Cite this: eDIL s.v. normanach or

adj o, ā. Norse, Norman ; as subst. m. a Norseman or Norman: gl. Normannigena, Ir. Gl. 308.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. Nortmann or

n m. (Teutonic loan-word) a North- man (Dane or Norseman): longas . . . di Norddmannaibh, AU 836 (elsewhere in AU in Latin declension). longes tri ficit long do Normandaib, Cog. 16.4 . i críchaib Scithia ┐ Dacia ┐ Gothia ┐ Northmann , LL 171b49 (by Hogan, CRR 7 , ex- panded Northmannia). Hi Choluimb Ch. do losccadh la hall- murachaibh .i. la Nortmanoibh, FM i 406.5 .

1 nós

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Forms: noos, naus, nous, nós, nóis, nósa

n o,m. (British loan-word, cf. W. naws `nature, disposi- tion', Ped. i 23.49 ; but plausibly a native word. Cf. 1 noes LEIA N-22 ). n s. noos, LL 311a12 , Rawl. 115a8 . ? naus, Ériu iv 163.29 (= g p.?). d s. nous, Laws i 12.4 . Later also treated as i-st., perh. through confusion with noes (possibly a kindred word). nós (m., g s. and n p. nóis, nósa), IGT Dec. § 38.7 .

In general sense, custom, tradition, precedent ; in Laws of regulations established by usage or authority. nos [noes LB] .i. nóe-fiss .i. fios nonbuir .i. tri righ, tri suid, tri hespaic . . . ┐ ro badar uile ag denam ind tSenchusa Mair, Corm. Y 970 (alluding to the revision of the Brehon Law in the time of Patrick), cf. Laws i 16 and O'Cl.: nos .i. náoi fhios .i. fios naonbair. noco comurscaich Patraic a nos [in nous v.l.] fer nErenn iar tiachtain creitme, O'Dav. 423 (where it is wrongly glossed: in t-urdarcugud). nonbar dlegar do denam nosa dlighthigh .i. rí ┐ filid ┐ briugaid ┐ epscop ┐ fer leighind ┐ ollam ┐ aigne ┐ aire forgill ┐ airchindeach, H. 3.18 p. 436b ( O'C. 1048 ). intan donither nos nó dliged do nuaidiged, Marco P. 96. d'fhoillsiugud na nóus, ib. deichnebur . . . do coimetfadh co cuimnech na nosanna ┐ na gnathaigte (of the Roman decemvirs), H. 3.18 p. 59 ( O'C. 76 ). cach cin iar nos, Arch. iii 228.26 . do rigustar ar in cairn he do rer nois na naem, Ann. Conn. 1310 § 7.

In wider sense a custom (social or professional): cen biad, cen tenid, cen tech, | cen nós, cen cheol, cen hétach, SR 1892 (of Adam and Eve after the expulsion from Eden). nī bu nōs ardrīg `nicht war es die Sitte eines Oberkönigs', Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 1 (= noos, Rawl. 115a8 , LL 311a12 ; nos, 377a26 ; fás, 377b41 ). ba nos bes coitcind la Rómánu can mileda . . . da tigid a longphort inaraili a common custom, CCath. 2424. gur thréigsead nós is seol na suadhfhlaith, Keat. Poems 1367. nóis adhnaicthe burial customs, TSh. p. 178 (ch. 8 title).

Of personal habits, manners, behaviour: a meic Néill cu nós `son of courteous Niall' (? famous son of N.), KMMisc. 260 § 4 (< LL 148a28 ); perh. = 2 nós. nós ┐ niamhcrotha Neill Naighiallaig, MR 116.19 . dá bhfuilngeam nós bhus nós glan if I take upon me a virtuous life, Dán Dé xxvi 14 . fear mar Naoise i gnaoi is i nósaibh, Keat. Poems 205.

