1 imdegail

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Forms: imdegal

n Orig. imdegal ā, f. but d s. early used for n s. See LU 5025 and ZCP viii 212 § 63 below. vn. of imm-dích. the act of protecting, defending; protection, defence: im- dheaghail .i. anacal, O'Cl. lám Dé domm i.¤ , Thes. ii 356.12 (Patrick's Hy.). rop scīath dún diar n-i.¤ , 301.9 ( Hy. i ). cadeat tra imdegla fechemon ar nadmaim, Bürgschaft 13 § 45. in lanadh imdegla `the full (lit. full of) protection,' Laws i 120.29 Comm. budh naomda an i.¤ , ZCP viii 212 § 63. ropo i.¤ cacha slabra dún eter mag ┐ tech (of a watch-dog), LU 5025. bíam cúsa do i.¤ do chethra ┐ dot i.¤ féin, 5027 . ársid imdegla Ulad the protecting veteran of the Ulstermen, TBC 1668. dochuatar in maccrad for a faesam ┐ for a i.¤ , 946 . a scíath imdhegla `their shield of defence' (of a hero), TTr.² 1208. bi at luir[i]g ... ocum i.¤ (gl. esto lorica tutisima), Gild. Lor. 147. aingel Dé ... ic diten ┐ ic i.¤ in phopuil, PH 5757. ag anacal ┐ acc imdeghail do lucht m'umhla, BNnÉ 266 § 233. fort ro-dhaingen ... go mbárdoip ... d'imdheghoil ┐ d'imchosnamh tóronna a thíre ar chomharsnachaibh, Fl. Earls 74.32 .

Used of parrying in a fight or game (which may have been the original meaning): trath ba leo-som diburgun ┐ ba lesium i.¤ (of a game), TBC 973. ra bói d'ḟebas na himdegla nára fulig ... cách dib bar araile, 3563 . do bhriseadar a n-airm ... re feabhas na hiomdeagla do ronsat, ITS i 154.20 . roba tric in t-imbualadh. rob imluath inn imdeghail, CCath. 6009.