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mórdál

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mórdál or dil.ie/32567

Forms: mordhal, -dáil

n ā, f., (mór + 2 dál)

I A great assembly, a general assembly (often of a legislative or judicial meeting). ri ro saér Susannam . . . dia tucad isin mordáil, SR 7358. mordhal Corca baiscinn, Lism. L. 1875 (n s.). i mmordáil fer nÉreand, Ériu iv 138 § 14. a mordail Droma Cet, BCC § 95. AFM i 42.8 . mórdáil tuaithe no cineoil no aireachta .i. in bail i mbi in ri no cluithi [= cluichi] .i. i n-aonach, Eg. 88, fo. 29d ( O'Curry 2382 ). Of Doomsday: co mordail bratha, FA 6. ní dhamhann mesrugud | asa [leg. 'sin] mordhail móir, ZCP viii 208.16 . mac Muire . . . mormaor na mordala, 210.8 . mac Muiri na mordal , 114 § 3.

II Muster, display, hence pomp, grandeur, pride (later sense, n s. -dáil). mórdháil a shluaigh ba hé a mhian `the exultation (? muster) of his hosts', Oss. iv 10.4 . ar bhar neithibh féin . . . do chur amach le mórdháil `boastfully exaggerating your side', Content. xvi 121. lét aon Bhrian Bóruimhe abháin | do shíol Eibhir go mórdháil `with your single B. to do credit to E.'s race', 117 . Used like mórdacht in addressing or speaking of a sovereign: admhuidh mórdháil an Ríogh gach ní, Mac Aingil 496.16 .