Procedure, course of action; wont: ni fiu leamsa in nos a leitheit sin I do not deem such a proceeding becoming me (re- fusal to do a menial service), Lism.L. 1626 . sealad dóibh ar an nós sin | ag spairnn riú im ríoghacht, Content. xvi 154. fada gabhaim ó bhur nós `I avoid your method', xiv 46 . do réir nóis dáonna, 1 Cor. xv 32.

do (? de) nós with gen. in the way (manner) of, like: dod nós féin like you, Content. xviii 86. dá mbruithneadh i dteinidh do nós an óir like gold, TSh. 5255. atá slighe na gcionntach do nós an dorchadais, Prov. iv 19 ; cf. xxiii 34 . tabhair síodh damh . . . do nós Muire Magdáléan `as thou gavest it to M.M.', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvi 7 . dá nós sin even so, likewise , Studies 1921, 589.1 . do nósaibh cáich like others, in the usual fashion, Hackett vii 3 . ? fó nós according to wont (custom): gan beith 'san cathair fa núas `quitting his accus- tomed seat' (?), BNnÉ 140.24 (: cúas); if really an ex. of this word. a nós gach laoi 'day by day' Celtica iv 121 § 8 .

For compds. see 2 nós.

2 nós

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n o,m. prob. same word as preceding, `that which is well known or established', hence fame, renown, reputation ; cf. O'Dav. 423 (quoted under 1 nós) where it is glossed: in t-urdarcugud. allud .i. nos, Corm. Y 86. ni ba mó a nós nā allud nā erdarcus damsa in chathaigthe I shall not have more fame or glory or distinction of the fighting, CRR 25. ni fair bias a nós nach a allud nach a airdercus, TBC 2517 , cf. TBC² 1863 and Acall. 3575. ritire ba mo nos ┐ clu, Ann. Conn. 1306 § 8. a[c] cuindghidh nois ┐ allaid, Aen. 2275. cuaidh fa criochaibh na cruinne nos an niadh, ZCP ii 362.29 . mic Mhíleadh fa hoirdhearc nós `Mile's courteous (? famous) sons', Content. xxviii 26. ? mar tharb cu nós nirt, LB 124b6 (poem) = go nós neirt `a bull with constant strength' (? famed for strength), Keat. iii 2047. ni dernadh . . . marbadh as mó nos [ná] in marbadh sin that was more famed, AU ii 548 y . g s. as attrib.: onfisech amra nois `a . . . famous diver', CCath. 2158. fer nois gan imresain of undisputed reputation, AU ii 556.25 ; cf. LU 2992 quoted under 1 nós.

In compds. it is hard to distinguish between 1 and 2 nós: ¤breth: Domhnall Ruadh rí na nóis-bhreath `of the famous dooms' (? judgements according to precedent), A. Ó Dálaigh lii 50 ; cf. clanna nosbrethecha Nemid, Ériu viii 6.9 . ¤buiden: Naile cona nós-buidhin `noble troop' (of monks), Misc. Hag. Hib. 102 § 8. ¤oirdherc ( ¤airdirc): fear naomhtha nós- oirrdheirc `a holy man of noble manners', BNnÉ 274 § 251 ; a common combination of epithets, cf. 191 y , Ériu v 76.4 ; 80.13 , 26 . do fhreccair Naile co nós-oirrdheirc `with dis- tinction' (? dignity), Misc. Hag. Hib. 111 § 35.

? nosad, nósad

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n m. talam ba nua nosad do ní bu do reic ruidilsi .i. ba nua a nos i talum do aisic do, H. 3.17 c. 463 - 4 ( O'Don. 623 ). Cf. nosadh ` liking, approving ', O'R.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nósmar or

o, ā. (1 and 2 nós) adj. meaning variously

(a) customary and hence according to precedent, in good form, of good be- haviour (disposition),etc. , and

(b) notable, remarkable ; it is not easy always to decide between the senses.

