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nél

Cite this: eDIL s.v. nél or dil.ie/33060
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: nél, nél, neóil, níul, néol, niuil, néoil, níulu, néolu, nél, néll, néalta

n o, m. (orig. neut.?) n s. in nél , Ml. 83a4 . á nél , 82d11 (`its cloud', Thes.; acc. to Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 53 § 397 á = neut. art.). g s. (Mid. Ir.) niúil, neóil. d s. níul, SR 8030 ; Mid.Ir. also néol (neól). n p. niuil, Ml. 120d11 ; Mid.Ir. also néoil, LL 230b5 . a p. níulu, Wb. 25b23 . SR 8108. LU 8584. néolu, LU 1703. g p. inna nél , Ml. 108c9 , cf. 144d4 . SR 5805. In Mid.Ir. the form néll is common (already in LU). néull (g s. -iúi-, -eói-, d s. -iú-, -eó-), IGT Dec. § 75 ( nél , néll v.l.). Mod.Ir. pl. often néalta.

(a) a cloud ; gl. nubes, Wb. 25b23 , Ml. 108c9 , 120d11 . nēl quasi uēl a nomine uēlum, ar is fial ē etruinde ┐ grēin, Corm. Y 989. nell, gl. nebulae, Ir. Gl. 337. nel derg teintide, SR 8025. ticfa fleochud . . . asind níul dorcha, 8030 . ní thaudchaid nél dar gréin, BDD 66. columa niúil, PH 1714. nel .i. solus, ut est co tuitet nemhe niuil truim `a heavy cloud's poisons', O'Dav. 1281 (gloss due to misunderstanding, cf. nél solus a bright cloud, TBC-LL¹ 5860 ). céin beti neóil im gréin, Metr. Dinds. ii 38.48 . co tangadur néoill deirid láe, Acall. 7291. co roa niulu nime, SR 8108. cia rosia . . . co neolu nime, PH 6063. amail niullu fleochuidh, CCath. 5665. a fil do lindaib isin domun, etir niula ┐ srotha ┐ aibhne, Ériu ii 134 § 112. re funiud nell na nona, TBC-I¹ 1778 ( LU 6280 ), cf. Acall. 10. a moich-néll na maidne the early morning mists, AFM vi 2102.11 . néall na hoidhche, Keat. Poems 1556. neóill thiugha an aiéir, 2 Samuel xxii 12. neulla tiugha, Job xxii 14 . an tsíon is teó i neóllaibh, Hackett xxi 29 .

pnnél king of (the) clouds , common epithet of Deity , cf. Fél. May 11 , Aug. 27 , Ep. 398. immon ríg os nélaib, ib. Prol. 22 , cf. Ep. 566. a mmo Choimdiu néll!, ACL iii 293 y .

In wider sense: ro thatin in slog aingel . . . co mbatar ina niúl gel imme, PH 7239. fó troim-nell teineadh, AFM vi 1964. 24 . fig. dom dhíon ar nélaibh na plágh, Ériu iv 236.6 (perh. in sense b).

Occas. used apparently of complexion or expression of countenance: cf. mar Ḟer ṅdiad nél ndatha, TBC-LL¹ 4023 (F. von der Wolkenfarbe, Wind., an allusion to the pallor of death; but possibly a play on the meaning of the name Fer d., cf. the npr. Fernéll, 4891 ). sgaíledh néll ngeal do grúaidheadh, IGT Dec. ex. 1237. corp tana truagh | nemhglan a nél , Irish Texts i p. 26 § 12 . néal seirce 'na silleadh, A. Ó Dálaigh x 5.

(b) a swoon, faintness, stupor (freq. in pl.): dos-fánic nél . . . co tarmairt héc, SR 1687 = tanic nell chuice, LB 112b28 . darochair nél ┐ tam ┐ tassi bar Coinculaind, TBC-LL¹ 3968 = tuitis taimhnell for C., St. co torchair ┐ coro laig nél fair, LL 328b49 . atrochratar . . . i nnélaib ┐ i tassib, LL 265b22 = MU 26.14 ; cf. Acall. 6601. téid L. i néall swoons, Keat. ii 4544 . dororchair C. a nel . . . duscid C. asa nel , Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 38.6 , 7 . ro eirigh S. asa niull, BS 158.1 . ro eirigh asa neoll, ZCP vi 27.4 . atrachtatar . . . asa nellaib, RC xiii 7.11 . ? 'san domnach ruc Muire in mac Crist co nellaib ar midnacht, Ériu iii 144 § 15 (perh. in lit. sense). dochuaidh a n-eaxdasis [= exstasis] .i. a néul spioradálta, Mac Aingil 330.9 . go ndeachaidh sí a néalaibh báis, Oss. iv 162.14 . tromnella tiugba[i]s, MR 190.9 . nell troch ┐ fordergadh fola the stupor of those about to die, ZCP xiii 220.14 . néll naíden, Irish Texts ii 53 § 25 , see noídiu. bid n.¤ do Nár, ní ba nert, | tíachtain chucum-sa dar cert weakness (defeat), Metr. Dinds. iv 48.85 .

(b 2) a vision, dream: néall fir choirr ós cionn Tomáis, | néall maighre ós mhac na flatha 'a vision of a hunch-back over Thomas; the vision of a salmon over the lord’s son' Celtica xviii 142 § 25 . gan togra a-noir agad neoll 'no claim to keep thee in the West … is made by thy dream' Aithd. D. 15 § 12 .

(c) in B. na filed, sea: co torracht Coirbri tar nell, ZCP viii 103.4 = dar muir, Ériu ii 186.23 .

Compds. ¤bendacht: beandacht nime, nélbendacht, ZCP viii 560.6 . ¤bruig: fri nelbruig (i.e. heaven), LL 123a2 . ¤ceo: co neillchiachaib nimi cloud-mists, LL 230b5 ( TTr. 978 ). ¤cith: mar gréinghail an néillcheatha (light) shower, Keat. Poems 296 (cf. cithnél s.v. 1 cith). ¤gal `cloud-strife', cloud-rack: tromnélghal dorcha dubhcíach, CCath. 470 , cf. 3817 . trom-nellgala dluithi doburda duibciach, 4420 . ¤glaine: Loch Néil cona nélglaine `cloudy brightness', Metr. Dinds. iii 406.30 . With adj.: do nim nell-solus of bright clouds, BB 243a19 ; cf. TBC-LL¹ 5860 where n. solus is prob. not a compd.

nél(l)fartach

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Forms: neullfartach

adj f. slumbering, dozing: neullfartach `slumbering', Eg. Gl. 491. a neullfartaigh air an leabuidh, Job xxxiii 15 . grádhach air neullfurtaigh, Isaiah lvi 10.