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noídiu n n,f. in Mid.Ir. variously written noediu, naídiu,
naeidiu; later n s. -e (somet. -in). naídhe (naeidhi, naoidhe
55 v.l.) m. and f., declined like talam, IGT Dec. § 19 ; a p.
naeidhena, náoidheana, ib. n. 4 . Mod.Ir. n s. naoidhe and
naoidhean; Keating has a d s. naoidhin, g s. naoidhean (for :
gnúis na naoidheine, Keat. iii 2119 , read with the v.l. naoi-
gheine).
60 An infant, a young child: noídiu, gl. infans, Sg. 124b1 .
cliab noiden , gl. cunabulum, 53a13 . di láim inna naíden
(= de manu infantis), Lat. Lives 44 = Trip. 8.17 . noídiu
oen-lóei, PH 7943. ro gab ina noídin Ísu fora rigthib took
the infant Jesus in his arms
, 3750 . do naigin oen-aidchi, Cog.
65 50.2 . noidiu ciche a suckling, O'Mulc. 652 , cf. Aen. 1360.
gech naide do bhiath cen athair no máthair, Marco P. 124. do
baistedh in naoidhin , BNnÉ 132.10 (n s., but g s. do bhaistedh
na naoidhen , ib. 16 ; a s. in naoidhe, 21 ). nir fagaibh nert
naidhen ann, ZCP vi 295.26 . ceas naoidhean pangs of travail,
70 Keat. ii 2424 (of the Ulster couvade, see 1 noínden). feadh
a ré, bhíos 'na seacht gcuid, mar atá 'na naoidhin, 'na
leanabh, 'na mhacaomh, etc., TSh. 9959. v s. a naeidhi
noemh! Lism.L. 3385 . a naoidhe muirnech Maire! (of
Christ), Dán Dé vi 37 . Used loosely of a young man (cf. Fr.
75 enfant): is noídiu ar aís, BDD 66 (of Conaire). Of the world :
uair naidin ē conici sin ┐ nir inengnuma ē ro [= re] hōcci
it was in its infancy till then and because of youth not capable
of producing valour
, Cog. 186.22 . pl. noídin ┐ maccaím, FA 6
( LU 1992 ). na naídin, 28 ( LU 2207 ). naighin baistedha bap-
80tized infants
, RC xxviii 316 § 21. ateoch frit hule noeb-noidenu
in domuin, Ir. Lit. 34.3 . gair mor do noídenu a mbronnaib a
maithrech, LB 25b67 = IT i 19 w (a p. for d p.). arna nóedenaib
becaib, LU 2553 ( RC xxv 238.15 ). dona náedenaib, 2539 . co
ṅdechenbur noíden, Fél. July 14 (nóeiden v.l.). frestal
85nuiden Crist, ZCP iii 26.10 . altrom naeidhen, BNnÉ 308.9 .
In follg. exx. seems used for noínden: ar imthecht neoill
is naidhen, Ir. Texts ii 53 § 24. nēll naíden, ib. § 25 . Cf.
Keat. ii 2424 quoted above.

noíglinne? n epithet of a chariot-frame : cret noíthech noiglinne,
FB 45 ( LU 8596 ); prob. a compd. of noí.

5 noíll n f. gutt. st., also ā-st. an oath (legal term, archaic?) : noil,
Laws iv 142.1 . noail, ib. 3 . trí noíll doná dlegar frithnoíll :
noíll mná, etc., Triads 165 (glossed: trí naoill .i. luighe nó
mionna, p. 40 ). madh naill dligthech fonais, O'Dav. 1256.
is ann doallad naoil ina luige in inbaid is fiadnaisi righ fri
10cath, Eg. 88 f. 3a ( O'C. 2147 ). g s. (a) beim naillech tendering
an oath
, Laws i 232.1 . fīr noilleg, iv 284.12 . oppud noilliuch
refusing an oath, Anecd. iii 24.6 . is esomain naillech .i. is
lasamain fri tabairt luighi, O'Dav. 781 = is essomain noil-
lach, Ériu xi 74 § 13. (b) opad noille, H. 3.18 p. 117 - 118
15( O'C. 222 ). fer n-éithech naoille a perjurer, O'Don. Sup. s.v.
naoill (< H. 3.17 c. 435 ). a d s. (a) fortoing for grad asid n-isliu
┐ fosernnat a noílligh `he dissolves (or arranges) their oaths',
Laws iv 326.20 (`their affirmations support him', MacNeill,
Law of Status 299 ; they support his oath?). acht dorata
20naillig, H. 3.18 p. 330 ( O'C. 676 ). (b) tuṅgim noíl fom'arm
dric dron, LL 146b22 = PRIA 1893-6 p. 542 . manis-nais
naill, O'Dav. 1256. ce damhthur ar noill by oath, Laws iv
294.3 . do naill, v 470.28 . ? ririss noil Lochae Leibind, ZCP
xii 236.1 (appar. alludes to a battle). d p. do noillechaib,
25 Laws iv 326.16 .

noíllid n m. an oath-taker, compurgator? ni bi noillith aincis,
H. 3.18 p. 24b ( O'C. 68 ). ni bi naoilligh nach donnaigh
deacmaic fer gan eneclann, Eg. 88 f. 51b ( O'C. 2602 ).

noimper n m. (Lat. november) the month of November: mí
30noimper . . . hi cuiced noimper , LB 4a33 , 35 ( PH 276 , 278 ).
See nouimber.

