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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbolgaid or

Forms: imbolgad

v ā (bolg) blows (as with a bellows): impf. s 3 ro imbolgad re nert anala in cairchi tened, Acall. 1668 v.l.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbrath or

n great treachery? betrayal? díbdath flatha ilar cath | mairg fairccfi a i.¤ , SG 82.14 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imbresan or

x see imresan.

? imbri

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? imbri or

ind ro gab i.¤ bró (ron gab a brí bro v.l.), LU 8399 ( FB § 27 ) (cf. Zimmer, ZCP i 75 ff . who would emend to : imbrith brōn `das Kreisen des Mühlsteins').

? imbríathrad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? imbríathrad or

n oppressive suing ?: imbriathradh .i. in cach do-ni amainsi acra forin ceile, O'C. 453 ( H 3. 18, p. 242a ). Or perhaps: i mbriathradh.