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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 .

nuachor n .i. nuachúartach a new-comer (?), O'Cl. An etymo-
logical gloss on núachar? but cf. Met. Dinds. iii 4.38 quoted
under núachar (of Carmun and her sons who came from the
East to raid Ireland).

35 núachrad n[o, m.] wedlock, marriage? o ríg Cruachna cloth-
chóir | fúair nuachrad ar nert-maen, LL 156a42 = núachar
Met. Dinds. iii 298.10 .

núacht n f. (núa) newness, novelty: nách foil ann ní nuacht that
it is nothing new
, MacAingil 500.4 .

40 núada (? núadu) n m. a hero, champion, king (poetic)? am
nuadai tedmai tataigh conai (Cú Chulaind's description of
himself to Emer), ZCP iii 237 § 27 = am nuatai . . . am
nuada, 245 § 51 , where it is glossed: am cumnid trén an
tedma sin .i. am feochair ┐ im angbaid i cataib ┐ i congalaib.
45 Cf. tucc Cu Chulainn ainm teimhen|air d'Eimir aga tochmarc
. . . nuadh tedma tathaig cona a hero of the disease that visits
hounds
(i.e. rabies, fury?), Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, v 93 § 20 .
? g s. cid dond Emir úanfebli | nachasáil in nertnuadat | ría
n-andrib án ard-Ulad, FB § 68 ( LU 8910 , where it is glossed
50 .i. in ríg) = nacha isail an tuata, Eg. Cf. also: a ṡamhghlan,
nuadha na naomh `queen of saints' (of the Virgin Mary),
A. Ó Dálaigh xxix 10.
Prob. same as npr. Núadu q.v.

núadad n m. the act of renewing: ba bithnuagad renewal; Laws
55 i 12.18 . See núaidid.

? núada(i)t n a hand, wrist or arm? iarrigh mhna nuadot .i.
cumhdach d'foilgibh bai inna lamhaibh. Idh .i. foilghi no
cumdach. Nuadoit .i. lámh, H. 3.18 p. 627 ( O'C. 1378 ) =
nuadhat, 650a ( O'C. 1460 ). The citation seems a remini-
60scence of: iar rig mná Nuadat (name of part of the upper
course of the river Boyne), RC xxvi 18 § 35 , cf. Met. Dinds.
iii 26.15 and ZCP viii 106.6 , where N. is a proper name; the
word núadat (-ait) may have been used in B. na f. in sense
given above through the influence of the legend of Núadu
65Airgetlám, or misunderstanding of the gloss nuadat .i. in ríg,
LU 8910 (taken as = in rig).

Núadu npr. m. a name borne by more than one mythical king
of Ireland and later by some historic persons. The orig.
vowel is ō, cf. the dat. forms Nodonti, Nodenti ( Corp. Inscr.
70Lat. vii 138 , 140 ).
Declined (a) as d-stem: n s. Nuadu, LL 127a48 , 128a27 .
Nuado, 25b13 . Later Nuada, AU 780. Nuadha, AU 810 ,
811 ; O'Mulc. 665 (one of the three `fáithi fis' of the heathen
Irish), and later texts generally. g s. Nuadat, LL 128a26 .
75 Nuadhat, AU 774. Nodtat, Mart. Tall. Feb. 19. a d s. la
Nuadait, LL 128a25 . In later Mid. and Mod.Ir. the g s.
Núadhat (-ad) continues in use (Nuaghad, BB 32b38 ); also
d s. Nuadhait, Keat. i 218.36 (Nuadha v.l.), but: lé Nuadha,
ii 2175 . The n s. Nuadhat (-ad) is occas. found, BB 46b37 (g s.
80 Nuadhat, ib. 36 ); g s. Nuadhaid (: cuid), Content. vi 154.
(b) traces of a parallel n-declension occur in early texts: g s.
in oratorio Nodan , AU 808 , cf. ath Dísirt Nuadhat, ii 448.5
(prob. same place, see Hog. Onom. s.v. Disert Nodan). d s. ut
impletum est i Nodáin [leg. Nódain] locha hUama [sic leg.],
85 Trip. 144.15 , cf. Nuadha locha hUamae episcopus et ancorita
abbas Airrd Machae, AU 811.
Núadha, IGT Dec. § 8.9 (declined like elta, n-stem, but d s.
do Núadhait ).