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4 féth

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n gender doubtful. Possibly same word as 5 féth. Of craftsman's work, smoothness, finish, polish? Cf. faithche .i. fēth-chaí .i. conair iarna fēthughad .i. iarna rēidhiughadh, Corm. Y 628 . condenad a f.¤ ┐ a snass ┐ a slemnugud (of stakes of holly = to make them even ?) TBC-LL¹ 1410 (fethugud St). ní hécen f.¤ dar fudbu de, 158 (i.e. difficulties need not be glossed over; a proverb ?). G. [h]astas faciebat fri teora gressa ┐ ba feth in gres dédenach; dogníth ... L. soer [na crunda] fri teora snassa ┐ ba feth [feith, Sec. Battle of Moytura RC xii 94.1 ] in tsnas dédenach the last chip put the finish on them (?) Corm. Bodl. s.v. nescoit = Corm. Y 975 . ni rocindsead a feth nach a lighdhath [gús anocht], Anecd. ii 7 (of a bronze palisade = they could not give it the finishing polish and colour ?). (etym. of nemed :) nem-aodh la cerda ┐ goibniu, ar issed dobeir nemhtenchus doib in feith doberat tre aed [.i.] tre tine, O'Mulc. 830g . nem-mod la saoruib ... niamfeith, ar ised dobeir nemtenchas doib, ind feth doniat tre nēim, 830h (both exx. apparently mean that a craftsman's status is determined by the finish of his work. Cf. dlegar do cach feth i nemhedh, Irish Texts iv 21 § 22 ). fethgeir .i. dobheir feith ger ar in fige no fid gér dobeir feth ar in fighe, Laws i 152.13 Comm. (= it makes the wool even ?). Cf. feith .i. faebar, Lec. Gl. M 97 . See also 1 féth (f.¤ fithnaisi). Used as adj. = smooth, finished (?) ; superl.: fethim saire no fedem .i. onn `smoothest of work' (kenning on the ash-tree or letter o) Auraic. 5651 = foillem, Anecd. iii 44 ; text doubtful. Compds. ¤chrann: cona fet[h]crannaibh snasta slemnaigti `even ... shafts' (of arrows) CCath. 5462 .

¤snas: féthán féths[h]nais, MacCongl. 93.10 (see féthán and fithnais). Cf. also: go bfiodhbhacaibh féthshnoightibh smoothed or polished bows Hugh Roe 72.8 (f. 19a) .

gaibne, gaibnenn

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x see Goibniu .

2 glas

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Forms: dubglass, rinn-glas

o,ā adj. descriptive of various shades of light green and blue, passing from grass-green to grey , opposed on the one hand to uaine green and on the other to gorm blue. It appears in the list of colours given as names to the winds in SR 58 seq. and Laws i 26.31 Comm.

I

(a) of green or greenish hue (esp. of growing things, grass, trees, etc.): géga glasa, BS 30.17 . ith nglass, SG 80.9 . do glas cainnind, Laws ii 254.9 . a gcrích bhranach na mbenn nglas, O'Gr. Cat. 513.6 . ar chraoibh dhuilleaghlais, TD 1.53 ; 6.4 . Compar. glaisiu geltaibh gort `greener than pastures is ivy,' Auraic. 1189 . Superl. glaisium cnis `most silvery of skin' (of the birch-tree), 5617 . As subst. : fiad-ubull ... amail glas fiadan he, Laws v 474.17 Comm. Glas nenta (name of a cat `Nettle-Green'), O'Dav. 1045.

Compds. ¤choll green hazel , LB 155a26 . ¤chraíbech green branches : tene do glas-chrāibech, MacCongl. 115.13 . ¤dair green oak : dairbre glas-darach, CRR § 37 . ¤désach green-spiked (of corn), AFM v 1628.3 . ¤ḟér : luigfér glasfeóir ┐ arbar, LU 8124 ( FB 9 ). Fen. 50.22 . ¤ḟérach green-grassy , TTebe 2268 . ¤géc glaisgēg darach, SG 328.20 . ¤gésca : glas-gesceda darach, CRR § 37 . ¤gort a green cornfield , CCath. 4915 . AFM vi 2332.28 . ¤míne `a green sward ,' BS 90.y .

