nemain

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Forms: Nemain, Emain, anemain, ineamhain, némainn

n f.

(a) as npr. f. name of an ancient war-goddess, the wife of Néit and somet. identified with the Badb. Neit mac Indúi 's a dí mnaí Badb ┐ Némaind, LL 11b18 = Nemain, Leb. Gab. i 184.18 . Neid .i. dia catha . . . Nemon uxor illius , Corm. Y 965. Be Neid .i. . . . Nemon, 181 . Némhan .i. badhb chatha no feannóg O'Cl. Nemain is Nét, Met. Dinds. iv 96.4 (: dremuin). dosfóbair thrá ind Nemain (.i. in Badb), LU 4683 = ind Emain , TBC² 211 YBL. cordas-mesc ind Némain forsin tslóg, LU 6286 ( TBC² 1784 ) = coro mesc ind Neamain (.i. in Badb), TBC 2444 (ineamain, St., anemain, H.2.18 , Eg. 93 ). ind Neamain, TBC 5004 (anemain, St., ineamhain, H.) = ind Emain, TBC² 3091.

(b) battle-fury, warlike frenzy, strife: tuc dóib nemain ┐ neim | in draic dremain ` murder ', Met. Dinds. iv 14.21 . Érne nóisech cen nemain ` malice ', iii 464.53 . nos-geb omun ┐ nemain ┐ dasacht, BB 436b1 . nemhain ┐ dobhar ┐ dásacht, Buile S. § 11 . némhain .i. dásacht nó mire, O'Cl. Cf. nemain dega .i. aibli tened, O'Mulc. 839. ? némain i fothud, RC xxvi 24 § 87 (part of the art or functions of a `fili': `a pearl in setting (?),' Stokes as if = némainn: so also glossators).