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CIIC 16. Rathglass, Co. Carlow

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Transcription

DUNAIDONAS/ MAQI MARIANI

Translation

'of Donnáed son of Marianus'

Commentary

The personal name DUNAIDONAS contains the elements DUN(A)- (probably don(n) 'dun, brown'; cf. DOVAIDONA[S], Dubáed with dub 'black') and one of the most frequently occurring elements in final position, -AIDONAS (áed 'fire'), with the composition vowel 'a' elided before the initial vowel of -AIDONAS (McManus 1991, 103, 117).

MARIANI is an example of a genitive form of a Latin name, Marianus, also found on 188. Kinard East, Co. Kerry (McManus 1991, 113).

Both of these namse display pre-apocope endings suggesting that the inscription is pre 6th century (McManus 1991, 103, 116).

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