níad

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n m. Mid.Ir. form of nia, used in forming compds.: ¤ buiden: tri lic niathbuidne `of a champion band', Ériu viii 156.28 . ¤nasc (= nasc niad, see nasc): Fer Rorogair fri niad- nascaib, LU p. 87 m.sup. ( p. 216 n. printed ed.).

níadach

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adj o, ā. variant (later?) form of niach. meic Nemargen nert-niadaigh, BNnÉ 35.6 . Níall Noígíallach níathach (nó níthach), Cóir Anm. 118 (= niatach, Keat. ii 6387 ). for dreich níathaigh . . . Néill, 125 .

níadachas

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n o,m. late form of niachus. briseadh neart niadh- achas, CRR² § 38. ar nert ┐ ar nidhachus, Fianaig. 68.30 . ar nert, ar nidechus, ZCP vi 24.26 . rioghdhamhna ba mó . . . neart ┐ niadhachus, FM iii 622 y . do fromhadh [sic MS.] a neirt ┐ a niadhachais, Hugh Roe 148.28 (f. 40a) . neart is nídheachas, O'Bruad. iii 46 z .

? níal

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n scéla Bresail Bregamain | do Lagnib lathar fo níal, LL 44a48 (: Torrían).

Níall

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Forms: Néill, Neel, Neill, Neil, Níall, Níallocán, Niallan, Nialláin, Niallghus, Niallghusa

o, npr. m. g s. Néill. O.Ir. n s. Neel, Thes. ii 263.33 . g s. Neill, ib. 31 , 35 ( Ardm. 10a2 ). Neil, 281.8 . In Latinized form: Nellis nepotes (= Uí Néill), 277.4 ( Adamnán VC i c. 49 ). Níall, IGT Dec. § 96.11 .

Hence the dim. Níallocán little Niall, Ériu iv 94.2 ; and the derived names Niallan, AU 868 , g s. Nialláin, Trip. 228.7 ; Niallghus, AU 757 , g s. Niallghusa, 811 .

níam

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Forms: níamh, niab, níamh, Niamh, Niamh

n ā,f. orig. form prob. ném q.v. níamh, IGT Dec. § 39.18 . Oft. written niab in early texts. Occas. treated as masc., see Met. Dinds. iv 340.30 (quoted below) and exx. under níab (which may be the same word): d s. do níamh , Keat. Poems 1540 (beside néimh, 99 ); go níamh n-órdha, CRR² 27 ( Todd Lect. iv 80.15 ).

Lustre, sheen, brilliance ; freq. applied to gold. niam .i. dath, O'Dav. 1295 (a loose definition). crand airgit ris tatin grían | cosmail fri hór a ro-níam, SC 33 ( LU 3701 ). aur- drochait na ndorus . . . atat fo néim, SR 467 , cf. 7257 . fo néib, 419 . atchonnacus dabaich . . . co néim n-óir, RC xiii 74.1 . nat[h]racha . . . cosmaile co nnéim n-óir, Alex. 709. cathair . . . co néim óir forri, PH 853. sluaighthech . . . niamh oir fair, Marco P. 74. seomra co neim n-oir fair, 91 . lóegh co néimh órdai fair, Cóir Anm. 70 ( IT iii 318.8 ). niamh na n-arm icá n-imert, Acall. 7590. fo néib gréne, LL 371c15 . níam theined, Fél. 132.23 (see ném). níab nárḟuilt Néill, Ériu iv 94 § 13 . cóimhgheal re néimh an aoil, Keat. Poems 99. fid lomnan do neimh caemc[h]rann, Ériu iii 145 § 26.

Of persons beauty or splendour of appearance: álli a níab níam nime fairer his beauty than the brightness of heaven, Ériu iv 108.13 . cid cáem grían . . . áille níab na hingine, 104.10 . dacī naenmur go neim ngloin (of angelic visitors), Arch. iii 244 § 4 . co hIngcél noísech néime, Met. Dinds. iii 116.95 . a ghéag as nua-ghlaine niamh! A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiv 4. Fig. ro techt ro-neib cein ro ma[i]r `great fame', AU 1056 = roi- neimh, FM ii 870.3 (of Aedh Ua Forréidh, fer léigind of Armagh). co neim nóis, LL 136b23 . Niam Nera Nuall- brethaig, Anecd. ii 53.8 (name of some literary quality or qualification). Compounded with foregoing noun or adj.: scothníam, TBC 1515. bánníam Dé, KMMisc. 254 § 6. nocon é in saebniam sarnua `specious splendour', Met. Dinds. iv 340.30 .

