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CIIC 70. Ahalisky II, Co. Cork

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Transcription

CUNAGUSOS MAQI MUCOI VIRA/GNI

Translation

'of Congus son of the descendant of Ferán/Fírán?'

Commentary

This is one of the 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).

CUNAGUS(S)OS '(he who has) the strength of a wolf/hound', a compound of CUNO- (OIr. ) and GUSSU- (OIr. gus) (McManus1991, 106). This name also occurs in CIIC 107 Glenaglogh, Co. Cork.

VIRAGNI is an otherwise unattested name, the result of which would be *Ferán? (if from fer 'man') or *Fírán? (if from fír 'true') (McManus1991, 107).

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