(b) blue, greenish blue ; greyish blue : dubglass (gl. caeruleum), Sg. 70b12 . ba glas ┐ ba téntide a sliab, Ml. 96b17 (ref. to Exodus xxiv 10 : quasi opus lapidis sapphirini). Cf. dath glas ... forsind sl[é]ib fo chosmailius saphirr, 84d4 . Of the eyes : súil glass, IT i 79.5 . rosc glass, TBC-LL¹ 206 . Equative glasidir buga indala suil, BDD 97 . Cf. IT i 119.27 (glaissigtir). O'Cl. s.v. bugha. TBC-LL¹ 5270 . rinn-glas keen and blue (?) : M. an ruiscc rind-glais, Cog. 102.22 . Of the sky : Compar. nem ... as glaisiu cach ligdath, Ériu ii 110.2 . Of the sea : itir glasmuir ocus tír, Imr. Brain i 25 § 53 . Acall. 741. CCath. 3495 . tar glas-muirib, Hy Maine 134.15 . clo do glasré[i]n, RC xiii 222.3 (B. na F.). on tSúir ... glais, TD 17.33 ; 2.1 . na mara glastonnacha blue-waved , CF (Eg.) 20 .

(c) Seems to be used of the blue dye extracted from woad (hence called `glasen') : croceo .i. glas vel tinctura, Thes. ii 361.8 (= Ecl. iv 44 ). ? To this : amail glas fiadan `like a wild herb,' Laws v 474.17 . Probably to this is due the doubtful gl. : glas .i. cron no buide, Manners and Customs i 436. Of the practice of tattooing with woad : Amargen ... gairglas gl. icatá in colpa glas iarna crechad, Anecd. v 22.18 and n. 7 . crecad glas ar na roscaib blue tattooing on the eye-lids, Laws v 108.30 Comm. See ZCP x 400 - 401 (Meyer). ediudh dearg ocus glas ocus dond do macuiph airiuch ; ediudh corcrudh ocus gorm do macuib rig, Laws ii 146.12 Comm.

(d) Of metal : co scenaib glasgéraib, SCC 40. BDD 82 . scíath glass, TBC-LL¹ 5413 . do chainnlig na ṅglas-gae, Ériu iv 26 § 15 . taitnem ... na [n]glasluirech, CCath. 5447 . Ériu i 88 § 35. Cf. Cog. 202.9 ... a chlaideb ṅ-glasseltach, TBC-LL¹ 4603 . as bhar n-geimlechaib ... glas-iaraind, MR 178.4 . CCath. 2627 . catháir glas airgdidi (glassairgit v.l.), BDD 105 . glas-ghall a Viking (so called from their steel armour), MacCarthy 422.z . Ériu i 88 § 35.

(e) Of frost or ice : madain ghlaisreódha `shining with frost,' BS 90.z .

(f) Of shades of grey : cói ... hi ṁbrot glass the cuckoo in a grey mantle, Thes. ii 290.9 . graig n-gabor n-glas, SCC 33.14 . dá ech ... brecglassa, LU 8590 ( FB 45 ). glas-chullach a grey stallion , Dinds. § 107 (RC xvi). an Glas gaillmhe (name of a horse), Acall. 282 . mong glas gaisidech, RC xxiv 196.17 . glas-chlocha, CF 739 . forsan nglaslicc cloiche on the grey flagstone, RC xxvi 370.3 . xiii 66 § 68 . TBC-LL¹ 750 . ¤chéo a grey mist , 5042 . ¤nél dub dorchaidhe, TTr.² 848 . glas-neoill ... na maitne, CCath. 4362 . snath glasolla unbleached woollen thread, Laws i 152.10 Comm. See also (c).

(g) wan (of complexion) ; bluish, livid, discoloured ; faded (of garments) : glas mo ghrúadh, BS 118.23 . beid cassa is lāma ... glassa (of corpses), ACL iii 239 § 22 . cech det glasbuide, FB 37 (Eg.). corran glaisḟiacla, RC xxiv 196.19 . se glunmár ... glasingnech, FB 37 (Eg.). cruib garbae glaissfet[h]ac[h]a with livid sinews (?), CCath. 4029 . an tí ghlas ní dheachaidh de the livid mark (of Goídel Glas), Keat. ii 306 (poem). nídat glasa slíma a mbruit, Acall. 797 . As subst. a livid mark, bruise : math glas nō derg nō att 'if it be a bruise or an abrasion or a swelling' Cáin Ad. 28 § 44 , Ériu lii 127 . ni thernó ... gan chned no gan glas no gan derg, RC xv 202.10 .

