2 nin

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n (same word as 1 nin?) part of a weaver's loom; fork, forked branch (see Ériu xxxix 152 ): nin .i. ginol garmna dognither do uindsind .i. isin aimsir sidha togaibter garmna, Auraic. 1174 (i.e. it is made of ash wood and looms are set up only in time of peace). bāg ban .i. nin garmna .i. ginol garmna, 5626 . ninach .i. glacach no crechtach no nin gabul (? leg. nin .i. gabul) .i. ginol .i. glac na gabla Fél.2 lix.y (kenning for the letter n). costud sīde .i. nin garmna .i. ni aurgabar acht a síth, Anecd. iii 43.11 , cf. Auraic. 5543 (also a kenning for n). Cf. also Fél.² lxvi (gl. on Mar. 31 ) and O'Gr. Cat. 91.3.

3 nin

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Forms: nena, nionaibh

n m. a wave (poetic): nin-ḟos .i. nin ro gab fos .i. tonn do- dechaid dond fairgi, Corm. Y 961 (explanation of the name Ninus or Nindus applied to a well). nin .i. tond, Lec. Gl. 357 ; 171 M . nion tonn coitchionn (a general name for a wave), Met. Gl. Ff. 59. nion .i. tonn, O'Cl. Auraic. 2791. nāss a nin .i. bās arna tonnaibh, H. 4.22 p. 36b ( O'C. 2018 ). ? g s. Aeblend nena , LL 152b41 = Aeiblenn nena, SG ii 484.8 (`of the wave', 532.23 ) = Eblend ena, Met. Dinds. iv 64.77 (prob. right reading). a s. hi nin glas 'dans la vague bleue' Ad. VC2 ii § 12 , ÉC xxix 358 . d p. tairgsin āirmhe ar nionaibh undertaking to count waves (a fruitless attempt), Sits 1919, v 93 § 33 . See 3 nen which seems a spurious ns. formed from the gs. stem of this word; see 1 nena.

4 nin

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n a cloud? nin .i. nel isin tsenghaidhilg, BB 301a30 (ex- planation of the adj. ninach q.v.; perh. an invention). Cf. nimb.

5 nin?

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n confoghlatar dire itir min ┐ nin ┐ mainbthigi `the "dire"- fine is distributed according to dignity, extent and wealth', Laws iv 378.22 (legal maxim); the word min (= míad?) seems wrongly expanded, perh. also nin .

ninach

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o, ā. adj. perh. vaulted, canopied (of the sky); having a roof or top (of gallows), ZCP xxviii 254-55 .

(a) epithet of the sky: nem ninach ` delightful (?)', Fél. Prol. 108 ; in LB glossed .i. gablach (forked?) ( Fél.² p. xxiv ). ninach .i. brecht, ut dixit poeta . . . for neam ninach nélach, Fél.² p. lxvi ( Mar. 31 ), i.e. many-hued, changeful? ar neam nóemdai ninach (.i. taitnemach), ib., i.e. shining? nem ninach .i. neam nēlach cloudy, BB 301a31 (the gl. may be due to association of the two epithets in poetry, see second ex. above). ticfa nel derg teinntide | a túaisciurd nime ninaig, SR 8026.

(b) epithet of gallows: croch nínach Anissi `fork- shaped', Fél. Mar. 31 (glossed .i. glacach, ut dicitur nin garmna .i. ginol .i. ol ginach na garmna, Fél.² p. lxvi ); the MSS. seem to read ninach without accent.

nionach .i. áoibhinn; nionach .i. glacach, reannach nō beannach nō breac, O'Cl. P. O'C. (glosses prob. speculative, Hull, ZCP xxviii 255 ). See also McManus, Ériu xxxix 152 .

?ninech

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n no co tucad do Fergus é [sc. tír] ina ninech `as a mulct', Laws i 66.28 Comm. Atk. Gloss. suggests inech = enech.

ninnsa

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x see annsa.

nisaidim

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n name of a poetical composition practised by the `doírbard': aisteda na ndaerbhard .i. . . . Nisaidim fri serthiu, IT iii 23.3 = nisaigim sirthu, 65 § 135 . Possibly = ní saigim, the opening words of a poem.

nissi

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x .i. crécht, O'Cl. see 3 nes(s).

níth

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Forms: nithe, nítha, níthu, nitha, nníth, nithu

n m. (orig. neut.? cf. níth nglé, SR 5967 : n.¤ ṁbras, 3615 ; in both cases the word might be construed as acc.). g s. in nítho, Trip. 92.8 . nithe, Laws v 240.11 . nítha (usual form). a p. níthu, LL 365 m.sup. Rawl. 116a13 . nitha, TBC² 3349. g p. na nníth , SR 6041.

