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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 .

2 muirnech adj o, ā. (muirn).
5(a) in follg. exx. represents variously senses a, c, or d of
muirn; clamorous, tumultuous; spirited, mettlesome; animated,
joyous . fer mor m. ¤ boisterous (?), Anecd. i 65.1 (of a smith).
Cumscraid mormurnech `of the great hosts' (?), Ériu i 116 § 5.
gairguba ┐ golgairi . . . int ṡloigh mormuirnig ` tumultuous ',
10 Aen. 529. milid mera muirnecha merdana ` cheerful ', CCath.
5365. gasradh moirneach Mhoighe Rath `joyous warriors',
Content. xxx 24. dirim mór múirneach meirléimneach, Todd
Lect. iv 78.13 . adv. co muirneach mormenmnach `cheerfully
and spiritedly
', RC xxiii 400 § 5. Of things or places: ar Troe
15murnigh na maer, BB 52b21 . tarcasal mara muirnigh ` bois-
terous ', MR 288.5 . fosgadh a stuic mhúirnigh mhóir, Ériu i
100.3 . longes adbul-mor ba murnichi (murnige v.l.) nā gach
longes more numerous, better manned (?), Cog. 48.1 . longphort
leathanmhuirneach, ML 74.12 . an ciachbhrat . . . ciothmhuir-
20neach ` showery ' (of the sky), 102.27 . Of actions, combats, etc.,
prob. spirited, ardent, impetuous: rugastar . . . sitheadh mear
muirneach, ML 86.35 . ruathar ro-mhuirnioch rabharta, 114.3 .
an comhrac as mó ┐ as muirnighe, 114.27 .
(b) in follg. late exx. seems to mean dear, beloved: gadhar m. ¤
25`a pet dog', BCC 320.9 . a mheic mhuirnigh! PBocht 92 § 13.
senchaidh m. ¤ is maccaem, AU ii 504.16 . maide muirneach
mullaigh na míleadh (of a chief), Hackett xxxix 100. is nír
muirneach leis gan cleith é | d'easccaine ara bhraithre he
(Colum C.) did not like him (Mo Chuda) to curse his brethren,
30 BNnÉ 181.12 (the text seems corrupt, first line is hyper-
metric). Tender, affectionate: fa muirneach . . . oileamhain na
hingine, ML 38.19 . do hoileadh an mac go múirneach léi,
Eochairsg. 89.13 . an té dobheir a ṡearbhfóghantuigh suas go
muirneach, Prov. xxix 21.

35 3 muirnech n[f.] bent, sea-grass: in murain . . . .i. in m. ¤ cin
buain, Laws i 170.25 Comm. muirineach (muirneach) ` sea
matweed ', Hog. Luibh. muiríneach f., Dinneen . See muirin.

4 muirnech n ā, f., (muirn) the act of caressing: ro gab ic moirnig
ime ┐ ic slemnachad a findfaidh, D IV 2, 73vb4 . Cf. muir-
40neacht ` caressing, fondling ', Dinneen .

muirnige n[iā, f.] (abstr. of 2 muirnech?) ni ro ghebhtar ot'
mac cen (? cech) muirnighi, LL 386a10 (Timna Cathaír). ? dil
a maicne muirnighe, 386b18 .

muirnín n m. (1 muirn) a favourite, darling ; late word, used of
45either sex. gan mh. ¤ . . . gan muintir, RC xxiii 8.8 . múirnín mic
nó inghine, TSh. 8620. do labhair Rebeca rena múirnín mic her
favourite son
, Eochairsg. 60.13 . i ndóigh na ríoghachta do
rochtain da muirnín mic .i. Brian, Keat. ii 5771. saor . . . mo
mh. ¤ ó na leomhanuibh, Psa. xxxv 17. múirnin, seircin,
50aongrádh, Eg. Gl. 464. Common in mod. poetry, often =
` sweetheart '.

muirnínecht n f. the act of caressing, fondling: beithi a muir-
níneacht air a glúinibh ye shall be dandled upon her knees,
Isa. lxvi 12.

55 muirt n f. lees, dregs (coll., but also used in pl.). muirt moirt,
IGT Dec. § 14.18 . moirte, deasgadh `dregs, lees', Eg. Gl. 479.
gurb annamh fíon bhíos gan moirt, Dánta Grádha iii 10 (ed.
1916). atá sé 'na mhuirt mhéith (of ale), Measgra Dánta 8.23 .
do shuídhigh sé air a mhoirtibh he hath settled on his lees,
60 Jerem. xlviii 11. Refuse, mire: bealach . . . lán do mhuirt,
TSh. 10747. (Fig.) ó mhuirt na mímhéine, 5249 . do mhoirt
mhíchreidhimh, MacAingil 9.17 . m. ¤ ár n-orchra `the dead-
weight of my grief
', Ó Bruad. iii 202.4 .

? muirthend n[ā,f.] (compd. of muir + tend?) the expanse of the
65 sea (? a beach, strand): eich scuaibleabhra tar muirthind (i.e.
crested billows), ZCP x 339 § 16 ; seems = tar m. ¤ thind, but
metre requires a disyllabic ending.

muirtill adj heavy, sluggish: duine muirtill míothapaidh, TSh.
10388. ualach muirtil na beatha so, Imit. 125.3 . Cf. murtall
70` fatness, heaviness '; bó mhurtaill (mhuirtill) `a heavy cow',
Dinneen .

múisecda adj io, iā. musical: fogur mor-gothach muisecdha,
BNnÉ 235 § 155. sluaigh aingeal . . . go núallaibh múisecdha,
273 z . Also muísecda: ceol maeisecda, D IV 2, 41rb15 .

75 muisech n ill-temper, sulkiness? m. ¤ na mindaeine ac mall-
asgnám, Celt. Rev. ii 306.26 . Cf. mosach (muiseach) ` frown-
ing, grumpy ', Dinneen .

múisic (-a, -e) n(late Romance loan-word) music . gidh binn
liúte, gidh binn múisic, Timthiridh vi 38 § 19 . ba binne
80muisica a bfogur, Aisl. Tund. 115.6 . canntaireacht ┐ múissice,
Fl. Earls 182.1 . d'innstrumainntib muisice, 68.23 , cf. 44.10 .

múit adj i, (Lat. mūtus?) (a) dumb: mūit quasi mutus .i. amlabair,
Corm. Y 937. muid .i. balb, Lec. Gl. M 42. duine mut no got,
FM ii 636.4 . Cf. arna hanmandaib muididib (= pro mutis
85animalibus), ZCP xii 363.27 . ar na hanmunnuibh muitithib,
RC xlvi 226.20 .
(b) fig. backward, remiss: in fiallach is gér imna fiachaib ┐
ad muiti am tidnagail, H. 3.18 p. 284 ( O'C. 570 ), cf. 647 a
( O'C. 1449 ). See 2 mút.