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1 múr n o,m., (Lat.murus) orig.neut.?cf. n s. múrn-álainn,
Sitzungsb. der Preuss. Adad. v 92 § 10 (quoted below).n du.
damurde[e]c, SR 397. a p. múru, 8048 .múra, 8078 .g p. inna
múr , Ml. 118d20 .n p. múrthaoccurs in late MSS.
30(a)awallorrampart , generally one constructed of earth or
stone surrounding a building, fort or town.mur, gl.murus,
Ir. Gl. 476. mur do chria[i]d, SR 395. mur .i. mō a úr .i. a
talam(i.e.an earthen wall), Corm. Y 910. no chlaided na
muru, FB 70. sé troigthe i n-airdi na clasach ┐ i n-airde in
35muir as a cind(of the dyke thrown up by digging a trench),
Laws iv 76.10 Comm. dún . . . ┐ m. ¤ gel ard im sodain, RC ix
476.3 ( LU 1700 ).for m. ¤ dron dúne Delga, Met. Dinds. iii 256.2 .
o mur Eamhna, ZCP viii 219 § 14. for mur Hierusalem(gl.
in muro), Ml. 33d21 .secht múir na cathrach, PH 8014. secht
40murtha daingne ina hurtimcill do ballaibh cloch`fortifications
of stone walls
', ZCP vi 284.12 .doradadh m. ¤ tar grian an
bhaile lá Gearaltachaibh`the Geraldines levelled the wall of the
town
', FM v 1722.12 , where we should perh. read:an baile,
and takem. ¤ tar g.as anadverbialphrase (possibly in sense
45 3 múr) =the town was demolished.
By extension of anembankmentof earth and stones built
over burial-chambers(see Met. Dinds. iv 416 ad103 ):múr
Tailten . . . in' rohadnacht ilar mban, Met. Dinds. iv 154.101 .
cnuicc for allmarchaib ánaib | ocus múir for mórphlágaib
50`walls built over the dead of great plagues', 152.100 ; quoted TSh.
5771. Cf. tri maic Echach . . . atáit it' múr(of burial rath
of Cruachan), LU 2820 = RC xvii 281.
(b) extensions of lit. meaning:maidid for Lagnib co turgab-
sat múr derg fri Ulto. ár ba geis do Ultaib dul dar m. ¤ ṅderg,
55 LL 115b39 ( RC viii 56.12 ); prob. a technical term,cf. ro
tocbaisit Fir Ol nEgmacht mur derg ind agaid Ulad, Ériu
viii 179.1 .Ofheapsofslain: concichre C. cethri múru móra
de chollaib doene immon cath sechtair, TBC 5585. ro airgis
a ndún . . . tugais é fa mur tineadh`a wall of fire', Cog. 80.26 .
60Of water:mura na muir (leg.muire?) . . . batar dia ndeis is dia
cli(of Israelites passing through the Red Sea), RC xxxvii 347
§ 46 .tainic an lán mara 'na múraibh . . . gach taoibh, BNnÉ
209 § 63. Ofconfinesof thesea: in muir . . . tēt dara muru
mōra, SR 8048. an muir . . . do dhul dara múruibh amach, RC
65 xxviii 312 § 7. Cf. is muir dar múru(of an overwhelming foe),
TBC 5277 ; 5558 (mura).ro soiset . . . co mara muru(i.e.as
far as the sea), ZCP xiii 14.22 .co mara mur, Anecd. ii 8.9 .in
fuicēb oc mara mūr | slicht mo dā glūn isin trācht? ZCP x
46.4 .mo brogad for mara mūr(i.e.on the ocean), 45.16 .
70 Loch Muinremair múir mellaig`of the pleasant wall' (i.e.
shore), Leb. Gab. i 100.5 =múr mellaig, LL 7a6 .ōs mūr
talman tinn, ZCP vi 271 § 3 , wherem. ¤ seems used likedruim
`ridge' = surface .
Fig. aprotection,safeguard: m. ¤ trén . . . fri doíni, fri demnai
75(of a martyrology), Fél. Ep. 151. Mathae m. ¤ trén toídlech, ib.
Sept. 21 ;cf. Sept. 15 , Jan. 24. mūr n-ālainn ar ḟōir ēccrat(of
a chieftain), Sitzungsb. der Preuss. Akad. v 98 § 10. ba m. ¤
cach mire in mór-Dond`a fortress against frenzy', Met. Dinds.
iii 372.
80(c)transf. of place enclosed by awall,dwelling,fort,keep,
etc., common in late poetry of acastleormansion .ra béim
it' m. ¤ os gréin glain(of heaven), LL 145a51 .deoch mhilis an
mhúir neamhdha, PBocht 118 § 45. m. ¤ Muire, Ir. Monthly
1929, 212.23 .fer aen-cleithe cona mur`with his house', Laws
85 iv 350.14 .Ollamh Fódla . . . dorinne m. ¤ na n-ollmhan` hall ',
Keat. ii 2063 (poem).múr d'ollamhnaibh innse Fáil leis do
tógbhadh, Content. xxx 13. i m. ¤ Mainisthrech Esa Ruaidh,
AU iii 326.22 .atbail [Ollamh Fódla] ina mhúr budhen i
Temhraigh, FM i 52.19 .an m. ¤ . . . | 'na gcluininn gáir chrot is
chliar(of a ruined mansion), Measgra Dánta 57.17 = KMMisc.
5 50.5 (early 17th cent.).ag biathadh truagh is tárnocht | it'
mhúr sriobhghlan, Maguires of F. 62.3 .i maigh nó i m. ¤ afield
or at home
TSh. 1175.
Compds. ¤ clad m. anearthen dykeorrampart: ni tarla
mūrchlad a mūir | dar dūil mar Dunchad the dyke of its
10(Ardmacha's) rampart never closed over a being like D., Bruchst.
i § 146 = ZCP iii 36.7 , FM ii 720.20 .ro gab P. . . . for métu-
gudh na murchlodh, TTr.² 1243. ¤ longport m.:co ṅder[n]sat
[na slóig] murlongporta mora dib imon cat[h]raig(i.e.en-
camped round the walls), LB 154a28 . ¤ mag:a mhúrmhagh
15Luighdheach castled(?)plain (of Ireland), Keat. Poems 1370.
With adj.: ?dos mūr-ālaind(of a great tree), ZCP v 22 § 7
(perh.fig.use). With vn.:dréimire . . . re múirlingeadh ar
neamh for scaling Heaven's wall, TSh. 10818.
See also2and3 múr.

