Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Nuada

Nuada (pr. noo-a-tha or noo-a-da; Forvo) is the name of a figure in Irish mythology, known as Nuada Airgetlám (Nuada of the Silver Arm), who was king of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He lost his arm in battle, which was later replaced by a silver one. It’s possible that Nuada may have been related to Nodens, a Celtic god associated with healing, the sea, hunting, and dogs. The name may be derived from Celtic *noudent- meaning “to acquire”, “to have the use of”, which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. I’ve also seen some sites list it as meaning “protector” or “fog, mist” but I can’t attest to their accuracy.

Nuada is also known by several other names, such as Elcmar and Necht, and is the husband of Boann.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Nuadha
  • Nudd (Welsh)
  • Nuadu

 

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