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CIIC 50. Boleycarrigeen, Co. Wicklow

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© Stephen McCullagh 2010-10-18


'of Foth?'


An o in Ogham may be short or long, so the form could be genitive of a personal name VŎTAS or VŌTAS. The former would correspond to an Old Irish o-stem Foth, and the latter to an Old Irish o-stem Fúath (earlier Fóth). No such names have been identified in manuscript sources. The Latin personal name Votus is rare, and not attested in Irish contexts.

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