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noíb adj o, ā. O.Ir.n s. noíb.noeb, Thes. ii 294.30 ( SP iv 4 ).g s m.
noíb, Wb. 6d11 .n p m.(assubst.)indnoíb , 21c5 ;noeb, SR 441 ,
70 8193 .a p m. noiba, Ml. 37b4 . (assubst.)noíbu Wb. 7b2 , Ml.
37b16 (noibu).g p. noíb, Wb. 13c26 .d p. noibaib, 4c37 , Ml.
51a16 . In Ml. generally written without accent.
In early Mid.Ir. the commonest form ofn s. isnoeb (SR),
with variantsnoem,naeb,naem(all of which occur in LU),
75 naob( Mon. Tall. 127.12 , 130.27 , 131.17 ), the formnoíbbeing
used ing s m.andn p m.Laternoemprevails (commonest form
in PH), giving way tonaem(h)and mod.naomh.croch náom,
IGT Dec. § 196 (g s f. náoime,d s f. náoimh,n p. náomha).
Of personsholy; of thingssacred,consecrated;used both in
80inflected forms after a noun and as indecl. before one, the
latter usage being common with proper names in the sense
saint . In Glosses renders Lat.sanctus.is noeb cach oen
dugní toil ind ríg, Thes. ii 294.30 .corrop noíb for n-anim,
Wb. 16a21 .i mbethid noib a holy life, Ml. 74d9 .Críst macc
85Maire noíbe, Fél. Prol. 338 (noeime,nóebe v.l.).v s m. á rí
noíb! ib. Ep. 37. v p m. a aithrechanoemu! PH 19. v p f. a
chaillechanoemu! 3399 (fornoema). Of things:huanaib
aidmib noibaib ro batar hi tempul, Ml. 74a13 .for altórib
nóebaib, Fél. Ep. 348. superl. cona chléir as nóebu, Fél.
May 27 ,cf. Jan. 20. Iacob as noíbem, July 14 . Withnpr.:
5 itge ind noíb Thomáis, Dec. 21 (noeib v.l.).admuinemmar
noeb Patraicc, Hy. iii 1. gnúis náem Míchil, PH 6389. sancta
Brigida.i. noem Brigit, Lism.L. 1218 .
Assubst. neut.:dugén a nnoib-sa I will do this holy thing,
Ml. 69a21 . Very common assubst. m.andf. aholyperson,
10asaint , in Mid.Ir. relig. lit. generally in technical sense either
of a professed religious or of a saint; also applied to the spirits
of the blest after death.ind noíb ata ellachti hi Crist, Wb.
21c5 .comthinól inna noíb, ib. 7 .cech nóeb boí, fil, bías, Fél.
Ep. 289. taithmet nóeb ṅ-óige, ib. 131 .naim íarthair in
15domain the saints of the western world, FA 4 ( LU 1973 =noím
LB).ind aine . . . dos-forslaic [sic leg.] Colum C. for noebaib
Herenn C.C. relaxed the fast for the religious of Ireland, Mon.
Tall. 68. ag naomh nó ag ban-naomh, TSh. 1048 (of canonized
saints).Of theelectinheaven: indocbáil inna noíb i nnim,
20 Wb. 13c26 .na noeb is ind noebaiṅgil, SR 8193. ni fil . . . fíal
. . . eter mu[n]tir nime ┐ inna nóemu, FA 5. tír na naeb, 4
(LU =na noemLB).goirthear naoimh dona marbhaibh bhíos
i bpurgadóir, TSh. 4868.
Compds. (a) common. with nouns. in sense holy,sacred,
25pertaining to asaintor theChurch ,etc. ¤ aingel:n p. noeb-
aiṅgil, SR 8193. tongu-sa . . . tar mo nóebaingliu, Ériu ii 196
§ 13 . PH 8085. ¤ ainm:nóebainm Petair apstail, Fél. Prol.
109. ¤ apstal, Fél. May 30 . PH 1630. ¤ arbar:muinter
nimi noebarbar a holy host, SR 8255. co nóebairbrib aingel,
30 Fél. Ep. 344. ¤ canóin:g s. ina noebchanone, Hib. Min.
12.395 . ¤ corp:ic foillsiugud na noemcorp, PH 1580 (of
bodies of saints).naoimhchorp Antonius, Keat. iii 779 (leg.
naomh-). ¤ decheṅg`a holy pair', Fél. Nov. 21. ¤ dúil
aholy creature , Hy. v 41 (nóeb-). SR 7422. ¤ epscop, Fél.
