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núa , núae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. núa , núae or dil.ie/33322
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Forms: nōe, nuae, nue, naue, nuu, nuai, núi, nuie, nuai, nui, nui, nui, nuae, nuib, núa, núa, nuadh, núa, núa, na, naoi, núa, núa, naoi, nóe, nú-, nuad, nó-, nuachrechnaigthi

adj io, iā. O.Ir. nōe, Thes. ii 270.6 ( Ardm. 16a2 ). nuae, Ml. 17b5 , 18d6 , etc. nue, Sg. 131b1 . naue, 217 marg. ( Thes. ii p. xxii ); 5b6 . d s m. nuu, Ml. 2b11 , Enchir. Aug. 85a ( ZCP vii 485 ) ? g s n. nuai, Ml. 106d8 (gl. recentis [victoriae], but the glossator prob. thought of the Irish buaid). a s f. núi, Hy. v 74 (nue v.l.). a s n. nuie, Wb. 4b29 , 7c7 , cf. 28b29 (nuiethicid); Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 28 refers this form to núide. d s f. nuai, Ml. 32b14 . nui, 2b11 , 35c3 . n p m. nui, Wb. 22a30 , Ml. 115b4 . a p m. nui, 115b2 . g p n. nuae, 138c16 . d p n. nuib, 75a12 , 139a2 . Mid.Ir. núa (common form), núe. Mod. núa , often written nuadh in classical period. núa , IGT Dec. § 139 , § 204 , § 206 . g s m. núa , na, § 204 . naoi, § 206 (in phr. Rí nimhe naoi; the word neamh being treated as of two genders). Cf. meic Naoi nert-naoi, Irish Texts iv 34.2 . g s f. núa (na nimhe núa ), IGT Dec. § 206. d s m. núa , ib. d s f. naoi, ib.; ex. 1934 . The archaic form nóe survives in poetry down to Mod.Ir.; see nódh and 3 nó.

(a) new, recent, fresh: in Glosses translates novus and recens. nua quasi noua , Corm. Y 995. cétal nuae, gl. canticum novum, Ml. 60a12 . moltai nui . . . nad ro cheta riam (= inusitata carmina), 115b4 . ní nuae dunni ind esamnae so this confidence is not new to us, 110d12 , cf. 17b5 . memmbrum naue new parchment, Sg. 217 m. inf. hó shiun co nuie, Wb. 4b29 . is gel cach nua , SCC 43. tech nue, IT i 137.8 ( LU 10580 ) = t. nuad, ib. 21 (Eg.). a tigh naí, ZCP x 345 § 4. dorónad fín nua isna lestraib nuib, PH 5511. forcetul nua , 1688 . sc[el]a an rechta naeí of the new (i.e. Gospel) law, RC x 184.9 . i ndligheadh nua ┐ i seindliccheadh, AFM iii 536 n . an soitheach nua ┐ an sean-shoitheach, TSh. 728. rígh núa , Exodus i 8. a ló na rée nuáidhe of the new-moon, Ezekiel xlvi 1.

(b) of persons in various senses young, fresh, lusty, vigorous, passing in later poetry into that of bright, fair: gilla nua noidenda, LL 267a7 = MU 34.9 (of a boy of 11). Níall núa `young N.', Ériu iv 104.1 . ni nia nad nua fri cotach Conuail `not a champion that is not strong as to the league of C.', ACC 118 ( RC xx 286 ). do throit ra níaíd nua , TBC-LL¹ 3410 ; quoted by O'Cl. with gl. nua .i. lāidir, and so taken by Windisch (mit einem starken Helde). macan Cathbaid coeim ocus Neassa nua `of N. the strong' (? fair, bright), RC vi 177 z . in cuire noem nua (of the Apostles in heaven), KMMisc. 256.2 (= LB 262b37 ). Iosa Chríosd ceann na naomh nua `the bright saints', Dán Dé xxvi 34 .

(c) of things, often fresh, clear, bright, fair: nemh núa , ACL iii 307 § 22 ; a common epithet of 1 nem, see IGT Dec. § 206. comde nimi núi (? nuí), LL 307a14 . ríoghain nimhe naoi, A. Ó Dálaigh ii 7. ? inar nar mín fa cnes núa , ZCP vii 303 § 4 (: luadh; of Colum Cille, perh. tender, sensitive). cróch buidhe i gcoróin naoi a cinn (of a fair woman compared to a daisy), Hackett xi 14 . rosg nua `bright', TD 19.1 ; cf. guidhis an bhféata bhfoltnaoi `the lovely shining-haired one', 1.24 . decair coimes red chéibh núa , IGT Dec. ex. 1934. don fhréimh naoi-si chéibhfinn Chuinn, Ériu viii 193.43 .

(d) as subst. folld. by gen. that which is new (fresh): núa cacha bíd ┐ sen cacha dighi, Acall. 27 , cf. 5061 . ro thoirbir nua bidh ┐ sen corma, ZCP vi 25.25 . núa corma new ale, Ériu iv 124.22 . conid for mesca do nua fína ro batar, PH 5394. núa luachra fresh rushes, IGT Dec. ex. 685. tabhram fad' bhreith . . . nua na calla sul chríonai-se `my body's vigour ere it withers', Dán Dé xvi 8 , cf. ZCP xii 383.23 . Newness: in tempall do dhénamh asa núa to rebuild the church, ZCP x 14.22 . a leagadh aris, indus co ndentaí asa núa é that it might be remade (of a knife), BCC § 260. Youth: ní nach dearnadh as mo nua ná as mo naoidheandacht, ML 100.14 .

