3 nin

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 nin or dil.ie/33188
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: nena, nionaibh

n u, m. a wave (poetic): nin-ḟos .i. nin ro gab fos .i. tonn do-dechaid dond fairgi, Corm. Y 961 (explanation of the name Ninus or Nindus applied to a well). nin .i. tond, Lec. Gl. 357 ; 171 M . nion tonn coitchionn (a general name for a wave), Metr. Gl. Ff. 59. nion .i. tonn, Auraic. 2791. nāss a nin .i. bās arna tonnaibh, H 4.22 p. 36b ( O'Curry 2018 ). ? g s. Aeblend nena , LL 152b41 = Aeiblenn nena, SG ii 484.8 (`of the wave', 532.23 ) = Eblend ena, Metr. Dinds. iv 64.77 (prob. right reading). a s. hi nin glas 'dans la vague bleue' Ad. VC2 ii § 12 , Études Celt. xxix 358 . d p. tairgsin āirmhe ar nionaibh undertaking to count waves (a fruitless attempt), Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, v 93 § 33 . See 3 nen which seems a spurious ns. formed from the gs. stem of this word; see 1 nena.