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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The husband of Deidre in Irish legend.

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  • She does not show immediately after the death of Naoise enough sense of what has happened, enough normal despair to permit of a gradual development into the wild unearthly feeling of the last speeches, though these last speeches are exquisitely spoken.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

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

    A Book of Myths

  • "Then shall I have speech with Naoise, Ardan, and Ainle," she said, and ere Lavarcam could stop her, she had flitted through the trees by

    A Book of Myths

  • She begged Naoise to let them go to some place of safety and there wait until Fergus had fulfilled his _geasa_ and could rejoin them and go with them to Emain Macha.

    A Book of Myths

  • Deirdrê had sailed yet further north in their galley, and that there, in the land of his mother, Naoise ruled as a king.

    A Book of Myths

  • But Naoise had said to Deirdrê when she foretold his doom:

    A Book of Myths

  • And with a glad heart Deirdrê went with him who was to be her lord, and Naoise took her to where his brothers awaited his coming.

    A Book of Myths

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

    A Book of Myths

  • Sometimes she would hunt the red deer with Naoise and his brothers, up the lonely glens, up through the clouds to the silent mountain tops, and in the evening, when she was weary, her three loyal worshippers would proudly bear her home upon their bucklers.

    A Book of Myths

  • Naoise because of the certain wrath of Conor, the king.

    A Book of Myths

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