nemain

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Forms: Nemain, Emain, anemain, ineamhain, némainn

n f.

(a) as npr. f. name of an ancient war-goddess, the wife of Néit and somet. identified with the Badb. Neit mac Indúi 's a dí mnaí Badb ┐ Némaind, LL 11b18 = Nemain, Leb. Gab. i 184.18 . Neid .i. dia catha . . . Nemon uxor illius , Corm. Y 965. Be Neid .i. . . . Nemon, 181 . Némhan .i. badhb chatha no feannóg O'Cl. Nemain is Nét, Met. Dinds. iv 96.4 (: dremuin). dosfóbair thrá ind Nemain (.i. in Badb), LU 4683 = ind Emain , TBC² 211 YBL. cordas-mesc ind Némain forsin tslóg, LU 6286 ( TBC² 1784 ) = coro mesc ind Neamain (.i. in Badb), TBC 2444 (ineamain, St., anemain, H.2.18 , Eg. 93 ). ind Neamain, TBC 5004 (anemain, St., ineamhain, H.) = ind Emain, TBC² 3091.

(b) battle-fury, warlike frenzy, strife: tuc dóib nemain ┐ neim | in draic dremain ` murder ', Met. Dinds. iv 14.21 . Érne nóisech cen nemain ` malice ', iii 464.53 . nos-geb omun ┐ nemain ┐ dasacht, BB 436b1 . nemhain ┐ dobhar ┐ dásacht, Buile S. § 11 . némhain .i. dásacht nó mire, O'Cl. Cf. nemain dega .i. aibli tened, O'Mulc. 839. ? némain i fothud, RC xxvi 24 § 87 (part of the art or functions of a `fili': `a pearl in setting (?),' Stokes as if = némainn: so also glossators).

némann

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Forms: níamann, némaind, némaind, némna, níamann, némann, níamainn, niamann, niamhuinn, níamann, némann, némaind

n ā,f. and o, m. also níamann (a later form prob. due to analogy of níam, with which as with ném the word is no doubt connected); the orig. gend. is fem.: a s. némaind, LL 187b23 . d s. do némaind , Met. Dinds. iii 262.34 . n p. némna (< némanna), ib. 36 (: dénma). níamann némann f., IGT Dec. § 12.4 . d s. níamainn, ex. 502 (niamann, niamhuinn v.l.). níamann némann m. § 11.15 . g s. némaind, ex. 356 .

A precious stone or gem of some kind; a pearl (mod. sense). gilidir némaind, LL 187b23 . fross . . . do némaind chaím chorcarglain, Met. Dinds. iii 262.34 . co n-immdenam di ór . . . ┐ di némaind, Alex. 176. clocha nemuindi (= margaritae), Rosa Ang. 142.7 . mill nemunn balls of pearls (i.e. round pearls), Laws i 2.14 Comm. sciath . . . lan do gemaib carr- mogail ┐ liag logmar ┐ nemthand, Corm. Y 1059 ( Anecd. iv 94.10 ) = nemann, p. xvi y . indar latt ba fross do nemannaib boí inna bélaib .i. a fíaclai, TBC² 32 ( LU 4517 ) = frossa findnémand, TBC 208 ; a common simile, cf. LU 9272 , 10225 ( IT i 310.26 ), BB 260b67 (fros do nemthondaibh). in dét ar dath niamuinne, O'Gr. Cat. 412.3. immut níamhann ┐ cloch mbuadha, Marco P. 105. nemanda gan tollad unbored pearls, Rosa Ang. 142.22 .

Fig. of persons: ropo nemann in grib glan, | ro lin ferann a athar, BB 412a27 (note rhyme). néamhonn na nÉamonn dá fhíonfhuil, Hackett xxxix 97 (elegy on Éamonn Mac Piarais) = neamhon(n) na neamhonn or neamon(n), MSS.

némanda

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adj io, iā pearl-like, pearly; freq. epithet of teeth. dét nemanda, TBC 207. detgein némanda, IT i 80.15 (LL) = nemannto, Eg. deidghin nemonnta, 119.27 . fiacla némannda, RC xxiv 200.5 (niamanda v.l.).

némannach

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adj o, ā. abounding in pearls (or white pebbles)? Nith nemandach (.i. mill nemunn fogabtais ina trāig), Laws i 2.4 , 13 (name of a lake). Níth nemannach, LL 19b2 .

nemda(e)

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Forms: nemda

adj io, iā. (1 nem) belonging to heaven, heavenly: nemda, gl. celestis (g s m.), Gild. Lor. 24 , cf. 13 . int athir nemde, Wb. 4b13 . lassin n-athair nemdae, Fél. Ep. 356. in spirat naemh nemhdha, Ériu i 226 z . Rí neamhdha, Dán Dé vii 36 . na haingil nemda, PH 3389. in eclais nemdai ┐ eclais talmanta, 3588 . ar ḟochric nemda, Laws iii 24.10 . no hetarscarad ... a menmain óna talmandaib cusna nemdaib from earthly things to heavenly, BColm. 104.22 . plúr neamhdha (i.e. manna) see TSh. 1572. cuirp neamhgha, 1 Cor. xv 40.

Used somet. in neut. pl. in sense of sky or heaven: cura etelaiger cusna hardaib .i. cusna nemdaib, gl. ad alta evolare, Gild. Lor. 264. do rosc féig frisna nemdaib, SR 1604 = tócaib do r. frisna nemdaib, LB 112a57 . Cf. SR 2116 , and 606 : in ri ro hordaig in guth | dona nemdaib fri tinphiud, where angels are perh. meant. tairlaicid forchai tentide di nemdib, Trip. 60.19 . techt do nemdaib, Ériu vi 115.6 . Cf. iar nemh- dhaibh nath, ZCP x 340.2 .

nemdach

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adj o, ā. heavenly: ar nemh nemhdach, Misc. Hag. Hib. 28.20 .

nemdaid

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n m. a dweller in (possessor of) heaven? nem abus ocus nem tall | in Coimdi cia da tabrann, | as é as nemdaidh uile, ZCP ix 173 § 18.

nemdaide

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adj io, iā. heavenly, fit for heaven: toghairm an naoimh nemhdide, BNnÉ 265 § 229 . confersoid nemhdaidhe, BCC § 63. séis nemduidhe a crot, O'Gr. Cat. 474.20.

*nemdaigid

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Forms: neamhdhúghadh

v g. makes heavenly, brings to heaven: vn. do thala- mhuighis thú dom neamhdhúghadh , Mac Aingil 44.16 (prob. a coined word, cf. Dante's incielare, Par. iii 97 ).

nemgnacht

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n ā,f. (compd. of nem) studying the aspect of the sky or atmosphere, meterology: Manandan mac Lir ... ro findadh tria nemgnacht .i. tria deicsin gne in nime .i. ind aeoir, Corm. Y 896 = tre n.¤ (.i. gnathugud nime), Corm. p. 31 = triana engnacht, Cóir Anm. 156 , with marginal reading: tria nemh- ghnacht.

nemiath

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x see neimed (II).