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 ).

neimthenchus

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Forms: ne(i)mtenchus, nemsenchus

n o,m. also written ne(i)mtenchus (perh. correct form), -tṡenchus and -ṡenchus. Legal privileges due to status, position, social standing: ar nimtenchus don filigh, Laws i 62.6. gell don eclais ar ata nemtsenacus, 276.1 . ara nemhtsenchus, ii 20.10 . nemsenchus, v 14.4 . mesemnaighther ní don uasal sin ara nemthenchus, O'Dav. 1220 (nemsenchas v.l.). is o cheol atá nemte[n]cus don fiallach airfitid, O'Mulc. 830 d , cf. 830 g . do geibtis neimthenchus no onoir ar gloine an ealadhan, Leb. Gab. i 158 n. 4 , cf. 160 n. 2 . fer congmhala a neimthenachais iarna chóir d'urdaibh ┐ d'eccalsaibh, d'filedhaibh ┐ d'ollam- naibh `their termon-lands' (? privileges), FM v 1438.16 . Of cattle: is o lacht ata nemtenc[h]us do cethra valuation , O'Mulc. 830 e .

Cf. also: is sochaide . . . co ndeimnigthur a neimtsenchaidh sidhe `many . . . attest his eminence' (of a sage or author), Laws i 22.27 Comm. (passage seems corrupt).

neimthes

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Forms: nemthusa

n u,m. (< neimed?).

I Social or professional status or privileges, qualifications? cach nemthas nār [a nar v.l.] `every noble privilege', O'Dav. 1290. midither mind nemthesa nāir `a diadem of noble privi- lege', 1220 . nach duine las nā bi fosulgud, ni bi nemthes fuiririud lais `no person who has not power of releasing has privilege of binding' (?), Laws ii 122.18 . dith nemthiussa filed, ZCP xv 334 § 26 (i.e. forfeiture of his privileged position). (pl.) a tri nemtigter nemthusa filedh, tenm laegda, imus forosnad, dicedul du cennaib, Laws v 56.22 Comm. (quoted from the Bretha Neimed). neimtheas egulsa `privilege of church-lands', SG 79.2 . co nemtesuibh nemed tromuib, Nero A vii p. 145a ( O'Don. 2210 ). is a nemtesaib doecclamar cach direch dana, ib. f. 143a-b ( O'Don. 2207 ). Fig. ni haos nennta nemtesa (leg. nemthes?) `it is not the age of nettles that gives them venom' (i.e. their characteristic qualification, the power of stinging), Laws iv 376.21 (legal maxim).

Of chattels, etc., perh. valuation: ech tuaithi ┐ ech sliastai rig is inann nemthes fil forru, H. 3.18 p. 373-4 ( O'C. 808 ). Cf. trian dire neimthusa cathracha fáis `a third of the "dire" of the "n." of an empty church', Laws v 120.4 Comm. on text deal- ing with `cella' not entitled to `díre' through non-fulfilment of their duties; acc. to the Comm. by `cell' is understood the erenagh (airchinnech) of the church.

II In the follg. exx. neimthes (neimthius) seems to be used of the power which the `filid' possessed of punishing those who refused their demands with degradation or loss of social status. brimon [briamon, LB] smetrach .i. ainm nemthiusa [nemtheossa, LB] dogniat filid im nech atatoing .i. meilid smit ind aue iter a dā mer ┐ doecce in duine ima ndene nemt[h]ess. Fīrmod sin, amail is fri duine anechta[i]r ata in ball sin, sic is fri daoine anechtair ata in duine se, Corm. Y 149 ; transld. in Corm. Tr. 22 `the name of an operation which poets perform on a person who refuses them [aught]'; perh. rather the name of the power (privilege) which the `filid' exercise in the case of a person, etc. , the `neimthes' being in such cases expressed by a symbolic action, the `briamon smetrach'. Cf. the gloss on `briamon smetrach' in LL 187a-b (quoted RC xxvi 55 ): .i. cles briatharda sin dognitís ind ḟilid .i. cenéle nemthiusa insin .i. smitt a cluasi do gabáil inna láim; amal ná fil cnáim andsin is amlaid nā fil enech nó nert acontí écnaiges in file.

neimthigid

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Forms: nemthigud

v g. dep. and act. (< neimed) qualifies as `neimed', confers status on, indicates rank (profession, etc.) of (an individual). As dep.: tréde neimthigedar crossán: rige oíle, rige théighi, rige bronn `constitute', Triads 116 (glossed .i. a n-onoruighther nó uaislighther wherein is honoured or dignified, p. 39 ); cf. 117 - 123 . tréde neimthigedar ríg: fonaidm ruirech, feis Temrach, roimse inna flaith, 202 . co ndentais a fileda forbthe fó tredib noda-nemthegedar .i. immas forosnai ┐ teinm laida ┐ dicetal di cennaib, Ériu iv 162 § 24 , cf. Triads 123 . Act.: in treide nemtigius filid .i. teinm laega, etc., RC v 201 § 19. a trédhi fora nemithir cruitiri doib .i. suantraigi ┐ genntraigi ┐ golltraigi, RC xii 108 § 164. treidhe ara neimigter cerd . . . treigi ara nimigter brugaid, Celt. Rev. ii 114.11 . Of cattle: nos-nemtigenn a llacht ┐ a carnae, O'Mulc. 830 k (i.e. they are classed by their yield of milk and meat).

Vn. do nemthigud filed i scélaib ┐ i comgnimaib inso sis, LL 189b44 = MS. Mat. 583 (introducing a list of the tales required from `filid').

neimthní

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n nothing and derivv., see neimní.