1 neimnech

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Forms: nim(h)nech

adj o, ā. (neim) in later lang. also nim(h)nech.

(a) poisonous, venomous: ind ibair báis neimnich the deadly poisonous yews, Sg. 33b11 . sruth nemnech, SR 7150. marai nemnecha, FA 30 LB ( IT i 191.10 ). fuair dig nimnid [leg. nimnig], LL 129b38 = MacCarthy 210 § 2 (:hingin). for nathrachaib némnechaib, PH 4846. gerrta ainmidhi neim- nigh, Rosa Ang. 146.5 .

(b) fig., of things (actions, qualities) envenomed, deadly, dangerous, keen, intense: alind á óiph in forcitil, nemnech immurgu a inne, Wb. 7c1 . is nemnech in gáeth hísiu, ZCP viii 175.19 (Laon Glosses). gai nemnech, LU 4339 (perh. poisoned). lind nemnech núa (i.e. strong, heady), Ériu vii 222.10 ( LL 208b31 ). nogo rainic an sliabh neimhneach n-oigrita, iii 166 § 22 . cath fuilech fírneimnech, ZCP vi 56.16 . dogniat nuallguba . . . némnig, PH 8315. cride . . . co ngoirtius nem- nech, 6443 . doilghios gér nimhneach, Mac Aingil 5.1 . peacadh neimhneach, TSh. 2303. gud bhois nuídhe neimhnigh `death- dealing hand', KMMisc. 170.6 . buille ró-nimhneach, Jerem. xiv 17. superl. mionna as neimnighe ar talmain `halidoms the most potent' (i.e. the most deadly to those who swear falsely by them), Misc. Hag. Hib. 116.28 .

Of persons, venomous, vindictive, dangerous (to deal with); occas. in favourable sense: fer nemnech drochthengthach in Bricriu, Ériu iv 32.1 . slog . . . néimnech naimtige (of devils), PH 8105. ba nemnech in lanamain (of Nét and Bé Néit), O'Mulc. 132. duine nimhneach a wrathful man, Prov. xv 18. fer nemnech naimdemail (of Caesar), CCath. 351. aithesc Néill neimnig, Ériu iv 104.3 . fir niata nemnecha, Ériu viii 44.35 . brugh na n-onchon n-oscardha nimhneach, Keat. Poems 857.

Adv. ro escain in flead amail is neimneachu forcaemnacair a heascaine, FDG 135.

(c) as subst. ā,f., name of a poetic composition (satire or lampoon?): ind nemnech drisecca, BB 305a30 = in damnech drisiucca, IT iii 65 § 133.