nócha

Cite this: eDIL s.v. nócha or dil.ie/33219

 

n t, f. the number ninety ; folld. by gen. pl. of noun, ninety . Not common, the number being usually expressed by scores, and not found in Glosses. no[í] deich i nnochait, SR 759. Elizar dianad slán nocha bliadan, PH 6554. fer nochat bliadan, 6540 . isin tres bliada[i]n noícat, CCath. 149 (.ix. cat). for nochait miodhach, TBC-LL¹ 5621 St.

In early Mod. Ir. largely supplanted by nóchad o, m. IGT Dec. § 11.6 . cheithre céad ré taobh nóchait four hundred and ninety, Keat. iii 425 (poem). do mhair Enos nóchad bliaghan, Genesis v 9 . ocht mblíadhna ar nóchad, 1 Sam. iv 15. tar nóchadaibh . . . do chrádh `nineties of sorrows', Ó Bruad. iii 58. 18 .