(h) Modifying or modified by another adj. of colour : aghaid glasban pallid , CCath. 4022 . each glasbhán, Rev. vi 8 . na gruaidhe arna nglas-bhánadh, TSh. 1094 . det glasbuide, FB 37 (Eg.). cleirech glaisliath, Anecd. i 70 § 173 . madra ... glasodhar, Acall. 1900 . in t-ṡódh ... glasrod (v.ll. glasródh ; ghlasrúadh) russet, TBC-LL¹ 2366 . go ganem nglasruad reddish-grey , TTebe 1967 . brat dubglas dark-blue , TBC-LL¹ 5450 St. baill dub-glassa livid , Three Hom. 80.16 .

II Fig.

(a) glasmartre : a stage of self-mortification midway between bán- and dergmartre (glas being an intermediate hue) (see Ireland in Early Mediaeval Europe 44 ): filus trechenélæ martre daneu adrímiter ar chruich ... báanmartre ocus glasmartre ocus dercmartre ... issí ind glasmartre dó in tain scaras fria thola léo ł céssas saithor i ppennit ocus aithrigi, Thes. ii 246 - 247 (Camb. Hom.).

(b) fresh, young : glass glēthach Nūadu, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 36. Cf. glasaigne, glasláth. Fig. iar mbethaid glūair glasglain, ZCP vi 265 § 20.

(c) fresh, raw, sharp .

(1) Of the weather (prob. orig. grey, overcast) : Ingoeth glas, IT iii 17 § 45 . is glas errach oighreta, KMMisc. 313.23 . re sidi ṅglasfuar ṅgaithi, TTebe 2402 . aimṡer lethglas, ZCP viii 195 § 16 . glas ūar errach aigide, Ériu vii 4 § 3.

(2) Fig. in moral sense harsh : rochertus for Lagniu lánēraic glais gluind, PRIA iii 552 § 42 ( LL 147 a49 ). Intensive, out and out, stark : 'na gheilt ghlas, BS 6.y . gleo glasgharbh, Acall. 604 . Possibly also ZCP vi 265 § 20 . See II (b) supra.

(d) neutral-tinted, hence fig. plain, unpretentious, unassuming : re dán nglas ... | dán breaghdha do bhreágnachadh, Content. vii § 13 . is glas an sníomh an sníomh sin, ib. n .

(e) Leg. cú glas (derogatory) an immigrant from overseas (lit. grey wolf) : secht n-aithre la Feine nad icat cinta a mac, ri ocus esbog ... ocus cu glas, Laws v 234.24 . mac con glais .i. mac in con tar glas na fairgi, ib. 202.5 . Cf. Ir. Recht § 33 ; ZCP xix 348.

III Various compds. ¤bachall name of a crozier (prob. so called from its colour), BNnÉ 315 § 10 . ¤fhian (1) name of some sept (?) : in ghlaisfhian do mharbad ... ┐ rí na glaisfhéine .i. Mant na mulchán Ua Ruairc, ALC i 232.14 , 16 ( AFM iii 124 ). (2) a warrior-band of the Fianna (named from colour of armour or standards ?), Oss. iii 88.13 . ¤fhine the child of an Irish woman by a foreigner; descendants of a woman by a cú glas : glasfine mac mna ditfini beres do albanach, Laws iv 284.19 . glasfine .i. gabair tar glas na fairge .i. mac murcuirthe .i. mac ... beres bean don ḟine d'albanach, 290.6 -7. ? ¤ḟúaróit : tre gerrolainn nglasḟúaróte, 'for the sake of a cold, grey, short fleece' EIS 168 § 83 . ¤láith, see separate heading. ¤mes (?) : grúaca a cennaib, glasmes ndóine `na ré (i.e. in reign of Flann Sinda), ZCP xii 235 § 52 . ¤reng a boar : glasreng .i. torc, LU 1287 ; 1327 . a wolf (?) : g s. co rucsat (leg. ruca sat) glasrinde ... fon muine (v.l. sod maic thíre), D IV 2, 63rb46 (= fol. 86 ). co nglassríanaib, 'with unornamented (lit. grey) bridles' Críth G. 14.346 , EIF 89 .

