1 nasc

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n o,m. (cf. naiscid)

(a) a fastening, tie, spancel, ring , etc., in wide sense: nasc quasi nex ōnnī as nexo .i. imnaiscim, Corm. Y 980. nasc aue, 54 . nasc mná nāre Étair `chain', Met. Dinds. iii 104.28 = id n-óir, ib. 22 . nasc `ring' (agricultural imple- ment), Auraic. 5725 (Ogham tírda). connacatar . . . na liasa ┐ na machadhu ┐ na nascu (essentials in farming), Lism.L. 1908 . tricha bó . . . co nascaib créduma, LL 295b27 = RC xiii 41 x (`tethers'). n.¤ níad a chain or collar worn by an ap- proved champion, Corm. 978. nascc niadh . . . nasc druad, nasc deo[g]buire, Nero A vii f. 1486 ( O'Don. 2216 ). nasc niadh (equivalent of knighthood in chivalry), Keat. ii 6268 ; expld. as `slabhra' chain, 6269 . nasg niad . . . ba bēs i nErinn in tan sin gach niadh . . . nasc di ōr deilighthi ima braghait i comurtha laochdachta, LL 393b20 . In late poetry used fig. of a chief, as compd.: nascnia Conallach, E. O'Rahilly xxvi 38 (1911) = naisg-niadh, Gwynn Cat. 257.

(b) legal term, a bond, obligation ; a general term for every method of legal binding, Cóic Con. Fug. p. 79. athgabail nadma donadbat nasce (i.e. a contract to which there are no bonds), Laws i 214.23 , see Bürgschaft 60.35 .