[nee-see, ney-]

noun Irish Legend.

the husband of Deirdre and a nephew of Conchobar, by whom he was treacherously killed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of naoise

  • And Naoise and Ainle played chess, with hands that did not tremble.

  • Days passed, and Deirdrê waited, very sure that Naoise must come to her at last.

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for naoise



Irish myth the husband of Deirdre, killed by his uncle ConchobarSee also Deirdre
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