1 nár

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Forms: náir

adj o, ā. also náir (form used in SR).

(a) in favourable sense, apparently noble, magnanimous, honourable, also modest (? courteous, faultless in behaviour): nar .i. uasal, O'Dav. 1283. Conn na nar (.i. na n-úasal), ZCP v 485 § 4 (B. na f.). naraib .i. uaislib, H 3. 18 p. 248 ( O'C. 474 ). nar (.i. fial), Ériu ii 3.5 . nar .i. fial nó lán nó noeb nó idan, O'Dav. 1290. nar .i. maith: la muinntir Neill nár gháoidheal .i. la fearr do gháoidhealaibh, O'Cl.

Of persons: for ríg nāir nime, SR 4558. aitchim mo Righ nimhe nár, Buile S. 156 y . Nechtán nár, Fél. Jan. 8 (nair, neir, ner v.l.). mac Néir nair, SR 6579. filliud eirred náir (one of Cuchulaind's feats), TBC 2106 , cf. LU 9290 , 10341 . rigmac Nóe náir Iafeth `of righteous Noah', Todd Nenn. 224.29 ( LL 133b 26 ). Niall náir `noble N.', Content. iv 2. bethir nar (of a hero), Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 29 § 32. compar. Curúi . . . cia ba mo is ba halle | is ba nare im biath? more generous, ZCP iii 37.31 (leg. háille . . . náire). Of a woman: ni roibe nech ba nairiu nā ba féli indas in noemóg, LB 66a32 (= modest, well-behaved?). nasc mná nare Étair, Met. Dinds. iii 104.28 (: sáile).

Of things, etc., freq. epithet of heaven: do maig nimi náir, SR 1759 , cf. 4181 , 5488 . for nim nár `in high heaven', Met. Dinds. i 50.53 . Aisl. MC 7.29 . toirthi Parduis, bolad náir, SR 1086. buada allaig [= allaid] náir `victories of noble re- nown', Fél. 156.12 . d'fhine Ghaoidheal na ngníomh náir, Keat. Poems 1159.

(b) diffident, abashed? cf. is nephnár a ndogniat Ulaid over- bold, daring (?), LU 5253 ( TBC² 775 ) = is tarpech in mod do Ultaib, TBC 1398 ; is dana do Ulltaib, St. Hence transf. of that which causes diffidence or shame, shameful, disgraceful , the common later Mid.Ir. meaning, persisting in classical Irish; in this sense nearly always used as pred. comba nár a fhégad do neoch `he was a disgrace for any one to see', PH 1320. is nár nach follus daoibh-se it is a shame, Keat. Poems 37. is n.¤ limm I feel ashamed: bá nar lée a lécud she felt shame at being abandoned, SC 44 ( LU 3922 ). is n.¤ liumm a aisnes, PH 1292 , cf. 1140 . as suaill narbo nar [nair v.l.] leis a nderna do dánacht gloir, CCath. 5019. giodh bé le budh nár mheisi ┐ mo bhriathra, Luke ix 26 . is n.¤ dom it is a shame (disgrace) for me: ní bad nár dóib it would be no shame to them, TBC 121. do Lugh Lágha is beag nach náir | ó do mhaoidhis Art Aoinḟear, Con- tent. vi 256 (= your boast of Art's being slain by L. is well- nigh discreditable to L.). nir ba nairi dosom can Temraig da cosnum oldas do clannaib Neill it was not more disgrace for him not to contest T. than for . . ., Cog. 120.12 . Keat. Poems 52. oir as nár do mhnáibh labhairt sa n-eagluis, 1 Cor. xiv 35.

As attrib.: eidedh nemh-náir `a faultless suit of armour' (i.e. one not to be ashamed of?), Ériu v 178.271 .

(c) in B. na filed, evil, grievous (extension of preceding sense?): drubh 'na timcell (.i. 'na egmuis) lium is nar (.i. olc), ZCP v 487 § 15. nar .i. olc, O'Cl.