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CIIC 47. Castletimon, Co. Wicklow

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Transliteration

NETA-CARI NETA-CAGI

Translation

'of Nadcaeir of Nadc...'

Commentary

NET(T)A 'champion' (later falling together with NIOT(T)A 'sister's son' when both became Nad-) is frequently found as an element in personal/kin group names (eg. NETA-SEGAMONAS on CIIC 263. Ardmore I and CIIC 300. Island). In this case, the NETA spelling would suggest the word meaning 'champion', rather than NIOT(T)A, which can be used alone as a formula word meaning 'sister's son' (cf. CIIC 252. Gurrane, Co. Kerry).

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