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1 mát (? mat) n a hand (B.na f.), perhaps an archaic word,
cf. mát- (mád-) lorg = maglorg and mátán. m. ¤ .i. lám, Corm.
p. 29 = mat, Corm. Y 943. mad .i. lam, Lec. Gl. 449. ina mat
(.i. ina laimh), ZCP v 483 § 5 = ina mhad, iii 378 .

2 mát and máta n[f.] a pig (archaic and poet. word). mat
5[mát LB] .i. muc, unde est isna Brethaib Nemed: forruach-
tatar mata mo t[h]uinde torgabail, Corm. Y 876 ; see Ériu
x 44.6 . cuich in mait . . . .i. cuich in muc, O'Dav. 1241. dhá
ṡenainm ar mhuic . . . féis is máda, For. Foc. 17. mochen mata
moaigther, Ériu vii 6 § 8 = muc, ib. (prose). don matai, ib.
10= don matta, p. 199 . ferba . . . sceó mátai (.i. mucci)
moogthi, FB 68.

mata (máta?) pn io, m., name of a fabulous monster connected
with the Boyne valley: lecht forsa torc[h]air in Matæ, RC xv
292 ( Dinds. 4 ). lecht in Mate, ib. Glend in Máta .i. seilc[h]i
15sin `a tortoise' (?), ib. dia ro bruiset fir Erenn baill in Matæ
roslas i mBrug Meic in Óic, 329 ( Dinds. 28 ). Cf. Met. Dinds.
iii 100. in glend i mbíd Mátha mall, Met. Dinds. ii 22 (Dinds.
of Brug na Boinne). do descin in Máthai múaid, 23 (matha,
mada, mata MSS. in both exx.). For discussion of legend see
20 Macalister, Temair Breg 241 - 243 . Cf. 2 mát.

matad n o, m., madadh, IGT Dec. § 11. A common dog, a cur ,
often used contemptuously of persons. ciarso dúal don
athiuch-matud saigid forsin árchoin, TBC 1935. aithech-
madad (of pers.), TBC² 1594 = atechmatud, LU. matud
25mógda (of Goliath), SR 5753. a ndeilb gadair . . . a ndeilb
madaid, RC xxiv 174.10 . a mheallshron madaigh! IT iii 91
§ 126 . na madaid re reba curs a-rending, Arch. iii 240 § 6.
adhba madagh mbirach, Fél. 130.30 . v p. a matadu ┐ a
latranna ┐ a conu! Aisl. M.C. 23.25 = a matuda, 25.22 .
30(prov.) ag marbhadh mada mhairbh (i.e. arguing with an
opponent already confuted), Luc. Fid. 333.13 , see O'Rahilly
Misc. Ir. Prov. § 407. madádh allaidh a wolf , RC xxxiv 3 n. 2 .
madaidh uisge otters , O'Cl. s.v. coin fodairne.

matádlorg x TBC 1717 , see maglorg.

35 mataidecht n ā, f., (matad) doghood, state of being a dog ? ní
thalla ar m. ¤ ar ndís isin istadluc `there is no room for the dog-
hood of the pair of us
', Aisl. M.C. 101.15 .

matal (mattal) n o, m., Norse loan-word, RC xi 494 ; Marstran-
der, Bidrag 74. IGT Dec. § 17.8 ; also f. § 56 . A cloak: gl.
40 mantellus, Ir. Gl. 490. mattal cetharbennach corccra, LB
148a37 . do gab sí m. ¤ uimpe, RC xix 122 § 87 (Fierabras). eiti
brec baí 'n-a mh. ¤ , Cóir An. 126. clúimh mo mhatail, IGT Dec.
ex. 1442. m. ¤ sgarláoid, KMMisc. 170 § 13. deich matail, Hy
Maine 92.17 . ced brat, ced matal, ZCP viii 116.3 . a mata-
45laidhe do chur faoi, Eochairsg. 15.13 .

