Ní mochen nech nos·fothraic nád·ib dig.

Ní mochen nech nos·fothraic nád·ib dig.

(not * lucky * person * that bathes himself * that not drinks * drink)

Not lucky the man who takes a bath without taking a drink.

This bit of marginalia is found at the bottom of page 94 in the Leabhar Breac. I have edited it slightly from the original spelling, which is “ni mochin nech nosfothraic na tib dig”.

Compare this sentiment to the triad, also found in this collection: “Trí fuiric thige degduini: cuirm, fothrucud, teine mór.” (Three hospitalities of a good man’s house: ale, a bath, a big fire.)

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