imtholtu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. imtholtu or dil.ie/28165

n n, f. strong will in various shades of meaning

(a) wilfulness, eagerness: imtholtain .i. a thoil féin, O'Cl. ros-gab míad ┐ imtholtu íad, BDD² 204. soifid roúall ocus roimtholtu i mmaccu aithech, RC xxvi 42.1 . mor tra in uall ┐ in nimtholta ro-gab Alaxander oc faircsin na slogh sa, BB 494a11 . cen cosnum cen imt[h]oltuin, ACL iii 320 § 90. co mmīad imtholton with pride of wilfulness?, TBC-I¹ 3263. fer án athlam ... co n-ábairt imtholta with self-willed behaviour, TBC-LL¹ 5325. in t-oglach brighach borrfadach co nirt menman ┐ imtoltan, BB 412b26 . doluid co fuaill (=uaill) ┐ imtholtain o[a] athair `who went with pride and wilfulness from his father,' RC xvi 158.5 .

(b) great desire: romgab imtholta im erscéluib Tāno do ḟaisnēis dam, ACL iii 3.18 . rom-gabh imtholta a ndiaidh mu Thigearna, Lism. L. xiv 14. imtholta n-gáisi, RC xlv 39 § 10. is comarlecud sruithí donfuc ... ni [i]mtholta `it is by order of our superiors we travel ... not for our pleasure,' RIA MSS. Ser. 182.14 .

(c) great pleasure, delight: ar imtholtain in da mac do breith through delight at having borne the two sons, TBFr. App. § 10. in gáir roláesat na hanmand iar n-imtholtain tuidechta ó díabul, RC xxi 384.2 .