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40 núa (núae) adj io, iā. O.Ir. nōe, Thes. ii 270.6 ( L. Ardm. 16a2 ).
nuae, Ml. 17b5 , 18d6 , etc. nue, Sg. 131b1 . naue, 217 marg.
( Thes. ii p. xxii ); 5b6 . d s m. nuu, Ml. 2b11 , Enchir. Aug. 85a
( ZCP vii 485 ) ? g s n. nuai, Ml. 106d8 (gl. recentis [victoriae],
but the glossator prob. thought of the Irish buaid). a s f. núi,
45 Hy. v 74 (nue v.l.). a s n. nuie, Wb. 4b29 , 7c7 , cf. 28b29
(nuiethicid); Ped. ii 28 refers this form to núide. d s f. nuai,
Ml. 32b14 . nui, 2b11 , 35c3 . n p m. nui, Wb. 22a30 , Ml. 115b4 .
a p m. nui, 115b2 . g p n. nuae, 138c16 . d p n. nuib, 75a12 , 139a2 .
Mid.Ir. núa (common form), núe. Mod. núa, often written
50 nuadh in classical period. núa, IGT Dec. § 139 , § 204 , § 206 .
g s m. núa, naí, § 204 . naoi, § 206 (in phr. Rí nimhe naoi; the
word neamh being treated as of two genders). Cf. meic Naoi
nert-naoi, Ir. Texts iv 34.2 . g s f. núa (na nimhe núa), IGT
Dec. § 206. d s m. núa, ib. d s f. naoi, ib.; ex. 1934 . The archaic
55form nóe survives in poetry down to Mod.Ir.; see nódh and 3 nó.
(a) new, recent, fresh: in Glosses translates novus and
recens. nua quasi noua , Corm. Y 995. cétal nuae, gl. canti-
cum novum, Ml. 60a12 . moltai nui . . . nad ro cheta riam
(= inusitata carmina), 115b4 . ní nuae dunni ind esamnae so
60 this confidence is not new to us, 110d12 , cf. 17b5 . memmbrum
naue new parchment, Sg. 217 m. inf. hó shiun co nuie, Wb.
4b29 . is gel cach nua, SC 43. tech nue, IT i 137.8 ( LU 10580 )
= t. nuad, ib. 21 (Eg.). a tigh naí, ZCP x 345 § 4. dorónad
fín nua isna lestraib nuib, PH 5511. forcetul nua, 1688 .
65 sc[el]a an rechta naeí of the new (i.e. Gospel) law, RC x 184.9 .
i ndligheadh nua ┐ i seindliccheadh, FM iii 536 n . an
soitheach nua ┐ an sean-shoitheach, TSh. 728. rígh núa,
Exod. i 8. a ló na rée nuáidhe of the new-moon, Ezek. xlvi 1.
(b) of persons in various senses young, fresh, lusty, vigorous,
70passing in later poetry into that of bright, fair: gilla nua
noidenda, LL 267a7 = MU 34.9 (of a boy of 11). Níall núa
`young N.', Ériu iv 104.1 . ni nia nad nua fri cotach Conuail
`not a champion that is not strong as to the league of C.', ACC
118 ( RC xx 286 ). do throit ra níaíd nua, TBC 3410 ; quoted
75by O'Cl. with gl. nua .i. lāidir, and so taken by Windisch
(mit einem starken Helde). macan Cathbaid coeim ocus
Neassa nua `of N. the strong' (? fair, bright), RC vi 177 z . in
cuire noem nua (of the Apostles in heaven), KMMisc. 256.2
(= LB 262b37 ). Iosa Chríosd ceann na naomh nua `the bright
80saints
', Dán Dé xxvi 34 .
(c) of things, often fresh, clear, bright, fair: nemh núa,
Arch. iii 307 § 22 ; a common epithet of nem, see IGT Dec.
§ 206. comde nimi núi (? nuí), LL 307a14 . ríoghain nimhe
naoi, A. Ó Dálaigh ii 7. ? inar nar mín fa cnes núa, ZCP vii
85303 § 4 (: luadh; of Colum Cille, perh. tender, sensitive). cróch
buidhe i gcoróin naoi a cinn (of a fair woman compared to a
daisy), Hackett xi 14 . rosg nua `bright', TD 19.1 ; cf. guidhis
an bhféata bhfoltnaoi `the lovely shining-haired one', 1.24 .
decair coimes red chéibh núa, IGT Dec. ex. 1934. don
fhréimh naoi-si chéibhfinn Chuinn, Ériu viii 193.43 .
