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1 noch co-ordinatingconj., folld. by absol. form of vb., con-
fined to O.Ir. and early Mid.Ir. periods.
(a) in the Glosses (Wb. and Sg., somet. in Ml.) used to intro-
duce an admitted fact which is in contrast with or opposition
60to something preceding, but,however, andyet ; oft. strengthened
by a particle likeém,immurgu:dodcad do chách leo-som
noch is doib-som a dodced sidi they deem (their wrong-doing)
a misfortune to all and yet the misfortune of it is their own
(recoils on themselves)
, Wb. 2b3 .is follus isindí nachim-
65rindarpai-se noch ǽm am ísrahélde, 5a18 (gl.numquid repulit
Deus populum suum? absit; nam et ego Israhelita sum).cid dia
n-epir-som aní-siu? noch ni rabatar ind ḟir so riam fo recht
fetarlicce, 19d11 (gl.quomodo convertemini iterum ad infirma?
a question addressed to the Galatians, implying that they had
70been formerly under the Law, though they really had never
been).Cf. 19c6 .amal no bed noch ní fail as though it were;
but it is not
, Sg. 32a1 .noch ní cóir son acht corop . . . issed as
chóir, 40b7 .amal bid tar ǽsi n-uilc huaim-se [sic leg.] friu-
som noch immurgu ní robae huaim-se a n-olc n-isin, Ml. 74a2
75(gl.quasi non inferrent mala sed redderent).Cf. 38b2 .oen-
t[ṡ]ēt coel tairiss, noch ba si a chonair, RC xi 446.58 ( Toch.
Emire § 65 ) =┐ ba si, ZCP iii 249. co ticceth ind ian beoss,
noch ba trait donicceth, ba coirm aní no bith isin lothur by the
time the pitcher returned [from distributing ale], though it re-
80turned quickly, what was in the trough was brewed
, Irish Texts
i 7 § 23 .adgladadar B. i[n] noidin . . . noch ni ragab labrad in
tan sin though at that time it had not begun to speak, 14.28 .
dotet indala epscop do guidi dond rígh. `Noch ní tiber do
neuch' ar ind rí but I will grant [that boon] to none, 11.1 .
85(b) in Ml. used generally with follg. cop. to introduce a
synonym or explanation, that isto say( = Lat.id est):noch is
conaccertus-sa ón(gl.psalterium . . . emendaveram), 2a1 .noch
is ind foircthi són(gl.studiosi), 16b4 .noch is asindet-som
buith doib i ndoiri that is, he declares them to be in captivity
(explaining the vb.Lat.inducit), 108b6 .lase no silaigid noch is
5asn-indid[id] a adamrae when ye sow, that is, when ye declare
his wonder
, 115b11 (gl.adserendo, analysed as compd. of
Lat.serere`to sow').Cf.also 19a14 , 23a20 , 35b6 , and the similar
use ofsech is.
In Laws (text) used in much the same way to introduce an
10explanatory or defining clause:tobert a chin forsin fer batair
bech, noch is i breth inso bretha la Ultu`and this is the judge-
ment
', Laws iv 178.15 .ro suidiged . . . la log a tomalta . . . noch is ed
log tomalta ro suidiged dō, set beisid fiu`now the price of waste
which has been fixed for it is a "sed" of the same value
', v 388 y .
15 Cf. 376.3 , 412.2 .atait secht mna la Feine fris nā comalat fir
noch ite ailde a m berda with whom men do not co-nurse, but it is
they who rear their own offspring
, 202.2 .ind noc[h] is rind, 12 y
Comm. (the word `ind' =pointis explained by the more
familiar `rind').ma scarid ┐ bid imtocad leo, noch bid com-
20maithi a folaid if [the married couple] separate and they have
property and if their property is equally good
, ii 388.13 .
Folld. by conjunct form of vb.:cuic seoit . . . ro midir
Morand; noch fil tri seota cacha tratha ro follaigther but there
are three `seds' for every day that is neglected
, i 102.7 .

25 2 noch rel.pron.early Mod. Ir. development ofneoch(<nech);
used as subj. or obj. of rel. sent. or after prep. and in both
genders; common in Bedell, but not used by Keating.Dia
. . . noch thug misi ó thigh m'athar . . . ┐ noch do labhair
rium, Genesis xxiv 7 .go gcluin an Tighearna bhur munbhar
30noch doghnithí, Exod. xvi 8. egla do bhreithemhnuis noch
ata tu do fhrecar, Parrth. Anma 348.1 .is iad eiteadha na
n-éan noch léar ḟágbhais an t-oiléan the birds' wings whereby
thou didst leave
, TD 20.45 .o anbainne an tesa nadurdha,
noch o tuismigter imdugadh lenna fuair from which an in-
35crease of phlegm is created
, RC xlix 50.5 .fiabrus . . . noch sa
termin crichnuighthi an vii la a fever terminating on the seventh
day
, 55.26 .

