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nenaid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. nenaid or dil.ie/33101

Forms: neanaidh

n i, f. neanaidh, IGT Dec. § 189 (with note: coir sineadh ┐ gearradh ar casadh na neanta, i.e. the increasing cases syncopate the penult. vowel, rendering the first vowel long by position). A nettle, oft. in collect. sense nettles. nenaid quasi non fid hi acht lus, Corm. Y 987. neanaidh .i. neanntóg, O'Cl. do nenaigh glais .i. don nenntóg, O'Dav. 1045. lán a duirn do nenaigh, Hib. Min. 72.2 . ic ben nenta do denam praiscce, Fél. 146.16 . praissech nendta, BCC § 400. sil nennta, Rosa Angl. 116.13 . As a mark of deserted habitations freq. in maledictions: trí comartha láthraig mallachtan .i. tromm, tradna, nenaid , Triads 129 (neanad, neanntoch v.l.). comad he a comarbpa, trom ┐ nenaid ┐ traghnae, Cáin Ad. § 23. nenaid ocus tromm 'malle | conid é fonn a dúine, ACL iii 304.14 . bud nenaid cu brath a lucht | cen tenid ara pr[ímphurt], LL 149b36 , cf. YBL 173a27 , SG 70.20 . Ériu v 94.19 . impidhi nenta am chloich áoil (prov. for a futile entreaty), Anecd. ii 72.9 .

In gram. somet. used as name of letter n , Auraic. 5925 (nendait), cf. 5516 .