murbach, muirbech

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Forms: muirbheach

n m. (muir; for 2nd component cf. fótbach) a breakwater; a level strip of land along the sea-coast: tonn . . . a tondeo .i. ar berraid in fēr don murbach it shaves the grass from the shoreland, Corm. Y 1243. dún dianad murbach án | múr mór maic Lugdach `whose famous breakwater is the great wall of L.'s son', Metr. Dinds. iii 124.67 . tír . . . is mín taobh 's is mín murbhach, Measgra D. 45.22 . i mmurbach na Bonne the shore of the Boyne, BColm. 72.5 . ar mílib [= mílaib] na muirbech, Metr. Dinds. iii 428.36 = muirbrech, LL 212a6 . Carn Trachta Eothaili . . . tēd muir tarna cairgib 'na muirbeach impi, Todd Nenn. 198. Of a lake monster , Peritia xi 163 : muirbech lonn locha hEnaig, Acall. 2421. Common in both forms in place-names: for Muirbech, Metr. Dinds. iii 442.42 . i Murbach, AFM iii 416.9 . In mod. Anglo-Irish sometimes ` murrough '. muirbheach f. `a low sea-board ', Dinneen .