Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbil or

n g s. (see Thurn. Gramm. § 871 (c) ): fuil imbil hi rae gl. i.¤ in duine mer no ṡaides comrag nindligthech `a wound [inflicted] by a fool in combat,' Eriu xii 50 § 63. See also ambil.

? imbitine :

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? imbitine : or

ind a noidhetus .i. a ngenus ┐ nuibe imbitine ic oclach, ┐ ni finntar in ben fa nac si, Irisches Recht 5.1 transltd. `in dauerndem Dienst (?),' (? i mbith-tine).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imblecán or

x see imlecán.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imblech or

x see imlech.

? imblegar :

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? imblegar : or

Forms: inmblegar

v bo imblegar fri pít, O'C. 814 ( H 3. 18, p. 376a ). (probably read mblegar = mlegar, see mlegid; or it may be a corruption of inmblegar (in-omblig) = bo blegar fri fit `a cow which is milked for a repast,' Laws v 260.3 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbleith or

Forms: mbleith

n [f.] the act of grinding: imbleith for lig `grinding upon the whet-stone,' Laws v 484.2 . Perh. leg. mbleith, see mleith.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbleogain or

x see inbleogain.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbliu or

x see imliu.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbocht or

Forms: imbach

n (? leg. imbach vn. of *imm-bo-n-g. Cf. tobach vn. of do-boing). act of reaping: Mairt a n-ar, Mairt hi corad sil a ngurt, Mairt a n-imbochdt `their reaping be on a Tuesday,' RC xii 106.16 .

imbolc, óimelc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbolc, óimelc or

n o (? <imb-bolg, Ó Máille, Ériu x 110 or < *ommolg Stud. Celt. xiv-xv 109 ), the name of the pagan festival celebrated on the first day of Spring (see Vendryes RC xli 241 - 4 ); hence, in Christian times transferred to Candlemas: ōn lūan aidche samnai coricci lūan aidchi imbuilc, TBC² 2999. on lúan re samain sáinriuth cossin cetáin iar n-imbulc (ier bfel Brigde v.l. Stowe), TBC 2473. o lúan taite ṡamna co tate imbuilg (go taitte n-earraigh v.l. , Stowe), 3186 . fromad cach bíd iar n-urd | issed dlegair i n-Imbulc, Hib. Min. 49.27 . iar n-imbulc, ba garb a ngeilt `after Candlemas (rough was their herding),' Met. Dinds. iii 370.61 . Fanciful etymological explanation: óimelc .i. ōi-meilg .i. is[ī] aimser andsin tic as cāirach. melg .i. ass arinní mblegar, Corm. Y 1000.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbolgad or

vn. of imbolgaid. See inbolgad.