mul

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Forms: mol

n o, m., a globular mass, heap, lump , etc., used in various applications; the form mol also occurs. m.¤ .i. cruinniughadh (i.e. a collection or heap ?), O'Cl. ; the same gloss is given under mol. colt mbodba | m.¤ macha, RC xv 433.24 ( Dinds. 42 ); cf. mol macha .i. cruinniughadh badhb, O'Cl. s.v. macha. imreditis a t[h]raigthi iarma ┐ a escata remi ┐ muil a orcan fora lurgnib the balls of his calves, TBC² 1451. cainnel . . . do tummud a mul imme no gereth in a pat (?) of butter or lard, Cáin Ad. § 2 (`bowl' Gloss.). ro batar dā charn nó dá mhul don snechta i ndorus an dúnaidh, BNnÉ 34.21 . méadaighther fri mul do charraic, FDG 138 v.l. = médithir fri mulba, text. ? drong ele le leccaibh . . . aga tilgen do [sic leg.] mullaibh na mor- cathrach ` turrets ', ZCP vi 46.31 (leg. mullach?).

Compds. ¤cend around head: méit muilcind milead a chend, Corm. p. 36.37 s.v. prúll. la taebh muílcheand moradhbal cnam heaps (?), BB 257b14 . Hence adj. ¤chennach: siollaire mer muilchennach ` daring, towering (?) layer-on of strokes', O'Gr. Cat. 583.36 (poem written in 1700). ¤cloch f. : mul- cloc[h]a glac `conical (? round) handstones' (as missiles), CCath. 5657. ¤cnoc a rounded or blunt hill; a lump: combá métithir cend maic mís cach mulchnoc dímór díbide (of knotted muscles), TBC² 1938 = TBC 2600. ¤dorn a clenched fist: meitithir m. míled, TBC 2597 = muldord, TBC² 1936. ¤elta (pl.) hilt of a sword (one terminating in a ball or knob?): claidib co muleltaib óir, TBC 178 , cf. 3738 . ¤lethan a broad crown (of the head): as sobriquet: ro lethai cend inna noíden forsin chloich conid de ro boí Fiacha Mullethan fair, LL 290b 11 = RC xiii 452.9 ; cf. Cóir An. 42 (Muillethan) and ZCP viii 309.18 ; the form Munlethan occurs ZCP viii 309.21 ; 314.13 , 17 .

See also moil and rothmol.