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mathgamain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mathgamain or dil.ie/31684
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: mathgaman, matho, mathgamna

n m. (cf. math + gamuin Ériu xix 114 ) a bear: gl. ursus, Ir. Gl. 418. tír i fail m.¤ mall, LL 136a34 . g s. bruth mathgaman , FB 52 Eg. = matho LU. pl. amal bíti mathgamna etir banbraid, RC xiii 456 § 52. gala mathgamna ┐ brotha léoman, BDD 92. mar leoman ic techta fo mathgamnaib, TBC-LL¹ 2163 , cf. 5585 and TBC-I¹ 1949. i n-earball an mhathghamna, TSh. 7431. mathghamhuin, 1 Sam. xvii 34. nuallamuid amhuil mathghamhna, Isaiah lix 11. Often used of a warrior: inmain m.¤ mórglonnach, TBC-LL¹ 5354. an dā mathgamain morghlonnacha, CF 874. as mé an mathgamhain ar menmain, BNnÉ 285 § 273. is mathghamhna meardha . . . a míleadha, Todd Lect. iv 82.21 .

Common as n.pr. m.: Mathgamain mac Cennetigh, AU 966. m.¤ mac Cendetig, Cog. 58.25 . dall Mathgamhna M.'s blind (bard), 96.1 .