Quin (Ernest Gordon)

(1910 – 1986)

Royal Irish Academy: Contributions to a dictionary of the Irish language.
Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1939–1976.
Complementing the Dictionary of the Irish language.

A. Arr. by Anne O’Sullivan & E. G. Quin. 1964-1967. 2 fascc. 484 + [10] coll.
B. General editor: E.G.Q. Arr. by Maura Carney and Máirín O Daly, 1975. 246 + [2] coll.
C. General editor: E.G.Q. Arr. by M. C., Próinséas Ní Chatháin, M.O.D. and Pádraig Ó Fiannachta 1968-1974. 3 fascc. 640 + [4] coll.
D [deagra - dúus]. Arr. by Mary E. Byrne & Maud Joynt. 1959-1960. 2 fascc. 460 + [6] coll. Prep. for the press, with adds., by A.O’S. & E.G.Q.
G. Arr. by M.E.B. 1955. 178 + [4] coll. Rev. and seen through the press by Myles Dillon.
H. General editor: E.G.Q. Arr. by M. C., 1976. 2 coll.
I. Arr. by M.O.D. & A.O’S. 1952. 2 fascc. 334 + [6] (= pp. i-iii) coll.
L. General editor: E. G. Q. Arr. by M.O.D. & P. Ó F. 1966. 252 + [6] coll.
M. Arr. by M. J. [1939]. 208 + [4] coll.
N, O, P. Arr. by M.J. [1940]. 212 + [4] coll.
R. Arr. by M.J. 1944. 124 + [4] coll.
S. General editor: E. G. Q. 1953. 434 + [6] coll. Arr. by M.J., Teresa Condon, M.O.D., A.O’S. & E.G.Q.
T. Arr. by David Greene & E.G.Q. 1943-48. 2 fascc. 394 + [6] coll.
U. Arr. by T. C. 1942. 98 + [4] coll. Seen through the press by Eleanor Knott.

Rev. by
Karl Horst Schmidt, in ZCP 36 (1978), p. 262 (C).

Byrne (Mary E.), Carney (Maura), Condon (Teresa), Dillon (Myles), Joynt (Maud), Knott (Eleanor), Ní Chatháin (Próinséas), O Daly (Máirín), Ó Fiannachta (Pádraig), O’Sullivan (Anne), Quin (E. G.) (gen. ed.)
Quin (E. G.): Irish studies in Hermathena.
In Hermathena 115 (Summer 1973), pp. 41–44.
Quin (E. G.): The Irish modal preterite.
In Hermathena 117 (Summer 1974), pp. 43–62.
Quin (E. G.): Old-Irish workbook.
Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1975. [ix] + 165 pp.
To be used in combination with J. Strachan, Old-Irish paradigms, and selections from the Old-Irish glosses, 1949 (BILL 862) and J. Pokorny, Altirische Grammatik, Sammlung Göschen 896, Berlin 1969.

With additional corrigenda (in p. 165) to J. Strachan 1949 (BILL 862).

