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briar

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n (cf. OE brér (brere), mod. brier, briar, Metr. Gl. 50 ). Expld. as pin, brooch: b.¤ .i. dealg, ut est br[i]ar derg dealg n-uingi, O'Dav. 200. b.¤ .i. delg co tócbáil fora cinn .i. bri tulach, H 3.18, 64c4 . b.¤ .i. delg nuinge (.i.) óir ut est im Brethaibh nemidh. b.¤ delg nuinge, Corm. 7 = Corm. Y 143. So also Metr. Gl. 34 § 27 , Lec. Gl. 562 , M 356 .

1 bronnaid

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Forms: bria, briathar

v pres. subj. 3 s. ro bria , O'Dav. 300 ; pass. ro briathar , 287 , 314 , Laws iv 100.7 , v 168.15 (cited below). See GOI § 610 , Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 54 , ii § 673 , Études Celt. xix 152-53, xxv 128-29 .

(a) spends, consumes (seems orig. meaning of the wd., Plummer MS. notes): cóic méich fichet . . . is ed ro bronnad frisna cóic fichtiu bargen is what was used for the . . . loaves, LU 8126 ( FB 9 ). robronnat nád rothrebat `they (women) lavish what they cannot husband' (spend or waste ?), Tec. Corm. § 16.98 . ? fir [bu]ada bronnait a mbaill / tomailt tuara síl Conaill, Ériu viii 70.11 . molt linas cach toll, Laws ii 254.2 .i. bis ina inathar da brondith when it grazes (?), 15 Comm. Intrans. forruim a choiss forsind leicc / maraith a és, ní bronna `it wears not away (?),' Thes. ii 310.2 (Hy. ii).

(b) injures, damages: ma fer etháim ro brondad and `if it be rich grass that has been spoiled', Laws iv 94.22 Comm. mad anfine imorro no-dm-bera di-a bronnad, ┐ ro brondustar, is lan-dire, etc. (of seized cattle), v 446.10 Comm. ní ro briathar la cach ín ala ar coin ┐ ceachair ┐ ceathras (of injury to cattle in common pasturage), iv 100.7 Comm. for aithgin neich bronnair ann (grass, etc.), 98.16 Comm. aithgin neich ro briathar ann `for what is damaged therein', v 168.15 . brí .i. brisster, ut est diablad n-aithgina neich ro briathar .i. diablad sin boin bristi, O'Dav. 287. [-]bria .i. brisi, [ut est] cia robria ord for inneoin `though he break', 300 . geall dobeir nemidh, ┐ brondaid inti di-a tabar `the person to whom it is given damages it', Laws v 216.12 Comm. bri .i. bronnadh . . . sét imamberar cen athcomarc ma robriathar .i. madia mbronntar, O'Dav. 314. cia bronntar indi whatever is damaged in it (a bed), Críth G. 234. ? tri on brethemon briatar . . . baes ┐ aneolus ┐ eitges three blemishes . . . which destroy (?), O'Curry 20 (H. 3.18, 9a) (Briathrach, ZCP xii 363.2 ).

Vn. 1 bronnad.

1 caín

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Forms: caindeifriges, cainternais

adj i fine, good, fair, beautiful , etc. Of persons etc.: Bláán cáin Cinn Garad, Fél. Aug. 10 . C. ba cáin áge, July 6 . a phopa ch.¤ Conaire, BDD² 1175 . caínsi ch.¤ corcarda lais, 675 . caín tarb (caintarb, v.l.) (of Cet), Sc.M² 15 . coīn mīlid Ailill fri āgu, Corp. Gen. 8.13 . is cur c.¤ ¤ cathbúadach, LU 8956 ( FB 71 ). it caíni for slúaig, 5531 (TBC). am c.¤ (.i. ni ḟuil luib is chaime andú), LL 1555 . cid cáin lib in laechrad, IT i 77.9 (LMU). cáin cech culēn fó ṡaidh, Cáin Ad. 8 . aged chāin (: sōir), ACL iii 307 § 15 . ingen Chuinn an c[h]rotha caoin, ML² 810 . sé c.¤ ceilligi carthanach, Stair Erc. 1025 . Of an action: is cáin didiu a n-essimthecht `fair then is their going forth', Thes. i 495.19 (Ardm.). ? c.¤ forondar a chorp hi crú, LU 8339 ( FB 24 ) (see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 604 ). Of clothes: fúan c.¤ corcra, LU 8601 ( FB 45 ). ad-mestar cáircha assa comthlachtaib cóinib, ZCP xi 85 § 39f. lend bus caoin dath, ML² 513 . Of objects soft, smooth : ail chaoin cumdachta, Ériu xiii 30.29 . im iomdhaidh thaoibh chais chaoin, 28.22 . ag cennghail um charraic cháin, Acall. 858 . mess fás. fidh cáin. olcc bláth `smooth' (i.e. devoid of fruit ?), SG 80.8 . is c.¤ cech ard, LU 3915 ( SCC 43 ). ba c.¤ ind fhidchell, TBFr. 90 . Of speech etc. soft, gentle : guthán c.¤ , Ériu xviii 12 § 6 . caoin fuigheall fri heigsi, Ériu xiii 14.3 . labhra chaoin, DDána 13.4 . d'aitheasg chaoin, 17.15 . cómhrádh caoin gach naoimh, Párl. na mB. 889 . ceól caoin na bhfilídhe, 1633 . ar chruit chaoin, DDána 119.29 . comhairle ch.¤ , ML 6.22 . Of weather fine, clement : sína caíni . . . gaim c.¤ cuisnech (oppd. to sína saiba), ZCP xi 82 § 25 . In chevilles: caoin rath, Blathm. 4 . caoin sgel, 153 . In nn.loc.. crutti Caínbili o Ess Rúaid da n-airfitiud, LL 8816 ( TBC-LL¹ 1449 ). Cf. Cluain caín, Druim caín, Caíndruim etc., Hog. Onom. Adv. co c.¤ cennsa, Stair Erc. 2235 .

