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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.

nélach adj o, ā.pertaining to (possessing, containing) clouds: nem
nélach, Fél. Prol. 280. Met. Dinds. iii 176.126 .adrad in ríg
nélaig(i.e. king of the clouds), Fél. Prol. 187. stuaga nimi
25nélacha, LL 235b17 ( TTr. 1378 ).an piléur neullach, Exod.
xxxiii 9.

nél(l)adóir n i,m. acloud-diviner(?astrologer): neulladóir,
eastrolach`aprognosticator,astrologer ', Eg. Gl. 490. maeth-
mercuir .i.nelladoir , H. 4.22 p. 67 ( O'C. 2068 ).pl. neulla-
30dóiridhe, Isa. xlvii 13.

nél(l)adóirecht(-óracht) n f. cloud-divination,nephelomancy:
nelladoracht, gl.pyromantia, Ir. Gl. 271. maethmarcadoracht
. . . .i. nelladoireacht, H. 3.18 p. 288 ( O'C. 582 ).an té chreides
. . . do nelladóracht, O'Hussey TC 135.20 .

35 nélán n o,m.dim. ofnél.d s. nelán, gl.nibulo(=nubilo), Ml.
38a4 .

nélda adj io, iā. cloudy,cloud-containing: nem . . . solus nelda,
Ériu ii 108 z .

nél(l)fartach adj f. slumbering,dozing: neullfartach`slumbering',
40 Eg. Gl. 491. a neullfartaigh air an leabuidh, Job xxxiii 15 .
grádhach air neullfurtaigh, Isa. lvi 10.

? nellach: n lengach gach n. ¤ , Laws iv 378.9 ; perh. =n-ellachor
ndellach`every[ beast ]that lies down', Atk. Gl.

? nélmach adj. seabhac eich fút . . . um chreich námhad go
45néalmhach, TD 6.13 .

néltach adj o, a. cloudy,misty: Donn slebhi na sreabh nealtach
LL 394.50 .

