notlaic

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Forms: nolaig, notlac, nollac, notlaicc, nodlaig, nodlag

n f. (Lat. natalicia, Ped. i 204 ). n s. nolaig, Laws v 396. 25 Comm. g s. notlac, LL 22a55 . nollac, Laws iii 492.12 Comm. (phonetic). d s. ré notlaicc aird, Fél. Nov. 13 (nodlaig LB). Mod. nodlaig, g s. nodlag: na nodlaige, O'Gr. Cat. 594.41 (scribal entry of year 1733).

Christmas; Christmas day, either alone or in expression n.¤ mór great Christmas, in distinction from n.¤ becc (stéille) little Christmas (C. of the star), i.e. the Epiphany; in these expres- sions the adj. is often undeclined. Later n.¤ becc came to be used for the feast of the Circumcision (Jan. 1), as in the Book of Common Prayer (editions of 1608, 1702); the term Nodlaig Bheag is still current, being used in Munster of the Epiphany, in Connacht and Ulster of New Year's day. i n-obli casc ┐ notlaic (leg. notlac?) ┐ cheṅṅcigis, Thes. ii 254.18 ( Stowe Miss. 65b ). in notlaic . . . Críst ó Mairi . . . génair, Fél. Dec. 25. ciped laa forsa mbe notlaic mór nó notlaic stéille, Ériu ii 208 § 28 = notlaic mor .i. epifania Domini nó notlaic becc nó notlaic stelle, LB 203b52 (where the gloss is misplaced). día tairridi notlaic steild the day after Epiphany, Mon. Tall. 30 = an la d'eís epífania, Rule of Tall. § 96a . ó nodlaig mhóir go féil Bríghde, Ériu i 80 § 10 (Leabhar Oiris). ó nodlaic mór co nodlaic becc, Cog. 112.14 . o nollaic co feil Brighdi, AU ii 362.16 (a. 1282). adaig notlac mór, LL 22a55 . aidchi notlac moir, RC xvii 365.17 . aidhce nodlaic mór, AU 1056. ota aidchi notlaic mair co hiarnotlaic steill, ZCP xiii 28.8 (nodlug mor, notlac móir v.l.). go hoidhche nottlacc stell, Hugh Roe 18.21 (f. 5b) . fó nodlaicc mór, FM vi 1988.13 . du. etir dí notlaic, Mon. Tall. 30. snechta mór eter dá notlaic, AU ii 290.22 . Meton. of a Christmas banquet: do chaith sé an nodluicc do roinnedh d'Aodh Buidhe, L.Chl. Suibhne § 39.