1 mo

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 mo or dil.ie/32400

Forms: mu, -sa, -su, -sea, -siu, mu, mú, Mo

gen. of 1 s. pers. pron., used only before subst. as proclitic, both as poss. and as obj. gen. (e.g. iar mu soirad after deliver- ing me, Ml. 104d2 ); often emphasized by the enclitic -sa, -su or (after palatal vowel or const.) -se, -sea, -siu follg. the subst. The form mu is common in Ml.: mú bás, Ml. 80a9 ; ar mu sémi-se, 22d1 ; mu menma, SP ii § 1 ; mu lebran, ib. § 2 ; for mu mud, § 8 . Lenites a follg. consonant; the lenition is generally ex- pressed in the case of c, t: mu charat, Ml. 73d1 ; tar mu chenn, 76d9 (but: mu cenn, 80b2 ); ar mu chnamaib-se, 58a11 ; mu thire, 62a7 ; mu th[u]aithe-si, 34b6 ; in the case of other con- sonants occasionally in Mid.Ir. texts (not in O.Ir.): dom ghalar, IT i 124.8 ; mo ṡerc, ib. 10 ; mo phopa, CRR 3 ; mo pheccaid, PH 7359 ; mo dherbrathair, ZCP xii 393.36 ; mo Dhúilem, 394.1 ; mo tsethracha, ib. 2 (ts = ṡ). Before lenited f the usage varies: moisitiu (= m'ḟoísitiu), Ml. 46b12 ; m[ḟ]eulae, 47c4 ; m[ḟ]ithisi, Fél. 76.9 ; but: do ól mo flede, FB 6.

The final vowel is usually elided before an initial vowel or lenited f, but occas. persists: m'ainim, Ml. 55a4 ; m'ernaigde- se, 50d7 ; m'etarcne, 103a9 ; m'íce 62c7 ; m'athir-se, Thes. ii 291.9 ; but: mo ainech-sa, Wb. 14a4 ; mo anmain-se, 32a8 ; mo ainm, Sg. 200b10 ; TBC 1053 ; mo ærchoíltiu-sa, Ml. 132c15 ; mo aingil, PH 1823 ; mo airchindech, 2064 ; mo uli indmas, 704 ; mo hires, 2325 ; mo á, Corm. Y 70 = mo ha, H. 3.17 c. 662 ( O'Don. 946 ) = Ériu xi 43.35 .

Affixed to a preceding prep., the vowel is dropped before an initial vowel or lenited f, commonly before consonants also; the letter m is freq. doubled, showing that it never suffered lenition: domm anmain, Hy. vi 8 ; domm [dom v.l.] imthús, vii 35 ; domm anacul, ib. 37 ; imm'aire, IT i 79.12 ; imm drungu, ib. 16 ; imm fochraib-sea, PH 2893 ; lamm Chua, Fél. Dec. 24 ; huam fonnaib, Ml. 78b9 ; óm céliú, SC 13 ( LU 3341 ); com iarraid (= ocom i.), ib. 44 ( LU 3937 ); but: dommo mnaí, FB 87 ( LU 9126 ); dommo múintir-se, PH 5793 ; oc mu lebran, SP ii 2.

After the particle a folld. by a voc. case, mo remains un- lenited: ammo phopa, TBC 1106 ; ammo Choimde, Ériu ii 122 § 62 , Arch. iii 293 § 1.

In late language m' is occas. lenited before an initial vowel: mh'occlach . . . mh'oircinneach . . . m'umhla nó mh'urraim, BNnÉ 266 § 234.

Mo is freq. used in combination with a proper name (usually a hypocoristic form), esp. with names of saints, such forms coming in time to be treated as a single word and often replacing the orig. name of a saint in popular usage. See Meyer Wortk. §§ 33 , 92 and cf. similar use of poss. pron. do. The follg. are examples: M'Aedóc (Aed, Aedán): Maedocc, BNnÉ 191.12 ; Maodhocc ib. 17 ; Moedocc ib. 4 ; Moeóg, 132 § 3 . Mo Barri (Bairre), BNnÉ 11.2 . Mo Becoc (Beccan), ib. 8.9 . Mo Bí (`my living one'?), Fél. 168.40 . Mobí Indsi Cus- craid 170.29 = Biteus, Mart. Don. July 22. Baptismal name of Brénainn of Clonfert, Lism.L. 3362 , BNnÉ 45 § 7. Mo Briccu, LL 348 c . Mo Choe, Fél. 158.8 , 15 (prob. variant of Mochuae). Mo Choemóc (Coemgin), Fél. Mar. 11. AU 869. Mochaemóc, LL 353 marg. inf. Name of Senan, BNnÉ 87.9 , 89.4 . Mo Cholmóc, Fél. July 25 = Colmán 170.33 . Mo Chommóc (Commán), Rawl. 89a36 . Mo Chrítóc, Fél. May 11 = Critán, 130.36 . Mo Chuae (Cuae), Fél. Mar. 30 , May 4 ; lam'Chua, Aug. 6 = Cronan, 182.31 . Mo Chumma (Colum), see ACC 140 Comm. ( RC xx 414 ). Mo Chuta, -u, name of St. Carthach, BNnÉ 291. Mo Dimmóc (Dimma, Diarmait), LL 352c1 . Mo Diuit (Simplex), Fél. 72.40 . M'Ernóc (Ernán ?), Fél. Aug. 18 , 186.32 . Mo Eca (= Moḟeca, Fechín), Fél. 48.27 . Mo Lais(s)e (Laisrén), Fél. 208.23 . Mo Locca .i. Locheni, Fél. 48.22 . Mo Lua, Mo Luóc (Lugaid); lam' Luóc, Fél. July 25 . quies Lugdach .i. mo Lua, RC xvii 168 (Tig.). Mo Ninn, Fél. Sep. 16. Mo Nenn, 208.20 (St. Ninian, Latinized form Nynias or Nennius, see Plummer Bede ii 128 ). Mo Ninne (f.), Fél. July 6 = Darerca, 166.19 ; Monanna, ib. 29 . Mo Ṡilóc, Fél. 168.30 , 170.36 . lam Ṡílóc, July 13 . Munnu, -a (= Mo ḟinnu `my white one') = Fintan, Fél. 226.4 . Munda .i. mo a finda .i. ainm bāide, Corm. Y 878. See Thurneysen, ZCP xix 364.