nídachus

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x see níadachus.

níe?

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ind manibad airmitiu níe | nip indemain fochlach foe, Corm. Y 661 s.v. fōi; `unless there is honour of evil not unsafe is a seated champion' (?), O'Don. Corm. Tr. 81. Cf. 4 ní.

nige

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Forms: nighi, nighte

f. Mid.Ir. vn. of nigid. The act of washing (in wide sense, of ablutions, washing clothes, etc.). nighi f., declined like marbhna, IGT Dec. § 3.7 . ná derntar isin domnach . . . folcad ná fothrucud ná nige, Ériu ii 202.1 . déna . . . ósaic ┐ nige th'fir chumtha, LB 65b22 ( Lat. Lives 84.10 ). dolotar . . . don tiprait do nigi a llám, Lat. Lives 25.10 . oc nigi a cairach, SR 2936. do nige a chneda ┐ a chrechta, TBC 4209. gan m'arm do nigi, 4100 . do nige etaig, PH 1877. nocha n-étach glan é nogo nderntar a nighi, O'Dav. 1176. ag folcadh a bhfolt ┐ ag nighe a mball, Keat. ii 5118. súile . . . arna níghe le bainne, Canticles v 12 . fer nighte mías a dish-washer, Ériu v 164.26 (analog. g s. as if from niged). aran . . . arn-a nighi a huisci steeped in water, RC xlix 56.9 . In fig. sense: a nighi ó fír Dé purgation by ordeal, Eg. 88 f. 50d ( O'C. 2597 ). ceannach an nighei-sin ar nimh | tabhair oram ar éigin `force me to purchase my absolution in Heaven', Dán Dé i 5 (treated as masc.).

nigid

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Forms: nod-nigh, niges, nestá, not-ninus, nenaigh, negair, negar, negtar, roenastar, naoenastar, nenastar, necht, roenacht, roenacht, ro-aonacht, roanacht, nigid, nige, nigiub, nigfea, nigther, negar, nighe, nídhfi, nighthe

vb. In Glosses found only in compds. Mid.Ir. pres. 3 s. nod-nigh, TBC² 2681. rel. niges, LU 2093. s-subj. impf. 2 s. mani nestá , LL 284b16 . redup. fut. 1 s. not-ninus, TBC² 3625. redup. pret. 3 s. ro nenaigh , Anecd. ii 6.1 . pass. pres. s. negair, TBC 6053. asa negar , LU 9685 , cf. Corm. Y 296 , 943 . pl. rel. negtar, LL 276a39 . fut. perf. s. co roenastar , Ériu ii 222.20 = coro naoenastar , Mon. Tall. 67 ; leg. coro nenastar (Bergin, Ériu iii 207 ). pret. s. ro necht , LL 164b14 ( Met. Dinds. iv 98.93 ), cf. Cog. 124.19 . ní roenacht . . . nad roenacht , Ériu ii 224.4 , 5 = ro-aonacht . . . roanacht , Mon. Tall. 67. Cf. 2 necht, prob. a participial form from nigid. Vn. nige.

In Mid.Ir. gen. treated as a regular weak vb.; fut. 1 s. rat nigiub , TBC 6053. 3 s. nom nigfea , LU 9897. pass. pres. s. nigther, Corm. p. 29 s.v. mát = negar, Corm. Y 943.

Washes (in wide sense, of body, clothes, etc.): úaget, negat in bráthair let the brothers sew and wash, Ériu iii 100 § 26 (Rule of Ailbe). folic . . . mo chend ┐ nig mo láma! PH 5257. arindi berrthar [sic leg.] cach and ┐ negar a c[h]end, Corm. Y 296. ro nigh . . . a gnuis, ZCP vi 25.23 . ro innail S. a lama ┐ ro nigh a ghelchorp, Ériu v 158.224 . do nighis cosa an Tighearna (= tersisti), TSh. 7164. usce asa negar Grip (.i. ech Diarmata), ZCP iii 214.14 ( LU 9685 ). Loch Riach . . . is ann ro nenaigh Caoer . . . cetaig Mic in Óig, Anecd. ii 6.1 . mani nestá th'étach, LL 284b16 . is mōr do ḟodboibh nigius, Fianaig. 16.12 (of the Morrígan). nip inmain lá negtar fuidb, LL 276a39 .

