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15 imbert n ā,f. imirt f. IGT Decl. § 42. vn.ofimm-beir.
(a) act of using,employing,acting;a usage,behaviour,
act: tri imberta inna faidsine`usages (?),' Ml. 81c6 .fíach
aibne imbert usci the obligation of the scourge (is) the use of
water
(i.e. washing is compulsory after scourging), Ériu
20 iii 102 § 30. líach leis ... ilar na laech ... cena n-imbirt fri
dighail a athair`sad he deemed it that the crowd of valiant
heroes ... should not be employed in avenging his father
,'
TTr.² 215. ar na dernad nech a himirt ar in ni na bud leis
bodein so that no one should make use of it for what was not
25his own
?, Laws v 478.z Comm. nī da roichedh 'na láim
clī | ... nocha soiched 'na láim deis | gan a imirt gan ēisleis
(in praise of Colm C.), ZCP vii 304 § 13 (=brondadh, BCC
448.21 ).nír'som mín muinterdha in imbeirt (airimmirt,
frithailimv.ll.) dorónsat ic frestul na slógh`the preparation
30which they made
,' CCath. 1709. laechesa ar aicme bethi
iarsin imraet (no imirt) cetna`heroines for group B after
the same procedure (or method
),' Auraic. 5718. ni himirt
mhæthmacaib (leg.—macaim) do-berar ort adrasda treat-
ment
, ZCP viii 529.13 .olc ind imbeirt sochraiti sin`bad
35is that act of friendship (?
),' RC xiii 458 § 57. cach dich-
mairc .i. imirt cen athcomarc`acting without asking
permission
,' Laws ii 352.13 Comm. gibe sccela do thiuc-
fadh anoir i mBeltaine imirt abhus dia reir`should be
acted upon here
,' FM vi 2044.x .baí ag imirt doghrés a
40hucht na bainrioghna`who always acted on behalf of the
queen
,' FM vi 2266.1 .
(b) the act of moving about?: se fein ic a imbirt ocus
ic a fothraccadh isna linntip dubfolae`wallowing and bathing,'
CCath. 6060. in uair do-chonnaic Láegh ... Cú Ch. 'gá
45imirt (fhothrogadv.l.) tháinic dá innsaighi, Comp. Con C.
110 § 41. Hence intransitively:ag imirt ó thaobh go
taobh 's ag ionnfairt, Mid. Court 718. ( ZCP v 223 ).
(c) the act of handlingorplyingaweapon,tool,etc.: oc
imbert [in gae], Trip.² 770. ó nach raibh ar a chumus arm
50d'imirt, Ériu i 87 § 33. gabais C. glés n-imberthae airm
forru, BDD² 1411. condricfa a n-imbirt for slúag(of arms),
TBC 275. dos-fic fallscudh feirgi ┐ áilgius imberta a
n-iaraind`and the craving to wield their weapons,' CCath.
621. ro cuadar for imbeirt a scíath, `they resorted to pressing
55forward their bucklers
' (of men in close combat), 1995 .
nech padh calmai fri laimimbertai cloidib`good at sword-
play
,' RC xii. 72 § 44. léiciud ón co forgabáil, cenéle
n-imberta gaiscid a certain manner of wielding arms?
TBFr. 237. níor chleacht sinn siobhal oidhche | ná imirt
60arm bhfaobhairthe, DDána 67.5 .gabait in gillai oc sudiu
imbirt a dor[n]d foraib, LU 4916. iar n-imbirt aibne`after
plying the scourge
,' Mon. Tall. 143 § 43. imirt glaith for rot
`using the"glaith"upon a road,' Laws v 474.6 .lámdha in
domain acon mnái | imirt óir aircit gan gái`all the
65mysteries of the broidering art the wife possessed, skill to
manipulate the silver and the gold
,' SG 109.1 .in lá ria bfhéil
imberta usce`the day before the festival of the Sprinkling of
Water
, (Rogation Sunday), ALC i 136.24 .
Ofmanaging horses: eter imbeirt ech ┐ charpat, TBC
70 4021.
Ofgiving battleorpreparingforbattle: airm imeartha an
chatha`the place where the battle is fought' O'Cl.s.v. airm.
fada...ind imbert doradad and`it was a long fight that was
made there
,' Ériu v 236.88 .
75(d)act ofpractising,wreaking,inflictingwith prep.for:
atagamar ... in fer d'imbirt a ferci fornd, LU 3792 ( SC § 36 ).
cid do chana duit in bréc do imbirt form, LU 5054. bale i
ndénta fingal ... d'immirt for fannaib, 4342 .do immirt mela
ocus cumachta forni immon curadmír, 8554 ( FB § 41 ).cin
80eolgnais comraite d'imirt forra`without inflicting intentional
injury on them
,' Laws v 136.21 Comm. martra do imbirt fair,
Ann. Conn. 1306 § 11. ní chumaing écen do thabairt no
d'imbert forru, PH 4833. ro gabh ag imirt a eccraitti ┐ a
aincride fair dia ionnarbadh, FM vi 1934.8 .da ndéanmaois
85ceart d'imirt oraibh if we were to act justly towards you,
Maguires of F. § 61. go mbiadh tearmann aige ón oirleach
do bhí ag Dia ar tí a imeartha ar gach aon, TSh. 706.
(e)act ofplayingagame,gambling; game,sport: ic
imbirt fidchilli, TBC 922. oc imbirt buanbaig, 1810 .ic
imbirt chless cluchi ┐ immanae, 870 .imirt fithchilli tighe
5aireach, Laws v 484.3 .ní boíd ind imbert moith-
chulión sin a Fergus ol Medb, LU 5701 ( TBC² 1227 ).do-
rónadh ... imirt ┐ ceól ┐ cluicheda ina fiadnaise dá urbrégad,
Comp. Con C. 80.3 .ata fós fó'n aithne-si in imbirt; uair
is gadaige in t-í immres who gambles, PH 7597. do spealadh
10a mhaoine saoghalta ré hól, ré himirt, ┐ ré meirdreachas,
TSh. 10356. ag damhsadh 's ag imirt 's ag ól, O'Gr. Cat.
30.26. clár na himertha gaming-table , Mac Aingil 3.3 .
chuirfeas m'anmain san imeirt`which will put my soul to
hazard
,' Dán Dé xiv 7. gairid ar mbúaín resin mbeirt | gur
15smúain in aibhid d'imeirt, IGT Decl. ex. 625. Fig. mise
uaid go haithmhéalach | faríor! ní himirt Domhnaigh it
is no diversion
, Dánta Gr.² 61.34 .i n-ionbhaidh imeartha an
chluithe(the Confederate War), Ó Bruad. i 124.13 .an
méid nár fionnadh le himirt na méirleach, E. O' Rahilly
20 xxxv 105.
(f) act of performing(music);chanting(prayer) ?: ainm
im[b]erta ciuil, O'Mulc. 833. ? To this:bíadd prantigi dano
ised aonach ndedenach indsin is coir do imbirt isna mbelaib
iar praind hi sessam ┐ hi praindtig a cetal repeat(?),
25 Mon. Tall. 162.2 .

