mocha, mucha

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mocha, mucha or dil.ie/32412

Forms: -a, -u, -i, mucha

n io, m., [and , f.?] (abstr. of moch). Gender doubtful: occurs always in d s., variously -a, -u, -i. Earliness; an early time (hour, etc.); used adverbially with prep. ar mucha ` in the morning ', Metr. Dinds. iii 94.15 . i fairthe (.i. i mmochai), LU 434. fri uare na matne i mmucha imbarach, TBC-LL¹ 2089. atraactatar . . . i mmucha lá indiu early this morning, 5238 . i mmuchui lai, IT i 126.1 . a mucha lai ┐ laithe, YBL 329a24 ( TMoméra 154.3 ). rangatar . . . a mocha laoi dia luain at daybreak on Monday, Fl. Earls 22.6 . a mucha do lo iarnamarach, BNnÉ 116.5 . ro eirgeattar a mocha do ló, AFM vi 2060.10 . a mucha na maidni, ZCP vi 65.3 . AFM iii 232.9 . i mmocha soon; prematurely ; atbélai i mmúichi (i mmochai, Eg.), Trip. 220.1 . fingal etrom . . . nit-bērad i mmuchu it would not carry you off before your time, TBC-LL¹ 4300. scēraidh i mmuchu fria maithib in cenntair, Ériu ii 202 § 18 (YBL reading). iarna mairn co mucha after they had met with untimely destruction, Metr. Dinds. iii 408.23 . As advbl. acc.? ó do milledh a [leg. an?] mucha sin hi `if it were violated so early as this', Misc. Hag. Hib. 125.8 .