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3 nairne particle of assent or asseveration, indeed, verily ?
nairne [no naire, add. LB] amail bid naire no beth and .i.
senberla didiu in naire n-i sin. Is inand ┐ isbertha egin. Is
gnathberla eisem tra cidh indiu la hIrmumhain maxime, unde
dicitur: In fil ní bas toich duit? Fil eigin, ol intí dia n-incho-
5marcar .i. nairne, Corm. Y 972 = fhil naire, ol intí . . . .i. fil
écin, Corm. p. 32 ; i.e. nairne (? naire) is used, especially in
West Munster, in the sense of éicin indeed, in truth . nairne .i.
deimhin .i. frithaithbhear bus nairne .i. frithaithbhear bhus
deimhin, O'Cl. (where the word is used as pred.). náirne .i.
10deimhin ` sure, certain, certainty ', P.O'C. náirne adj. `sure,
certain
', O'R.

4 Nairne pn a name of Tara (or of a mound there)? Narne .i.
Tema[i]r .i. do anmaim in foraid ro bai inti, O'Mulc. 831 =
Nairne, H. 3.18 p. 73a ( O'C. 115 ). Cf. Nairniu (n s.)., L. Ardm.
15 13a2 ; ad Nairniu Toisciurt, 9a1 ( Thes. ii 266.45 , 261.38 ), which
seems a place in Connacht.

naiscid v i. Early forms: pres. 3 s. ni naisc , Laws i 86 n. 1 .
3 pl. ni nascat , 186.14 . s-subj. 2 s. pres. ni nais , Laws iv 36.1 .
O'Dav. 1505 , cf. 1256 . 3 s. ro na , O'Dav. 1378. fut. (redupl.) 2 s.
20 ro nenais , O'Dav. 1594. 3 s. *nenais, cf. neanais .i. ceanglais,
O'Cl. (taken as pret.). pret. 1 s. ro nenasc-sa, LU 9373. 2 s. ro
nenaisc, LU 5662 = TBC² 1185 (rectius nenasc). 3 s. nenaisc,
Laws iv 346.5 . ninasc, TBC 604 = nenaisg, St. neanaisc no
ro neanaisc .i. do cheangail, O'Cl. (with pron. suff.) nenscais,
25 Rawl. 116c29 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17 § 11 (where Meyer emends:
nenscus). Pass. pres. s. nascair, Laws i 210.25 . fora-nascar,
194.23 . subj. s. nasair, ii 126 z . ro nasar , ii 122.13 , iv 100.10 .
coro nastar , LU 4898 = TBC² 411 , cf. Laws v 370.7 , 378.2 .
pl. ro nasatar , i 50 z . ro nasaiter , v 254.2 . ro naisidar , 430.2 .
30 fut. pl. nensitir, ZCP xiii 378.7 ( Baile in Scáil § 18 ). pret. s. ro
nas , Laws i 216.24 ; ii 14.28 . Corm. Y 645. ro nass , LU 4894
= ro nais , TBC² 407. ? nassa , ZCP xv 365 § 50. viii 118 § 25 .
(pl. ?) ronnassa , Arch. iii 1.10 . part. nassa, TBC 4567. vn. naidm
(see also nascad).
35Already fairly early in Mid.Ir. commonly treated as a weak
vb., stem naisc- or less commonly nasc-: 1 s. pres. subj. ara
naiscea , LU 5870 ( TBC² 1401 ). fut. 1 s. rat nasciub , TBC
6054. pret. 3 s. rat nascestar , 3791 .
In general sense binds, makes fast. nas .i. ceangal; ro nasa
40.i. do ceangladh, O'Cl. (a) in lit. sense: rat-nascestar mar
nasces feith fidu he has clasped thee as woodbine clasps trees,
TBC 3791 ; cf. 6054 , RC xiv 408 § 19 (rot-naisc). ro nascadh
[in sín] ima bragait, ZCP xi 65.4 . in cruit ara nenaisc [in
Dagdae] na ceola had bound (i.e. silenced) the melodies, RC xii
45108 § 163 . In sense makes captive: nenaisc iathu fer Fēne
`er legte in Bande', Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 28 (< Laws iv 346 ).
nenaisc niathu Alinde, Met. Dinds. ii 82.36 (see note): the
sense in both exx. may possibly be secured, made firm or safe .
