Sims-Williams (Patrick)

Sims-Williams (Patrick): Riddling treatment of the ‘watchman device’ in Branwen and Togail bruidne Da Derga.
In StC 12–13 (1977–1978), pp. 83–117.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Thought, word and deed: an Irish triad.
In Ériu 29 (1978), pp. 78–111.
In memory of Kathleen Hughes.

[1.] Explicit statements; [2.] Liturgical allusions; [3.] Allusions in private prayers; [4.] Conclusion. Though not Irish in origin, argues that the use of the formulation thought, word, deed in exegetical, liturgical, devotional and penitential literature from the second half of the seventh century onwards was due to Irish inspirarion.

Hughes (Kathleen) (hon.)
Sims-Williams (Patrick): ‘Is it fog or smoke or warriors fighting?': Irish and Welsh parallels to the Finnsburgh fragment.
In BBCS 27/4 (May 1978), pp. 505–514.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The development of the Indo-European voiced labio-velars in Celtic.
In BBCS 29/2 (May 1981), pp. 201–229.
Corrigenda in BBCS 29/4, p. 690.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The evidence for vernacular Irish literary influence on early mediaeval Welsh literature.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The significance of the Irish personal names in Culhwch ac Owen.
In BBCS 29/4 (May 1982), pp. 600–620.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Gildas and the Anglo-Saxons.
In CMCS 6 (Winter 1983), pp. 1–30.
Includes mention of Irish influences upon and references to De excidio Britanniae.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The double system of inflexion in Old Irish.
In TPhS 82/1 (Nov. 1984), pp. 138–201.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The visionary Celt: the construction of an ethnic preconception.
In CMCS 11 (Summer 1986), pp. 71–96 (= O’Donnell lecture, Edinburgh, 1986).
Traces the development in historical and literary scholarship of opposing racial characterizations of Celts and Anglo-Saxons.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Fionn and Deirdre in late medieval Wales.
In Éigse 23 (1989), pp. 1–15.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The Irish geography of Culhwch and Olwen.
In Sages, saints and storytellers [Fs. Carney] (1989), pp. 412–426.
Argues that the Uarbél (‘Cold Gap’) contained in Esgair Oeruel may be identified with Windgates in Co. Wicklow, and that Tir Ga[r]mon is a reference to Loch Garman.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Irish elements in late medieval Welsh literature: the problem of Cuhelyn and *Nyf.
In Celtic linguistics [Fs. T. Arwyn Watkins] (1990), pp. 277–295.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Cú Chulainn in Wales: Welsh sources for Irish onomastics.
In Celtica 21 (1990), pp. 620–633.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The submission of Irish kings in fact and fiction: Henry II, Bendigeidfran, and the dating of The four branches of the Mabinogi.
In CMCS 22 (Winter 1991), pp. 31–61.
Examines the historical background to the house-entering ceremony (represented in the Ir. annals by the formula tánic ina thech vel sim.), and its possible use as literary motif in Ireland and Wales.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The additional letters of the Ogam alphabet.
In CMCS 23 (Summer 1992), pp. 29–75.
Argues that the forfeda were devised to represent phonemes of Primitive and Old Irish and not those of their Latin or Greek models.
Hughes (A. J.): Old Welsh Cunbran/Conbran < *kunobranos ‘wolf-raven’, in the light of Old Irish Conbran(n).
In Ériu 44 (1993), pp. 95–98.
vs. P. Sims-Williams, in BBCS 38 (1991), p. 39.
Sims-Williams (P.) (ref.)
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Some problems in deciphering the early Irish Ogam alphabet.
In TPhS 91/2 (Nov. 1993), pp. 133–180.
Discusses in particular the transliteration of the letter Fern, and the Primitive Irish phonemic value represented by the letters Gétal, S(t)raif and (h)Úath.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Byrhtferth’s Ogam signature.
In Daniel Huws essays (1994), pp. 283–291.
In Oxford, St. John’s College, MS 17.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The invention of Celtic nature poetry.
In Celticism (1996), pp. 97–124.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Celtomania and Celtoscepticism.
In CMCS 36 (Winter 1998), pp. 1–36.
Reflects on the modern-day usage of the terms ‘Celtic’, ‘Celts’ and ‘Celticity’.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The medieval world of Robin Flower.
In Bláithín (1998), pp. 73–96.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The Celtic Languages.
In Indo-European languages (1998), pp. 345–379.
pp. 360-362: The phonology of Gaelic; pp. 362-373: The morphology of Common Celtic (description based on Old Irish).
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Old Irish feda (gen. fedot): a ‘puzzling’ form in the Cambrai Homily and its implications for the apocope of /i/.
In Studia celtica et indogermanica [Fs. Meid] (1999), pp. 471–474.
Argues that fēda (rather than fēdo) is the historically earlier form (vs. K. McCone, Towards a relative chronology of ancient and medieval Celtic sound change, 1996, p. 106).
Parsons (David N.), Sims-Williams (Patrick): Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe. Papers from a workshop, sponsored by the British Academy, in the Department of Welsh, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 11–22 April 1999 / edited by David N. Parsons and Patrick Sims-Williams.
Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp.
Rev. by
Karl Horst Schmidt, in ZCP 53 (2003), pp. 274-276.
Dagmar S. Wodtko, in Kratylos 48 (2003), pp. 232-234.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The five languages of Wales in the pre-Norman inscriptions.
In CMCS 44 (Winter 2002), pp. 1–36.
Discusses Irish names in both Ogam and Roman script: maccvdecceti (cf. OIr. Macc Deichet); camvloris; fannvci; nefroihi (cf. OIr. Nad-Froích); filius carotinn (cf. OIr. Macc Cáerthainn).
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The Celtic inscriptions of Britain: phonology and chronology, c. 400–1200.
PPhS, 37. Oxford and Boston: Blackwell, 2003. xii + 464 pp.
pp. 296–321: Irish Phonology (§§1–43); pp. 322–350: Irish Chronology.

