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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.

nascairecht n ā,f. thecallingorfunctionof a `nascaire' i.e.
(a) of a chain-orring-maker: nascaire .i. doniad in nascairecht,
Laws v 106.19 Comm.
(b) in legal sense, suretyship: nasgaire .i. duine teit a nas-
10gairecht ┐ a rathiges ┐ a n-itires, Cóic Con. Fug. 32 § 29. a
gabail don nascuire curo taisbénunn a nascairecht`until he
proves his contract-binding
', Laws i 216.25 Comm. in ti is
ecoir do gabail i naidm nascairecht, 86.9 Comm. (leg. nas-
cairechta?).in fuil ferus fer oc indsaige a nascairechta, v 148.
1516 Comm.

nascid v binds seenaiscid.

nascigid xseenaiscigid.

nascor n(<nasc-cor?) binding(legally)? abond,contract?
dligid naidm nascur, Anecd. iii 14.2 =nascar, LL 345d13 .

20 nát(?nat) n m.(B. na f., < Lat.nātes, Stokes Arch. i 316 )
posterior,arse: nat .i. tón,ut dixitFer Muman . . . ic creim
nat namat, O'Mulc. 836. nat .i. tón, O'Cl.ní boingfed cairc[h]e
assa nat (.i. asi [leg.asa] thóin), ZCP v 483 § 2 (:sál) =nad,
iii 378 .nad, O'R.

25 Natfraech,-fraích o,npr. m.The first component may be a
weakened form ofniath(niad) gs. ofnia`nephew',cf. filios
Nioth Fruich, Thes. ii 269.34 ( Ardm. 15b1 ).Nathfraich, LL
321d12 .Natfráich, Cóir Anm. 45 (expld.:Áth Fraich . . .
is de ro hainmniged).g s. Natfraích, Trip. 196.1 .Natfroich,
30 ib. 16 .Nadfraich, Fél. 132.18 .Nadfroich, 206.22 .Nathfraich,
LL 320c62 .Nafraich, AU 634. Nadhfraich, 661 .Nadfraoich,
BNnÉ 106.15 .Natfraoich, Keat. ii 4909. For formationcf.
Nadarchu, AU 779 ;Nadfoglaid, LL 328c41 (g s. Nadfoglaith,
ib. b16 );Nadfeíc, ib. d27 ;Nadslog, 321a42 ,Natsluaig, Trip.
35 166.17 ,cf. AU 769 ;mac Nadsuind, LL 323f31 .Cf.alsoDathí
(later form ofNathí).

nath n[m.andf.] gend. and decl. doubtful; asneut.,n s. nath
n-airec fordarc, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 16.6 ( LL 315b61 );masc.
acc. to Auraic. 839 :is e in nath, is i in laid; asfem. ā-st.:cen
40ógnaith, Met. Dinds. iv 150.52 ,cf. g s. cacha natha, O'Dav.
566 =cacha [gachv.l.] nath, 476 , and see citation from H.
2.15,80a below.g s. natha.n p. natha.g p. nath.
A poeticalcomposition , (a) in strict technical usea species
of poemwhich was the special province of the `anruth' or
45poet of the sixth grade and of which there were several varieties
variously named (see IT iii 164 ; Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 24 ).dona
secht n-altaib .i. anamain, nath, anair,etc., Auraic. 1578.
nath ┐ anair, Laws v 58.7 .coig ba ar nath, ib. 9 ,cf. O'Dav.
566. pl. natha anruith, IT iii 59 § 112. is hi fogluim na seised
50bliadna .i. .lxxx. nath mor ┐ .lxxx. becc, 38 § 25 . O'Mulc. 537.
(b) in lit. generallyapoem in wide sense:náth ainm
coitc[h]end dona huilib aistib ēicsi[d]ib, Corm. Y 982. nath
.i. ainm do cach uili aisde, Lec. Gl. 34 ,cf. 197 .nath .i. ainm
coitcheann don uile aisde ealadhna, O'Cl.taithmet Fiadat
55ferr cech nath better than any poem, Hy. v 94 , glossed.i. ferr
cech filidecht T, .i. cech dána F( Thes. ii 348 ).as inann lógh ar
cach nath, cibsi nath, H. 2.15 p. 80a ( O'Don. 1196 ).ná biad
hÉriu cen ógnaith`without perfect song', Met. Dinds. iv 150.52 .
cuirmtech cen aes natha, H. 3.18 p. 267b ( O'C. 545 ).luagh
60natha do gach fer creath (.i. eladna), ZCP v 486 § 10 (B. na f.).
?geim coscuir grisuib nada with incitements to song(?), ZCP
xiii 264.1 .fir denma drecht ┐ nath, RC xiv 412 § 25. ba neart-
mhaire nath ar nasc dom réir the power of poetry was bound to
my service
, O'Bruad. ii 26.18.
65(c) in special sense of elegy,threnody ?nath .i. marbnad,
Lec. Gl. 356. Cf. ní gann in nath ós a cind`the dirge over her
head
', Met. Dinds. ii 10.16 (reading doubtful).
In mod. lang.used for acantword or phrase,adage, saying,
P. O'C. , Dinneen (pl. —anna), seenathan.
70Compds. ¤ bairdne one of the four maindivisionsof `bairdne',
IT iii 6 § 4 ( ¤ bairdni). ¤ breth f.lit. ` nath-judgement'; used as
generic term for the compositions of the `anruth':nathbretha
anruith, IT iii 31 § 1 (L =adbrethaB). ¤ cobair f.` song-
help '; as epithet:leo nithach nathchobir cathchobair, IT iii
7539.3 (= Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17.2 ),i.e.one who supplies themes
for song (or a patron of poetry?).
Withadj. nathbuadach victorious(?renowned)in song ,
ZCP viii 307.9 . See alsocétnad,marbnad,sénnath,setnad.

