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imbánaid v makes very pale: subj. pres. s. 3 pass. mároi-
derctar (leg. roimdergthar, Ed.)a brathair riam nó ma
imbántar`if his brother turns ... pale,' Ériu vii 168 § 13.

imbárach xseebárach.

5 1 imbas,imbus n o,m.(imb-ḟiussorimb-ḟess`das grosse
vielumfassende Wissen
,' Thurneysen, ZCP xix 164 ).
great knowledge;poetic talent,inspiration;fore-know-
ledge;magic lore: imas .i. saidecht, Stowe Gl. 433 , Lec.
Gl. 364. iachta[d] sluaigh suide n-imbais .i. estidh in sluagh
10re saidhecht, nó dobeir subaidhe ar in sluagh in t-imat
sofeasa bis acon said sin, O'Dav. 1071. būas .i. soes n-
arc[h]etail arinní dothēt imbas īar mbūais, Corm. Y 148.
cethri srotha déc éicsi ... immas ┐ dichetal, LL 30d34 .
ad-sloinn airdnemhidh iomhais(of the technical accomplish-
15ments required of a poet), Ériu xiii 18.20 .sreth immais(a
technical term in poetry for connecting all words of a
verse line by alliteration), IT iii 30.14 .trí labra ata ferr
túa : ochán ríg do chath, sreth immais, molad iar lúag,
Triads 112. srotha ionnalta an iomais, Content. xxii 17
20n. 4 .
Referring especially toknowledgeorfore-knowledgeobtained
bymagicoroccultmeans: failte fri tascor n-imais dofaircet
nae cuill cāinmesa for Segais i sīgaib, Anecd. v 25.5 (cf.
Ériu xiii 26.17 , ZCP xvii 268.13 ).imbus greine .i. bolg
25greine imfuilnges in grian for na luibhibh ┐ cipe caithes iat
bidh dan aigi ? i.e.poetic knowledge derived from the river
Graney, O'Dav. 1569. is suithe iumais Greine na (= no)
Boinne uil aici, Laws iii 50.9 Comm. Tipra Connla...fo' tat
cuill ┐ imbois (?leg.cuill imbois) na heicsi, RC xv 456 § 59.
30 immas na Segsa so dait, Met. Dinds. iii 286.21 .luidh
Cuchulainn do ririm imhais ar Boinn, O'C. 1362 ( H 3. 18,
p. 624a ).buinne na Buaisi ar a mbi bladh iomais nó eladhna,
Leb. Gab. 64 n. 5 .dogebthi bheós cna iomhais for Bhóind
┐ Bhuais fria linn, FM i 90.4 .a c[h]ur ar amus na filed go
35nderndais faillsiugudh imais cindas ro baí Aengus iarna égaib,
Ériu xi 45.28 (= O'D. 950 ).gabais (Finn) a mér ina bēolu.
A donic as afrithisi foopairt dicetal. Fortnosmen an imbas con-
debert, RC xxv 346.1 .fortnosnae a n-imus .i. do fuarascaib a
soes ar is ainm imbas do soes, O'C. 768 ( H 3. 18,p. 361 b ).
40Hence :imbas forosna(i) (lit.knowledge which illuminates)
aspecial giftofclairvoyanceorprophetic knowledgesup-
posed to bepossessed by poetsin ancient Ireland.The
rites through which this knowledge was supposed to be
acquired are described in Corm. Y 756 , Laws i 44.6 , O'C.
45 767 ( H 3. 18,p. 361a ) (see Thurn. ZCP xix p. 163 . Scottish
Gaelic Studies iv 97 ff . Scott, R.D., The Thumb of Know-
ledge,chap. iii ):"can dothéig" or Medb. "a halbain iar
foglaim filidechta" or ind ingen "in fil imbass forosna lat"
or Médb. "Fil écin" or ind ingen. "Décai damsa didiu,
50cobbia mo ḟechtas", TBC² 40. doairchechain Scathach
do anni aridmoiad co n-epert fris tria imbas forossndi dia
foirciund, Anecd. v 28.12 .asbert Find triasa n-imbas
forosnai, `fer ilurg,' ol sé, Fianaig. 38.6 .tredi dlegar dun
ollamain filead .i. teinm laeghdha ocus imus forosnadh
55ocus dicedal do cennaib, Laws v 56.20 Comm. ni conermaitis
teinm laodhu no ímbas forosna(of poets who passed false
judgments), Laws i 24.33 .
imus forosnudh name of ametre , IT iii 102 § 187.

