Words and Proper Names


McCone (Kim): Aided Cheltchair maic Uthechair: hounds, heroes and hospitallers in early Irish myth and story.
In Ériu 35 (1984), pp. 1–30.
Includes an appendix on the principal divisions in early Irish social ideology, the four main classes being áes dána, díberga, briugaid, féni (flaithi / ríg).
Wagner (Heinrich): Beiträge zur vergleichenden Erforschung des Irischen: 1. Eine Etymologie von Féni.
In Celtica 11 (1976), pp. 264–266.
Connects it with fén ‘chariot’.
Koch (John T.): New thoughts on Albion, Iernē, and the Pretanic Isles.
In PHCC 6 (1986), pp. 1–28.
Discusses the following Old and Middle Irish toponyms and ethnonyms: Albu, Ériu, Letha, Goídel, Féni.
Hamp (Eric P.): Goídil, Féni, Gŵynedd.
In PHCC 12 (1995), pp. 43–50.
Ó Murchadha (Diarmuid): Nationality names in the Irish annals.
In Nomina 16 (1992–1993), pp. 49–70.
Discusses the terms Ériu, Féni, Scotti, Goídil, Cruthin, Picti, Albu, Bretain, Angli, Saxain, Frainc, Geinti, Gaill, Gall-Ghaedhil, Nordmainn, Lochlainn, Danair.