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.

-ne

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emphasizing pron. see -ni.

? né

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n slemon a gruad nār a nē (: é), Arch. iii 306 § 5 (of the bishop Aedh Ua Farreith). ? bem torbach[u]-sa duitsi oldas ind ne no ind re no in de foruallach . . . fil immut, Corm. Y 1059 (p. 91 z) = oldás in écsi no in re, Corm. p. 36.