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)), from *h₃engʷ- ‎(anoint).

Noun[edit]

imb n, m ‎(genitive imme, no plural)

  1. butter
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ambi (compare Welsh am), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi ‎(round about, around). 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

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
imb unchanged n-imb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.