1 nem n s,n. n s.(with art.)anem , Ml. 42b10 ,cf. 22 .annem
n-airerda, SR 112. innemn-amra, 120 .a s. nem, Wb. 6c9 ,
50 12c9 .d s. nim, Wb. 15c22 , Ml. 51c29 , 106a3 . Mid.Ir.nim
(rarelyneim, PH 160 , 420 ).g s. indnime , Ml. 51c27 .nimae,
Thes. ii 254.11 (Stowe Miss.). Mid. Ir.nime(-i).neme, O'Mulc.
830 a.n p. nime, Ml. 45b15 , 126c9 . Thes. ii 1.24 .nimi, SR
194. g p. nime, SR 1810. Given as ex. ofneut.decl., Auraic.
55 1859 fg .; written with diphth.ebad(ea), 1295 , 4394 . In later
lang.fem.(occas.masc.):neamh(d s. donnimnúa,donnimh
naoi,g s. nanimhenua, nimhenaoi), IGT Dec. § 206 ; in P the
g s. nimhenaoiis said to be correct; pl. forms are proscribed as
incorrect.
60(a)theskyor physicalheaven ; commonly used without art.
nem, gl.coelumandcoeli, Ir. Gl. 812. ind firm[im]int .i. a
nnem adchiam-ni, Ml. 42b22 .ni artu ní nim nothing is higher
than heaven
, Thes. ii 248.3 .ri dorigne nem noithech . . . ocus
talam, SR 13. nem uasaind ┐ talam ísaind, TBC 4752.
65 cuirfither tar cend in nem ┐ talam, PH 3622. tuarcaib G. a
ruscu co nem, 1418 .rith fri nemh running skywards(of a
hopeless enterprise), IT i 124.18 .ní fil fo nim ní nā dingned
there is nothing under heaven (i.e. on earth) he would not do, SC
42. nochon fuaratar . . . slúag fo nim dia n-ergaire, ZCP viii
70218 § 21. ó nim co lár, LL 371b11 .tuag nime a rainbow, Sg.
107b1 .drúcht nimhe, Hackett xlii 53 .
Inpl.in imitation of Lat.coeli:innanime (gl.coeli), Ml.
45b15 ,cf. 126c9 . In Mid.Ir. thepl.is freq. used in reference
to the seven heavenssupposed to encompass (or be super-
75jacent to) the earth: do chur cuarda secht nime, SR 1810.
a choimmdiu secht nime! Fél. Prol. 2 ,cf. Ep. 401. is docomail
drém na secht nime, FA 15 ( LU 2080 ),cf. PH 8096. conúar-
gabad Pól apstal cosin tres nem, FA 2 ,cf. PH 1675. Acc. to
SR 105 fg . there are three heavens between the earth and the
80`firmiment', those of air, ether and `Olimp' (Olympus); in
these the planets are contained; beyond them three others
extend for an equal distance and last of all is the `riched' or
Empyrean. Occas. in wider sense, of skyin general: legtair
asna nimib .ix. ngaetha, Ériu ii 112.4 .hinimib , PH 7824.
85fa choim na neamh, Studies 1918, 281 § 12 .
(b) heaven, theabodeof the blest, common in rel. lit.a nem
hitat aingil i n-uachtar, Ml. 42b10 .ropia nem ye shall have
heaven
, Wb. 22b23 .i llogh a cheirtgnim . . . fuair nem, Fél.
114.19 .is neam a n-iartaige[sic leg.]they win heaven as the
result
, PH 8423. techt for nem, Wb. 15c22 .for nem . . . ro
5drebraing, Fél. Aug. 26. dul for neam, LB 110a60 ( MacCarthy
48.28 ) =dul co nem, SR 1095. in anim . . . da breith for
nem, Arch. iii 216.6 .for nim ocus talmain in heaven, Fél. Ep.
294. bia for neim cen crích, PH 420. dá mbeithea ar neamh
na naoi ngrádh, Dán Dé v 32 .for deis Dé athar ind-nim,
10 Hib. Min. 10.324 .i nimh no a ttalmain, Arch. iii 309.15 .rí
nime, Hy. vi 23. flaithem nime, i 31 .hi flaith nime, Fél.
Ep. 196. eter mu[n]tir nime ┐ inna nóemu, FA 5 (i.e. the
angels and the spirits of the blest).fer nime areligiousor
cleric: ni meiccditer fir nime ┐ soscela Crist, Laws iv 210.7 .
15 comlabra fer nime, Arch. iii 232.28 . Seenemnall.ainm nime
ann sin forsin scriptuir the name of heaven is here given to the
Scripture
, PH 3554. ainm nime for Ierusalem in sin(=Jeru-
salem is here a name for heaven
), 1901 . ?g s.as attrib.:in fer
doroega na .lll. as duthain ┐ is nime`the man that chose the
20thrice fifty [psalms] is transitory and shortlived
' (?), Lism.L. ix
30 =is duthain. ┐ nime, LL 283b4 ; perh.is shortlived and is
sure of bliss.
Cf. nimhidh, Lism.L. 4282 (seenemedach).
(c)aceiling (only in follg. ex.):nem, gl.laquear, Sg. 97a1 .
For the expressionnem tened, seeném.
25Compds. ? ¤ arracht, Acall. 3905 n . =ildelbachof text,
epithet of a beautiful girl; `a heavenly image', Stokes, Gloss.
¤ grian:oll nathanimenemgrian, ACC 144 ( RC xx 418 );
`of heaven's holy lights', Stokes, taking asg p. ¤ iath:do
nimiath nél` heaven-land ', ACC 5 ( RC xx 156 ) = LU 519.
30 ¤ indithib d p.gl.horoscopis, Thes. ii 33.28 ; edd. Thes.
emend ¤ indithidib` horoscopists '. ¤ nél:fo nemnélaib, SR
7462. ¤ nuallseenemnall. ¤ tech n.freq.name forheaven:
rombie-sum dar héisi | nemthech nglēisi nglanóll, Trip. 36.29
=rombia-sum . . . neimtheach, Mart. Don. Apr. 29. ri dorigni
35nemthech necht, SR 573 ,cf. 2745 .Dia . . . ro dealb im niullu
nemtheach, IT iii 189 z .