Usage Irish Mythology
Other Forms FormsNemaine
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Contributor Contrib.Khoa Nguyen on 5/12/2014
In Irish Mythology, Nemain is the fairy spirit of the frenzied havoc of war, and possibly an aspect of Morrigan. Nemain can mean "venomous" relating it to the Proto-Celtic "nemi" meaning "dose of poison," or the Old Irish "nem" or "neimi" meaning "poison."