Ériu: founded as the journal of the School of Irish Learning devoted to Irish philology and literature 26 (1975)
Royal Irish Academy
Rev. by
Édouard Bachellery, in ÉtC 15 (1976-1978), pp. 375-381.
Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 1. Water and wisdom.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 1–26.
Discusses Manannán mac Lir and other related characters.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 2. On the origins of the river-ordeal.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 10–11.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 3. On the origin of Celtic kurmi- ‘beer’ (Ir. cuirm, W. cwrw) and of Celtic kingship.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 11–23.
Discusses the names Medb, Beltene, Ailill, Brigit.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 4. An early Mesopotamian parallel to the cétmuinter for muin araile ‘a wife upon the neck of another’ in Old Irish Law.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 23–24.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 5. On OIr. urnaidm ‘betrothal’.
In Ériu 26 (1975), p. 24.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 6. The theme of the divine king ‘with the long arm’.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 24–25.
Discusses the terms lámh-fhata, rig-fhota.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 7. Ir. Labraid.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 25–26.

Wagner (H.): Studies in the origins of early Celtic traditions: 8. Ir. aitten-chaithreach ‘having gorse-like pubic hair’.
In Ériu 26 (1975), p. 26.

Cowgill (Warren): Two further notes on the origin of the Insular Celtic absolute and conjunct verb endings.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 27–32.
1. The evidence of the recently discovered Celtiberian inscription of Botorrita; 2. The absence of *(e)s in the Irish responsive and imperative and legal formulae.

Repr. in Cowgill writings, pp. 323-327.

Mac Cana (Proinsias): On the ‘prehistory’ of Immram Brain.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 33–52.
[1.] Analogues and sources; [2.] Imacallam Choluim Chille ocus ind Óclaig; [3.] The concluding section of the Imacallam; [4.] The conceptual antiquity of the Imacallam; [5.] Ritual question and answer; [6.] Mag nÉolairg and Mag Fuinnside [relation to Lough Foyle]. Cf. P. Mac Cana, in Ériu 23 (1972), pp. 101-142.
Mac Cana (Proinsias) (ref.)

Carney (James): The invention of the Ogom cipher.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 53–65.

Kelly (Fergus): Tiughraind Bhécáin.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 66–98.
[1.] Introduction; [2.] Language; [3.] Metre and alliteration; [4.] Manuscript; [5.] Authorship. Discusses attribution to Bécán mac Luigdech (7th cent.), metrical, linguistic and stylistix similarities to Fo réir Choluimb céin ad-fías (see F. Kelly, in Ériu 24 (1973), pp. 1-34). Poem in praise of Columb Cille, beg. Doféd andes andáil fíadhatt (25 qq.). Ed. from Laud misc. 615; with English translation and notes.

Ó Concheanainn (Tomás): The scribe of John Beaton’s ‘Broad Book’.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 99–101.
Identifies main hand of NLS MS Adv. 72.1.1 (part 2) as Adhamh Ó Cuirnín and dates it as a later specimen of the scribe’s work to ca. 1425. Contains two plates, from MS RIA 23 P 2 (Book of Lecan) and NLS 72.1.1. Cf. T. Ó Concheanainn, in Éigse 15/3 (1974), pp. 235–251, Appendix 2.

Oskamp (H. P. A.): ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan Proper’.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 102–121.
Cf. R. I. Best, The Journal of Celtic Studies 1 (1950), pp. 190-192 (BILL 674). Discussion of MS TCD H 2. 16) and fragments of RIA D i 3, D iv 1, D v 1 and Rawlinson B 488 fols 1-26. Identifies Four Masters’ ‘Book of Clonmacnoise’ as the Annals of Tigernach. On claidemscin (< claidheamh + scian) as a possible technical term. Contains 6 plates.
Best (R. I.) (ref.)

Mac Mathúna (Séamus): A note on identical noun phrase deletion.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 122–143.
Based on generative transformational approach defined by Charles Fillmore.
Fillmore (Charles) (ref.)

Ó Baoill (Dónall): Deixis in Modern Irish and certain related problems.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 144–161.
Indebted to Charles Fillmore’s discussion of the English deictic system.
Fillmore (Charles) (ref.)

Ahlqvist (Anders): Varia: I. A note on OIr. ro.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 162–167.
OIr. ‘fixed’ ro < *pro and ‘movable’ ro < *.

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 1. Syntactic comparisons: (a) airci(u)bargibercib.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 168–169.
ad J. Carney, in Ériu 18 (1958), pp. 1-43 (BILL 5527). Discusses forms of the 2 pl. ipv.

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 1. Syntactic comparisons: (b) sraithi, sraithius.
In Ériu 26 (1975), p. 169.
ad C. Watkins, in Ériu 18 (1958), pp. 92-93 (BILL 3261).

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 1. Syntactic comparisons: (c) Welsh erbyn.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 169–170.
is compared to Ir. ar chiunn, ar chenn.

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 2. do-s ·n-áirthet, tárachtain.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 170–171.

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 3. *sekw- ‘pronounce, speak’.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 171–174.
(a) *fo ·aisci, do ·fāisce: ad J. Carney's discussion of fásc ‘announcement’ and tásc ‘tidings received’, in Ériu 18 (1958), p. 34 (cf. BILL III: 5527); (b) tinchosc, tecosc: more on derivatives of sechid, including écosc; (c) sich ‘said’: ad J. Carney, ibid., p. 14 §13c, read sích.

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 4. Femen.
In Ériu 26 (1975), p. 174.
Speculates that it may be cognate to W gwyfen ‘moth’.

Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: II. 5. Irish óthath, tinaid.
In Ériu 26 (1975), p. 174.

Greene (David): Varia: III. 1. Ceciderunt ab oculis eius tamquam squamae.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 175–178.
Discusses a number of Irish words for ‘scale’, ‘film’, ‘skin’, etc., incl. lann, bloesc (blaosc, plaosc), scánnán, seicne, scam(h)a, scam(h)ach, scamhadh, scamh, screamh, scamall, scamhal, fachail; also ad. D. Greene, in Celtica 4 (1958), p. 45 (BILL 1613).
Greene (David) (ref.)

Greene (David): Varia: III. 2. OIr. sopp; Faroese soppur; W swp.
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 178–181.
Argues that Ir. sop is not a borrowing from ON soppr as stated in DIL but rather a borrowing from L stuppa through Brit-Lat. *suppa; Faroese soppur, Shetland sipp, W swp, sypyn are to be regarded as Viking age borrowings from Irish.

B. (D. A.): Eleanor Knott (1886–1975).
In Ériu 26 (1975), pp. 182–186.
Includes a syllabic poem composed by E. K. celebrating the publication of T. F. O’ Rahilly's Measgra dánta in 1927 (Best2 1698), beg. Fuair an éigse fhear a hiomchar.
O’Rahilly (T. F.) (ref.)