Words and Proper Names

fíada

4781.
Griffith (Aaron): *-n(C)s in Celtic.
In Sprache 45/1-2 (2005), pp. 44–67.
Revises the facts exposed in K. McCone, Towards a relative chronology of ancient and medieval Celtic sound change, 1996, pp. 61 ff. and argues in favour of the following sequence of rules: 1) analogical replacement of thematic accusative plural ending *-ons by *-ōns, 2) raising of *ō, *ē > *ū, *ı̄, and 3) post-Common Celtic loss of *n before *(C)s.

Appendix: On the reading of Cambrai ar feda.

9590.
Sims-Williams (Patrick): Old Irish feda (gen. fedot): a ‘puzzling’ form in the Cambrai Homily and its implications for the apocope of /i/.
In Studia celtica et indogermanica [Fs. Meid] (1999), pp. 471–474.
Argues that fēda (rather than fēdo) is the historically earlier form (vs. K. McCone, Towards a relative chronology of ancient and medieval Celtic sound change, 1996, p. 106).