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CIIC 34. Legan, Co. Kilkenny

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Transliteration

Barry (1896, 126): LOBB[I] KOI MAQQI MUC/CỌỊ ỊR/ẸỊ
Macalister (1945, 38-9): LOBB[I] K[OI] MAQQI MUC/̣C̣ỌỊ R/[I]N[I]
McManus (1991, 67):   ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣LL  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣ MAQQ[I] ṃ[U]C/[COI   ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣

Translation

'(of Lob here) son of the descendant of (Renn?)'

Commentary

If Barry's and Macalister's reading is correct with LOBBI, this may be an example of the element LOBA- found in other ogham inscriptions, for example, LOBACCONA in CIIC 266 from Dromore, Co. Waterford. This element may be related to OIr. Lobur/Lobor 'weak' (dil.ie/30409). Although much less certain, if the ancestor name Macalister read as RINI is correct, it may be equated with the word renn 'swift, fast' (dil.ie/35118) (Ziegler 1994, 111, 88).

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