imbolc, óimelc

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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.

imbolgad

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vn. of imbolgaid. See inbolgad.

imbolgaid

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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.

imbrath

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

imbresan

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x see imresan.

? imbri

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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

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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.

imbruach

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n edge, brink: tanic reme go sruth Sionna go hiom- bruach, TBC p. 905 n. 2.

imbrúid

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Forms: rimbrū

v (2 imm- + brúid) crushes utterly: perf. s. 3 co rimbrū in charrac iter eochu ocus dōine `the rock crushed both horses and men,' Ériu ii 26 § 9.

imbúalad

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Forms: imbúalta, imbuailte, immbualaidh, imbúaladh

n u, m. later o, m. g s. imbúalta, Fianaig. 88.20 . imbuailte, CCath. 4889 ; immbualaidh, FM v 1370.7 . imbúaladh m. IGT Decl. § 48.

I (3 imm- + búalad).

(a) mutual smiting, exchanging of blows; battle, onset: comairnectar ... cathugud ┐ imbualad im urbrunni inn átha, TBC 4950. conusacca in dís oc imbualad ┐ ic marbad a cheli ar a chind, LB 117a32 . nir thriallsat tecedh no imbualadh nó gnimh catha do denumh, CCath. 3121. ro gabh cach a inad imbuailti ann `everyone took his fighting place there,' 5787 . ro cindsetar sum imguin ┐ imbualad, Acall. 3149 v.l. bid doilig d'óen-túaid bic isin domun imguin ┐ imbúalad fri lucht na Gréce, TTr.² 754. ro srainead ... in cath tre neart imbualta ┐ imgona for choiced nOl nEcmacht, Ériu viii 178.34 . ro hordaiged a mílid ... a n-urt[h]osach in imbúalta `in the fore-front of the mutual smiting,' Fianaig. 88.20 . ro indsaigh cach i cheile dibh i rrói cath ocus im- bualtae, Ériu viii 177.13 . do reidiged laithir fairsing im- bualta don laechraid, Celt. Rev. iv 118.29 . batar ... ic immualad ocus ic imesarcain etorro, Cog. 76.8 . an edh is áil libh oirrlech no imbualad oidhchi do dēnam? ML² 1501. co rothuitset ara ngluinib ... re scis a n-imbuailti, TTebe 25 34. go ttángodar naonmhar dá inhuinntir ar a bhéalaibh san iombhualadh `in the conflict,' CRR² § 41. gan a ndiubhracadh itir acht tocht dia n-iombualadh gan fuireach `not to shoot at them, but to come to a close fight without delay,' FM iii 292.2 . ro baí gealladh immbualaidh eatorra arna mharach `there was a promise of battle,' v 1370.7 . re hucht dola i n-iommbualadh nó do chur chatha dhóibh, Keat. iii 1966. cathair gacha coinbhliochta ┐ ionadh gacha hiombuailte, TSh. 6661.

(b) Of the beating of waves: crinnigid cum a ceile o imbualadh na tonn amuith `they are gathered together by the beating to and fro of the waves outside,' Ir. Astr. Tr. 36.2 . ó i.¤ na marann sin, RC xxiv 378.10 . re hiombualadh tonn agas tréan-ghaoithe, ML 46.15 .

II (2 imm- + búalad) great smiting: conar' hanadh re díbhraccad no re himbualad intip, CCath. 3539. ro bui ... aca bualadh do bemennaibh talce ... ┐ d' im- bualadh arrachta ollnertmar, St. Ercuil 406.

imbúaruch

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x see búarach.