35 Ep. 253. ¤ erlam:naomhērlamh a holy patron, Ériu iv 236 y .
Colum Cille an naoímhérlamh, FM vi 1968.5 . ¤ fis(s):
naoimhfhios, Keat. iii 466 (poem); a name given to the
Senchas Mór. ¤ fót:naomhfód(of site of a monastery),
BNnÉ 262.24 . ¤ gein holy offspring (child), Ériu i 122.16
40(noeim-). ¤ gérat holy champion , Fél. Aug. 4. ¤ grád:noí
noebgraid(of the celestial hierarchy), SR 1811. ¤ ingen:
i n-enccai nóebingen, Hy. vii 20. ¤ itge, Fél. July 19 . Hy. v
92 . ¤ légend:do néblégund sacred reading (literature), Mon.
Tall. 25. ¤ mairtirech: PH 6173. ¤ máthir, Fél. Aug. 16.
45 ¤ muinter, Fél. May 13 . ¤ nem:do noebnim, SR 312 , 6842 ,
7116 . ¤ óg(úag)f. aholy virgin: n p. nuíbhuaga, SR 441.
nóemóga, LU 1991 ( FA 6 ).deich nóebóga, Fél. Feb. 28.
drong nóebúag;ib. Ep. 252. i n-oentaid noemóg, PH 6172.
¤ port:naomhport do Connachtoib(of a religious centre)
50 BNnÉ 258.4 . ¤ prainn:nóebphroinn cen ṡáith, Ériu ii 65
§ 8 .nasadh naebhprainne, FM i 514 x (poem) = Bruchst. i
§ 108 , where Meyer emends:nasad noíbrainne the assembly
of the company of saints
. ¤ rath, SR 7154. ¤ reilic:féil nóeb-
reilce ṅ-úasal`of holy relics', Fél. Oct. 1. ¤ rí, SR 7975.
55 Ériu iv 236.4 . ¤ riagal:fo noíbriaguil recht, SR 2339.
¤ scríbend:a p. noimscribinna, Hib. Min. 3.87 ; ib. 82 (noeb-).
¤ scriptuir:g s. noibscreptra, Hib. Min. 12.409 . ¤ senchas:
duain naoimhsheanchais of ecclesiastical history, Keat. iii 749.
¤ spirut, Fél. Ep. 354. ¤ tech:dochum naemtaigi sanctuary,
60church
, Ériu v 120.22 . ¤ teglach: Ériu i 122.34 (naob-).
¤ tlacht, SR 1308. eter náemtlachtaib spirtáldaib nimi, LU
2473. ¤ trethan:n p. noebtrethna, SR 494. ¤ trínóit:g s. na
noemtrinoti, PH 1603.
In mod. lang. somet. forms a genuine compd. with noun,
65modifying the meaning of the latter;e.g. naomh-athair
a Father of the Church, see TSh. 6715 , 8272 .naomh-athais
blasphemy , defined as:athais do thabhairt o breithir do Dhia
no do náomhaibh, Parrth. Anma 157.13 ; 71.19 ( Luc. Fid. 96.8 ,
37.4 ).
70(b) with adj.:neimhedh naem-ainglech, Acall. 500. nemh
naemhcert`heaven of holy right', BNnÉ 268.4 .o ríg nime
nóebfind, SR 5488. do ruirig nime nóebgil, 6886 .Noe
nóebglan, 7302 .for nim noebnár, 782 .o ruirig nime noeb-
uáig, 5878 ,cf. fri loscud n-edpart noebúaig, 4262 (g p., form
75due to rhyme). ?naombrethach gach n-iardaighi .i. isi in
naomad breath doberar do iaramdighe, 23 Q 6 p. 10a ( O'C. 1637 )
=naoimbrethach, H. 3.17 c. 439 ( O'Don. 561 ); taken by
glossator as a compd. ofnoíwhich, however, aspirates the follg.
initial consonant in composition.
80(c) exceptionally with vb.:co noebthanic Dia do nim, SR
2153. briathra lé naomhchoisrighther í with which it (the
Eucharistic wafer) is consecrated
, O'Hussey T.C. 198.14 ,cf.
Parrth. Anma 209.16 , Luc. Fid. 133.1 , and the vn.naomh-
choisreagadh, Parrth. Anma 211.3 , Luc. Fid. 134.7 .

85 noíbach adj o, ā. holy(?pertaining tosaints) : fo nim noemach,
ZCP viii 195 § 5.