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nónbor

Cite this: eDIL s.v. nónbor or dil.ie/33300

Forms: cless níad nonbair, nónbar, nónbair, nonbor

n o, m. (noí) in late Mid.Ir. also naenbar (-mar), mod. naonbhar. For formation see Thurn. Hdb. § 387 , Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii. 136 . A group or number of nine persons (in earlier lang. of men only), used absolutely or folld. by gen. or partitive DE. nonbar a nomine nouim (= novem) , Corm. Y 993. ro marb nonbor do churadaib, LU 4375. nonbor di láthaib gaile fer nUlad, FB 55. nonbur ar chét do marcṡlóg one hundred and nine, Alex. 148. naonmur óclách, Acall. 107. nonmhar ogbhan, Fl. Earls 100.25 . ochtar no naenmhar do marbadh ann, AU iii 392.24 . g s. cless níad nonbair, FB 51. fri saegul nonbair nine generations, LL 126a23 . du. in dá nónbar itamáit the eighteen of us, Acall. 36. rachmaid-ne ┐ dá naonmar lind, ZCP xiii 212.6 (but: dā nonmar, ib. 9 ). pl. trí nónbair , Acall. 181. trí naenbair, 171 . ro marb na tri nonboru, FB 84. go tri nonbara, Laws iv 234.8 . bratgaisced na tri nónbor , FB 89. As adverbial dat.: dolluid Fer C. isa tech nonbor with nine men, LU 1498 ( MU 50.19 ). dochumlái som ass tríb nonbaraib with twenty-seven men, LL 251b43 ( TBFr. 367 ).