imbert(h)ach adj o, ā(imbert) Asadv.: ?do gabhadh buaidh
is bratach | fola hír gohimertach , Rel. Celt. ii 295.36 .
Assubst.: (a)abearer, acarrier: imberthachgl.ger-
ularum, Ml. 112b21 . ? To this:fa hulchain an imbertaigh
30| go hurdail an echmarcaigh, IGT Decl. ex. 295.
(b) a player(offidchell): dob ferr d'im[ertach] Finn Bán
| iná Guaire, Acall. 1389.

imbetha ? : ind g s. sambiad la suide ┐ cetharmithu (=ceth-
ramthu ?)immbetha , O'C. 880 ( H 3. 18,p. 394a-b ).

35 imbil n g s.(see Thurn. Gramm. § 871 (c) ):fuil imbil hi rae
gl.i. ¤ in duine mer no ṡaides comrag nindligthech`a wound
[inflicted] by afool in combat,' Eriu xii 50 § 63. See also
ambil.

? imbitine : ind a noidhetus .i. a ngenus ┐ nuibe imbitine ic
40oclach, ┐ ni finntar in ben fa nac si, Irisches Recht 5.1
transltd. `in dauerndem Dienst (?),' (?i mbith-tine).

imblecán xseeimlecán.

imblech xseeimlech.

? imblegar : v bo imblegar fri pít, O'C. 814 ( H 3. 18,p.
45376a ). (probably readmblegar=mlegar, seemlegid; or
it may be a corruption ofinmblegar(in-omblig) =bo blegar
fri fit`a cow which ismilked for a repast,' Laws v 260.3 .

imbleith n[f.]the act ofgrinding: imbleith for lig`grinding
upon the whet-stone
,' Laws v 484.2 . Perh.leg. mbleith,
50seemleith.

imbleogain xseeinbleogain.

imbliu xseeimliu.

imbocht n(?leg. imbach vn.of *imm-bo-n-g.Cf. tobach
vn. ofdo-boing).act ofreaping: Mairt a n-ar, Mairt
55hi corad sil a ngurt, Mairt a n-imbochdt`their
reaping be on a Tuesday
,' RC xii 106.16 .

imbolc,óimelc n o(? <imb-bolg, Ó Máille, Ériu x 110 ),the
name of the paganfestival celebratedon thefirst dayofSpring
(see Vendryes RC xli 241 - 4 ); hence, in Christian times
60transferred to Candlemas: ōn lūan aidche samnai coricci
lūan aidchi imbuilc, TBC² 2999. on lúan re samain
sáinriuth cossin cetáin iar n-imbulc (ier bfel Brigdev.l.
Stowe), TBC 2473. o lúan taite ṡamna co tate imbuilg (go
taitte n-earraighv.l. , Stowe), 3186 .fromad cach bíd iar
65n-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.

70 imbolgad vn.ofimbolgaid. Seeinbolgad.

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

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

75 imbresan xseeimresan.

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

? imbríathrad n oppressive suing?: imbriathradh .i. in cach
80do-ni amainsi acra forin ceile, O'C. 453 ( H 3. 18,p. 242a ).
Or perhaps:i mbriathradh.

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

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