5(d) as subst. folld. by gen. that which is new (fresh): núa
cacha bíd ┐ sen cacha dighi, Acall. 27 , cf. 5061 . ro thoirbir
nua bidh ┐ sen corma, ZCP vi 25.25 . núa corma new ale,
Ériu iv 124.22 . conid for mesca do nua fína ro batar, PH
5394. núa luachra fresh rushes, IGT Dec. ex. 685. tabhram
10fad' bhreith . . . nua na calla sul chríonai-se `my body's vigour
ere it withers
', Dán Dé xvi 8 , cf. ZCP xii 383.23 . Newness:
in tempall do dhénamh asa núa to rebuild the church, ZCP x
14.22 . a leagadh aris, indus co ndentaí asa núa é that it
might be remade
(of a knife), BCC § 260. Youth: ní nach
15dearnadh as mo nua ná as mo naoidheandacht, ML 100.14 .
(e) in advl. use: nuie tanicc cuccumsa (gl. hospes meus)
lately, Wb. 7c7 . co naue till lately , Sg. 5b6 . dorinne ridire co
nua dim, RC xix 30 § 30. go nó (nuadh v.l.) ` lately ', O'Bruad.
i 18 § 1. slucit na dá draic déc co nóe d'éis aroli in anmain
20 swallow the soul anew one after another, IT i 183.29 ( FA 20
LB). d'iarraidh síth go nua 'nois anew, again , Content. ix 15 ,
cf. viii 18 , xvi 78 . muna ndiúlta dibh go nuadh `unless you
deny (as no one yet)
', xvi 21 . Also co nú, see 1 nú. is i nnuu
atbath recently, just now , ACC 11 Comm. ( RC xx 160.14 ) =
25 is nu, LU 575. gid andlaicter misi a nÍ . . . is a nDun anfad
a nuadh `in Down I shall dwell anew', BCC § 373.
Compds. Freq. used in various senses to form unstable
compd. (often in contrast with similar compd. with sen-); also
nú-, in mod. lang. often nuad h- and in late poetry nó-. (a)
30with noun: ¤ bla (pl.) `new fames', Thes. ii 295.8 ( SP v 4 ).
¤ bés: i n-urd núabésa `of the new rite', Fél. 76 x . ¤ cath: Aed
eangach na nuachath, IT iii 89 § 116. ¤ cnám: núadchnáimh
géill asail, Judges xv 15 . ¤ congbál a new steading, settlement :
as n.l. cell nuachoṅgbal, LL 286a40 ( Ir. Texts i 34 ). ¤ cride:
35 fig. nuachroidhe chreidimh newfangled doctrine, MacAingil
9.9 (pref.). ¤ cruth: it núacrutha na haisti seo new [metrical]
forms
, IT iii 23 § 68. ¤ cúirt a new court: g s. na nuachúirte, Fl.
Earls. 80.1 . ¤ ésca: nú-esca a new moon , PH 1686. ¤ fala: a
senghomh ┐ a nuafhaladh di aroile, FM vi 2266.24 . a sean-
40fholta ┐ a nuafholta, iv 1176.6 . ¤ litrid a new (recent) writer:
pl. núalitríde, IT iii 23 § 68. nuailitridi, ib. la nuelitridi, Sg.
5b11 , 90b4 . ¤ long: a núalonga . . . a senlonga, CCath. 1919.
¤ maise: fo nuamaisi fhigi ┐ ber[r]tha, TBC² 2423 . ¤ partaing:
cosmail do nuapartaing a beóil, TBC 208. dergithir nua-
45partaingi, MR 64.24 . ¤ peccad: a thaiscid senpheccaid, a
thuilled nuapheccaid! PH 8227. ¤ recht: sacramuinti an
nuai-reachta of the new law (Gospel dispensation), MacAingil
2.8 . ¤ slige (vn.): horaili nuasligi (gl. quodam novali) newly
broken land
, Ml. 2a6 . ¤ tech: núathaig .i. teach nua nimhe
50 bright (resplendent) house, O'Cl. nuiethicid a novice (gl.
neophytum), Wb. 28b29 . pl. nuethigti, IT iii 28 § 68. nuae-
thintud a new translation , Ml. 2a6 . See also núfiadnaise.
(b) with adj. formed from noun; with others forming
dwanda-compds.: ¤ crothach: [Fedlim] núachrothach .i.
