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mílchú

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mílchú or dil.ie/32231

 

Forms: milcú, milchu

n n, f., (1 míl + cú) a greyhound, a hunting hound . horcæ milchu nó conbōcail, Thes. ii 48.31 ( Philarg. 121 , gl. Hylax, Ecl. viii 107 ). milcú .i. gadhar, O'Dav. 1248. milcú, gl. malosus (= molossus), Ir. Gl. 411. milchu , Laws iv 326.12 . cuilen mílcon, MR 14.7 . dā milchoin ar slabrad airgit, Anecd. i 2.22 . secht milchoin i slabradaib argait, LL 248a47 . lécit a mílchona, 248b24 ( TBFr. 33 , 57 , Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. v ). tuile ech, tuile milcon, Acall. 447. donal con . . . iss ed canas in cu cain, | a marbad do milchonaib, ZCP xiii 8.2 (prognostications from barking of dogs; ` wolves ' O'Grady, Mélusine v 86 ). Name given to a letter-group in a species of Ogham: milchu ar aicmi huatha, Auraic. 5743. Freq. as n.pr. m.