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marbnad n ā, f., (marb + nath), later marbna. marbnadh, -nath,
-nad, -nat, IGT Dec. § 12.20 . marbhnuidh, -naith, -nuid,
-nuit, § 13.5 . marbhna, § 3 . An elegy, a threnody: ro chan in
80m. ¤ -sa ic sádud na cloiche fil for a lige, LL 44b43 . dorinne in
marbnadh so, TBC 4460 St. mac ind Fháthlega dia ndernad
in marbnaid erdraicc, Aisl. MC 91.26 . hi marbhnaidh Cui-
mine Fotæ, Corm. Y 673. ar airmidin molta ┐ marbnaide
[marbnada LB] Senáin, ZCP iii 225.2 . ag denum a marbh-
85naide, AU iii 310.9 . adubairt B. an marbhna bhecc so, Cog.
88.17 . adubhairt an file an mhairbhne a bháis, Maguires of
F. § 99. gebhad marbhnaei, Misc. Celt. Soc. 410.9 . Common
as title in bardic poetry.

marbtha adj io, iā (same word as marbdae?) mortal, deadly: peccad
m. ¤ , PH 7354. pian in peccaid m. ¤ , 7811 . pecadh m. ¤ , BCC
5 § 246. Pilib Bocht 4.39 .

marbthach adj o, ā. (a) deadly, fatal: ionann apthach ┐ marbh-
thach, Keat. ii 2193. sruth neme marbthaigi, FA § 30 LB ( IT
i 191.32 ). co clóthib nemi marbthaig, PH 8304. má ibhid ní
marbhthach, Mark xvi 18. buille m. ¤ , RC xix 48 § 63. isnna
10dubhailchibh marbhthacha, Études Celtiques i 78.15 . Of
places: hi tegdais . . . m. ¤ malartach, PH 8298 , cf. 8245 ,
Lism. L. 3642. Of persons: slog . . . m. ¤ (of demons), PH 8104.
gasradh ro-marbtach, BNnÉ 248 § 202. Of a fatal illness
(= Lat. mortale), Mackinnon Cat. 32.13 . tug a dhúthaigh . . .
15do cheannuidhe i gcairt mharbthaigh `by mortgage' (?), A. Ó
Dálaigh 50.10 . As subst. a destroyer, slayer: is e m. ¤ na min-
chreach, ZCP viii 225 z . a láimh an mharbhthuigh, Ezek. xxi.
11 . Deut. iv 42. dun- (athar-, máthar-) marbtach, gl. homi-
cida (parricida, matricida), Ir. Gl. 316 - 18 . (b) in intrans.
20sense deathlike, inert, feeble: bid meirtnech m. ¤ mi-ēchtach, LL
234a35 ( TTr. 1279 ).

? marbtheim: ind nī máith cridhe ce chīe mairbt[h]eim, Corm.
Y 419 = marbteind, LB, mairbthim, H. Leg. marb teinn:
a heart breaks not though it mourn a sorrowful death (lit. dead
25person
), K. Meyer, Bruchst. i § 96 ; but possibly a compd. of
teim `darkness, death', q.v.

marbthóir n o, m., a slayer, murderer: an marbhthóir , Numb.
xxxv 11. marbhtóir mileadh, R.I.A. 23 G 24, p. 254 .

marbtine ind(legal term): tola marfiach (.i. cinta dethbiri) m. ¤
30(.i. cin inndethbiri) .i. imat fiach mor do dlesdain de, H. 3.18
p. 215a ( O'C. 380 ).

marbtu n d, m., mortality: bethu et nebmarbtu immortality , Wb.
29d24 . tech nebmarbtath, 15c13 .

