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McManus (Damian): Surnames and scions: adjectival qualification of Christian names and cognomina in classical Irish poetry.
In Ériu 63 (2013), pp. 117–143.
1. Miscellaneous notes on mac/Mac, ó/Ó, inghean, and the designation of the head of the family, the ceann fine; 2. Independent adjectival qualification of Christian names, surnames and eponymous ancestors; 3. Adjectival qualification of Christian names and patronymics made up of two stressed elements; 4. Adjectival qualification of Mac/Mág surnames designating the ceann fine ‘head of the family’ or ‘chief’ (i.e. Mac Diarmada, Mág Uidhir, etc.); 5. Adjectival qualification of Ó/Ua surnames designating the ceann fine ‘head of family’ or ‘chief’ (i.e. Ó/Ua Briain, Ó/Ua Néill, etc.); 6. The construction Ó/ó saoirNéill; 7. The prepositions re and le before Ó/ó; 8. The Ó saoirNéill type with preceding ris/leis.

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