nocha n-

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nócha

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n t,f. the number ninety ; folld. by gen. pl. of noun, ninety . Not common, the number being usually expressed by scores, and not found in Glosses. no[í] deich i nnochait, SR 759. Elizar dianad slán nocha bliadan, PH 6554. fer nochat bliadan, 6540 . isin tres bliada[i]n noícat, CCath. 149 (.ix. cat). for nochait miodhach, TBC 5621 St.

In early Mod. Ir. largely supplanted by nóchad o, m. IGT Dec. § 11.6 . cheithre céad ré taobh nóchait four hundred and ninety, Keat. iii 425 (poem). do mhair Enos nóchad bliaghan, Genesis v 9 . ocht mblíadhna ar nóchad, 1 Sam. iv 15. tar nóchadaibh . . . do chrádh `nineties of sorrows', O'Bruad. iii 58. 18 .

nocho n-

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1 nocht

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Forms: nocht, anocht

n night ; an early word, supplanted in general use by adaig and surviving only in the advbl. phrase i n-nocht to- night , later anocht. nocht .i. aidche, O'Dav. 1285. ?nácht dia, gl. nocte et die, Wb. 17d5 (by Ascoli referred doubtfully to this word). acher in gaíth innocht, Thes. ii 290.4 ( Sg. 112 m. ). ib. 291.3 ( Ml. Poems i 1 ). toet chucum a ben hinnocht, IT i 145.8 . feraid for n-aigidacht innocht and, FB 66 = anocht, Eg. geinfidh do rí . . . inocht, Lism.L. 3345 . bid marb tussa anocht, PH 299. isin aidche anocht, 3003 . san oidhche anocht, TSh. 539. anochd féin this very night, Luke xii 20 . With ellipse of prep. (after a preceding vowel in verse): secht ṁbliadna lána o nocht from to-night, TFerbe 787 . rit ita ár súil uli nocht `on thee is all our hope to-night', Cog. 120.28 (leg. rit ita ár súil innocht?).

Compds. ¤adaig: gach nochtai[d]chi sceo dee every night and day, O'Dav. 1285. ¤colba night-bedpost i.e. bed, couch: ní ranaic nochtcholba nemda the heavenly rest, ZCP xiii 363.4 = Leb. Gab. i 174.15 .

2 nocht

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adj o, ā. naked, bare, uncovered: is reil fornn feib atam nocht, SR 1347. conḟacca a mnai lomnocht, 1304 (see lom-). ciche nochta, PH 393. h'fhiacla uile nochta, 8131 . noco com- raiced a thoeb fri húir noicht the bare earth, LB 33b54 . mo theach nocht gan ni as mo chind (i.e. roofless), Arch. iii 236 § 5. claidib nochta unsheathed, FB 13 ; a common use, cf. urmhór an tsluaigh . . . ┐ a n-airm nocht aca, TSh. 1072. Of hair, uncovered i.e. loose, flowing? mac T. trilis nocht `of the flowing locks', KMMisc. 172.2 . a chiabh nocht! Dánta Grádha vi 15 . fig. a beith ra-nocht is ro-liath too bare (unadorned), Auraic. 2070 (of verses). ? nocha ricfaidh nemh naemhnocht, RC xxxvii 345 § 7.

As subst. a naked person: biad do bocht, . . . étach do nocht, PH 6000 , cf. Laws i 144.30 . biadhadh bocht is nocht, Keat. Poems 1411. Nakedness? nocht .i. deanacht no náire, O'Cl.; the gl. is prob. based on Leb. Gab. i 260.25 : nocht a fir (glossed .i. denacht) = fearrdacht fir, BB 42a8 ; leg. nochta fir?

Compds. ¤aile a kind of open-work fence; gl. felmad, Laws iv 72.10 ; defined 76.20 as a fence made of stakes planted apart and connected at intervals by three bands of pleach- work, cf. O'Dav. 93. ¤chenn bare-headed , gl. non velato capite, Wb. 11c12 ; non velatam, 11c18 , where MS. reads nochit- (? noicht-). ¤fiaclach with bare teeth: ina n-ímágib . . . bélbuide nochtḟiaclacha (of people disfigured by hunger), LB 154b61 . ¤frecorthid: gimnasia .i. nochtfrecorthid ceill one who exercises naked, a gymnast, O'Mulc. 175. ¤machaire `bare plain', Laws iv 72.17 Comm. (oppd. to leth-m. `a half-cleared plain').