nathach n o,m. a maker of `naths', apoet :cach n. ¤ , Laws v 68.23
80Comm.

? nathai: n fris na ngaibter athgabail nathai` distressfor tribute',
Laws v 442.25 .nathai .i. fuigell .i. na hai cert no dligid do
gabail, 444.20 Comm.

nathair n k,f.in O. and early Mid.Ir. generallynathir. The qual-
85ity of the medial consonant varies:n s. naithr, Tur. 129
( Thes. i 493.24 );naithir, Hy. v 6 (reading of T).naithir, IGT
Dec. § 120. g s. nathrach, ex. 1883 .Asnakeorserpent, generic
term; of a venomous snake, oftenn. ¤ nime: nathir, gl.anguis,
Sg. 6h13 . gl.colubra, 181a5 .indnathir , gl.natrix, 69a11 .g s.
cenelaenathrach , 114b4 .amalnathrachabodra, gl.sicut
5aspides surdae, Tur. 11 ( Thes. i 485.19 ).nemnathrach (vene-
num aspidum), Ml. 33d10 .nathir Moisi fuabrad cath | fri
nathracha na ndrúad, SR 3857. denaid nathraig n-umaide,
4162 .co mbruth dracon co n-anāil nathrach, TBC² 966. la
dánatraig , LU 3748 = SC 34 (a du.).in nathair nemi ré
10n-abar serpens, PH 7674. bésti ┐ nathracha, 7587 (n p.).oc
nathrachaib nime, 7589 .dobicfat . . . nathraig lúamnig
flying serpents, Ériu ii 196.4 .a richt nathrach dom naithrib
in the form of one of my serpents, Ériu iv 112 § 8 (< Bk. of
Fermoy).amhuil naithir nimhe, Prov. xxiii 32. do rinne
15Maoise n. ¤ nimhe do phrás, Numb. xxi 9. nimh na náithreach,
Job xx 16 .naithreacha neimhe, TSh. 3072.
Fig. nathir cach ben, gríb cach ingen, ZCP viii 196 § 15
(sign of degenerate times).nathir mad sādal sērech(the cleric
is) a serpent if fond of ease and good cheer
, vii 298 y .n. ¤ nimhe
20an ocrais, Keat. Poems 1208. n. ¤ ionghuire a himill guardian
dragon of her border
(of a chief), Ir. Monthly 1920, 108 § 8 .
Conchobar . . . n. ¤ neme na nGaidel, Ann. Conn. 1403 § 4.
Prov. naithair a [= i] cris a serpent in the bosom(of one fair
but false), ZCP vi 267 § 5. ba laum [= lám] a net natrach
25. . . cor fri sluag na Fomoire, RC xii 96 § 127 (of a dangerous
and futile attempt).ba lám i nnet nathrach . . . insaigid fair,
LL 225b8 .ro ergiset Conall ┐ Eogan . . . ropsat láma i nnet
nathrach, LL 304b20 = RC xiii 92.4 (robo lam, Lec.). Aen.
751.
30 nathair im ceann snake round the head(name of a cryptic
Ogham script), Auraic. 5821. bricht nathrach Nede(name of
a metre), IT iii 103.1 .