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75 2 nertaid v ā. denom. from nert. pret. 2 s. ro nertais, Pcr. 2a2 .
3 s. ru nert, Ml. 130b2 ; with pron. suff. nertsus, BB 45a4 . pass.
fut. s. nertfidir, Wb. 10c9 . part. a s f. nertai, gl. animatam,
Ml. 41b8 . vn. nertad.
(a) strengthens, confirms: is hé no-don-nerta-ni, Wb. 6d11 .
80 corro nertam-ni cách hi foditin fochide amal non-nertar-ni ho
Dia that we may strengthen ... as we are strengthened, 14b13 .
intí is trén, nertad in fand, PH 5825. in spirut noem ...
nos-nertand fri cech súalaig, LB 251b5 . nertad firinni, na-
nertfa let him strengthen justice, it will strengthen him, ZCP xi
8580 § 6 . beim n-aillech nad nertad tuatha `an oath which the
country does not confirm
', Laws i 232.1 . Tadg mac N. nertaid
gail `who strengthens valour', Met. Dinds. ii 72.21 . mairg neartas
leis an díomus `who fosters pride', Content. xiv 65.
(b) exhorts; urges ; gl. cohortari, Ml. 130b2 , 133d6 . exhortari,
Wb. 5d11 . With acc. of pers.: roda nertsat-side do chomollod
5. . . urged him to fulfil, LU 8029 ( BDD App. § 168 ). ro nert
Coirpre um dighail a dhalt[a], ZCP xiii 171.20 . ro nert A.... a
thaisecha con nderntais calma, Aen. 2673. With acc. of thing:
ro nertais damsa co ndernain . . . (gl. huius operis te hortatorem
sortitus), Pcr. 2a2 . issed ro nert combadh Agmemnón no
10gabhtáis advised, TTr.² 1340. ro nert in cath forro, CCath. 622.
guro nertad for in stiurusmann . . . snamh asin luing amach
the steersman was impelled to swim, 791 . Cf. adbertsadar ┐ ro
nertsadar . . . cia bad choir do thabairt for āth, TBC² 2202
(argued or reiterated?).

15 nertaigid v g. I Trans. strengthens, confirms, encourages: rom-
nertaigfe ar nem is ar lár, ZCP viii 213 y . ros-nertaig, LL
160a11 . ni ni nach breth . . . nad fri spirat noem nertaigther
that is not confirmed, Corm. Y 1224. an té nertaighes an
bhréug who corroborates, Parrth. Anma 176.15 = Luc. Fid.
20 110.19 . In physical sense: neirteóchaidh an t-arán croidhe an
duine (= confirmet), TSh. 8863.
II Intrans. (a) grows strong: le ro-mét an tesa ó nertaighes
an grían, Maund. 144.
(b) with prep. LA (LE) sides with, supports: do nertuigh in rí
25lasna geinti, Marco P. 18. neartuighid briathra Chrysostomus
. . . le fírinne aneithe se, TSh. 8330. RC xix 276.17 . Ir. Texts
iv 28.23 (text of 1589).
See nertugad.

nertamail adj i. strong, powerful: go Concubhar . . . rígh nearta-
30mhail nUladh, CRR² § 11 (neartmhar v.l.).

nertán n o,m. dim. of nert. ro gab time mo nertan `my poor
strength ', Buile S. 30.11 .

nertmaire n[iā, f.] strength, power: baí dia nertmaire ┐ dá
óclachas, TBC 775. leoman ar nertmaire, LB 29a59 . ó tcon-
35nairc P. nertmhairi a slōig, Aen. 25. ar nertmaire in cuingid,
CCath. 2969.

nertmairecht n f. powerfulness, might? gl. nobilitas [sic leg.],
Auraic. 4217. nertmuir[e]acht, Three Ir. Gl. p. lxii 6 ( Eg. 88 f.
7061 ).

40 nertmar adj o, ā. strong, vigorous (in physical and moral sense):
nertmhur `strong, hearty', Eg. Gl. 3. menma nertmar neimi-
meclach, D IV 2, 74v a4 . aingeal nertmhar, Revel. v 2.
doilghes géur . . . nertmhar, Parrth. Anma 112.5 = Luc.
Fid. 64.21 . (compar. + DE) o chaithes in choland in mbiadh
45stairide . . . is nertmairite ┐ is calmaite in menma, PH 4800.
Able, capable: ní bud nertmur mé ara innisin, RC xxiv
381.8 . Transf. of thing (act, etc.) possible, within (one's)
power: nocha nertmar leo re i[s] sia . . . nā treisi `they are
not able (to give) a longer time than three days
', Laws i 234.9
50Comm.

nertugad u,m. vn. of nertaigid. (a) strengthening, confirming:
nertugud n-aigenta, ZCP viii 212 § 63 (with analogical pre-
fixed n-). G. do imthecht go hAlbain do nertughadh Dhail
Riada, FM i 452.17 . do neartughadh an bhalla to fortify the
55wall
, Isa. xxii 10. neartachadh, Dán Dé xv 19 .
(b) exhorting, urging: oca nertugad im taithbeoagad na mac,
YBL 172b26 .
(c) with prep. LA (LE) siding with, supporting: ro athaigh na
dee do nertugudh le Gyi, ZCP vi 88.18 . táinig féin sluagh do
60neartughadh le Mathghamhain came with an army to support
M.
, Ériu i 101 § 54. Keat. ii 4363.

1 nes(s) n a weasel: gl. mustela, Sg. 36a9 . luch marb no ness
marb, Ériu vii 148 § 12 (= mustela of Lat. parallel, p. 182 ).
ness .i. anmanda; ni fois acht utmall, Corm. Y 988 , cf. 975
65( Anecd. iv 84.1 ). nes . . . is ainm don phést re n-abarther
bláthnait, H. 3.18 p. 611a ( O'C. 1335 ) = nis in parallel cita-
tion from ACC Eg. given in Contrib. s.v. bláthnait.
See 5 es (RIA Dict. E), prob. the same word with apocope
of initial n- due to assimilation with the article.

70 2 nes(s) n o,m. (a) a wooden mould for shaping a smith's clay
furnace or oven (consisting perhaps of a cylindrical block or
disk round which the clay was pressed, with a vertical handle
or shaft for lifting, Joyce's Wonders of Ireland p. 238 fg. ), and
by extension (b) the clay furnace itself. bai crann ina laim . . .
75.i. ness a ainm, is uime dognither ind aurnaisi criadh, Corm.
Y 975 s.v. nesscoit (of the smith Goibniu). Nes nomen don
c[h]rund ut prediximus. Ness ainm don aurnaisi chriadh
feisin, amail atbert aroile ben gobend ag denam marbnaide
dia fir ... ba binde no chandais dord | fri derc a niss [neis LB]
80 a dā bolg sweetly his two bellows chanted a refrain against the
hole of the `ness'
, ib.; the allusion is to the hole in the furnace
through which the joint nozzle of the two bellows passed.
neas .i. ainm an chroinn fa ndentar an [sic leg.] urnisi chriadh
isin gceardcha. n. ¤ .i. ainm don urnaisi chriadh bhios isin
85ceardcha, O'Cl. ness.i. aurnisi criadh, H. 3.18.73b ( O'C. 16 ). ness
gobann `a smith's moulding-block', Triads 148 (one of the three
`renovators of the world'; the gl. .i. mála cré, p. 39 makes it
refer rather to the furnace).
? Fig. mar chuiris an ghrian a gal | feadh gach tire 'na
timchiol, | cuiridh Eoin teas a thoile | tre o [= a] neas eoil na
5hionmhoine, Arch. Hib. i 99 § 12.