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
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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.