1 macha, machad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 macha, machad or dil.ie/31192

Forms: macha, machaid, machada, machaide, machad, machada

n m. Declension doubtful: g s. macha, machaid; pl. machada, machaide. Treated as neut., LL 160b 39 : machad ṁBrigte (n s.).

An enclosure for milking cows, a milking-yard (or field?), often used in connexion with lias. ro ṡáidset fir hErend less ┐ machad dia n-almaib, TBC 1594 (= liasa ┐ machaid, H. 2.17 ). dober-sa cach bó . . . ca lias ┐ ca machad, 4757 . ic tiachtain ar ammus a liss ┐ a léis ┐ a machaid, 1539 . machad, Auraic. 5727 (possibly name of some agricultural implement). o macha co macha, RIA 23 Q 6 p. 4 a ( O'C. 1601 ). pl. con- nacatar . . . na liasa ┐ na machada , Lism. L. 1908. do denam thíghí ┐ lias ┐ machad, 1899 . aite na mmachad (of cattle- yards in a camp), CCath. 2998. machuide geimridh . . . machaide samraidh, H. 5.15 p. 2 a ( O'Don. 1557 - 8 ). selb macha (i.e. proof that an animal claimed as stolen has been reared in one's own homestead): issiat so na tri selba .i. seilb m.¤ , Eg. 88, fo. 4d ( O'C. 2166 ) = selb machaigh, H. 3.18 p. 160 ( O'C. 291 ).