(b) more often as fig. & legal term binds, exacts a pledge
50(promise, obligation, payment), with acc. of thing and FOR of
pers.; in Laws often glossed by fonaisc, cf. O'Dav. 1256 , 1378 .
See Bürgschaft 83. ni nais uma nā hairgead nā hōr acht for
māl, Laws iv 36.1 (only a chief is to be bound to pay in copper,
silver or gold). ni nais etach for nach nocht thou shalt not bind
55a naked person to pay in clothes
, ib. 3 , cf. O'Dav. 1505. do fiur
adbaill de na-ro nastar tasicc fair `upon whom repayment cannot
be imposed
,' Laws v 370.7 . ro nenasc-sa foraib . . . .vii. cét
talland argait I bound them to pay, LU 9373. ced nāro nais [ro
nass, LU, sic leg.] do ḟoesam-su forsna maccu? why were the lads
60not bound (made promise) to protect thee?
TBC² 407. nenaisc dag-
eraic a mucc foraibh, Ir. Texts i 3 § 9 = coros-naisc eraicc,
LB 62b52 . naiscset a coma fair they made him promise to
grant their boon
, PH 896. ro naisced orm airfided dom thigerna
anocht, RC xxiv 60 § 19. naiscis inti Ruadhan forna demhnu
65triall rempu, BNnÉ 319.7 . tugsad dó an uile umhlacht dar
naisg orra san chonnradh all the obedience he had exacted from
them
, Content. xvi 161. do naiscius air . . . techtairi do chur
chugam, ITS xix 104.5 . ro naisgetar ar inchuibh in Coimdhe
fair cen anadh a nEirinn (sic leg.), RC xlvi 232.4 . Cf. do
70naiscetar sin a briathar fair . . . im chomall dōib na brethi bound
him under a promise
, ZCP xiv 149.8 . With acc. only: ro nasctis
giallu cáich, LL 146a43 = fonensaitis, ZCP xii 379.16 . ro naisc
Tuathal in bórama, LL 23b40 . nenaisc a dín he bound [Senán]
to protect him
, ZCP iii 222.7 . Secures (by pledge, etc.), makes
75 sure (a bond, contract, promise) : atait secht nadmand nascar
la Feine, Laws v 364.12 . ni nascar dilsi for mac ┐ a raith
a thing the ownership of which is secured by `mac' and `raith'
sureties
, 314.19 ; cf. 292.16 , 430.2 . in cor amra ro nenaisc .i.
comruc re hēnfer, TBC² 1185. fiadnaisi .i. fiadae ro nass in
80cor, O'Mulc. 499 , cf. Corm. Y 645. da naisc ar mummi . . . ar
cró cotaig bound our blood-covenant, TBC 4134. imon ccodach
. . . ro nenaisg Nel fri macaibh Israel the covenant which N.
made with
. . ., Leb. Gab. i 200.12 . With acc. of guarantees:
tar sárugad . . . na ndūl ro naisc-sium forro, MR 4.2 = FDG
85 1.9 (i.e. violation of an oath taken on the elements). Cf. nassa
fīr na ndūla de the `fir' of the elements was pledged thereto (?),
ZCP viii 118 § 25 = násad, LU 9814 ( RC vi 165.31 ). With
obj. omitted: naisc-siu . . . for deiss rig is ruirech (= take the
right hand of kings . . . as security), TBC 3069. Rarely with
acc. of pers. who becomes surety: ollam ard . . . naisci[d], ni
5nascar `he binds, he is not bound', Laws iv 358.14 . naisc
Carpre mín Manand take C. as your security, TBC 3090. a
Dail Cais . . . rob-nais Banba co mblaid may B. bind you (to
defend her
), Cog. 56.2 (poem).
(c) betroths; unites in wedlock: ro chendaig [Míliuc] cumail
10corus-naisc do Patraic hi (= voluit ancillam illi adiungere),
Lat. Lives 59.15 = LB 25b36 . ni hí ro naiscedh dō acht a siur,
Todd Nenn. 178.4 . sochaidhe diár naisged Fionnabhoir, ZCP
x 290.5 . ros-naisg i llanumnus do A., BB 424b22 . part. ba
nassa dam-sa ind ingen, TBC 4567.