IV o, npr m. Glass mac Caiss, Trip. ii 570.16 ; 122.25 . pl. na trí Glais, LU 9083 ( FB 83 ). See also Heldensage (Index) ; Rawl. (Index). f. an Ghlas Ghoibnenn (name of a cow), see Goibniu .

gobae

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Forms: gobann, gobha, gabha, gaba, gabann, Gobha

n n, m. Later also n s. gobann (gabhann) a smith: gobha, gabha, IGT Decl. § 131 . n s. Goibne Goba, Corm. Y 975 . gaba (goba LB) .i. ... fabricans, 713 . Tubulcáin ... rob eiside cet goba, MacCarthy 286.21 . sengobi cona indeuin fora muin, Mon. Tall. § 19 . Ulchan ... gaba ... ifrin, TTebe 758 . lámdæ dognī an goba cēin mbis iarnd i tinid, O'Mulc. 475 . gobae ┐ goibenn .i. o Goibhninn, 665 . gabann gl. faber, Ir. Gl. 369 . nocha denand goba finn lestair amail doní in cerd, acht is dublestair doní, O'Curry 2083 ( H 4.22, p. 70a ). g s. sithiger urbuinde gabond, Thr. Ir. Gl., p. 36 (s.v. prull). do thig Uilc Acha in goband, LU 9831 . mar bulgu goband, TBC-LL¹ 6149 . airnisi ṅgobann, ZCP xv 310 § 5 ( Laws v 16.6 Comm. ). gniomh an gabhann, BNnÉ 65 § 96 . ness gobann `a smith's moulding block,' Triads 148 . ben gobend, Corm. Y 975 . d s. and a s. cosin ngabaind, RC xxiv 194.3 . trēde neimthigedar gobainn, Triads 120 . dobeir goba (gobuind v.l.) ina thig, Laws v 164.6 Comm. co prim-gabaind, 336.3 Comm. for gobaind, iii 190.3 . mac side do Jósep gaba ..., PH 2585 . n p. inna gobaind, RC x 52.11 ( LU 1870 ). daer-nemed ... saeir ocus gobaind, Laws v 90.19 . drúith ┐ gobaind ┐ cáinti (itinerant craftsmen forbidden to travel on Sunday), Ériu ii 208 § 31 . na gaivhniu, Aisl. Tond. 106.3 . goibhne ... ag coimhdhe ghūail Ghallbhaile, IGT Decl. ex. 1915 . g p. fri brichta ban ┐ gobann, Hy. 135.54 (= Thes. ii 357.8 ). fogur na ngoband, RC x 52.5 ( LU 866 ). MR 102.19 . buidhean ghaibhneadh, TD 11 § 19 . a p. nem-aodh la cerda ┐ goibniu , O'Mulc. 830g . na gaibhne, 2 Kings xxiv 14 . d p. do gaibnib, TTebe 4442 . fuaradh ghiolla an ghabhann (who never cools), TSh. 6206 . npr m. Gobha, Oss. iv 18.15 . In n. l. Línd in Gabund, RC xvii 6.7 (Tig.). ó Bríg gobann, Fél. Nov. 25.

Goibniu

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Forms: Goibnenn, Gaibnenn, Goibniu, Goibne, Goibniu, Gaibniu, Goibnenn, Goibnend, Gaibhneann, Goibhnend, Gaibhneann, Gaibhneand, Gaibhnind, Ghaibhneann, Goibninn, Gaibne, Goibhninn, Goibnenn, Goibnind

pn n, m. n s. also Goibnenn, Gaibnenn.

(a) npr m. the smith of the Tuatha Dé Danann , on whom see V. SS. Hib. i clxiv n. 7 . n s. Goibniu goba, Thr. Ir. Gl. 32.19 (s.v. nescoit) = Goibne, Corm. Y 975 . Goibniu , RC xii 80 § 75 . Gaibniu, 96 § 126 . Goibnenn, 92 § 122 . Goibnend, MacCarthy 294.2 . O'Mulc. 665 . Gaibhneann, Goibhnend, IGT Decl. § 198 . Gaibhneann, Ó Bruad. ii 232 § xxvii , § xxix . Acht dealg do-ghēanadh Gaibhneann, Dánta Gr. 14.16 . g s. fiss goibnen ... re naird goibnenn, Thes. ii 248.6 (Sg. Incant.). Goibnend, Laws v 98.22 Comm. bo Goibhnend, Anecd. ii 59.12 . Gaibhneand, Gaibhnind, IGT Decl. § 198 . oighre Ghaibhneann , Ó Bruad. ii 230 § xxii . a s. and d s. Goibninn, RC xii 94 § 125 . Gaibne, 88 § 96 . o Goibhninn , O'Mulc. 665 . For Glas (bó) Goibnenn (also called an Glas Gaibhneach), Goibniu's cow, see AFM i 18 - 21 and supra. Rare as an ordinary npr m. but cf. mac Goibnenn (Gobnen BB; Goibnind, Lec.) meic Aeda, Rawl. B 502, 155a40 .

