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Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish imm·téit (go around, go away), from imm (around) + téit (goes).



imigh (present analytic imíonn, future analytic imeoidh, verbal noun imeacht, past participle imithe)

  1. (intransitive) go
    1. leave, go away
    2. go on, proceed, travel
    3. go, start, off
    4. get away, escape
    5. progress
    6. prevail, be current
    7. go round, circulate
    8. move, work
    9. (of time, etc.) pass, pass and change
    10. give way, fail
    11. cease to operate, to have effect
    12. be lost, spent
    13. pass away; depart, die
    14. pass into a certain state
    15. (literary) come to pass
    16. (literary) go over, traverse


Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
imigh n-imigh himigh t-imigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • "imigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • imm-téit” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.