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2 mát, máta

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Forms: mat, mát, muc

n [f.] a pig (archaic and poet. word). mat [mát LB] .i. muc, unde est isna Brethaib Nemed: forruachtatar mata mo t[h]uinde torgabail, Corm. Y 876 ; see Ériu x 44.6 . cuich in mait . . . .i. cuich in muc, O'Dav. 1241. dhá ṡenainm ar mhuic . . . féis is máda, Forus Foc. 17. mochen mata moaigther, Ériu vii 6 § 8 = muc, ib. (prose). don matai, ib. = don matta, p. 199 . ferba . . . sceó mátai (.i. mucci) moogthi, FB 68.

mata , máta

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pn io, m., name of a fabulous monster connected with the Boyne valley: lecht forsa torc[h]air in Matæ , RC xv 292 ( Dinds. 4 ). lecht in Mate, ib. Glend in Máta .i. seilc[h]i sin `a tortoise' (?), ib. dia ro bruiset fir Erenn baill in Matæ roslas i mBrug Meic in Óic, 329 ( Dinds. 28 ). Cf. Metr. Dinds. iii 100. in glend i mbíd Mátha mall, Metr. Dinds. ii 22 (Dinds. of Brug na Boinne). do descin in Máthai múaid, 23 (matha, mada, mata MSS. in both exx.). For discussion of legend see Macalister, Temair Breg 241 - 243 . Cf. 2 mát.