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CIIC 19. Colbinstown I, Co. Kildare

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Transcription

Ogham: OVANOS AVI IVACATTOS
Roman: IVVEṇ/̣ṛE DRVVIDES

Translation

? uí Éochada?
? druids ?

Commentary

'IVACATTOS `yew' + `battle'', gen. *Éochada? (McManus 1991, 105, 102, 177).

This is one of the ogham inscriptions listed by McManus (1991, 93-4) to be among the earliest in the corpus showing no trace of vowel affection. It may be dated to the first half, or the early second half, of the fifth century (McManus 1991, 97).

IVVEn/rE DRVVIDES 'turned into an Ogam CELI TURLEGETTI by Macalister in a flight of interpretative fancy'. McManus suggests that the second word DRVVIDES 'might be a Latin or Primitive Irish nom. pl. of the word for 'druid'' (McManus 1991, 61) .

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