Compar. Ailenn . . . / caīnu dūn dindgnai, Corp. Gen. 8.17 . cainiu cach fiach, SR 2485 . cainiu fedaib, Auraic. 5550 . ba cæine side cach fichthill, ZCP iv 35.17 v.l. As superl.: cáiniu di ḟlaithib in domuin, TBC-LL¹ 5171 .

Superl. ǽ drobéssach caínem di thonemaib Heirenn, Trip.² 1695 . Crist ba caoinem clú, Blathm. 247 .

As subst. Of a person: caoin ó a bhfaghair fóirithin (of a bishop), Arch. Hib. i 97 xviii . caíni U. (three harpers), TBFr. 108 . See 2 caín.

Compds. Forms compds. with nouns, adjj. and in adverbial sense with verbs. In composition with verbs treated as unstressed prefix, see GOI § 384 . In later lang. such compds. treated as simple vbs. e.g. caindeifriges, Auraic. 985 ; cainternais (sic leg.), ML 162.22 . Also used to form artificial compds. in etymol. glosses. Some of the compds. included here could belong to cain.

With nouns: ar a chaonairilledh, Leb. Gab.(i) 226.2 . bindḟogur a gotha ┐ a caínurlabra, LL 7740 ( TBC-LL¹ 210 ). trisin cainaisṅdíis (ref. to bene gratias agis). Wb. 12d20 . ar cháinbésaib im chóemchostud na fledi, MU² 211 . a gcrabhadh ┐ a ccáoinbhesaibh, Ériu v 74.13 . cāemdūdracht, cāinbēsa, ZCP viii 215.2 . do cech eclais bís i cāinbéscnu, Cáin Ad. 36 . aitherrach cáinbescna daib fri Dia, Anecd. i 41.20 . ica tá caoin bleith (of metal), O'Dav. 200 . ropo chuiscle chaenbríg, LL 27008 . fo cháinbuide (: óenṡuidi) na ndrong, SR 6055 . atcota becdata cāinbude humility wins gratitude, Anecd. iii 11.7 . ech gach eamhain ina caoincennas coir, Ériu xiii 27.8 ( Laws v 62.21 Comm. ). biaidh bo fó chaoinchethair ar anair n-iorchoraigh, xiii 25.22 `there will be a cow four fair times (i.e. there will be four cows) for a full melodious anair' (verse dealing with the rewards due to various metres), Meyer, Misc. Hib. 22 . ¤-chomrac etc. see separate entries. do-rala caínchomrád etir Coin C. ┐ Emir, MU² 136 . tré . . . caencrabud B., Lism. L. 3330 . atcota cīall cáin-chruth, Anecd. iii 10.18 . Mock n.pr.: Caonchruth mac Caoindhelbha, ii 64.5 . fothughad a caen-daime budein, Laws v 52.17 Comm. ¤-dúthracht etc., see separate entries. céd corn caoinegair, Mart. Don. xxxvi 14 . co cathair na caenḟled, Gorm. Dec. 18 . a chaínfochell asar corp `fair wage', Wb. 15c24 . tabraid . . . cāinforgall, Thes. ii 306.2 (Hy. i). ní raba . . . bá moo eneach na caonfuarascaibh ionás renown, TFrag. 178.1 . ¤-ḟúairrech etc. see separate entries. sin chaóinfresdail ┐ fritheoladh, RC xxix 146 § 72 . nach claistear a gcaoinḟriotal gentle speech, Hackett² xviii 39 . tria caonGhaoidheilg, Hugh Roe² 244.7 (fo. 61a) . Maccæma Túath nDea dom ét iar mo caenghuide, RC xii 60 § 18 . huanaib cainimbedaib ilaigthib gl. multiplicatis benedictionibus, Ml. 105a7 . cāinlāech Luigdech, AID i 53 § 3 , Celtica xi 125 . ar chrábhadh na caoin-léaghan do rádh `to say a prayer(?)', Celt. Rev. x 134.12 . caín-leas, MR 160.5 . fó ṡídh ┐ fo chaoin loisi, AFM ii 1164.6 . triallais . . . caenmag, LL 15762 . naoi ccuill chaoinmhesa, Ériu xiii 26.20 . anruth .i. sruth cain molta uadh, Laws iv 358.21 Comm. concertfa caenrecht for iathu B., YBL 181a11 . act rocloor for cáinscéilsi a good account of you, Wb. 23b2 , cf. b41 . fer ro scríb . . . / cáinscéla Críst chrochthai, Fél. May 6 . rind caein-sholais Chaingcrech, MR 114.2 . gan dire do chreith caoinṡrothaib, Ériu xiii 17.13 . á caintaidlech gl. satisfactionem, Ml. 32b22 . cáinteist diib `good testimony', Wb. 23a23 . ic tabairt chaintestusa, LB 107a24 . caintír toirthech (? cain), SR 963 . déce do caerca caeintlachta, Leb. Gab.(i) 30.15 . teinniu achuinscliu caíntocud, LU 7385 . trí hingena berta seirc do cháinthocud, Triads 110 . iarsin chaíntoil gl. secundum bonum placitum, Wb. 20d19 . do lucht na cain toile, ITS xxix 144.2 . 'na sgéith chreidimh ┐ chaointoile, Parrth. Anma 5064 . cáintoimtiu diib `a fair opinion of you', Wb. 23a22 . adchonncadar . . . isan chaentracht clerech, RC xxvi 160 § 47 . iarna cáintuistin, SR 7999 .

