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1 nómad (noí) indec. ord. num. preceding subst., ninth . (a) as
adj. n s f. ind nomad the ninth (day of the moon), Bcr. 32c1 . in
85nomad grád, SR 781. in nómad, 5145 . mí Noimper .i. in
nomad mí, PH 276. cusin nómad uair, 2895 . isin nomad
bliadain déc nineteenth, 2571 . in nóbad tonn, Acall. 3777.
ón nomhadh callainn do December, FM i 488.5 . co nómad
nó, see 4 nó.
(b) as subst. a ninth part: nomad a indud ┐ a arbim ┐ a
5saill, Laws ii 390.18 . nomad a lamtoraid, 392.33 .
In Mod.Ir. the form naomhadh (naoimheadh), refashioned
from naoi < noí, is used: an náomhadh húair, Matth. xx. 5.
ansa naomhadh bliadhain, Jerem. xxxix 1. san naoidhiu-
ghadh airtegal, Luc. Fid. 52.21 (corrupt spelling).

10 2 nómad n ā,f. and nómaide iā, f. (later and commoner form):
in early Mod.Ir. also with diphthong naemhaidhe. nae-
mhaidhe nómhaidi, IGT Dec. § 3.31 . g s. nómaidhe, ib. ex.
145 .
(a) in strict sense a specified period of time , defined by Loth,
15 RC xxv 134 fg . as 9 days and 9 nights; by Stokes, RC xii 122
as 9 periods of 8 hours (or 3 days); by Meyer, Aisl. MC Gloss.
as an ennead of 9 hours (= 3½ days); and by Thurneysen,
ZCP xiv 348 as an ennead of 12 hours (= 4½ days); this last
definition is supported by Laws ii 240.19 fg. , a passage in
20which the processes in preparing malt are given with the
time allotted to each: la co n-aidchi (.i. laithe aicinti) i folc
┐ tri la (.i. laithe co leith aicinta) for dibuirsin ┐ nomad (.i.
nomad saerdha sain, secht laithe aicinta uile sain) a comlugad
fo cotuige; from which it appears that 1+1½ `natural' days
25(days of 24 hours) together with a `nómad' made up 7 natural
days, hence a `nómad' = 4½ natural days. The term also
appears equated with noínden: conid de baí in cess for
Ulltaib fri re nomaide, Dinds. 94 ( RC xvi 45.15 ); see also ZCP
iii 240.7 quoted below.
30In literature the word seems to be used rather loosely for
a period of 3 days or somewhat more; freq. mentioned as
the time for which a person dangerously wounded or ill
lingers on or conversely as the time within which a cure is
effected; cf. mod. naomhaidhe `a period (usually nine days)
35 allowed by surgeons,etc. for resting an injured limb . . . the
period after which a sick person is declared out of danger
',
Dinneen. ro aínius nómaid, LU 1350 = Im. Brain ii 292.9
(advbl. acc.). ro batar co cenn nómidi ann . . . ic fledugud,
IT i 129.6 . co cend nómaide ro an | 'sin tṡíd glóraide glé-glan
40`till three days were out', Met. Dinds. iii 350.37 (naemaide v.l.).
inti assa teilced-side fuil, is marb re cind nomaide, LU 5955
= ba m. re ndé nomaide, TBC² 1489. Cf. TBC 2925. conid
erbalad ria ndē nomaide, Fianaig. 36.12 . a righan . . . do éc
dia cumaidh ria cenn nomaidhe, AU ii 52.4 (a. 1093 , of Mar-
45garet queen of Scotland who died on the fourth day after her
husband's death, see RC xxv 134 ). na filid dott'aorad . . . co
rabuit i talmain ria nomaide, Arch. iii 325.11 . dosbēraind do
chorp i talmain . . . re nómaide anocht `before long to-night'
(i.e. before the time for which you might yet linger has ex-
50pired?), Aisl. MC 107.10 (H. 3.18 text). da mbethea nó-
mhaidhe gan bhiadh, Duan. Finn i 82 ( xxxi 5 ; cf. atú gan
biadh teóra tráth, ib. 1 ). `Ca ḟat beither ic á leighes?' `Ré
nómaide' ar Libra primliaig, Acall. 5260 (`a nine days' space',
O'Gr.). ré naemaide, 5263 . ar oentaid .ix. maide i ngnais na
55mna `für neuntägige Vereinigung mit der Frau', ZCP xix 119
§ 11 . With poss. pron. (later use): ro fhagaib . . . nā comaill-
fed a nomaidhi 'na beathaidh in tuata na [=no] blaisfed feoil,
etc., BB 233a29 . ní roicheann a nómaidhe antí atchí hí (scil.
an phéist) `he who sees it does not live a week', BNnÉ 126 y .
60 a n-ég araon a cend a naomuidhi, AU iii 502.27 (a. 1512 ).
atbath a ccionn a nomaidhe, FM iv 1244.6 . pl. ansat teora
nomada for muir Caisp, CS 10.21 . día teóra nómad iarom ba
slán A., IT i 125.27 ( LU 10749 ), cf. Ériu xii 166.16 (`after
thrice nine days
'). co cend teurai nomad, ZCP iii 240.7 (co
65cend tri .ix. v.l.). ícidh fri teóra nómhadha, Leb. Gab. i 148 x .
(b) a none (of the month): mí Mharta ┐ mí Iuil . . . sé
nómada bhís innta ┐ secht kalanna dég, O'Gr. Cat. 252.15.

nóna xsee 1 nóin.

? nonamain n some kind of music practised by craftsmen: nona-
70main .i. ainm im[b]erta ciuil doniat sair, O'Mulc. 833. Cf.
anamain.

nónbor n o,m. (noí) in late Mid.Ir. also naenbar (-mar), mod.
naonbhar. For formation see Thurn. Hdb. § 387 , Ped. ii.
136 . A group or number of nine persons (in earlier lang. of
75men only), used absolutely or folld. by gen. or partitive
DE. nonbar a nomine nouim (= novem) , Corm. Y 993. ro
marb nonbor do churadaib, LU 4375. nonbor di láthaib
gaile fer nUlad, FB 55. nonbur ar chét do marcṡlóg one
hundred and nine
, Alex. 148. naonmur óclách, Acall. 107.
80 nonmhar ogbhan, Fl. Earls 100.25 . ochtar no naenmhar do
marbadh ann, AU iii 392.24 . g s. cless níad nonbair, FB 51.
fri saegul nonbair nine generations, LL 126a23 . du. in dá
nónbar itamáit the eighteen of us, Acall. 36. rachmaid-ne ┐
dá naonmar lind, ZCP xiii 212.6 (but: dā nonmar, ib. 9 ). pl.
85 trí nónbair , Acall. 181. trí naenbair, 171 . ro marb na tri
nonboru, FB 84. go tri nonbara, Laws iv 234.8 . bratgaisced
na tri nónbor, FB 89. As adverbial dat.: dolluid Fer C. isa
tech nonbor with nine men, LU 1498 ( MU 50.19 ). dochumlái
som ass tríb nonbaraib with twenty-seven men, LL 251b43
( TBFr. 367 ).