1 machtad

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Forms: machdad, mach- dath, machthad, magthad, machtad, machtnad, machtad

n m. O.Ir. machdad, usual form in Glosses: mach- dath, Sg. 6a9 , 65a1 , TBC 743 ; machthad, Wb. 18c6 , Ml. 47a15 ; magthad, Wb. 5a1 . Mid.Ir. machtad, later superseded by machtnad.

Wonder, astonishment; something wonderful or surprising ; transl. Lat. stupor, Ml. 25a9 , 46a19 , 68b9 ; mirus, 47a15 , Sg. 167a4 , 222a5 , BCr. 41d3 . machtadh no machtnadh .i. iongnadh, O'Cl. ar nach corathar i mmoth ┐ machthad, Ml. 68b9 . dobeir mac[h]dath for cach meild, LL 49b16 ( Hail Brigit § 3 ). nocorb éicen machta[d] no iṅgantus de cia no thísed, TBC 950 (machtnad, St.), cf. 1063 . ba mor a n-adhuath ar machtath ar [leg. an] sceoil great was their horror at the amazing portent, FB 96 ( ITS ii 122 , RC xiv 452 ). g p. mor machtad ┐ cnead ros-laiset . . . oc imaicsin na sét . . . ic a comroind they beheld with great wonder and many sighs, Alex. 385.

Generally used with cop. as pred.: cid armad machdad aní sin? why should that be wondered at? Sg. 167a4 . níbbu mach- dath betis grecdi it would not be surprising that they should be Greek, 6a9 , cf. 65a1 . ní machdath cid hí comasṅdís no wonder that it is in apposition, 222a5 . is machtath [machtad LU] a thraiti rombith in cethror it is wonderful how quickly the four were cut, TBC² 318. ni ba m.¤ daggním do denam dosom, 364 . nirbo machtadh cid he no beth ann, Lism. L. 1988. ba m.¤ menman . . . ina nderna, LB 235b45 . nír bhó machtadh gach aon ba inéchta do mharbhadh, FM v 1730.11 .

is m.¤ limm I wonder, am surprised: is machthad limm a threte dorérachtid máam firinne (= miror quod tam cito . . .), Wb. 18c6 , cf. Sg. 6a4 . bá machdad leiseom aní sin, LU 9713 = ZCP iii 216 § 31. napad m.¤ libsi . . . airde na cruiche . . . tresngata na huile dúile wonder not that the sign of the cross traverses all the elements, Mon. Tall. § 85. ba m.¤ mor lasin escop in scel sin, PH 1076. ba mactad mor leis ind abairt dorigníset, CCath. 970.

Rarely used as vn. with obj. gen.: bai Cormac ic machtadh in chuaich ar imad delbh, IT iii 197 § 52. ic m.¤ .i. ag ingantu- gad secip ræta, Auraic. 5577.