To wash a person against his will is regarded as an insult, hence in threats, etc., nigid = `drub, thrash': rat-nigiub mar negair coipp a lundu (.i. lind usci), TBC 6053 ; rot-ṡnigestar mar ṡnegair cuip, 3789 (leg. -nigestar, negair); cf. TBC² 3625 , 2681 . a lestraib gloine rot necht, Cog. 124.19 (poem; a taunt to Aed Úa Néill for not offering stouter resistance to Brian). Cf. the Germ. idiom: ich will ihm den Kopf waschen = Fr. je vais lui laver la tête = `I'll give him a sound rating.'

In fig. sense, cleanses, absolves: ticfa in tailcend . . . nom nigfea domm' ucht, LU 9897 ( PRIA iii 524 § 14 ). an t-olc muna nighe , Dán Dé xviii 1 (2 s. subj. pr.) nídhfi [an fhuil] é óna phecuidhibh, Mac Aingil 94.15 . ní bhíd nighthe óna salchar, Prov. xxx 2 (part.).

nihelas

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n u,m. (learned formation < Lat. nihil) nullity: intan mbís nihelas do .u. fri .g. when u is rendered null (silent) beside g, Sg. 6b11 ; ib. 12 . g s. ar thaidbsin nihelsa far .u. the [metrical] nullity of u, 6b5 , cf. 14a3 . u nihelsa, Auraic. 1385 (of the u implied in the cons. q) = nialsa , 4442 .

nim

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n venom see neim.

? nimb

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n a drop (? cloud): nimb .i. braon, ab eo quod est nimbus, unde dicitur isna Brethaib Nemeth: Ro loisceth a leth fo nimib nim, Corm. Y 971 = fo nimb `under a cloud of venom', O'Dav. 1284 (with gl.: nimb .i. nell no braen). nim .i. bráon, O'Cl. (cf. Leb. Gab. i 64 n. 2 ). nim cruinne . . . .i. bráon do dhrucht, ib. Cf. 4 nin.

? nimghlic

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adj .i. iomdhaingen very strong (firm ), O'Cl. (= n- imglic, a misunderstanding?).

? nimmar

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ind nimmar mbith ben úadib lía céle on trath-sa co alaile, FB 24 ( LU 8333 = nimmar bid, Eg.); a corruption of ní mór bíd hardly a woman of them is (remains) with her husband? (prob. to be connected with the preceding words: diammbé-se báeth fiad etarlu; Emer's beauty makes her dangerous to the other wives of Ulster).

nimtha

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x see imtha and atá.

1 nin

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Forms: nena, ninu

n [o, m.] n p. nena, ZCP xii 295.7 (< H. 3.18 p. 564 ). a p. ninu, LL 186b14 ( RC xxvi 14 § 8 ).

(a) name of the ash-tree: nin .i. uinnius, Auraic. 1173. coscrad sīdhe nin .i. uindis. ar is dī na croind gaei triesa cosgarthar an sīth, 4269 .

(b) name of the letter n in the Ogham alphabet (called after the tree): nin dno is o chrand ro hainmniged .i. o uindsind, Auraic. 1171 ; belonging to the first `aicme' or letter-group and de- noted by five strokes, ib. 976 . dinin dishail .i. sech [ni] nin ni sail acht duir it is neither n nor s but d, 815 , cf. 3653 . cech baile i mbiadh nion re ngort is ngetol sgribthar and, 2896 . anamain eter dā nin inso .i. nin i tossuch in moltai ┐ nin ina deriud, LU 400 (ACC Introd., cf. RC xx 146.3 ; description of the Amra, which begins and ends with the letter n). Aedh Gnaí . . . nin do gait ás goma hAedh Gaí é, Cóir Anm. 162.

(c) a letter of the Ogham alphabet in general: nin .i. liter, ut dicitur: dar ninu Nede, Corm. Y 996 ; for the citation: dar ninu, see RC xxvi 14 § 8 (glossed: dar mo littre, LL) and Auraic. 2793 (dar mo niona). nin ainm coitcheand do gach litir, Auraic. 1561 , cf. 2791 . nin .i. letir nó oghum no fren [= frém?] oghuim, ut est co laidhib co ninaib, O'Dav. 1288. nín .i. dealb nó litir, Lec. Gl. 6. nion .i. litir, O'Cl. Met. Gl. 26.1 . ni uindim aon-nin am chīn (.i. ni faicim aon-litir am lebhar), ZCP v 488 § 4 (B. na filed). contoaim for amnin a nin (.i. luighim fam luighe filed), ib. § 9 (amnin = non-letter?). sin drochnin duit `a bad letter (handwriting)', O'Gr. Cat. 267.15 (scribe's note). pl. nena filed feghthar linn . . . bethe, sail, huath, coll, etc., ZCP xii 295.7 . See also 2 nena.