nocha n- xseenícon.

nócha n t,f. the numberninety ; folld. by gen. pl. of noun, ninety .
40Not common, the number being usually expressed by scores,
and not found in Glosses.no[í] deich i nnochait, SR 759.
Elizar dianad slán nocha bliadan, PH 6554. fer nochat bliadan,
6540 .isin tres bliada[i]nnoícat, CCath. 149 (.ix. cat).for
nochait miodhach, TBC 5621 St.
45In early Mod. Ir. largely supplanted bynóchad o,m. IGT
Dec. § 11.6 .cheithre céad ré taobh nóchait four hundred and
ninety
, Keat. iii 425 (poem).do mhair Enos nóchad bliaghan,
Genesis v 9 .ocht mblíadhna ar nóchad, 1 Sam. iv 15. tar
nóchadaibh . . . do chrádh`nineties of sorrows', O'Bruad. iii 58.
5018 .

nocho n- xseenícon.

1 nocht n night ; an early word, supplanted in general use by
adaigand surviving only in theadvbl.phrasei n-nocht to-
night , lateranocht.nocht .i. aidche, O'Dav. 1285. ?nácht
55dia, gl.nocte et die, Wb. 17d5 (by Ascoli referred doubtfully to
this word).acher in gaíth innocht, Thes. ii 290.4 ( Sg. 112 m. ).
ib. 291.3 ( Ml. Poems i 1 ).toet chucum a ben hinnocht, IT i
145.8 .feraid for n-aigidacht innocht and, FB 66 =anocht,
Eg.geinfidh do rí . . . inocht, Lism.L. 3345 .bid marb tussa
60anocht, PH 299. isin aidche anocht, 3003 .san oidhche anocht,
TSh. 539. anochd féin this very night, Luke xii 20 . With ellipse
of prep. (after a preceding vowel in verse):secht ṁbliadna lána
o nocht from to-night, TFerbe 787 .rit ita ár súil uli nocht`on
thee is all our hope to-night
', Cog. 120.28 (leg. rit ita ár súil
65innocht?).
Compds. ¤ adaig:gach nochtai[d]chi sceo dee every night
and day
, O'Dav. 1285. ¤ colba night-bedposti.e.bed,couch:
ní ranaic nochtcholba nemda the heavenly rest, ZCP xiii 363.4
= Leb. Gab. i 174.15 .

70 2 nocht adj o, ā. naked,bare,uncovered: is reil fornn feib atam
nocht, SR 1347. conḟacca a mnai lomnocht, 1304 (seelom-).
ciche nochta, PH 393. h'fhiacla uile nochta, 8131 .noco com-
raiced a thoeb fri húir noicht the bare earth, LB 33b54 .mo
theach nocht gan ni as mo chind(i.e.roofless), Arch. iii 236 § 5.
75 claidib nochta unsheathed, FB 13 ; a common use,cf. urmhór
an tsluaigh . . . ┐ a n-airm nocht aca, TSh. 1072. Ofhair,
uncoveredi.e.loose,flowing? mac T. trilis nocht`of the flowing
locks
', KMMisc. 172.2 .a chiabh nocht! Dánta Grádha vi 15 .
fig. a beith ra-nocht is ro-liath too bare(unadorned), Auraic.
80 2070 (of verses). ?nocha ricfaidh nemh naemhnocht, RC
xxxvii 345 § 7.
Assubst. a naked person: biad do bocht, . . . étach do nocht,
PH 6000 ,cf. Laws i 144.30 .biadhadh bocht is nocht, Keat.
Poems 1411. Nakedness? nocht .i. deanacht no náire, O'Cl.;
85the gl. is prob. based on Leb. Gab. i 260.25 :nocht a fir
(glossed.i. denacht) =fearrdacht fir, BB 42a8 ;leg. nochta fir?
Compds. ¤ aile a kind of open-work fence; gl.felmad, Laws
iv 72.10 ; defined 76.20 asa fence made of stakes planted
apart and connected at intervals by three bands of pleach-
work
,cf. O'Dav. 93. ¤ chenn bare-headed , gl.non velato
5capite, Wb. 11c12 ;non velatam, 11c18 , where MS. readsnochit-
(?noicht-). ¤ fiaclach with bare teeth: ina n-ímágib . . . bélbuide
nochtḟiaclacha(of people disfigured by hunger), LB 154b61 .
¤ frecorthid: gimnasia.i. nochtfrecorthid ceill one who
exercises naked, a gymnast
, O'Mulc. 175. ¤ machaire`bare
10plain
', Laws iv 72.17 Comm. (oppd. toleth-m.`a half-cleared
plain').