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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').

neimthní n nothing and derivv., seeneimní.

10 ? neire n a class of `fili'? neire .i. grad file,ut estneire dergin
dreim slan, H. 3.18 p. 415 ( O'C. 965 ).

néit n[m.] (a) combat,battle,fighting: culu tria néit`(like) a chariot
through battle
', ACC 2 ( RC xx 148 ) =tría neit (.i. cath), LU
430. iar do néit (.i. iar do guin), LU 435 (ACC Comm.).néit
15ba hainm don kath, Corm. p. 13 s.v. cul.Be net (.i. badb) .i.
be ben ┐ net cath . . .inde dicitur: bé nét fort, Corm. Y 168.
néid ainm catha, Met. Gl. Ff. 21 (neit v.l.).néid .i. cath; néid
.i. guin, O'Cl. (?g s.) as attrib.:la mac firnéit(.i. guin) fadb
corcra with the son of a fighting man are crimson spoils(?), LU
20 455. ciasu file,file neit? `a contentious poet', RC xxvi 14.14 .
anroth ro ort namhaid neit (.i. cath), LL 393b2 = BB 134b1 ,
cf. Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 22 , where Meyer emends:nāmat nēit the
host of enemies
, but the reading of the MSS. may meanbattle-
foe
.goth néit(some kind of spear), TBC² 1915. ar cach roth
25nét (of a war-engine mounted on wheels), TBC 5604 St. (néd,
neid v.l.).teora rotha net, 5660 . ?foll ner neít, IT iii 49 § 88
(seenet).
(b) asnpr. m. name of an ancient Irishwar-god (perh. the
orig. meaning):Neid .i. dia catha la geinti Goideal, Corm. Y
30 965 =Neith, Corm. p. 31. Net [Nedv.l.] .i. dia catha, O'Dav.
1289. Bé Neit .i. Neitnomen uiri. Be Nétmulier eius , O'Mulc.
132 ,cf. Corm. Y 181 (Neid) and seeNemain.Neit mac Induí
's a dí mnaí Badb ┐ Némaind, LL 11b18 =Neid mac Iondaoi,
Leb. Gab. i 184.17 .in Bé Néit, MR 242.1 .Néitwas the name
35of Balor's grandfather:Balar mac Doid meic Neít, LL 137a26 .
Balar ua Néit, RC xii 58.9 ; 100.2 .hua Neitt, 74 § 50. B. mac
D. meic Neid, 96 § 128.
Hence transf.awarrior? Aed net nat imcaibh oghru
a soldier who shuns not battles(?), FM i 408.3 (poem).

