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CIIC 297. Knockboy VI, Co. Waterford

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Transliteration

VORTIGURN

Translation

'of Foirtchern'

Commentary

The name VORTIGURN is a compound of OIr for 'on, over' and Welsh Gwrtheyrn (OIr tigern) 'lord' (McManus 1991, 105) and is also found in an inscription from Ballyhank, Co. Cork (CIIC 97: ...LL MAQI VORRTIGURN). In both instances the ending -GURN appears in place of an expected -GERN (McManus 1991, 7)

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