noll, nall

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Forms: nuill

adj. great; noble? nall .i. mór no adbal ut est [nall] amái, O'Mulc. 838. nald .i. mór no adbul; nall amae .i. is mór in ní, H 3.18 p. 73 ( O'Curry 116 ). nall (.i. uasal) suide saides Condla, LU 10026 (Echtra Condla; other versions read nall, náll, nalt, nald; Pokorny, ZCP xvii 198 , conjectures: n[ō]all-suide = nuall-s. `ein kläglicher Sitz'). noll amra[e] do mac 'a great and wonderful boy', Ev.Inf. (GTh) 481 § 45 . noll a maic, ní maith a congairiu-siu `verily, my son', Fianaig. 26.13 (nall, nolt v.l.; an leg. noll amai?). v s. a naill Chuirc 'o mighty Corc' PMLA lvi 940 . As subst.? Prosper . . . noll redlainne rigdai, Fél.² July 29 , LB (with gl.: oll no móra na redlanda) = noll retlannach rigda, Laud. g s m. féil Beóáin maicc Nessáin nuill `of great Nessan', Fél. Aug. 8 (noll, nold v.l.). Acc. to Stokes, ACL i 316 = oll `great' with prosthetic n.