(e) in advl. use: nuie tanicc cuccumsa (gl. hospes meus) lately, Wb. 7c7 . co naue till lately , Sg. 5b6 . dorinne ridire co nua dim, RC xix 30 § 30. go nó (nuadh v.l.) ` lately ', Ó Bruad. i 18 § 1. slucit na dá draic déc co nóe d'éis aroli in anmain swallow the soul anew one after another, IT i 183.29 ( FA 20 LB). d'iarraidh síth go nua 'nois anew, again , Content. ix 15 , cf. viii 18 , xvi 78 . muna ndiúlta dibh go nuadh `unless you deny (as no one yet)', xvi 21 . Also co nú, see 1 nú. is i nnuu atbath recently, just now , ACC 11 Comm. ( RC xx 160.14 ) = is nu, LU 575. gid andlaicter misi a nÍ . . . is a nDun anfad a nuadh `in Down I shall dwell anew', BCC § 373.

Compds. Freq. used in various senses to form unstable compd. (often in contrast with similar compd. with sen-); also nú-, in mod. lang. often nuad h- and in late poetry nó-.

(a) with noun: ¤bla (pl.) `new fames', Thes. ii 295.8 ( SP v 4 ). ¤bés: i n-urd núabésa `of the new rite', Fél. 76 x . ¤cath: Aed eangach na nuachath, IT iii 89 § 116. n.¤cland new plantations: nua-chlandib(us) gl. noualibus , Études Celt. xxii 212 § 62 . ¤cnám: núadchnáimh géill asail, Judges xv 15 . ¤congbál a new steading, settlement : as n.l. cell nuachoṅgbal, LL 286a40 ( Irish Texts i 34 ). ¤cride: fig. nuachroidhe chreidimh newfangled doctrine, Mac Aingil 9.9 (pref.). ¤cruth: it núacrutha na haisti seo new [metrical] forms, IT iii 23 § 68. ¤cúirt a new court: g s. na nuachúirte, Fl. Earls 80.1 . ¤ésca: nú-esca a new moon , PH 1686. ¤fala: a senghomh ┐ a nuafhaladh di aroile, AFM vi 2266.24 . a seanfholta ┐ a nuafholta, iv 1176.6 . ¤litrid a new (recent) writer: pl. núalitríde, IT iii 23 § 68. nuailitridi, ib. la nuelitridi, Sg. 5b11 , 90b4 . ¤long: a núalonga . . . a senlonga, CCath. 1919. ¤maise: fo nuamaisi fhigi ┐ ber[r]tha, TBC-I¹ 2423 . ¤partaing: cosmail do nuapartaing a beóil, TBC-LL¹ 208. dergithir nuapartaingi, MR 64.24 . ¤peccad: a thaiscid senpheccaid, a thuilled nuapheccaid!, PH 8227. ¤recht: sacramuinti an nuai-reachta of the new law (Gospel dispensation), Mac Aingil 2.8 . ¤slige (vn.): horaili nuasligi (gl. quodam novali) newly broken land, Ml. 2a6 . ¤tech: núathaig .i. teach nua nimhe bright (resplendent) house, O'Cl. nuiethicid a novice (gl. neophytum), Wb. 28b29 . pl. nuethigti, IT iii 28 § 68. nuae-thintud a new translation , Ml. 2a6 . See also núḟiadnaise.

(b) with adj. formed from noun; with others forming dwanda-compds.: ¤crothach: [Fedlim] núachrothach .i. cruth núa do thaisbentá do cach áen fuirri ara caíme, Cóir Anm. 257. Fedlím nochrothach . . . no nuachraideach, BB 253b1 . See noí (compds.). ¤maisech: comp. cach ní . . . bá nuamassigi dá n-étaigib, LL 219b2 . ¤bind: cruite nuabinde, Acall. 3793. ¤gel: co núagel, Metr. Dinds. iii 270.2 . gasraid . . . nuagel, Cog. 160.6 . ¤glan: dechealta nuaglana, Acall. 3869. d'ainglib nuaghlana bright and pure, BNnÉ 274.4 . TTebe 1373 . tír nóghlan, Ó Bruad. iii 68 z . ¤glas: co coilltib nuaglasa, TTebe 1715 .

(c) with vb. in adverbial sense anew, afresh: ro nigh ┐ ro nuacōrigh a gnuis, ZCP vi 25.24 . ra nuaglanait a n-étaigi, LL 232a30 . ro nuaglanaid cathbarr[a], TTebe 1273 .

Similarly with vn.: in lebar so . . . do núachorúghadh to rearrange (re-edite), Fen. 392.5 . tech . . . iarna nuadhenum, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 42.30 . iar nódhul i dtalamh d'Éamonn `since the late interment of E.', Ó Bruad. i 146.19. ag nuaghol weeping anew, Keat. Poems 162.

With part.: nuachrechnaigthi freshly (lately) wounded , ZCP iv 384.20 . Nena nuagnithi, Fianaig. 50.3 (`new-made?' Gloss.; fair-formed?).