immaire

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Forms: imaired

n io, [m.] (vn. of *imm-air-fen, BBCS xxvi 447 ) g p. imaired, Laws ii 240.z Comm. (a) Forming a ridge or furrow: ro fromair iat ina rith ┐ ina n-imaire 'he tested them at running and forming a furrow (?)' YBL 173 b 11 , BBCS xxvi 447 . grādha do c[h]ur for gillaib (? leg. grád do chur for gilla(n)raid) | imaire eich gan aister 'the effortless forming of a furrow by a horse (?)' ZCP x 44.30 , BBCS xxvi 447 . erbi imme oc imaire fences of butter forming a ridge MacCongl. 37.33 .

(b) ridge, furrow: etarche .i. etartalamh .i. talamh is īsliu eter dā talmain ardae .i. eter da imaire, Corm. Y 516. indra .i. iumaire, O'Dav. 1074. ar niompódh don tseirrsigh ón iomaire go 'roile, BNnÉ 221 § 115. miach do gebta ina re de cech imaire, CF 73.9 . braich ... ocus cuictiges ... ina imiraib iar na cirad co tirthar `a fortnight ... in ridges after being raked till it is dried,' Laws ii 240.22 . glossed : .i. iar ndenam imaired di, ib. z 0 . .uii. n-i.¤ do fír-chainnind `seven ridges of pure leeks,' MacCongl. 89.11 . imaire becc ... imaire mór (apparently standard amounts), O'D. 2350 (< Rawl. 506, fo. 40a ). noch is cosmail risna himaraib ┐ risna eitrib beca cama daciter a ladh na mara deis na fairrgi da dul amach, Ir. Astr. Tr. 36.15 . cuire tú uisge air a iomairighibh go lionmhar `thou waterest the ridges,' Psalms lxv 10. Of the waves : conerracht in muir ... ina immairib anfoille, LL 219b36 . Of hair : a n-imairib ┐ a n-etrighib an fuilt, Acall. 4203 v.l. Fig. luath gnímhradh do gheilpheinde | gu híchdar a himaire, IGT Decl. ex. 1072. ataoi tu ag leimeadh as an iomaire ... ni bhfuil tu ag treabhadh go direach, no dom fhreagradh you are side-tracking (in argument), Luc. Fid. 294.5 .

(c) Often used as a division or measurement of land or distance : actus .i. tomus nó imaire, ut est actus is lugha a .iiii. do troighaib lethat a lair .i. imaire is lugha na in t-actus aderam 'nar ndeghaid, O'Dav. 117. greis .i. coisceim nó ceim, ut est imaire i forge hi pais, O'Dav. 1048 (on these two articles cf. Ériu ix 157 ). imaire .i. tír, ut est trí himaire folongat eclais De, 1075 . dorónai oifrend for cech sechtmad immbairiu do neoch imrulaid i mMumuin, Trip.² 2295. cóiced imbaire a athar =quintam partem de paternis praediis, 2255 . asbert Brenaind ... na deochaid riam o rogab crabud dar .uii. ni.¤ cen a menmain i nDia, Thes. ii 335.40 . rob e a nimmed connaroichtis acht trí nói ni.¤ do cech ḟir i nHerinn .i. a nói do móin ┐ a nói do min ┐ a nói do chaill, 298.10 . co fil cach i.¤ and taeb fri taeb fri immaire nEoganachta, Ériu vi 149.77 . bidgais Cúchulainn comma rossed dar nói n-immarib on Gull sechtair, RC xiv 408 § 20. naoi n-iomaire eatorra ┐ é, Keat. ii 5201.

In n. loc. vd. Onom. and FM. Index. Imaire in Aingil, MacCongl. 31.16 . int imaire fata, Ann. Conn. 1282 § 7. As proper name : ré carpuit Fearghusa, fris[s] [r]aidhter Imaire meic Chonnrach, Acall. 1315. Iomaire name of one of Partholón's oxen, Keat. i 172.17 .