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máithre

Cite this: eDIL s.v. máithre or dil.ie/31456
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: máthrae, maithre

n [io, m. ?] (máthair) mother's kin or tribe, maternal kinsfolk (collect.). Some of the exx. below may represent a form máthrae. co ro gle itir maithre ┐ aithre (.i. cu ra deiligther iter fine mathar ┐ fine athar), Laws i 192.14 , 194.12 . selb fine athardai . . . ┐ selb maithrai (.i. fine mathar aga selbhadh), i 260.5 , 274.19 . á Íssu, ro éra do máthre `whom Thy Mother's folk rejected', Fél. Ep. 474. a ngein gignathar and . . . is tria chumachta gebaid a mmathre thír the child that will be born . . . through its might shall its mother's tribe gain land, Ériu iii 137. 65 . a Mulling, nā mill mo tuat[h]a nā mo māthra ! (: brātha), Anecd. ii 28. i lLiphechair ro halt etir a maithre ┐ a athre, RC xxv 30 § 12 (= a maithri ┐ a aithriu, YBL) = tuargabad . . . eter a mathre mine | is a aithre, ZCP viii 270 § 50 ( Rawl. 87b 40 ). co mmorfeiser eitir maithre ┐ aithri `to seven degrees both of the mother's and father's kin', Ériu vii 166.13 . bale a ndernath in cottach etir a mathre ┐ a athre .i. etir Cenel nEndai ┐ Lugdach, Cáin Ad. 12. nenaisc C. for a mathrai a cís cétna, LL 36b14 . rus-aitreb la maithri with his mother's kin, Cóir Anm. 194. ro cechaing Mac C. . . . go mathra i Moigh Uladh, Misc. Hag. Hib. 28.28 . dobert [Bress] .vii. n-aidirie di trénferuib Erenn .i. a matri fri hasic na flathæ uad `gave seven hostages to Ireland's champions, that is to her chiefs' (? gave seven sureties from among Ireland's champions, i.e. of his mother's tribe, i.e. the Tuatha De D. to whom Bress belonged on the maternal side), RC xii 62 § 24. bui fodord moar imbe lie mathrui la Thuaith Dei his mother's kinsfolk, the T.D., murmured greatly against him, 68 § 36. dobreth di Ruadan an gai o mathri conud [d]esin doberar gai matri de garmnaib beus a nErinn the spear was given to R. by his mother's folk (i.e. the Tuatha D.D.), 94 § 124 . g s. as attrib.: cred fa n-ictar in cumal maithre re fine mathar?, H 3.18 p. 301 - 2 ( O'Curry 624 ). ma ra iccad a cumal maithri remi, Rawl. B 506 fo. 49c ( O'D. 2396 ). ? dobreth Eithne Uathach comairle dia meithre, Rawl. 132b14 .