2 necht

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Forms: Necht, Nechtain, Nechta, Nechtan

adj. (participial formation < nig- `to wash', cf. Lat. lautus from lavare), clean, pure; white: necht cach glan, Corm. Y 247. necht .i. ingen no glan, O'Dav. 1286. neacht .i. geal, Lec. Gl. M 90. nect alainn no geal dicitur , BB 254a31 ( IT iii 368 n .). nemthech necht, SR 573. clía nudh [= núadh?] n.¤ `a new clean frame', Laws iv 252.1 . dath-ogam . . . .i. bān, liath, flann, sodath, necht, Auraic. 5698.

pn As sobriquet? in name Núadu Necht (so interpreted by later glossators): Núadha Necht .i. Núadha nicht onní is nix snechta . . . bá gilithir fri snechta Núadha N., Cóir Anm. 188. Nuadha Neacht . . . ón fhocal nix .i. sneachta, Keat. ii 3561. Cf. the npr. f. Necht: Neacht Indbir Scene, Dinds. 130 ( RC xvi 83 ). g s. dún trí mac Nechta Scéne, LU 5108 = Nechtain, TBC² 623 YBL; LU has marg. note: Nechtan Scene a mmathair. foíd a mmathar . . . .i. Nechta Scene, LU 5151 = Nechta, TBC² 668 ; Nechtan is the name given in TBC 1219 follg.