Rev. by
Alain Blanc, in Kratylos 52 (2007), pp. 220-222.
T. M. Charles-Edwards, in Antiquity 79/306 (Dec., 2005), pp. 961-963.
Joseph E. Eska, in Speculum 80/3 (Jul., 2005), pp. 978-980.
Helen McKee, in CMCS 52 (Winter, 2006), pp. 109-110.
Paul Russell, in StC 38 (2004), pp. 198-201.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The importance of being Patrick.
In A companion in linguistics [Fs. Ahlqvist] (2005), pp.  26– 35.
Poppe (Erich), Sims-Williams (Patrick): Medieval Irish literary theory and criticism.
In Cambridge history of literary criticism 2 (2005), pp. 291–309.
1. Poetic theory; 2. The evidence of narrative prose.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Person-switching in Celtic panegyric: figure or fault?
Hoz (Javier de) (ed.), Luján (Eugenio R.) (ed.), Sims-Williams (Patrick) (ed.): New approaches to Celtic place-names in Ptolemy’s Geography / Javier de Hoz, Eugenio R. Luján, Patrick Sims-Williams.
Madrid: Ediciones Clásicas, 2005. 287 pp.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The iron house in Ireland.
Chadwick lectures, 16. Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 2006. 31 pp. (2005 H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture).
Cambrian medieval Celtic studies 53–54 (2007): Crossing boundaries / Croesi ffiniau: trafodion y 12fed Gyngres astudiaethau Celtaidd ryngwladol 24–30 Awst 2003, Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth / proceedings of the 12th International congress of Celtic studies, 24–30 August 2003, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Sims-Williams (Patrick) (ed.), Williams (Gruffydd Aled) (ed.)
CMCS Publications
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Tochmarc Becfhola: a ‘peculiar confused tale’?
In Narrative in Celtic tradition (2011), pp. 228–234.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Celto-Etruscan speculations.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Irish influence on Medieval Welsh literature.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xii + 425 pp.
Rev. by
Morgan Thomas Davies, in Speculum 87/4 (Oct., 2012), pp. 1251-1253.
Dewi W. Evans, in Éigse 38 (2013), pp. 361-365).
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 41 (2015), pp. 278-279.
Barry J. Lewis, in Celtica 27 (2013), pp. 176-181.
Sarah J. Sprouse, in Peritia 27 (2016), pp. 301-303.
Stefan Zimmer, in ZCP 59 (2012), pp. 327-329.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Celtic civilization: continuity or coincidence?
In CMCS 64 (Winter 2012), pp. 1–45.
Discusses eleven possible examples of the continuity of ancient Celtic customs (as described by Classical authors) in medieval Ireland and Wales.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Post-Celtosceptisicm: a personal view.
In Saltair saíochta [Fs. Mac Eoin] (2013), pp. 422–428.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The four types of Welsh yn.
In TPhS 113/3 (Nov. 2015), pp. 286–304.
§5.2: ynr and Old Irish ocr; §5.3: ynr + verbal noun compared with Old Irish in, etc. + verbal noun.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Leprechauns and Luperci, Aldhelm and Augustine.
In Sacred histories [Fs. Herbert] (2015), pp. 409–418.
Adds to the discussion by J. Bisagni (in CMCS 64.47ff) and cites a further passage from Augustine’s De civitate Dei (xviii.10) that provides evidence for the misunderstanding of the Luperci by Irish scholars.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The location of the Celts according to Hecataeus, Herodotus, and other Greek writers.
In ÉtC 42 (2016), pp. 7–32.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Dating the poems of Aneirin and Taliesin.
In ZCP 63 (2016), pp. 163–234.
Also on similar problems of dating affecting the earliest Irish poetry.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): The earliest Celtic ethnography.
In ZCP 64 (2017), pp. 421–442.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): IE *peug′- /*peuk′- ‘to pierce’ in Celtic: Old Irish og ‘sharp point’, ogam, and uaigid ‘stitches’, Gallo-Latin Mars Ugius, Old Welsh -ug and Middle Welsh -y ‘fist’, Middle Welsh vch ‘fox’, and ancient names like Uccius.
In TPhS 116/1 (Mar. 2018), pp. 117–130.