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murchat n m. (muir?) a sea-cat? m. ¤ mor . . . amail og-dam iarna
ḟorbairt do iasc, Lism. L. 3793 , cf. BNnÉ 77 § 145. co nduatar
na murchata he, Lism. L. 3752.

murchorthach adj o, ā. (<murchuirthe) as subst. one coming from
overseas: amal betis murchortaig hi bāirc, ZCP viii 308.19 .

5 murchrann n m. (muir + crann?) a mast: murcrann .i. seolchrann
no crann giuis, O'Dav. 1253.

murchrech xsee muirchrech.

murchuirthe (-choirthe) adj io, iā. (muir + part. of cuirithir) lit.
`that which is sent or thrown up by the sea ', hence (a) one
10 come overseas, a foreigner , oft. distinguished from a `deoraid'
= one of a different territory or tribe: as murchorta m'athair
┐ me fein, YBL 140a34 . do fir taistil .i. do muirchuirti, Laws i
156.30 . eiric tar cend murcuirthi, v 182.9 . mac murcuirthe
.i. mac eissidhe beres bean don ḟine d'Albanach (i.e. the son
15of an Irish mother and a Scotch father, a definition too
restricted), iv 290.6 Comm. a ndeoraid ┐ a murcairthe, iii
16.29 Comm. is iad na murcairthe, na daine saera ┐ a cinel
tar muir, H. 3.18 p. 119 ( O'C. 223 ). na deoraide ┐ na mur-
curthaidhe , Eg. 88, fo. 32c ( O'C. 2415 ), perh. meant for pl. of
20 murchortach. trian lōige eneach caich dia murchur[th]u .i.
. . . do daer tairis (tairisi v.l.) . . . cethraime do daer erendach,
Irisches Recht 39 . See ib. 7 ; 72 ; Cóic Con. Fug. 65 § 15 ; Stud.
in E. Ir. Law 243.
(b) property cast up by sea, flotsam ; do murchorta , Laws ii
25104.8 (d s.). muirbretha (.i. im caithim tascair do tuinde .i. na
muirchoirthe), i 182.1 , 9 . murchuirthe [murchortha, -thorad
v.l.] dílse `forfeiture of sea-waifs' (lit. sea-waifs forfeited), Tec.
Corm. § 1.27 .

múrdae adj io, iā. (1 múr) having walls, walled: múrdai, gl. muratas,
30 Ml. 140d2 .

murdraigen n name of a plant, hemp agrimony ? RC ix 237.170 .
murbdroigen, Arch. i 326.3 . marbhdhraighean ` agrimony,
water-hemp ', Hog. Luibh. mordairgin ` great germander ',
Rosa Ang. 260.13 . See madrogen.

35 murdúchu n n, f., also murdúchann (treated as o-st., form per-
haps due to association with duchann `lay') a mermaid. a s.
don mhurdhúchuinn , IGT Dec. ex. 433. Mod.Ir. murdhuach,
muirdhiúch, murdhúchann, Dinneen . muruchu (leg. -duchu),
gl. siren, Ir. Gl. 1020. is é Cacher druí dorat in leges dóib dia
40mboí in murdúchand oca medrad, LL 3a2 , cf. ar medhradh na
murduchann, Leb. Gab. i 204.19 (of same incident). muir-
duchonn [sic leg.] do ghabail d'iasgairibh Coradh L., AU ii
98.21 = murdhuchann, FM ii 1006.14 . co cuala . . . dord na
murdúchand di Muir Icht, LL 169a14 (g s. or g p.?). muirn na
45 murduchand mara, Met. Dinds. iii 190.15 (g p.). co nach
cualadar san enni acht imall [leg. nuall] . . . na mardhucann ,
CF 40. na murduchaínd .i. ingena . . . co c[n]essaib gela úas
uíscib, RC xv 433.3 . tarla murrdhúchainn ar an muir . . . ┐
do chandaois ceol, Keat. ii 536.

50 murga n f. (muir + gae) a sea-spear, harpoon: a mhurgha leis,
Lism. L. 1640.

murgnaid adj. (muir + gnáth?) practised in seafaring?
Heremon mar milid muad murgnaid, Rawl. 115b42 = Ält.
Ir. Dicht. i 42.4 , where Meyer emends: Mil muad murgnaid
55`see-erfahren'.

murluaith n i, f., (? muir + luaith) lit. ` sea-ashes, -dust ', hence
salt (obtained by evaporation)? luaith cacha tellaig ach
murluaith `sea-ashes', Laws v 486.17 . miach murluatha `salt',
90.16 Comm. miach muirluacha, iv 310.22 (used for pickling
60meat; `sea-ash', MacNeill, Law of Status 291 ). miach mor-
luatha .i. salaind, H. 3.18 p. 511 ( O'C. 1265 ). See also 2 múr.

murmur n m. (Romance loan-word) murmuring, complaining .
gen m. ¤ gan mainnechtnaighi, ZCP vi 25.2 . a ndérnuis murmar
ar Dhia nó gerán, MacAingil 281.16 .

65 murrach adj[o,ā.] a form of 2 muirech? beitt meic righ cen
chomhall, | bud cumang gach m. ¤ (: dubach), ZCP x 50.5
(signs of degenerate times). Cf. murrach ` able, capable ';
murrachas ` superiority ', O'R.

murraith n i, f., (? muir + ráith) sea-fern, sea-weed? g s. cona
70moing murrathu , Aisl. MC 124.19 . See murráthach.

murrasc n o, m., (late form of muiresc) a low-lying sea-board ; ro
taithmigh . . . a longa a murrusc deiscertach insi Siccil, CCath.
2869. murrusc na hEpiri, 3455 (a s.). do cairgib in murraisc
ilirecda, 2659 . do murruscaib cairrcide `rocky sea-shores',
75 4329 . murrusg .i. muir-riasg . . . .i. an áit a mbeanann muir
re tir, O'Cl.

murráthach n ā, f., (<muir? cf. murraith) some kind of plant
with edible root: is e anlann rom-gnathaigh | dā mecon do
murrathaigh, Fél. 88 z . dá mhecon do muráthaig, Fel.² lxi y
80(O'Curry, Mann. and Cust. i 366 , takes the word in this
passage to mean `enclosed garden', a definition reproduced by
Hogan Luibh. p. 57 ). tubha .i. noinín .i. murrathach, Arch.
i 333.6 . g s. sil murraithaighe , 344 .

murrech n o, m., [< muir-ḟiach] a large sea-bird, a sea-raven:
85 i ndeilb segi mori .i. murrech, LU 1323 = i ndeilb muirfeich,
Im. Brain ii 291. See muirḟiach (muir, compds.).