? 3 nocht

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n [o, m.] name of some metrical rule or device (`an internal assonance or rhyme', Calder, Auraic. Gloss.)? cen anocht .i. cen nocht and . . . ut est . . . torc atchiu argair gabair | fiu Corc no Lorc no Lugaidh. `Argair' and cen ni fris cia ro dligh co fil nocht and .foesin, Auraic. 5226 fg . See Thurneysen, ZCP xvii 290 - 291 , and Ériu xii 220 , where Bergin takes the word as = 2 nocht (the word `argair' is `bare', having nothing to correspond with it).

? 4 nocht

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n the act of washing? nocht .i. nighe, ut est saighid De dia caemnocht .i. impo[d] Dhe dia caomnighi, O'Dav. 1298.

nochta(e)

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Forms: nochti

n ,f. (2 nocht) nakedness (want of clothing): d s. connā biam i ngorti nā nochti , Wb. 16a8 . cen bochtai cen nochtai, FA 35 ( LU 2297 ). dū nā aicfider bochtu nā nochtu, Ériu ii 144 § 161 (Tenga B.). gorta no tróge no nochta, PH 5874. imad cech fuachta ┐ nochta, 4319 . dín . . . ar ḟuacht ┐ ar nochta, CCath. 1185 (nochtai v.l.). In obscene sense: ar nā acced nochta no náre na mban, TBC 1363 ; cf. Leb. Gab. i 260.25 quoted under 2 nocht.

nochtach

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adj o, ā. naked, unclothed: beith re sneachta go nochtach, Buile S. 32.8 .

nochtaid

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Forms: nochttha, nochtad

v ā.

(a) makes bare, strips, uncovers: ro nochtsat he ┐ ro bensat a étach fén de, PH 3294. ro nochtadh na mna, Fl. Earls 64.8 . do nocht si a chosa uncovered, Ruth iii 7 . cret nochtas do shúile? `why starest thou so?', PH 8129. nocht an sciath uncover, RC x 184.17 , cf. ro nocht don sciath took (the covering) from the shield, ib. 25 . ro nochtustar D. a cloidem unsheathed, LB 26b12 . ní nochtar . . . grían acht tre dhortadh ndílenn, Gleanings 19 § 33 .

(b) in late lit. generally fig. reveals, discloses, makes known: ní táinig olc . . . nar nocht Eoin, Dán Dé xi 23 . is eadh nochtas an leabhar, Keat. ii 2318. nocht don Tighearna do ghníomha (= revela opera tua), TSh. 9077. nochtaid na haoghairidhe . . . go raibhe ród, etc., 9616 . do nochtais t'aigne, Content. xviii 1. do nochtsad fíoch is formad dis- played, Keat. Poems 1018. Part. nec. anois as nochttha airtegail na daondachta must be enounced, O'Hussey T.C. 10.9. in dara ní is nochta dhuid, Ir. Review 1913, 623 § 7 .

Vn. nochtad m.

(a) uncovering, stripping: cuich ro benustar dímm m'etach no cia ro lamustar mo nochtad uime? to deprive me of it, PH 8168. níor chuibhe dhuit nochta[dh] do chloidhimh, Oss. iv 182.15 . ar nochtadh meirge a dtúis gleó `unfolding his banner', 56.10 . fig. mo nochtadh óm' uile antolaibh, Parrth. Anma 38.5 .

(b) revealing, making known: atá ar na nochdadh ┐ ar na foillsighadh, Rom. xvi 26.

nochtaigid

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v g. = nochtaid (late form): ná nochtuigh bhur gcinn, Levit. x 6 (= nochtuighidh?). part. gach bean agá mbí a ceann nochdaighthe, 1 Cor. xi 5. nochtuigh ┐ lomchosach naked , Isa. xx 2. talla nochtuighe, L. Chl. Suibhne § 6.