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? nimmar: ind nimmar mbith ben úadib lía céle on trath-sa co
85alaile, FB 24 ( LU 8333 =nimmar bid, Eg.); a corruption ofní
mór bíd hardly a woman of them is (remains) with her husband?
(prob. to be connected with the preceding words:diammbé-se
báeth fiad etarlu; Emer's beauty makes her dangerous to the
other wives of Ulster).

nimtha xseeimthaandatá.

5 1 nin n[o,m.]n p. nena, ZCP xii 295.7 (< H. 3.18 p. 564 ).a p.
ninu, LL 186b14 ( RC xxvi 14 § 8 ).
(a) name of the ash-tree: nin .i. uinnius, Auraic. 1173.
coscrad sīdhe nin .i. uindis. ar is dī na croind gaei triesa
cosgarthar an sīth, 4269 .
10(b) nameof theletter nin theOgham alphabet(called after the
tree): nin dno is o chrand ro hainmniged .i. o uindsind, Auraic.
1171 ; belonging to the first `aicme' or letter-group and de-
noted by five strokes, ib. 976 .dinin dishail .i. sech [ni] nin ni
sail acht duir it is neither n nor s but d, 815 ,cf. 3653 .cech
15baile i mbiadh nion re ngort is ngetol sgribthar and, 2896 .
anamain eter dā nin inso .i. nin i tossuch in moltai ┐ nin ina
deriud, LU 400 (ACC Introd.,cf. RC xx 146.3 ; description of
the Amra, which begins and ends with the letter n).Aedh
Gnaí . . . nin do gait ás goma hAedh Gaí é, Cóir Anm. 162.
20(c)aletterof theOgham alphabetin general: nin .i. liter,ut
dicitur: dar ninu Nede, Corm. Y 996 ; for the citation:dar
ninu, see RC xxvi 14 § 8 (glossed:dar mo littre, LL) and
Auraic. 2793 (dar mo niona).nin ainm coitcheand do gach
litir, Auraic. 1561 ,cf. 2791 .nin .i. letir nó oghum no fren
25[= frém?] oghuim,ut estco laidhib co ninaib, O'Dav. 1288.
nín .i. dealb nó litir, Lec. Gl. 6. nion .i. litir, O'Cl. Met. Gl.
26.1 .ni uindim aon-nin am chīn (.i. ni faicim aon-litir am
lebhar), ZCP v 488 § 4 (B. na filed).contoaim for amnin a nin
(.i. luighim fam luighe filed), ib. § 9 (amnin=non-letter?).sin
30drochnin duit`a bad letter (handwriting)', O'Gr. Cat. 267.15
(scribe's note).pl. nena filed feghthar linn . . . bethe, sail,
huath, coll,etc., ZCP xii 295.7 . See also2 nena.

2 nin n(same word as1 nin?) partof aweaver'sloom: nin .i. ginol
garmna dognither do uindsind .i. isin aimsir sidha togaibter
35garmna, Auraic. 1174 (i.e. it is made of ash wood and looms
are set up only in time of peace).bāg ban .i. nin garmna .i.
ginol garmna, 5626 (kenning for the letter n).costud sīde .i.
nin garmna .i. ni aurgabar acht a síth, Anecd. iii 43.11 ,cf.
Auraic. 5543 (also a kenning for n).Cf.also Fél.² lxvi (gl. on
40 Mar. 31 ) and O'Gr. Cat. 91.3.

3 nin n awave(poetic): nin-ḟos .i. nin ro gab fos .i. tonn do-
dechaid dond fairgi, Corm. Y 961 (explanation of the name
NinusorNindusapplied to a well).nin .i. tond, Lec. Gl. 357 ;
171 M .nion tonn coitchionn(a general name for a wave),
45 Met. Gl. Ff. 59. nion .i. tonn, O'Cl. Auraic. 2791. nāss a nin
.i. bās arna tonnaibh, H. 4.22 p. 36b ( O'C. 2018 ). ?g s. Aeblend
nena , LL 152b41 =Aeiblenn nena, SG ii 484.8 (`of the wave',
532.23 ) =Eblend ena, Met. Dinds. iv 64.77 (prob. right
reading).d p. tairgsin āirmhe arnionaibh undertaking to count
50waves
(a fruitless attempt), Sitzb. Pr. Akad. 1919, v 93 § 33 .
See3 nenwhich seems a spurious ns. formed from the gs.
stem of this word; but possibly both words are glossatorial
formations from the worden`water',g s.in eclipsisn-ena;
see1 nena.

55 4 nin n acloud? nin .i. nel isin tsenghaidhilg, BB 301a30 (ex-
planation of the adj.ninach q.v.; perh. an invention).Cf.
nimb.

