IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
imir1, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eacha). Tint, tinge. 1. ~ ghorm, blue tint. Tháinig ~ óir ann, it became tinged with gold. Chuir an smúdáil ~ shíoda ann, the ironing gave it a silken sheen. 2. ~ éada, tinge of jealousy.
imir2, v.t. & i. (pres. imríonn, vn. ~t, pp. imeartha).Play. 1. (a) (Of game) Cluiche a ~t, to play a game. Ag ~t peile, fichille, cártaí, playing football, chess, cards. ~ an liathróid, an cíoná, play the ball, the five of trumps. D’~ siad an cluiche craoibhe ann, they played the final there. D’~ sé d’Éirinn, he played for Ireland. D’~ tú do chártaí, do chnaipí, go maith, you played your cards well. (b) (Of gamble) Geall, airgead, a ~t, to play for a stake, for money. D’~ siad gé, ar ghé, they played for a goose. Imrímis ar dhíslí é, let us play dice for it. D’~ sé a anam leis, he risked his life at it. Ag ~t is ag ól, gambling and drinking. (c) (Of pastime) Ag súgradh is ag ~t, sporting and playing. Ag ~t buachaillí bó, playing cowboys. (d) (Of trick) Cleas a ~t (ar dhuine), to play a trick (on s.o.). ~t ar dhuine, to play a prank on s.o.; to cozen, cheat, s.o.; to get a rise out of, annoy, s.o. Is fuar a d’~ tú orm, you played an unfriendly trick on me. 2. (a) Ply, wield. Arm a ~t, to ply a weapon. D’~ siad sceana, na cosa, air, they used knives, their feet, on him. Is tú a d’imreodh an súiste, you were the man to wield a flail. (b) Exercise, employ. Dáimh a ~t le duine, to show fellow-feeling for s.o. ~ an chóir leo, act justly towards them. (c) Wreak, inflict. Díoltas a ~t ar dhuine, to wreak vengeance on s.o. D’~ siad a dtoil air, they inflicted their will on him. Imríodh an bás air, he was done to death. (d) Affect, trouble. Tá an tsláinte, a chroí, ag ~t air, his health, his heart, is troubling him. Ná lig don fhearg ~t ort, don’t let your anger get the better of you. Lit:D’~ a n-íota orthu, their thirst affected them. 3. Lit: Apply (ar, to). D’~ sé ungadh air, he applied ointment to it.