55cruth núa do thaisbentá do cach áen fuirri ara caíme, Cóir
Anm. 257. Fedlím nochrothach . . . no nuachraideach, BB
253b1 . See noí (compds.). ¤ maisech: comp. cach ní . . . bá
nuamassigi dá n-étaigib, LL 219b2 . ¤ bind: cruite nuabinde,
Acall. 3793. ¤ gel: co núagel, Met. Dinds. iii 270.2 . gasraid
60. . . nuagel, Cog. 160.6 . ¤ glan: dechealta nuaglana, Acall.
3869. d'ainglib nuaghlana bright and pure, BNnÉ 274.4 .
TTebe 1373 . tír nóghlan, O'Bruad. iii 68 z . ¤ glas: co coilltib
nuaglasa, TTebe 1715 .
(c) with vb. in adverbial sense anew, afresh: ro nigh ┐ ro
65nuacōrigh a gnuis, ZCP vi 25.24 . ra nuaglanait a n-étaigi,
LL 232a30 . ro nuaglanaid cathbarr[a], TTebe 1273 .
Similarly with vn.: in lebar so . . . do núachorúghadh to
rearrange (re-edite
), Fen. 392.5 . tech . . . iarna nuadhenum,
Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. i 42.30 . iar nódhul i dtalamh d'Éamonn
70`since the late interment of E.', O'Bruad. i 146.19. ag nuaghol
weeping anew, Keat. Poems 162.
With part.: nuachrechnaigthi freshly (lately) wounded , ZCP
iv 384.20 . Nena nuagnithi, Fianaig. 50.3 (`new-made?'
Gloss.; fair-formed?).

75 ? nuachalla: n ba dál amnas fuachalda [nuachalda, nuachalla,
nuacolla v.l.], Met. Dinds. ii 4.43 (of an incestuous union); leg.
uachalda, see v 313 ; the v.l. represent the same word with
prosthetic n. Hence: nuacholla .i. uathbhásach, O'Cl. O'R.
gives: nuacholla ` astronomy '.

80 núachar n o,m. in late poetry also nóchar, a mate, spouse ,
poetic term, used of both sexes. nuachar `a companion, a
wife, a husband ', O'R., who gives also the form nodhchar. a
Medb . . . nít chredb caíne nuachair, TBC 3093 = nit cerb
caime n. ¤ , TBC² 2282 ; said by Fer Diad to Medb who tries to
85induce him to fight Cú Chulaind by offering him her daughter
Findabair in marriage; the plaint (? beauty) of a bridegroom
(lover) does not touch thee?
ba hadba niad is núachair `a home
of hero and bride
', Met. Dinds. iii 236.10 (: Lúachair). ó ríg
Crúachan clothchóir | fuair núachar co nert-maín `he got a
bride rich in substance
', 298.10 . do dith Maisten, méit núa-
5chair `for the loss of Maistin goodly bride', 134.3 . ar bhithin
leannain tsídhe ┐ ardnuachair . . . .i. Crédhe ingen Cairbri,
Acall. 748. ba roga nuachair cen ach | ingen Tuathail a
choice mate (bride
), LL 298b42 ( SG 367.37 ). is tú a rogha
nuachair her choice of husband, ZCP vi 31.20 . ni túgha
10nuachuir lem-sa `I have no choice of bridegroom', Im. Brain 69.
15 . deir co núachraib núa `a fresh girl sought by suitors', Met.
Dinds. iii 300.41 . ní heol dom an nóchar budh céile dhí, Keat.
Poems 121. do chéile nóchair thy husband, 212 .
Used fig. of a ruler or champion of Ireland: raba missi a
15nuachur coir | d'ingin alaind hErimoin, LL 149b46 . biaid
cen buachail inis Fáil | aithli nuacha[i]r maith d'fhagbail, ib.
39 . ba he aonghlór na sochraite . . . gur vo hadhbhar nua-
chair d'Eirinn antí Conall (i.e. that C. was a fit successor to
the high kingship), ZCP xiv 223.12 . dod nuachar (addressing
20Banba), Keat. Poems 1352. As epithet: na cethri chóicid la
Corpre núachar, LL 297a50 (of Coirpre Lifeachair).
In semi-abstract sense: no miltís im Thúathaib Dé | in
t-áes núachair náimtide `the folk of a hostile wedlock' (?), Met.
Dinds. iii 4.38 (duachair, nuathmar v.l.; see note p. 472 and cf.
25 nuachor below). Sampait garg cen gním núachair, | sech ba
bard, ba ban-búachail `who scorned dalliance', iv 22.7
(n-uabair v.l.). coibhche nó crodh nuachair `dowry of cattle',
Keat. ii 4642. eirreadh nuachair, IGT Dec. ex. 431.
Cf. go mbeith io[n]nuachair di till she was ripe for marriage,
30 IT ii2 111.28 .