1 muad

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Forms: muaid, muadhruisc

o, ā. adj. of uncertain meaning, confined to poetic style.

(a) generally complimentary, chiefly of persons and prob. denoting external qualities (rank, wealth, etc.) rather than moral ones. muadh .i. uasal no a[i]rmidnech, Corm. Y 945. muadh .i. uasal; .i. maith; .i. mór, O'Cl. muaidh [muadh v.l.] ionann sin is maith nó miadh, For. Foc. 43. `muaidh' maith, Met. Gl. 29 § 49. muadh .i. maith, Eg. Gl. 486 ; .i. mór 488 . Of persons: Fiadu findmuad, SR 636. Saul digrais daiger- múad, 5546 . rechtaire múad, BDD 93. mac m.¤ Muire, Aisl. MC 7.31 . delai fir muaid maínig, RC xxvi 16 § 18 (glossed: .i. . . . ind fir maith moínig ic a rabatar moíni na hecisi, LL). ag caoineadh Mathgamhan muaidh ` noble ', Cog. 100.18 (poem). Cf. also: menmae múad medrach `proud, elated mind', Fél. Ep. 362. menma m.¤ , SC 45. n p. as subst.: Macha . . . medrait muaid of which noble (poets) sing, Bruchst. i § 146 = FM 987 , cf. ZCP iii 36.6 .

Of places: maidm for Mide m.¤ mifrech, RC xxxvi 262 § 5 (Rawl.) = múaid, LL 45a32 ( O'Curry MS. Mat. 485.3 ); perh. = (b). Often of sea: tonn m.¤ mara mind, SR 7906. tar tuinn muaidh mara, Arch. iii 311 § 1. for morthuind muaid, O'Mulc. 268. in muir m.¤ mílach, IT iii 38 § 24 , cf. 102 § 187 . Anecd. i 13.1 . Cf. ardgáir in mara muad, LL 298a27 . Of other things, actions, etc.: braichlind múad mescmar, FB 53 (cf. muad- braich below). brisiud múad mórchatha, 52 . i ccath Bealaigh muadh Mughna, FM ii 570.2 (poem). isin maidin múaidh ` glorious', Buile S. 44.5 .

As adv.: ? canait cen nach locht lór-muad, SR 610. muadh bochtus cil a comarc (.i. maith benus sé a locht a rand), ZCP v 488 § 9 (B. na f.).

(b) seems used occas. in a depreciatory sense, perhaps moody, dejected ? (cf. 2 muad). scith mo menma, m.¤ mo gnās | ō luid Tressach i tiugbās `', Bruchst. i § 111 = FM 884. (as subst.) nacham-thaidlet meschoin múaid, LL 145b13 ( MS. Mat. 476.30 ), cf. nad rot-bréccat meschoin (.i. dí bhrai) muaidh (.i. fir étaidh), ZCP viii 107.8 (from H. 3.18); from a poem apparently addressed by a (married?) woman to her lover; the stanza expresses dread of detection or scandal; perhaps: may the eyes of a jealous man (? a deceived husband) not approach me (delude thee H). Cf. ¤gaisced, ¤laech, ¤óclach below.

Compds. ¤ailm .i. oillderb `a big pail ', Dúil Laithne 72 ( Goid. 76 ). ¤béim: do thulbemmenaib ┐ muadbemmenaib ┐ fotalbemmenaib, TBC 939 ; elsewhere muadalbéim q.v.; `' (middle-stroke), Windisch. Cf. 3 muad. ¤blosc m.: (as adj.) BDD 87 (` very noisy '). muadhblosg .i. morthor- manach, O'Cl.

¤braich: mar miles mulend m. `', TBC 3790. múadmraich, FB 52.

¤cloch f.: ragabastar muadchloich móir méti clochi mulind, TBC 3727 = an mbúadhchloich, Eg. 106 ; an bhuaidhliog, Eg. 209. ¤gaisced m.: muadhg. malla macaemda maethleanmhaighi (i.e. ex- ploits of an unfledged or faint-hearted warrior), MR 294.14 . ¤galann .i. muillenn a mill , Dúil Laithne 102 ( Goid. 76 ); a kenning? ¤laech m. a carpet-knight, a faint-hearted warrior ? fa lór do marbad múadlaech ┐ midhlaech `it was enough to kill half-hearted warriors and cowards', Fian. 90.14 . ro crith- naighit menmandæ muadhlaech ┐ midlac[h] ┐ daesccursloig, CCath. 3887. ¤mac(c)aem ` soft youth ', MR 292.13 . ¤óclách: nírbo drochlæch é ┐ nirbo deglæch acht m. maith `' (? a middling or average soldier), TBC 4699 = muadhlaoch, St. ¤rosc m.: pl. muadhruisc medharda `', TBC 5515 St. muadhrosg .i. rosg maoth, O'Cl.