Words and Proper Names


Breeze (Andrew): The Turin gloss foirthiu, ‘fords’.
In SGS 26 (Summer, 2010), pp. 1–3.
ad Tur. 65 (Thes. I, p. 488); suggests it is an English loan word via Brittonic.
Matasović (Ranko): ‘To hide’ and ‘to cover’ in Proto-Indo-European.
In JIES 41/1-2 (Spring/Summer, 2013), pp. 21–34.
Includes a new etymology proposal for OIr. forad ‘mound, residence, brow’ (< PIE *(H)wer- ‘cover’).
Warner (Richard): Notes on the inception and early development of the royal mound in Ireland.
In Assembly places and practices in medieval Europe (2004), pp. 27–43.
Assesses the literary and archaeological evidence for early Irish royal inauguration mounds.
FitzPatrick (Elizabeth): Royal inauguration mounds in medieval Ireland: antique landscape and tradition.