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Cite this: eDIL s.v. marc or dil.ie/31589
Last Revised: 2013

n o, m., (cf. W. march `horse') a horse (more poetic word than ech). m.¤ .i. each, Corm. Y 851. O'Mulc. 816. O'Cl. m.¤ .i. ech no lāir, O'Dav. 1217. mairc cona cairpthib, Fianaig. 6.7 , cf. Cóir Anm. 220. dá trichait marc (.i. ech), LU 9951. Mide magen na m.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 42 , cf. MR 138.5 . i modhaib m.¤ . . . .i. o gnimrad a n-ech, O'Dav. 303 , cf. Laws iv 2.2 . raluidin[n]-se de marcaib I used to ride on steeds, Ériu i 72 § 3. screpall for gach cathraigh . . . ┐ marcc for an righ (an assessment), BNnÉ 247 § 200. A mare: eich .i. firenna ┐ mairc .i. na lathracha, H 3.18 p. 639b ( O'Curry 1424 ), cf. eich mairc muca, Laws i 268.20 . Hence as ā, f. in B. na f.: menn mairce (.i. searrach eich) a colt , ZCP xii 360.22 . gabsat dí marc hi n-athgabhail, ZCP vii 305.14 (= dí mairc?).

Compds. marc[c]ír (gl. strigilis) a horse-comb , Thes. ii 226.37 ( PCr. 30b ). marcbāgh a horse-race , Laws v 488.11 Comm. ¤ḟoich: marccoichi (leg. marc-ḟoichi) gl. crabrones, sc(r)abrones 'horse-flies' Études Celt. xxii 210 § 3 , 213 . ¤muilenn .i. muilenn imsai [sic MS.] ech, O'Mulc. 817 ; 'horse-mill' Studies on Early Ireland 18 . See also marcṡluag.