nosmar gairther in gairm rig in due form (?), Fen. 228.4 . an dáil budh nósmar ag Día `pleasing to God' (?), BNnÉ 142.60 . do ráidh lena cloinn go nósmar ` courteously ', 138.50 . superl. mac righ is nosmuire ┐ is gnimaichi do bi do Breifnechaibh `best dis- posed and most accomplished', AU ii 446.9 . O Ruairc ri nos- mar nemtlaith ` reputable ', MacCarthy 434 § 2 ( BB 51a43 ). tucadar cath neimhnech nósmhar . . . da chéile `heroic', Ériu v 190.499 . h. Conchobair do imtecht co beoda nosmair isna Tuathaib, Ann. Conn. 1330 § 3. dā deil . . . niamad nos- mar . . . forru, BB 241b53 . is nósmhar na srólltuir ar ghréis doghnídh (of a lady's embroidery), Keat. Poems 103. róimh nósmhar `famous pile' (of a ruined mansion), KMMisc. 50.23 = Measgra Dánta 57.34 . ar leic nosmair Naile `famous flagstone', Misc. Hag. Hib. 111 § 35. tug siad ar dhu[i]blēid nósmhar fashionable, modish Celtica iv 110 § 14 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nósta or

adj io, iā. remarkable; famed? in Nosta, Acall. 267 n. (name of a horse = Coscrach, text). ? besa nesa besa treisi | is amra in t-én ┐ a adbha | cáithigh a nabha (= a n-adbha?) nosta | in t-én nocha caitheann ba, H. 3.17 c. 433 ( O'Don. 540 ) (verse quoted in a legal text).

not, nod

Cite this: eDIL s.v. not, nod or

Forms: nota, nod

n ā,f. (Lat. nota)

(a) a mark or sign, esp. one used in writing: nod a nota .i. si(n)gnum .i. failsiugud neich . . . not uaille .i. comartha uaille, Corm. Y 979. not inchoisc, Sg. 3b17 (gl. nota elementi given as definition of littera). pl. na nota áram, gl. numerorum figurae, 6b21 . nochan fuil uath conid litir acht ata conid not tinfidh h is not a letter but a mark of aspiration, Auraic. 3561 , cf. 1231 (nod), 768 (noit).

(b) later a sign of contraction in writing, a scribal compen- dium: cá méd nod is cóir annsa scribneoracht? Ní annsa: a trí: nod elaidhnech ┐ n.¤ lethach ┐ n.¤ nádúrdha, O'Gr. Cat. 91.13 (the three compendia given are illustrated resp. by DNS = dominus, DS = deus or dominus, P = pater): cf. 114.28 . nod `an abbreviation', O'Brien. Hence in fig. sense: ní beag nod dá chur i suim a hint is enough, Content. xxvii 4. ní beag nod dá chur i gcéill, Dánta Grádha xxx 10 . aicme . . . nár aisig dham nod do chomhall cineáltais who gave not the least answer, Hackett vii 6 . Nod leat, used like Lat. notâ bene (but prob. subst., not verb) in scientific and other writings: nod leat gu n-éxamlaigther na leigheasa note, bear in mind , O'Gr. Cat. 176.29. nod leat gur badh e Niall,etc., Rel. Celt. ii 300.18 .

(c) writing in general: naoimhe a nod 'the holiness of its writings' Celtica x 183 § 5 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. notaid or

Forms: notaitir, notad, nod

v ā. (Lat. notare) marks, denotes: pass. pr. pl. notaitir, gl. notantur [litteris], Sg. 28a11 . vn. berar hé co hescob na cathrach dia notad `to be censured', Fél. 46.2 . Cf. nod leat, possibly imp. of this vb. (see not).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. notaire or

Forms: notire

n io,m. (Lat. notarius) a professional scribe: notire, Wb. 27d16 . notairi Grigair nuim, YBL 165b38 . noiteir coitchenn o udaras Imper notary general (= notarius publicus), AU iii 16.2 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. notairecht or

Forms: notaireacht

n f. the profession of a scribe (or notary): notaireacht, Auraic. 5798 (in list of callings or occupations). See noiteoracht.