largest number of attendants and followers
', Keat. ii 4740.
brugh na muirear [murar MSS.], Hackett xxxix 226. Mac
Suibni . . . bud maith tech n-aighedh ┐ bud mór muirer `who
kept a good guest-house and a large retinue
', AU iii 554.19 =
ba mó m. ¤ ┐ merghasradh, FM v 1372.25 . fer muirer móir,
30 AU iii 566.23 . ar mhéid a mhuirir ┐ a mhuinntire (of Saladin),
TSh. 2816.
(c) rarely in physical sense, a burden, load: mar thug leis
muirear cuingreach don úir, TSh. 444 (= onus duorum bur-
donum de terra, 2 Kings v 17 ). do mhéid an mhuirir do bhí san
35bpeacadh dorinne Éabha, táinig a cromadh síos E. was bowed
down by the weight of the sin she had committed
, TSh. 2978 ;
cf. 228 .
Compds. in late poetic style in sense (c): manaois mhór . . .
mhuiriorthrom heavy to bear, Todd Lect. iv 78.17 . a ḟinne-
40bhean . . . na muirearfholt of heavy locks, Keat. Poems 973.

muirerach adj o, ā. (a) having a large family (household, retinue)
mo mac mínghar muirearach, LL 385b20 . ar Mhaodócc mín
m. ¤ (i.e. head of a large community), BNnÉ 225.14 . co Férna
moir muireraigh, 223 § 120b . tri meic 'con mnai muireraigh,
45 ZCP xiii 19.14 .
(b) burdensome, onerous: dobadh muirireach dhuinne re a
fhaisneis he, ITS xix 74.15 .

muiresc n f. (< muir-ṡesc, cf. sescenn) a low-lying coast-land,
a sea-board ; a name given to more than one stretch of coast
50in Ireland. morbrugi Erend .i. Brega Midi Muresc Murthemni,
FB 32. Esp. a maritime district in Co. Mayo (mod. barony of
Murrisk): hi Muirisc Aigli, hoc est campum inter mare et
Aigleum , Thes. ii 267.27 ( Ardm. 13b1 ) = Trip. 322.24 . i
mMuruisc, AU 602. a Muirisc, Ériu iv 96 § 24. a Muriusc [sic
55fcs.] na marcc | cosa thathig tond taeb[b]alc, LL 211b44 . g s.
Muirsce, AU 602 , 706 . Mursce, 682 , 734 . cath Cluana mín-
Murisce, LL 17a10 . Mag Mureisce, 211b48 . meicc Matæ
Murisce, CRR 5. Máta Murisc, TBC 55. trí Mane Murisce,
5908 . Mand Muresci, TBC² 2163. See murrasc.

60 muirfadach adj o, ā. (muir) marine: mecain mhuirfadacha na
mara, Ériu v 168.86 .

muirgein n[n.]a sea-birth, sea-child ; used as npr. both masc.
and fem. doratad ainm do Lí Ban iarna baisted .i. Murgen
.i. gein mara, LU 3060 ( SG 236 ). Muirgein, 3130 . gein in
65mara fā Muirgein, Fél. 52.36 . carais moéda Muirgein, Fél.
Jan. 27 ; expld. in p. 52 Comm. variously: moirgein .i. gein
in mara .i. ab Glinne Uisen . . . no Muirgein ingen Aedan . . .
no M. .i. Liban ingen Echach mic Muireda. g s. Murgeni ab-
Glinni Uissen, LL 356g29 .

70 muirgrian n m. (acc. to Meyer, Aisl. MC Gloss. , a compd. of
muir; by Windisch, TBC p. 378 n. 5 , taken as = múrgrian,
see 3 múr (a); see also 2 múr). Fine gravel or sand, used both
of surface soil and sea-bottom: atraachtatar . . . carrge ┐
táthlecca ┐ murgrian in talman aird i n-aird frisna rothaib,
75 TBC 2644 = muirgrian, St.; cf. TBC² 1989. cach ráma
dobermís i lLoch Lémnachta, co tochrad murgrian millsen for
uachtar `its sea-sand of cheese curds', Aisl. MC 85.25 , cf. 37.5 .
dar moirgrién milsein, 119.39 . co ttochradh a muirgrian
iochtarach for úachtar an mara, Leb. Gab. i 256.1 .

80 muirial n(< muir?) a quail: murial, gl. coturnix, Ml. 123c13 ,
orticometra (= ortygometra) 123c14 . g p. inna muiri[a]ll , gl.
coturnicum, 98a9 .

múirid xsee múraid.

muiride adj io, iā. (muir) belonging to the sea; marine, maritime .
85 muiride (gl. Thalassa, Acts xxvii 8 ), Thes. i 498.20 ( Ardm.
188b1 ); cf. [dé]muiride (gl. bithalassum, Acts xxvii 41), ib. 33 .
connici in n-acían muridi fuineta, LU 30 , cf. ZCP x 130.13 .
gabhait for imrum muiridi, RC xiv 44.5 . ro gabhsat for a sét
muiridhe, CCath. 1364. tromchoblach mór muride, CRR 10.
arin mblédmil muride, LL 217b2 ( TTr. 35 ). dorbsháile muride,
5 Alex. 658. turscair muiride, Fél. 50.20 . dea muiridi sea-gods ,
Aen. 2026. daíne muiridi seafarers , Mer. Uil. 218. ar in muin-
cinn muiridhe, BNnÉ 60.7 . tonn muiridhe, 6.26 .
As subst. io, m. a seafarer, mariner: mac in murigi icon muir,
Ériu ix 49.8 (mhoiridh, mhuirigh, muiridh v.l.). ? cach dán a
10duil[g]ine. cach murigi a meithi, Arch. iii 227.30 ; see ZCP
xvii 52 § 30. n p. murigi (one of the classes represented in the
Tech Midchuarta), LL 29b41 = mairig on the accompanying
plan, muirighi on the plan in YBL 418. g p. for teithead [in
cissa] na muiride .i. na Fomorach, Todd Nenn. 44.
15A variant form with non-palatal r is maraide, q.v.