Words and Proper Names


Mac Cana (Proinsias): Three syntactic notes: 3. Labraid Lúath Lám ar Claideb.
In Celtica 15 (1983), pp. 58–59.
Argues against interpretation of lúathlám as a close compound (see Serlige Con Culainn as ed. by M. Dillon 1941 [= BILL 5012]). Prefers Labraid Lúath Lám ar Claideb as a genitival clause with zero copula, lit. ‘whose hand is swift on the sword’.