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mórfeiser

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mórfeiser or dil.ie/32572

Forms: mórṡeiser, mórfeisser, morfesser, moirseser, móirsheisear

n o, m., (= mór + seiser; for phonetic change cf. fiur < siur), later also mórṡeiser, `a great hexad', i.e. a heptad, a group of seven persons (strictly of men). fácab morḟeser dia muintir, Trip. 344.22 ( Ardm. 18a2 , Thes. ii 241.17 ). mórfeisser, 116.12 (Rawl. = morseiser, Eg.). mórfessiur di thrénferaib, FB 2. morfessiur leiss dia maccaib, LU 2900. morfessiur . . . cona-tuil i ṅEffis, Fél. Aug. 7. g p. cet mili morfesser múad, SR 5027. Cerddraige dicuntur ar ba cerdd cach fer dib co morfessiur, LL 320e55 (i.e. to the seventh generation, Manners and Customs iii 320 ). morseser a daim his retinue is of seven men, Laws iv 324.13 . ata morseisir i tuaith arcuile coir urnadhma seven men who are prohibited from the right of contracting marriage, v 132.1 . moirseser, TBC-LL¹ 5525 (St.). ro marbhadh moirsheiser ann, AFM ii 1016.18 . móirsheisear d'aois uilc, Studies 1931, 260 § 5 . Of women: doto[e]gut a morḟesiur, IT ii2 229 Eg. = dotiagad na secht n-ingena, ib. YBL. móirsheisear, Dinneen .