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neimnígid v g. (nemní)makes nothing,nullifies,annihilates:
85 amal nefnígtir airthrialla mac ṁbec, LL 234a45 ( TTr. 1286 ).
pass. pret. pl. ronefnigit , LB 229a23 marg. (perh. intended
as alternative reading to:díscailfid [ar senchas ┐ ar recht]).
neimhníghim`I annul or annihilate', O'Brien.
Vn. nemnigudhfeadha annihilation of a letter, Auraic. 769
=neimtniugud, 3561 (YBL).

5 neimṡenchus xseeneimthenchus.

? neimtenaid(-ach?) adj virulent,satirical? neimtenaigh .i. neim
ara tengaidh .i. doní aír, H. 3.18 p. 243b ( O'C. 458 ). ?ni aes
nenta .i. nocha nemtenaigit e in nendtog cemad aesmar hi . . .
.i. ni neimnig[e] sean na neannta nās a og, H. 3.18,p. 350 ( O'C.
10 732 );the nettle is none the more venomous for being old(leg.
nemtenaigide? see Laws iv 376.21 quoteds.v. neimthes (I).

? neimthe adj. poisonous (<neim):sruth néimthe, FA 30
( LU 2237 ) =s. neme marbthaigi, LB.

neimthech adj(?neimtech)o, ā. (<neimed)having legal status,
15 enfranchised,privileged?assubst.:do nemtiuch gach graid,
Nero A vii f. 143a ( O'Don. 2207 ).

neimthenaigid v g. (cf. neimthenchus) confers status on;digni-
fies? treidi ara nemtheanaithear laech,R.I.A.23 P 3 f. 21a ( O'C.
1875 ).

20 neimthenchus n o,m.also writtenne(i)mtenchus(perh. correct
form),-tṡenchusand-ṡenchus. Legal privilegesdue to status,
position, socialstanding: ar nimtenchus don filigh, Laws i 62.6.
gell don eclais ar ata nemtsenacus, 276.1 .ara nemhtsenchus,
ii 20.10 .nemsenchus, v 14.4 .mesemnaighther ní don uasal
25sin ara nemthenchus, O'Dav. 1220 (nemsenchas v.l.).is o cheol
atá nemte[n]cus don fiallach airfitid, O'Mulc. 830 d ,cf. 830 g .
do geibtis neimthenchus no onoir ar gloine an ealadhan, Leb.
Gab. i 158 n. 4 ,cf. 160 n. 2 .fer congmhala a neimthenachais
iarna chóir d'urdaibh ┐ d'eccalsaibh, d'filedhaibh ┐ d'ollam-
30naibh`their termon-lands' (?privileges), FM v 1438.16 . Of
cattle:is o lacht ata nemtenc[h]us do cethra valuation ,
O'Mulc. 830 e .
Cf.also:is sochaide . . . co ndeimnigthur a neimtsenchaidh
sidhe`many . . . attest his eminence' (of a sage or author), Laws
35 i 22.27 Comm. (passage seems corrupt).

neimthes(-ius) n u,m.(<neimed?).
I Social or professionalstatusorprivileges,qualifications?
cach nemthas nār [a narv.l.]`every noble privilege', O'Dav.
1290. midither mind nemthesa nāir`a diadem of noble privi-
40lege
', 1220 .nach duine las nā bi fosulgud, ni bi nemthes
fuiririud lais`no person who has not power of releasing has
privilege of binding
' (?), Laws ii 122.18 .dith nemthiussa filed,
ZCP xv 334 § 26 (i.e. forfeiture of his privileged position).
(pl.)a tri nemtigternemthusafiledh, tenm laegda, imus
45forosnad, dicedul du cennaib, Laws v 56.22 Comm. (quoted
from the Bretha Neimed).neimtheas egulsa`privilege of
church-lands
', SG 79.2 .co nemtesuibh nemed tromuib, Nero
A vii p. 145a ( O'Don. 2210 ).is a nemtesaib doecclamar cach
direch dana, ib. f. 143a-b ( O'Don. 2207 ).Fig. ni haos nennta
50nemtesa (leg.nemthes?)`it is not the age of nettles that gives
them venom
' (i.e. their characteristic qualification, the power
of stinging), Laws iv 376.21 (legal maxim).
Ofchattels,etc., perh.valuation: ech tuaithi ┐ ech sliastai
rig is inann nemthes fil forru, H. 3.18 p. 373-4 ( O'C. 808 ).Cf.
55 trian dire neimthusa cathracha fáis`a third of the "dire" of the
"n." of an empty church
', Laws v 120.4 Comm. on text deal-
ing with `cella' not entitled to `díre' through non-fulfilment
of their duties; acc. to the Comm. by `cell' is understood the
erenagh (airchinnech) of the church.
60 IIIn the follg. exx.neimthes(neimthius) seems to be used
ofthepowerwhich the `filid' possessed of punishing those
who refused theirdemandswith degradation or loss of social
status.brimon [briamon, LB]smetrach .i. ainm nemthiusa
[nemtheossa, LB]dogniat filid im nech atatoing .i. meilid
65smit ind aue iter a dā mer ┐ doecce in duine ima ndene
nemt[h]ess. Fīrmod sin, amail is fri duine anechta[i]r ata in
ball sin,sicis fri daoine anechtair ata in duine se, Corm. Y
149 ; transld. in Corm. Tr. 22 `the name of an operation which
poets perform on a person who refuses them [aught
]'; perh.
70ratherthe name of the power (privilege) which the `filid' exercise
in the case of a person,etc.
, the `neimthes' being in such cases
expressed by a symbolic action, the `briamon smetrach'.Cf.
the gloss on `briamon smetrach' in LL 187a-b (quoted RC xxvi
55 ):.i. cles briatharda sin dognitís ind ḟilid .i. cenéle nemthiusa
75insin .i. smitt a cluasi do gabáil inna láim; amal ná fil cnáim
andsin is amlaid nā fil enech nó nert acontí écnaiges in file.

neimthigid(-ir) v g. dep. and act. (<neimed) qualifiesas
`neimed',confersstatus on,indicatesrank (profession,etc.) of
(an individual). As dep.:tréde neimthigedar crossán: rige
80oíle, rige théighi, rige bronn`constitute', Triads 116 (glossed
.i. a n-onoruighther nó uaislighther wherein is honoured or
dignified
, p. 39 );cf. 117 - 123 .tréde neimthigedar ríg: fonaidm
ruirech, feis Temrach, roimse inna flaith, 202 .co ndentais a
fileda forbthe fó tredib noda-nemthegedar .i. immas forosnai
85┐ teinm laida ┐ dicetal di cennaib, Ériu iv 162 § 24 ,cf. Triads
123 .Act.:in treide nemtigius filid .i. teinm laega,etc., RC
v 201 § 19. a trédhi fora nemithir cruitiri doib .i. suantraigi ┐
genntraigi ┐ golltraigi, RC xii 108 § 164. treidhe ara neimigter
cerd . . . treigi ara nimigter brugaid, Celt. Rev. ii 114.11 . Of
cattle:nos-nemtigenn a llacht ┐ a carnae, O'Mulc. 830 k (i.e.
5they are classed by their yield of milk and meat).
Vn. donemthigudfiled i scélaib ┐ i comgnimaib inso sis,
LL 189b44 = MS. Mat. 583 (introducing a list of the tales
required from `filid').