imb

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (both etymologies): imm

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *emban- (compare Welsh ymenyn), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃engʷen- (compare Latin unguen (grease), Old High German ancho (butter)).

Noun[edit]

imb n, m

  1. butter
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Welsh am), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi. Cognate with Latin ambi-, Sanskrit अभि (abhí, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon), Old High German umbi, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí, about, around) and the first part of Old Armenian ամբ-ողջ (amb-ołǰ, whole).

Preposition[edit]

imb

  1. around
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: um