(a) fighting, conflict , and in concrete sense (esp. in pl.) a fight, combat: poet. and lit. word. nith .i. guin duine, Corm. Y 967 , cf. 973 , Lec. Gl. 26 M , Met. Gl. 26.1 , O'Cl. níth .i. deabhaidh nō cathughadh, O'Cl. nith, arin conflicht ro lasad na geinti and (explanation of n.l.), Laws i 2.11 . ní rubaim níth n-erred n-án, LU 6230 ( TBC² p. 64 n. 5 ). etach fri lith, arm fri nith, Laws i 122.9 (t.). comtís nertmenmnaig fri cach nith, LL 219b25 ( TTr. 186 ). dagaes n-imgona fri fuabairt cach nitha, TBC² 3181. mac Nesa noithech nitha renowned in battle, TFerbe 850 . ón áth a bhfuair Neimheadh níoth, Keat. i 172.1 (poem) = níth, BB 25a14 . as nith for naimhdibh (of a hero), TBC 5556 St. pl. fich nithu Nuadu Necht, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 27 § 7 ( = Rawl. 116a13 ). fer . . . conboing nitha for naimdiu, TBC² 3349. árad fri nime níthu a ladder to take heaven by storm, ZCP xiii 144.11 = fri nimib n.¤ , LL 365 m.sup. = fri nimhe nithiu, FM i 336.5 . Míchol na nníth contentious M., SR 6041. ar trommníthaib i críchaib ilib echtrannaib, TBC 3537. ? cath Glasse Críche ra chlóe | nithe dia mbae bretha ar báig, LL 44b37 , cf. 380b44 . In chevilles: níth ṅglé, SR 5967 , cf. 3615 . nith im gail, ZCP viii 106.2 . deilm nitha, LL 7a33 = delm ndíotha, Leb. Gab. i 110 y .

(b) spirit, pugnacity, mettle: ní ḟuil indum-sa níth ná nertt, Acall. 39. huathmar . . . indas na luinde ┐ na barainde ┐ ind nítha tucsat léo isin chath, TTr.² 927. mo chorpan cen nith, LB 141a29 . Anecd. ii 49.6 .

(c) anger, resentment: ba níth mór la Fergus oén do maídim thechid fri Coinculaind, TBC 1964. rapa níth menman . . . ┐ rapa anforlond aicnid lé, LL 222a16 ( TTr. 378 ). ba nith mór leó a mbuar do marbhadh, Cog. 210.21 .

Compds. ¤gal: im nithgalaib, TBC² 3422 , cf. TBC 5738 , 5511 St. ¤galach: ro airigh an tṡleigh nithghalaidh `battle- strong spear', CF 876. ¤gonach: Neide n. `of the deadly wounds', Met. Dinds. iii 320.25 . ¤gubach: in Bé n. Néit, MR 242.1 (i.e. who wails over the fallen on the battle-field). ¤mass (epithet of Conchobar m. Nessa), IT i 77.21 .

níthach

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adj o, ā. pertaining to combat, martial; of persons warlike, aggressive. Nia nithach sab, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18.21 = LL 387a27 , where it is glossed `cartach' ( = cathach ?). dā Enna ui nithaig (.i. cathaigh) Nuadad, LL 392d21 . mac nithach Nesa, Ériu i 116 § 5. déccid ferta níthaig Néill `the grave of martial Niall', Met. Dinds. ii 36.1 (see corrigenda v 128 ). niata nitheach fri naimhdibh, Hugh Roe 226.28 (f. 60b) . o niamchlandaib . . . nithacha . . . Neill, MR 258.13 . Of things: gleo . . . nithach neimnech, LL 408a45 ( TTr. 2226 ). for dreich nithaig Neill, Bruchst. i § 101 (< FM i 470.20 ). o thrath nóna nithaige, TFerbe 191 . As npr. f., name of a shield: ind Nithach Loegaire, Ériu iv 28 § 17.