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imchoraid n(imchor)i,m. abearer: Achates airm-imcoraidh
Euaínir, Aen. 2679.

imchosail xseeimchassal.

imchosnam nOrig.u,m.later alsoo,m. g s. aniomchosnamha ,
FM ii 1136.8 .iomchosnaimh, TD 4 § 6. I (a)the act of
5 contendingfor,striving for;contention: bái imorro i. ¤
im Fhergus da churiud do chormannaib, IT i 75.13 .boí
in t-imcosnam cetna beius imón curadmir, LU 9034 ( FB § 78 ).
do imchosnom dul isa tech ar thús, LU 8257 ( FB § 20 ).batar...
ic imcosnamh tosaigh do beit[h] ag cech fer diobh ..., TBC
10 p. 83 n. 12. brethem na laimethar gell fri hiumcosnam
a brethe against the disputing of his judgment? Laws v 352.z .
bátár ... oc i. ¤ cia dib no ebelad in mac, LU 10614. batar
maic Amalgaid oc i. ¤ imon rige, Arch. iii 22.25 .Marian
h. Donnabair ... a dola do Roim a n-i. ¤ na hespocoiti, Ann.
15Conn. 1297.7 .ac imchosnum ┐ ac imthairring fri araile,
TTebe 213 .roopair Ampiaraus imchosnum tosaich re Areón
`A. essayed to gain first place from Arion,' 2400 .oc i. ¤ na
saigti thall disputing the attack from the other side? (of a
game of chess), Ériu v 32.21 .is é ro chuir an céadchath | re
20hucht n-iomchosnaimh fhuinn Bhreagh, TD 4 § 6. tugadh
cath Droma Deirg i nAlbain idir Dhrust ┐ Aonghus ... fá
iomchosnamh na críche`for the mastery of the country,'
Keat. iii 2322.
(b)folld. byfor(ar)the act of defending,defence:
25 ionnus go bhféadfadh é féin d'iomchosnamh ar lot so
that he could defend himself against damage
, TSh. 594.
d'imdheghoil ┐ d'imchosnamh tóronna a thīre ar chomharsnachaibh,
Fl. Earls 76.1 .
II Metaph.the eyelid(as a defence for theeye): d p.
30 donahimmchosnib(forhimmcosnamib)gl.tutonibus, Gild.
Lor. gl. 121.

imchosnamach adj o, ā(imchosnam)Assubst. contender: Niall
mor ... airdrigh Uladh ┐ imcosnumach Erenni (sic)`contender
[for the kingship] of Ireland
,' AU iii 38.7 .

35 imchosnamaid n i,m.(imchosnam) contender: rí chenél E. ┐
imchosnamhaigh Erenn`contender [for the crown] of Ire-
land
,' FM iv 750.4 .

imchoss n `straying?': ní rolúaide, línib tor | a imchoss nó
a immarchor`he must not stir to roam or to stray,' (of a
40horse), Met. Dinds. iii 454.58 ( LL 212b2 ).

imchossaít n f. act ofstirring up strife;accusing,charging,
accusation,complaint: bit lia ar mairb oldáte ar mbí íarnar
n-imchosait do Bricrind, LU 8080 ( FB § 5 ).dogénsa ...
imcossaít na ríg, LU 8084 ( FB § 6 ).tri chōir n-indlaig ┐
45imc[h]osāidi, TBC² 2237. co taratsi imchosait móir eter
Diarmait ┐ Guaire, LU 9569. bande na himchosaide ┐ na
deabtha, Aen. 1628. lucht ... imchosaide caich asiad
iarsma Fhear mBolg, MS. Mat. 579.x .dorinne a eccnach
┐ a iomhchosáoid fris, BNnÉ 231 § 140. biaidh Criosd an
50breithemh lan d'fheirg ┐ d'iomchasaoid(of the Last Judg-
ment), Parrth. Anma,475.14 .d p.forg p. bá homhnach
imeglach lá cách a thurus la hiolar na n-aimleis ┐ nan-iom-
chossaoidib , ALC ii 228.22 .amles ┐ imcosait do denam
eturro iarsin`false accusations and complaints were carried
55between them
,' Ann. Conn. 1291.7 .do-ní Augustine ...
éagnach ┐ iomchasaoid air féin, TSh. 7535. nó an ngoilleann
ar a ghruaidh nduinn | iomchosaoid Chineóil Chonuill
`the complaint of Conall's kindred,' TD 4.37 .iomchasaoid
(title of a poem), 22 . Used as avn.:an iustis, an tepscop ┐
60an Priostunach do dol co tech an rig d'iomcosaoitfor aroile,
FM iv 1034.6 .

imchossaítech adj o, ā(imchossaít) promoting mutual discord:
a angbaid ... imresnaig imchosáitig, PH 3930. a il-
geranach imchosaitech(addressing the soul), 8180 .bít
65congmálach sandtach fergcach geránach toirrsech imco-
saítech(of old men), De Contemptu 328 . Assubst.:a
mischief maker,quarrelsome person: Conan Mael ... ba
deabthach muintire ┐ ba himchassaidech sluaig ┐ sochaide,
Acall. 2142.

70 imchossaítid v(imchossaít)i(The infixeda n-in the follg.
exx. may, perhaps, be analogical due to the influence of
the other verbs in the same sentence)trans. and
intrans.sets at variance: immacossaitiub dá cích cacha
óenmná la Ultu co mmatuaircfe dóib I shall cause strife
75betweeu the two breasts of every woman in Ulster so that they

(the breasts) will smite one another, LU 8089 ( FB § 6 ).
immacossaitiubsa eter in mac ┐ a athair co 'mmámuirfe
dóib mani fetursa sin ... immácossaítiub eter in n-ingin ┐
a mmátair I shall raise strife between the father and son so
80that they will kill one another
, LU 8086 - 7 ( FB § 6 ). complains:
an uáir do iomchasáoid an pobal`when the people com-
plained
,' Num. xi 1.

imchothaigid v(?i imm+cothaigid, see Contrib.s.v. co-
thaigid
) strives about: nir fhurail .. duine fár iadsat
85ocus fár imchothaigseat na heirnaile sin uile go mad chenn
codnaighthi comairle do cach`any one in whom all these
characteristics were united and concentred
,' MR 118.8 .