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muirenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. muirenn or dil.ie/32777

Forms: mairenn, Muirend, Muirenn, Muirne, Muireann, muirne, muirenn, muirne

n [f.] a spear (cf. 1 muirnech). muirend .i. dēde fordangair: ainm cétimus do mnae .i. mōr-find; ainm dano do gae .i. mi-rind .i. drochrinn fodera bas, Corm. Y 882 = mairenn, Bodl. (For the npr. Muirend or Muirenn see AU 747 , 830 , 917 , 978 . g s. aue Muirne , Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 25 (a); cf. Muireann .i. bean, O'Cl. ). muirenn .i. slegh ut est tuile mar muirne (mára muirnni v.l.), O'Dav. 1235. muireann .i. ga no sleagh, O'Cl. The quotation in O'Dav. 1235 is from the `Dúil Roscadach' and is given in Corm. Y 1224 : ni tulach fri tuirigin tuigethar tuile mār muirne (`not a hill for a king who perceives great floods of spears', Stokes, Corm. Tr. p. 158 ) = ni tulaid fri tuirigen tuigedar tuli mára muride which great sea-floods cover, Corm. p. 42 ; possibly `muirne' in Corm. Y is g s. of a fem. word *muirenn (-inn) = sea, flood , cf. torannfadach na muirinn ┐ na n-uiscedha, RC xxviii 312 § 8 ; the same word may be represented in the etymol. gl. given of the name Sinann: sí in moirenn, Metr. Dinds. iii 296.7 (an mhoireann; sinn moir̄ so morann v.l.). ? muirne .i. mi-rinni no mi-ruine, BB 326a39 (given as ex. of `iarmbélra') = Auraic. 1306 , is given by Calder as g s. of muirenn spear.