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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish imb, imm, from Proto-Celtic *emban-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃engʷen-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ìm m (genitive singular ìme)

  1. butter
    • fear an ìme mhòir 's e a's binne glòir
      • (literally, the man of much butter, his voice is the sweetest) the rich man's voice prevails

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • imb, imm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.