IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
mothú, m. (gs. -thaithe). 1. vn. of mothaigh. 2. Feeling, perception; sensation, consciousness. ~ a bheith agat ar rud, to be able to feel sth., to be conscious of sth. Níl ~ aige ar theas ná ar fhuacht, he is insensible to heat or cold. Ní raibh ~ aige ar mo chuid cainte, he didn’t realise I was talking, didn’t hear me speak. Bíodh ~ ionat, keep your wits about you; bestir yourself. An ~ a chailleadh, to lose the sense of touch; to lose perception; to lose consciousness. Duine gan mhothú, insensate person; unconscious person. Tá sé ina chnap gan mhothú, he is an insensate heap, he is dead to the world. Méara gan mhothú, numb, dead, fingers. Níl ~ ar bith i mo chosa, I have no feeling in my legs. Tháinig an ~ arís ann, he regained consciousness; his sensitivity was restored. Teacht gan mhothú ar dhuine, to come unnoticed upon s.o., to take s.o. unawares. ~ feirge, éada, touch of anger, of jealousy. Chuir sé ~ feirge orm, he stung me to anger. 3. Folk: Overlooking, bewitching. 4 = mothas.