1 muirn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 muirn or dil.ie/32795

Forms: muirn, moirn, muirnn, múirn, muirni

n f. muirn moirn, IGT Dec. § 14. Occas. spelt muirnn (-nd): in LB often múirn.

(a) a loud confused or tumultuous sound , esp. that produced by a multitude, armed host, combat, etc. atchuala H. m.¤ ┐ sésilbi int ṡlóig, LL 243a30 (TTr.). ra chualatar muad-m.¤ in mórslúaig dochum in baile, CRR 53. ba hamnus m.¤ ┐ sai toi na curud . . . ic immditin a ngae ┐ a sciath, RC xii 98 § 131. ro cluinset mu[i]rn in morshluaig, Aen. 1939. bui muirnn occus seselbi isin cath . . . .i. buirfedach na fer, iachtad na miled, etc., Ériu viii 177.17 . ba hadbul m.¤ ┐ sesilbe na Rómanach oc tobach in chísa, LB 149a59 . rom-duiscther-sa as mo chodlud imon mormuirn, Aen. 531. ro bai a mac alla isna trachtaibh re med a muirni (of a combat), 993 . metighter tairm tuinni . . . cosmaile na muirne . . . ┐ seselbe na sochaidhe, TBC-LL¹ 5611 (St.). pl. atcluinti . . . geran na galgat ┐ cuadan na curadh ┐ muirni na miled, CCath. 5945. Of natural sounds: ind Etáil . . . muir a timchell cona m.¤ , Rawl. 78b37 . co clos a muirnd ┐ a ngair (of sea-waves), Aen. 229. tic in gæth . . . cona siansan ┐ cona m.¤ moir, 238 . tipra Chonnlai ba mór m.¤ `loud was its sound', Metr. Dinds. iii 292.9 . m.¤ gach lonnsrotha, BNnÉ 148.14 . ra m.¤ moir contuilim-si (of sound of a river), Anecd. ii 23 § 4. Of music: m.¤ na murduchand mara ` chant ', Metr. Dinds. iii 190.15 .

(b) met. a troop, band (of warriors): marcṡlóg na tuaithe Tesaldai cenmothá mormúirnd na mílead Maicedondai, Alex. 302. co ros-laiset a saithe saiged . . . frisin múirnd moir Maicedondai, 245 ; cf. 24 . m.¤ .i. buidhean, O'Cl. muad-m.¤ .i. mórbuidhean, ib. (cf. CRR 53 cited above). Cf. also follg.: cúic scéith, . . . cúic eich, cóic mná, mór a muirnn (of a tribute), Leb. Cert. 128 z (= in ṁuirn BB). fichi cornn . . . fichi moghaidh, m.¤ n-uabhair `a proud troop', 158.21 . an mhuirn . . . dá dtug annsacht the folk whom he had loved, PBocht 121 § 20.

(c) high spirit, ardour, exuberant energy . ropo mór far m.¤ 'sin chath | i n-agid na Fomorach, TFerbe 615 (`Schaar' Wind., see b). nā bíd laech cen arm, | nā rop maeth a m.¤ , LL 148b47 = KMMisc. 270 § 49. ro choiscfind-sea co luath do muirnn fora ta `I should soon have chastised him out of his present ardour', Aen. 1085. cét bliadhan damh fa m.¤ | am' séghdha hseabaic hsulghuirm (of Fintan mac Bochra), Anecd. i 28 § 27. ba mor ar meisneach 's ar m.¤ , Duan. F. i 9.28 . ? mac Fiachuidh moir na muirne, LL 396.14 . m.¤ ┐ menmanradh na macraidhe, AFM v 1278.2 . a muirnn, a misnec[h] ┐ a mileatacht, MR 314.18 . As quasi-vn.: bheith ag m.¤ dá múraibh `to be exulting ', ML 78.18 .

(d) often of festive mirth, gaiety, jollity, sometimes passing into objective sense of conviviality, good cheer, etc. gáir muirne is gáir meda, Metr. Dinds. iv 368.16 . buí Eamhain lán do mhuirn is do mheadhair, Content. xxviii 49. triath budh mhór m.¤ is meadhair, A. Ó Dálaigh lii 44. i dtigh Thaidhg ní thraothfa ar m.¤ , Gofraidh Fionn i 25 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ). docer do dán, a meic righ Raighne . . . caide na cuirnn no caidhi in mh.¤ | do bi cot' athair?, ZCP xii 291.2 = Keat. iii 3423. ní threceb mo thratha . . . for aba ḟledōil no múirne dímaínige in domnáin, LB 273b69 . falchaid met bar muirni amuig | cen chuimni fon ēc acuib the exuberance of your spirits shuts out the remembrance of death, ACL iii 239 § 24. ní fuil uasal nó íseal | nach léir ina theach m.¤ mhór | ima seach cuirm is cómhól, MS. Mat. 564 y (poem by Cucoigriche Ó Cléirigh † 1664). ní do mhúch m.¤ na n-oireacht (of death of a chieftain), Miscell. Celt. Soc. 340.24 . truagh nach ránag eárr na haoise | sul dochonnarc do mhuirinn [leg. mhuirnn?] fá mhaoithe (to Dún Iasc after the death of its lord), Keat. Poems 1486. tú it'aonar . . . | anocht gan mhoirn gan mheadhair (to Dún na nGall), Measgra D. 56.55 . Possibly also in follg.: roddet mil, roddet crut[h]nec[h]t, | roddet muirn ic dainib de, | roddet cuirn, roddet cruithne `there was yielded affection in people too' (? the hearts of men were gladdened thereby), Ériu viii 67.11 (poem attributed to Flann Fína † c. 704).

(e) favour, affection, esteem (late use): mairg mhellus m.¤ in tsaoghail `whom love of the world deceives', O'Gr. Cat. 357.19 (poem by Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh † 1387; line 22 follg.: flaithemnas mór ar muirn mbic suggests rather the sense d; see quotation from same author given under that head). ní bhi oirn . . . d'onoir acht moirn uaibh d' fhaghail to gain your favour, Irish Texts ii 84 § 20. mairg darab soirbh an saoghal, a mhoirnd is mairg do ghébhadh, Carswell 246. d'énní dá tucas mo thoil . . . nír dlígh mé méid mo muirni I should not have given so much love, O'Gr. Cat. 347.8. dlighter dō díograis muirne `warmth of lovingkindness', 475.15 . drong ó bhfuighinn . . . sgoth mhuirne ar ḟeadh m'aimsire `the choicest favor', TD 15.12 . an óige . . . biaidh sise fá mh.¤ ag cách (youth) will be in favour with all, Measgra D. 72.10 = O'Gr. Cat. 523.21. go raibhi duine uasal . . . fá mhúirnn mhóir agan rígh, Mac Aingil 104.9 . méad na muirne do bhí ag Dia air the greatness of God's love for him, TSh. 340. With obj. gen.: ná traothadh Dia a mhoirn mháthar `His mother-like love' (? His love for His mother), PBocht 11 § 24. do mhuirn dá mhac for love of his son, 47 § 7 . As quasi-vn.: ic m.¤ ima mac fondling her son, RC v 199.4 . In concrete sense object of favour or love, darling: Aodh mac C. . . . muirn ┐ ordan Dal cCais, AFM ii 864 z . trí buadha Breagh ┐ trí muirne Midhe (of persons), ML 80.8 . Cf. muirnín.