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Cite this: eDIL s.v. net or dil.ie/33139

 

Forms: nit, nitu, nead, nid, nnit, neide, néit

n o, m. g s. nit (in n. l.), Trip. 338.8 (< Ardm. 17a2 ). a p. nitu, Lib. Hymn. i 114 z . nead (declined like `fear'), IGT Dec. § 65. n p. nid, ex. 1491 . Also fem. in later Irish (so given in O'R.; m. and f. , Coneys and Dinneen ): d s. i nnit , Anecd. iii 59.22 . g s. na neide , Celt. Rev. x 143.9 (18th cent. MS.).

A nest: net a nido latine , Corm. Y 977. cré nit na fáinnli, O'Gr. Cat. 196.21. an t-éan íochtair neid in the bottom of the nest, Dán Dé xxix 26 . mar chorruighios an t-iolar suas a nead, Deuter. xxxii 11 pl. co ndernsat na heóin a nnitu inna glacaib, Lib. Hymn. i 114 = Lism. L. 344.25 . is annsna crannaib . . . donít préchain nit, PH 7744. i nnetaibh na n-aquili, CCath. 4151. atáid . . . neid ag enlaithibh, Matthew viii 20. Of animals other than birds: fail neir, net gribe, Corm. Y 968 , cf. IT iii 98 § 161 , Bruchst. i § 133 ; the reading néit of LB ( Corm. p. 31 ) and Laud may be derived from a different version: foll ner neít nett [net B.] gribe, IT iii 49 § 88 , where néit may be g s. (see néit). luathither . . . grib dia ned, Corm. p. 36 z (prúll). in gríb . . . a breith-sium lé ina nead, RC xxiii 422.3 . fearg nathrach ima ned, Aen. 753. lám i nnet nathrach (prov.), see nathair. ba coll nit nathrach, AFM v 1578.7 (of a hazardous attempt).