(b) a smith : g p. glenn na ngoibnenn (= vallis fabrorum), Aisl. Tond. 105 § 2 = glenn gaibthecht (i.e. vallis periculosa) v.l.

2 gres(s)

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n ā, f.

I an attack, a hostile encounter, an onset : trom immorro in gress rolasat `... the attack they delivered,' RC viii 56.9 . amnass ... in gress rollasat, RC xiii 456.17 . díghaltach greise a champion (i.e. the avenger of an aggression), MR 310.18 . is mo art fine 'ca focul | bith 'sa cath ag tnúthgreis, Fianaig. 82.6 . locud mo gréise (greisi v.l.) ceníl `shrinking from my tribal attack' ?, O'Dav. 581. . .. na greiss gúir | noberad leis cenn Saúil, SR 6395 . is gnáth iar ngreiss co torud | bág fri feiss fri fledugud, Metr. Dinds. iii 350.39 . cipē bess for greiss whosoever be attacking, RC xiii 114.12 . do foillsighedh iofrann dó, go ngreis d'anmannaibh adhuathmura ann `with an onset ...,' BNnÉ 185 § 19 . gress fola fordergi ... do ferthain asin nell sin `an onrush of crimson blood,' RC xxviii 310 § 7 . (m.?) īar ngreis galach | cen anad ropo leis Ailech, Arch. Hib. ii 49 § 24 . greis .i. orgain, O'Cl. pl. arfich a n-gressu, LU 8313 ( FB 23 ). dóeme a mmórgressa ocus a mmóraurgala, ib. 8148 ( FB 11 ). doberot side gressa an cathae do Lugh, RC xii 83 § 83 . isé in mac-sa ferfas bar ngresa uile, ZCP v 504.5 . ce do-rairg gressa don phurt, Sc.M² 22.8 . am chur fri chruaidhghreasaibh, Todd Lect. iv 98.15 ( CRR² 39 ). Gnáth-hūaraib ar gressaib gal | glenaid luch inna lín-sam, GOI ii 40 § 4 ( Thes. ii 293.20 ). ria ṅgressaib athar Solman, ZCP iii 22.20 ? = 1 grés. i n-éagmais a ndearnadh do ghreasuibh (sic leg. ; ghrasuibh, MS) ┐ d'ionnsaighthuibh, Ériu i 80.22 . Scīath ... co ngēire ngus agus ngreas, ZCP viii 227 § 7.

II an attack on the honour, an insult, an injury : is fēli dō ... a imfolach, intan teithes ria nōenḟer ; ol nīpo mōo a greis (gress, LU) do andās do Ultaib archena, TBC-I¹ 1268 . combai cen diamra fo greis, SR 6714 . docain co glerdaith cen greis, 1021 . ba gress ┐ ba imdergad mór dont shlúag anísin, RC viii 50.13 . díl gresse d'emain t'óen-rosc `one of thy eyes is a satisfaction for my insult,' Metr. Dinds. iii 342.56 . ba gress don deóra dagḟir | a chuit feóla i n-óenmagin, ib. 162.11 . ri cen grain, cen gris, cen greiss (: eisleis), SR 2561 . .iii. lecca liss Luigdech .i. gress ┐ ruicci ┐ mebul, RC xxiii 324.30 . cach gres, cach enechruice, is for cintaib treisi ata, Laws i 162.x . coic seoit ina díriu do neoch iss gress do dia eneclann, iv 308.25 . i n-digail (sic leg.) na greise truime tucadh ar a enec, ib. 66.32 . dígal greise avenging an injury or insult, vendetta : aire echta, is é side condera a gresa, O'Dav. 637 . airi echta in tAengus Gabuaidech ac dígail greisi ceniuil a tuathaib Luigne, Laws iii 82.8 . forimtecht digla do greise, ib. v 296.19 . boi Oengus ic dígail gressi ceneoil i cociud Conacht, LU 4344 . nocha rabha dioghal greis na treis for lar Breghmhaighe, AFM i 360.12 (an. 758) . digaltach greise a champion : cid cia fer uaind budh beó de, | nách budh díghaltach greise, MR 310.18 .