20 2 múr n abundance?The meaning is doubtful and may be a
conjecture of early glossators; Calder, Aen. Vocab. p. 222
gives sense ` sand,dust,drift ' to some of the follg. exx.;cf.
Dinneen:múr (m.) `acloudofdust,etc., ashower,spindrift;
abundance(esp. inpl.); m. ¤ báistighe a heavy local shower',
25 múr`adark cloud, aheavy shower threatening ', Arch. i 156
(`Spoken Gaelic of Aran and Meath'). Stokes, Met. Gl. p. 97
suggests cognate with Gk.μυρίος,cf.W.myrdd(?).
mur .i. imat, Corm. Y 905. mur imbad, Corm. p. 20 s.v.
fogamur.Dia mor mo anacol de mur teintide . . . .i. Dia mór
30dom anacol ar imbed in tened, RC xx 154 § 4 ( ACC 4 =de
múr theindtide, LU 502 ); `the fiery abundance', Stokes; `fiery
drift
', Calder; possibly afig.use of1 múr,m. ¤ teintide= Hell.
múr .i. immedut dicitur: Múr ainm d'imbed tall 'sind recht, ib.
Comm. mur [múrv.l.] iomad thall isin recht, For. Foc. 50.
35 ciarbu tholgdae rígain | Phelait a múr chlúime, Fél. Prol. 126
=a mmuir (no a múr) chlaine, Laud;a muir chlúime, LB;
`though haughty was Pilate's queen out of abundance of down',
Stokes; `drift of down' Calder. Ifmúrbe the right reading, it
may bear the sense of1 múr(= dwelling, house); there may
40be a contrast implied between `múr' and `loc', 128 , `dún', 130 .
mur .i. imad. mar .i. uasal. múr marbriatharCormaic . . .
.i. is ard uasal ré tiachtain tairsi in breth ruc Cormac. no
issed só ata do reir imaid briathar mor Cormaic, O'Dav. 1229 ;
the first explanation suggests afig.use of1 múr. ?ní mé
45m'aonor i mmúr thol | docoid fordal i ndáil ban`'tis not I
alone who in the fullness of desire have gone astray
', Fian. 10 § 5.
?a mind óir ar mairgi mur`golden crown to be sorrowfully
regretted
' (?), FM ii 602.10 (elegy on death of Maenach abbot
of Bennchuir);cf. 4 múr. ? compd.gur fágaib in t-isdadh ina
50mhúraib maoldubha ar múrloscadh a mhor-Gall ina mhedón
`its English charred within them', Caithr. Thoirdh. 26.27 .
This word may possibly be the first component in several
words beginning withmur-, seemurgrian,-luaith,-thonn,
-thrétbelow.

