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Sanas Cormaic

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Irish title of the document often known in English as Cormac's Glossary, traditionally ascribed to Cormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908), king-bishop of Cashel. Entries list a large number of old ...

Sanas Cormaic

Sanas Cormaic  

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Irish title of the document often known in English as Cormac's Glossary, traditionally ascribed to Cormac mac Cuilennáin (d. 908), king-bishop of Cashel. Entries list a large number of old and rare ...
Cormac

Cormac  

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[Ir. corbbaid, defiles (?); mac, son of].Common Irish name borne by many figures both legendary and historical, including kings, ecclesiastics, and saints. The best-known Cormacs are probably the ...
Ana

Ana  

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[Ir. wealth, abundance].The principal goddess of pre-Christian Ireland, the mother or ‘nourisher’ of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the ‘people, tribe, or nation of Ana’. In Sanas Cormaic [Cormac's Glossary] ...
Emain Ablach

Emain Ablach  

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[Ir. emain, brooch (?), twins (?); ablach, having apple trees].Paradisiacal island off the coast of Alba [Scotland], the home of Manannán mac Lir, the Irish sea-god. As early as Sanas Cormaic ...
teinm laída

teinm laída  

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[Ir., chewing or breaking open of the pith (?)].An incantation of divination used by the fili and other poets in early Ireland. In the Fenian Cycle it is invariably associated with the powers Fionn ...
imbas forosnai

imbas forosnai  

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[Ir. imbas, great knowledge, poetic talent, inspiration; forosnai, that illuminates].A special gift for prophetic knowledge or clairvoyance thought to be possessed by poets, especially the ollam as ...
Brigit

Brigit  

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[Ir., the exalted one].Pre-Christian Irish goddess of fire, smithing, fertility, cattle, crops, and poetry. She was the daughter of the Dagda and according to later tradition, the wife of Senchán ...
Eochaid

Eochaid  

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1 Pre-Christian sun-god of the ancient Irish, horseman of the heavens, and god of lightning; his sword is a lightning bolt. He is usually described as one-eyed, and sometimes carries the epithet ...

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