As npr. f.: Níab ingen Cheltchair, Death-tales 26 § 9 (Niam v.l.). Niamh Cinn Óir, Oss. iv 238.9 . d s. Niamh, 262.25 , 264.6 , 9 . g s. céile Niamh , 260 z , cf. 266.2 . Cf. the npr. m. Níamán, TBC 3085.

Compds.

(a) with adj.: ¤adbal: huí Néill níamadbuil, LL 133a44 . stuaga nimi niamadbli, 235b42 . lile niamhbhán, A. Ó Dálaigh xxv 7 . ¤corach: atchíu chlaind Neill níam- choraig, LL 48a37 = SG 373.26 . mac . . . Nessa niabdherg, Death-tales 18.14 . ¤glan: for dreich niamghlain Néill, Cóir Anm. 125. ¤glonnach: Niall Niamhglunnach, Ériu viii 136.32 . mac Neill Niamglonnaig, TBC 4502. ¤gorm: for dreich . . . niamguirm Neill, Bruchst. i § 101 (< FM a. 844 ). ¤solus: naóidhin níamhṡolas, Ériu v 170.113 (-ṡolais MS.) d'ainglib niamṡoillsi, MR 190.19 .

(b) with noun: ¤brao a shining mill-stone (of a hero), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 22 § 3 = niamhbrae (.i. bru), LL 393b2 , niam- braei, BB. ¤cland: o niamchlandaib . . . Neill, MR 258.13 . ¤cruth: pl. niamhcrotha Neill, MR 116.19 . ¤dath, IT iii 41 § 43 = Bruchst. i § 6 . ¤dubad: árna níamdubad di phicc ┐ di thúis (of ships newly painted), LL 235b29 . ¤glaine, LU 2483 = RC iv 256 § 25. Lism.L. 3868 . ¤glanad: do niamhglanadh a n-erreidh, BNnÉ 217 § 100 . agá nighe ┐ agá niamhglanadh féin, TSh. 4206. ¤glonn: g p. o teacht Nemidh na niamglond, BB 13b46 . ¤land: niamland d'ór, Acall. 957 , cf. 3895 . pl. niamlando oir, IT iii 238.103 . ¤lestar, Met. Dinds. iii 260.16 . ¤nós: co hOileach Neid gu niamnós, BB 25a16 = go ndeaghnós, Keat. i 172.6 . ¤sét: im níamṡétaib, Met. Dinds. iii 340.30 .

níamach

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adj o, ā. splendid: fertán in laích niamaigh náir illus- trious (?), Acall. 1078. See níabach.

níamaid

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v ā. brightens, furbishes: ro niamhadh a etach, ZCP xiii 171.4 . ra niamaid ┐ ro nuaglanaid cathbarr[a], TTebe 1272 . Adorns: an dealg ōir . . . níahmas ceard, Mann. and Cust. iii 168. nī fírḟlaith nad niamat bi bennachtnaib whom the living do not glorify with blessings, ZCP xi 97 § 59.

Vn. iarna níamad do ór, Marco P. 49. fuiglech na nār ca niamad `the spoils left by the nobles decked the victors', Met. Dinds. iii 360.72 . tai ac niamad da [ = do] namad fein thou art decking out thy own enemy (the body), Arch. iii 238 § 13. ag glain-níamhadh [sic leg.] a ngonnadh furbishing , Hugh Roe 210.26 (f. 56a-b) . In concrete sense: dā deil dirgi . . . niamad nosmar amal corcairglain forru decoration , BB 241b53 .

níamann

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x see némann.

níamanda

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x see némanda.

níamda

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adj io, iā. lustrous, brilliant , used in wide sense. niamhda .i. taitneamhach, O'Cl. dét niamda nemanda, TBC 207. deid- ghin níamdo, IT i 119.27 . niamdai a beóil, 69.8 . a ghnúis niamhdha! A. Ó Dálaigh xxi 1. crand . . . noem niamda, LB 221b47 . aitreb niamdha, BCC 398.23 . Of persons: gasraid . . . niamda nuagel, Cog. 160.6 .

In sense splendid, illustrious: cuic bliadna Bresail in beóil | niamda isna tressaib, LL 32a50 . teglach . . . niamda gal splendid in valiant deeds, Bruchst. i § 115 (< FM a. 890 = niabtha, AU 894 ). Nemed níamda a nás, Ériu iv 130 z (`pleasant his ways' transl., reading gnás v.l.; reading nás, perh. glorious his death). So in chevilles: niamda in dál, Ériu v 222.28 . niamda trocha a splendid doom (?), Anecd. i 51 § 6 . Cf. also: niamthae nath in tri Fothaid, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 14 § 3 (`ein glänzender Dichterspruch sind die drei F.').