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ommar , (ammar)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ommar , (ammar) or dil.ie/33837

Forms: hoimrib, omar, amar

n o,m. also written omb-, amb-ur. d p. hoimrib, SR 2958 , which may represent an older (fem.?) form with palatal final; see below. omar amar, IGT Dec. § 17.16 .

A trough for holding water: Iacób no sernad sreith | isna hoimrib uiscidib, SR 2958 (= canalibus aquarum, Gen. xxx 41 ); cf. donidh Iacob bunnsacha . . . osna homraib, BB 236b47 ; bundsacha . . . do chur osna lothraib, LB 114a22 . co clais nō co cro nō co hamar, Laws v 154.20 Comm. (a trough for feed- ing swine). A large vessel in general, a tub or vat (esp. in compd. lothommar q.v.): ambur .i. ambo ┐ ora. no immi [sic leg.] a or (i.e. having a circular rim ?), O'Mulc. 43. lothar .i. amar, O'Cl. indles cach n-ombur, Laws iv 312.22 . ammbur indlait washing-trough, 310.10 . ris an amar n-ionnluid, IGT Dec. ex. 767 (: dalladh). deich n-ommair . . . do humu lavers (of the Jewish Temple), Rawl. 79a34 . an t-omar comadbal cloichi i n-ar baistedh Constantinus, Fl. Earls 200.23 . The hold of a boat or ship: long . . . gan usce 'na abur, CF 49. Hence meton. of the boat itself: i n-amur biuc, Anecd. i 65.3 (a n-ammur v.l.). In Bedell of a vat for crushing grapes: umar bhrúighte fíona, Isa. v 2 , cf. lxiii 3 . ó na n-omaruibh ḟíona, Jerem. xlviii 33 .

Windisch refers to this word the compd. smirammair, TBC 4427 , g s. na smiramrach, 4426 , cf. Smirombair, TBC2 2870 , a fem. guttural st. with slender final; if the same word, it may represent an older form ; cf. SR 2958 quoted above and Ml. 96c1 : dundumuir .i. dufuargabsat huisci moro robuir in tan romboí popul Dǽ foramuir, gl. ad oram [Rubri maris] where umuir (amuir) may mean trough, channel.