merugad

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Forms: meraigthe, meraighthi

n u, m., also merachad o, m. (vn. of meraigid) wandering; going astray .

(a) in lit. sense: Merugud Uilix (title of a story). merugad cleirech Coluim Chille, KMMisc. 320.10 , cf. RC ix 14. for merogod issind ócian, LU 1643 ( RC ix 452.2 ). for merugud o cach ailen . . . da chele, RC xxvi 160 § 47. doluid for merugud o Loch A. co Tech N., BColm. 70.28 . ro ḟas ceo . . . co ndechamar ar merugud, Ériu v 146.25 . imatt na sliged ana mbeith duine ar merugud, Maund. § 17. nis téig a merachad do not go astray, MacCongl. 83.16 . gapsat fordal ┐ merugad sechnoin na hoidche, Fl. Earls 62.18 . a chlaidib . . . na saíl bith for merugod `do not fear to be astray' (i.e. ownerless), RC xx 12 § 19. With obj. gen.: for merogod tige oíged wandering in search of a guest-house, BDD 27. tré mhearughadh mara sea-roaming , Keat. ii 833.

(b) fig. erring; confusion, error: ar derchaíne ar mirath ar merugud, LL 360 marg. sin. as mór an buaidredh ┐ an merughadh do cuir an diabul fúd, BCC § 223. peacach as mhór mearachadh a sinner far astray, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvii 3. g s. cor ṡuidigset na filid muin a medón for imgabail meraigthe put the letter m in the middle of it to avoid confusion (i.e. juxtaposition of a vowel and a diphthong), Corm. p. 17 (emuin). for bailegud meraigthi, LL 167a26 = for bailiudh a mesca, RC xv 475 ( Dinds. 75 ). fíon an mhearuighthe the wine of astonishment, Psalms lx 3. ciall mearachaidh, A. Ó Dálaigh xlvii 2. pl. is mór na mesgaithi ┐ na meraighthi doberid na sluaigh ort, Comp. CC 93.27 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ).

Mearughudh randaigechta bicce ┐ randaigechta moire (name of a mixed metre), IT iii 85.1 .