molaid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. molaid or dil.ie/32491
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Forms: molthae, non-dob-molor-sa, molur, nod-moladar, molathar, nos-molammar, molmae, molma, molta, molmait, molmuid, moladar, ar-ind-molatar, molfar, mmolastar, moltai, molad, molait, molfait, molthair, molsum

v ā. in O.Ir. deponent: imp. 2 s. molthae (molatha, molotha v.l.), Fél. Sep. 2. pres. 1 s. non-dob-molor-sa, Wb. 14c18 . no molur , Fél. Prol. 13. 3 s. nod-moladar, Wb. 17b21 . ni molathar , Mon. Tall. § 68. 1 pl. nos-molammar, Fél. Jan. 17. rel.) molmae, Aug. 31 (whence O'Cl. : molma .i. molta ); with obj. pron. suff. molmait (molmuid v.l.) `we praise it', Ériu ii 64 § 4 . Subj. pres. 3 s. moladar, BCr. 41d1 . 3 pl. ar-ind-molatar, Ml. 145d4 . fut. 1 s. no molfar , Wb. 9a22 . pret. 3 s. ro mmolastar , Ml. 126b16 . part. nec. moltai, 24a3 . vn. molad. Act. forms occur in Wb. and Ml.: molid, Wb. 4 a 2 (pres. indic. 3 sg. Éigse ix 6 ). molait, Ml. 51c10 (3 pl. subj. pres.); molfait, 69b1 . Note further: molthair, LU 355 (pass. pres. s.); molsum, ZCP x 347.5 , perhaps an analogous s-subj. pres. 3 s. with 1 s. pron. suff.

(a) praises, extols: gl. laudare, Ml. 24a3 , 94a14 ; commendare, Wb. 17b21 , BCr. 41d1 ; psallere, Ml. 51c10 . ce non-molid ce non-airid whether ye praise or blame us, Wb. 16a1 . fili .i. fi a n-aoras ┐ li a mmolas what he praises, Corm. Y 600. cein mair molthiar. mairg aérthiar happy he who is praised, LU 355 = moltar, LB 238d a, moltair, RC xx 44. dá molair, ná mol Gaoidhel if thou praise, laud not a Gael, O'Gr. Cat. 392.15. molsum gach maith molair may every good quality that is praised commend me (?), ZCP x 347.5 . rom-moltar ar cech feib I am praised for, v 503.24 . ro molsadar in t-ardrig, 25 § 10 . molfuighthear duine do réir a eagna, Proverbs xii 8. nicon ro molastar Máolrúoin cotsechd fri ceola [sic leg.] did not approve of listening to music, Mon. Tall. § 10. molfaither don mac marbad [a] athar the son will be praised for killing his father (?), CCath. 1050.

(b) judges, appraises, deems good: da taisbenadh do Grighoir Phapa docum go moladh se é to show it to Pope G. that he might appraise it, BCC § 216. molfa[i]dh tū féin gurbí an chiall is feárr thou thyself wilt judge it the wisest course, Oss. vi 72 x . do iarrais orm 's níor mhol mé . . . taisbeanadh mh'aighthe `I thought well not to do so', Content. xxiii 14.

(c) recommends, advises: gan esccaine ara rioguibh . . . do mhol Maodócc M. adjudged that their kings be not excommunicated, BNnÉ 262.23 . an dream sin . . . dol da ndídean ní mholmuid, Content. xxiv 19. molaim duid accra h'feruinn, Irish Texts ii 60 § 30. do mhol an coimhthinol uile dó techt counselled him to go, BCC § 236. an té mholas an pecadh do dheunamh, Luc. Fid. 156.21 . nach molfainn dhuit-si cur suas dó, Maguires of F. § 78.

? iarsin do ruacht Inis Fail . . . sechtmadh décc for Mairt, ros-mol `he collected them' (?), Leb. Gab.(i) i 36 y ; glossed by O'Clery .i. ro cruinnigh (cf. 3 mol); the corresponding verse BB 25b14 reads: dia luain na secht deg gan on. If genuine, seems rather a cheville = he praised it (Inis F.)? See molad and molta.