em, eb

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Forms: eimh, emh, eabh, eimhe

n f., perhaps originally neut., g s. ina (v.l. ind Bodl., ann Harl.) eimh, Corm. Y 883 . emh eabh (g s. eimhe, etc.), f. IGT, Decl. § 39 . haft, handle: scían la C....imdenam de ór...ima heimh...Rogab in t-oirci cocnam ind eme, Corm. Bodl. s. Mug eme = Corm. Y 883 . mo scian cona heim do líg loghmair, Acall. 3933 . garbh ṡáithe ┐ mín mheile | sgín eibhe bláithe buidhe a blade of [i.e. with] a smooth yellow haft IGT, Decl. ex. 1119 . eabh in oighe, ex. 1097 . no gur chaith a eibh, ex. 1098 . comfat eim na sceine do saill, Laws i 132.20 Comm. Cf. coimhṡleamhain re héimh (leg. eirr?) easguinne as slippery as an eel's tail RC xxix 118.17 .