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éimdid,éimid,éim(d)igid, valsoféimdid,etc.(cf.
underas-midethar,féimdid,fo(r)-éimid); the -m- is freq.
lenited in later MSS., see Ped. ii 579 . Anm. 1 . In forms
such asro (f)eimdidthepres. s. 3may have been
5taken as the stem, butéimdhidh-,éimdhigh-would fall
together in Mid. Ir. I Refuses,rejects (with acc.
of pers. or thing, or withimmof thing andforor
arof pers.): (a)tancus a Fair...┐ a hElis do thochmarc
na n-ingen...Ra eimthiusa sin uili I rejected them
10all
TTebe 663 .ga fear nár éimdhigh? what suitor
has she not rejected
? IGT,Introd. § 94 .ro heimdedh an
comhuirle sin aca they rejected that counsel ZCP x 288.14 .
in fhleadh icár heimdhed isi at which she was refused
(refreshment) Lism. L. 1243 .níor éimdheabhair neach
15 you never refused (the petition of) any TD 14.36 ; 25.7 .
iarrais B. an mart...éimghis an bhean é, Keat. iii 1059 .
an dara hathchuinghe do iarr C....do éimidh A. sin A.
refused to grant that
1502 .ro emgeatar dul refused to go
TBC 2858 St. TSh. 7511 .ro éimhdhigh (v.l.eimhigh)
20dul FDG 317n. do eimghidh S. ┐ M. feis`refused to be
espoused
' ML 12.27 .ro eimgedar na Goill an cath refused
battle
Cog. 210.28 . TD 32.15 .do éimidh sé Saul do
mharbhadh, TSh. 2452 .ro éimigset a thabairt refused
to give him
FM v 1770.4 . (b)N....rofemid imm oenbargin
25 refused a single loaf SR 6308 .fémthit...a n-asbertis they
refuse (to do) what they said
Trip. 130.10 .femdid in fer
...in marbad refused to commit the murder YBL 63b39 =
femdig LB 115b24 (indara fer feimdeth gail SR 3255 ,
see Strachan's Verbal Syst., line185n. ).na femdeg com-
30land let him not refuse combat Ériu i 114.9 .ní ba meisi
cétḟer- feímthébas sochur ḟeraind na G. do chosnam who
shall refuse to defend
TTr.² 88 .ro ataigh P. eisim co
tarta iasacht...do. Ro feimhidh in t-occlach fairsium sin
D iv 2,73 [63]ra 13 .rogāidh for P. anadh...Ro feimd-
35high P. sin 72 [62]vb 13 .ó ro fhéimig (v.l.ro éimhigh)
C. in inar refused to accept FDG 292 = MR 40.2 .
II Fails:(a)o ro emidh tra...A. impide for L. imonī
ro chuindig fair`was unable to prevail with' Aen. 1660 .
In this sense forms with f- are regular, seeféimdid,-igid,
40 for-éimid.

éime n(2 éim) speed,promptness: ar émi imscartha frisin
peccad for a speedy parting from sin RC xv 488.12 .re
heimhe ┐ re hurloimhe an imbuailte swiftness...of their
blows
MR 268.6 .

45 éimech adj o-ā I Opportune,convenient: emech(gl.
[laudatio] opportuna) Ml 122b4 .ní anémech acht is
emech(gl.non inopportuna) 98d3 .n p. cid ol at n-emecha
(gl.quod... opportunae sint) 121c15 .d p. isnaib emechaib
(gl.in opportunitatibus) 27a3 .Adv.:indémech (gl.
50 opportune) 61b16 .indemech 48c9 .bid éimheach mo
rūs my lore will be timely(?) Ériu x 76 § 4 .
II Swift,prompt,ready: fear...emech...ecnach irnaig-
thech RC xii 320 § 1 .a ingen ēimech (: clēirech) RC
xxiii 406 § 16 .éirghe éimheach ML 78.9 .ni he in
55cumang nach eimech YBL 313b55 .is emech a ferg,
Rawl. 77a31 =émech LL 143a1 .ba hemech in uraicill
`well-timed was the warding' Ériu viii 36.5 .fear...dia
bfoghnadh Eriu éimhech FM ii 572.6 .Adv.:toidecht
gach uilc co héimech, Lism. L. 4552 .ber-si breith...is
60tu dlíghes co heimeach MR 14.5 = FDG 84 .na triallsa
reir na cleirech | ┐ na mban co heimech YBL 313b57 .
Cf. éimidandéimige.

é(i)mechas n u,m. opportuneness,convenience: vel pro-
prietas .i. inemechas ón Ml 108b2 (`rectius ind e. ¤ ', Ed.
65Thes.) = opportunely, in afavourableseason? gl. on:cum
discendunt(=discedunt?)hi quos solet prosperitas congre-
gare, alluding to fair-weather friends.