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muirn n f. muirn moirn, IGT Dec. § 14. Occas. spelt muirnn
(-nd): in LB often múirn.
(a) a loud confused or tumultuous sound , esp. that produced
by a multitude, armed host, combat, etc. atchuala H. m. ¤
70┐ sésilbi int ṡlóig, LL 243a30 (TTr.). ra chualatar muad-m. ¤ in
mórslúaig dochum in baile, CRR 53. ba hamnus m. ¤ ┐ sai toi
na curud . . . ic immditin a ngae ┐ a sciath, RC xii 98 § 131.
ro cluinset mu[i]rn in morshluaig, Aen. 1939. bui muirnn
occus seselbi isin cath . . . .i. buirfedach na fer, iachtad na
75miled, etc., Ériu viii 177.17 . ba hadbul m. ¤ ┐ sesilbe na
Rómanach oc tobach in chísa, LB 149a59 . rom-duiscther-sa
as mo chodlud imon mormuirn, Aen. 531. ro bai a mac alla
isna trachtaibh re med a muirni (of a combat), 993 . metighter
tairm tuinni . . . cosmaile na muirne . . . ┐ seselbe na sochaidhe,
80 TBC 5611 (St.). pl. atcluinti . . . geran na galgat ┐ cuadan na
curadh ┐ muirni na miled, CCath. 5945. Of natural sounds:
ind Etáil . . . muir a timchell cona m. ¤ , Rawl. 78b37 . co clos
a muirnd ┐ a ngair (of sea-waves), Aen. 229. tic in gæth . . .
cona siansan ┐ cona m. ¤ moir, 238 . tipra Chonnlai ba mór m. ¤
85`loud was its sound', Met. Dinds. iii 292.9 . m. ¤ gach lonnsrotha,
BNnÉ 148.14 . ra m. ¤ moir contuilim-si (of sound of a river),
Anecd. ii 23 § 4. Of music: m. ¤ na murduchand mara ` chant ',
Met. Dinds. iii 190.15 .
(b) met. a troop, band (of warriors): marcṡlóg na tuaithe
Tesaldai cenmothá mormúirnd na mílead Maicedondai, Alex.
5 302. co ros-laiset a saithe saiged . . . frisin múirnd moir
Maicedondai, 245 ; cf. 24 . m. ¤ .i. buidhean, O'Cl. muad-m. ¤ .i.
mórbuidhean, ib. (cf. CRR 53 cited above). Cf. also follg.:
cúic scéith, . . . cúic eich, cóic mná, mór a muirnn (of a tribute),
BR 128 z (= in ṁuirn BB). fichi cornn . . . fichi moghaidh,
10m. ¤ n-uabhair `a proud troop', 158.21 . an mhuirn . . . dá dtug
annsacht the folk whom he had loved, PBocht 121 § 20.
(c) high spirit, ardour, exuberant energy . ropo mór far m. ¤
'sin chath | i n-agid na Fomorach, TFerbe 615 (`Schaar' Wind.,
see b). nā bíd laech cen arm, | nā rop maeth a m. ¤ , LL 148b47
15= KMMisc. 270 § 49. ro choiscfind-sea co luath do muirnn
fora ta `I should soon have chastised him out of his present
ardour
', Aen. 1085. cét bliadhan damh fa m. ¤ | am' séghdha
hseabaic hsulghuirm (of Fintan mac Bochra), Anecd. i 28 § 27.
ba mor ar meisneach 's ar m. ¤ , Duan. Finn i 9.28 . ? mac
20Fiachuidh moir na muirne, LL 396.14 . m. ¤ ┐ menmanradh na
macraidhe, FM v 1278.2 . a muirnn, a misnec[h] ┐ a mileatacht,
MR 314.18 . As quasi-vn.: bheith ag m. ¤ dá múraibh `to be
exulting ', ML 78.18 .
