Words and Proper Names

rígain

1273.
McCone (Kim): ‘King’ and ‘queen’ in Celtic and Indo-European.
In Ériu 49 (1998), pp. 1–12.
On the etymology of OIr. , rígain and related forms.
2810.
Ködderitzsch (Rolf): Indo-iranisch-keltische Übereinstimmungen.
In ZCP 49–50 (1997), pp. 382–395.
Discusses seven morphological and syntactical features already touched upon by W. Meid (cf. BILL 470, pp. 45-56). With regard to Old Irish, these are: 1. the gaisced type of neuter singular dvandva; 2. the morphology of rígain; 3. the ending *-s of the genitive singular of the neuter n-stems; 4. the feminine forms of the numerals ‘3’ and ‘4’; 5. the reduplicated s-future; 6. the perfect formation -ánaicc; 7. the elliptic construction conráncatar ocus Dubthach.
18070.
Weiss (Michael): King: some observations on an East-West archaism.
In Usque ad radices [Fs. Olsen] (2017), pp. 793–800.
OIr. , rígain.