escmug, esmong

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n a species of fish, an eel (?): [e]s- mong [-ngu v.l.] .i. escong ut est esmong [-ngu v.l.] imaling corp feithe. nó escmug [escinn, escmuca MSS.] .i. muc usci... ar is fri ochluid dogní es[c]muc [esmuca v.l.] amail muic it `works at rooting like a pig' O'Dav. 761 . escmuga .i. escmuc quia pinguis sicut sus et fodit terram ┐ claidid in talmain, O'Mulc. 433 . Cf. foceird [in nathair] fit isin tracht frissin n-escmogin 527 .