Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. NYA-sə(Irish)
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Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain. In Irish legend she was the mother of Conchobhar, king of Ulster. According to some versions of the legend she was originally named Assa meaning "gentle", but was renamed Ni-assa "not gentle" after she sought to avenge the murders of her foster fathers.

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VariantsNeassa, Nessa(Irish) Neas, Ness, Nessa(Irish Mythology)
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Entry updated April 25, 2021