McManus, Damian





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McManus, Damian, “Surnames and scions: adjectival qualification of Christian names and cognomina in classical Irish poetry”, Ériu 63 (2013): 117–143.

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Article
“Surnames and scions: adjectival qualification of Christian names and cognomina in classical Irish poetry”
Periodical
Ériu 63 (2013)
Ériu 63 (2013).
Volume
63
Pages
117–143
Description
Abstract (cited)
Given the importance attached in Bardic poetry to the nobility and genealogy of the patrons addressed, it is perhaps not surprising that surnames and words denoting 'descendant', whether remote or recent, figure largely in the genre. This paper will explore some unique or unusual features of the meaning and morphology of the words mac 'son' and ó 'grandson', and will move on to an examination of adjectival qualification of these words and the personal names with which they combine to form surnames, sept-names and loose designations of remote ancestry. A survey of the combination of preposition + surname (the ris Ó nDomhnaill construction) is also included.
Subjects and topics
Headings
Irish bardic poetry
Language
Lexical itemSingle words, morphemes or phrases.
Irish macIrish ó
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen