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nuimir n ā,f. (also gutt. st.) late variant form of Mid.Ir. uimir
40(< Lat. numerus), prob. a learned re-formation. A number:
ni numir a haon acht is uadh ḟasait na numrecha, Corm. Y
447. in nuimir óir the Golden Number, Fél. p. xx 17 (scribal
entry of 1467), cf. O'Gr. Cat. 290.25. do coimhlionadh na
nuimire bliadhan, Leb. Gab. i 4.2 . do mhédughadh nuimhri
45bhar tteghluigh, Mac Aingil 108.4 . d'fhaisnéis nuimhreach
an tsluaigh, Keat. ii 2586. cuirthear an uimhir chinnte . . .
ar son nuimhreach éigcinnte, TSh. 7861. g p. Leabhar na
Nuimhreach the Book of Numbers, 374 (= Uibhreacha,
Bedell). mórán nuimer diarmidhe do doínibh, AU iii 508.23 .
In concrete sense of a number (group) of individuals: naei
nuimhir (= n-uimhir?) ag car do chlu `nine hosts praising
Thee
', A. Ó Dálaigh xii 9. Of chronological computation:
an 8 la Feb. 1664 do réir na nuimre as mo `according to the
5greater computation
' (i.e. New Style), MS. Mat. 561.26 .

núin adj evil, harm (poet. and B. na f.)? ba truag núin | no
n-adraitis Gaedil gūir, LL 213b40 = truag in rúin, Met.
Dinds. iv 18.5 . cuic .i. rūn, ut Nede mac Adna dixit: ni chuala
cuic nuin, Corm. Y 300 , cf. 698 (p. 60.7) . nuin .i. olc, ut est:
10ni cuala coic nuin .i. ni cuala ar ma run olc dam, H. 3.18
p. 61b ( O'C. 79 < Bretha Neimed). Cf. ni chuala cuic [cuich
LL] n-inne [ninde, inní, inni v.l.] maicc Adnai, RC xxvi 14
§ 6 (said by Ferchertne). See núna.

? nulam : adj léne beca nó nulam (gl. bánchaimsa = linen shirts),
15 Ériu ii 5 n. 82 .

? numaige : ind do comraicedur aris co nua numaigi nemarrsaid
re roile, ZCP vi 41.27 .

núna n f. famine (cf. W. newyn). For discussion of etymology
see Pokorny, ZCP xiii 37 - 38 , who considers that the orig.
20form was nauna(e) and suggests that the variant noíne may
be due to the influence of oíne `fast'. Cf. the mod. variant
form naoine (< noíne) given by Dinneen. núna .i. gorta,
O'Cl. nuna ina flaithius, Laws iv 52.7 (sign of falseness in a
king). gorta ┐ núna ┐ dunibad, RC xii 428 § 17. marta la
25nuna, RC xxvi 46 § 232 (glossed .i. gorta, LL 188c59 ). issed
dober nauna ┐ gourtai . . . forna tótha cloena, Anecd. iii
26.22 (Cáin Domnaig; nuana v.l.). ara tesargain don nuna,
Cóir Anm. 37. g s. di phlágaib tened et nóine et gorte, Thes.
ii 256.12 . fri huais ngortae no nóina for tuatha, Ériu vii 148
30§ 14 . daermanaig .i. . . . na maneig nuna ┐ gola ┐ gabla, Laws
iii 10.23 Comm. = manaigh nunaigh, H. 3.18 p. 228b ( O'C.
416 ). bliadain núna moiri, Lism.L. 1970 = n. ¤ ┐ gorta, Paris
MS. i n-aimsir nauna maire, ZCP xix 110.10 (< H. 3.18,
360a = O'C. Transcr. 762 , where it is written: na una). Cf.
35 úna.

nús n m. nús (g s. n p. núis, núsa), IGT Dec. § 38.11 . g s. in nuis ,
O'Mulc. 735. Beistings, milk of a newly calved cow: nús id
est lac nouum, gl. colostrum, Thes. ii 43.3 . nus quasi nouus ,
Corm. Y 994. nus .i. nue-ass, O'Mulc. 735 , cf. 827 . nus,
40 Laws iii 228.7 (see nuidlech). co ra gaib in bo 'ma nus, Fél.
148.19 (: tús) = banus, LB. lan a sreabainne do nús o cech
boin, CF p. 73.10. ? nus, gl. onesta, Ir. Gl. 256 ; leg. ouesta =
Med. Lat. obesta `beistings'. Fig. rugais . . . mo chlann uaim
is iad 'na nús freshness, early youth , Measgra Dánta 61.54
45(Gilla Brígde Mac Conmidhe, 13th cent.).

nutmuic n(Romance loan-word) nutmeg: más ┐ nutmic ┐ cach
uile spísrad, Maund. 159. Common in med. texts: nutmuicc,
Rosa Ang. 116.5 . nutmúcc, 286.18 . notmuic ┐ clous, O'Gr.
Cat. 207 y . pudar clobus ┐ nutamig, C IV 2, 30va19 .