Words and Proper Names


Clancy (Thomas Owen): The real St. Ninian.
In IR 52/1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 1–28.
Argues that the late medieval cult of St. Ninian results from the confusion of the cult of a local British saint Uinniau (who underlies the cult of St. Finnian of Movilla) and the Northumbrian-created literary cult of St. Nynia.

Corrigenda in IR 53/1 (Spring 2002), p.59.

O’Neill (Pamela) (ed.): Six degrees of whiteness: Finbarr, Finnian, Finnian, Ninian, Candida Casa and Hwiterne.
In JAEMA 3 (2007), pp. 259–268.
Fleuriot (Léon): Varia: 1. Le “saint” breton Winniau et le pénitentiel dit “de Finnian''?
In ÉtC 15 (1976–1978), pp. 607–614.
Argues that Uuinniau (later Gaelicized as ‘Finnian’) was a Brittonic saint established in Ireland.
Sperber (Ingrid): St. Finnian of Movilla: two studies. 2. Lives of St. Finnian of Movilla: British evidence.
In Down history and society (1997), pp. 85–102.
Includes a translation of the Life of St. Finnian from Nova legenda Anglie, and an edition of the liturgy of St. Winnin from the Breviary of Aberdeen.