Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertaigid or

v g.

I Trans. strengthens, confirms, encourages: rom- nertaigfe ar nem is ar lár, ZCP viii 213 y . ros-nertaig, LL 160a11 . ni ni nach breth . . . nad fri spirat noem nertaigther that is not confirmed, Corm. Y 1224. an té nertaighes an bhréug who corroborates, Parrth. Anma 176.15 = Luc. Fid. 110.19 . In physical sense: neirteóchaidh an t-arán croidhe an duine (= confirmet), TSh. 8863.

II Intrans.

(a) grows strong: le ro-mét an tesa ó nertaighes an grían, Maund. 144.

(b) with prep. LA (LE) sides with, supports: do nertuigh in rí lasna geinti, Marco P. 18. neartuighid briathra Chrysostomus . . . le fírinne aneithe se, TSh. 8330. RC xix 276.17 . Ir. Texts iv 28.23 (text of 1589).

See nertugad.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertamail or

adj i. strong, powerful: go Concubhar . . . rígh nearta- mhail nUladh, CRR² § 11 (neartmhar v.l.).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertán or

n o,m. dim. of nert. ro gab time mo nertan `my poor strength ', Buile S. 30.11 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertmaire or

n [, f.] strength, power: baí dia nertmaire ┐ dá óclachas, TBC 775. leoman ar nertmaire, LB 29a59 . ó tcon- nairc P. nertmhairi a slōig, Aen. 25. ar nertmaire in cuingid, CCath. 2969.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertmairecht or

Forms: nertmuir[e]acht

n f. powerfulness, might? gl. nobilitas [sic leg.], Auraic. 4217. nertmuir[e]acht, Three Ir. Gl. p. lxii 6 ( Eg. 88 f. 7061 ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertmar or

Forms: nertmhur

adj o, ā. strong, vigorous (in physical and moral sense): nertmhur `strong, hearty', Eg. Gl. 3. menma nertmar neimi- meclach, D IV 2, 74v a4 . aingeal nertmhar, Revel. v 2. doilghes géur . . . nertmhar, Parrth. Anma 112.5 = Luc. Fid. 64.21 . (compar. + DE) o chaithes in choland in mbiadh stairide . . . is nertmairite ┐ is calmaite in menma, PH 4800. Able, capable: ní bud nertmur mé ara innisin, RC xxiv 381.8 . Transf. of thing (act, etc.) possible, within (one's) power: nocha nertmar leo re i[s] sia . . . nā treisi `they are not able (to give) a longer time than three days', Laws i 234.9 Comm.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nertugad or

u,m. vn. of nertaigid.

(a) strengthening, confirming: nertugud n-aigenta, ZCP viii 212 § 63 (with analogical pre- fixed n-). G. do imthecht go hAlbain do nertughadh Dhail Riada, FM i 452.17 . do neartughadh an bhalla to fortify the wall, Isa. xxii 10. neartachadh, Dán Dé xv 19 .

(b) exhorting, urging: oca nertugad im taithbeoagad na mac, YBL 172b26 .

(c) with prep. LA (LE) siding with, supporting: ro athaigh na dee do nertugudh le Gyi, ZCP vi 88.18 . táinig féin sluagh do neartughadh le Mathghamhain came with an army to support M., Ériu i 101 § 54. Keat. ii 4363.

1 nes(s)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 nes(s) or

Forms: nis

n a weasel: gl. mustela, Sg. 36a9 . luch marb no ness marb, Ériu vii 148 § 12 (= mustela of Lat. parallel, p. 182 ). ness .i. anmanda; ni fois acht utmall, Corm. Y 988 , cf. 975 ( Anecd. iv 84.1 ). nes . . . is ainm don phést re n-abarther bláthnait, H. 3.18 p. 611a ( O'C. 1335 ) = nis in parallel cita- tion from ACC Eg. given in Contrib. s.v. bláthnait.

See 5 es (RIA Dict. E), prob. the same word with apocope of initial n- due to assimilation with the article.

2 nes(s)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 nes(s) or

n o,m.

(a) a wooden mould for shaping a smith's clay furnace or oven (consisting perhaps of a cylindrical block or disk round which the clay was pressed, with a vertical handle or shaft for lifting, Joyce's Wonders of Ireland p. 238 fg. ), and by extension

(b) the clay furnace itself. bai crann ina laim . . . .i. ness a ainm, is uime dognither ind aurnaisi criadh, Corm. Y 975 s.v. nesscoit (of the smith Goibniu). Nes nomen don c[h]rund ut prediximus. Ness ainm don aurnaisi chriadh feisin, amail atbert aroile ben gobend ag denam marbnaide dia fir ... ba binde no chandais dord | fri derc a niss [neis LB] a dā bolg sweetly his two bellows chanted a refrain against the hole of the `ness', ib.; the allusion is to the hole in the furnace through which the joint nozzle of the two bellows passed. neas .i. ainm an chroinn fa ndentar an [sic leg.] urnisi chriadh isin gceardcha. n.¤ .i. ainm don urnaisi chriadh bhios isin ceardcha, O'Cl. ness.i. aurnisi criadh, H. 3.18.73b ( O'C. 16 ). ness gobann `a smith's moulding-block', Triads 148 (one of the three `renovators of the world'; the gl. .i. mála cré, p. 39 makes it refer rather to the furnace).

? Fig. mar chuiris an ghrian a gal | feadh gach tire 'na timchiol, | cuiridh Eoin teas a thoile | tre o [= a] neas eoil na hionmhoine, Arch. Hib. i 99 § 12.

3 nes(s)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 nes(s) or

Forms: ness, nes, neasaim

n a lump or swelling on the body caused by a blow, etc., a wound? ness dano ainm don bēim .i. don c[h]rēcht, ut est isin t[Ṡ]enchas Mar . . . a dirip cuirp duine, | cidhat ili fuile, | ro hairdiged ness; Corm. Y 975 s.v. nesscoit = ro hainmiged n.¤ , LB; ro hordaiged n.¤ , Laud. Acc. to Corm., the smith Goibniu aimed a blow at every intruder in his forge with his `ness' or moulding-block, thereby raising a lump (cnoc) on his victim's body of the shape of the `ness', hence the name; a fanciful derivation of a word prob. originally different from 2 nes(s). nes [neas v.l.] .i. crecht, O'Dav. 1294. neas .i. crecht, Lec. Gl. 465 = nes, 272 M . neas .i. cnoc. n.¤ .i. crécht, O'Cl. Cf. nissi .i. crécht, O'Cl.; neasaim `I wound', O'R., and nes- aigid. neas .i. ainm ratha, Met. Gl. Ff. 18 may be due to a misunderstanding of the gl. .i. cnoc.

4 nes(s)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 4 nes(s) or

n an island? ness .i. inis, O'Mulc. 829 ; `prob. borrowed from O.N. nes or A.S. naes', Stokes. Cf. also: euripus .i. piscina longa .i. inna nnessae [nnannȧessæ MS.], gl. Euriporum, Thes. ii 24.33 ( Bcr. 34b8 ); `of the straits', Thes.; euripus `a narrow channel' was used esp. of the strait dividing the island of Euboea from the mainland.