40 nél n o,m.(orig.neut.?)n s. innél , Ml. 83a4 .ánél , 82d11 (`its
cloud
', Thes.; acc. to Ped. ii 53 § 397 á= neut. art.).g s.(Mid. Ir.)
niúil,neóil.d s. níul, SR 8030 ; Mid.Ir. alsonéol(neól).n p.
niuil, Ml. 120d11 ; Mid.Ir. alsonéoil, LL 230b5 .a p. níulu, Wb.
25b23 . SR 8108. LU 8584. néolu, LU 1703. g p. innanél ,
45 Ml. 108c9 ,cf. 144d4 . SR 5805. In Mid.Ir. the formnéllis
common (already in LU).néull(g s. -iúi-,-eói-,d s. -iú-,-eó-),
IGT Dec. § 75 (nél,néll v.l.). Mod.Ir.pl.oftennéalta.
(a)acloud ; gl.nubes, Wb. 25b23 , Ml. 108c9 , 120d11 .nēl
quasi uēl a nomine uēlum, ar is fial ē etruinde ┐ grēin, Corm.
50Y 989. nell, gl.nebulae, Ir. Gl. 337. nel derg teintide, SR
8025. ticfa fleochud . . . asind níul dorcha, 8030 .ní thaudchaid
nél dar gréin, BDD 66. columa niúil, PH 1714. nel .i. solus,
ut estco tuitet nemhe niuil truim`a heavy cloud's poisons',
O'Dav. 1281 (gloss due to misunderstanding,cf. nél solus
55 a bright cloud, TBC 5860 ).céin beti neóil im gréin, Met.
Dinds. ii 38.48 .co tangadur néoill deirid láe, Acall. 7291. co
roa niulu nime, SR 8108. cia rosia . . . co neolu nime, PH
6063. amail niullu fleochuidh, CCath. 5665. a fil do lindaib
isin domun, etir niula ┐ srotha ┐ aibhne, Ériu ii 134 § 112. re
60funiud nell na nona, TBC² 1778 ( LU 6280 ),cf. Acall. 10. a
moich-néll na maidne the early morning mists, FM vi 2102.11 .
néall na hoidhche, Keat. Poems 1556. neóill thiugha an
aiéir, 2 Sam. xxii 12. neulla tiugha, Job xxii 14 .an tsíon is
teó i neóllaibh, Hackett xxi 29 . pn
65 rí nél king of (the) clouds , commonepithet ofDeity ,cf. Fél.
May 11 , Aug. 27 , Ep. 398. immon ríg os nélaib,ib. Prol. 22 ,
cf. Ep. 566. a mmo Choimdiu néll!, Arch. iii 293 y .
In wider sense:ro thatin in slog aingel . . . co mbatar ina
niúl gel imme, PH 7239. fó troim-nell teineadh, FM vi 1964.
7024 .fig. dom dhíon ar nélaibh na plágh, Ériu iv 236.6 (perh.
in senseb).
Occas. used apparently of complexion or expression of
countenance:cf. mar Ḟer ṅdiad nél ndatha, TBC 4023 (F. von
der Wolkenfarbe
, Wind., an allusion to the pallor of death;
75but possibly a play on the meaning of the nameFer d.,cf.
thenpr. Fernéll, 4891 ).sgaíledh néll ngeal do grúaidheadh,
IGT Dec. ex. 1237. corp tana truagh | nemhglan a nél, Ir.
Texts i p. 26 § 12 .néal seirce 'na silleadh, A. Ó Dálaigh x 5.
(b)aswoon,faintness,stupor (freq. inpl.):dos-fánic nél . . .
80co tarmairt héc, SR 1687 =tanic nell chuice, LB 112b28 .
darochair nél ┐ tam ┐ tassi bar Coinculaind, TBC 3968 =
tuitis taimhnell for C., St.co torchair ┐ coro laig nél fair, LL
328b49 .atrochratar . . . i nnélaib ┐ i tassib, LL 265b22 =
MU 26.14 ;cf. Acall. 6601. téid L. i néall swoons, Keat. ii
854544 .dororchair C. a nel . . . duscid C. asa nel, Death-tales
38.6 , 7 .ro eirigh S. asa niull, Buile S. 158.1 .ro eirigh asa
neoll, ZCP vi 27.4 .atrachtatar . . . asa nellaib, RC xiii 7.11 .
?'san domnach ruc Muire in mac Crist co nellaib ar midnacht,
Ériu iii 144 § 15 (perh. in lit. sense).dochuaidh a n-eaxdasis
[=exstasis] .i. a néul spioradálta, Mac Aingil 330.9 .go ndea-
5chaidh sí a néalaibh báis, Oss. iv 162.14 .tromnella tiugba[i]s,
MR 190.9 .nell troch ┐ fordergadh fola the stupor of those
about to die
, ZCP xiii 220.14 .néll naíden, Ir. Texts ii 53 § 25 ,
seenoídiu.bid n. ¤ do Nár, ní ba nert, | tíachtain chucum-sa
dar cert weakness (defeat), Met. Dinds. iv 48.85 .
10(c) inB. na filed, sea: co torracht Coirbri tar nell, ZCP viii
103.4 =dar muir, Ériu ii 186.23 .
Compds. ¤ bendacht:beandacht nime, nélbendacht, ZCP
viii 560.6 . ¤ bruig:fri nelbruig(i.e.heaven), LL 123a2 .
¤ ceo:co neillchiachaib nimi cloud-mists, LL 230b5 ( TTr.
15 978 ). ¤ cith:mar gréinghail an néillcheatha(light) shower,
Keat. Poems 296 (cf. cithnél). ¤ gal `cloud-strife',cloud-rack:
tromnélghal dorcha dubhcíach, CCath. 470 ,cf. 3817 .trom-
nellgala dluithi doburda duibciach, 4420 . ¤ glaine:Loch
Néil cona nélglaine`cloudy brightness', Met. Dinds. iii 406.30 .
20With adj.:do nim nell-solus of bright clouds, BB 243a19 ;cf.
TBC 5860 wheren. solusis prob. not a compd.