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maicne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maicne or dil.ie/31297

Forms: mórmacni, mórmaicne, macniu, dóermaicni, maicne, maicne, -da

n io, m., and , f. (mac). ? g s. mórmacni , LU 5328 = mórmaicne , TBC-I¹ 851. d s. dot chain-macniu , LL 270b12 . n p. bertair dóermaicni , LU 5614 ( TBC-I¹ 1134 ). maicne (m. and f., pl. maicne , -da), IGT Dec. § 1.

Sons (coll.), progeny, generally in sing., sometimes with pl. vb. āsfaid dáermacne i crích Ulad a lleth o mathrechaib, TBC-LL¹ 1739 = gomsa dærbésacha macneda Ulad, ZCP viii 545. 21 . maccni Natfroich . . . huadib ríg, Trip. 196.16 . macne Conchobuir, ZCP viii 217.32 . maicne Echoch . . . im Niall, RC xxiv 184. co ro rann R. . . . a thír dia maicne , RC xx 136. 25 . ní farlaic Cathaír Carmain | acht dia m.¤ mór-adbail, Metr. Dinds. iii 16. .ix. mberta maicne . . . .i. ix. mbretha mac, O'Dav. 280. a Corbmaic, coisc do m.¤ , 173 = YBL 140b24 . In wider sense posterity, descendants: taethsat do m.¤ (a prophetic curse), Cog. 92.9 . maiccne Ebit Eoganachta, Todd Nenn. 258. tri senoraig . . . do shain-macne in lochta ro crochsat Crist, LB 159b24 . do mhaicne ghlórmhair Ghaoidhil, Keat. Poems 1166. A family, tribe: frisna iltuathaib ┐ frisna ilmacnib, TBC-LL¹ 453. fo fedaib na tri macni `the woods of the three tribes', Cog. 58.18 (= na ttri nUaithne the three Owneys B). fear . . . bá ferr dia mhaicne, AFM v 1528.20 . ní don Mhumhain do mhaicne, O'Gr. Cat. 534.8.

In the Lismore and Laud texts of the Acall. na Sen. ` maicne ' seems to be used in sense of `manchaine' and may be a scribal error for that word: mo maicne-si duit-siu eter béo ┐ marb, Acall. 6650 (= mainchine F.); bar ṁbéomaicne ┐ bur marbmaicne don Macha co bráth, 3506 (`your posterity both living and dead', O'Gr.), cf. 3707 , 5900 (= -mainchine F. in all cases).