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CIIC 298. Knockboy VII, Co. Waterford

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Transliteration

VEDABAṚ [MA]Q̣[I  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣LS[M]/ MOCOI ODR/  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣REA

Translation

'of Fíadbarr son of ? descendant of Odr...?'

Commentary

The personal name appears to be a compound with the element barr 'top, head (chief?), hair of the head', commonly ocurring in ogham inscriptions (McManus 1991, 102-3) and the element fíad 'wild' (Ziegler 1994, 242, 118; eDIL s.v. 2 fíad), applied to wild animals in particular and with barr 'antlers?' here possibly referring to a stag. Unfortunately, the kin group name doesn't survive in tact but perhaps refers to the Odraige (McManus 1991, 111).

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