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immad , immaid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. immad , immaid or dil.ie/27649
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: imadh, imaidh, imtha, iomaidh, iomtha

(?<imbuith vn. of imm-tá) m. and f. imadh g s. imaidh, imtha m. IGT Decl. § 49. iomaidh g s. iomtha f., ib. § 189.

the act of contending ; envy, jealousy, rivalry, strife: iomadh ┐ iomaidh .i. tnúth, lucht iomtha .i. lucht tnútha, O'Cl. buidhen choisge einfhir iomtha `a company to bridle any one at all that seeks to rival them,' O'Gr. Cat. 510.10. tech n-imtha do sechna, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1912, xxv 489.5 (obscure; ? leg. ce tech nimthā do ṡechna, Éigse xiii 96 § 5 ). ní fuil d'écsib Innsi Fáil | fear imtha ac áibill tSoláin `the spark of Solán does not possess an opponent amongst the bards of Innisfáil' Ériu iv 220 § 30. Niall Ó Néill is fear fromhtha | is léir ar a fhear n-iomtha `Niall O Néill is a proved warrior—this is shown by the state of his foe,' Aithd. D. 15.16 . an daonnacht ... gan uabhar gan iomaidh, Ó Bruad. ii 178.10 . sluagh Luighne, nár loc iomuidh (: Gaileanguigh) `who never shrank from combat,' TD 32.24 . mh'fhoghlaidh agus mh'aingeal | fan anmain ag iomadh, Dán Dé viii 8. rosaí mar na lilí ... ag iomadh fá bhórd a béil, ITS xvii 233.1 . ? To this : ben imtha gl. pellex, Sg. 68b9 . atconnuic dano a ben imtha-si aislingi `her serving-woman,' Lism. L. 799. ? re hingin Taidg in taibh gil | ader os damh is aithnidh | do bean imtha a bean beartha | ní fhindfa hfear einleaptha, 23 E 29, fo. 121b9 .