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3 nairne particleof assent or asseveration, indeed,verily ?
nairne[no naire, add. LB]amail bid naire no beth and .i.
senberla didiu in naire n-i sin. Is inand ┐ isbertha egin. Is
gnathberla eisem tra cidh indiu la hIrmumhainmaxime, unde
dicitur: In fil ní bas toich duit? Fil eigin, ol intí dia n-incho-
5marcar .i. nairne, Corm. Y 972 =fhil naire, ol intí . . . .i. fil
écin, Corm. p. 32 ; i.e.nairne(?naire) is used, especially in
West Munster, in the sense oféicin indeed, intruth .nairne .i.
deimhin .i. frithaithbhear bus nairne .i. frithaithbhear bhus
deimhin, O'Cl. (where the word is used as pred.).náirne .i.
10deimhin` sure,certain,certainty ', P.O'C. náirneadj. `sure,
certain
', O'R.

4 Nairne pn a name ofTara(or of a mound there)? Narne .i.
Tema[i]r .i. do anmaim in foraid ro bai inti, O'Mulc. 831 =
Nairne, H. 3.18 p. 73a ( O'C. 115 ).Cf. Nairniu(n s.)., L. Ardm.
15 13a2 ;ad Nairniu Toisciurt, 9a1 ( Thes. ii 266.45 , 261.38 ), which
seems a place in Connacht.

naiscid v i. Early forms:pres. 3 s. ninaisc , Laws i 86 n. 1 .
3 pl. ninascat , 186.14 .s-subj. 2 s. pres. ninais , Laws iv 36.1 .
O'Dav. 1505 ,cf. 1256 .3 s. rona , O'Dav. 1378. fut.(redupl.)2 s.
20 ronenais , O'Dav. 1594. 3 s.*nenais,cf. neanais .i. ceanglais,
O'Cl. (taken aspret.).pret. 1 s. ronenasc-sa, LU 9373. 2 s. ro
nenaisc, LU 5662 = TBC² 1185 (rectius nenasc).3 s. nenaisc,
Laws iv 346.5 .ninasc, TBC 604 =nenaisg, St.neanaisc no
ro neanaisc .i. do cheangail, O'Cl. (with pron. suff.)nenscais,
25 Rawl. 116c29 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17 § 11 (where Meyer emends:
nenscus).Pass. pres. s. nascair, Laws i 210.25 .fora-nascar,
194.23 .subj. s. nasair, ii 126 z .ronasar , ii 122.13 , iv 100.10 .
coronastar , LU 4898 = TBC² 411 ,cf. Laws v 370.7 , 378.2 .
pl. ronasatar , i 50 z .ronasaiter , v 254.2 .ronaisidar , 430.2 .
30 fut. pl. nensitir, ZCP xiii 378.7 ( Baile in Scáil § 18 ).pret. s. ro
nas , Laws i 216.24 ; ii 14.28 . Corm. Y 645. ronass , LU 4894
=ronais , TBC² 407. ? nassa , ZCP xv 365 § 50. viii 118 § 25 .
(pl.?) ronnassa , Arch. iii 1.10 .part. nassa, TBC 4567. vn. naidm
(see alsonascad).
35Already fairly early in Mid.Ir. commonly treated as a weak
vb., stemnaisc-or less commonlynasc-:1 s. pres. subj. ara
naiscea , LU 5870 ( TBC² 1401 ).fut. 1 s. ratnasciub , TBC
6054. pret. 3 s. ratnascestar , 3791 .
In general sense binds, makesfast. nas .i. ceangal; ro nasa
40.i. do ceangladh, O'Cl. (a) in lit. sense:rat-nascestar mar
nasces feith fidu he has clasped thee as woodbine clasps trees,
TBC 3791 ;cf. 6054 , RC xiv 408 § 19 (rot-naisc).ro nascadh
[in sín] ima bragait, ZCP xi 65.4 .in cruit ara nenaisc [in
Dagdae] na ceola had bound (i.e.silenced) the melodies, RC xii
45108 § 163 .In sensemakes captive: nenaisc iathu fer Fēne
`er legte in Bande', Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 28 (< Laws iv 346 ).
nenaisc niathu Alinde, Met. Dinds. ii 82.36 (see note): the
sense in both exx. may possibly be secured, madefirmorsafe .