III an essay, an attempt, a bout, a turn, the amount of any thing done at a time (? also m. in this sense) : cé dogénsam ainmne uime | frisin cédgreis (: ēislis) upon the first offence (?), ACL iii 295 § 22 . greas for indeoin striking on an anvil, Laws v 474.1 ; 486.24 . Colam Collereach gaba na tri fhuargres `of the three cold strokes,' ib. 472.7 Comm. Goibniu goba faciebat hastas fri teōra gresa, ┐ ba fēith in tress gress, Corm. Y 975 = fria teorai gressai, RC xii 92.z . ata gobae liond cenai .i. Colum Cuaolléinech teorae nua-gres `of the three new processes,' RC xii 76.10 . grod-greasa gaibnige le h-ordaibh keen blows of smithcraft with hammers, MR 238.7 . do ghlac an ghreis mharcuigheachta ar feadh an fhaid cheadna, ITS i 36.12 . gnathaigheadh a mothrach re greas do laeib iad let him take them early for a certain number of days, 23 P 10³, 65a17 . mar mhnáibh dá ngáirinn greasa if, like women, I were to get fits of shrieking, Ó Bruad. ii 242.y .

2 nes(s)

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n o, m.

(a) a wooden mould for shaping a smith's clay furnace or oven (consisting perhaps of a cylindrical block or disk round which the clay was pressed, with a vertical handle or shaft for lifting, Joyce's Wonders of Ireland p. 238 fg. ), and by extension

(b) the clay furnace itself. bai crann ina laim . . . .i. ness a ainm, is uime dognither ind aurnaisi criadh, Corm. Y 975 s.v. nesscoit (of the smith Goibniu ). Nes nomen don c[h]rund ut prediximus. Ness ainm don aurnaisi chriadh feisin, amail atbert aroile ben gobend ag denam marbnaide dia fir ... ba binde no chandais dord | fri derc a niss [neis LB] a dā bolg sweetly his two bellows chanted a refrain against the hole of the `ness', ib.; the allusion is to the hole in the furnace through which the joint nozzle of the two bellows passed. neas .i. ainm an chroinn fa ndentar an [sic leg.] urnisi chriadh isin gceardcha. n.¤ .i. ainm don urnaisi chriadh bhios isin ceardcha, O'Cl. ness.i. aurnisi criadh, H 3.18.73b ( O'Curry 16 ). ness gobann `a smith's moulding-block', Triads 148 (one of the three `renovators of the world'; the gl. .i. mála cré, p. 39 makes it refer rather to the furnace).

? Fig. mar chuiris an ghrian a gal | feadh gach tire 'na timchiol, | cuiridh Eoin teas a thoile | tre o [= a] neas eoil na hionmhoine, Arch. Hib. i 99 § 12.

3 nes(s)

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Forms: ness, nes, neasaim

n a lump or swelling on the body caused by a blow, etc., a wound? ness dano ainm don bēim .i. don c[h]rēcht, ut est isin t[Ṡ]enchas Mar . . . a dirip cuirp duine, | cidhat ili fuile, | ro hairdiged ness;, Corm. Y 975 s.v. nesscoit = ro hainmiged n.¤ , LB; ro hordaiged n.¤ , Laud. Acc. to Corm., the smith Goibniu aimed a blow at every intruder in his forge with his `ness' or moulding-block, thereby raising a lump (cnoc) on his victim's body of the shape of the `ness', hence the name; a fanciful derivation of a word prob. originally different from 2 nes(s). nes [neas v.l.] .i. crecht, O'Dav. 1294. neas .i. crecht, Lec. Gl. 465 = nes, 272 M . neas .i. cnoc. n.¤ .i. crécht, O'Cl. Cf. nissi .i. crécht, O'Cl.; neasaim `I wound', O'R., and nesaigid. neas .i. ainm ratha, Metr. Gl. Ff. 18 may be due to a misunderstanding of the gl. .i. cnoc.