55 3 múr n[m.] other doubtful meanings.
(a) mire ; acc. to Stokes, ZCP iii 470 , a loan-word from O.N.
mýrr`slime' or A.S.mýre, in the follg. exx.:concicher ar m. ¤ is
ar ṅgrian | in trícha sin fer Galian, TBC 526 =ar ūir is ar
grian, St., Add.cotomelad [= cotob-méla] ar mur [múrLU]
60┐ grian, TBC² 1077. In both cases edd. suggest reading `úir',
an emendation supported by the parallel in LU 8700 ( FB 52 ):
coto[n]méla-ni in fer sin . . . ar úir ┐ grian,Cf. FM v 1722.12
quoted under1 múr (a).
(b) ` sand-bank,shoal ', Calder, Aen. Vocab. p. 222 :ro gabsat
65co mur and, co nus-rucc neart imruma ┐ seolta estib`ran
aground
', Aen. 139 ; of Trojan ships passing between Scylla
and Charybdis. The quotation is a summary of Virg. Aen.
iii 563 - 9 :laevam cuncta cohors remis ventisque petivit . . .
Cyclopum adlabimur oris; perhapsro gabsat co mur=they
70made for the coast
(of Sicily on the left),cf. 1 múr (b).feib
dosfuc for cúl . . . | ós cach múr cona mōrless, SR 3530 ; of
God bringing back the sons of Jacob from Egypt; `shoal'
Calder, but the journey was by land; the follg.mór-less(cf.
5010 ) suggests1 múrin sense ofwallorcityorfig. barrier,
75obstacle
.

? 4 múr n f. sneachta na mure`the snow of the destruction', AU ii
196.10 (=s. na nemi, Ann. Boyle, AU ii 197 n .); ` drifting
snow ', Calder, Aen. Vocab. 222 (see2 múr).múr m. ¤ ` sorrow,
grief,affliction ', O'R. See also FM ii 602.10 quoted under2 múr.

80 murach n ā,f., shell-fish? métithir tulaig . . . | do muraig do
mór-ḟemnaig, Met. Dinds. iii 192.28 (mauraich,muirig v.l.;
with lattercf. 3 muirech).Cf. murach,-aigh,-aighe` murexor
purple-fish ', Coneys ;murac m., O'R. (< Lat.murex?).

1 múrach adj o, ā(1 múr) possessing wallsorfortifications: do bhí
85sé m. ¤ túrach tíreach(of a chieftain), Hackett xxxix 160 ( Keat.
Poems 792 ).