With adjj.

(a) Dvandva compds.: tecait cāinḟinn / corra, ḟāilinn `fair white birds', K. and H. 18 § 27 . cāinmaith slān / Sīrne, Ält. ir. Dicht. i 29.27 .

(b) Adjj. derived from nouns: go cobhsaidh caoin-bhéasach, TSh. 1854 . do reir diancecht cainbrethaig fair-judging, Laws iii 362.4 Comm. ambreith Chaei Chaenbrethaig, Thr. Ir. Gl. 9.2 . Connla Caoinbhriathrach, Keat. iii 518 . Mock n.pr. Feli ingen Caoinchlothaigh, Anecd. ii 64.9 . is caínchomairlechu beith i ssíd, LL 31741 (TTr.). uo cōinchomráitech . . . na fēne re chéle, Fianaig. 64.4 . a sgiath . . . chaoindealbhach, ML 112.19 . in dearc . . . caen-dénmach beneficent, PH 5923 . cros caoindénmhach uas a cind, AFM iii 312.10 . caindénmide gl. benefica est, Ml. 25d4 (caindenminde, MS). caindéinmidi (-deimidi, MS) gl. beneficam, 120b6 . amal as dund chaindénmidiu gl. benefico, 33b9 . nadbi caínfoltach nibi caínfuillmech `he who is not well qualified is not well remunerated', Ériu xviii 47.5 ( Laws v 112.7 ). cluithche caoínmhenmnach, Ériu v 166.56 . easbog cáoinráidhtioch, Párl. na mB. 3794 . labrad uallach ┐ chaintoimtenach dib fadesin `proud and self-complaisant speech', Ml. 31b10 . See caínḟúairrech.

With verbs: cáin-airlice lend graciously(?), LU 3489 ( SCC 26 ). mani cáinairlither `unless thou take good heed', Wb. 5b38 . in tan na cain-biadhtar cain-scarat, Laws v 292.12 . nī bo fri óigthea acher / cāinbói (.i. cáin nobíid) fri lobru trúagu, Thes. ii 328.3 (Hy.v). la Dal Riada cainebar / . . . / lethdeog, Anecd. i 14.15 ( SCano 478 ) (ibid). cáineperr gl. bene dicitur, Sg. 215a3 . caínéra, LU 3489 ( SCC 26 ). caoin éranar muca mbroghtar ina muicthech, Ériu xiii 27.23 = amail atbeir isin bretha nemidh cain erenar muc mbrogtar ┐ rl., O'Curry 1451 ( H 3.18, 647b ) (as-ren). c.¤ feid a rosc, LU 8342 ( FB 24 ). c.¤ fera bodil di fodbaid ríg (rhet.), 6122 (TBC). c.¤ fúalaing fuither glaini sair, 8343 ( FB 24 ). inna caingnethi gl. bene acta, Ml. 22d18 . With in-láidi, see ind-láidi. cumala caínógat a ngnímu `who fulfil their services well', Críth G. 485 and n . caínoís, LU 3489 ( SCC 26 ) (oidid). cain rognatha (gníid), Ml. 39a24 . cáinscríbaimm, Thes. ii 290.11 . caínté im gaí cainte gaithe, LL 1570 (téit). cia tīasam cáin temadar (.i. alaind), Thes. ii 299.30 (Hy. i). in-díu trá cáin-timgarat, Lament 90.5 . inna caintinscantai gl. bene coepta, Ml. 131c18 . caín tintaé chucum, LU 8310 ( FB 23 ). is caintormachtae (do-formaig), Hib. Min. 13.451 . clanda caine caīntuismiter, ZCP xi 92 § 21 . amail bid cainullmaigthe, Hib. Min. 13.448 .

In etymol. glosses on con as conjunction and preverb: caoinberim nó caoinbritheamnaigim gl. conidbiur, O'Dav. 391 (cf. Ériu xiii 21.30 ). conamus . . . .i. . . . ro cainaimsighedh, Laws i 48.18 Comm. conaraig . . . .i. . . . ro chain-airgestair, v 292.14 Comm. ar na conderbathar .i. ar na caindiubarthar, iv 196.23 Comm. (2 do-rorban?).

In later lang. used as occas. alliterating ornament e.g. do chogair ┐ do chaoin-chomhairligh aige féin, ML 26.14 .

With vnn.: cuile iar cainbiathad, Stud. in E. Ir. Law 52.29 ( Laws ii 386.z ). a condaill .i. a caindeligud, Auraic. 1501 . na ro cuindrigther . . . .i. na dentar do caindirech, Laws i 192.8 Comm. (etymol. gl.). in chainepirt gl. benedictio, Ml. 137d6 . tosach cōru cāinepert, Anecd. iii 16.15 . is maith bar caeineiberta, SG 350.1 . ¤-gním, see separate entry.

ísel

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Forms: isliu, ísliu, íslem, íseal, íseall

adj o, ā (in pl. as i). Compar. isliu, Wb. 4b25 . ísliu, Thes. ii 22.35 (Bcr.). Superl. íslem, Ériu ii 202 § 20. Subst. íseal íseall, IGT Decl. § 53.8 .

