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[nee-see, ney-]
noun Irish Legend.
  1. the husband of Deirdre and a nephew of Conchobar, by whom he was treacherously killed.
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Historical Examples

  • 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?”

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for naoise


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