5 nin? n confoghlatar dire itir min┐ nin┐ mainbthigi`the "dire"-
fine is distributed according to dignity, extent and wealth
', Laws
60 iv 378.22 (legal maxim); the wordmin (=míad?) seems
wrongly expanded, perh. alsonin .

ninach o, ā.adj.of doubtful meaning, variously glossed. (a)
epithet of thesky: nem ninach` delightful (?)', Fél. Prol. 108 ;
in LB glossed.i. gablach(forked?) ( Fél.² p. xxiv ).ninach .i.
65brecht,ut dixit poeta. . . for neam ninach nélach, Fél.²
p. lxvi ( Mar. 31 ),i.e.many-hued,changeful? ar neam nóemdai
ninach (.i. taitnemach),ib.,i.e. shining?nem ninach .i. neam
nēlach cloudy, BB 301a31 (the gl. may be due to association
of the two epithets in poetry, see second ex. above).ticfa nel
70derg teinntide | a túaisciurd nime ninaig, SR 8026.
(b)epithet of acrossorgallows: croch nínach Anissi`fork-
shaped
', Fél. Mar. 31 (glossed.i. glacach,ut diciturnin
garmna .i. ginol .i. ol ginach na garmna, Fél.² p. lxvi ); the
MSS. seem to readninachwithout accent.
75 nionach .i. áoibhinn; nionach .i. glacach, reannach nō
beannach nō breac, O'Cl. P. O'C.

?ninech: n no co tucad do Fergus é [sc.tír] ina ninech`as a mulct',
Laws i 66.28 Comm. Atk. Gloss. suggestsinech=enech.

ninnsa xseeannsa.

80 nis n name of amedicinal plant,anise: O'Gr. Cat. 207 y .

?nisaidim n name of apoetical compositionpractised by the
`doírbard': aisteda na ndaerbhard .i. . . . Nisaidim fri serthiu,
IT iii 23.3 =nisaigim sirthu, 65 § 135 . Possibly =ní saigim,
the opening words of a poem.

85 ?nissi x .i. crécht, O'Cl. see3 nes(s).

níth n m.(orig.neut.?cf. níth nglé, SR 5967 :n. ¤ ṁbras, 3615 ; in
both cases the word might be construed as acc.).g s. in nítho,
Trip. 92.8 .nithe, Laws v 240.11 .nítha(usual form).a p.
níthu, LL 365 m.sup. Rawl. 116a13 .nitha, TBC² 3349. g p.
nanníth , SR 6041.
5(a) fighting,conflict , and in concrete sense (esp. in pl.)afight,
combat:poet. and lit. word.nith .i. guin duine, Corm. Y 967 ,
cf. 973 , Lec. Gl. 26 M , Met. Gl. 26.1 , O'Cl.níth .i. deabhaidh
nō cathughadh, O'Cl.nith, arin conflicht ro lasad na geinti and
(explanation ofn.l.), Laws i 2.11 .ní rubaim níth n-erred n-án,
10 LU 6230 ( TBC² p. 64 n. 5 ).etach fri lith, arm fri nith, Laws i
122.9(t.).comtís nertmenmnaig fri cach nith, LL 219b25 ( TTr.
186 ).dagaes n-imgona fri fuabairt cach nitha, TBC² 3181.
mac Nesa noithech nitha renowned in battle, TFerbe 850 .ón
áth a bhfuair Neimheadh níoth, Keat. i 172.1 (poem) =níth,
15 BB 25a14 .as nith for naimhdibh(of a hero), TBC 5556 St.pl.
fichnithuNuadu Necht, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 27 § 7 ( = Rawl. 116a13 ).
fer . . . conboing nitha for naimdiu, TBC² 3349. árad fri nime
níthu a ladder to take heaven by storm, ZCP xiii 144.11 =fri
nimib n. ¤ , LL 365 m.sup. =fri nimhe nithiu, FM i 336.5 .Míchol
20na nníth contentious M., SR 6041. ar trommníthaib i críchaib
ilib echtrannaib, TBC 3537. ?cath Glasse Críche ra chlóe |
nithe dia mbae bretha ar báig, LL 44b37 ,cf. 380b44 . In
chevilles:níth ṅglé, SR 5967 ,cf. 3615 .nith im gail, ZCP viii
106.2 .deilm nitha, LL 7a33 =delm ndíotha, Leb. Gab.
25 i 110 y .
(b) spirit,pugnacity,mettle: ní ḟuil indum-sa níth ná nertt,
Acall. 39. huathmar . . . indas na luinde ┐ na barainde ┐ ind
nítha tucsat léo isin chath, TTr.² 927. mo chorpan cen nith,
LB 141a29 . Anecd. ii 49.6 .
30(c) anger,resentment: ba níth mór la Fergus oén do maídim
thechid fri Coinculaind, TBC 1964. rapa níth menman . . .
┐ rapa anforlond aicnid lé, LL 222a16 ( TTr. 378 ).ba nith mór
leó a mbuar do marbhadh, Cog. 210.21 .
Compds. ¤ gal:im nithgalaib, TBC² 3422 ,cf. TBC 5738 ,
35 5511 St. ¤ galach:ro airigh an tṡleigh nithghalaidh`battle-
strong spear
', CF 876. ¤ gonach:Neide n.`of the deadly
wounds
', Met. Dinds. iii 320.25 . ¤ gubach:in Bé n. Néit,
MR 242.1 (i.e. who wails over the fallen on the battle-field).
¤ mass(epithet of Conchobar m. Nessa), IT i 77.21 .