noí

Cite this: eDIL s.v. noí or dil.ie/33243

Forms: noi, naoi

indecl. num. adj. nine (mod. naoi). Eclipses initial of a follg. subst. (except in composition). In MSS. freq. expressed by the Roman numerals ix or viiii. noi, gl. novem, Sg. 197b6 . hí figuir noe montar nimæ ┐ noe ṅgrath æcalsa, Thes. ii 254.10 ( Stowe Miss. 65a ). .ix. n-imdada, LU 8051 ( FB 2 ). noi ṅgrad nime, SR 553. noí ṅDáiri, TBC 2694. nai mbliadna, Mac- Carthy 312 w ( BB 13b46 ). naei sailgi, Laws i 4.12 . naoi nduirn, ii 238.14 . i n-oentaid .ix. ngrád nime, PH 1443. na nóe ṅdesṅdurnu fichet twenty-nine, TBC 2957 = naoi, St. coicḟiur ┐ tri fichit ar noí cetaib 965 men, CRR 11. .ix. mis fo noi nine times nine months, Rawl. 147a48 .

As subst. folld. by gen. or partitive DE: dá noí míled, Fél. July 23 . trí noí n-immaire . . . .i. a noí do móin ┐ a noí do min ┐ a noí do chaill, Thes. ii 298.10 ( Hy. i pref. ).

noí tonda nine waves, expressing a more or less defined distance from the shore: itir noi tonda maro ┐ tir, Laws v 336 z . tar nae tonna mara, iii 422.4 . tar naoibh ttonnaibh, Leb. Gab. i 254.1 ; cf. ib. 4 (an archaizing form = tar naoi tonnaib, 17 ).

Compds. With subst.: Noíchride, sobriquet of Fedelm wife of Loegaire Buadach; so expld. by Thurneysen, Heldensage 125.1 . ní lesainm dait Fedelm Noíchride ar ḟebas do chrotha, FB 17 (which implies a connexion with noí = núa: see noí- chruthach below). nófis (in name of tract) nine-knowledge, the knowledge of nine men: nófis didiu ainm in liubair-se ro ordaigset, .i. fis nónbuir Ériu xlv 12 § 8 .

With adj. derived from a noun qualified by the numeral: ¤bliadnach nine years old, Ériu iv 94.10 . ¤brethach: noidiu noíbrethach .i. nóe mbretha ruc iarna gein fo chetóir, LL 319b4 = ZCP xii 332.7 , where Pokorny ( p. 333) explains as `born nine times', not with the glossator as `of nine judge- ments (maxims)'. Cf. the parallel texts published in ZCP xix 48 fg . ¤carptech (?): na noecharptig de ḟénnedaib na hIruade, TBC 5875 ; expld. by Windisch as charioteers who move always in bands of nine chariots; the v.l. noi ccairptigh St., naoí ccarpittighe H, mean nine charioteers. ¤cruthach (sobriquet): Fedelm Noícrothach ingen Concobair .i. noí crotha no tadbantais furri, FB 28 ; cf. Cóir Anm. 257 where an alternative derivation from núa is given. macc Feidilmi Noíchruthaige, CRR 53. ¤fichtech pertaining to the number 29; having 29 parts: ochtfhichtech é muna bisex in bliadhain ┐ mad bliadhain bisex is naifhichtech (of the zodiacal sign Aquarius), MR 112 - 13 . See noíchtech. ¤giallach, sobriquet of king Niall m. Echach Mugmedóin; expld. Cóir Anm. 118 : Níall Noíghiallach .i. noí ngeill ro ghabh . . . .i. coic geill Herenn ┐ giall Alban ┐ giall Saxan ┐ giall Bretan ┐ giall Franc; cf. ZCP xiii 378.5 . ¤tétach nine-stringed (of a harp): cruite náethétacha, Acall. 3793.