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éimdid, éimid, éim(d)igid, valso féimdid, etc. (cf.
under as-midethar, féimdid, fo(r)-éimid); the -m- is freq.
lenited in later MSS., see Ped. ii 579 . Anm. 1 . In forms
such as ro (f)eimdid the pres. s. 3 may have been
5taken as the stem, but éimdhidh-, éimdhigh- would fall
together in Mid. Ir. I Refuses, rejects (with acc.
of pers. or thing, or with imm of thing and for or
ar of pers.): (a) tancus a Fair...┐ a hElis do thochmarc
na n-ingen...Ra eimthiusa sin uili I rejected them
10all
TTebe 663 . ga fear nár éimdhigh? what suitor
has she not rejected
? IGT, Introd. § 94 . ro heimdedh an
comhuirle sin aca they rejected that counsel ZCP x 288.14 .
in fhleadh icár heimdhed isi at which she was refused
(refreshment) Lism. L. 1243 . níor éimdheabhair neach
15 you never refused (the petition of) any TD 14.36 ; 25.7 .
iarrais B. an mart...éimghis an bhean é, Keat. iii 1059 .
an dara hathchuinghe do iarr C....do éimidh A. sin A.
refused to grant that
1502 . ro emgeatar dul refused to go
TBC 2858 St. TSh. 7511 . ro éimhdhigh (v.l. eimhigh)
20dul FDG 317n. do eimghidh S. ┐ M. feis `refused to be
espoused
' ML 12.27 . ro eimgedar na Goill an cath refused
battle
Cog. 210.28 . TD 32.15 . do éimidh sé Saul do
mharbhadh, TSh. 2452 . ro éimigset a thabairt refused
to give him
FM v 1770.4 . (b) N....rofemid imm oenbargin
25 refused a single loaf SR 6308 . fémthit...a n-asbertis they
refuse (to do) what they said
Trip. 130.10 . femdid in fer
...in marbad refused to commit the murder YBL 63b39 =
femdig LB 115b24 (indara fer feimdeth gail SR 3255 ,
see Strachan's Verbal Syst., line 185n. ). na femdeg com-
30land let him not refuse combat Ériu i 114.9 . ní ba meisi
cétḟer- feímthébas sochur ḟeraind na G. do chosnam who
shall refuse to defend
TTr.² 88 . ro ataigh P. eisim co
tarta iasacht...do. Ro feimhidh in t-occlach fairsium sin
D iv 2, 73 [63]ra 13 . rogāidh for P. anadh...Ro feimd-
35high P. sin 72 [62]vb 13 . ó ro fhéimig (v.l. ro éimhigh)
C. in inar refused to accept FDG 292 = MR 40.2 .
II Fails: (a) o ro emidh tra...A. impide for L. imonī
ro chuindig fair `was unable to prevail with' Aen. 1660 .
In this sense forms with f- are regular, see féimdid, -igid,
40 for-éimid.

éime n(2 éim) speed, promptness: ar émi imscartha frisin
peccad for a speedy parting from sin RC xv 488.12 . re
heimhe ┐ re hurloimhe an imbuailte swiftness...of their
blows
MR 268.6 .

45 éimech adj o-ā I Opportune, convenient: emech (gl.
[laudatio] opportuna) Ml 122b4 . ní anémech acht is
emech (gl. non inopportuna) 98d3 . n p. cid ol at n-emecha
(gl. quod... opportunae sint) 121c15 . d p. isnaib emechaib
(gl. in opportunitatibus) 27a3 . Adv.: ind émech (gl.
50 opportune) 61b16 . ind emech 48c9 . bid éimheach mo
rūs my lore will be timely (?) Ériu x 76 § 4 .
II Swift, prompt, ready: fear...emech...ecnach irnaig-
thech RC xii 320 § 1 . a ingen ēimech (: clēirech) RC
xxiii 406 § 16 . éirghe éimheach ML 78.9 . ni he in
55cumang nach eimech YBL 313b55 . is emech a ferg,
Rawl. 77a31 = émech LL 143a1 . ba hemech in uraicill
`well-timed was the warding' Ériu viii 36.5 . fear...dia
bfoghnadh Eriu éimhech FM ii 572.6 . Adv.: toidecht
gach uilc co héimech, Lism. L. 4552 . ber-si breith...is
60tu dlíghes co heimeach MR 14.5 = FDG 84 . na triallsa
reir na cleirech | ┐ na mban co heimech YBL 313b57 .
Cf. éimid and éimige.

é(i)mechas n u, m. opportuneness, convenience: vel pro-
prietas .i. inemechas ón Ml 108b2 (`rectius ind e. ¤ ', Ed.
65Thes.) = opportunely, in a favourable season? gl. on: cum
discendunt (= discedunt?) hi quos solet prosperitas congre-
gare, alluding to fair-weather friends.