Cite this: eDIL s.v. poindige or dil.ie/34439

Forms: nempoindighi

n (abstr. from poind) importance, substance, profit : used (apparently only) as pred. with cop. or as adj. is nempoindighi deit a triall you will gain nothing by attempting it, CCath. 1679 .

In later romance used of things and persons, apparently in sense substantial, strong, effective : ar gabhail póindídhí Parrtholoin, BB 25b48 . peilir poindighi prais, ZCP vi 284.19 . piasta poindighi, 286.1 . paganach poinnighi primarrachta `strong', 277.28 . Plurens puinnidhe priomharrachta `stately', Ériu v 198.635 .