núna

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Forms: nauna(e), noíne, naoine

n f. famine (cf. W. newyn). For discussion of etymology see Pokorny, ZCP xiii 37 - 38 , who considers that the orig. form was nauna(e) and suggests that the variant noíne may be due to the influence of oíne `fast'. Cf. the mod. variant form naoine (< noíne) given by Dinneen. núna .i. gorta, O'Cl. nuna ina flaithius, Laws iv 52.7 (sign of falseness in a king). gorta ┐ núna ┐ dunibad, RC xii 428 § 17. marta la nuna, RC xxvi 46 § 232 (glossed .i. gorta, LL 188c59 ). issed dober nauna ┐ gourtai . . . forna tótha cloena, Anecd. iii 26.22 (Cáin Domnaig; nuana v.l.). ara tesargain don nuna, Cóir Anm. 37. g s. di phlágaib tened et nóine et gorte, Thes. ii 256.12 . fri huais ngortae no nóina for tuatha, Ériu vii 148 § 14 . daermanaig .i. . . . na maneig nuna ┐ gola ┐ gabla, Laws iii 10.23 Comm. = manaigh nunaigh, H. 3.18 p. 228b ( O'C. 416 ). bliadain núna moiri, Lism.L. 1970 = n.¤ ┐ gorta, Paris MS. i n-aimsir nauna maire, ZCP xix 110.10 (< H. 3.18, 360a = O'C. Transcr. 762 , where it is written: na una). Cf. úna.

nús

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Forms: nús, núis, núsa, nuis, nus

n m. nús (g s. n p. núis, núsa), IGT Dec. § 38.11 . g s. in nuis , O'Mulc. 735. Beistings, milk of a newly calved cow: nús id est lac nouum, gl. colostrum, Thes. ii 43.3 . nus quasi nouus , Corm. Y 994. nus .i. nue-ass, O'Mulc. 735 , cf. 827 . nus, Laws iii 228.7 (see nuidlech). co ra gaib in bo 'ma nus, Fél. 148.19 (: tús) = banus, LB. lan a sreabainne do nús o cech boin, CF p. 73.10. ? nus, gl. onesta, Ir. Gl. 256 ; leg. ouesta = Med. Lat. obesta `beistings'. Fig. rugais . . . mo chlann uaim is iad 'na nús freshness, early youth , Measgra Dánta 61.54 (Gilla Brígde Mac Conmidhe, 13th cent.).

nutmuic

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Forms: nutmuicc, nutmúcc

n (Romance loan-word) nutmeg: más ┐ nutmic ┐ cach uile spísrad, Maund. 159. Common in med. texts: nutmuicc, Rosa Ang. 116.5 . nutmúcc, 286.18 . notmuic ┐ clous, O'Gr. Cat. 207 y . pudar clobus ┐ nutamig, C IV 2, 30va19 .