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1 násad, nalso nassad (form in SR); in poetry freq. rhymes with
sásad. Neut. gender? eclipses follg. initial in ns. in chevilles
(but: nassad glan, SR 8141 ; nassaid gle, 4315 ).
A word of doubtful meaning, apparently a gathering or
assembly of a festive or commemorative nature (esp. a periodi-
5cally recurring one), and by extension the place where such is
held
: nasad Loga maic Ethlend .i. aonach no ferta lais . . . in
gach bliadhain im thoidecht Lugnasad. Cluiche no aonach, is
dō is ainm nasad, Corm. Y 796 = násad, Corm. p. 26. nasadh
.i. cuimniughadh ut est Lughnasa .i. nasadh Logha mic
10Eithninn, H. 3.18 p. 534 ( O'C. 1282 ). Lughnasa .i. násadh nó
cuimhniughadh Logha, Keat. ii 3859. nasadh .i. áonach;
nasadh .i. gnathughadh nó clú `custom or fame', O'Cl. nasadh
.i. gnathugud ut est: nasad Beoán Mellan .i. nó sasadh ut est:
sceo nemnasad, O'Dav. 1292 ; the former quotation is from
15 Fél. Oct. 26 : Nassad Beóán Mellán = nassad Beoain, LB
(with gloss nasad .i. gnathugud, Fél.² cliii ); Nassan, Laud;
the Comm. p. 226 gives Nassan as name of a saint, and Stokes
takes Nassad in that sense; the gloss in H. 3.18 gives: nassad
.i. gnathugud no násad .i. clú, Three Ir. Gl. 137 ; perh. the
20commemoration of B. and M.
nassad sīde siráidde (= sír-óite),
SR 8369 (description of Heaven). nasad noibrainne (of Heaven),
Bruchst. i § 108 . a nasadh na n-aingel n-ān, ZCP x 47.21 .
óenach Talten . . . ba hed násad Loga, Met. Dinds. iii 50.41 .
Temair indiu cid fásach, | baí ré ba násad niad place of
25assembly
, i 28.8 . Femen . . . ro boí nech diarbo nasad, iii 200.2 .
násad inna túad (of Ráth Airthir), Trip. 70.21 . ? gabais Nuadu
nassad n-iath, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 29 § 26 = gabais N. nassad
iath | sail (? fail) find, Rawl. 116a51 (leg. n. ¤ niath Fáil the
gathering-place of the warriors of fair Fál?
but perh. a cheville).
30? násad fír na ndúla de [= Dé?] | iss ed ro marb Loegaire, LU
9814 (of the fall of Loegaire m. Néill Noígiallaig; by Stokes,
Trip. 566.28 , rendered `the true sanction of God's elements',
cf. RC vi 165.31 ) = nassa fir na ndula de | ba de arbath Lægaire,
ZCP viii 118 § 25. ? in fail anaill násad n-án? TFerbe 797 (`giebt
35es eine andere glänzende Zusammenkunft?
' Windisch).
Common in chevilles: rodṁbia nem, nassad ṅdangen, SR
811 , cf. 4175 , 1093 , 2537 , 2731 . atat fo néim, nassad ṅgle,
467 , cf. 4315 . ocus Nóe nassad ṅdil, 2242 , cf. 2587 , 4931 .
Prob. used as cheville in follg. exx.: comsid na náem násad
40n-ān, LU 3041. násad dín `his fame was a shelter', Met. Dinds.
ii 38.43 (leg. n. ¤ nin? see Glossary). lúadim Loch Néil, násad
nglé place of assembly, iii 404.1 . násad gúr, TFerbe 837 .
As adj.? nasadh .i. oirdheirc, O'Cl.

2 násad n death; putting to death (cf. nás)? nasadh .i. bās, ut est
45a comrag Fir Dia ┐ Conculaind togbus Fer Dia a sciath suas
d'anacal uachta[i]r a chuirp ger bi in copair iar iar [sic]
nasadh though it was help after wounding to death (i.e. that
came too late), H. 3.18 p. 534 ( O'C. 1282 ). nas .i. bās ut est
nasadh Beoain Mellain, ib. p. 416 ( O'C. 965 ); quotation from
50 Fél. Oct. 26 , see 1 násad. Cf. also LU 9814 quoted under
1 násad.

násadach adj o, ā. famous, memorable ? Druim Lis . . . mennut
násadach namat, LL 369 m. inf. = Arch. Hib. i 364.35 (the
sense of násad `gathering-place' may be here implied). ainm
55hui nassadaig Neil (.i. ainm hui erdarcaig N.), Rawl. 106b25 .
ainm húi nassadaigh Neill .i. clu Coluim Cille, Three Ir. Gloss.
137 (< H. 3.18 ).

nasc n o,m. (cf. naiscid) (a) a fastening, tie, spancel, ring , etc., in
wide sense: nasc quasi nex ōnnī as nexo .i. imnaiscim, Corm.
60Y 980. nasc aue, 54 . nasc mná nāre Étair `chain', Met. Dinds.
iii 104.28 = id n-óir, ib. 22 . nasc `ring' (agricultural imple-
ment), Auraic. 5725 (Ogham tírda). connacatar . . . na liasa
┐ na machadhu ┐ na nascu (essentials in farming), Lism.L.
1908 . tricha bó . . . co nascaib créduma, LL 295b27 = RC
65 xiii 41 x (`tethers'). n. ¤ níad a chain or collar worn by an ap-
proved champion
, Corm. 978. nascc niadh . . . nasc druad,
nasc deo[g]buire, Nero A vii f. 1486 ( O'Don. 2216 ). nasc
niadh (equivalent of knighthood in chivalry), Keat. ii 6268 ;
expld. as `slabhra' chain, 6269 . nasg niad . . . ba bēs i nErinn
70in tan sin gach niadh . . . nasc di ōr deilighthi ima braghait i
comurtha laochdachta, LL 393b20 . In late poetry used fig. of
a chief, as compd.: nascnia Conallach, E. O'Rahilly xxvi 38
(1911) = naisg-niadh, Gwynn Cat. 257.
(b) legal term, a bond, obligation ; a general term for every
75method of legal binding, Cóic Con. Fug. p. 79. athgabail
nadma donadbat nasce (i.e. a contract to which there are no
bonds), Laws i 214.23 , see Bürgschaft 60.35 .

nascad m. (vn. formation from naiscid) the act of binding ; in
fig. sense of binding to a combat, challenging: Fer rogain fri
80nascad niad .i. fri galu trenfer, Dinds. 35 ( RC xv 421.19 ).

nascaire n io,m. (a) a maker of `nascs', chain- or ring-maker:
pl. nascaire ┐ cairemain `fetterers' (?), Laws v 106.17 . rinnaire
┐ nascaire `ring-makers', Petrie, Ant. of Tara 209.3 (< YBL
418a , plan).
85(b) leg. term, a contract-binder, one who goes security: a
fonaidm for nascaire, Cóic Con. Fug. 18 § 9. gabur naidm
nascairi do gra[d]aib flatha re aichne na conaire fuigill as
dliged the guaranty of a `n.' is taken from the ruling classes,
46 § 78 . mac nascairi (highest form of security), 71 § 37 , see
2 mac. do nadhmunnaib ┐ do nascuirib, Laws i 270.34 Comm.
5 nasgaire .i. urradh, O'Cl.