marc n o, m., (cf. W. march `horse') a horse (more poetic word
35than ech). m. ¤ .i. each, Corm. Y 851. O'Mulc. 816. O'Cl. m. ¤ .i.
ech no lāir, O'Dav. 1217. mairc cona cairpthib, Fianaig. 6.7 , cf.
Cóir An. 220. dá trichait marc (.i. ech), LU 9951. Mide magen
na m. ¤ , Met. Dinds. ii 42 , cf. MR 138.5 . i modhaib m. ¤ . . . .i.
o gnimrad a n-ech, O'Dav. 303 , cf. Laws iv 2.2 . raluidin[n]-se
40de marcaib I used to ride on steeds, Ériu i 72 § 3. screpall for
gach cathraigh . . . ┐ marcc for an righ (an assessment), BNnÉ
247 § 200. A mare: eich .i. firenna ┐ mairc .i. na lathracha,
H. 3.18 p. 639b ( O'C. 1424 ), cf. eich mairc muca, Laws i 268.20 .
Hence as ā,f. in B. na f.: menn mairce (.i. searrach eich) a colt ,
45 ZCP xii 360.22 . gabsat dí marc hi n-athgabhail, ZCP vii
305.14 (= dí mairc?).
Compds. marc[c]ír (gl. strigilis) a horse-comb , Thes. ii 226.37
( PCr. 30b ). marcbāgh a horse-race , Laws v 488.11 Comm.
¤ muilenn .i. muilenn imsai [sic MS.] ech, O'Mulc. 817. See
50also marcsluag.

1 marcach n o, m., a rider, horseman: gl. eques, Sg. 50a23 . a p.
marcachu, gl. ascensores, Ml. 34c10 . marcagh [marcach LB]
.i. eich imdæ lais, Corm. Y 851. for marcuch in maige, SC 29
( LU 3577 ). trí marcaig ind rig .i. a thrí ridire, BDD 117.
55 tricha marcach, TBC² 1038. i lLaignib na læchmarcach,
ZCP viii 106.5 . crech m. ¤ , AU 999. do theilg an m. ¤ ┐ an t-each
san muir (= ascensorem, Exod. xv 1 ), TSh. 5911.
In fig. expressions: m. ¤ in mara (of Manannán mac Lir), SC
45. saltrad ar demon . . . na rab m. ¤ ar t'anmuin lest he bestride
60thy soul
, ZCP vi 264 § 7. mairg brisses cath . . . ar marcachaib
canoni knights of the canon law (i.e. clerics), LL 149b33 , cf. SG
70.11 . m. ¤ soiscela a gospel knight (of a bishop), Arch. iii 307.1 .
m. ¤ duaine (apparently the `recaire' or reciter who carried the
song from the poet to the patron and recited it): glossed .i.
65reacaire ghabhas dán, O'Cl. eineclann risin m. ¤ nduaine, Laws
v 230.18 Comm. Called mescetlach, O'Dav. 1226. mad é in
fili ┐ in m. ¤ duaine bes ann . . . mad é in m. ¤ ┐ in fer dia ndernad
[in duan], H. 3.17 c. 672 ( O'Don. 963 ). m. ¤ na comladh (gl.
digma), Ir. Gl. 127 (a specimen, pattern ?). m. ¤ for gach ceard
70draoidheachta an adept , O'Curry MS. Mat. 579.36 (D. MacFir-
bisigh).

2 marcach adj o, ā. .i. imsniomach anxious , Celt. Rev. v 293
(17th-cent. gloss) = *margach<mairg, W. Stokes.

marcachas n o, m., (a) the act (practice, art) of riding; horseman-
75ship . marcachos (: cros), LL 31a13 . oc marcachus for assan,
PH 2613. ná derntar isin domnach . . . marcachus, Ériu ii 202
§ 17. ar gart ┐ cruth ┐ deilb ┐ m. ¤ , BDD 106. buaid snáma,
buaid marcachais, TBC 661. fear . . . dob fearr mileatacht ┐
m. ¤ do clandaibh C., FM v 1574.19 .
80(b) horsemen, cavalry (coll.): cæcca mile marcachais, RC
xxxvii 347 § 51 (: ccois), cf. Keat. ii 347. do mh. ¤ fá scamalaibh
thy horsemen, Ó Bruad. i 178.

marcachdae adj io, iā. pertaining to a horseman: marcachde, gl.
equester, Sg. 54b1 .

85 marcadacht n ā, f., cavalry: g s. inna marcadachtae (gl. equitatūs),
Ml. 72b28 . Cf. marcdacht.