Cite this: eDIL s.v. náire or dil.ie/32942

Forms: náire

n ,f. (1 nár) náire m. and f., IGT Dec. § 1.

(a) shamefacedness, bashfulness, diffidence, backwardness or reluctance (in undertaking someth.): nare . . . .i. in ruidiud tic isin gruaid ┐ is do sin is nomen naire. Feile immorro ainim don einech bunaid, Corm. Y 983. ni hopair niad náre, TBC 3275 (i.e. distrust of his own strength, reluctance to fight). Rúanaid atberthe co sse | frisseom ar met a náire, LU 9580 (cf. ZCP iii 204.12 where Stokes reads náne `splendour' = áine?); the nickname Ruanaid (`blusher'?) was given to Diarmaid mac Aedha Sláine for his reluctance to expel Mochuda, cf. ZCP iii 465 § 35 : for in ruanaid (.i. hi ruidioth hoc gabail lama Mocutta), and BNnÉ 304 § 16 : dobēratt ind oicc aithis fort . . . .i. Diarmait Ruanaidh do radh riut. a náire fri maith, a nemnáire fri holc! PH 8228. araill dib ara n-uaisle saerthar iat, araill aile is a n-ecodnaigetu, araill aile is ara naire, araill aile is ara mire, Laws iii 112.14 Comm. (of certain hospitallers who are exempted from road-maintenance by reason of their nobility, etc.; transld. `some for the shame of it'; for their diffidence or incompetence to undertake the task?). Cf. also Keat. Poems 834 : ní raibh stad ar theacht a thiodhlac | acht náire na dáimhe ré ndaoire (i.e. the only check on his bounty was the reluctance of his guests to put him to such expense).

Feeling of shame or humiliation: do bhí náire mhór ar na fearaibh, 1 Chron. xix 5. ag tabhairt náire dhon druing nach fuil ní aca, 1 Cor. xi 22. Shame, disgrace (in objective sense): fear táidhe . . . as é an náire mhór don mhnáoi, IGT Decl. ex. 20 . náire ort, 19 . athgabail aitire aslui feile .i. elas ar a nairi `who absconds to his shame' (?), Laws i 214.25 , 218.12 .

(b) in concrete sense: tancatar immach in banmaccrad ┐ tuargbatar a nnochta ┐ a nnáre uile dó (i.e. their nakedness), TBC 1361 = donnochtat [sic leg.] a mbruindi fris, TBC² 720.

(c) modesty, sense of decorum, nobility of behaviour, generosity (approaching the sense of féile, from which it is distinguished by Cormac, see above; late and not common use) : do Gaidelaibh mo naire `my honor', BCC § 278 (poem attrib. to Colum Cille) = Measgra D. 46.30 . tealach feile ┐ naire `home of hospitality and generosity', Ériu ii 186.18 = t. feli ┐ garta, ZCP viii 102.18 . Cf. naire .i. glan, O'Cl.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. náirech or dil.ie/32943

adj o, ā. (náire) diffident, shy; modest: doroich in cleirech istech, | gerb eimech nir bo nairech `ashamed', BNnÉ 86 § 177 . maighdean mhíonla . . . náireach, Keat. Poems 411. bean náirech, IGT Dec. § 137. labhras an incchen do ghuth neoid naireach, Ériu iv 50 § 4 (mod. text). See nárach.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. náiride or dil.ie/32944

adj io, iā.

(a) modest, bashful: nairidhe, BNnÉ 280 n. 4 (v.l. for nārach). compar. ni roibe neach bud feile nā bad nairide nās in naemog sin, ZCP xii 293.13 .

(b) causing shame, shameful: bá nairidhi leis nā lé lucht na Rómha fein in bidgad ecla ro lín iat he was more ashamed than the people of R. themselves of the panic that filled them, CCath. 1504.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. náirige or dil.ie/32945

n f. sense of shame, affronted modesty (late) : marbh Fithír do náirighe, Keat. ii 3946 (quotation) = nárine, LL 295a27 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. náirigid or dil.ie/32946

Forms: náiriughadh

v g. puts to shame, makes ashamed : vn. ní chum sibhse do náiriughadh , 1 Cor. iv 14.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. náiríne or dil.ie/32947

n (dim. of náire) shame, affronted modesty: marb Fithir do nárine, LL 295a27 = do náirine, Acall. 4171 = do nairighe, Keat. ii 3946. See 2 nairne.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. Nairmein or dil.ie/32948

pn f. Armenia (loan-word with prosthetic n) : N.¤ bec, Marco P. 3. Nairmein mhór, ib. 4 .

1 nairne

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Forms: airne

n a night-watch, a vision (? an expedition, adventure or tale of adventure = echtra) : nairne .i. aislinge nó echtra, ut est Airne Fingin maic Luchta, O'Mulc. 837 = ut est nairne Fingin mic L., H. 3.18 p. 637a ( O'C. 1414 ). For the tale entitled Airne Fingein see Anecd. ii 1. Perhaps = airne with prosthetic n; but cf. tainic dia oirchisecht on nairne sin i raibhe ó Ḟind ┐ ó ḟianaib `to rescue him from the night-watch (?)' (? predicament, jeopardy), RC xi 131.70 .

2 nairne

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Forms: náirne, náirine

n modesty, purity? nairne .i. glain, Corm. Y 972 = nairne (no naire) .i. gláine, Corm. p. 32. If a genuine word, perh. = náirne < náirine.

3 nairne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 nairne or dil.ie/32951

Forms: nairne, nairne

particle of assent or asseveration, indeed, verily ? nairne [no naire, add. LB] amail bid naire no beth and .i. senberla didiu in naire n-i sin. Is inand ┐ isbertha egin. Is gnathberla eisem tra cidh indiu la hIrmumhain maxime, unde dicitur: In fil ní bas toich duit? Fil eigin, ol intí dia n-incho- marcar .i. nairne, Corm. Y 972 = fhil naire, ol intí . . . .i. fil écin, Corm. p. 32 ; i.e. nairne (? naire) is used, especially in West Munster, in the sense of éicin indeed, in truth . nairne .i. deimhin .i. frithaithbhear bus nairne .i. frithaithbhear bhus deimhin, O'Cl. (where the word is used as pred.). náirne .i. deimhin ` sure, certain, certainty ', P.O'C. náirne adj. `sure, certain', O'R.

4 Nairne

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Forms: Nairne, Nairniu

pn a name of Tara (or of a mound there)? Narne .i. Tema[i]r .i. do anmaim in foraid ro bai inti, O'Mulc. 831 = Nairne, H. 3.18 p. 73a ( O'C. 115 ). Cf. Nairniu (n s.)., L. Ardm. 13a2 ; ad Nairniu Toisciurt, 9a1 ( Thes. ii 266.45 , 261.38 ), which seems a place in Connacht.