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imchían adj o, ā very far, verydistant, verylong(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-
80haven
,' 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
85na 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
5atúsa 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-
10during slaughters
,' TTr. 1613. In a cheville :lecht imchían
`a lasting grave,' Im. Brain § 55 (or perh. under (a)a far-
extending grave
).
Asadv. doronsat imairecc aingidi co himcian friu, St.
Ercuil 35.
15Assubst. ā,f.alsoo,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
20ccomhfhogus 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.
25 imgcéin, DDána 66 § 9 ,imigcéin, Amhráin Sheagháin
Chláraigh Mhic Dhomhnaill(ed. Ó Duinnín)l. 268 ), which
O'Brien explains as a contamination ofi n-imchianand
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
30Ultu robói in fer sain n-a écmais, CRR § 26. co clos fo
imcen na crich, IT ii2125.89 .dar na fetar dul cen snam
no cen ethar, no cen imcein criche`without a great round
by land
,' Laws iii 318.7 Comm.
Ofrelationships: co ria cuic fer iar nimcein fialusa for
35cach leth`in distant relationship', Laws iii 488.6 Comm.

imchíana x(? by-form ofimchéine) :ota in t-ainm a
n-imciana` perpetually ,' Met. Dinds. iii 414.6 .ó chách
uile i n-imchiana`far from everyone,' A. Ó Dálaigh xlviii 3.

imchíanugud n great distance: fri imchinuga (himcianugh,
40 v.l.) muighe ocus criche, Laws ii 100.20 Comm. fri him-
cianugadh a crich ata ann, O'C 2165 ( Eg. 88,fo. 4 (5)d) .
Metaph.iar nimcianughadh flalusa (cf.iar n-imchein f.,
Laws iii 488.6 ), O'D 911 ( H 3. 17,col. 649 ).

1 imchil ind .i. timcheall, O'Cl.

45 2 imchil adj very wrong, veryfalse; imchil .i. cil cach claon,
O'C. 827 ( H 3. 18,p. 379b ). ?Saxain imchil (amicilv.l.),
Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. 52.13 .

imchim (a)vn.ofimm-cing.the act ofgoing around,evading
(a duty,etc.) ;transgressing,violating(a law, a privilege,etc.) :
50 imchim .i. elodh, O'Dav. 1115. imchim .i. imchéimnui-
ghadh, O'Cl.imcim .i. nepdul ... hi sloigeadh, O'C.
472 ( H 3. 18,p. 247 ).atait secht tobaig a tuaith
naco ndlegat dire na fiacha la Feine for nech a n-elo no a
n-imcim`from a person for deserting or absconding,' Laws
55 v 178.2 .imcim flatha beiris gu-breath for a ceile`to desert
from a chief who pronounces false judgment upon his tenant
,'
178.3 .imcim inn rig ima rechtgi dia cain, no nós, no chairdi,
O'C. 470 ( H 3. 18,p. 247 ).a cinta raithachuis air a dualgus
imceme criche as compensation for absconding from the
60territory
?, O'C. 2531 ( Eg. 88,fo. 44a ).imchim sloigheadh
.i. eimceimniugudh uadha asin sloighi, O'C. 457 ( H 3. 18,
p. 243ab ).ni ro lamar ... imchim do breithri-siu, YBL
118b43 .is ard cech recht co himchim, LU 4002 (Dillon,
Serglige would read :richt, and translate : `all is well till
65the moment of parting
,' but perhaps read :every law is
noble until it is transgressed
).rodingebtaís díb Aed Rind |
is friu thanic a imchimm his escape?, Ériu v 223.52 .
Especially ofevadingtheobligationsarising out of being
`fastedupon' (see ZCP xv 268 ) : imcim troisce`going
70round (evading) the fast
,' Laws ii 352.3 . From such
passages O'Dav. 1128 got the idea thatimchimitself means
fasting :i. ¤ .i. bid doigh comad ainm do troscad.
(b) From the sense of transgressing,violating(a law,etc.)
came the more general sense ofviolation,outrage: imchim
75.i. sarugh[ud], O'Dav. 1116. itir dergbem ocus banbéim
[ocus] cnocbeim ocus sarughudh ocus imcheimm (sic leg.),
Laws iv 364.23 Comm. ó fuair fachaid is immchim, Met.
Dinds. iii 276.18 .aeded is imchim do agbail, Cog. 68.20 .
clerecht caemh cen imchim n-aith, FM ii 602.24 .imchim .i.
80sárughadh, O'Cl.

imchirad ? : ind imchiradh .i. imrisin, O'C. 1307 ( H 3. 18,
p. 603a ).ni becc in deilm dogniat ind eoin ar bur m-beluib...
bliadain lan o atat ocin imchirud sin cus indiu, IT iii 236.52
(Eg.).ocond imchirad sa ┐ ocund ábairt se, 244.39 (LL).

85 imchisnech xseeimcaisnech.

imchláechlód,imchláechmód,imchlóemchlód n[o,m.] (3
imm-
+cláe(m)chlód, see Contrib.s.v. cláemchlóim)act
ofmutually returning,interchanging,exchanging,restoring:
is imclaeclo dona setuib do gres(as a result of the impugning
of a contract), Laws ii 292.32 Comm. imclaochlodh set(on
5the dissolution of a marriage contract), 296.12 Comm. is im-
claechmodh dona setuib, 294.12 Comm. cen imcloemclod ...
| cen luige, cen lanamnas, SR 2397. ba doigh leis ba buidi
la Grega imclaechlodh dona dib mnaibh, BB 424b15 .
etar Athirne ... is Echaig ... doriṅgne Dia dúlech im-
10chloichmod sulech sluagach(of the restoration of his eyes
to E.), LL 114b26 .is ing indarthend do súil a n-imclóech-
mód(of an exchange of mantles), RC xxii 283 § 107 n. 8
(BDD).gristaitnem ... na n-arm ... ica n-imluadh ┐ ica
n-imclaechladh os cennaib na curadh`moving and in-
15terchanging
', CCath. 5883.