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1 násad, nalsonassad(form in SR); in poetry freq. rhymes with
sásad.Neut.gender? eclipses follg. initial in ns. in chevilles
(but:nassad glan, SR 8141 ;nassaid gle, 4315 ).
A word of doubtful meaning, apparentlyagatheringor
assemblyof afestiveorcommemorativenature(esp.a periodi-
5cally recurring one), and by extensionthe place where such is
held
:nasad Loga maic Ethlend .i. aonach no ferta lais . . . in
gach bliadhain im thoidecht Lugnasad. Cluiche no aonach, is
dō is ainm nasad, Corm. Y 796 =násad, Corm. p. 26. nasadh
.i. cuimniughadhut estLughnasa .i. nasadh Logha mic
10Eithninn, H. 3.18 p. 534 ( O'C. 1282 ).Lughnasa .i. násadh nó
cuimhniughadh Logha, Keat. ii 3859. nasadh .i. áonach;
nasadh .i. gnathughadh nó clú`custom or fame', O'Cl.nasadh
.i. gnathugudut est: nasad Beoán Mellan .i. nó sasadhut est:
sceo nemnasad, O'Dav. 1292 ; the former quotation is from
15 Fél. Oct. 26 :Nassad Beóán Mellán=nassad Beoain, LB
(with glossnasad .i. gnathugud, Fél.² cliii );Nassan, Laud;
the Comm. p. 226 givesNassanas name of a saint, and Stokes
takesNassadin that sense; the gloss in H. 3.18 gives:nassad
.i. gnathugud no násad .i. clú, Three Ir. Gl. 137 ; perh.the
20commemoration of B. and M.
nassad sīde siráidde(=sír-óite),
SR 8369 (description of Heaven).nasad noibrainne(of Heaven),
Bruchst. i § 108 .a nasadh na n-aingel n-ān, ZCP x 47.21 .
óenach Talten . . . ba hed násad Loga, Met. Dinds. iii 50.41 .
Temair indiu cid fásach, | baí ré ba násad niad place of
25assembly
, i 28.8 .Femen . . . ro boí nech diarbo nasad, iii 200.2 .
násad inna túad(of Ráth Airthir), Trip. 70.21 . ?gabais Nuadu
nassad n-iath, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 29 § 26 =gabais N. nassad
iath | sail (? fail) find, Rawl. 116a51 (leg. n. ¤ niath Fáil the
gathering-place of the warriors of fair Fál?
but perh. a cheville).
30?násad fír na ndúla de [= Dé?] | iss ed ro marb Loegaire, LU
9814 (of the fall of Loegaire m. Néill Noígiallaig; by Stokes,
Trip. 566.28 , rendered `the true sanction of God's elements',
cf. RC vi 165.31 ) =nassa fir na ndula de | ba de arbath Lægaire,
ZCP viii 118 § 25. ?in fail anaill násad n-án? TFerbe 797 (`giebt
35es eine andere glänzende Zusammenkunft?
' Windisch).
Common in chevilles:rodṁbia nem, nassad ṅdangen, SR
811 ,cf. 4175 , 1093 , 2537 , 2731 .atat fo néim, nassad ṅgle,
467 ,cf. 4315 .ocus Nóe nassad ṅdil, 2242 ,cf. 2587 , 4931 .
Prob. used as cheville in follg. exx.:comsid na náem násad
40n-ān, LU 3041. násad dín`his fame was a shelter', Met. Dinds.
ii 38.43 (leg. n. ¤ nin? see Glossary).lúadim Loch Néil, násad
nglé place of assembly, iii 404.1 .násad gúr, TFerbe 837 .
Asadj.?nasadh .i. oirdheirc, O'Cl.

2 násad n death; putting to death(cf. nás)?nasadh .i. bās,ut est
45a comrag Fir Dia ┐ Conculaind togbus Fer Dia a sciath suas
d'anacal uachta[i]r a chuirp ger bi in copair iar iar [sic]
nasadh though it was help after wounding to death(i.e. that
came too late), H. 3.18 p. 534 ( O'C. 1282 ).nas .i. bāsut est
nasadh Beoain Mellain, ib. p. 416 ( O'C. 965 ); quotation from
50 Fél. Oct. 26 , see1 násad.Cf.also LU 9814 quoted under
1 násad.

násadach adj o, ā. famous,memorable ?Druim Lis . . . mennut
násadach namat, LL 369 m. inf.= Arch. Hib. i 364.35 (the
sense ofnásad`gathering-place' may be here implied).ainm
55hui nassadaig Neil (.i. ainm hui erdarcaig N.), Rawl. 106b25 .
ainm húi nassadaigh Neill .i. clu Coluim Cille, Three Ir. Gloss.
137 (< H. 3.18 ).

nasc n o,m.(cf. naiscid) (a)afastening,tie,spancel,ring ,etc., in
wide sense:nascquasi nexōnnī asnexo.i. imnaiscim, Corm.
60Y 980. nasc aue, 54 .nasc mná nāre Étair`chain', Met. Dinds.
iii 104.28 =id n-óir, ib. 22 .nasc`ring' (agricultural imple-
ment), Auraic. 5725 (Ogham tírda).connacatar . . . na liasa
┐ na machadhu ┐ na nascu(essentials in farming), Lism.L.
1908 .tricha bó . . . co nascaib créduma, LL 295b27 = RC
65 xiii 41 x (`tethers').n. ¤ níad a chain or collar worn by an ap-
proved champion
, Corm. 978. nascc niadh . . . nasc druad,
nasc deo[g]buire, Nero A vii f. 1486 ( O'Don. 2216 ).nasc
niadh(equivalent of knighthood in chivalry), Keat. ii 6268 ;
expld. as `slabhra'chain, 6269 .nasg niad . . . ba bēs i nErinn
70in tan sin gach niadh . . . nasc di ōr deilighthi ima braghait i
comurtha laochdachta, LL 393b20 . In late poetry used fig. of
a chief, as compd.:nascnia Conallach, E. O'Rahilly xxvi 38
(1911)=naisg-niadh, Gwynn Cat. 257.
(b)legal term, abond,obligation ; a general term for every
75method of legal binding, Cóic Con. Fug. p. 79. athgabail
nadma donadbat nasce(i.e. a contract to which there are no
bonds), Laws i 214.23 , see Bürgschaft 60.35 .

nascad m.(vn.formation fromnaiscid)the act ofbinding ; in
fig. sense ofbinding to acombat,challenging: Fer rogain fri
80nascad niad .i. fri galu trenfer, Dinds. 35 ( RC xv 421.19 ).

nascaire n io,m. (a)amakerof `nascs',chain-orring-maker:
pl. nascaire┐ cairemain`fetterers' (?), Laws v 106.17 .rinnaire
┐ nascaire`ring-makers', Petrie, Ant. of Tara 209.3 (< YBL
418a , plan).
85(b)leg. term,a contract-binder, one who goessecurity: a
fonaidm for nascaire, Cóic Con. Fug. 18 § 9. gabur naidm
nascairi do gra[d]aib flatha re aichne na conaire fuigill as
dliged the guaranty of a `n.' is taken from the ruling classes,
46 § 78 .mac nascairi(highest form of security), 71 § 37 , see
2 mac.do nadhmunnaib ┐ do nascuirib, Laws i 270.34 Comm.
5 nasgaire .i. urradh, O'Cl.