neimthenchus

Cite this: eDIL s.v. neimthenchus or dil.ie/33053

Forms: ne(i)mtenchus, nemsenchus

n o, m. also written ne(i)mtenchus (perh. correct form), -tṡenchus and -ṡenchus. Legal privileges due to status, position, social standing: ar nimtenchus don filigh, Laws i 62.6. gell don eclais ar ata nemtsenacus, 276.1 . ara nemhtsenchus, ii 20.10 . nemsenchus, v 14.4 . mesemnaighther ní don uasal sin ara nemthenchus, O'Dav. 1220 (nemsenchas v.l.). is o cheol atá nemte[n]cus don fiallach airfitid, O'Mulc. 830 d , cf. 830 g . do geibtis neimthenchus no onoir ar gloine an ealadhan, Leb. Gab.(i) i 158 n. 4 , cf. 160 n. 2 . fer congmhala a neimthenachais iarna chóir d'urdaibh ┐ d'eccalsaibh, d'filedhaibh ┐ d'ollamnaibh `their termon-lands' (? privileges), AFM v 1438.16 . Of cattle: is o lacht ata nemtenc[h]us do cethra valuation , O'Mulc. 830 e .

Cf. also: is sochaide . . . co ndeimnigthur a neimtsenchaidh sidhe `many . . . attest his eminence' (of a sage or author), Laws i 22.27 Comm. (passage seems corrupt).