2 imbas n excessive narrowness? : .i. nemchumca .i.bas
60ebraice .i. angustiae , O'Mulc. 713. bean teite di tarr i cain
lanamna no d'i. ¤ , Laws v 486.9 (In ZCP xv p. 355 n. 3 Thurn. :
imbas .i. nemchumce`Nicht-Enge,' Man erwartete `Enge
(des Beckens)
').

imbath n ocean,sea: immbath .i. ocian .i. bath muir,ut est
65muir iter Ēirinn ┐ Albain,uel aliud quodcumque marenad
timchella imac[h]ūairtut Mare Terrenum. imbath ... .i.
immuir .i. muir immatimc[h]ellae imac[h]ūairt, is é do
occian duit-si ón, Corm. Y 753. bath .i. muir,ut estsruth
n-i. ¤ n-ard .i. sruth ard ime do bath .i. do muir, O'Dav. 193.
70 iombath .i. muir thimcill .i. muir thimchilleas oilén, no tír
ima ccúairt, O'Cl.acht mar ata muir is mionshruth | no
iombath(glossedtanalach no muir bheag)agus oiccén,
Hard. ii 292.4 .

imbe vn.ofimm-fen.io,n.laterf. n s. á n-imbe , Ml. 102a13 .
75 íníme , Laws iv 140.z. Comm. g s. imbi, Críth Gabl. 247.
nahimi , Laws i 216.14 Comm. d s. ime, v 462.28 Comm.
n p. ime, iv 72.4 .d p. imbib, Ml. 110b2 . Also withdental
inflexion :n p. nahimeda , O'D. 1569 ( H 5. 15,p. 4 b ).
a p. imeada, O'D. 2263 ( Rawl. B 506,fo. 22d ).d p.
80 imeduib, Laws v 270.20 Comm.
(a)the act offencingorhedging: ria ré imbi before
fencing time
, Críth Gabl. 247. is ima ime ocus ima gort-
glanad ro gabadh in athgabail`it was for fencing and weed-
ing it the distress was taken
,' Laws i 134.15 Comm. do-gnít
85na braithre a lá n-air, a la [m]buana, a la n-ime, O'C. 379
( H 3. 18,p. 214b ).bern ... no bid cach ica gressacht imma
immi`urging him to close it,' RC viii 54.21 .
(b) fence,hedge: á n-imbe bís immun fini ón, Ml. 102a13 .
hua imbibgl.sepibus, 110b2 .tuinech torachta rosrig | im
thalmain contib(facs. seems to readcondib)immib he
5bound a circular fold round the earth with two divisions
, SR 192.
imbe n-indraic a satisfactory hedge, Laws iv 118.28 Comm.
co[r] clandad leo ín íme fa trí, 140.z Comm. in athgabail gabur
im nemdenam na himi bis itir na gurta arba ocus na faithchi
feoir, i 216.14 Comm. ceithre ime do cuisin: clais, cora,
10duirime, felmad, iv 72.4 .imeda urcradacha ... garad ┐
galam ┐ log, O'D. 1569 ( H 5. 15,p. 4 col. 2 ).trí dubthrebtha :
tuga co fúatchai, imme co forṅgaire, tírad co n-aurgorad
`putting up a fence with a proclamation of trespass,' Triads
140. ba cathir cen immi(of Troy after Hector's death),
15 TTr.² 1209. feth .i. ime,ut estfobith is cach cond ar econn
feth`every personsui iurisis a fence for the witless,' O'Dav.
827.
(c)aweir,dam: ime do denam ar cinn eisc na flatha,
O'Dav. 60. im aire fri sruth .i. ime ar cind in srotha, Laws
20 i 204.25 Comm. mor imme mor for Sinaind, Rawl. B 503,
fo. 19f. (Plummer MS notes).
(d) In the Laws as a gloss tofálin the sense ofalegal
barorbarrier: fal fine .i. in n-ime doni in fer fine ica[s] a
cinta, Laws v 500.18 Comm. fal fir crenas .i. in ime do-ni
25in fear cennaiges in ferund ar log mbec, 502.24 Comm.