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1 mac , macc 1A son; In relig. lit. of Christ, the Son (as distinct from the Father); a bastard; Rarely of the young of animals; a bullock; a daughter; in looser sense a male descendant; esp. in pl. folld. by gen. of ancestor to denote a tribe or people (not a native usage, the words maicne, maccu and uí being used by Irish tribes) 2 A boy and sometimes loosely a young person in general; Occasionally of youths or grown persons 3 son of (the) church', a churchman, cleric; a student; a (clerical) student 4 sons of grace; sons of (the) promise; `a son of death', a wicked man; `a son of life', a righteous man; `a son of achievement'; `son of mead', a heavy drinker; a graceless person; `bosom-son', a favourite, darling; `son of chastity (? integrity)'; an evildoer 5`son of a cliff', echo; As name of a drinking-horn; a species of metrical composition; name of some joint or portion of meat allotted to certain ranks in the Tech Mid- chuarta at Tara; pig's shoulder; a kernel; pupil (of the eye); name of a joint or portion of meat?; heart (?); liver; `son of spittle', name of a salve; `son of swimming' (kenning for some large fish or sea-monster?); `son of (the) country', wolf; `dirty lad', a toad; name of a defect in prosody
1 mac(c)rad 1 sons (coll.), children, offspring 2generally boys, youths (coll.; girls; Of young children (appa- rently only of the Holy Innocents)