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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.


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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 ).


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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 ).


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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).


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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.


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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').


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n nothing and derivv., see neimní.


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n a class of `fili'? (wrongly inferred from the personal name Neire, UR 120 ). neire .i. grad file, ut est neire dergin dreim slan (leg. der gin dreimslan CIH iii 949.14 ), H. 3.18 p. 415 ( O'C. 965 ).

? neirp

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n : neirp catho crích 'boar (?) of battle of boundaries' The Kingship and Landscape of Tara 82 § 11 . ? Cf. ner.