DSL - DOST   Moder, Muder, n.1 Also: modir, -yr(e, modre, modder; moider; mudir, -yr, muddir, mudr-.  [ME. and e.m.E. moder, -ire, -ur, -re etc., mooder (15th c.), OE. módor, -er. Cf. MOTHER.]
    1. A person's mother.
    Also fig.
    Also QUENE-MODER n. (a)  The Erll Ferrandis moder was Ane nygramansour; Barb. iv. 241.  For-thi wa tyd is 3ou ... That 3oure gud modir now mon mys; Leg. S. xxix. 406.  Modyre; Ib. ii. 976.  Ib. vii. 691, xxxvi. 401.  To his lufyt moder; 1395-6 Menzies Charters 10 Feb.  1409 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 73.  Moder als to Achilles; Troy-bk. ii. 2588.  Dame Cibeles That modyr off all goddys wes; Wynt. v. 994.  The modrys ... Thare barnys wald for hungyre ete; Ib. 4817.  Ib. 198, 2809.  Be the sight ... of his modre; 1450 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 18.  Fifteen Ois 144.  That thai governe thame till haly kirk as sone to inoder; Hay I. 295/22.  To be moder and madyn meir; Henr. III. 147/31.  His modir carnell; 1494 Dunferm. B. Rec. I. 318.  Sic is the douchter as the moder beyne; Bk. Chess 624.  Ib. 506.  Seven S. 1477, 2703.  Fyve Bestes 204.  Giffin to Curryis modir; 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 104.  To seik 3our ald moder mak 3ou bane; Doug. iii. ii. 58.  The moder, desiring to bring hir sonnis to concord; Bell. Boece I. 194.  Becaus his fader and moder ar ald and decrepat; 1543 Reg. Cupar A. II. 25.  Quhen we war borne of our moder; Hamilton Cat. 186.  Our deirest moder Marie, quene dowreare; 1557 Banff Ann. II. 382.  Mergaret Littill, moder to the said Williame Lausoun; 1564 Edinb. B. Deeds MS. 148.  1565 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 327.  Diurn. Occurr. 150.  1597 Douglas Corr. 40. (b)  Gif the said barnis remanis nocht with thair moider; 1544 Prot. Bk. Sir J. Cristisone 88. (c)  Til the said Dame Elizabeth his mudir; 1406 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 64.  Sum mudrys in that land alsua Berys bot anys; Wynt. i. 701.  His mudyr at his beryng Deyd; Ib. iii. 507.  Luke how the bairne dois to the muder; Dunb. xxxvi. 37.  Muder, 3one man makis 3ow a mok; Jok & Jynny 14.  Our grandschir, gud sir, gud dam, muder and ourself; 1567 Echt-Forbes Chart. 113. fig.  Lusty May that mvddir is of flouris; Bann. MS. 342b/4.

