nige

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Forms: nighi, nighte

f. Mid.Ir. vn. of nigid. The act of washing (in wide sense, of ablutions, washing clothes, etc.). nighi f., declined like marbhna, IGT Dec. § 3.7 . ná derntar isin domnach . . . folcad ná fothrucud ná nige, Ériu ii 202.1 . déna . . . ósaic ┐ nige th'fir chumtha, LB 65b22 ( Lat. Lives 84.10 ). dolotar . . . don tiprait do nigi a llám, Lat. Lives 25.10 . oc nigi a cairach, SR 2936. do nige a chneda ┐ a chrechta, TBC-LL¹ 4209. gan m'arm do nigi, 4100 . do nige etaig, PH 1877. nocha n-étach glan é nogo nderntar a nighi, O'Dav. 1176. ag folcadh a bhfolt ┐ ag nighe a mball, Keat. ii 5118. súile . . . arna níghe le bainne, Canticles v 12 . fer nighte mías a dish-washer, Ériu v 164.26 (analog. g s. as if from *niged). aran . . . arn-a nighi a huisci steeped in water, RC xlix 56.9 . In fig. sense: a nighi ó fír Dé purgation by ordeal, Eg. 88 f. 50d ( O'Curry 2597 ). ceannach an nighei-sin ar nimh | tabhair oram ar éigin `force me to purchase my absolution in Heaven', Dán Dé i 5 (treated as masc.).