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nammá adv.(a petrified phrase = neg. +má compar.ofmór,
már, lit. `not more') only,merely ; in later lang. superseded by
amáin. Gl.solum, Ml. 106b7 ,cf. 109c3 .
80Used to limit an immediately preceding word or phrase:
a mbecc sin nammá dogníu di maith that little good I do, Wb.
24a12 .fo dí namma, gl.semel et bis, 24b22 .aithirgi ho
briathraib nammá cen gním, Ml. 23a11 .dund oín-aicniud .i.
dun deacht no dun doinacht namma(either) of the Godhead or
85the manhood alone
, 17b23 .mad i ndib ṅ-uarib deac nammá
in twelve hours only, Thes. ii 10.4 ( Bcr. 3c ).conanacar-su na
huli do shaebad, ní coemnacair imorro mesi namá me only
thou canst not (deceive
), PH 1754. robo doig leis curba duine
namá that he was merely man, 4784 .as for nim namma fogabar
a llóg side, RC xlvi 237.26 . Freq. after words likeacht,
5 cenmothá,etc., except. . .only: acht comparit neutair nammá,
gl.non invenitur nisi neutri generis, Sg. 41a8 .tancatar Ulaid
uli . . . acht dias namma, SC 3. focheird a adbena uile riam
acht a liathroit nammá, TBC 1019 =amhain, St.ni haithne
damsa a leitheíd sin do duine . . . acht madh Findtan namá,
10 BCC 254.5 .toímlid torthi Parduis uile cenmotha oenchrand
namá, LB 110a58 ( MacCarthy 48.27 ).cenmothat na domnaige
namá except Sundays, PH 4977. ni comul fri nech ingi fria
rig namma, IT i 142.10 . Withimp.:déca namma in bá
teclaim . . . just see whether, LU 5258 =nama, TBC² 782.
15 ercid inti nama, PH 6347. acht n. ¤ (introducing a concessive
clause) provided only(that):gl.tantum (ut), Ml. 32d20 .asbert
Ú. . . . nod-lemad a mbrethugud acht co ndaimtis nammá fora
breith provided they submitted to his judgement, FB 76. Except
that . . .,only(limiting a foregoing statement): conrotacht a
20tech . . . fó chosmailius na Cráebrúadi . . . acht nammá ro
derscaigestar a tech so, FB 1. manid caindleóracht in tige as
áil duit do chosnam, acht namá bid mó bas loscud don tig
oldás bas suillse don tegluch only (in that case) the house is
more likely to catch fire than its inmates to get light
, 92 .cid hé
25mo dán dano . . . Acht namá ni hé mo dan even if that were my
office . . . but it is not my office
, 92 - 3 .coro ṡollsigset in catraig
na dluma derga . . . acht ni loisctís nech nama without, how-
ever, burning any one
, LB 152b41 .
ní ed n. ¤ not only that, folld. by an additional statement: ni
30edh namma . . . nach maigin,etc., Hib. Min. 2.58 .srian muinci
dergóir . . . ┐ nocon ed nammá, turid airgit and not that alone
(but) a pillar of silver, IT i 217.18 ( LU 3650 ).
ní n. ¤ . . . acht not only . . . but: ni namá atberim-si erom fén
acht atberim ar dáig na foirni noíme I speak not for myself
35alone but on behalf of the holy company
, PH 1503. indail mo
chossa! ┐ ní namá acht foilc cid etir mo chend, 5257 ;cf. 3672 .

nan, valsonand(Sg.),nant(Ml.), neg. form of3 s. pres. ind.of
cop. used in O.Ir. in subord. clauses, formingpl. nandat.
Acc. to Ped. ii 222 - 223 nand(-at)=nad(-at)with infixedrel. n,
40which in other cases follows thed; see Wb. 10b26 below.
Employed (a) in subord. noun-clause:doadbadar nan etrant-
ach á irnigde som that his prayer is not intermittent, Wb. 23a13 .
asbeir . . . as mugetnan coimdiu that he is a servant and that he
is not a lord
, 17a12 ,cf. 12d28 .is follus . . . nand ainmm . . .
45legas do lechdagaib, Sg. 5a10 . (scientiam habemus).i. nant ní
ídol et nád n-escona ní that an idol is naught and that it makes
nothing unclean
, Wb. 10b26 ,cf. Ml. 36a14 .asrubartatar nant
he macc Dae, Ml. 24d4 ,cf. 21d4 .nánt laigiu trebaire isind aes
brigg that prudence is not less, Laon Glosses 3 ( RC xxix 269 ).
50(b) in sent. introduced byrel. adv.likehóre,etc.:huare
nand neutur because it is not neuter, Sg. 64a11 .is bec nand
sinunn a ndéde n-ísiu these two are nearly the same, 76a3 .in
chruth nand rann insce as it is not a part of speech, 221b7 .
cruth nandat chomsuidigthi, 201b12 .hóre nandatfilii , Wb.
55 4c8 .Cf. Ml. 18b3 .

nán adj. small,dwarfish? nan .i. bec,ut dicitur nanus.i. abac
no lucharban, O'Mulc. 828 ; a deriv. of Lat.nānus?nán`small,
a dwarf
', Dinneen.nai-nán`adwarf ', O'R. (cf. 1 noe).

nand xseenan.

