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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 muine or dil.ie/32732
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Forms: muiniu, muni, muineda, múine

n io, m., (by Loth, RC xii 206 , xxxvii 315 , equated with W. Mynyw = St. David's, Lat. Menevia, called in Irish Cell Muini). d s. muiniu, Trip. 182.11 . n p. muni, LL 265a25 ( MU 22.22 ). muineda, Laws iii 224.20 . A brake or thicket, generally applied to thorn-brakes or bushes, occas. of groves of trees. múine, gl. rubus, Ir. Gl. 585. atchí in munní for lassad . . . ni loisced in teni in muine, LB 29b12 ( IT i 21.31 ), cf. Lat. Lives 18 ( = L. rubus of Lat. text) and Hy. ii 48. i muiniu draigin, Trip. 182.11 . i mmedón muine draigin, LL 283b40 . i muine dresa, Lism. L. 2607. glascach muine luachra, RC xxv 35 § 10. gráinne buidhe . . . fa bun muine ḟochuinn úir, IGT Dec. ex. 397 = m.¤ ḟochaim, KMMisc. 272 § 27. im m.¤ ṡailech a willow-grove , AU ii 156.21 . Mag nA. fo mess muine `laden with blackberries', Metr. Dinds. iii 450.5 . mune i mbi sug slanbech a brake where bees find honey (of a person), ACL iii 306 § 13. muinedha lán do smeraibh ┐ d'airnedhaib, KMMisc. 317.8 . cnu beo mogail ar muini, ACL iii 246 § 36. ag fiadhach i muinidhibh nó i gcoilltibh, Keat. ii 2259. Fig. of an armed band: ba uathmar urgránni in muini rúad[d]erg co n-idnu chatha, LL 237a31 ( TTr. 1503 ). cend a muine . . . cend fo m.¤ `head in bush . . . head under bush' (varieties of cryptic Ogham), Auraic. 5810 , 5817 . Of a thicket as affording shelter or secrecy: Hu[i] Néill uile ar cúl Coluim | ni scáth muni it is not the shelter of a brake (i.e. it is no insecure shelter), LL 367 marg. inf. ( Arch. Hib. i 361 ). ar sccáth muine, AFM vi 2196.15 . drochben dia imdergad i claidib ┐ munib i ndáil gilla, RC xiii 381.14 . ben ara-dala fer cuice i m.¤ , Laws v 272.8 . merdrech m.¤ `a bush-strumpet ', 176.4 . mac muini a bastard , Triads 152. Laws v 452.16 . mac moíni, LL 287b18 . Hence fig. a protection, shelter: ní ba m.¤ debtha (i.e. a fosterer of strife), Tec. Corm. § 19.20 . baí ina uaimh lattronn ┐ ina mh.¤ meirle, AFM vi 2106.21 . Cf. m.¤ a munio .i. daingnighim, Corm. Y 923. Of bushy hair (?): ósa muine móradbal, Celtica xiii 9.108 .

In n. l.: Muinæ Buachaele ` Cowherds' Brake ', Thes. ii 239.13 ( Ardm. 17b1 ). Cell Muini St. David's (Menevia): ó Chill Muine a móir-Bretnaib, BNnÉ 223 z . Dauid Cille Muine, 14 § 17 ; 208.3 . Cf. also Liathmuine, Lindmuine.