imdénam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. imdénam or dil.ie/27457

n u, m. vn. of imm-déni.

I act of embroidering, ornamenting; embroidery, ornament; an ornamental border; ornamental work: immdénam gl. limbus, Sg. 70a15 . imdenam súla saire | abratchair duba daile `the ornament of noble eyes are his brows,' LU 3820 ( SCC § 37 ). Fig. a lucht imdénma in ḟenchuis those who elaborate historic lore, Metr. Dinds. iii 54.10 .

On garments: Eochaid Etgothach .i. is leis doronad imdenum im edaigib ar tus, BB 250a20 . imdénum óir fri siric srethchisi, BDD² 1033. inar srólda ... | for a imdenam, is glé, | cóica unga findruine, IT i 80.23 . deich céd ar ḟichit céd iorna dergóir do chumhdach a n-édoigh d'imdēnamh maisi ar chena `for other adornment,' Ériu viii 136.14 . étaige cen datha .i. cen imdenma óir is argait, LL 188c8 (cf. RC xxvi 42.6 ). ba hetach intlaise bái imbi cona imdénum do dérgór drumnech, TTr.² 494 . is logh uingi airgid di isan snathaid d'a n[d]enand a imdenam (of the embroidress), Laws v 382.12 Comm. a himdenam .i. a druinechus, Manners and Customs iii 112 n. 76 .

On leather articles: crottbolg di chrocnib doborchon impu cona n-i.¤ do phartaiṅg foa n-imdénam di ór ┐ arggat, TBFr. 101.

On sword-hilts, etc.: scian amra ... imdēnam di ór ┐ argat im a hēim, Corm. Y 883. claideb co n-eltaib dét ┐ co n-imdenam órṡnáith, TBC-LL¹ 5274. conid les fein tuinithi in chlaidib ┐ a atharchtu ┐ a imdhenom `that he himself had a prescriptive title to the sword and its trappings (?) and ornament,' IT iii 200 § 65. cenbair con n-imdenum di glaine ┐ ḟinndruine, 238.103 .

II the act of constructing, covering; shape, form, structure; covering: conrotacht ... in gríanan do imdenmaib ocus cumtaigib sainamraib, LU 8064 (FB). da gen ... cercall cruinn a nimdenam na talman I will describe ... a perfect circle to represent the earth (i.e., in the same shape as), Ir. Astr. Tr. 82.1 . ro suidhidh isin bord ísin imdenam na firmaminti ┐ na spered, D IV 2, 71va11 . agus as é so [an timdhéunamh] ar a ndéuna tú í (of the ark), Gen. vi 15. tír na ngort dtirmghléigheal dtais | ar imdhéineamh port bParthais `formed like the havens of Paradise,' TD 13 § 1. ar mhnaoi a ndeiredh an domhain | ni chuala ni chualobhair | a himdhenamh thiar no thoir, Irish Texts ii 106 § 24 . fort rodhaingen ar n-a imdēnamh lessin diūc, Fl. Earls 74.31 . imdēnomh cíera ar in taep amoigh `a coating of wax on the outside,' 50.17 . dúncladh dínnimh arna imdhénamh do chriaidh ┐ dfódaibh, AFM vi 2210.9 . ? g s. or g p. of imdénad a later form of imdénam: imdheanta, faicsiona, cuma, ` fashion ' Eg. Gl. 412. do réir a n-imdhéanta `according to their fashions,' Ez. xlii 11.

Reparation, restoration: imdenam a chríchi ┐ a fheraind do Chonchobur ... .i. sond in n-inad cach suind ..., CRR § 17 ( LL 173b31 ).

III `act of proving, proof of a charge; evidence accepted as final proof ,' (Laws Glossary); ` making good in the sense of proving ' (Plummer MS. notes): ise do toing cach nimresan bis eturru ocus a flaith .i. ise do ni imdenum cach imresna bis eturru ocus a thigherna, Laws ii 332.26 Comm. imdenum a cota im aith `to prove his share with respect to the kiln,' i 228.27 Comm. breithemnas ocus imdenam don urradh for in deoraidh `the native freeman has judgment and proof as against the foreigner,' iii 130.12 Comm. go ttugann sin cungnamh imdheanma don mhnaoi air `that this might help the woman to prove it against him' (Plummer MS. notes). MS. Mat. 581.18 . do ní na fuil i.¤ a fatha do naimde, O'D. 575 ( H 3.17, col. 443 ). imdēnam do gūachaibh (MS. duachaibh) (as a sign of evil times), ACL iii 241 § 10. is fir De da imdenam dib `the truth of God is to decide the case,' Laws v 454.24 Comm. is lais in firen imdenam na n-uile ┐ ni la neach imdenam air `iustus iudicat oimnia ┐ ipsi nimis iudicitur' (sic), O'Curry 1617 ( 23 Q 6, p. 6b ). foirgell imdenmha, Laws iv 192.29 Comm. do reir dligidh tuarastail, no imdenma no fiadnaise, iii 98.5 Comm. Used in opposition to séna denial of a statement or charge: do sena no d'imdenam a cneide `to deny or prove his wound,' v 158.y Comm. in lucht fíra do bhí ag séna, ocus in lucht suídhighthe do bí ag imdénamh, O'D. 681 ( H 3.17, col. 499 ).