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1 imdae adj io, iā,. Written:imde, Wb.;imdae, Ml.;imda,
50Sg. Used attrib. and predic.Compar. ni puimdudo in
mann`the manna was not more plentiful to him,' Wb. 16c25 .
conropimdude duún, 3a12 .condibimdude torand inna
forgnúso, Sg. 198a4 .adv. indimdu gl.passim, Ml. 35b5 .
indimmdae , Sg. 26a5 .
55(a) many,numerous;abundant,manifold,plentiful;
abounding,rich: cit imdi far forcitlidi, Wb. 9a12 .imdagl.
opulentus, Sg. 125a5a .imdugl.opulento, Ml. 84b3 . immdae
.i. hi toirthib sóngl.opimam (terram), 37d22 .inna namat
nímdae, 62b23 .imdi óngl.(pacis) profundae, 89c6 .imdha,
60gl.multus, Ir. Gl. 670. átá bíad imda ocat gencu hesta,
Sc.MMD² § 3 R .ataat muca imda ... lá Laighniu, § 6 R .
biad glan imda pure abundant food, LU 8716 ( FB § 54 ).
it ile imda mo anmandsa, BDD² 554. is immda fis ocus eolus
in Choimded, IT i 169.29 .a thechtairi roimdai chuci ┐ úad,
65 LU 2024 (FA).airbri imdai archaṅgel, SR 836. ra bátar
tra ilbuada ilarda imda for Coinculaind, TBC 660. gur
chuir in tsleig tresin édach imdo ro bōi imon rí[g]mílid
`through the ample dress,' Fianaig. 96.9 .ar na hulib
mirbuilib imdaib-si forcóemnacair and, Ériu ii 196 § 14.
70 iar n-olcaibh moraibh ímdhaibh do dhenum dó, AU ii 168.15 .
is immda ... immat in t-sloig aingelacda, PH 6207.
o' tconnairc ... popul immda do cretem, 2309 .trí chaecait
cét n-anart n-iomda, SG 362.14 .na guaise iomdha
atá i gcionn an duine, TSh. 8511. gérbh iomdha a
75n-adhbhar fíocha, 5567 .cá mhéid cineul grás ann ?
is iomdha sin`there are many,' Donlevy 206.15 .
(b) In predicative use only, referring to a subst. in sg.
or pl. many:Withn s.:bidimdabroen derg tarse innocht
(of a shield), BDD² 978. ni hiomda d'feraibh in betha nech
80is aille inás, TBC 5452 (Stowe).ba imda mathair boed bro-
nach, AU i 248.3 .is imdo nech gabhus hí many a one
travels it
, Aisl. Tund. 105.13 .rob imdha lath gaile
.. a[c] comhdiurucudh, St. Ercuil 468. nī himda persa ... is
fessach`not many know,' Fl. Earls 70.30 .is iomdha sompla
85oile do fhéadfamaois do thabhairt anuas, TSh. 293. imda
badb sa greim na gulbain, IGT Decl. ex. 255. Withn p.:
dobér duid-siu do mnai gidimdafir uaisli 'ga hiarraid,
Caithr. Cellaig 693. as iomdha daóine a derúaidh ríum-sa,
Matt. vii 22. gidh iomdha commaoine do chuir Dia air,
TSh. 3425. imdha ... | cúirte bruachnochta i mbeirt smóil,
5 O'Gr. Cat. 452.8. imda ad lis geimli agus géibinn, IGT
Decl. ex. 155. With subject understood:is iomdha tré
dhán bhfallsa | lán dom annsacht, Studies 1918, 617 § 9 .
Folld. bydo:ní iomdha dhúnn inar ndaoinibh | gan túr
diomdha an Dúilimh`not many of us men,' Dán Dé xii 1.
10 iomdha dháibh thuas i n-a thoigh, xxiii 2 .iomdha i
ndiaidh na toice do theadhmannaibh, DDána 83 § 2.
(c) long: acht ced imda (.i. fada) a snūadh mur dond
though his hair be long like a poet's, ZCP v 483 § 2 (B. na f.).
in t-abuc o Rus caim Cha | a thoeb nocon he is imda, RC
15 xx 274 § 100 (ACC).ba himdo a muineta gulba(of a
beast), Aisl. Tund. 103.y .
Assubst. abundance: is imde dorrindnacht dún, Wb. 20d15 .
imdae .i. ...plenitudo.i. fo imlāinius, Corm. Y 765.

2 imdae n f.Shows considerable fluctuation in declension.
20May originally have beenī-st.d s. immid, Críth. Gabl. 234
andn.Later it fluctuates betweeniā- andt-st. declension
(Strachan, Ir. Declension p. 23 n. 1 ), and develops new
nominatives:imdad ā,f., andimdaid,g s. himdaidi. Asiā,
f. n s. imdae. LU 8053 (FB).a s. imdai, Sc.MMD² § 2.
25 g s. himdae, BDD² 1203. g p. imdae, Im. Brain § 62. ast,f.
g s. nahimdad , BDD² 1148. d s. imdaid, LU 8066 (FB).
n p. imdada, 8051 (FB).imdadae, BDD² 991. g p. imdad,
Sc.MMD² § 5.
Latern s. iomdhaidh, Dán Dé vii 13. g s. naimdaidi ,
30 Death-tales 40 § 9. nahimdaighi , Tromd. Guaire 271.
imduigi, ZCP vi 282.2 .n s. iomdhadh, DDána 10 § 41.
d s. iomdhaidh, 30 § 19 .
imdhadh ā,f. IGT Decl. § 12 ,imdhuidh(g s. imdhuidhi.
d s. imdhuidh.n p. imdhuidhi)f. § 13 .
