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inmain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. inmain or dil.ie/28762
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: Inmainén, Inmhainen

adj i (6 muin)

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(a) dear, beloved: inmain .i. inmāinight[h]e é, Corm. Y 762. inmain .i. is cosmail do seirc mnā, O'Mulc. 750. ind fíróg i.¤ , Thes. ii 326.1 ( Hy. iv ). i.¤ nainm ... Aeda `beloved the name ... of Aed,' 295.8 ( SP v ). i.¤ súil glass carddais mná, IT i 79.5 . Íssu i.¤ áge `beloved pillar,' Fél. Prol. 339. i.¤ acht la Demon | Eugenia for domun, Fél. March 16. Issau ... robo serccach la Issác, is Iacob ... ropo i.¤ lía mathair, SR 2828. a braithre inmuini hi cCrist, Lat. Lives 109.5 . áit i mbaí a hadba i.¤ , ScM. 24e . batar comalta carthacha dún. Ba hi.¤ in fíanlag, BDD² 506. fa díl ┐ fa hinmhain leis hí, Ériu iii 150.12 . binnither toirm tét n-umi | sephnait aingil inmuini, iv 96 § 15 . turus inmuin tic cucaib `a fond visitation is coming to you,' viii 122.29 . in comfhat bís in madrad ina chuilén, atmaid-se a máthair ┐ is inmhain leis hí, PH 7416. i.¤ la diabul cech peccad, 7437 . i.¤ cāch isa c[h]orpān so most dear, CCellaig 564 . ionmhuin troigh atá ar na goin, DDána 26 § 24. i.¤ ráith áoibind innḟúar, IGT Decl. ex. 353. tabhair, a mhic ionmhain, do chroidhe féin damhsa, TSh. 2193. má is ionmhuin leo Sláinte shíorruidhe a nAnma, Donlevy 470.x .

(b) worthy of love, loveable, excellent: ro pad i.¤ oenḟer forsa mbetis na tri dath ucut, IT i 71.17 . aided nárb i.¤ , ScM. 24d . i.¤ samail frisnid cosmail a nadchīusa ... carpat Finde Becce ingine Echdach, TBC-I¹ 2874. robad i.¤ lem in firt | diambad Chú no bet it richt, LU 3751. robad i.¤ lá mád fír | ricfed Cú Chulaind mo thír `it would be a happy day,' SCC 108 (= LU 3316 ). i.¤ trā hi tuladar fianna iarum don chath for Gāirich, TBC-I¹ 3534. faoilte ionmhuin, DDána 73 § 17.

Compar. and superl. ba hinmuniu lé-si Mac Con andate a secht maic, Fianaig. 36.4 . in rop ailliu lim fo nim | ocus an rop inmainib | rucais úaim, IT i 80.6 . Fremain Tethbai bá inmainem lais do duinib Herend, LU 10714. i muin cach set bes inde, do neoch bes inmuine, Laws v 382.9 .

Adv. dogab co hi.¤ ailgen aga hagallaim ` affectionately ,' TTebe 1068 .

II As subst.

(a) love: tuc do rogrādh im anmain | co rob lomlān dot inmuin, Ériu iii 31 § 23.

(b) a beloved person: sochaidhe bhias gan ionmain, AFM ii 914.20 . o do báided mac Crimthain | nocha nfuil m'inmhain dá éis `one that I may love,' SG 113.21 . muna dtíosainn lem ionmhain, Measgra D. 44.36 .

Dimin. Inmainén npr. m. g. Flaithbertach mac Inmhainen , AU i 462.17 . Flaithbheartach mac Ionmhainéin abb Inse Cathaigh, Keat. iii 3081.