I

(a) Of size or position, low, of low stature, low-lying ; as subst. (freq. in pl.), a low-lying place, a hollow, the depths: īsil .i. tīs fil, Corm. Y 775. īsel .i. īs-aill, ar nī erbarad a n-īsil muna bē ard ocae, 738 . hua ísiul gl. ab inferno, Ml. 69b8 . donaib íslib gl. ad inferna, 27b2 . inna fortechtai .i. inna ísli ┐ inna cobsaidi gl. depresa (camporum), 81c15 . isin mórchuthe n-í.¤ (i.e. Hell), Thes. ii 317.1 ( Hy. ii ). i n-ísiul gl. in deiectu, 11.39 (Bcr.). isli gl. demersa, ib. ísli doibsom in fecht-sa innahí ruptar ardda dunnai `low to them now ...,' 11.41 (Bcr.). sírid in rindide n-uile ó hisul co huasal `the whole zodiac from low to high,' 22.40 (ib.). rí in hislib, ri in arddaib, SR 7630. ard a medón isli im a dá n-imechtar, LU 2149. nach tan bus n-íslem cech bendchopur Arad Mora is and bas ardam a chongbáil-sium ┐ a bendchopur, Ériu ii 202 § 20. mo slīabh árd ós gach íseall, ZCP viii 221 § 44. Bri mag n-í.¤ ... mag innā biat slēbe ardae, acht talam cumbair í.¤ , O'Mulc. 154. a n-īslib ┐ a n-etrigib na talman, ML² 37. ar ní is ísli ní ḟeacfa | na trí trínsi in túaiscearta, IGT Decl. ex. 1592. fer i.¤ tailc tarbda, TTebe 2557 . hi nglendaib ísle na Galile, PH 4474. biaidh na cnuic níosa thorthaighe iná na hísle, Corp. Astron. 206.9 . Isell Ciarain `name of a church at Clonmacnoise,' CS p. 302.5 and n. 0

Frequent as the second element of a compd. : mac do Samuél chendísel `the Low-headed ,' Fél.² lxxxv 12. amhail theid sruth ... tar chladhaibh clachisli ` low-stoned ,' CF 808. ní bu leithísel in mam `the yoke was not down on one side,' Thes. ii 341.2 (Hy. v). ina dumaduib smūid-lethna smáil-ísle smūrluaithrig, ML² 1178. ar na glenn-s[h]ūilib geil-derga gruadhlaig-ísli very hollow-cheeked . 1589 .

(b) Of sound, low, deep: guth i.¤ cruaid leis, BB 496b28 . traethait na ciulu isli na ciuil arda .i. stocairecht no cornairecht, 327b33 . re séisibh ísle ... oirfidech, MR 110.z . an osnaidh ísill, IGT Decl. ex. 399. Of palatal vowels: eadhadh, iodhadh ceann i gceann | agus éabhadh .eó. íseall 'e, i together with palatal eó', Celtica xxvii 62 § 17 . na trí heamhanchuill ísle 'the three palatal graphs beginning with a', Celtica xxvii 63 § 19 . See also ísle.

(c) Of colour, pale (?) : da mbía in fual is e isi[l] ina dat `remissa in colore,' Rosa Angl. 186.14 .

(d) Of number : ós aniú as ísle a dtionóil `the number is lowest,' Content. xxii 11.

(e) As grammat. epithet, used of the short form of pl. of a noun which has more than one pl. form : gach focal bhíos d'úathadh ┐ d'iollradh, séimh as cóir a ainm ísiol iollraidh a ndíaigh an áirimh, mur so : trí bhile, ... ┐ lom as cóir a ainm ard iollraidh ... mur so : trí bileadha, IGT Introd. 8.21 .

In advbl. phrase, ós ísel, ós ísiol secretly, in secret: tig Naoise ós ísiol a ndaíl [D.], IT ii2 111.42 . go ttainic fora menmain imteacht a hErinn os íseal, BNnÉ i 207.29 . guth oram ... ós íseal ris an ollamh, Studies 1924, 87 § 19 . claon do dhearc uirre os íseal, TD 1 § 12. dorala iomacallamh ós ísiol etir é ┐ drong d'esccairdibh U., AFM vi 1956.y . do chúaidh ... do chum na solluman, ní hós aird acht ... ós íseal, John vii 10. an ti ithiomráidheas ós íseal a chomharsa, TSh. 7277. labhair go réig is glaodhaig go híosal, Midnight court 905 ( ZCP v 228 ).

II Metaph. lowly, humble, mean, of low degree: a ngrád as isliu oldate angil gl. Principatus, Wb. 4b25 . air dom-muinfide bed n-í.¤ intí dia `for that God would have been thought to be mean,' Ml. 40c17 . foillsigthir as n-í.¤ in doinacht iar n-aicniud, 25c5 . is airi asindet som donaib huaislib i ndiad inna n-í.¤ , 40c20 . huand eregim hísil gl. humili conquestione, 63d13 . i.¤ fri art `lowly towards the high,' Thes. ii 235.15 . Cf. Celtica viii 58.5 . cit móir ríg in domain | ...it uaisliu | amsáin ísil Íssu `Jesu's lowly soldiers,' Fél. 152. cíat ísliu fíad dainib | ... bit áird úas dind ḟlatha, 153 . [as] ndiabul taurchrecce in gráid as ísliu t[a]urchreic in gráid as ardu, Críth G. 112. nach grad bes issle araile, is fair fortongar ; nach grad bes uaisle araile, is e fortoing araill, Laws v 460.16 . secht cumula do eagluis uasail, ocus let secht cumul do eagluis ísil `an humble church,' iii 70.12 Comm. is coitceann índsin itir iseal ocus uasal `both to plebeian and noble,' iv 26.2 Comm. on grad uasal cusin grad n-isil, amail ata ollam, ansruth ... foclac, v 26.16 Comm. re foluibh ísli fhuinn Luighdheach `low-born families,' Studies 1919, 73 § 4 . breith íseal ni fhuiléangadh `he will be satisfied with no mean ambition,' Aithd. D. 20 § 3. ráinig mise ar an miotal badh hísle, Keat. Poems 659. do rochtain ... an bhoicht ┐ an tsaidhbhir, an uasail ┐ an ísil, TSh. 361. Of quality : cuibrech is isliu anas ` worse ,' Laws iii 498.10 Comm.

