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1 neimnech adj o, ā. (neim) in later lang. also nim(h)nech. (a)
poisonous, venomous: ind ibair báis neimnich the deadly
poisonous yews
, Sg. 33b11 . sruth nemnech, SR 7150. marai
75nemnecha, FA 30 LB ( IT i 191.10 ). fuair dig nimnid [leg.
nimnig], LL 129b38 = MacCarthy 210 § 2 (:hingin). for
nathrachaib némnechaib, PH 4846. gerrta ainmidhi neim-
nigh, Rosa Ang. 146.5 .
(b) fig., of things (actions, qualities) envenomed, deadly,
80 dangerous, keen, intense: alind á óiph in forcitil, nemnech
immurgu a inne, Wb. 7c1 . is nemnech in gáeth hísiu, ZCP
viii 175.19 (Laon Glosses). gai nemnech, LU 4339 (perh.
poisoned). lind nemnech núa (i.e. strong, heady), Ériu vii 222.10
( LL 208b31 ). nogo rainic an sliabh neimhneach n-oigrita,
85 iii 166 § 22 . cath fuilech fírneimnech, ZCP vi 56.16 . dogniat
nuallguba . . . némnig, PH 8315. cride . . . co ngoirtius nem-
nech, 6443 . doilghios gér nimhneach, Mac Aingil 5.1 . peacadh
neimhneach, TSh. 2303. gud bhois nuídhe neimhnigh `death-
dealing hand
', KMMisc. 170.6 . buille ró-nimhneach, Jerem.
xiv 17. superl. mionna as neimnighe ar talmain `halidoms the
5most potent
' (i.e. the most deadly to those who swear falsely
by them), Misc. Hag. Hib. 116.28 .
Of persons, venomous, vindictive, dangerous (to deal with);
occas. in favourable sense: fer nemnech drochthengthach in
Bricriu, Ériu iv 32.1 . slog . . . néimnech naimtige (of devils),
10 PH 8105. ba nemnech in lanamain (of Nét and Bé Néit),
O'Mulc. 132. duine nimhneach a wrathful man, Prov. xv 18.
fer nemnech naimdemail (of Caesar), CCath. 351. aithesc
Néill neimnig, Ériu iv 104.3 . fir niata nemnecha, Ériu viii
44.35 . brugh na n-onchon n-oscardha nimhneach, Keat.
15Poems 857.
Adv. ro escain in flead amail is neimneachu forcaemnacair
a heascaine, FDG 135.
(c) as subst. ā,f., name of a poetic composition (satire or
lampoon?): ind nemnech drisecca, BB 305a30 = in damnech
20drisiucca, IT iii 65 § 133.

2 neimnech adj o, ā. (nem) heavenly: Torach, aitreab nemnech
naom, ZCP x 341 y . do cadach na naomh neimhneach, BNnÉ
251.10 . superl. naomh as neimnighe puirt `most heavenly in
respect of city
', 286.3 . See 2 neimnige.