60 ?náne(?nán): n Rúanaid atberthe cosse | frisseom ar met a
náne`from the greatness of his splendour', ZCP iii 204.12 (given
by Stokes as reading of LL; the facs. has:a áne, LL 276b34 ) =
ainéEg.,náireLU (see citation undernáire).Cf. nán(m.),
náin(f.) ` luck,fortune ', O'R.

65 ?nangtha adj difficult,rough: nangt[h]a .i. andsa nó diardain,
O'Mulc. 832. Perh. =angthawith prosthetic n (cf. noll).

nant xseenan.

naomhóg n f.(late)a smallboatorcanoe: naomhóg, coite, bád,
long, Triads p. 39 § 147 .idir loing, báirc, curachán ┐ naomh-
70óig, Keat. i 186.82 .pl. naomhóganó coctaoi, ii 2244 .
naomhóga lomnochta gan croicinn, ZCP x 4.4 (naeithe v.l.).
Still in use in spoken lang., see Dinneen s.v. naomhóg .

napa n m. anape (Teutonic loan-word with prosthetic n):g p.
imat gacha ceneoilnapad , Marco P. 162. d p. donapaibbeca,
75 ib.

1 nár adj o, ā. alsonáir(form used in SR).
(a) in favourable sense, apparently noble,magnanimous,
honourable, alsomodest(?courteous,faultlessin behaviour):
nar .i. uasal, O'Dav. 1283. Conn na nar (.i. na n-úasal), ZCP
80 v 485 § 4 (B. na f.).naraib .i. uaislib, H 3. 18 p. 248 ( O'C. 474 ).
nar (.i. fial), Ériu ii 3.5 .nar .i. fial nó lán nó noeb nó idan,
O'Dav. 1290. nar .i. maith: la muinntir Neill nár gháoidheal
.i. la fearr do gháoidhealaibh, O'Cl.
Of persons:for ríg nāir nime, SR 4558. aitchim mo Righ
85nimhe nár, Buile S. 156 y .Nechtán nár, Fél. Jan. 8 (nair,
neir,ner v.l.).mac Néir nair, SR 6579. filliud eirred náir(one
of Cuchulaind's feats), TBC 2106 ,cf. LU 9290 , 10341 .rigmac
Nóe náir Iafeth`of righteous Noah', Todd Nenn. 224.29 ( LL 133b
26 ).Niall náir`noble N.', Content. iv 2. bethir nar(of a hero),
Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 29 § 32. compar.Curúi . . . cia ba mo is ba
5halle | is ba nare im biath? more generous, ZCP iii 37.31 (leg.
háille . . . náire). Of a woman:ni roibe nech ba nairiu nā ba
féli indas in noemóg, LB 66a32 (= modest,well-behaved?).
nasc mná nare Étair, Met. Dinds. iii 104.28 (:sáile).
Of things,etc., freq.epithet ofheaven: do maig nimi náir,
10 SR 1759 ,cf. 4181 , 5488 .for nim nár`in high heaven', Met.
Dinds. i 50.53 . Aisl. MC 7.29 .toirthi Parduis, bolad náir,
SR 1086. buada allaig [= allaid] náir`victories of noble re-
nown
', Fél. 156.12 .d'fhine Ghaoidheal na ngníomh náir,
Keat. Poems 1159.
15(b) diffident,abashed? cf. is nephnár a ndogniat Ulaid over-
bold, daring
(?), LU 5253 ( TBC² 775 ) =is tarpech in mod do
Ultaib, TBC 1398 ;is dana do Ulltaib, St. Hence transf. of
that which causes diffidence or shame, shameful,disgraceful ,
the common later Mid.Ir. meaning, persisting in classical
20Irish; in this sense nearly always used as pred.comba nár
a fhégad do neoch`he was a disgrace for any one to see', PH
1320. is nár nach follus daoibh-se it is a shame, Keat. Poems
37. is n. ¤ limm I feelashamed: bá nar lée a lécud she felt shame
at being abandoned
, SC 44 ( LU 3922 ).is n. ¤ liumm a aisnes, PH
25 1292 ,cf. 1140 .as suaill narbo nar [nairv.l.] leis a nderna do
dánacht gloir, CCath. 5019. giodh bé le budh nár mheisi ┐ mo
bhriathra, Luke ix 26 .is n. ¤ dom it is a shame(disgrace)for me:
ní bad nár dóib it would be no shame to them, TBC 121. do Lugh
Lágha is beag nach náir | ó do mhaoidhis Art Aoinḟear, Con-
30tent. vi 256 (=your boast of Art's being slain by L. is well-
nigh discreditable to L.
).nir ba nairi dosom can Temraig da
cosnum oldas do clannaib Neill it was not more disgrace for him
not to contest T. than for
. . ., Cog. 120.12 . Keat. Poems 52.
oir as nár do mhnáibh labhairt sa n-eagluis, 1 Cor. xiv 35.
35As attrib.:eidedh nemh-náir`a faultless suit of armour' (i.e.
one not to be ashamed of?), Ériu v 178.271 .
(c) in B. na filed, evil,grievous (extension of preceding
sense?):drubh 'na timcell (.i. 'na egmuis) lium is nar (.i. olc),
ZCP v 487 § 15. nar .i. olc, O'Cl.