Compds. ? ¤shellach : issil selbt (leg. íssel-sellach `kurzsichtig,' Thurn.), Thes. ii 236.13 . ¤nemed a nemed of low rank, lower dignitary: i mun (leg. mbun) craind uasal-neimid ... i mbun craínd isil-nemidh , Laws iv 182.17 and 184.1 Comm.

neimed

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Forms: nemthe, nemid, nemhid, -nemiud, nemid, nemthiu, neimthiu, neimed, senneimedh, Nemed, nemed, nemedh, nemed, Nemed, Nimeth

n o, m. orig. s, n.? occas. treated as neut. in law texts; the gender is m. when denoting a person or animal (male or female) and n. when denoting an abstract notion (e.g. 'sacredness' or 'privelege') or a place, Bechbretha 107-8 , ZCP xlv 100 , but see CMCS viii 48 . cf. coa nemthe nert, LU 3480 (g s.? `to the protection of the shrine', ZCP xv 188 § 15 ). g s. ind nemid , Trip. 240.19 = in nemhid , ib. 4 . d s. -nemiud, LL 227a20 . n p. nemid, Laws v 14.12 . a p. nemthiu, LU 9786. neimthiu, Laws i 260.17 . neimed (o, m.), IGT Dec. § 11. 20 .

I The orig. sense is prob. that of a consecrated place, = Gaulish νεμητον (cf. Αὐγουστο-νέμετον Ptolemy's name for mod. Clermont Ferrand; see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 37 , RC xxiii 138 ), which prob. represents an indigenous word used of sacred groves; cf. de sacris silvarum quas nimidas vocant , Du Cange s.v. nimida (< Conc. Liptini A.D. 743 ), which seems to represent an orig. fem. It is sometimes not possible to distinguish the sense 'sacred place, sanctuary' from 'privilege', Bechbretha 107 . In Irish lit. a sanctuary : nemed gl. sacellum '(small) sacred place' Sg. 13 b 1 . atnaig tar fót crúach i n-ardnemed dia díte, di-eim ar díantólae slúaig 'he brings him away over gory sod into a high sanctuary for his protection, which protects [him] from the swift tide of a [hostile] throng' Críth G. 53 . nemed gl. asilum 'a place of refuge' Ériu lv 9 ; in early Christian lit. prob. a small chapel or oratory (or else the spot on which such stood), freq. in connexion with `cell'. conid Dún a sen-nemed, LU 754 (of Downpatrick, the burial-place of Colum Cille) = RC xx 178 § 44 (`senior church') = senneimedh, BCC § 374 ; perh. for sén-n.¤ auspicious holy spot, i.e. the place of his resurrection. ní ra cráid chill nā nemed, RC xiii 84 § 98 ( LL 303b39 ). nemed cille no duin, Laws iv 214.4 (glossed .i. in releg cemetery, ib. 24 ; cf. LU 754 above ). neimhedh naemainglech (of Cluain Cesáin), Acall. 500. neimedh Sináin, ZCP x 12 § 7 (seems = tempall S., ib.). can comarci . . . do cill no do nemead, Cog. 152.3 . ro cumdaigedh leis ceallaca dhais Erenn ┐ a neimhedha, 138.21 . nior fhagbhadar Lochlannaigh naomh nó neimheadh no ceall uasal . . . gan argain, Ériu i 80.12 . Content. vi 196. cin chadus do chill nā do nemedaib, Ann. Conn. 1236 § 16. ? nipsa cell cin chlocc . . . nipsa haí cin imditin, nipsa neimeth cin imfochaidh, Anecd. ii 60.5 ; cf. nemeadh cin imfochaid (sign of degenerate times), ZCP ix 168.22 .

pn Prob. in this sense in place-names: Nemed, Trip. 240.19 (place where there was a `neimed'). a Nemud slebe Fúait, TBC-LL¹ 5355 = o nemiud, TBC-I¹ 3298. i nNemiud, Metr. Dinds. iv 166.55 (also in Sliab Fuait). Cf. termond na fían . . . im rēid airthir Nemid nāir, LU 4148.

II Secondary meanings, arising prob. from the immunities or honour attached to a consecrated spot.

(a) sacredness ; privileges or insignia (belonging to a profession, rank, etc.), status, dignity: nemeth .i. nem iath .i. i n-as dír d'eclais, Corm. Y 962. nemaith .i. a n-as dir d'ogaib, 963 ( = nemáith, Corm. p. 31 ). nemuath .i. a n-as dir d'filedaib, 964 : all three exx. are etym. glosses on `neimed' acc. to its various applications; similarly O'Mulc. 830 fg. (There may have been a techn. term nemiath; cf. Anecd. ii 74 y : crodh neich nat ba neoit nim [nem v.l.] iath, from a judgement pronounced by `filid' and `brethemain' = the property of a person who is not niggardly towards the Church?.) ro ordaigset fir Herend a nemthiu and sin .i. cloc ┐ salm do eclais. Gēill do rigaib. Trefoclae techtae do filedaib. Aithgabáil do fennethaib, LU 9786 = RC vi 165.9 , Trip. 564.33 (`privileges' in both places). cia nemed as uaisle fil i talmain? Nemed n-ecalsa. Cia nemed is uaisliu fil a n-ecluis? Nemed n-espuic: is e espuc as uaisliu dibside easbuc ecalsa [sic leg.] Petair, H 3.18, p. 17a ( O'Curry 46 ). Colum ar chennsa . . . fri neimhedh eccalsa ┐ ealadhan, 2296.26 .

