Fearsome Breton figures, black and menacing of countenance, with feline claws and feet ending in hoofs. They haunt ancient dolmens. Wednesday was the nain's night and their great night feast was the first Wednesday in May. See also nain rouge.
- Spence, Lewis. (1917). Legends and Romances of Brittany. New York: Fredrick A. Stokes, pp. 96-97.