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Cite this: eDIL s.v. imm-fresna or
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: imfresna, imresnad, imresan

v (< imb-frith-senn-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 625 Anm. , but cf. the simple vb. no-d-seinn, Wb. 12c46 . Perhaps <imb-frith-sní) contends, disputes, disagrees, gainsays : indic. pres. s. 3 ar imfresna cách fri alaile `for each contends with the other,' Wb. 30c16 . pl. 3 ni imbresnat mo gníma frim ort `my deeds are not at variance with my rank,' Wb. 29d2 . imfresnat a ngníme fri a mbriathra, 31b30 . donaib hí immafresnat `to those who gainsay,' Ml. 20d6 . di chompersain immeresnad cen fiadnae `when two persons of equal standing have a dispute without witnesses,' Ériu vii 158 § 22. ipv. s. 3 na imresnad `let him not gainsay,' Ml. 139a12 . Vn. imresan.