Possibly in this sense in chevilles: for nem noebda niab nemed , SR 7135 (g p.? or n s. in sense I?). naemda nemedh , Anecd. i 61 § 93. mét nemed , Ériu iv 106.6 . acht ní sóeras nemed de 'except that which sacredness increases of it' Bechbretha 58 .

(b) closely connected with preceding sense, and not always to be distinguished from it, is that of a person (or class of persons) possessing legal status or privileges ; acc. to MacNeill, MacNeill, Law of status 273 n. 1 , a generic term for every person having the franchise of the Féini (but the word seems to be sometimes employed collectively of an entire class); used with much latitude of application, somet. (chiefly in the compd. uasaln.¤ ) of the highest dignitaries, king, bishop, head of the `filid', somet. (esp. in the Uraicecht Becc in Laws v , a late text) of handicraftsmen or master-workers; see ZCP xv 262 - 3 and cf. Corm. Y 962 - 964 quoted above. atat do [ = dá] neimhid do-cuisin for talmuin, saeirnemead ┐ daerneimeadh. Ite saer-nemead filead and .i. ecalsi, flatha, filidh, feine. Daerneimead imorro, aes gacha dāna olchena. Is aire ada daernemead aes cacha dāna, fobith is do shaernemthib fognait. Acht i[s] saer cid cach creanus a suiri dia dán, Laws v 14.1 fg. ; i.e. the free `neimid' comprised churchmen, rulers, `filid' and `féini', the subject `neimid' handicraftsmen, but the latter could purchase franchise by their art. ni tuath gin tri saorneimthibh samaigter, eclais, flaith, file, Eg. 88 f. 20b ( O'Curry 2272 ). admestar díre cōir cach graid do ṡoernemthib ┐ doernemthib, ZCP xi 95 § 52 ; cf. dire .i. di-errethe do nimt[h]ib ara n-uaisligitaid, Corm. Y 417 = nemthib, Corm. p. 15 (i.e. `díre' is not paid by `neimid' on account of their rank). gúala nemid filed `the coffer of a privileged poet', Triads 255 . mórad nemed `exalting privileged persons', Tec. Corm. § 1.16 . nā ben ra cellaib nemid !, LL 141 m. sup. nib dulta duit da thig | ar enech noím no nemid, LB 277a12 . a chombrāithre naom ┐ neimhedh his brother saints and churchmen (?), Anecd. iii 2.4 . cach dán a nemed, ACL iii 226 ( Aib. Cuigni 14 ; expld. `to every art its practiser', ZCP xvii 49 , but perh. = a). neimheadh gach dán da ndernta, Metr. Gl. 28 § 43 (where n. seems equated with the handicraft, etc. itself), cf. neimheadh .i. gach dán no gach ealadha, O'Cl. There is a distinction between nemed Dé 'a person privileged from God' (i.e. a cleric) and nemed duini 'a person privileged from man' (i.e. a king, poet etc.), Bechbretha § 39 (notes) .

A law-tract freq. alluded to was the Bretha Neimed, which contained among other things rulings of the `filid' on technical points and was included in the curriculum of the `cana' or poet of the fourth year; see IT iii 36 § 18 (Bretha Nemídh ) and Auraic. 1298. isna Brethaib Nemed, Corm. Y 142 , 143 = Nemid, Corm. p. 7.

(c) a halidom; any valued article (property, etc.)? consuitter fir ┐ dliged imaille for neimiudh truth (proof) and right are founded on `neimed', Laws v 8.14 ; by Thurneysen, Cóic Con. p. 12 , transld. Heiligtum and expld. as someth. sacred; from the sequel it appears that the `neimed' for judgements of the church was the Scripture, for those of the `fili' rules of law (roscada) and for those of the `flaith' rules, maxims or precedents and testimonies. Cf. O'Dav. 1175 : lam fo nemiath .i. . . . lam fora mindib. nach nemedh do gait `the stealing of an article of little value' (? of great value), Laws iii 394.13 . in cintach in neim-neime do gabail de riana nimhe, a neimhe riana ferunn, H 3.17 c. 132 ( O'D. 160 ), i.e. non-`neimed' property was to be confiscated before `neimed' property, the latter before land. Of cattle : ro suidiged son la Feine hi comdire fria huasalneimthiu cethra, Laws iv 198 z , cf. 200.3 , 19 . ni gaibhtiur nimhe cethra i n-athgabail, H 3.17 c. 131 ( O'D. 159 ). nemeth bó, O'Mulc. 830 e .

(d) in special sense of landed property, any land owned by a nemed-person, esp. glebe-land: neimheadh .i. neamhiath .i. talamh as dlightheach d'eaglais, O'Cl. teampall . . . do forbhadh lasan epscop . . . ┐ neimheadh .i. talamh ecclusda do órdughadh dhó `glebe-land', AFM ii 1082.21 . ? nir dhíon ar an ccaptin . . . neimhedh naoimh nā filed, fiodh nā foithirghlend, v 1788.12 (transld. `sanctuary'). fer médaigthe neimhedh eccailsi ┐ ealadhan who augmented the property of church and science, vi 1908.8 (tr. `an exalter of sanctuaries'). ro croithset neimheadh an naoimh ┐ an innsi uile `glebe-land', Hugh Roe 92.2 (f. 24b) , of Tory Isl. blessed by Colum C. gan indradh no orgain neimheadh eccailsi ná eladhan, 190 z (f. 51a) . ? screpul gach teineadh cin tart | do neimeadh coicidh Connacht, Lism. L. 4780 (tr. `the chapel').

pn Nemed occurs as name of the leader of the Fir Bolg in the Book of Invasions = Nimeth, Gildas Hist. Brit. § 13 ( ZCP x 155 ); also N.¤ mac Sraibchind, see LL 129b14 . Possibly the same word as the above, see Van Hamel, ZCP x 183.

níam

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Forms: níamh, niab, níamh, Niamh, Niamh

n ā, f. orig. form prob. ném q.v. níamh, IGT Dec. § 39.18 . Oft. written niab in early texts. Occas. treated as masc., see Metr. Dinds. iv 340.30 (quoted below) and exx. under níab (which may be the same word): d s. do níamh , Keat. Poems 1540 (beside néimh, 99 ); go níamh n-órdha, CRR² 27 ( Todd Lect. iv 80.15 ).

