imchéine

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n , f. (imchían) a great distance, a distant place; a long period of time: imcene criche, Laws v 412 n. co ras-taffind i n-imcéini ... ón chathraig, TTr. 1983. as lor lem a fhad ┐ a imchéine ataim ag cruinniuccadh chaire, BNnÉ 231.37 . a fhod ┐ a imcheine do dheachaidh i ttír E., FM vi 2258.6 . In abstract sense: fios imchéine fhírinne ┐ fhalsachda ua chéile, Imit. 301.3 .

imcheist

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Forms: imchesti

n i, f. (3 imm- + ceist) argument, contention ; `per- plexity,' O'R.: pl. imchesti gl. contentiones, Wb. 29b8 . imchesti anfoirbthi gl. oppossitiones falsi nominis scientiae, 29c11 . ? To this: consboid sgolardha ... idir na doctuiribh catolice fein, ag nach bhfuil imcheacht (leg. imcheast ?) ar chreidemh, Luc. Fid. 183.22 .

imchellacht

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Forms: himchellacht, himcellacht

n ā, f. lit. a going round (i.e. in order to ensnare) ? `craft (?)' : a s. fri himchellacht nidlachtae `against craft (?) of idolatry,' Thes. ii 357.7 (= himcellacht , Trip.² 3201 ).

imchenda

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Forms: immchenda

adj io, iā (imchenn) double-headed: immchenda gl. anceps, Sg. 14b3 .

imchengal

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n o, m. Used as vn. : a chorōin derg-ōir ier n-a himchengal do dēmont ┐ do c[h]lochaibh uaissle studded with diamonds, Fl. Earls 172.28 .

imchenn

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adj double-headed : in beist imamnas imchenn (of the devil), SR 1130. la dá natraig imchenna, LU 3748 ( SC § 34 ). See nathair.

Applied to a metre in which the rhymes are doubled : eamain ímceand imrind, IT iii 69 § 11 = e. imchend i.¤ , 144 n. See Éigse xxiv 37-39 .

imchennach

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Forms: n-imcheannaigh

n o, m. (3 imm- + cennach) commerce : g s. buaidh n-arusa is n-imcheannaigh , BB 279b43 (=naimhchendaigh, BR 230.12 ).

imchennaigecht

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Forms: nímcheannuigheachd

n [ā, f.] (3 imm- + cennaigecht) act of bartering, trafficking: beid dá bhur nímcheannuigheachd , 2 Pet. ii 3.

imcherd

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Forms: imcherduib

n craftsman's work, ornamentation ? : d p. sceith ... conn-imcherduib óir, IT iii 238.21 .

imchíallda

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Forms: imchīalla

adj io, iā, very sensible: ben ... imchīalla , Aisl. MC 97.3 .

imchían

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adj o, ā very far, very distant, very long (of space or time).

(a) Of space : a tírib imciana, TBC 926. edh imcian o chuan an mara suas `a long distance up from the sea- haven,' CCath. 2875. tucustar grādh n-imcīan n-ēcmaisi do Fhrōech (i.e. though he was far away), ZCP xiii 167.16 . batir ardda imchiana a da ṅgruad very long ?, Irish Texts i 33.7 . síol gColla na gcreach n-imchian `the far-raiding race of Colla,' TD 13 § 43. is imchian ┐ ó chríochaibh imill na cruinne a luach súd `procul et de ultimis finibus pretium eius,' TSh. 10691. as tír imchéin `from a far country,' Prov. xxv 25.

(b) Of time : re hethadh fada imchéin d'aimsir, Ériu v 84.11 . ní himcian ro bói fer na foraire ann, Acall. 5157. hi cinn ree imcéine, BNnÉ 83 § 165. cidh nach imchian atúsa in bhar neccmais, Leb. Gab. 28.12 . dá dtabhair Dia athaidh fhada ┐ aimsir imchian ré déanamh aithrighe, TSh. 2294. aithnidh damhsa agus do féin | anos re haimsir n-imchéin, TD 18 § 7. long-enduring, lasting ? : iss anfola immarcraidh ┐ díth deg-dáini ┐ is argni imcíana `long- during slaughters,' TTr. 1613. In a cheville : lecht imchían `a lasting grave,' Im. Brain § 55 (or perh. under (a) a far- extending grave).

As adv. doronsat imairecc aingidi co himcian friu, St. Ercuil 35.

As subst. ā, f. also o, m. a great distance (of space or time), a distant place: ni raibi d' imcian crichi etarru `there was not such a distance of land between them,' Laws iii 406.8 . na heirig a n-imcian úaim, Acall. 6989. atcondairc ... ard- oilein in imchein uaidh, Leb. Gab. 242.20 . is fearr cara a ccomhfhogus ná dearbhrathair a n-imchían, Prov. xxvii 10 . do-ní amharc an éaga i n-imchian uatha looking at death far away, TSh. 743. ar deóraidheacht i n-imchéin, 3449 .

In the foll. exx. the `c' seems to be eclipsed (cf. Mod. Ir. imgcéin, DDána 66 § 9 , imigcéin, Amhráin Sheagháin Chláraigh Mhic Dhomhnaill (ed. Ó Duinnín) l. 268 ), which O'Brien explains as a contamination of i n-imchian and i gcéin ( Ériu xi 170 )). da gai trí Choncobar féin | 's a trí tri Brod ni imcén, IT iii 504.8 . rop imgen ra Conchobar ┐ ra Ultu robói in fer sain n-a écmais, CRR § 26. co clos fo imcen na crich, IT ii2 125.89 . dar na fetar dul cen snam no cen ethar, no cen imcein criche `without a great round by land,' Laws iii 318.7 Comm.

Of relationships : co ria cuic fer iar nimcein fialusa for cach leth `in distant relationship', Laws iii 488.6 Comm.