nathair

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Forms: nathir, naithr, naithir, nathrach, nathir, nathir, nathrach, nathracha, nathrach, natraig

n k,f. in O. and early Mid.Ir. generally nathir. The qual- ity of the medial consonant varies: n s. naithr, Tur. 129 ( Thes. i 493.24 ); naithir, Hy. v 6 (reading of T). naithir, IGT Dec. § 120. g s. nathrach, ex. 1883 . A snake or serpent, generic term; of a venomous snake, often n.¤ nime: nathir, gl. anguis, Sg. 6h13 . gl. colubra, 181a5 . ind nathir , gl. natrix, 69a11 . g s. cenelae nathrach , 114b4 . amal nathracha bodra, gl. sicut aspides surdae, Tur. 11 ( Thes. i 485.19 ). nem nathrach (vene- num aspidum), Ml. 33d10 . nathir Moisi fuabrad cath | fri nathracha na ndrúad, SR 3857. denaid nathraig n-umaide, 4162 . co mbruth dracon co n-anāil nathrach, TBC² 966. la dá natraig , LU 3748 = SC 34 (a du.). in nathair nemi ré n-abar serpens, PH 7674. bésti ┐ nathracha, 7587 (n p.). oc nathrachaib nime, 7589 . dobicfat . . . nathraig lúamnig flying serpents, Ériu ii 196.4 . a richt nathrach dom naithrib in the form of one of my serpents, Ériu iv 112 § 8 (< Bk. of Fermoy). amhuil naithir nimhe, Prov. xxiii 32. do rinne Maoise n.¤ nimhe do phrás, Numb. xxi 9. nimh na náithreach, Job xx 16 . naithreacha neimhe, TSh. 3072.

Fig. nathir cach ben, gríb cach ingen, ZCP viii 196 § 15 (sign of degenerate times). nathir mad sādal sērech (the cleric is) a serpent if fond of ease and good cheer, vii 298 y . n.¤ nimhe an ocrais, Keat. Poems 1208. n.¤ ionghuire a himill guardian dragon of her border (of a chief), Ir. Monthly 1920, 108 § 8 . Conchobar . . . n.¤ neme na nGaidel, Ann. Conn. 1403 § 4.

Prov. naithair a [= i] cris a serpent in the bosom (of one fair but false), ZCP vi 267 § 5. ba laum [= lám] a net natrach . . . cor fri sluag na Fomoire, RC xii 96 § 127 (of a dangerous and futile attempt). ba lám i nnet nathrach . . . insaigid fair, LL 225b8 . ro ergiset Conall ┐ Eogan . . . ropsat láma i nnet nathrach, LL 304b20 = RC xiii 92.4 (robo lam, Lec.). Aen. 751.

nathair im ceann (leg. imchenn) two-headed snake (a mode of writing in which one half of the line is the mirror image of the other), Auraic. 5821 ; Éigse xxiv 37 . bricht nathrach Nede (name of a metre), IT iii 103.1 .

1 nathan

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adj illustrious, pre-eminent? nathan .i. ordeirc . . . nathan quasi nath in-aon [.i.] ind ollaman, Corm. Y 982. n.¤ .i. oirdheirc, O'Cl. O'Brien.

2 nathan

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Forms: nathán, nathain

n o,m. (nath) a cant saying; a commonplace or flippant remark? g s. ac togbhail nathain tre phrois dona biadhaibh (= superstitiose cibos diiudicando), ITS xxix 136.1 (instruc- tions for nuns, the allusion is to grumbling about food). pl. nā habair briathra nāid nathain iomdha (= neque verbum aliquod vel sillabas proferas), ib. 138.17 (of flippant or equi- vocal remarks). nathán `an old saying, a proverb ', Dinneen. nathain `a short poem, also an adage ', P. O'C.

nathar, náthar

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pron gen. du. of 1st pers. pron., see .

natharda

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adj io, iā. (nathair) serpent-like ; used in fig. sense venomous, deadly: claideb nua natharda, LL 231a47 = TTr. 1040. do bhí sé i n-armaibh nathardha nimhneach (of a chief), Keat. Poems 784. ina n-aonbhróin nathardha, FM v 1614.3 . superl. feidhm as natharda fuair fer `task most invidious that man has ever had', O'Gr. Cat. 469.14.

? nathari

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Forms: nathair

n gl. pant[h]era, Ir. Gl. 88. Stokes emends: nathair.

nathir

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x see nathair.

náthó

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adv. used in reply to a question, etc. in the neg., no, nay, by no means . By Thurneysen Hdb. 492 regarded as a compd. of tó `yes'; by Pedersen Vgl. Gram. ii 260 derived from Mid. W. nado (mod. W. naddo).

In answer to a question: ceist tra et mulieres . . . hi [= in] pridchabat? nathó ol Pol taceant will they preach? No, says Paul, Wb. 13a13 . `In raga-so lim-sa?' `Nathó' ol sisi, IT i 127.30 (LU) = ní tó, ib. 13 (Eg.). `Cesc [leg. cest], ind der- bgelsid?' ol M. `Nató'. [o]l sesom, Mon. Tall. § 21. `In frithalaid nech . . .?' ol se. `Natho' ol C., TBC² 511. `Nach leór a com- ram sin . . .?' or A. `Nátho' or C., FB 57.

Expressing dissent or refusal: `is cōru mo lecud-sa' ar E. `Náthó' or F. `messi leicfidir', SC 44. `Fearr damsa a n- edargairi' ol N. `Nato' ol T., RC xxiv 194 y . `Táet ille in gilla . . . co comairsem'. `Nathó' for C., FB 31. `Gad mo moing dim!' or se. `Natho' or in gilla (= I will not), ZCP xiii 178.26 . `Ná hindis do neoch in ní atc[h]onnacais' `Nát[h]o' ar L. .i. amnas leis a cleith (= I will tell it), Ériu xi 48.13 . co targaid in mnaí cetna do C. . . . `Natho' ol C. (declining the offer), CCath. 1142. buí oc iarraid a marbhtha ar in rígh. `Nato' ar Cesair, `acht beir buidhe do betha[d]', 1294 . See níthó.

nathrachda

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adj io, iā. abounding in or pertaining to serpents: i lluc nat[h]rachda biastamail a place full of serpents and wild beasts, Alex. 641. neimh nathrachda serpent's venom, TSh. 3302.

nau

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n boat see .

naue

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adj. see nua.