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miscad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. miscad or dil.ie/32349
Last Revised: 2019

n f. a curse, malediction, esp. of comminatory utterances of saints; perhaps compd. of mí- and scoth `words, speech', as suggested by Corm. Y 859 : miscath .i. mí-innsci. Scath .i. innsci; folld. by O'Cl. : mioscaith .i. mi-innsci no drochinnsce (cf. roscad). miscaid .i. mallacht ut est miscaid fri ceird cainti, O'Dav. 1211. miscath .i. mallacht, Lec. Gl. 310. aincis is mioscaith . . . dha ṡenainm na mallachta, Forus Foc. 29. trí[s]t ┐ m.¤ Patraic . . . for cech flaith, Ériu i 219.5 . nach miscath doratad . . . for cech n-oen conascar regt nDe, Anecd. iii 25. fó míscaid bretheman brátha, FA 34. fagcbaim . . . miscid . . . for Coisemnach, BColm. 78.6 . eirgg dot tig ┐ beir miscaid a curse with you! LL 272a30 = RC xiii 381.7 . tre misgaith naomh-Ruadhain, BNnÉ 323 n. 9 . do chedhaigh . . . a misccaith ┐ a mallacht d'inis Éiremhóin, AFM vi 2294.26 .