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maccoím

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maccoím or dil.ie/31183
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: mac(c)aem, mac(c)aom, mac(c)ām, maccaím, macaím, maccoím, maccaím, maccóemu, maccáemu, maccaemu, macoemu, maccóem, maccáem, maccaemi, macámh, maccáomh, -a, macáimh, macáoimh, -e, macam, maccæm, macaomh

n o, m., also mac(c)aem, later mac(c)aom, mac(c)ām. The first component is generally contracted in MSS. but appears to remain invariable; g s. maccaím, TBC-LL¹ 1632. macaím, LU 10277. n p. maccoím , Trip. 462.19 = LB 27b34 . maccaím, FA 6 LU. a p. maccóemu, FB 12. maccáemu, LU 4652 = TBC-I¹ 191. (for nom.) maccaemu, TBC-LL¹ 4730 , macoemu, FA 6 LB. macaīme, Celtica xxv 149 . g p. na maccóem , LU 6970 = BDD 62. na maccáem , TBC-LL¹ 876. na maccaemi , 866 . macámh maccáomh (n p. -a), IGT Dec. z 35. macáimh macáoimh (pl. -e) § 112 .

A boy, lad (from childhood to the age of bearing arms). macam, gl. puer, Ir. Gl. 370. macam gennti, gl. pumnatus (= prognatus?), 473 . aos macaoimh, aos ógáin, feardhacht ┐ seanórdhacht (four stages of life), TSh. 5277. confacatar . . . in maccoem mbecc (of an infant), IT i 140.19 . noídin ┐ maccaím, FA 6. frisin maccæm (= puerum), Lat. Lives 76 (= gilla bec, ib.). berim-se maccǽm cechtar mo dā dernand, TBC-LL¹ 1306. coíca do maccaemaib no bitis ic clessaib cluchi, 1533 . ciar bo maccoem iar n-aís ropo mílid iar mórgasciud, TFerbe 308 . Distinguished from 1 mac, macc: is romut-su atát mo mna-sa ┐ mo meic ┐ mo maccáemi my women and children and lads (?), TBC-LL¹ 3397 , cf. 4730 , 5013 . cenmothá . . . ar mná . . . ┐ cenmothá ar maccǽmu, TBC-I¹ 191. oighidh Áodha fá nguilid mná is macáomha, IGT Dec. ex. 929. mna ┐ macama ┐ bantrachta na nGall, Cog. 102.5 . mna ┐ macaim ┐ mindaine, TTébe 2643 . Domnall mac G. . . . do marbadh do maccaeb aile ic cor cloche, AU ii 82.16 . Of a famulus in attendance on a cleric: Coeman Chilli Riada a maccoem, Trip. 264.23 = maccæm, 574.13 (cubicularius Colgan). Of a servant: ro eirgedar maccáim re hescradaib banóir, ┐ ro dian-scailit biada ┐ lind do chach ina diaid sin, Acall. 4609 . Of a young man, warrior: co faccadur in t-aen óclach da [n]indsaigid … 'Cia thusa, a m'anam, a maccaeim?' ar Pátraic, Acall. 4080 , Ériu xlii 32 . Folld. by gen. of definition: macaemh ócc cennuige a young merchant, Maund. 34. Folld. by gen. pl. apparently = choice, flower, paragon: re mac Ui Neill . . . re macaomh laoch Leithe Cuinn, ZCP viii 223 § 22. maccaim righ Erenn, AU ii 64.3 = macaomh, AFM ii 962.23 . macamh Gall Erenn ar einech ┐ ar e[n]gnum, AU ii 474.27 = AFM iii 580.20 . macamh na corn corn Aillbhi, Acall. 134.

Of girls (generally with defining gen.): mise am' seanóir ┐ Muiri 'na macámh 'I am an old man and Mary is a young maiden', Ev.Inf. (LFF) 187 § 38 . macaem scíamach mná, Maund. 57. in macaomh mna, Fl. Earls 34.31 . Oss. iv 236.3 . a mhacaoimh mhná!, Ériu viii 85.94 . macamh og sciamach do b'inghean d'Aedh, AU iii 392.18 . banmacām a girl , Auraic. 3163.

As attrib.: bo maccáem heifer (?), LL 165b1 . fir is mná maccaoma, ZCP viii 216.10 .