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n .x. nemur ┐ .vii. c. x. cona lóintib ┐ co n-armaib beris tar muir (of a ship), RC xxiv 377.6 ; transld. neuvaines by Dottin, taking it as a mistake for nae[n]bur, but perh. we should read n-ammor troughs, vats.

1 nen

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Forms: n-ena, neann

n [f.] foster-sister; fosterling (?); a handmaid, bondmaid: ro techt a nen (.i. a hinilt) na cumand, LB 238[d]a24 (from a quatrain ascribed to Colum C.). ? noí mbliadna dond ingin sin | i mBrí Leith, láthar nena , Met. Dinds. ii 2.12 (< LL 163a 31 ); 'a fosterling's place' Celtica xviii 188 ; glossed nen .i. cumal in H. 3.18 (see Arch. iii 143 ), but perh. we should read n-ena (see note ad loc.). Cf. neann .i. ceangal; neanaim `I bind', P.O'C. (perh. a mistaken inference from pret. st. of naiscid).

2 nen

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n an inch? nena ainm ordloigh, Met. Gl. Ff. 42 (nean v.l.). triucha nen (.i. ordlach) find na feic (.i. na fiaccail), LL 208a14 = IT i 162.9 (`thirty inches ... in her tusk', p. 164 ). nean .i. ordlach `an inch', P. O'C. neann .i. reise `a span', ib.

3 nen

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n a wave: nen .i. tonn, ut dicitur reim nena .i. dar na tonna, Corm. Y 997. nean .i. tonn; neana .i. tonna, O'Cl. P. O'C. (neann). See 3 nin and 1 nena.

? 1 nena

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n g s. in the expression: réim nena (? n-ena), occurring in law tracts: reim nena rl. In deoraid De ma dorinde tri ferta faillsighi ag tiachtain dochum thire i fiadnaise righ ┐ tuaithi, is saíre dō cona sedaib ┐ a bairc ┐ mana derna act aen no dedhe dib is saire dó cona sedaib ┐ comroind bairci dligthighi fora bairc ┐ amhail chleirech he fein a nEirinn im besgna ris, H. 3.18 p. 436b ( O'C. 1047 - 8 ). A similar gloss on rēm nena occurs in H. 5.15 p. 8b ( O'Don. 1591 ) which adds: cin co derna fert itir, masa cindti conid deoraidh Dé cena, no saerand cona crud ┐ comraind bairce. Cf. Laws v 16.11 fg. These passages seem to allude to some procedure by which a `deoraid Dé' landing in a stranger territory could attest the genuineness of his profession and thus secure his vessel and goods from confiscation. Possibly réim n.¤ = course over the wave (see 3 nin) or over water, if the true form be r. n-ena; cf. comul n-ena `meeting-place of waters', Met. Dinds. iii 142.3 .

2 nena

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Forms: nena

n pl.: .vii. nena , IT iii 54 § 99 (part of the tenth year's course for poets; some kind of poetic composition?). Cf. is í ín gramadach na nglond ... na reimenda, reim neana is na dúili deighfheadha, BB 17b7 ; perh. we should read n-ena in both exx., but cf. 1 nin.

? nenadmin

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n nenadmim .i. cael fathe ut est deoch do n.¤ .i. deoch do sugh neimnech na nendta ... nō deoch do ní fonaisces uisce asin lestar dō ... nō cael fathe imenaisc fidhu, O'Dav. 1299 ; the first gloss connects the word with nenaid, the others with naidm. By Ascoli 617 and Pedersen, Gram. ii 583 , conjectured to be d s. of *ennaidm (of which the pl. occurs in Ml. 2d2 ) with prosthetic n.

nenaid

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Forms: neanaidh

n i,f. neanaidh, IGT Dec. § 189 (with note: coir sineadh ┐ gearradh ar casadh na neanta, i.e. the increasing cases syncopate the penult. vowel, rendering the first vowel long by position). A nettle, oft. in collect. sense nettles. nenaid quasi non fid hi acht lus, Corm. Y 987. neanaidh .i. neanntóg, O'Cl. do nenaigh glais .i. don nenntóg, O'Dav. 1045. lán a duirn do nenaigh, Hib. Min. 72.2 . ic ben nenta do denam praiscce, Fél. 146.16 . praissech nendta, BCC § 400. sil nennta, Rosa Ang. 116.13 . As a mark of deserted habita- tions freq. in maledictions: trí comartha láthraig mallachtan .i. tromm, tradna, nenaid, Triads 129 (neanad, neanntoch v.l.). comad he a comarbpa, trom ┐ nenaid ┐ traghnae, Cáin Ad. § 23. nenaid ocus tromm 'malle | conid é fonn a dúine, Arch. iii 304.14 . bud nenaid cu brath a lucht | cen tenid ara pr[ímphurt], LL 149b36 , cf. YBL 173a27 , SG 70.20 . Ériu v 94.19 . impidhi nenta am chloich áoil (prov. for a futile entreaty), Anecd. ii 72.9 .

In gram. somet. used as name of letter n , Auraic. 5925 (nendait), cf. 5516 .

nene?

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Forms: Neine

n Asail anoirb arus nene nertaib (nena v.l.), Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. i 52.1 . lānrī Lagen ... nithach nene uair | atbath i cath Feda Eoin, ZCP xi 110 § 25 ( LL 52a36 ); editor suggests reading nena (: Feda), but the rhyme is not necessary. fiss uait co hAgrúan co harmrúad nene, LL 297b16 (: neme) = SG 365.16 . Possibly a place-name: cf. Neine g s., Hog. Onom.

nentóg

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Forms: nenntog, neantog, neanntóga

n f. (nenaid) a nettle, nettles (supersedes nenaid in early Mod.Ir.). nenntog, gl. urtica, Ir. Gl. 208. gan biadh acht nenntocc ┐ samhadh, BNnÉ 126 z . don nenntóig, O'Dav. 1045. neantog, Prov. xxiv 31. pl. neanntóga, Hosea ix 6 . neandtog Muiri, gl. pes columbinus, Arch. i 333.24 (`small dead nettle', Hogan Luibhl.). le nendtoig greguidh fenugreek , Rosa Ang. 264.1 .

nenufar

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n (Med. Lat. nenuphar, Éigse iii 226 ) water lily: nenufar .i. blath uisgce, C IV 2 31 r b z . ola rōis ┐ uiola ┐ nenufar RSláinte 53.7955 . blāth nenufair 8840 . nenufar .i. blath na raibhi uisgi RC ix 238 . May be Lat. word, esp. in last ex.