(b) more often asfig. & legal termbinds,exactsapledge
50(promise, obligation, payment), with acc. of thing andFORof
pers.; in Laws often glossed byfonaisc,cf. O'Dav. 1256 , 1378 .
See Bürgschaft 83. ni nais uma nā hairgead nā hōr acht for
māl, Laws iv 36.1 (only a chief is to be bound to pay in copper,
silver or gold).ni nais etach for nach nocht thou shalt not bind
55a naked person to pay in clothes
, ib. 3 ,cf. O'Dav. 1505. do fiur
adbaill de na-ro nastar tasicc fair`upon whom repayment cannot
be imposed
,' Laws v 370.7 .ro nenasc-sa foraib . . . .vii. cét
talland argait I bound them to pay, LU 9373. ced nāro nais [ro
nass, LU,sic leg.]do ḟoesam-su forsna maccu? why were the lads
60not bound (made promise) to protect thee?
TBC² 407. nenaisc dag-
eraic a mucc foraibh, Ir. Texts i 3 § 9 =coros-naisc eraicc,
LB 62b52 .naiscset a coma fair they made him promise to
grant their boon
, PH 896. ro naisced orm airfided dom thigerna
anocht, RC xxiv 60 § 19. naiscis inti Ruadhan forna demhnu
65triall rempu, BNnÉ 319.7 .tugsad dó an uile umhlacht dar
naisg orra san chonnradh all the obedience he had exacted from
them
, Content. xvi 161. do naiscius air . . . techtairi do chur
chugam, ITS xix 104.5 .ro naisgetar ar inchuibh in Coimdhe
fair cen anadh a nEirinn(sic leg.), RC xlvi 232.4 .Cf. do
70naiscetar sin a briathar fair . . . im chomall dōib na brethi bound
him under a promise
, ZCP xiv 149.8 . With acc. only:ro nasctis
giallu cáich, LL 146a43 =fonensaitis, ZCP xii 379.16 .ro naisc
Tuathal in bórama, LL 23b40 .nenaisc a dín he bound [Senán]
to protect him
, ZCP iii 222.7 . Secures(by pledge,etc.), makes
75 sure(abond,contract, promise) : atait secht nadmand nascar
la Feine, Laws v 364.12 .ni nascar dilsi for mac ┐ a raith
a thing the ownership of which is secured by `mac' and `raith'
sureties
, 314.19 ;cf. 292.16 , 430.2 .in cor amra ro nenaisc .i.
comruc re hēnfer, TBC² 1185. fiadnaisi .i. fiadae ro nass in
80cor, O'Mulc. 499 ,cf. Corm. Y 645. da naisc ar mummi . . . ar
cró cotaig bound our blood-covenant, TBC 4134. imon ccodach
. . . ro nenaisg Nel fri macaibh Israel the covenant which N.
made with
. . ., Leb. Gab. i 200.12 . With acc. of guarantees:
tar sárugad . . . na ndūl ro naisc-sium forro, MR 4.2 = FDG
85 1.9 (i.e. violation of an oath taken on the elements).Cf. nassa
fīr na ndūla de the `fir' of the elements was pledged thereto(?),
ZCP viii 118 § 25 =násad, LU 9814 ( RC vi 165.31 ). With
obj. omitted:naisc-siu . . . for deiss rig is ruirech(= take the
right hand of kings . . . as security), TBC 3069. Rarely with
acc. of pers. who becomes surety:ollam ard . . . naisci[d], ni
5nascar`he binds, he is not bound', Laws iv 358.14 .naisc
Carpre mín Manand take C. as your security, TBC 3090. a
Dail Cais . . . rob-nais Banba co mblaid may B. bind you (to
defend her
), Cog. 56.2 (poem).
(c) betroths;unitesinwedlock: ro chendaig [Míliuc] cumail
10corus-naisc do Patraic hi(=voluit ancillam illi adiungere),
Lat. Lives 59.15 = LB 25b36 .ni hí ro naiscedh dō acht a siur,
Todd Nenn. 178.4 .sochaidhe diár naisged Fionnabhoir, ZCP
x 290.5 .ros-naisg i llanumnus do A., BB 424b22 .part. ba
nassa dam-sa ind ingen, TBC 4567.