McLeod, Neil






Bibliography

McLeod, Neil, “The not-so-exotic law of Dian Cécht”, in: Evans, Geraint, Bernard Martin, and Jonathan M. Wooding (eds.), Origins and revivals: proceedings of the First Australian Conference of Celtic Studies, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies 3, Sydney: Centre for Celtic Studies, University of Sydney, 2000. 381–393.

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“The not-so-exotic law of Dian Cécht”
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Geraint Evans (ed.) • Bernard Martin (ed.) • Jonathan M. Wooding (ed.), Origins and revivals: proceedings of the First Australian Conference of Celtic Studies (2000)
Pages
381–393
Year
2000


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early Irish law
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AirmedAirmed / Oirmed – a woman of the Túatha Dé Danann, daughter of the physician Dían Cécht and a healer in her own right. Her name appears to refer to the Irish word airmed ‘measure of grain’, which echoes that of her brother Míach (míach ‘sack of grain’).
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Dían CéchtDían Cécht (Túatha Dé Danann) – physician of the Túatha Dé Danann in Irish literature
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MíachMíach (ass. time-frame: Túatha Dé Danann, Fir Bolg, Fomoire) – apparently from míach ‘measure (bushel, sack) of corn / grain’; a mythological figure of Irish literature, a son of Dían Cécht and brother to Airmed
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Dennis Groenewegen