2 nós

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 nós or dil.ie/33304

n o,m. prob. same word as preceding, `that which is well known or established', hence fame, renown, reputation ; cf. O'Dav. 423 (quoted under 1 nós) where it is glossed: in t-urdarcugud. allud .i. nos, Corm. Y 86. ni ba mó a nós nā allud nā erdarcus damsa in chathaigthe I shall not have more fame or glory or distinction of the fighting, CRR 25. ni fair bias a nós nach a allud nach a airdercus, TBC 2517 , cf. TBC² 1863 and Acall. 3575. ritire ba mo nos ┐ clu, Ann. Conn. 1306 § 8. a[c] cuindghidh nois ┐ allaid, Aen. 2275. cuaidh fa criochaibh na cruinne nos an niadh, ZCP ii 362.29 . mic Mhíleadh fa hoirdhearc nós `Mile's courteous (? famous) sons', Content. xxviii 26. ? mar tharb cu nós nirt, LB 124b6 (poem) = go nós neirt `a bull with constant strength' (? famed for strength), Keat. iii 2047. ni dernadh . . . marbadh as mó nos [ná] in marbadh sin that was more famed, AU ii 548 y . g s. as attrib.: onfisech amra nois `a . . . famous diver', CCath. 2158. fer nois gan imresain of undisputed reputation, AU ii 556.25 ; cf. LU 2992 quoted under 1 nós.

In compds. it is hard to distinguish between 1 and 2 nós: ¤breth: Domhnall Ruadh rí na nóis-bhreath `of the famous dooms' (? judgements according to precedent), A. Ó Dálaigh lii 50 ; cf. clanna nosbrethecha Nemid, Ériu viii 6.9 . ¤buiden: Naile cona nós-buidhin `noble troop' (of monks), Misc. Hag. Hib. 102 § 8. ¤oirdherc ( ¤airdirc): fear naomhtha nós- oirrdheirc `a holy man of noble manners', BNnÉ 274 § 251 ; a common combination of epithets, cf. 191 y , Ériu v 76.4 ; 80.13 , 26 . do fhreccair Naile co nós-oirrdheirc `with dis- tinction' (? dignity), Misc. Hag. Hib. 111 § 35.