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4 nach , nách

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 4 nach , nách or


Forms: nách, náich, nech

conj. introducing subord. neg. clause, that . . . not . In O.Ir. used only with inf. pron. in place of ná, nád or as 3 s. pres. ind. of copula ; in Mid.Ir. more widely (but not with ro- forms of vb.). Occas. nách ( Wb. 12a6 , náich, 10a15 ).

(a) after a n- (when), ol, huare (because), ar (in final clauses), co (in consecutive clauses), amal and the like ; with ar and co the word coalesces (arnach, connach) : a nnachat-toscelfat when they will not experience thee, Ml. 107c11 . ol nacham-didna-sa because it does not console me, 86d3 . huare nachan-soirai-nni because thou dost not deliver us, 93d10 . arnachit-rindarpither lest thou be cast away, Wb. 5b33 . arnacht-fordiucail in fer sommae that . . . may not devour thee, Ml. 36a32 (= nachat-). arnach-ndermanadar Dia that God should not forget him, 32d5 . arnacha-imrada that he may not think them, 51a1 . connacham-robae dliged, 90c16 . connach-n-impad so that he could not turn himself, 122a14 . connacha-dánaigfea so that he will not bestow it (sc. trócaire), 96a7 . connách moidea nech , Wb. 2b4 (3 s. n. pron.).

Without inf. pron. : huare nach derni a adamrugud because he cannot express admiration of him, Ml. 128c3 (exceptional construction in Glosses). do chin huair nach atamar because thou didst not acknowledge thy guilt, SR 1406. is i liss . . . ro alt conach acced fer hí, IT i 71.9 . suail nach farroeblaṅgatar in bruiden they almost leaped over, CRR 15. cid damsa nach dígelaind ḟoraib? why should I not punish you? 46 .

Representing copula : amal nach forcend lipair nach maighin i mbí amén as every place . . . is not the end of a book, Hib. Min. 2.49 . cid nach homo aspert? why did he not say `homo'? 13.453 (= cid arnach, Harl.). suail nach ed domgni marb, CRR 5. amal nách áil léind ar toccrád, PH 5820. uair nachdat dee na híí chreti, 1141 .

(b) in noun-sentences expanding a preceding pron. or noun or after vbs. of perceiving, thinking, saying, etc. : is follus isindí nachim-rindarpai-se in that he has not cast me away, Wb. 5a18 . is ed ro chreti cách . . . nachab-ticfed, Ml. 46a14 . asberad som . . . nacha-soirbed that he would not save them, 53d6 . dothuṅg . . . nacha-mbérat ar áis that they shall not carry him off, TBC-LL¹ 144. tiur-sa brethir . . . nachas-idnaidiub-sa that I will not await them, 4938 . Without pron. : isbertatar . . . nach ístais biad, IT i 75.15 . atbertsat nach tanic fáid amal Ísu, PH 2796.

Copula : epert as nert Dáe . . . ┐ nach a nert fesin, Ml. 63b12 . ni ǽrburt nach armu peccad [d]ora[ta]d form that it was not for my sin, 44b19 . in fhacca tusa nách Iúdaide mesi? that I am not a Jew, PH 2707. ro fhetamar-ni . . . conid o Dia ro hordnit ┐ nach o diabul, 4880 .

Occas. co nach appears for nach : tuicfe-siu . . . co nach Dia he that he is not God, PH 1845 , cf. 7644 . dia fhoillsiugud co nachat anmand uaisle . . . noemait nech, 5086 .

(c) in final clauses : álmí-ni . . . nachan-tecma drochrann that an evil lot may not befall us, Fél. Jan. 10 (arnan-tecma v.l.). frithalid aslach diabuil . . . nach-for-ḟuca lais dia thig, SR 1459.

(d) in a few cases irregularly used at beginning of a main clause (see Celtica ix 129-30 ): ní ind fessin eirbthi ┐ nach dō duaisilbi nanní dogní and it is not to himself that he appropriates (ascribes), Ml. 51b12 (cop.). ocus noch [= nach] do cenel eile do hordaiged, Laws i 34.12 Comm. (cop.).

Idiomatically in answering questions: `A lenmain, a Ḟerguis' bar M. . . . `Aicce ón omm' bar F. `nachas-linub-sa' I will not follow him, TBC-LL¹ 2887. `Anat didiu' ol A. `Nách ainfet dano' ol M., TBC-I¹ 171. See 2 nád.