Words and Proper Names


Hollo (Kaarina): Conchobar’s ‘sceptre’: the growth of a literary topos.
In CMCS 29 (Summer, 1995), pp. 11–25.
Outlines the development of theme of the peace-bringing royal sceptre in early Irish literature.
Nic Mhaoláin (Máire): Varia: II. Just who was Cú Cuilleasc? A case of multiplicity and chaos.
In Éigse 39 (2016), pp. 246–249.
Argues that the proper name Cú Cuilleasc cáinte in Aided Con Culainn §31 (as ed. by A. van Hamel 1933) is a corruption of the formula cáinte co culluaisc ‘satirist with an identifying mark’ found in Beochobra Con Culaind.
Pettit (Edward): Three variations on the theme of the dog-headed spear in medieval Irish: Celtchar’s lúin, Conall Cernach’s Derg Drúchtach, Lugaid’s flesc.
In StH 42 (2016), pp. 65–96.