Lustre, sheen, brilliance ; freq. applied to gold. niam .i. dath, O'Dav. 1295 (a loose definition). crand airgit ris tatin grían | cosmail fri hór a ro-níam, SCC 33 ( LU 3701 ). aurdrochait na ndorus . . . atat fo néim, SR 467 , cf. 7257 . fo néib, 419 . atchonnacus dabaich . . . co néim n-óir, RC xiii 74.1 . nat[h]racha . . . cosmaile co nnéim n-óir, Alex. 709. cathair . . . co néim óir forri, PH 853. sluaighthech . . . niamh oir fair, Marco P. 74. seomra co neim n-oir fair, 91 . lóegh co néimh órdai fair, Cóir Anm. 70 ( IT iii 318.8 ). niamh na n-arm icá n-imert, Acall. 7590. fo néib gréne, LL 371c15 . níam theined, Fél. 132.23 (see ném). níab nárḟuilt Néill, Ériu iv 94 § 13 . cóimhgheal re néimh an aoil, Keat. Poems 99. fid lomnan do neimh caemc[h]rann, Ériu iii 145 § 26.

Of persons beauty or splendour of appearance: álli a níab níam nime fairer his beauty than the brightness of heaven, Ériu iv 108.13 . cid cáem grían . . . áille níab na hingine, 104.10 . dacī naenmur go neim ngloin (of angelic visitors), ACL iii 244 § 4 . co hIngcél noísech néime, Metr. Dinds. iii 116.95 . a ghéag as nua-ghlaine niamh!, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiv 4. Fig. ro techt ro-neib cein ro ma[i]r `great fame', AU 1056 = roi-neimh, AFM ii 870.3 (of Aedh Ua Forréidh, fer léigind of Armagh). co neim nóis, LL 136b23 . Niam Nera Nuallbrethaig, Anecd. ii 53.8 (name of some literary quality or qualification). Compounded with foregoing noun or adj.: scothníam, TBC-LL¹ 1515. bánníam Dé, KMMisc. 254 § 6. nocon é in saebniam sarnua `specious splendour', Metr. Dinds. iv 340.30 .

As npr. f.: Níab ingen Cheltchair, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 26 § 9 (Niam v.l.). Niamh Cinn Óir, Oss. iv 238.9 . d s. Niamh, 262.25 , 264.6 , 9 . g s. céile Niamh , 260 z , cf. 266.2 . Cf. the npr. m. Níamán, TBC-LL¹ 3085.

Compds.

(a) with adj.: ¤adbal: huí Néill níamadbuil, LL 133a44 . stuaga nimi niamadbli, 235b42 . lile niamhbhán, A. Ó Dálaigh xxv 7 . ¤corach: atchíu chlaind Neill níamchoraig, LL 48a37 = SG 373.26 . mac . . . Nessa niabdherg, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 18.14 . ¤glan: for dreich niamghlain Néill, Cóir Anm. 125. ¤glonnach: Niall Niamhglunnach, Ériu viii 136.32 . mac Neill Niamglonnaig, TBC-LL¹ 4502. ¤gorm: for dreich . . . niamguirm Neill, Bruchst. i § 101 (< AFM a. 844 ). ¤solus: naóidhin níamhṡolas, Ériu v 170.113 (-ṡolais MS.) d'ainglib niamṡoillsi, MR 190.19 .

(b) with noun: ¤brao a shining mill-stone (of a hero), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 22 § 3 = niamhbrae (.i. bru), LL 393b2 , niambraei, BB. ¤cland: o niamchlandaib . . . Neill, MR 258.13 . ¤cruth: pl. niamhcrotha Neill, MR 116.19 . ¤dath, IT iii 41 § 43 = Bruchst. i § 6 . ¤dubad: árna níamdubad di phicc ┐ di thúis (of ships newly painted), LL 235b29 . ¤glaine, LU 2483 = RC iv 256 § 25. Lism. L. 3868 . ¤glanad: do niamhglanadh a n-erreidh, BNnÉ 217 § 100 . agá nighe ┐ agá niamhglanadh féin, TSh. 4206. ¤glonn: g p. o teacht Nemidh na niamglond, BB 13b46 . ¤land: niamland d'ór, Acall. 957 , cf. 3895 . pl. niamlando oir, IT iii 238.103 . ¤lestar, Metr. Dinds. iii 260.16 . ¤nós: co hOileach Neid gu niamnós, BB 25a16 = go ndeaghnós, Keat. i 172.6 . ¤sét: im níamṡétaib, Metr. Dinds. iii 340.30 .

1 núall

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Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: nuall, nuall, nnúall, núall, nuall, nuaill, nualla, núal, núaill, núaill, nualléigmhi

n o, n. and m. n s. in nuall , Ml. 51c9 , 67b19 ; but: nuall n-ecmacht, Laws v 358.4 ; (with art. ?) a nnúall , Fél. Dec. 28 (by Stokes taken as 3 pl. poss. pron.), cf. an núall-sa, ib. Ep. 163 =a nuall-sa, LB, Laud. g s. in nuaill , Acall. 7280. a p. nualla, LU 2242 ( FA 31 ). g p. núal, LU 9937. For: mo dó núaill `my two cries', ACC 5 ( RC xx 156 ) read with LU 518 : mo donúaill. In Mod.Ir. fem. n s. núaill, Job iv 10 , cf. ac nuall moir, TTebe 3374 (nuallguabha v.l., prob. nuallghuba is right reading), and compd. rathnuaill.

