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molad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. molad or dil.ie/32490
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: molad, molath, molto, molta, moltai, mmoltu, molthu, molta, moltae

n u, m., vn. of molaid. n s. in molad , Wb. 8d22 . molath, Sg. 59b4 . g s. in molto , Ml. 126b18 . molta, 145c2 . n p. moltai, 115 b 4 . a p. tris na mmoltu , 115b2 . molthu (.i. molada T, .i. molta F), Hy. vi 17. LL 132b14 . g p. inna moltae , Ml. 122b9 .

(a) the act of praising; praise: gl. laudare, Ml. 53b13 , Sg. 59b4 ; psallere, Ml. 24a3 . moladh, gl. adulatio, Ir. Gl. 902. in m.¤ doínde human praise, Wb. 8d22 . m.¤ Dǽ, Ml. 24a4 . m.¤ Pátric, Fél. Nov. 27. fer certa fri m.¤ ┐ aír, Laws i 18.8 . dúan molta, LU 327. ind m.¤ ┐ ind nemeli no ferfad frisind rig, Mon. Tall. § 1. Cet mac Matach ria molod | ro la in cloich for Conchobar to win praise (?), LL 48b20 . bás meic Loeguire Lugdach | cen moltho thall na sund de | de forchu thrum thentide winning thereby praises neither in the world to come nor this world (?), 132b14 = gan molbhtha, AFM i 164.4 . íodhbhartha an mholta, Psalms cxvi 17. molta Dé the praises of God, TSh. 10264.

(b) a song of praise; a panegyric: gl. hymnus, Ml. 55b14 , 83b9 ; psalmus, 122b9 ; carmen, 115b4 . asbert Sechnall fri Pátraic: Ciachiuin dogen-sa molud duitsi?, Trip. 242.14 . ro fiarfaigh cach do Dallan . . . an raibe moladh aicce do C.C., BCC § 336. gonadh `amhra' ainm an molta, ib. doroine [David] tri coícait molta do Dia, PH 1092. canfa mé molta, 2 Samuel xxii 50.

(c) approbation, approval; decision, fiat (late): m.¤ druadh, Irish Texts ii 66 § 25. do mholadh hÍ Neill according to the decision of, ALC ii 242.26 . molumh [= moladh] Taidg I Ceallaigh ` adjudication ', Hy Maine 161.23 . This is possibly the orig. sense of the phrase: do m.¤ na hEclaise (= fortified by the rites of the Church): do lesaidh C.C. Becc do m.¤ na heclaisi, BCC § 129 (128.5) , cf. p. 106.22 . fuair bas do moladh De ┐ na heguilsi, Fl. Earls 238.24 .

(d) gramm. an adjective: ar mholadh ┐ ar fhocal, IGT Introd. § 19. re hucht . . . molta ┐ bfocuil, § 16.