2 neimnech

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adj o, ā. (nem) heavenly: Torach, aitreab nemnech naom, ZCP x 341 y . do cadach na naomh neimhneach, BNnÉ 251.10 . superl. naomh as neimnighe puirt `most heavenly in respect of city', 286.3 . See 2 neimnige.

neimní

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Forms: nephní, neph-, nef-, ne(i)m-, ne(i)mp(h)-, ne(i)mth-, nephní, neimthní

n neut. indecl. (nem-+ní `thing') O.Ir. nephní, Mid.Ir. variously neph-, nef-, ne(i)m-, ne(i)mp(h)-, ne(i)mth-.

Nothing: nephní, gl. nihil, Sg. 95a3 . neimthní, gl. nil, Ir. Gl. 978 ; gl. nul, 988 . ní du nephní, gl. non de nihilo, Ml. 69c7 . in rí | dodos-rosat do nemphní who has created them out of nothing, SR 564. fég na duli . . . co ndernta do nemní tría nert in Chomded, LU 2726 ( RC xxv 252 § 36 ). ro thusmis na huli do nefni tria bréthir, PH 4796. Nothingness, nullity: is nephní sin uile fia[d] Día, PH 5876. neimhtní gach ní acht Día, BNnÉ 3 z . do dhála gidh neimthní anocht, Measgra Dánta 56.39 (addressed to the castle of Donegal, destroyed in 1595). is n.¤ limm (expressing scorn or disapproval): nephni lem robad re n-ēnlæch dam, TBC² 2419 ( = I scorn, pay no heed to, a warning before a single opponent). nefní lim-sa sein, LL 234a43 = TTr. 1286. is nemphní ┐ is nemada lind tregdad in talman, Alex. 859 ( = we deem digging the soil a wrongful waste of time). CCath. 3394 (nemtni). dogní n.¤ de . . . makes nought of, disregards: o ra chuala T. in fástine . . . ni dernai acht nephní di, LL 229b7 ( TTr. 905 ). ni dernad acht nemthni dind, Aen. 30. mogenair duine doni don tṡaegul uile neimni, Arch. iii 221.20 . dorónsat neffní ┐ brígh mbicc don uile ghiall, FM vi 1904.7 .

cuirithir for n.¤

(a) makes light of: mirbuli meic Dé do chur for nefní, PH 6436. ro chuirset for nemhthní na Flemendaigh, FM ii 1172 x . do chuireabhair mo chómhairle a neimhnidh ye have set at nought, Prov. i 25. Cf. ro mid ar nefní na huli counted all things as nought, PH 1674. cia dobertha [damsa] ríge . . . adrimfinn ar nempni, Trip. 180.9 .

(b) brings to nought: curid a nert ar nephní, LL 150a14 . díscailfid ar senchas athardha-ne ┐ ar recht ┐ cuirfid for nefní iat, LB 229a24 . beirid (dobeir) ar n.¤ brings to nought: ruc mo nert uile ar nemfni, Acall. 2874. tug ar neimhnidh neart na sluagh, Dán Dé xvii 26 .

téit ar n.¤

(a) vanishes, disap- pears ,

(b) perishes: dochuaid ar nemthní ( = e conspectu evanuit), Lat. Lives 91.2 . ro leigh an t-ór ┐ teid for neifní, BNnÉ 106 § 20 . docuaidh a ciall . . . ar nemfní uad his sense left him, ZCP vi 44.31 . ro sgailti na barca ┐ docuatar ass for nemni, Fél. 200.18 . dochuatar for nefni na rig batar anallana i n-uaisle, PH 4261. coíca láech . . . trúag a ndul uili ar nefní, TFerbe 499 . nách deach do reacht ar neffní lest thy law perish (be made void), Ériu iv 180.11 . Cf. further: baintreabhach bhocht ar neimhní brought to nought, destitute, A. Ó Dálaigh liii 19. tug nemhní i nert dod mhenmain `bring thy spirit to set no store by violence', O'Gr. Cat. 457.11.

1 neimnige

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n [,f.] (1 neimnech) virulence; fierceness, intensity: ara neimhnighe ┐ ara theintemhlacht na mbríathar úadh, Cóir Anm. 240. ar mhét a brotha ┐ ara neimhnigi (of a sea- monster), Lism.L. 2227 . itir . . . tromneimhnigi na teinnti- gechta, MR 112.19 . ? seacht n-eich . . . firdhiana co neamh- naighi mettle (?), BR 208.4 (: mebhraidi) = co nnemhnaighe, BB 278b31 .

2 neimnige

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n [f.] (2 neimnech) heavenly nature; sanctity, sacred- ness: nir chaicletar Gaill. . . . naem nā neimed dā neimníge, Ann. Conn. 1315 § 3 = dá nemnaidhe, ALC i 564.16 .

neimníge

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n (nemth-) [ia,f.] nothingness, nullity: nemhthnighe dhaoibh-si gach comhlann d'a bhfuarabhair riamh aga bhfeugadh súd every fight you have hitherto waged is nothing compared with yonder [foes], ITS v 130.4 . ? caidh .i. uasal nó ḟarbas no nemtnighi [nemthni v.l.], O'Dav. 465 ; the last gl. may be meant for cáith `chaff' = `what is profitless'.

neimnígid

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Forms: nefnigit, nemnigudh, neimtniugud

v g. (nemní) makes nothing, nullifies, annihilates: amal nefnígtir airthrialla mac ṁbec, LL 234a45 ( TTr. 1286 ). pass. pret. pl. ro nefnigit , LB 229a23 marg. (perh. intended as alternative reading to: díscailfid [ar senchas ┐ ar recht]). neimhníghim `I annul or annihilate', O'Brien.

Vn. nemnigudh feadha annihilation of a letter, Auraic. 769 = neimtniugud, 3561 (YBL).

neimṡenchus

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x see neimthenchus.

? neimtenaid

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adj virulent, satirical? neimtenaigh .i. neim ara tengaidh .i. doní aír, H. 3.18 p. 243b ( O'C. 458 ). ? ni aes nenta .i. nocha nemtenaigit e in nendtog cemad aesmar hi . . . .i. ni neimnig[e] sean na neannta nās a og, H. 3.18, p. 350 ( O'C. 732 ); the nettle is none the more venomous for being old (leg. nemtenaigide? see Laws iv 376.21 quoted s.v. neimthes (I).

? neimthe

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adj. poisonous (< neim): sruth néimthe, FA 30 ( LU 2237 ) = s. neme marbthaigi, LB.

neimthech

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adj (? neimtech) o, ā. (< neimed) having legal status, enfranchised, privileged? as subst.: do nemtiuch gach graid, Nero A vii f. 143a ( O'Don. 2207 ).

neimthenaigid

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v g. (cf. neimthenchus) confers status on; digni- fies? treidi ara nemtheanaithear laech, R.I.A. 23 P 3 f. 21a ( O'C. 1875 ).