    b. Said also of animals.  Sa come the 3ow, the moder of the lam; Henr. Fab. 1068 (Bann.).  Ane hundreth lammys and thar moderis; Doug. i. ix. 101.  He ... maid lawis that grew-quhelpis suld nocht line thair moderis; Bell. Boece I. 39.
    c. Said of the Virgin as mother of Christ. (1)  Of His modire syne sad I Sume thing tho it be rudly; Leg. S. Prol. 79.  Ib. v. 15.  Oure suet lady. Goddys modyr. myld Mary; Wynt. ii. 234.  Be helpe of the virgyne pure, The modyre off my creature; Ib. vi. 1176.  To God and His modir Mari; 1429 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 42.  Haile moder of our maker and medicyn of mys! Howlat 719.  Hay I. 3/5, II. 70/11.  Certane statutis ... maide ... for the honour and loving of Gode ... and of His moder; 1475-6 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 33.  Wall. vii. 388.  To be His lady and modere; Irland Mir. I. 151/20.  Ib. 153/6.  Asl. MS. II. 272/44.  Doug. i. Prol. 456.  For the honour of God and His blissit moder the Virgen Marie; 1532 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 59.  Stewart 28495.  The moder of God stude besyid the croce drery; Arundel MS. 286/226.  Declarand the blessit virgine to be moder of God; Q. Kennedy Breif Tract. (ed.) 145/24.  Id. Compendious Ressonyng (ed.) 155/23.  His meik mudir; Bann. MS. 32b/62.  That he gif lowing to God and to His moder Marie; Lindsay MS. 8 b. (2)  I will go to Baquhiddir. It sall be Pasche, be Goddis moder, Or evir we meit agane; Lynd. Sat. 2915 (Bann.).
    2. In the possessive and objective genitive. a.Without inflexion.
    So also in many ME. instances. In OE. the genitive normally coincided in form with the nominative.
    Also MODER THOWNG.
    Gud moder douchter, the daughter of a good mother. Moder barne, maternal half-brother or -sister; moder broder, sister, eme, maternal uncle, aunt or great-uncle. (Cf. ON. móður-bróðir, -systir.)
    (On, of) (the, his) moder half, side, (on, etc.) the mother's side (with reference to descent). (Also e.m.E. (1483) moder syde.) (1)  The child can snawil than, and grape The modyr pape; Leg. S. xvi. 459.  He In his modir wame mad gle; Ib. xxxvi. 404.  Jacob ... throwcht hys modyre suggestyowne ... wan his fadyr benysowne; Wynt. ii. 213.  And thare modyre banys ta; Ib. 488.  Ib. vi. 2242.  To the Kingis offerand at his moder saule mes; 1507 Treas. Acc. III. 292.  Nisbet Matth. xix. 12.  Salfand the lyferent of Marioun Reddik his modder vse; 1577 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I. 44. (b)  The said Besse Marsair ... to remane with hir moider apone hir moider expens tua 3eiris; 1544 Prot. Bk. Sir J. Cristisone 88. (c)  Joyntfeftment of tuenty markis worth of his mudir landis; 1425 Montgomery Mem. II. 8. (2)  Will thow thi wyf cheis weile To the gud moder douchter se thow go; Bk. Chess 621. (3)  Johne Gemmill ... brother and moder barne to the said vmquhile Mertyne; 1563 Edinb. B. Deeds 82. (4)  Valter Ross ... moder broder to the said vmquhile Archibalde; 1513 Fam. Rose 183.  1542 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 333.  The said Robert ... lauchfull air to vmquhile Johne Bischop of Brichen his modir brothir; 1566 Prot. Bk. J. Foulis 106 b.  Edmond Duik of Somersett, modir brodir to K. James the secound of Scotland; Leslie 28.  To Jonet Broun hir moder broder dochter; 1580 Edinb. Test. VIII. 47.  1580 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 174.  Hir moder brother; 1596 Crim. Trials I. ii. 379. ---  His moder sister sone; 1517 Acta Conc. MS. XXX. 106.  His antis, moder sisteris, sisteris germane, necis and ... dochteris; Boece v. i. 162 b.  I leif the gouernament of my dochter Annas vnto ... hir modir sister; 1584 Argyll Fam. Lett. 67.  Moder sister; Hist. Kennedy 15. ---  Oure Kyng off Scotland, Dawy be name, Wes ... Henrys modyr eme; Wynt. vii. 1784. (5)  On hys modyr halff a Brettowne He wes be kynd off natyowne; Wynt. v. 3021.  Systris on the fadyrhalf or of modyr half; Burgh Laws c. 7 (B).  His frendis on the mudyrhalf and ... on the fadyrhalf; Acts I. 40/2. ---  Johnne ... as narrest of kin to the said Robert on the moderside; 1569 Canongate Ct. Bk. 89.  Certane of the nerrest of his fader & modersyde; 1575-6 Carrick Baillie Ct. 28 Jan.  On the fathers syid, ... on the moder syid; 1584 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 320.