25 neimní n neut. indecl. (nem-+ní `thing') O.Ir. nephní, Mid.Ir.
variously neph-, nef-, ne(i)m-, ne(i)mp(h)-, ne(i)mth-.
Nothing: nephní, gl. nihil, Sg. 95a3 . neimthní, gl. nil, Ir.
Gl. 978 ; gl. nul, 988 . ní du nephní, gl. non de nihilo, Ml. 69c7 .
in rí | dodos-rosat do nemphní who has created them out of
30nothing
, SR 564. fég na duli . . . co ndernta do nemní tría
nert in Chomded, LU 2726 ( RC xxv 252 § 36 ). ro thusmis na
huli do nefni tria bréthir, PH 4796. Nothingness, nullity: is
nephní sin uile fia[d] Día, PH 5876. neimhtní gach ní acht
Día, BNnÉ 3 z . do dhála gidh neimthní anocht, Measgra
35Dánta 56.39 (addressed to the castle of Donegal, destroyed
in 1595). is n. ¤ limm (expressing scorn or disapproval): nephni
lem robad re n-ēnlæch dam, TBC² 2419 ( = I scorn, pay no
heed to
, a warning before a single opponent). nefní lim-sa
sein, LL 234a43 = TTr. 1286. is nemphní ┐ is nemada lind
40tregdad in talman, Alex. 859 ( = we deem digging the soil a
wrongful waste of time
). CCath. 3394 (nemtni). dogní n. ¤
de . . . makes nought of, disregards: o ra chuala T. in fástine . . .
ni dernai acht nephní di, LL 229b7 ( TTr. 905 ). ni dernad acht
nemthni dind, Aen. 30. mogenair duine doni don tṡaegul uile
45neimni, Arch. iii 221.20 . dorónsat neffní ┐ brígh mbicc don
uile ghiall, FM vi 1904.7 . cuirithir for n. ¤ (a) makes light of:
mirbuli meic Dé do chur for nefní, PH 6436. ro chuirset for
nemhthní na Flemendaigh, FM ii 1172 x . do chuireabhair
mo chómhairle a neimhnidh ye have set at nought, Prov. i 25.
50 Cf. ro mid ar nefní na huli counted all things as nought, PH
1674. cia dobertha [damsa] ríge . . . adrimfinn ar nempni,
Trip. 180.9 . (b) brings to nought: curid a nert ar nephní, LL
150a14 . díscailfid ar senchas athardha-ne ┐ ar recht ┐ cuirfid
for nefní iat, LB 229a24 . beirid (dobeir) ar n. ¤ brings to nought:
55 ruc mo nert uile ar nemfni, Acall. 2874. tug ar neimhnidh
neart na sluagh, Dán Dé xvii 26 . téit ar n. ¤ (a) vanishes, disap-
pears , (b) perishes: dochuaid ar nemthní ( = e conspectu evanuit),
Lat. Lives 91.2 . ro leigh an t-ór ┐ teid for neifní, BNnÉ 106 § 20 .
docuaidh a ciall . . . ar nemfní uad his sense left him, ZCP vi
6044.31 . ro sgailti na barca ┐ docuatar ass for nemni, Fél. 200.18 .
dochuatar for nefni na rig batar anallana i n-uaisle, PH 4261.
coíca láech . . . trúag a ndul uili ar nefní, TFerbe 499 . nách
deach do reacht ar neffní lest thy law perish (be made void),
Ériu iv 180.11 . Cf. further: baintreabhach bhocht ar neimhní
65 brought to nought, destitute, A. Ó Dálaigh liii 19. tug nemhní
i nert dod mhenmain `bring thy spirit to set no store by violence',
O'Gr. Cat. 457.11.

1 neimnige n[iā,f.] (1 neimnech) virulence; fierceness, intensity:
ara neimhnighe ┐ ara theintemhlacht na mbríathar úadh,
70 Cóir Anm. 240. ar mhét a brotha ┐ ara neimhnigi (of a sea-
monster), Lism.L. 2227 . itir . . . tromneimhnigi na teinnti-
gechta, MR 112.19 . ? seacht n-eich . . . firdhiana co neamh-
naighi mettle (?), BR 208.4 (: mebhraidi) = co nnemhnaighe,
BB 278b31 .

75 2 neimnige n[f.] (2 neimnech) heavenly nature; sanctity, sacred-
ness: nir chaicletar Gaill. . . . naem nā neimed dā neimníge,
Ann. Conn. 1315 § 3 = dá nemnaidhe, ALC i 564.16 .

neimníge n(nemth-) [ia,f.] nothingness, nullity: nemhthnighe
dhaoibh-si gach comhlann d'a bhfuarabhair riamh aga
80bhfeugadh súd every fight you have hitherto waged is nothing
compared with yonder [foes
], ITS v 130.4 . ? caidh .i. uasal nó
ḟarbas no nemtnighi [nemthni v.l.], O'Dav. 465 ; the last gl.
may be meant for cáith `chaff' = `what is profitless'.

neimnígid v g. (nemní) makes nothing, nullifies, annihilates:
85 amal nefnígtir airthrialla mac ṁbec, LL 234a45 ( TTr. 1286 ).
pass. pret. pl. ro nefnigit , LB 229a23 marg. (perh. intended
as alternative reading to: díscailfid [ar senchas ┐ ar recht]).
neimhníghim `I annul or annihilate', O'Brien.
Vn. nemnigudh feadha annihilation of a letter, Auraic. 769
= neimtniugud, 3561 (YBL).