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ninach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ninach or dil.ie/33191

o, ā. adj. perh. vaulted, canopied (of the sky); having a roof or top (of gallows), ZCP xxviii 254-55 .

(a) epithet of the sky: nem ninach ` delightful (?)', Fél. Prol. 108 ; in LB glossed .i. gablach (forked?) ( Fél.² p. xxiv ). ninach .i. brecht, ut dixit poeta . . . for neam ninach nélach, Fél.² p. lxvi ( Mar. 31 ), i.e. many-hued, changeful? ar neam nóemdai ninach (.i. taitnemach), ib., i.e. shining? nem ninach .i. neam nēlach cloudy, BB 301a31 (the gl. may be due to association of the two epithets in poetry, see second ex. above). ticfa nel derg teinntide | a túaisciurd nime ninaig, SR 8026.

(b) epithet of gallows: croch nínach Anissi `fork- shaped', Fél. Mar. 31 (glossed .i. glacach, ut dicitur nin garmna .i. ginol .i. ol ginach na garmna, Fél.² p. lxvi ); the MSS. seem to read ninach without accent.

nionach .i. áoibhinn; nionach .i. glacach, reannach nō beannach nō breac, O'Cl. P. O'C. (glosses prob. speculative, Hull, ZCP xxviii 255 ). See also McManus, Ériu xxxix 152 .