? noin : n noin anna, Corm. Y 992 ; `a small ring ', Corm. Transl.
126 ; the gloss seems incomplete. Leg. noí n-anna (cf. O'Mulc.
112 )?

35 1 nóin n f. (Lat. nōna [hōra]). Declension varies: a d s. 1 nóin
(common form); 2 nóna[i] (as if from n s. nóna): im nónai , LU
1858. cu nonai , Anecd. i 11.26 (= YBL 131b18 ), cf. Ériu v
36.8 . cach nóna (advbl. acc.), TBC 1735 , 1756 . cech nóna,
LL 114a3 ( IT i 106.16 ). cu nóna, LB 64a37 . um nóna, Keat.
40Poems 168. 3 nónaid : im nonaid, BB 45a28 . co dubhnónaigh,
Cog. 114.2 (poem). um nónuigh, IGT Dec. ex. 1105. g s.
nóna. nóine, Mon. Tall. 22 ; Rule of Tall. § 72 (in relig. sense).
d du. do dá noin , Rule of Tall. § 1. a p. nona, BB 255a43 . The
form neóin also occurs in later lang. nóin f. (g s. nóna, -dh ;
45 d s. nóna, -idh), IGT Dec. § 201. (a) in strict sense the ninth
(hour), i.e. the canonical hour of nones (3 p.m.) : noin fri haigid
n-accoba[i]r, ZCP vi 271 § 3 (in list of canonical hours). him
nóin, KMMisc. 144 § 3 ( LB 247a18 ). itir teirt ┐ noin, Laws i
104.22 . otha neóin, iii 62.9 . ind figeill na nóine the vigil at
50nones
, Mon. Tall. 22. figheall nóine, Rule of Tall. § 72. Of
observance of nones: dos-gní a nóin amal no gnáthaiged `his
afternoon prayer
', PH 512.
(b) hence of time only, mid-afternoon, often loosely used of
the period preceding sunset ; freq. in connexion with the
55chief meal of the day which in the early monasteries was at
3 p.m. and in all classes followed on the labours of the day.
im nónai dos-nanic ón Chomdid doib lethbairgen cech fir ┐
ordu eisc, LU 1858 ( RC x 50.12 ). accnabtha nónbair cecha
nóna, LL 271a2 ( RC xxv 26 § 9 ). faidit .ix. nona ic tomailt a
60fledi, BB 255a43 . meudughadh do bhí ara cuid bidh . . . i ngach
noin do tri noinib na hocht feili on each of the three evenings,
Rule of Tall. § 45. an síol do cuireadh le C. ar maidin . . . as
don torudh thainig um neonuidh dhé do biathadh na
manuigh, BNnÉ 163 § 31 . is í a proind cecha nóna, MR 18.6
65(of Bishop Erc). ó medón láe súas co nóin, Maund. 246.
o medhon lae co haidhci . . . ┐ fed an dara laí co noin `till
noon
' (?), ZCP vi 68.19 . noín [sic MS.], gl. vesper, Ir. Gl. 1077.
eclipsis solis .i. noin dorcha, CS 166.10 = solis diffectus . . .
quassi .vii. hora diei , AU 877. no bitis ic clessaib cluchi
70cacha nóna, TBC 534. re funiud nēll na nona, TBC² 1778.
im tráth cacha nóna, LU 10137 (i.e. of the time for feasting)
= cechi nonai, ZCP iii 230.6 ( Toch. Emire § 4 ). atáis a ara
tenid dó trath nóna na haidchi sin, TBC² 1775. In Mod.Ir.
tráth nóna (now regarded as a single word) is the ordinary
75term for evening: ar dteachd don tráth nóna, Matt. xx 8.
TSh. 3800. ¤ ar nós lóchrainn . . . doní gach neóin cheódhubh
'na lá which turns every dark misty eve to day, Hackett xxi 36 .
do budh i an nóin ┐ an mhaidean an chéud-lá, Gen. i 5.
(c) in late use noon, midday (cf. the parallel development of
80Engl. noon) : faoidhe na lon 'na socht um nóna, Keat. Poems
168. Prob. also in this sense in fig. expressions : gur theastuigh
roimh nóin ar dtuar a blátha she died ere the noon (of life) in
the promise of her beauty
, Hackett xii 13 . ní san aois budh
nóin do neach | budh chóir a bhaois ar biseach, Dán Dé xxii
856 (`not in the evening of a man's life should his folly be corrected' ;
not in the noon . . . be on the increase
?).