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mac(c)rae

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n [io, m.] childhood, boyhood (a compd. of mac + ré, rae `time, period'?): ro buí in mac sin i mmacrai cetheora mbliadne déc cen labrad at the age of fourteen (?), LL 117b11 . im essrechta maccru (.i. na hi ro-uaisi gatus sirg dona macaib beca .i. camana ┐ liathroiti) toys of childhood, Laws i 124.13 , 138.31 . O'Dav. 1247 : macræ .i. toirsi no mifre ut est: argaibh macru macu . . . .i. geibid mifri .i. toirsi na macu bega, may be due to misunderstanding the last quotation or to confusion with ? 2 mac(c)rad.

mifir

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Forms: mifri

adj. faint-hearted, downcast, despondent: mithfir .i. lag no aineolach, O'Cl. ni fortachtaig[i] Dia nach mifhir meirb, Trip. 88.29 . cia rāiter, ní mífferr (: ifernn), ZCP x 344 § 23. As subst.: occ mairgniughad ┐ occ m.¤ , Hugh Roe 152.22 (fo. 41a) ; leg. mifri ?

mifre

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Last Revised: 2019

n , f., (mifir) despondency, sadness: la firu ferdacht, la mná m.¤ , LL 119b19 (`men must work and women must weep'). cen miffri, 134a14 ( Todd Nenn. 234 ). ros gabh mifri ocus mertin é, TBC(C) 1054 = ro-gab-sum merten ┐ athscís forru, TBC-LL² 2015 . As quasi-vn.: oc derfadaig ┐ oc mifri , TFerbe 43 4.