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muich , múich , muích

Cite this: eDIL s.v. muich , múich , muích or dil.ie/32689

Forms: múich, múch, muich, múich, -úi-, -uí-, muich, múch, -ui-, -úi-, -uí-, muich, múch, múig, múch, múich

n [f.] gloom, dejection, sadness . Generally by edd. taken as múich , a secondary form of múch `smoke', but perh. a distinct word. In Mid.Ir. texts nearly always written muich without accent, in LB occas. múich (but the LB scribe is prone to superfluous accents and, moreover, -úi- oft. stands for -uí-). Prob. the word had a dual development: muich > (1) múich through influence of múch, (2) muích through association with maeth = O.Ir. moíth; cf. maeith, maoith which may represent this word. The transition of -ui- to -úi- or -uí- is not unknown elsewhere (cf. the occas. confusion between muin and maín). muich .i. toirse, O'Cl. ba muich mór (.i. ba tuirsi mor), Leb. Gab.(i) i 20.19 . muich ` sadness, dullness ', O'Br. ; O'R. Poems , who also gives múch ` grief, affliction '. múig f. ` gloom, darkness, . . . melancholy ', Coneys . múch ` smoke . . . grief, heaviness ', Dinneen . In IGT Dec. ex. 1836 múich (apparently this word): dlúith. a grain, a m.¤ (of Hell), Ériu iii 30 § 14 . a m.¤ ┐ a ndorchaib ifirn, LB 256b7 . ro thoit socht ┐ m.¤ mor forru, 223b4 . do guba muiche, LL 119b11 . ocá ndentar égem ar mét a mmuiche, LU 501 ( ACC § 3 Comm. ). do lín tuirse ┐ maeích menman e, BCC § 278. fo m.¤ ┐ fo t[h]odernam, Corm. Y 885. fo múich mi-lessaigt[h]i `vapours of bad feeding', MacCongl. 93.20 . fo m.¤ meanman ┐ doghailsi, Hugh Roe 232.6 (fo. 62a) . ni tabair rún meblai hi m.¤ , ACL iii 306 § 9 . (as pred.) mar múich attú-sa anocht I am in great grief, BS 118 § 61. go m.¤ ┐ go ttoirsi, Fl. Earls 146.6 . tucsat . . . cétfadh ar mhuígh, O'Gr. Cat. 472.17. See maeith and muichnech.