    b. With inflexion.
    Cf. ONorthumb. mderes gen. (1)  For commonly thai [women] folow kynd And gretly to the moderis strind; Ratis R. 940.  To the sade Dame Cristyane my moderis landis; 1423 Wemyss Chart. II. 47.  Irland Mir. I. 68/11.  For the said Georgis fader sawll and moderis; 1495 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 317.  Kennedy Asl. MS. II. 274/35.  All thai that fordois bairne consavit in modiris vaime; Rathen Manual 27/1.  My clype ... With moderis milk 3it in 3our mychane; Dunb. lxxv. 37.  All other thingis ... Is now conform onto thy moderis sawys; Doug. i. ix. 10.  For cryme of his moderis slauchtir; Ib. iii. v. 95.  Eftir hir moderis name; Ib. xi. xi. 23.  Ib. i. x. 62, iv. iv. 30, x. vi. 64.  Ane barne in the moderis wame ... was herd lauch; Boece ix. i. 288 b.  For his brother and moderis lair; 1553 Banff Ann. I. 31.  The Kingis modirreis ... writingis; 1570 Conv. Burghs I. 16. (b)  He saw Mayok milkand hir mvderis ky; King Berdok 24. (2)  Peleus one his faderis syde And one his moderis Licomede; Troy-bk. ii. 2370.  The nobill kynrent of hys moderis syde; Doug. xi. vii. 107.  As chief ... be the muderis and guiddam syde; c 1600 Paterson Ayr & Wigton III. 33.

    3. In various extended and fig. uses.
    a. As a reverent term of address or reference to a saintly woman or one regarded as having religious authority. b. A Mother Superior of a convent. c. An ancestress. d. An originator or source (of a condition or state of affairs). e. An elderly woman. f. Applied to one's mother-in-law. a.  Spirituale modyr, quhat-sa thu be, For Godis sak schau thé to me; Leg. S. xviii. 307.  Modir als of haly kyrk To safe synful that wil nocht irk; Ib. 785. b.  Landis ... in few ... of the priouris or prioressis moderis and conventis of sindrie frieris and nunnis places; 1571 Acts III. 59/1. c.  That woman ... that Eve we call, for scho wes modyr of ws all; Wynt. i. 83.  Our first muder; Bann. MS. 273 a/351. d.  Dame Aueryce ... That moder is of alkyne wice; Troy-bk. ii. 397.  Thow moder of all mercy; Howlat 747.  Thow ... The fathir and moder of morthour and mischeif; Dunb. Flyt. 74. e.  The auld moder leugh quhen the angell said scho suld consaif; Asl. MS. I. 313/24. f.  His hienes, invited be his darrest moder the Quene of Denmarkis ... letters; 1589 Reg. Privy C. IV. 444.

    4. Applied to things, more or less personified.
    a. Said of the church, as man's spiritual mother. = MODER KIRK a. b. Said of the earth, as giving birth to mankind. See also MOTHER EARTH. c. Said of a country, as giving birth to its natives. d. Said of a quality or condition which `gives birth to', `nourishes' or gives rise to, another. a.  Til alle the sonnys of oure hali modir the kirk gretyn in God aylesty; 1416 Liber Melros 539.  Be law of our modir haly kirk; 1470 Wemyss Chart. 97.  I haue offendit God my creature and my modere the haly kirk; Irland Asl. MS. I. 78/18.  St. A. Formulare II. 104.  Returne ... to your awin moder Godis kirk; Win3et I. 33/4. b.  I can be na way trowe That othir modyre have we nowe Than the erde; Wynt. ii. 502.  This erd that we call oure moder; Bell. Livy II. 231/20. c.  Delos ... the moder ... Of the Nereydes; Doug. iii. ii. 11. d.  Cowatice That is moder of ilk wyce; Ratis R. 1253.  The moder of lechorye is ydilnes; Myll Spect. 274/11

    5. In combinations.
    a. Appositive: fig. That is a source or fountainhead (of a river, stream or the like). b. Objective in modyr-slaar (also e.m.E. (1483) modyr slaer). a.  Incipiendo ad inferiorem finem de le Modirlech qui vocatur Gramos et sic ambulando [etc.]; 1325 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 547.  The modermyre; 14.. Reg. Episc. Aberd. I. 246.  The moder se fludis lochis and wellis; Kennedy Asl. MS. II. 273/25.  The burne to haif the passaige as the auld moder burne had of befoir; 1576 Inverness Rec. I. 249. b.  Nov is the barne sa borne Modyr-slaar; Leg. S. xvi. 462.