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némann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. némann or dil.ie/33077

Forms: níamann, némaind, némaind, némna, níamann, némann, níamainn, niamann, niamhuinn, níamann, némann, némaind

n ā, f. and o, m. also níamann (a later form prob. due to analogy of níam, with which as with ném the word is no doubt connected); the orig. gend. is fem.: a s. némaind, LL 187b23 . d s. do némaind , Metr. Dinds. iii 262.34 . n p. némna (< némanna), ib. 36 (: dénma). níamann némann f., IGT Dec. § 12.4 . d s. níamainn, ex. 502 (niamann, niamhuinn v.l.). níamann némann m. § 11.15 . g s. némaind, ex. 356 .

A precious stone or gem of some kind; a pearl (mod. sense). gilidir némaind, LL 187b23 . fross . . . do némaind chaím chorcarglain, Metr. Dinds. iii 262.34 . co n-immdenam di ór . . . ┐ di némaind, Alex. 176. clocha nemuindi (= margaritae), Rosa Angl. 142.7 . mill nemunn balls of pearls (i.e. round pearls), Laws i 2.14 Comm. sciath . . . lan do gemaib carrmogail ┐ liag logmar ┐ nemthand , Corm. Y 1059 ( Anecd. iv 94.10 ) = nemann, p. xvi y . indar latt ba fross do nemannaib boí inna bélaib .i. a fíaclai, TBC-I¹ 32 ( LU 4517 ) = frossa findnémand, TBC-LL¹ 208 ; a common simile, cf. LU 9272 , 10225 ( IT i 310.26 ), BB 260b67 (fros do nemthondaibh). in dét ar dath niamuinne, O'Gr. Cat. 412.3. immut níamhann ┐ cloch mbuadha, Marco P. 105. nemanda gan tollad unbored pearls, Rosa Angl. 142.22 .

Fig. of persons: ropo nemann in grib glan, | ro lin ferann a athar, BB 412a27 (note rhyme). néamhonn na nÉamonn dá fhíonfhuil, Hackett xxxix 97 (elegy on Éamonn Mac Piarais) = neamhon(n) na neamhonn or neamon(n), MSS.