Cite this: eDIL s.v. noínden or

Forms: noinden, noenden, noendin, noínnin, noinden, noenden, nóendin, noendin, noennin, n., noindnin

n [f.] acc. to Thurneysen, Heldensage 361 , a compd. of noí meaning nine days (for second component cf. denus `space of a day'). But see Celtic Language, Celtic Culture 137-50 , also Éigse xiii 165-76 . n s. noinden, LL 125b42 , 126a22 . noenden, LU 4957 = noendin, TBC² 472 Y. noínnin, LU 5899 (H) = TBC² 1431. g s. noinden, TBC 225. noenden, 4544 . a s. ina nóendin , LU 5350. d s. noendin, LU 4957 , 4962 (= naindin, TBC² 476 Y). noennin, 5929 .

(a) Name given to the Ulster couvade or period during which the Ulstermen were debili- tated and unable to fight. There are two independent accounts of the cause, one published in ZCP viii 120 (< Harl. 5280 f. 44b ); the other exists in varying versions, two of which (from Harl. 5280 f. 42b and LL 125b42 - 126a resp.) are published by Windisch, Berichte der Sächs. Gesellsch. der Wissenschaften 1884 p. 336 fg. , a third of later date from H. 3.18 p. 46b by Thurneysen, ZCP xii 251 ; in Harl. and LL the tale is entitled Noinden Ulad. See Thurneysen Helden- sage 359 fg. Acc. to LL: cóic laa ┐ cethri aidche no coic aidche ┐ cethri laa. issed sin ro boí noinden Ulad. Nert mna siúil ba hed no bíd la cech fer di Ultaib fri saegul nonbair isin noe[n]den. Treide for nā bíd noenden di Ultaib .i. maicc ┐ mnaa Ulad ┐ Cu Chulaind , 126a20 - 4 ; from which it appears that n.¤ = nine periods of twelve hours; see also Dinds. 94 ( RC xvi 45 ) quoted under 2 nómad. noinden Ulad quasi novim dies, ar is ī rē laithe no bitis isin cess, O'Mulc. 835. bátár Ulaid inna noendin. Ní boí noenden linni iarom, for Fergus, for mnáib ┐ maccaib . . . nach for Coin Culaind ┐ fora athair, LU 4957. dochótár Ulaid ina nóendin, 5350 = noindnin, TBC² 874. ma dodeochaid assa noennin, TBC² 1461. In TBC the phrase cess noínden is used: atá Conchobar 'na chess noinden i nEmain, 225 (= ina chess, TBC² 45 ), cf. 4544 . The title: in ceas naigen (= cess noíden) is given to the story in YBL 211a39 , likewise in H. 3.18 (in ces naidhen, see ZCP xii 252 ), a name used also by Keat. ii 2424 (see noídiu).

(b) (? Lat. nundinae 'market-day') assembly (?): noenden .i. tinol, ut est ardnoendin sluaigh .i. tinol sluaigh mhoir, O'Dav. § 1296 .

(c) of doubtful signification, in follg. exx. apparently warlike gathering, mêlée, fray or something similar. ni thecat sain i nnoenden acht ra hirdalta gona duine dogrés, TBC 4329 (`zu einer Waffentat', Wind.) = i ccath nā i comlonn, St. = a noindin, TBC² 2806. fer nā dechaid asa naindin riam erat ro bai gai ina laim gon [= cen] cenn Connachtaig lais, ZCP i 103.1 (of Conall Cernach) = assa noendin, Ériu iv 28 § 19 ( LL 107a27 ). ni dechaid asa noendin riam [cen] guin Ultaig, Death-tales 36 § 1 (of Cét mac Mágach); in the three preceding exx. Thurneysen, Heldensage 361 n. 2 , takes the phrase as = asa noídin `from his boyhood'. ni bo choir mo fled-sa do thomailt cen noindin Uladh impe, IT ii1 174.24 (`Kriegszug oder Heldentat der Ulter', Thurneysen, Heldensage 468 n. 3 ). ? sruth soimen i mbiadh noinden noindenach, Anecd. ii 65.12 . naindean no naoindean .i. gaisgeadh, O'Cl. nainden .i. gaisced, H. 3.18 p. 416 ( O'C. 965 ). nainnean .i. gaisced `valour', P. O'C.