Quin (E. G.): Irish femendae.
In Palmer studies (1976), pp. 305–307.
Quin (E. G.): The origin of the f-future: an alternative explanation.
In Ériu 29 (1978), pp. 13–25.
Derives the f-future from *bhwā. Also discusses the changes f > β, β > f.
Quin (E. G.): Nasalization of g- b- d- in Early Irish.
In StC 14–15 (1979–1980), pp. 255–259.
Studies the spelling of nasalization after the accusative sg. masc. and fem. of the article and after the interrogative particle.
Quin (E. G.): Textual notes: [1.] A passage in Táin bó Fraích.
In Éigse 18/1 (1980), pp. 93–94.
On the readings sechtordd and timchellad in the description of Ailill and Medb’s house, §7 (ll. 65ff as ed. by W. Meid 1970 [BILL 4991]).
Quin (E. G.): Textual notes: [2] A phrase in Críth gablach.
In Éigse 18/1 (1980), p. 94.
ad D. A. Binchy 1941 (BILL 1479).
Quin (E. G.): Textual notes: [3] Scéla mucce Meic Dathó.
In Éigse 18/1 (1980), pp. 95–97.
ad R. Thurneysen 1935 (Best2 1134).
Quin (E. G.): Textual notes: [4] The pet goose.
In Éigse 18/1 (1980), pp. 97–98.
An emendation to A Mór Maigne Moige Síuil, EILyr., p. 90, q.11a.
Quin (E. G.): Varia: I. Wb. 13b13.
In Ériu 31 (1980), pp. 146–149.
isgnáth tra inso dond óis glicc dolleicet forru indáil et fobenat iarum innadeud hórogaibther cíall forriuth scombi remib rethith iarum. Translates as ‘It is, then, usual for clever competitors to allow the field to overtake them and as soon as they (the field) settle down to an easy pace make after them unawares (‘insidiously’) and are soon well ahead of them (as all approach the winning-post)'.
Quin (E. G.): The early Irish poem Ísucán.
In CMCS 1 (Summer 1981), pp. 39–52.
Poem beg. Ísucán / alar limm im dísertán, ed. with English translation and notes from MSS RIA 23 P 16 (Leabhar Breac), Brussels 5100–04, RIA 23 P 2 (Book of Lecan), Franciscan A 7, Laud Misc. 610, RIA 23 P 3. Emphasises legal force of the text, with discussion of legal metaphors and terms such as ernaid, sochor, doérrathaig.
Quin (E. G.): Ochtḟoclach Choluim Chille.
In Celtica 14 (1981), pp. 125–153.
82 qq. in ochtfhoclach metre, ascribed to Colum Cille. Edited from MS Maud Misc. 615 and MS RIA 23 P 2 (Book of Lecan), with English translation and notes. First line Día mór dom imdegail.
Quin (E. G.): Varia: II. A further note on Wb. 13b13.
In Ériu 33 (1982), pp. 165–166.
ad E. G. Quin, in Ériu 31 (1980), pp. 146-149 and L. Bieler and J. Carney, in Ériu 23 (1972), pp. 1-55. Suggests a revised translation: ‘It is usual, then, for clever competitors to allow the field to overtake them and when a tiring (or easy) pace is expected (by the field) they (the clever ones) make after them (go into the attack, Carney) and are soon well ahead of them’.
Bieler (L.) (ref.), Carney (J.) (ref.)
Quin (E. G.): On a passage in the older Táin.
In Éigse 19/1 (1982), p. 166.
ad LU 5800: read in doe for ind ōe.
Quin (E. G.): Verbal noun and preterite in Middle Irish.
In Ériu 34 (1983), pp. 117–121.
The influence of preterite / perfect forms of verbs on that of vns in MidIr. Includes a list of exx.
Quin (E. G.): Three notes: 1. A semantic ambivalence.
In Celtica 15 (1983), pp. 140–141.
On the ambiguity of Hib-Engl. ‘to be entitled to’ and ‘to have a right to’ (refers also to Ir ceart and is cet duit.
Quin (E. G.): Three notes: 2. The simplex of ad-cí.
In Celtica 15 (1983), pp. 140–141.
Derives it from ciïd (‘weeps’).
Quin (E. G.): Three notes: 3. Ad Celtica 14, 132.
In Celtica 15 (1983), p. 141.
Further notes on variant readings aigseradh and imgnadad from ed. of poem Día mór dom imdegail.
Royal Irish Academy: Dictionary of the Irish language, based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials.
Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1983. viii + 632 pp.
Compact edition. Comprising the twenty-two fascicles of Dictionary and Contributions published between 1913 and 1976.
Quin (E. G.) (gen. ed.)
Quin (E. G.): The Irish glosses.
In Die Kirche im Frühmittelalter (1984), pp. 210–217.
Quin (E. G.): Varia: XI. 1. léichet.
In Ériu 36 (1985), p. 207.
Quin (E. G.): Varia: XI. 2. flúirse.
In Ériu 36 (1985), pp. 207–209.
Asseses the various attempts at an etymology of this word (cf. T. F. O’Rahilly, in Ériu 9 (1923), pp. 18-19, T. S. Ó Máille, in Éigse 11/1 (1964), pp. 20-21, R. A. Breatnach, in Éigse 11/3 (1966), p. 159) and adheres to E. Knott's suggestion of a derivation from Engl. pleurisy; also on the borrowing of p- as p- and f-).
Ó Raifeartaigh (T.) (ed.): The Royal Irish Academy: a bicentennial history, 1785-1985 / general editor T. Ó Raifeartaigh, with a foreword by W. A. Watts, president.
Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1985. xiv + 351 pp.
pp. 166-187: Irish studies, by E. G. Quin.
Quin (E. G.)
Ériu: founded as the journal of the School of Irish Learning devoted to Irish philology and literature 38 (1987)
Royal Irish Academy
pp. 1-3: [Appreciation of] Ernest Gordon Quin (1910-1986), by Proinnsias Mac Cana; pp. 4-8: E.G.Q.: a bibliography, by Rolf Baumgarten. With frontispiece.

Rev. by
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 26 (1989), pp. 286-289.
Quin (Ernest Gordon) (hon.)