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immarbág

Cite this: eDIL s.v. immarbág or dil.ie/27728

n ā, f.

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(a) strife, contention, a contest; act of contending: is ed gen n-imarbága fil la firu Hérind `one put forth as a champion,' BDD² 1136. fir Erend o thraig co traig | roscaig dib a n-imarbaig, Anecd. i 13.8 . re himarbáigh n-imraba `for a contest in rowing,' TBC-LL¹ 5611. cencobeth do gasciud and acht Conall Cernach ... ba lór fri immarbaig, Ériu iv 28.21 . docuridar immarbaga móra ┐ comrama eturro, LL 123b42 . romarbait Aes ┐ Bethi oc immarbáig snáma ... beist rodosmarb, 216b7 . doronsat ... immarbaig imrama ic tiachtain dochum hErend, 12b21 . cend imarbaga hErend ` chief strife-fomenter ,' Ériu v 26.25 . imarbaid retha ┐ dibraici `a competition in running and archery,' Aen. 957. rinn iomarbhagha fear nUladh the champion, AFM v 1636.8 . i.¤ as contending on behalf of: gibé d'éigsibh lena háil | as deighshliocht Ír iomarbháidh, Content. xxviii 58 .

(b) wordy dispute, boastfulness; act of boasting: is mebol damsa ... mani fuil imorbága imar tobairt immuich, MU² 949. dorala in tech ina ráithsechaib briathar ocna mnaib oc imarbaig eter a feraib ┐ siat fesni, LU 8419. ro fass ... ind imarbáid chettnae dona mnaib issin tig, FB § 29 Eg. gabais cách díb immarbaig a mmuin a celi im gabail na n-én, LU 3245. mo ríse rí nime nair | cen huabur cen immarbaig, SR 2. innisid immarbaig eter Meidb ┐ Ailill, TBC-LL¹ 103. a ingen ... | ni dam maith-se oc immarbaig, 1676 . is follus a himarbáig in dā chaillech, MacCongl. 5.2 ná dena imurbāigh i n-airecht, ZCP vi 272 § 2. do líon bruith ┐ borrfadh, uabhar ┐ iomurbhádh iad, PCT 395.

II As grammatical term, the comparative of the adjective: lochdach iomurbháidh a ttús chomhfhocuil, IGT Introd. 24.21 . as fearuighe mé iná thú a phearsa iomurbhádha, 33.14 . pearsa iomurbhádha an iomdhuighthi, 29.4 . ó phearsuin lóir as mó bheantur iomurbhaidh mur tá so: as lór mo ghile, ┐ as gile mé iná thú, 27.5 . an chuid don iomurbháidh nach ó phearsuin lóir tig, a n-éinshiolla bhíos, mur ta ... as sía no as mó, 15 . bráthair na hiomurbhádha (i.e. the comparative with de), 24.26 , 27.7 .