1 matan and maiten n ā, f., (< Lat. mat(u)tina, Ped. i 204 , 232 ):
a s. co mmatain , BCr. 33b1 . matin, 33c5 ( Thes. ii 20.39 , 22.36 ).
d s. isin matain , Ml. 44b1 . re mmatin , 107d13 . Also treated
as o, m. in Mid.Ir. madan, IGT Dec. § 18.9 , maidean § 54.5
50(ā,f.); but madan, § 17.9 ; maiden, § 23 (o, m.); d s. a madan , ib.
ex. 717 ; ar maidean , 830 . Cf. fair maitin . . . ar cumtubairt in
maitin, O'Mulc. 491. Mod. maidean (maidin), f.
(a) morning: matan mairt, LU 3007. matan in loei, PH
103. co tanicc maten iarna márach, IT i 126.5 . tráth bá
55maiten dóib, 138.8 (LU = matan, Eg.). ar madain (= mane
facto), Lat. Lives 20 = isin maittin, 37 . fri uare na matne,
TBC 2089. a dorbblass na matni muchi, 3774 . mór maitne
ba moch th'eirge, 4004 . dobhurṡoillsi na maidne muiche,
CCath. 1923. grian eirgheas i madain, PBocht 8 § 23. As adv.
60in a s.: matain tancatar a tech, Hy. v 54 , but: matan ba óg in
garman, ib. 76 . atragat . . . matain muich, FB 64. luid in
rectaire matain moch, IT i 74.9 . sailm aurnaichti . . . fogníad
madin la sochuidi psalms of prayer are used by some in the
morning
, Mon. Tall. § 5. maiden [matan v.l.] iar n-eirgi . . .
65slechtuid fo thri, ZCP vii 310 § 2. mad mattin no berthe in
mac, viii 309.14 . Asadv. in g s.: dogníd C. cacha maitne cach
cless díb every morning, TBC 2121. cen a fothrucud cech
maitni, LL 125a7 . gacha maidne, TSh. 260. re tri maidnea-
chaib a ndiaidh a ceili on three successive mornings, R.I.A.
70 23 P 10³, 6b34 (late form).
(b) matins (canonical hour), also called iarmérge, tiugnár,
see KMMisc. 162. antert, tert . . . midnoct, maten, Thes. i
3.36 .
Compd. matan-ṡolus dawn , Alex. 753.

75 2 matan (maiten) n ā, f., a fight, battle (in the morning?); prob.
same word as preceding, cf. similar use of fescur; in TBC
4138 : truág in maten maten máirt, both meanings may be
implied. Confined to poetic lang. ba s[i] maten . . . i n-abbad
rí Lagen, ZCP xi 109.10 . mad mattain foraib i mbárach i
80nUrd (sic leg.), Ériu iii 140.181 , cf. 186 . do fích Mucrama
matan (: gan), RC xiii 442.2 = matand, LL 146a24 = ma
tann (: gang), ZCP xii 378.16 . maten Maigi Mucramai . . . hi
toethsat mairb ile, Baile in Scáil § 11 ( ZCP xiii 374 ). cath
Sleibi Cua . . . ocus matan Grophtini, § 56 ( ZCP xii 236 ). is he
85a lecht canair dou | madan i nUachtur Ocha it is foretold he
shall find his grave in the battle of U.O.
, § 62 (p. 238 ). fúair . . .
a ghuin | 'sa maitin ar Muigh Smerthuin, Anecd. i 33.6 .
maten na trēn os Druim C., Fen. 228.28 . dergmaten Cruthni,
Baile in Scáil § 32 ( ZCP xiii 381 ), cf. § 34 . firfid secht catha
Cualgi la deora [= teora] der[c]-maitni Femin, § 10 (p. 374 ).
5 ticfa uair na dergmaitne, LL 48a5 ( SG 372.36 ). mōrmatan
Atha, ZCP xii 237 § 57. mormadan Atha Buidhe, MacCarthy
406.13 .