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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.

eimelt: xsee emilt.

1 eimer n o, m. some kind of stone, granite (?); often
5contrasted with ael: aíl-tech emir `lime-white house of
granite
' (of polished stone?) Met. Dinds. iv 108.2 . nír
ghabh ré thoisc áel ná eimer [sic leg.] | gur loisc cáer
thenedh Dá thí neither lime nor granite (?) checked his
course until
... Cóir Anm. 146 . ní chuala coinnmhedh
10n-eimhir | ciatchuala coinnmhedh muirir | gar coinnmhedh
clocha Oiligh...`billeting of gritstones' FM ii 968.5 . Saor
na dtrí dtoigeadh | nach bí dh'aol na dh'eimhear, H 3.19,
26 (: deireadh). mar eimhear is ord dá ghuin, Dán Dé xxv
24 . iomad do chlochaibh eimhir do chur san teinidh (for
15heating water), Keat. ii 5105 . Cf. émer .i. ni glē...is emer
[in cloch], ni find in cloch, O'Mulc. 393 . Cf. the compd.
eimherderg, v.l. to cróderg (a shade in Cú Chulainn's hair)
TBC 2714 .

2 eimer n a plant-name: emer slébe asillia folium
20(= millefolium?) sive ambrosia Arch. i 331.3 . Ambrosia,
eupatorium, liliagus .i. tri hanmanna na hemer [leg. n-emer?]
slebe 340 . don eimer slebe ib. (< Crawford MS. 10ª, 124b ).
calamentum .i. in emir sleibi (calamint?) RC ix 244.5 .
emir slébhi mountain-sage Hog. Luibhl.

25 Eimer npr. f. nom. Emer LL 138a26 . ní lesainm
duit ind Emer foltchaín FB 19 . SC 39.43 . gen. Eimere
RC xi 442 . dat. acc. Emir SC 39.48 . FB 19 . Eimhir
(: deimhin), Louth Arch. Journ. v 20 .

éimid adj i (cf. éimech) swift, prompt: labrath eimigh
30(: clēirigh), Snedgus u. MacR. § 56 . cf. 65 . bid émid a cobair
Fél. Dec. 29 LB. redig dam, a Dé do nim, | co hémid...
LL 141b28 = Rawl. 76a5 . co heimidh, Trip xxviii . gabait
umpa co héimid (: cléirig) `in haste equipped them' SG
65.40 . lim bus cumain co hemig | geib umut ┐ erig
35 YBL 315a30 . a Bhrigit...a chaillech óg éimid SG 389.13 .
a Rí ríchid reidig dam | tria gné n-eimid n-eladan LL
143a40 . bad emídh gurbadh særcach BB 64d5 = ba hemich
corbad sercach, Zu Ir. Hss. u. Lit. i 14.11 .

éimige, éimiche n iā, f. (éimech) seasonableness, oppor-
40tuneness, readiness: hua emichi (gl. maturitate) Ml 76d7 .
isind emigi (gl. in opportunitate [sententiae]) 42b8 . cen
émigi (gl. absque opportunitate) 50b7 .

eipe n io, n. I Act of cutting; a cutting, incision: im
fidbae .i. bis oc eibi in feda, Laws i 140.2 Comm. amser as
45coimdire tairddbe cacha feda fria bun-ebe `when the cutting
of each tree is liable to the same fine as cutting the trunk
'
iv 168.25 . Paring: fir-epi combi ocus a rinn biraith amail
delc `cutting them until their points are sharp like thorns'
(gl. on: airdbe naindeilg, a kind of trespass) i 236.6 . Of
50 breaking the surface of land: fír-eibe in feraind (gl. on:
aurba tire) iv 152.11 . (pl.) fir-ebeda doberar ar in ferand
154.14. Comm. in fir-eipe doníter resin n-eimfedhain
doberar ar amus in muilind the clearing for the carriage
154.26. Comm.
55Transf.: eipe a droma the back-cut (of a salt pig, i.e. the
place where the cut is made) Laws ii 246.5 .
Metaph.: iar n-eipe rechta (.i. iar na brisi .i. iarna
turbrodh) `after violating the law' i 260.26 ( 282.14 ).
II A cutting out, culling, selection: forsin n-aibgitir
60.i. forsind epe au[g]dair `author's selection' Auraic. 349 .
390 . 2711 (ebe). 2647 (eibe). 2779 (eipi).
Cf. cach mes...is a midbu miter .i. is ondi tara mbi in
t-eibe meodhanach .i. in grainne a mesemnaigther é, eipe
.i. grainne mas fír dhamhsa, O'Dav. 1244 (i.e. the middle
65notch of the balance-beam resting on the fulcrum ?)
airdbidh no aird-eibi .i. cinnedh,...for airdeibe cinntech `a
definite decision
' (?) 110 .