(d) often of festive mirth, gaiety, jollity, sometimes passing
25into objective sense of conviviality, good cheer, etc. gáir
muirne is gáir meda, Met. Dinds. iv 368.16 . buí Eamhain lán
do mhuirn is do mheadhair, Content. xxviii 49. triath budh
mhór m. ¤ is meadhair, A. Ó Dálaigh lii 44. i dtigh Thaidhg ní
thraothfa ar m. ¤ , Gofraidh Fionn i 25 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ). docer
30do dán, a meic righ Raighne . . . caide na cuirnn no caidhi in
mh. ¤ | do bi cot' athair? ZCP xii 291.2 = Keat. iii 3423. ní
threceb mo thratha . . . for aba ḟledōil no múirne dímaínige
in domnáin, LB 273b69 . falchaid met bar muirni amuig | cen
chuimni fon ēc acuib the exuberance of your spirits shuts out
35the remembrance of death
, Arch. iii 239 § 24. ní fuil uasal
nó íseal | nach léir ina theach m. ¤ mhór | ima seach cuirm
is cómhól, MS. Mat. 564 y (poem by Cucoigriche Ó Cléirigh
† 1664). ní do mhúch m. ¤ na n-oireacht (of death of a chieftain),
Misc. Celt. Soc. 340.24 . truagh nach ránag eárr na haoise | sul
40dochonnarc do mhuirinn [leg. mhuirnn?] fá mhaoithe (to
Dún Iasc after the death of its lord), Keat. Poems 1486. tú
it'aonar . . . | anocht gan mhoirn gan mheadhair (to Dún na
nGall), Measgra Dánta 56.55 . Possibly also in follg.: roddet
mil, roddet crut[h]nec[h]t, | roddet muirn ic dainib de, |
45roddet cuirn, roddet cruithne `there was yielded affection in
people too
' (? the hearts of men were gladdened thereby), Ériu
viii 67.11 (poem attributed to Flann Fína † c. 704).
(e) favour, affection, esteem (late use): mairg mhellus m. ¤ in
tsaoghail `whom love of the world deceives', O'Gr. Cat. 357.19
50(poem by Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh † 1387; line 22 follg.:
flaithemnas mór ar muirn mbic suggests rather the sense d;
see quotation from same author given under that head). ní
bhi oirn . . . d'onoir acht moirn uaibh d' fhaghail to gain your
favour
, Ir. Texts ii 84 § 20. mairg darab soirbh an saoghal,
55a mhoirnd is mairg do ghébhadh, Carswell 246. d'énní dá
tucas mo thoil . . . nír dlígh mé méid mo muirni I should not
have given so much love
, O'Gr. Cat. 347.8. dlighter dō díograis
muirne `warmth of lovingkindness', 475.15 . drong ó bhfuighinn
. . . sgoth mhuirne ar ḟeadh m'aimsire `the choicest favor', TD
60 15.12 . an óige . . . biaidh sise fá mh. ¤ ag cách (youth) will be in
favour with all
, Measgra Dánta 72.10 = O'Gr. Cat. 523.21.
go raibhi duine uasal . . . fá mhúirnn mhóir agan rígh,
MacAingil 104.9 . méad na muirne do bhí ag Dia air the great-
ness of God's love for him
, TSh. 340. With obj. gen.: ná
65traothadh Dia a mhoirn mháthar `His mother-like love' (? His
love for His mother
), PBocht 11 § 24. do mhuirn dá mhac for
love of his son
, 47 § 7 . As quasi-vn.: ic m. ¤ ima mac fondling her
son
, RC v 199.4 . In concrete sense object of favour or love,
darling: Aodh mac C. . . . muirn ┐ ordan Dal cCais, FM ii
70864 z . trí buadha Breagh ┐ trí muirne Midhe (of persons),
ML 80.8 . Cf. muirnín.

? 2 muirn n sea: m. ¤ Giudan `sea of G.' (i.e. the Firth of Forth),
RC xxi 6 , see Reeves' Culdees, Trans. R.I.A. 1860 p. 124 ;
acc. to Rhys = W. merin Iodeo, from Lat. marina, RC xxi
759 n. 2 . eter Sliabh nOchel ┐ murn Guidan (leg. mur nG.), BB
214a22 = muir `sea', the -n has been wrongly transferred
from the follg. word.

1 muirnech o, ā. (cf. muirenn) adj. of uncertain meaning, used
as epithet of a `manaís' or broad-bladed spear. mánais
80murnech ina deiss, TBC 5403 (= muincech, TBC² 3304 ). fón
manaís murnig, 1286 . tiagam . . . bar ar mánaisib móra
murniucha, 3606 , cf. 3612 . tri mánaisi mára murnecha, LL
266b3 = MU 30.22 . do manaisibh murnec[h]aibh, CCath.
6020. manaois mórmhúirneach airgididhe, Todd Lect. iv
8574.22 . go manaoisibh móirleabhra muirneacha, Hugh Roe
214.4 (fo. 57a) . FM vi 2126.26 . Thurneysen associates with
this word the follg.: brat odar, muirnech (?) umi ina brot,
ZCP ix 191 § 3 (appar. a clasp or pin); the MS. reads mirnech
umhae, Ériu ii 33.4 .