máthair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. máthair or dil.ie/31678

Forms: máthir, mathir, máthar, mathar, máthair, máithre, -acha, máthar, maithr-each, -edh, mathair, mathri

n r,f. n s. máthir, Sg. 65a6 . d s. sen-mathir , Wb. 29d11 . g s. máthar, Sg. 31a12 , 61a22 . mathar, Ml. 71c15 . In Mid.Ir. freq. with guttural st. in pl. máthair (n p. máithre, -acha; g p. máthar, maithr-each, -edh), IGT Dec. § 32. In MSS. usually contracted.

A mother . mathair, gl. mater, Ir. Gl. 1052. mathair quasi mater , Corm. Y 852. fria athair ┐ fria mathair, TBC 196. eter in n-ingin ┐ a mmát[h]air, FB 6. imda mathair boed many a fond mother, AU 777 (poem). siur máthar (gl. mater- tera), Sg. 61a22 . bás mór máthar Íssu, Fél. Jan. 18. is clann én-athar ┐ én-máthar sínd .i. Adaim ┐ Eua, PH 7500. pl. mathri na fātha, SR 7471. dá mac dēc . . . con cethraib máthrechaib, 3008 . athra sceo mathra, ZCP xi 95 § 49. máthrecha na mac, PH 392. a mbronnaib a maithrech, IT i 19.38 = Trip. 444.2 . dáermacne . . . a lleth o mathrechaib on their mothers' side, TBC 1740. Of animals: boí in loeg immalle rá m.¤ , Lat. Lives 86. cairm hi tat a mmaithre na lloeg-sa, LU 1753. Fig.: as máthir a ṡotho feissin cach n- óenchrann, Sg. 65a6 . is i in scriptuir diada is m.¤ dona hulib iresachaib, LB 251b17 . mathair .i. tosach ut est: máthir coctha . . . eccuin want of common sense is the mother of war, O'Dav. 1212. m.¤ na n-olc an anumhla, PBocht 26.31 . m.¤ neantóg `the breeding of nettles', Zephaniah ii.9 .

Compd. máthar-marbthach, gl. matricida, Ir. Gl. 318.