mothlach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mothlach or dil.ie/32612

adj o, ā. rough, shaggy, hirsute: muinel m.¤ , ZCP vi 80.19 . [tarbán] mer m.¤ , Ériu vii 6.3 = motlach 198.21 . co fuair in mnaí mothlaig móir ` shaggy ', Met. Dinds. iv 26.17 . sēig mār m.¤ , ZCP xi 159 § 176 , cf. Anecd. i 70 § 176 v.l. As sobriquet: Niall m.¤ , AU 950. clúmhach, mo[th]lach, garbh, Eg. Gl. 115. Cf. Mod.Ir. mothall `a fleece, a bush of hair, shag, or fur ', Dinneen .