35(a) In the sagas apparentlyacompartmentorcubicle
in thelarge hallcontaining acouchor couches forsleeping.
`anapartmentin a greathouseorpalace,' P. O'C. imscing .i.
tech becc a talla i. ¤ , Corm. Y 790. sceng .i. i. ¤ ,unde dicitur
imsceng .i. both bec imma timchellae i. ¤ , 1151 .is amlaid
40trá dorónad a tech sin sudigud Tige Midchúarta fair .ix.
n-imdada and ó thenid co fraigid, LU 8051 ( FB § 2 ).con-
rotacht rígimdae and íarom do Chonchobur i n-airinuch
ind rígthige sin úas imdadaib in tige uile, LU 8053 (FB).doró-
nad gríanán la Bricrind fodessin fó chomardus imdaí Con-
45chobair ┐ inna láth ngaile, LU 8063 ( FB § 3 ).imdui Ailella ┐
Medba i mmedon in tige, LU 8733 ( FB § 55 ).tánic fer chuca
isa tech dessid forsind airiniuch na imdai i mboí Cu Chulaind,
LU 3302 (SC).nibo bec in tech dano, secht ndoruiss ind
ocus coíca imdad itir cech dā dorus, Sc.MMD² § 5. tri
50choicait imdad isin taig ┐ tri coicait fer in cach imdai
(describing the Tech Midchúarta), LL 29a6 .tricha láth
ngaile i n-imdai Chonchobuir fri ól, Ériu iv 30.24 .int áes
báeth borrfadach isna himdadhaib im na doirse, 124.16 .
ra-curit ... ina nimdádaib ┐ ina cotaltigib iat, CRR § 13.
55 tanic Adraist ┐ Polinices ... da nimdadaib ┐ da lepthaib,
TTebe 647 .téid tar ais dá hiomdhaidh féin | inghean
Iopragáid`returned to her chamber,' TD 1 § 37.
(b)abed,couch . Some of these exx. may belong to (a).
`iomdha .i. leabaidh,' P. O'C. dírech n-imda[e] stripping
60a bed
, Críth Gabl. 229. ocht n-imdai cona tinchur and
(describing the house of anaire désa), 337 .fuba n-imda,
Laws i 176.3 , glossed.i. pisoca is in lepuidh, 180.24
Comm. nemdul cuice na imda, 180.26 Comm. fóidis in
agaid sin le a n-imdaid a derbrathar, PH 858. ar colba a
65himduigi`by the post of her bed,' ZCP vi 282.2 .condubratar
aroile oidc[h]e ina n-imdaigh ┐ ina n-ardlebaidh, ZCP vii
307.24 .ba már a mélacht lea techt cosin fer i n-imdai
os sí alacht, Comp. Con C. § 6. roergeadar dream dib re
dergud imdad do pellaib cimsacha, TTebe 462 .risin
70ccoilcigh cluimhdhearaighthe ... robhí fa'n iomdaidh,
ITS v 38.22 .fliuchuim m' iomdhuigh lem' dhéaruibh,
Psalms vi 6. Fig. a n-imdaig uaige in the grave's bed, Ériu
x 77 § 16. rinn lasrach leice Ifrinn | iomdhadh uaighe i
n-am loite, DDána 10 § 41.
75 Of abird's nest: fágbhaidh cnuas d'ísle san fhiodh-
bhaidh | nár dhísle thuas d' iomdhaidh eóin, TD 29 § 30.
Of aserpent's lair: péist éagsamhail ... do théigheadh
dá hiomdhaidh féin, Maguires of F. § 3.
Of anass's stable: a bhreith i n-iomdhaidh asail, Dán Dé
80 vi 15.
Of thesourceof aspring: a tobuir gorma. glana, |
moguil folma a n-imdada (a nionmhadhav.l.)`empty
husks were the beds of their clear blue springs
,' Ériu iv 222 § 41.
? Of thecoverof aspear: ní léig le fer í as a hiomdhuigh |
85slegh do bhí go hiorghoil ort, L.Cl.A. Buidhe 240.83 .
(c)Fig.grave,tomb: a adhnacal ... i n-iomdhaidh a
athar, FM iv 802.17 (=a n-otharligi ... a athar, ALC ii 132.z .).
gurrus ádhlucadh a corp ... a n-adhbha na naom ocus a
n-iomdha na n-érlum, ALC ii 402.8 .Seinglenn dob ē m'in-
mhuin | sech gach imdaiddeirid, ZCP xii 388.36 .ar n-
5osgladh don iomdhaidh cloch, Dán Dé iii 27.
(d)anabodeorresting-placein general: i rRos Inbhir
hi ffuil sind | i n-iomdaidh bhuiligh blaith-bind, BNnÉ
273.4 .a-tá ar neamh na naoi naomhghrádh | a hiomdhadh
mar as dual di, DDána 20.43 .ógh do bhí gan iomdhaidh
10í(of Mary), 17.6 .a mheic ionmhuin ... brú na hóighe th'
iomdhaidh, Dán Dé viii 13.
(e) In n.l. imda Ciarain, the name of achurchat
Clonmacnoise: Celeachair ... cend einigh ... Cluana mic
Nois d'écc i n-imdhaidh Chiaráin, FM ii 1046.3 . See
15also Hog. Onom.