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Naoise

[nee-see, ney-] /ˈni si, ˈneɪ-/
noun, Irish Legend.
1.
the husband of Deirdre and a nephew of Conchobar, by whom he was treacherously killed.
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  • Days passed, and Deirdrê waited, very sure that Naoise must come to her at last.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • And Naoise said: “What then, best beloved, dost thou read from this dream of thine?”

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • And Naoise and Ainle played chess, with hands that did not tremble.

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  • From that day forward, Naoise held kingship over the thoughts and dreams of Deirdrê.

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  • And Naoise made answer: “Either a dead man, or the mark of where a man has lain hidden thou wilt find under the bracken.”

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  • Then said Naoise: “Although harm should come, for her dear sake I am willing to live in disgrace for the rest of my days.”

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  • There, lying on the couches, the chess-board of ivory and gold between them, were Naoise and Deirdrê.

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  • But Deirdrê sprang from the shoulder of Naoise and would have killed the man ere he struck.

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British Dictionary definitions for Naoise

Naoise

/ˈniːʃə/
noun
1.
(Irish myth) the husband of Deirdre, killed by his uncle Conchobar See also Deirdre
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