(a) a loud noise in wide sense, whether articulate or inarticulate, harmonious or discordant, sudden or continuous; gen. of noise made by human beings, esp. a concourse of people, but also of natural sounds; in pl. in distributive sense shouts, cries, acclamations, etc. is in nuall dongniat ho ru maith fora naimtea remib, gl. clamor ille militum . . . hostibus fugatis, Ml. 51c9 . nual debtha, Rawl. 106b36 . in nuall dani in sluag im Temair, Cog. 124.27 . nuall ┐ séselbhe na slógh, CCath. 663. nuall na stocc, 3129 . Of joyful sounds: amal guth crot carait nuall (of the heavenly hosts), SR 609. airdric a nnúall suthain . . . cantae . . . in maccáin ó Bethil, Fél. Dec. 28. nuall faelti, LU 2468 ( RC iv 256.4 ). is besad leusom in nuall inna fáilte ho lamaib (consuetudo est in laudatoriis clamationibus etiam manu plaudere), Ml. 67b19 . sluaigh aingeal . . . go núallaibh múisecdha, BNnÉ 273 z . Of mourning: atchluin Cu Ch. íarum in mbrón . . . `Cisi núal so?' for Cu Ch., LU 10438 (Toch. Emere). ferait . . . nualla trúaga torsecha, SCC 31. doronsat nuall ┐ toirrsi, Acall. 3404. nuall .i. gul, O'Cl. Of speech : nuall mbriathar (an outcome of `ira'), ZCP iii 26.31 = Ériu vii 164 x . nuall ┐ immad erlabrai do dénum i n-uair ernaigthe (i.e. loud and verbose prayers), PH 7855. siansa, gáir, núall, éigheamh, Eg. Gl. 537. Of natural sounds: d'énaib . . . oc núall ┐ oc labra mór, RC ix 492.17 ( LU 1835 ). núaill an leomhain roaring , Job iv 10 . nuall dermór toraind, SR 612. co cloisind, núall ri táeb reilcci, fúam na fairrge the voice of the sea thundering outside the churchyard, ZCP v 496 § 4. Eas Ruaid heret aiges núall as long as Assaroe resounds, Ériu iv 150.27 . ard a nuall aiges [in tond] im Choire da Ruad, Anecd. i 12.25 . is bind . . . nuall a sroth, BCC 282.16 .

Common in chevilles, prob. in sense utterance, proclamation, cf. nuall gan ghaoi .i. rádh gan bhréag, O'Cl. nuall cen cleith, SR 2617 , cf. ZCP vi 263 § 7. n.¤ cen lén, SR 6827. n.¤ gan gheis, Lism. L. 1286 = O'Gr. Cat. 625.3 (`a lawful petition'). ba nual co nem, ZCP viii 119.8 . nuall cuimnech, x 347.10 . nuallaib adblib, LL 36b1 . núalaib nél, SR 5805.

In Auraic. 5964 : cend ar nuaill (a species of Ogham in which the names of the letters were transposed) we should perhaps read: c. ara naill one end on the other, see ZCP xvii 302 .

(b) in prosody, name of a class of metrical compositions (including various species of `rathnuaill'): fínít dona nuallaibh, IT iii 93.3 (end of a section).

Cf. 3 úall.

COMPDS.

(a) with noun: ¤cuma state of sorrow and lamentation, Acall. 3988. ¤éigem: pl. nualléigmhi ` outcries ', CCath. 5631. ¤fhoghar, TSh. 6686. ¤gáir, TTebe 1301 . na nuallgartha doronsat . . . a cainedh Gyi, ZCP vi 85.26 ¤gol (gul): nuallghul (= planctus), TSh. 6430. nuallghol, Keat. Poems 672 , 1427 . Isaiah v 29 , lii 5 . ¤grith: nuallgrith na roth (of chariot-wheels), TBC-LL¹ 3311. ¤guba: ferait ind eóin nuallguba dermar, FA 33. co nuallguba ṅdermáir, PH 8201. occ lámchomart ┐ occ nualguba, TTr.² 1576. CCath. 2229. doghníd nuallghubha (= ululant), TSh. 4390. pl. nuallguba mora, ZCP x 412.20 . ro fhiadhfraidh créd d’ime uirre asa ndernaigh an nuallghudhadh dermhār sin, ZCP xxxiii 129 § 2 . ¤guth: pl. gaire truagha ┐ nuallghotha mora, Lism. L. 3636 . ¤organ: nuallorgan sidhe (of fairy music), Acall. 4620.

(b) with adj., prob. in sense loud, resounding or famed: ¤borr: hua Neit in nirt núallbuirr, LL 169a36 . ¤brethach: Niam Nera Nuallbrethaig of famous judgements (?), Anecd. ii 53.8 . Cf. a nemídh nuaillbreathaighe, IT iii 90.1 . gleo . . . neimnech nualdubach, LL 408a44 = TTr. 2226. tir ilcheolach . . . nuallfhaeiltech, Lism. L. 3858 . ¤gnáth: comérig, a Neri nuallgnaith `rufgewohnter N.' (i.e. of constant fame), ZCP xi 80 § 2 . mo Nére nuallgnaid ` eloquent ', O'Gr. Cat. 143.34 = nuallgnaidhe, 144.32 . grad núalnar náebdind, SR 6026.